Sheba had been through a lot in her six years of life.
Upon intake, a routine blood test was administered and our staff discovered she had heartworms. Not surprising since she had spent most of her life outdoors. Heartworms can be deadly, so treatment was quickly started. Luckily, staff and volunteers gave Sheba plenty of attention while she had to limit her activity and play time.
After almost 500 days in our care, Sheba went home!
Her new paw-rent, Randy, had this to say about her:
“I was looking for a rescue, just like her. One who’d been there a while that nobody wanted… For me, it didn’t matter what breed, or if they were a puppy or large or small. In that sense, I didn’t really pick her, she picked me!
Our first encounter was at Pet Alliance Sanford… She approached me and asked for some pets, and then sat beside me for a while and enjoyed some attention. She even reached up and gave me some kisses – which I didn’t expect! I was told her story and knew that she was exactly what I’d hoped to find.
She enjoys laying out in the sun in the backyard. I think I’m happiest when I see her frolicking in the yard, playing with toys, and soaking in the sun. She seems content, and that makes me happy.
I hope Sheba’s story encourages others to take a chance on an older dog. They won’t regret it.”