Hi! My name is Fitzgerald, although some folks call me Fitz for short. I am a sweet, friendly and gentle Black Lab, and only eight years young! Back on January 10th, when I was lost and wandering along the side of a road, some kind stranger picked me up and took me to the Lenoir County SPCA shelter in North Carolina. After some tests were done, I got some bad news: I had heartworms. Yuck! So there I was, an older black dog with heartworms, stuck in a shelter.

Little did I know at the time, but on January 31st, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina was working on rescuing me. They got in touch with an organization called RADAR that helps cover costs for dogs like me so that rescues can take us. Thanks to RADAR’s dedicated donors, they committed to help me! And I was off to a comfy foster home. I got my heartworm treatment on March 8th and 9th. I’m sure glad that’s over!

I love to cuddle and get head scratches, and my foster family said I really am “the goodest of boys!” I know how to sit, lie down, go potty outside and I walk well on a leash. I don’t chew anything that isn’t mine, and I don’t get up on furniture without a formal invitation because I try my best to be polite. I am a very mellow old man who just wants to love you and be loved. Now that I’ve found my furever home, I promise to love them for the rest of my days. Click here to view more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Fitzgerald’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $315.

UPDATE! Fitzgerald has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Fitzgerald 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 Fitzgerald:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Brian; Lee & Tracey Meyers; Tamara Talbot; Mary Haak; Karen Dymond

Added on April 2, 2018.

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