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Boss came to us from a high kill shelter in TN. Boss had been in their medical foster care program for heartworm treatment and was clear to go a month or two ago. However, no one stepped up to adopt or rescue him. They refused to place him back into the shelter after being in a home, so he unfortunately held up the foster home from taking in other sick animals, putting them at risk for euthanasia. After hearing this, PPR was able to find a foster willing to bring Boss into her home and immediately, Boss's TN foster took another sick dog with heartworm into her care to begin treatment.
Boss is a great guy and LOVES kids! He is so eager to please his people. He does well with dogs, but actually prefers human company more. He hasn't been with cats at this time. He loves walks and playtime, but is also happy lounging on the couch with his people. His brindle coloring is said to be beautiful in person and no photo will do it justice. Boss is on a grain free diet and previously had skin issues in TN before being switched to grain free. Therefore, if thinking of adopting Boss, he will need grain free, though not necessarily an expensive food. One other thing that adopters should be aware of is that Boss would be safest to be on heartworm prevention medication for the duration of his life. This is not an uncommon need for dogs as heartworm prevention meds are recommended by vets. In addition, Boss is now heartworm negative and cured. However, it is recommended by the American Heartworm Association that 6 months post treatment, he be again tested for heartworm, as a precaution. This test is relatively inexpensive, often less than $20. We highly recommend the adopter do this follow up test.