Stanford is the kind of guy who appreciates his creature comforts. This seven-year-old English Bulldog spent his entire life indoors with his owner, until the owner got a new job and started putting him in a dog pen outside. Not liking his new surroundings, Stanford dug his way out and ended up on a very busy road. Not willing to change the situation, his owner surrendered him to the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in Bamberg County, South Carolina, on February 5th. While being a senior dog was one obstacle in the way of Stanford’s potential rescue or adoption, he was also heartworm positive, which lessened his chances even more.

Ruthie Rish with MAMAS reached out to RADAR on February 14th to see if we could help with Stanford. If we could provide assistance with the cost of his heartworm treatment, Laura’s Hope Rescue in Pennsylvania could pull Stanford from the shelter. We agreed to help, and he got his treatment on February 18th!

During his transport to the rescue, Stanford became known as “Mr. Personality.” He impressed everyone with the way he sat up in the car like a person, and even tried to sneak his way into the driver’s seat. “Once he realized he couldn’t reach the pedals, he decided the back seat was okay, but he needed to be able to see out the windshield,” we were told by one of his volunteer transporter. Be sure to view more photos in Stanford’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of $270 of the heartworm treatment costs for Stanford.

UPDATE! Stanford has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Stanford 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 Stanford:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Vicki; Donations Made in Honor of Paula Ballard’s Birthday

Added on March 8, 2020.

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