Hello there! My name is Gilbert, although sometimes people call me a goober! I’m a 43-pound, four-year-old Bully Breed mix and I absolutely love life! I ended up at the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina way back on March 15th. I was considered a stray, since I was dumped on a dirt road where a lot of other dogs have been abandoned. And even though I did my best to have a happy attitude and make the best of things, my time at the shelter was so long. But there was an even bigger problem I was facing: I was heartworm positive.

Luckily for me, I had some great advocates that enabled me to get a much-needed second chance. Brandi Sowell managed to find a rescue for me in late August! Anna Cilento of Suruluna Animal Rescue in New York was interested in taking me! The only remaining obstacle was the cost of my heartworm treatment. But Brandi knew just what to do. On August 30th, she asked a group called RADAR for help, and thanks to their dedicated supporters, they agreed! I headed off to the rescue. I had blood work and x-rays done on October 5th, followed by my nasty heartworm treatment the next two days.

Brandi told RADAR this about me: “I love his adorable underbite. I love his crazy ears. I love his tiny little legs. I love how much he loves life. I love that living in the shelter hasn’t ruined his positivity. I love that he likes other dogs. I love that he attacks me with kisses. I love that he’s not the brightest bulb in the box, but he always tries to please me. I love this dog, and I know you will too!” Gee, it sounds like Brandi really likes me!

The best news yet came for me on October 13th when an amazing family came to meet me. They fell in love with me right away and adopted me! I now have the perfect home! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. To see more photos of me, click here!

RADAR paid for Gilbert’s heartworm treatment costs, blood test and x-rays, which totaled $278.

UPDATE! Gilbert has been adopted! His new name is Oliver!

UPDATE! All funds for Gilbert 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 Gilbert:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Bill Hatfield; Kat Yazzie; Alysia Intili; Ebates

Added on October 28, 2018.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Gilbert has been renamed to Oliver. He has a great life, and has been an awesome addition to our family. He loves the dog park, his daily long walks, and sleeping in bed with us. Thanks to all who helped save him. He was well worth it!!

    • May 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Jeffrey! Thank you so much for adopting him, and giving us an update – he’s living the life he deserves now! We love hearing from adopters!


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