Pearl, a three- to-four-year-old Labrador Retriever-Bully Breed mix, certainly picked the right person to follow home! A foster with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue was walking her dogs when she was greeted by Pearl’s happy face and wagging tail. After speaking with community members, she found that Pearl did not have an official home and that the community was trying to care for her. The foster took Pearl to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 22nd to ensure her safety. She was named ‘Pearl’ as the foster could tell right away that she was a ‘gem!’ Pearl had missing toes on her left foot due to a prior lawnmower accident but that seemed the least of her problems when she tested positive for heartworms.
Pearl showed herself to be sweet and mellow, meeting a kitten with gentleness and kisses. On April 24th, Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont, who was impressed with Pearl’s story and cat friendliness, was interested in taking Pearl if she could be treated for heartworms. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help and we said “yes” to this jewel. As you might expect, the foster who found Pearl became her foster. Pearl finished her heartworm treatment on May 29th.
Pearl offers her belly for rubs and is a great car rider. While she does have a limp, she is very mobile. “This sweet little lady is resilient and patient,” we are told, “and as sweet as they come. She’s very gentle natured, well mannered and loving. She is great with other dogs and wonderful with kids.” Click here to view more photos of Pearl.
RADAR paid all of Pearl’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $301.
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UPDATE! Pearl has been adopted!
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Added on June 2, 2019.