They say it takes two to tango, and that was certainly the case with Tango and her sidekick Tank. These three-year-old Mastiff mixes were surrendered by their owner to the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina way back on May 26th. The dogs were the focal point of contention in a dispute with a neighbor because of behavioral issues with Tank. While it’s not clear if Tango and Tank are siblings, they were best buddies. With both dogs testing heartworm positive, their large size and Tank’s behavioral issues, finding a rescue for both dogs would be next to impossible.

After three months with no rescue interest, shelter animal advocate Emily Ward reached out to RADAR for help on August 28th. We provided an offer to assist with the heartworm treatment costs for each of the dogs in an effort to encourage rescue interest. At long last, on November 10th, Dog4U rescue in South Carolina agreed to take Tango. Because of some behavioral issues with Tank at the shelter, the rescue reluctantly decided not to take Tank. But a week later, and just an hour before Tank was to be euthanized, the rescue took a leap of faith and pulled Tank.

We were told that Tango is very sweet and has a wonderful personality. She does well with people and other dogs, but is iffy with cats. She was a shelter favorite during her long stay. Tango is a goofy girl who is just full of love for everyone! Click here to view more photos of Tango.

RADAR paid $250 towards Tango’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

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UPDATE! Tango has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Laura Jones; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions

Added on February 8, 2016.

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