Gabriella is a beautiful Italian name. Gabriella the dog is from South Carolina, and certainly meets the criteria of beautiful. She is a Pointer blend with gorgeous speckles and spots on her coat. On December 11th, this two- to three year-old medium-sized girl was brought to Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as a stray, along with three other dogs. Gabriella was insecure and overwhelmed at first in the shelter but soon gained confidence when she was kenneled with a younger and playful dog, Nathan. She became a big sister to him, gently teaching him manners as he played. Her calmness and sweetness impressed the staff at the shelter, as did her love of people and children. But this great dog attracted no rescue interest after eight weeks in the shelter. A major factor was that she was heartworm positive.

On February 2nd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, requested our help for Gabriella. Peppertree Rescue in New York wanted to rescue Gabriella if her heartworm treatment costs could be covered. We agreed right away, and on February 12th, Gabriella completed her heartworm treatment.

Susan had this to say about Gabriella: “She would be a great companion for a dog owner who wants a devoted, calm companion for an apartment or small home. She is quiet, polite and very well mannered. She also walks well on a leash. She would be good with children of all ages. Gabriella’s favorite thing is being with her person.” Click here to view more photos of Gabriella.

RADAR paid all of Gabriella’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $284.

UPDATE! All funds for Gabriella 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 Gabriella:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Andrew Bowersox; Wendi LeConey; Melissa Feeney, in honor of her dog Freddie

If you are interested in adopting Gabriella, please contact Peppertree Rescue.

Added on March 3, 2019.

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