Romeo, true to his name, will flirt and wink to win you over! Two to three years old and a German Shepherd, Romeo arrived as a stray at the Greenwood County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on January 23rd. Usually a dog like Romeo would be more easily adopted or placed with a rescue, but Romeo was heartworm positive. And weighing in at 80 pounds, his heartworm treatment would be costly.

Romeo’s winks and flirting won over the hearts of the fine folks with the Shelter Animals Advocates and its Heart Beat Goes On program. On March 9th, Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates contacted RADAR regarding Romeo. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut expressed interest in taking Romeo if funding could be found for his heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to help!

On March 20th, Romeo received his heartworm treatment. December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The Heart Beat Goes On, told us this about Romeo: “When he runs, it is beautiful to watch. I would say it is a near perfect trot. He is house trained. He’s just a gentle and friendly guy. A real credit to his breed!” Click here to view more photos of Romeo.

RADAR paid all of Romeo’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $425.

UPDATE! All funds for Romeo have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Romeo has been adopted!

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 Romeo:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Mariam Wright, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Maggi; Nancy Freer Kartoon; Tina Muncy; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Therese Anderson-Alexander

Added on April 2, 2017.

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