The name Peter is derived from a Greek word meaning stone or rock. Peter the Hound-Retriever mix found himself in a hard place indeed when he arrived at the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on May 14th. A two-year-old stray, he tested heartworm positive. Having heartworms made his adoption or rescue chances unlikely.

Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animal Advocates (SAA) in South Carolina contacted RADAR about Peter’s heartworm treatment on June 11th. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut wanted to take Peter into their rescue, but his heartworms would need to be treated first in order for him to travel up North. RADAR covered the heartworm treatment costs and Peter completed his heartworm treatment on June 14th.

“Peter is a great athlete in a small thirty-three pound package,” December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with SAA, shared with us. “He enjoys the company of his fellow canines and loves to play. He is shy at first but very affectionate once he spends time with people.” Might someone out there have a good home for an affectionate, young fellow who knows how to have a good time? To see more photos of Peter, click here.

RADAR paid all $349 of the heartworm treatment costs for Peter.

UPDATE! All funds for Peter 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 Peter:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Linda Siegert; Wendi LeConey; Diane Wright

If you are interested in adopting Peter, please contact Dog Star Rescue.

Added on June 23, 2019.

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