When Dobi walked into the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on February 3rd, heads turned. “Who’s the proby?” Dobi is a one to two-year-old Bluetick Coonhound mix, and he is stunning. Unfortunately, he tested positive for heartworms. It would take more than good looks and a sweet Hound nature to get adopted or rescued – it would take someone who was a nut for mutts, and with deep pockets as well.
A rescue spotted Dobi but they didn’t have the necessary funding for his heartworm treatment. On February 7th, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania asked if it would be possible to find the dollars for Dobi’s heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue asked us if we could help and we agreed to cover the cost. Dobi had his heartworm treatment on March 8th.
Dobi is a happy dog who doesn’t know a stranger. He is so happy, in fact, that he has “kennel tail,” caused by wagging his tail so much that the tip of his tail is abrased from hitting the concrete walls of the kennel. But Dobi doesn’t mind – he says it shows he’s a veteran and not a proby any more! To view more photos of Dobi, click here.
RADAR paid all of Dobi’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $182.
UPDATE! All funds for Dobi have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Dobi has been adopted!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit Donations.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dobi:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Pamela Garnick
Added on March 29, 2016.