Lawson, a unique mix of Labrador Retriever, Hound and other dog breeds, arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on November 20th as a stray. This two-year-old, friendly, mid-sized dog would have been adoptable or of interest to rescues except for a financial barrier that seemed to obscure his good qualities. Lawson, you see, was heartworm positive, and the cost of treating heartworms is difficult for most adopters and rescues.

Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to help Lawson if he could first be treated for his heartworms. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, notified RADAR of Lawson’s rescue interest on November 26th. Would we be able to cover his heartworm treatment costs? We committed to this fine fellow, and he finished his heartworm treatment on January 14th.

Susan provided us a nice write-up for Lawson, perhaps helped along by Lawson’s quiet encouragement. “Lawson’s motto is ‘Easy Does it!’ Lawson is an appealing, friendly fellow who is respectful of others’ space and never pushy or in anyone’s face. Well-mannered and on the quiet side, he enjoyed a walking adventure with another dog today. Lawson is a skilled leash walker and will look to his human for cues and reassurance. He strongly wishes to please his person. Lawson is a pleasant, easy-to-manage fellow who would love nothing more than to move into his new poofy bed where he can relax and focus on his new family.” Be sure to view more photos in Lawson’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $232 of the heartworm treatment costs for Lawson.

UPDATE! All funds for Lawson 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 Lawson:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Kay Poston; Rakuten; Sherry Hutchison; Melissa Bitting

If you are interested in adopting Lawson, please contact Home At Last Dog Rescue.

Added on January 26, 2020.

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