50692 – Batman
Medical Case – Heartworms
Why choose me?
Update from Batman’s advocate 2/6: Sunny and 75! You’ve never seen a dog this happy to be soaking up the sunshine! He played for about 3 seconds before plopping himself down and smiling wide! He loves belly rubs and laying out in sun which makes him the perfect dog obviously! If I moved he would follow and lay down wherever I was, truly a people pleaser kind of dog.
Great news! We worked on the leash a little and learned that he is so much better on a harness!! He has learned to sit and wait for me to put his leash on in the kennel and is learning to be patient rather than jump! He’s got the “sit” command down and doesn’t really need the “lay down” command because he does that all on his own😂
Update 1/16: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Batman is now neutered and up-to-date on his basic vaccinations!
Update 1/7: For a dog who was never taught manners before coming to the pound, Batman is really coming along! He now sits for treats, walks better on a leash, plays with toys, and likes earning praise and rewards. He’s still strong and pulls on a leash, but at least we’re going in the same direction. He’d also hop on the table to sit for a treat or wait for me to throw a toy. He hasn’t learned to bring it back, but we still had a lot of fun. I’m impressed with what Batman has learned since I first met him, and hope he’s given a chance for a better life where he can continue to learn and find out how good life can be when you’re loved and properly cared for!
Update 12/29: Unfortunately, Batman has tested positive for heartworms. As a result, he is only available to a rescue or to an adopter able to afford the cost of his heartworm treatment (while Athenspets can help with the cost, treatment can cost $500-$800 or more), able to provide him with a calm home environment for his recovery period, and committed to keeping him on monthly heartworm preventative for his entire life. To learn more about heartworms, please visit the American Heartworm Society webpage or talk to your veterinarian.
Batman is a strong, energetic boy who loves to run. As soon as we entered the interaction pen, he made it his mission to see how fast he could take it all in. He was so excited to be out of his kennel that he’d jump up, but I let him know right away that I didn’t like that, and by the end of our time together, he was doing much better. I imagine Batman’s upbringing didn’t include Manners 101, but he’s a smart boy and can learn. Batman has great enthusiasm for life and good times. He needs someone who can appreciate that yet help him with basic commands. He’s a happy dog ready for adventure!
Rescue groups - sponsorship funds are available
Thank you sponsors!
Jami – $50
Laura – $100
Jill – $50