If this dog were black, we’d have a Black & Decker! And if there were two of them, we’d have a Double Decker! On April 13th, two-year-old Decker, a Beagle mix, was surrendered to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. The woman who surrendered Decker had found him as a stray about a year earlier. She kept him alone in an outside pen all that time. He was unsocialized, had no manners, and didn’t know how to play. Not surprisingly, he was heartworm positive.

On April 14th, Road Home Rescue in North Carolina requested RADAR’s help with Decker (who was originally called Larry at the shelter). The rescue would pull Decker if we could cover his heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to help and Decker was safe! He received his heartworm treatment on May 11th. Decker was transferred to K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue in Virginia. He was flown to the rescue on May 14th.

“Decker had a bad start in life,” the rescue told us. “He didn’t know what it meant to be in a home and cared for with love. He would go out and think he wasn’t allowed back inside. It took some time to convince him. He is such a wonderful boy. He likes other dogs and loves to play. His favorite place is the couch! He isn’t a barker and walks great on a leash. Decker wants to please and will be a terrific family companion.” Click here to view more photos of Decker.

RADAR paid all of Decker’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $107.

UPDATE! All funds for Decker have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Decker 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 Duke:

Dee Dee Clark; Alysia Intili; Laura Jones

Added on May 18, 2016.

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