What’s up, Doc? Yes, Doc is the next dog up! This six-year-old German Shepherd was an owner surrender to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 14th due to being a very good protector of the house and the owner was worried about having visitors. However, the shelter staff found Doc to be a very sweet boy, who loves to be petted and loved. Weighing in at 90 pounds, this big boy had two strikes against him: his large size and testing positive for heartworms.
On July 8th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, sought our help with Doc’s costly heartworm treatment. Furever Friends in New York was interested in taking him if he first had his heartworm treatment done. We agreed to assist, and he received his treatments on July 22 and 23rd.
“Doc has the temperament of a gentle giant to complement his regal appearance,” we were told. “Doc walks easily on a leash and responds gratefully to attention and affection. Doc greets other dogs politely. Doc rides well in the car, sitting proudly and protectively in the back seat as he watches his handler. In the shelter yard, Doc sniffed a nearby cat then walked on. Doc is a gentleman with dogs large and small, male and female.” Click here to view more photos of Doc.
RADAR paid all of Doc’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $492.
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:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Feeney; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Cheryl Cotter; Karen Dymond; Anonymous
If you are interested in adopting Doc, please contact Furever Friends.
Added on August 4, 2019.