You won’t rue the day you meet Rue! Thanks to DNA testing, this two-year-old lady knows exactly what she’s made of: 50% American Staffordshire Terrier and 50% Boxer, Labrador Retriever, Australian Shepherd, with a hint of Chow Chow. Rue arrived at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on April 30th. She came in as a stray, and her owners never came to retrieve her. It looked like sweet Rue would need to find a new home, but there was some bad news: She tested positive for heartworms.

After learning about Rue, Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont approached RADAR for help with Rue. “If we can get funding help for her heartworm treatment,” the rescue said, “we will commit to take her, have her spayed, vaccinated and transported north to a foster home, and then get her heartworm treatment done. We agreed and Rue went to Vermont! Her heartworm treatment took place on July 10th and 11th.

“Rue is such a sweet, sweet girl, doing wonderfully in her foster home,” we learned from the rescue. “She is dog and cat friendly, has stellar house manners, is easygoing and walks nicely on a leash. Rue’s foster Mom has even been bringing her to basic obedience classes where she is attentive and focused in class, and making great progress learning commands. While Rue can be a bit shy meeting new people, once she warms up and wins your trust she enjoys snuggling in your lap and showering you with kisses. A well-mannered and devoted friend you would be proud to take anywhere. You couldn’t find a more loving, loyal companion than sweet Rue!” Click here to view more photos of Rue.

RADAR paid all of Rue’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.

UPDATE! Rue has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Rue 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 Rue:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Martha Stuart; Gail Lowe; Tami Brouillette

Added on July 29, 2018.

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