53065 – Atlas
Medical case – Heartworms 🙁
Why choose me?
Update 2/20: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Atlas is now neutered! He could really use a foster to help get him through his heartworm treatment. Please apply here if you might be interested in fostering Atlas or another shelter animal!
Update: Unfortunately, Atlas has tested positive for heartworms. While Athenspets will do our best to help with the cost of treatment, an adopter or rescue should be prepared for some added expense and the exercise restrictions of treatment. To learn how to prevent and treat heartworms, please go to the American Heartworm Society’s webpage.
Atlas is a boy on the move. He was ready to stretch his legs and make the most of his time in an interaction pen. He spent much of his time running along the fence and did well with Hennessey, but he wasn’t so sure about a large male dog that had been his neighbor earlier. Eventually, Atlas discovered that he liked the treats I had and took a breather to enjoy some along with a few pets. His former owner said Atlas has always been an outdoor dog and was good with children. He also lived with one other dog. He’s a happy, handsome boy who’s quite strong, so his adopter needs to be someone who can handle a strong, active dog who needs to run, play, and get his energy out.