Adopting a dog is an amazing and big decision that can change yours (and a dog's) life. Dogs make wonderful companions and are known to be man's best friends. Sadly, they are too often abandoned by owners who lack commitment. If you’re thinking about adopting a furry friend, then you might want to consider the following six factors before you introduce a pup to their furever home.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year - to adopt! There are so many wonderful dogs in shelters just waiting for a second chance. While you’re home this holiday season, give some thought to adopting a pup. It will change their lives forever for the better, and yours as well.
If you’re considering adoption, have a look at these sweet pups at the Humane Society of Charlotte. We’re collaborating with HSC (along with other organizations) to help rehome 1,001 dogs by the end of the year!
Age: 6 years
Breed: American Pit Bull
I arrived at HSC in April of 2020 with 7 nursing puppies who were just a few days old. I was malnourished. You could see my spine and hip bones with ease. I had an infection in both ears with patches of dry skin and hair loss. I also tested a high positive for heartworm. Despite my condition, I allowed the medical staff at HSC to handle all of my puppies during their health examinations.
After only two weeks in foster, my milk production decreased and my health began to decline. I was brought in for an emergency Veterinary visit and it was determined that my heartworm condition was causing heart failure. I could no longer care for my puppies, so they were sent to foster families to be bottle fed and raised.
Fast forward to now, I have successfully undergone heartworm treatment and am no longer in heart failure! My treatment was made possible through the Have A Heart medical fund. My heartworm condition was advanced and without the generous donations of the Charlotte community, I would not have survived. To learn more about the Have A Heart medical fund, check out this link! https://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/give/
While undergoing heartworm treatment, I was placed in a foster home to recover. In foster, I am reported to be snuggly and sweet with my foster parents. I would be nervous when new friends came over to visit, but with a proper introduction to your friends, I will be just as sweet on them too!
I’ve had an opportunity to meet other dogs during my stay at HSC but I prefer the company of the staff and volunteers. Because of this, I will be most successful in a home without other dogs.
My adoption fee is waived in lieu of a donation made to the shelter!
If you are interested in adopting me, find my profile at www.petango.com/HSC and fill out the adoption questionnaire to get started! An adoption counselor will reach out to you with more information and to set up a time for adoption
Age: 3 years
Breed: Boxer mix
I’m an easy going, fun loving dog that would do well in a variety of home settings. I enjoy seeing and exploring new things and meeting all kinds of people. I’ll easily settle into your way of life. Come adopt me today!
At HSC, one of my favorite activities are the canine playgroups! During playgroup staff and volunteers say I’m a lot of fun. I romp, wrestle, chase, and interact with the other dogs waiting to be adopted. I’d do well in your home with just you or with you and your resident canine companion.
Did you know?! I am a ‘Have a Heart’ fund recipient. I have heartworms that will need to be treated in the home, but through this fund, the Humane Society of Charlotte has a voucher to assist with fees for the treatment. The treatment at their partnering vet clinics is done at a reduced rate for our adopters. Our partner clinics will provide me with top notch care and support during the treatment. I am in need of an adopter that will maintain a great relationship with my vet to help get me heartworm free!
If you are interested in adopting me, find my profile at www.petango.com/HSC and fill out the adoption questionnaire to get started! An adoption counselor will reach out to you with more information and to set up a time for adoption.