Sweet Pea is just as sweet as can be! Estimated to be a year old, this Labrador Retriever mix arrived at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 6th. Sweet Pea was a stray, but because she was so friendly, the shelter expected her owner to come looking for her. But no one came for Sweet Pea. As a larger black dog in a rural kill shelter, Sweet Pea’s life was in peril. With the shelter full, she was given a deadline of 4 p.m. on February 10th.
As an incentive for a rescue to take Sweet Pea, on February 8th, RADAR provided an assistance offer. With only an hour to spare, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven in North Carolina came forward to take Sweet Pea! She was safely out of the shelter on February 12th and off to her foster home. Her initial vetting took place on March 4th. Fortunately, she tested heartworm negative.
Sweet Pea’s foster mom had this to share: “She loves kids, plays well with dogs and seems alright with cats. We are teaching her manners and how to play with toys instead of chewing. But, boy oh boy, does she love the stuffing in those toys! Sweet Pea is a sweet Southern lady!” Click here to view more photos of Sweet Pea.
RADAR paid $150 towards Sweet Pea’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Sweet Pea have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Sweet Pea has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sweet Pea:
Black Dog Fund; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on March 10, 2014.