We just had to share this story that Kim submitted to us a few weeks ago. For many potential adopters, seeing that a dog is labeled as Heartworm Positive usually deters them from adopting. But hearing that Milo (now “Bruce”) was Heartworm Positive had the opposite effect for Kim and her family.

Check out her Shelter Success Story below! Do you have a story of your own? Just shoot us an email and let us know. We love to hear how your new fur babies are doing! Click here to read more Shelter Success Stories, or submit your own!

On July 24, 2016, we welcomed our sweet Bruce into our home. We had gone to the shelter the day before, for the “Clear the Shelter” event. We were interested in a dog we had seen online, but upon arriving at the shelter we were told she wasn’t good with kids, which wouldn’t be a good fit for our family. We walked around and took down a few names of other dogs, but we had run out of time for that day.

We returned the next day, determined to find a furry family member. We looked at a few dogs that were so great, but then we met Bruce. He was named “Milo” at the time, and we fell instantly in love. We were about 95% sold that he would be coming home with us. Then we got the news that he was heart worm positive. For us, that bumped him into the “you are 100% ours now” category. We knew that we had to give him a second lease on life, and a chance to be healthy again.

Now, a year later, he is happy, thriving, and totally healthy. He has been the perfect addition to our family, and we can’t wait for the many years to come with him.

Shelter Success Stories

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