Hi, I’m Handsome! And I’m told that my name is fitting for a handsome guy like me! I’m between two and three years old, and a Shepherd-Hound mix. I had been living the good life in a wonderful home where I was responsible for an elderly gentleman, but when he could no longer care for me, everything changed. I was surrendered to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 19th. My owner told me that soon I would find a new home because I have so much love and companionship to offer another family. I was hoping he was right. But then came the bad news that I had heartworms. Bummer.

Little did I know that folks were working behind the scenes to help me. Worthy Dog Rescue, which is in the Washington, DC area, was interested in taking me, but needed help with the cost for my heartworm treatment. On April 24th, a nice lady named Susan Blakeney with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue asked an organization called RADAR to see if they could help. Because of their loyal donors, they agreed, which meant I was safe! I got my treatment to get rid of those nasty worms on June 5th. Thank goodness that’s over.

Folks say I’m such a nice guy and I have heard them gushing about how polite and well-mannered I am. This makes me smile so very much and, yes, my tail wag!  Did I mention I sit really, really nicely for a treat as well? Now, couple my manners and friendly, happy-go-lucky personality with my great looks and, folks, you have an A+ pet! Never meeting a stranger, I’m the perfect size at just 40 pounds, and am ready to curl up and hang with you on the sofa or make myself comfortable at the foot of your bed. I’d be a great match for a family with kids and other dogs, and even cats. Click here to view more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Handsome’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $282.

UPDATE! All funds for Handsome 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 Handsome:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Judith Chien & Mandy the Cat; Kristin Kucsma

If you are interested in adopting Handsome, please contact Worthy Dog Rescue.

Added on June 24, 2018.

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