Miles is not only one of the friendliest dogs around, but a chunky monkey of a Pitbull mix! He arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on December 20th as an owner surrender. His owner stated that he could no longer care for him. This three- to four-year-old fellow soon won over other dogs and humans alike with his sweet and affectionate nature. But a great dog like this had a big barrier to his being adopted or rescued: he tested heartworm positive. And so he landed on the shelter’s urgent list.
On March 2nd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked us about Miles, “Could we help with his heartworm treatment costs?” A rescue wanted to save him but needed him to be treated first. “How could we not help such a good dog?” we replied. Miles completed his heartworm treatment on March 19th.
Here’s what the shelter told us about Miles: “He is a guy who counts every dog he meets as a friend. He’s spent time off leash with other dogs, taken treats with other dogs, and has been social and respectful of every dog he has met. Miles is also happy to play and romp, and if you’d like to throw him a tennis ball, that only sweetens the deal because he loves to chase and fetch a ball! He’s a great guy who wants nothing more out of life than a family to call his own. He’d make a fun playmate for any resident dog, so consider Miles if you have a friendly dog who’d like a buddy!” Click here to view more photos of Miles.
RADAR paid all the heartworm treatment costs for Miles, which totaled $284.
UPDATE Miles is no longer a good fit for his rescue as he needs to be the only dog in a home. He is still available for adoption or rescue from the shelter.
UPDATE! All funds for Miles have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Miles:
If you are interested in adopting Miles, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Miles, please contact the Darlington County Humane Society.
Added on April 7, 2019.