Lewis is a regal and handsome fellow, with what looks like distinctive white socks! He’s a gentle mix of Labrador Retriever and Hound. A three- to four-year-old stray, he arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on March 12th. The shelter staff fell in love with this black-coated fellow who is sweet and calm. It was all love for Lewis, but his loving heart was full of heartworms. His black fur and heartworm positive status made finding an interested rescue difficult.

On April 13th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, requested our help with Lewis. Peppertree Rescue in New York hoped to take Lewis into their rescue if his heartworms could be treated first. RADAR funded Lewis’ heartworm treatment, which was completed on April 21st.

Lewis loves to play gently with other dogs and has a medium energy level. At the shelter, he encouraged a shy canine friend to develop more confidence. Instantly bonding with his handler, he’s a great leash walker. Lewis wants to be your best friend. He loves attention, belly rubs, exploring, running and fetch. He will lay his head in your lap and close his eyes while you pet him. Lewis is so happy to be petted he gets the zoomies! He’d be a great hiking buddy. Lewis is easy to love and he will love you right back. Be sure to view more photos in Lewis’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Lewis, which totaled $290.

UPDATE! All funds for Lewis 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 Lewis:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Gail O’Connor; Maggi Berwind-Dart

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

Added on May 10, 2020.

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