American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said this: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” This Emerson, a two to three-year-old Chow Chow, seemed to have troubles both behind and ahead of him, but his sweet and gentle character never faltered. He was brought in to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina by animal control as a stray on April 23rd. The shelter already had a tough time adopting and rescuing out Chows, but Emerson had another issue that was holding him back: he was heartworm positive.

When Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Emerson on June 11th, the only barrier was the cost of his heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately asked for our assistance. We agreed, and Emerson was safe! He had his heartworm treatment done on June 26th.

“Emerson is a calm, easygoing and relaxed gentleman,” we were told. “He walks calmly and leisurely on a leash. He is stunningly beautiful in person, and a Chow lover’s delight.” To see more photos of Emerson, click here.

RADAR paid all $278 of the heartworm treatment costs for Emerson.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Emerson has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Karen Dymond

Added on July 15, 2018.

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