What do you call a four-year-old dog? Puppy, of course! On May 31st, Puppy was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. We don’t know why this handsome and amazing Shepherd-Retriever mix was surrendered, but we do know that when Puppy tested heartworm positive his chances of getting adopted or rescued were greatly diminished at this small rural shelter.

On June 2nd, Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison for the shelter, asked for our help with Puppy. As an incentive for a rescue to pull Puppy, we provided an offer to assist with his vetting and heartworm treatment costs. On June 4th, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Puppy! He received his initial vetting and started his heartworm treatment medications on June 10th. Because of the severity of his heartworms, the vet delayed his neutering until August 18th.

“Puppy settled in great at his foster home,” the rescue told us. “While they weren’t quite sure why his name was Puppy, they quickly figured it out: He is just a big old baby! He is a big love and really loves to be around people. He especially loves kids. He is amazing on a leash and seems to know basic commands. He is a perfect gentleman in the house and is a fantastic cuddler!” To see more photos of Puppy, click here.

RADAR paid all $213 of the initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment medicine costs for Puppy.

UPDATE! Puppy has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Puppy 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 Puppy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Gretchen Kozen; Claudia Chandler; Marsha Garrett; Mara Alexander; Linda Siegert; Lori Lane; Barbara & Alfred Chandler; Sherry Hutchison

Added on August 29, 2016.

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