The shelter was anything but a palace for Dallas. This two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was found wandering as a stray. He was taken in by a kind family who adored him; however, the family’s existing dog did not. So Dallas was taken to the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on April 25th. Shelter staff found Dallas (who was originally named Dusty) to be a wonderful and sweet boy with a gentle heart. But his heart also had heartworms.
On April 28th, Melissa Bielawski with Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue in New York contacted RADAR. Melissa was interested in pulling Dallas if we would assist with his heartworm treatment costs. “He really deserves a chance to live his life with a wonderful family!” Melissa said. We agreed to help and Dallas had his heartworm treatment done on June 7th and 8th. He was transported to the rescue on July 9th. Soon after arriving in New York, if was discovered that Dallas needed major dental care. Many of his teeth were broken, and his gums were infected. Luckily, he now has a clean bill of health!
“Dallas is very sweet, active and playful,” his foster mom told us. “My granddaughters, who are 9 and 14, have been playing with him, and he loves kids. He’s also just fine with the other foster dogs. He doesn’t seem very interested in my many cats. He is strong and needs more work on the leash, but he’s a wonderful dog. He also has a ball that he plays with and carries all the time!” Click here to view more photos of Dallas.
RADAR paid $250 towards Dallas’ heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! Dallas has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Dallas have been raised! Thank you!
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 Dallas:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Tina Muncy; Liam Paskvan; Mary Haak; Tamara Talbot; Marsha Garrett; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on July 24, 2016.