At first, Skip couldn’t skip. But then when Skip was well enough to skip again, everyone seemed to skip by him, causing him to sit nearly a year at the shelter. Way back on February 18th of 2016, Skip entered the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina as a stray. Five to six years old and a Bully Breed mix, Skip had a fractured leg that required four to six weeks of crate rest. While he fully recovered, Skip had no luck garnering any adopter or rescue interest. His situation was not helped by the combination of his breed mix and heartworm status.
On January 9th, at long, long last there was rescue interest in Skip. Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia would take Skip if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately sought our help and we agreed. Skip received his heartworm treatment on February 22nd.
“Skip is the sweetest boy,” the shelter staff reported. “He is very lovable and a big goof! At 55 pounds, he’s a little bit of chub but has a whole lotta love to give! He is friendly, happy and loving. Skip will be hopelessly devoted to you, and he’s good with other dogs. He’s perfect for a smaller yard. Skip is all you could ask for in a dog!” Click here to view more photos of Skip.
RADAR paid all of Skip’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $264.
UPDATE! All funds for Skip have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Skip has been adopted!
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Added on March 5, 2017.