Hello, my name is Tigger, and I’d love to share my story with you. My name might make you think of the character in Winnie the Pooh, who is known for his energetic and high-spirited personality, but I’m a different sort of fellow. I’m a Shepherd mix somewhere between three and five years old, though some might just say that I’m an old soul. Maybe it’s because I’ve been through a lot in my life. Back on October 5th in 2017, my owner surrendered me to animal control and I ended up at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. There were a few things bothering me at the time — I was missing a lot of my fur due to diffuse alopecia, and worse, I was heartworm positive.
Month after month I waited at the shelter for a rescue to take me. Thankfully, I had an advocate who really wanted to help me. Susan Blakeney with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue asked Caring for Creatures in Virginia, where Susan is also a volunteer, if they would take me. On July 17th they told Susan they would take me! But there was just one catch: my costly heartworm treatment needed to be funded. But Susan knew just what to do: she reached out to an organization called RADAR to see if they could help, and RADAR agreed! I got my treatment on August 7th and September 5th.
I’m the kind of guy who believes that friendship and loyalty are some of the greatest things in life. I’m very polite and always happy to meet new humans and doggies. I’m more calm and mellow, and can always be counted on for my steady smile and tail wag. I love giving and receiving attention. Easy enough to walk on a leash, I’m happy to go and do and explore at a leisurely pace and then likewise, I’m most content to simply sit by your side and enjoy your company. I find happiness in the calm and quiet moments, I am really looking forward to sharing many of those moments with a new family. To see more photos of me, click here!
RADAR paid all $584 of the heartworm treatment costs and thyroid testing for Tigger.
UPDATE! All funds for Tigger 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 Tigger:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Brian Mertz; Beverly Jacobs; Sarah Lizee; Anonymous
If you are interested in adopting Tigger, please contact Caring for Creatures.
Added on September 16, 2018.