Shepherd dogs were bred to herd sheep. But Delores, a two-year-old  Shepherd mix and her family of four one-year-old pups decided to try to herd some cows instead. The farmer did not appreciate these stray dogs disturbing his cows, so animal control was called and the entire family was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 6th. While all of her offspring got rescue commitments, Delores was not as lucky because she tested heartworm positive.

When Peppertree Rescue in New York offered to take Delores, they could only do so if her heartworm treatment costs could be paid. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, quickly asked for our help. We agreed, and she was safe! Delores received her heartworm treatment on June 12th.

“Delores is a huge crowd pleaser!” Susan told us. “This lovely two-tone lady is great with everyone. Bring on the young kids, middle-school kids and older folks, and she’ll make them all feel right at home! Low-key and very gentle-natured, Delores did a wonderful job raising her four pups and now its time for her to launch her new pet career!” Click here to view more photos of Delores.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Delores, which totaled $371.

UPDATE! All funds for Delores 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 Delores:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Melissa Feeney; Kathy O’Connor, in memory of her dog, Hannah

If you are interested in adopting Delores, please contact Peppertree Rescue.

Added on June 24, 2018.

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