Rosebud, or Rosie as she is affectionately called, was only one or two years old when she was brought into the Vance County Animal Control with her sister on April 3rd. Captured by animal control, both were strays. Beyond scared and shy initially, Rosebud only weighed 45 pounds at the time. While both dogs had demodex mange, sadly, Rosebud was also diagnosed with heartworms.

On April 14th, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR for help with Rosebud. They were interested in taking her if we could help with her heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to assist, securing Rosebud’s rescue (the rescue also saved her sister). She received her heartworm treatment on June 1st and 2nd.

The rescue shared this with us about Rosebud: “She has a calm and engaging personality and adjusts well to her environment. She came out of her shell while with her foster family and got along well with the other furry family members. Graceful, gentle and as irresistible as a flower, Rosie welcomes attention and also keeps herself playfully active. She loves playing with animals and humans.” And the best news ever: a true testament to her name, Rosebud has fully blossomed; she’s been adopted by her forever family! To see more photos of Rosebud, click here.

RADAR paid all $206 of the heartworm treatment costs for Rosebud.

UPDATE! Rosebud has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Rosebud 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 Rosebud:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Therese Anderson-Alexander; Sharon & Barry Shaw; Denise Chmielewski; L. Lane

Added on July 16, 2017.

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