Pickles came to the shelter emaciated and had “Give me money” painted on his sides. He had been living outside for some time and was heartworm positive. If left untreated, heartworm can be deadly to dogs: it can cause permanent organ damage, lung disease and heart failure.
Pickles was then put on the euthanasia list at the shelter.
Despite clear mistreatment from humans before, he was nothing but friendly to the humans helping him.
Heartworm is preventable and treatable if caught in time. By using preventative medication, a pup’s life can be saved. Pickles will make a full recovery with back-to-back heartworm injections. He will have an exam at 6 months after the injections to evaluate if a third dose is needed.
Pickles is in a foster home and seeing a trainer regularly to work on his manners. “
For the entirety in our care, he was incredible with everyone, just needed to learn manners which he picked up on very quickly,” said the folks at Wags and Walks. Once his heart is all cleared up, this sweet boy be available for adoption!