If Doc the Dachshund was feeling down in the mouth, it was for good reason. He had a terrible mouth infection caused by rotting teeth. Two-year-old Doc arrived as a stray at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on September 27th. The folks at the shelter knew that Doc had to have emergency dental care immediately, so he was rushed to the vet to have his rotting teeth removed. He was neutered at the same time.

What Doc now needed was a rescue to give him the care he needed. God’s Grace Canine Rescue in Maryland was willing to do just that. However, for a rescue to pull Doc, his emergency vet care bill would need to be covered. Megan Openhym, the founder and president of the rescue, asked for our help. We agreed and Doc was off to his rescue foster home on October 6th.

“His foster mom reports that his favorite activity is running around the backyard like a maniac with his foster brothers and sisters!” Megan told us. “He gets along with large and small dogs. He would love nothing more than to play ball, but he can’t because of his lack of teeth! He’s a vocal little guy, but as sweet as can be.” To see more photos of Doc, click here.

RADAR paid $200 towards the dental treatment and neutering costs for Doc.

UPDATE! Doc has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Doc 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 Doc:

Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Karolay Aldave; Anonymous; Shamond Baker; Jennifer Siegert

Added on November 5, 2016.

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