A dog named D.O.G.? Well, not quite. This dog’s name is pronounced Dee Oh Gee! A Beagle-Pomeranian mix, D.O.G., along with his brother Butters, arrived on January 8th at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center shelter in Augusta County, Virginia. Their owner surrendered the seven-year-old brothers, stating simply that he no longer wanted them. Since D.O.G. and Butters had spent all of their lives chained outside, in this situation an owner surrender turned out to be a very good thing for the dogs.

On February 10th, Highland County Humane Society (HCHS) in Virginia, a foster-based rescue, pulled both dogs! Unfortunately, during their initial vetting, both dogs tested heartworm positive. Corena Huffman from HCHS immediately requested RADAR’s help. We agreed to collaborate with HCHS on the treatment cost. D.O.G. and Butters had their heartworm treatment done on March 13th. The total cost for each dog was $320. HCHS was able to raise $130 for each dog, and RADAR paid the remaining $190 each.

D.O.G. and Butters are in a foster home together. Here are some things we were told about D.O.G.: “He is missing most of his incisors and has fractured K9 teeth as a result of living his life on a chain. He has been neutered and house trained. He’s good with kids and dogs. He walks well on a leash, can be crated, and enjoys car rides. D.O.G. is quiet, sweet and very gentle!” Click here to view more photos of D.O.G.

RADAR paid $190 towards D.O.G.’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for D.O.G. have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! D.O.G. has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to D.O.G.:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundChloe’s SOS Fund (Saving Our Seniors); Kimberly Thomas; Diana Berkstresser

Added on March 16, 2014.

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