Jake is a gentle giant who has enough room in his heart to love everyone and everything–including rabbits! This six-year-old German Shepherd mix arrived at the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee on July 6th with his best friend, a rabbit. The two of them came from a hoarding situation and were barely able to fit inside their previous home. Understandably, Jake was hoping that his next home would have a little more space. But being heartworm positive meant that he needed treatment before he could move on.

On July 7th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked RADAR if we could help with Jake’s heartworm treatment. “Unfortunately, he has to wait for his heartworm treatment before he finds his new home,” Kristin said. We agreed to assist. Because of his age and level of heartworms, he needed split treatment, which took place on July 9th and August 21st.

“Jake is sooooo friendly!” Krisitin told us. “He loves belly rubs, is great with other dogs and, of course, loves rabbits! He’s a lucky boy who will be a great companion dog.” Jake’s rabbit buddy has been adopted! Click here to view more photos of Jake.

RADAR paid all of Jake’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $441.

UPDATE! Jake has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Jake 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 Jake:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Susan England; Bill Hatfield; Elaine Stevens; Barb & Marty Myers; Andi Knowles; Brigitte Scott-Voelk; Jennifer Siegert

If you are interested in adopting Jake, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Jake, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.

Added on September 3, 2018.

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