The expression usually goes “All hat, no cattle.” But even with a name like Stetson, in this case it’s more like “No hat, all dog!” This approximately two-year-old Golden Retriever mix arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on February 26th as a stray. Even though he was described as very well behaved and a great dog, he had no adopter or rescue interest. And he didn’t have much time. The shelter’s policy is that after 10 days, the animal is subject to being euthanized.

On March 8th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with Stetson’s vetting as an incentive for a rescue to him. Two days later, Susan Davis and her Sophie’s Safe Haven Rescue in Maryland agreed to take Stetson! He received his initial vetting and was neutered on April 15th.

Susan had this to tell us about Stetson: “He is very friendly and loves everyone he meets. He is great with kids and other dogs. He is very polite and knows the commands for sit, stay, and shake. Stetson is very well behaved and loves attention! He will make a wonderful addition to any family. He truly is one of the best dogs I have ever been around. I don’t know how he wound up at the top of the shelter’s kill list!” Click here to view more photos of Stetson.

RADAR paid $172 towards Stetson’s initial vetting and neutering costs.

UPDATE! Stetson has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Stetson 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 Stetson:

Pamela Bennett; Sherry Hutchison; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Diana Berkstresser; Patrick & Lorraine Smith

Added on April 27, 2014.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I was the one that had to take Stetson to the shelter as he just showed up at my house one weekend and my dogs were not happy at all that he showed up. He was such a sweet boy, but I just couldn’t keep him. Knowing that the shelter is a very bad place I kept an eye on him and prayed he got a rescue or adopted. So happy that RADAR was able to provide assistance with vetting to help save sweet Stetsons life. Now that I see he has gotten adopted I am doing the happy dance!


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