Ren

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Male 8 years Level 2.5

Ready for Adoption Added January 14, 2020

Senior, Special needs (Health)

Meet sweet solid senior, Ren!  Ren came to us with ​undiagnosed ​stage 4 heartworm disease, which ​permanently weakened his heart, but not his spirit or his gentle demeanor.  He was severely malnourished; all ribs and hip bones visible through the skin; was lethargic, and walked around with constant sadness.  ​With a patient foster, love, and many treatments later, this handsome senior is ready to find his forever home. ​  ​Due to Covid shelter in place constraints, Ren received alternative treatment protocol and responded extremely well; finally being able to gain weight and energy and begin to engage again with the world.  Ren was able to gain back the 25 to 30 pounds lost as a result of the heartworm.   
We opted not to put Ren through the extremely long and possibly painful arsenic-based kill treatment as he is progressing so well and didn’t want to impact his quality of life. W​hile his heartworm is no longer contagious, we feel Ren would be happiest in a home as the only dog as he can be pushy around other dogs and hasn’t been able to engage in continued & proper socialization due to Covid. He isn’t aggressive - but is happy being the big man of the house, and will need an adopter who can allow for proper introductions to other dogs​, as he gets excitable on a leash.  He really gravitates towards men, but loves his foster mom to pieces! 
Ren loves going for walks, interacting with people, and also loves to cuddle.​  He is calm around new people, children and had visited some rest homes prior to Covid to hang out with folks.  ​ ​Ren has excellent house manners and knows all basic obedience.  He is patient, treat motivated and learns quickly.   ​He really enjoys being around his people. With his age and condition he doesn’t need a super active adopter, but one who can take him walking each day.​  While we know that his heartworm may not be 100% gone, he has made so much progress and is a happy and different dog since we brought him in. His adopters must able to give him his heartworm ​preventative monthly​, ​and semiannual antibiotic treatments *must* continue on schedule until he tests negative​.  His adopter must also now that Ren may have some physical limitations brought on by his condition, but that he will make that special someone a great companion. He is ready to share his world. 

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