Duke is a mellow dog as ‘cool as a cuke (cucumber)’! He arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society in South Carolina as a stray on March 6th. A three-to-four year old Bully Breed mix, he was rough looking and underweight. The caring shelter staff soon nurtured Duke back to a healthy weight, but he still had one big health issue which stood in the way of adoption or rescue: Duke was heartworm positive.

Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, found a rescue that was interested in Duke. One Life To Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania would take Duke, but his heartworms would need to be treated before he could make the journey north. Susan asked for RADAR’s help on May 23rd, and we said that we would assist. Duke had his treatment on June 25th.

We were told that “Duke is now a happy, healthy weight and ready to find his forever home. This great guy walks nicely on the leash and has done well when meeting other friendly dogs, both male and female. ‘Mellow, happy, refined, and easygoing’ are just a few of the words our volunteers have used to describe this handsome guy. He stood calmly and enjoyed getting love with his tail wagging the whole time when he was taken out recently for some playtime. Duke is hoping that his forever home will include a nice soft bed, plenty of yummy treats and good food, and most importantly, a family or person to call his very own. Duke’s needs are simple, but love and affection are at the top of his list.” Click here to view more photos of Duke.

RADAR paid all of Duke’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $325.

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

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UPDATE! Duke has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Duke:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Gail Lowe; Maria Rivero; Lorraine & Patrick Smith; Tamara Talbot; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on July 7, 2019.

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