Ford vehicles had a well-known acronym formed by its name: Fix Or Repair Daily! But for this Ford, it could be Faithful Obviously Reliable Dog! Between two and three years old and an adorable Basset Hound mix, Ford was picked up as a stray by animal control on November 15th and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Perhaps because he was timid at the shelter, he was hoping no one would notice him. But little did he know he ended up on the shelter’s urgent list, so he couldn’t lay low forever. It also didn’t help that he was heartworm positive.

On January 3rd, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania took notice of Ford! The only obstacle was the cost of his heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately asked if we could help. We agreed at once. Ford received his heartworm treatment on January 8th.

We were told this about Ford from his time at the shelter: “He was quiet and low-key in his kennel, being overlooked for too long. What a sweet boy he is! He is gentle, kind and interacts very politely with other dogs. Ford needs a patient family who will help him develop more confidence. Weighing only about 30 pounds, Ford would be a great apartment dog or a companion in a quiet home with another confident four-legged friend.” To see more photos of Ford, click here.

RADAR paid all of Ford’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $197.

UPDATE! All funds for Ford 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 Ford:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Brian Mertz; Ginnie Freeburn, in memory of her dog, Andy; Tina Muncy; AmazonSmile; Leilani Campbell

If you are interested in adopting Ford, please contact One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption.

Added on January 27, 2019.

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