52413 – Rooney

$50 in sponsorship funds available to rescue group!

Medical Case – Treated for heartworms (crate rest until 1/31)

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1 year

Male – neutered!

45 pounds

Treated for heartworms

Available as of 9/17

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Update 1/2: Rooney has received his shots to kill his heartworms! He needs to be on crate rest until 1/31 and would LOVE a foster home during that time. Apply to foster him through the shelter here.

Update 11/15: Rooney will soon be ready for his heartworm shots and would do best recovering in a home. Could you bring this great guy home for a few weeks to give him a calm and safe place to crash while he recovers? To learn more about fostering a shelter dog like Rooney, please call 706-613-3540 and ask to speak with Nicollette!

Update 11/2: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Roomey is now neutered!

Update 10/31: Got to take Rooney out for today and we had a little photoshoot! He is super playful and constantly wants to give you kisses. I met him on his first day in the shelter and he was so skinny (you could count his ribs) and very terrified of his surroundings. Now he has gained some weight and is still a little timid at first but opens up a lot quicker. Little did I know, he is actually the son of my dog (Ruby)!

Update: Unfortunately, Rooney has tested positive for heartworms. While Athenspets will try to help with the cost of treatment, an adopter or rescue needs to be prepared to cover at least some of the expense. For more information about heartworms, including what treating them involves, please go to the American Heartworm Society’s webpage.

Update 10/8: Rooney has come so far since that first day I met him at the pound. Instead of being a frightened dog whose ribs you could count, he’s confident and has filled out. He’s happy, handsome, and really shines! It goes to show what care and love can do. Now, Rooney just needs to have his heartworms treated and find that wonderful, forever home that he longs for and deserves!

Rooney is a super sweet boy who obviously hasn’t had the best life. He’s thin and you can see his ribs. I don’t think I ever saw him run. He just wanted to stay close and watched me with the most endearing eyes. He’d do what I asked of him whether it was to sit or come to me, and he was content to sit next to me and be petted. He also loved treats but was never pushy about getting them. Rooney wants to be loved, and I bet that’s something he hasn’t seen a lot of. He’s a dear, sweet boy who deserves a better life than he has known.

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