As deserted as Sahara was at the shelter, she might as well have been in the Sahara Desert. A three to five-year-old Flat-Coated Retriever mix, Sahara was picked up as a stray by animal control on May 28th. She was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, where she tested heartworm positive. As a black dog in a crowded shelter, Sahara went largely unnoticed by potential adopters and rescues.

On July 5th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, sought our help for Sahara. In order to help secure a rescue commitment for her we provided an offer to cover her heartworm treatment costs. The very next day Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped forward to take Sahara! She had her heartworm treatment done on August 8th.

“Sahara has one of the best personalities of any dog we have had at the shelter in a while,” Susan shared with us. “She is very alert with a lower energy level. She loves attention, but waits for it somewhat. She wasn’t all over you when you went in her kennel, but was right there to be petted and loved on. She hardly barks and I can just see her laying on a couch with her owners or another dog. She is just one super sweet girl!” Click here to view more photos of Sahara.

RADAR paid all of Sahara’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $240.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Sahara has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sahara:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; Laura Jones; Karen Banmiller; Elisa Grier; Gail O’Connor; Alysia Intili

Added on August 30, 2016.

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