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Age: 2 Years Weight: 53.8 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
Meet handsome Burley. We believe Burley is a Pointer mix that is between 18 months and 2 years of age. Sadly, Burley's elderly owner passed away and after she died he wandered away from the house. He was found in a gas station parking lot and was taken to a shelter. We do not know if Burley understands what happened to his owner, but we do know that he is missing having a home and someone to love him and someone to love back. He is sweet as can be, he is great with kids and other dogs. He has just the right amount of energy, he is used to playing by himself but we are sure with love and patience he would love to have someone play with him. He loves toys - Kongs are his favorite! He is crate trained and walks well on a leash. We encourage for Burley to attend obedience training as it appears he hasn't had any formal training. An ideal home would have a fenced-in yard, if not Burley will need lots of walks and other ways of getting off-leash play and exercise, such as at a dog park. Burley has storm anxiety which seems to be well-managed by a thundershirt . If you would like to give Burley a loving fur-ever home, please fill out an application. Don't keep this lovi ng guy waiting! Burley is going to make a great family dog!
A note from Burley himself: "I'm really, really good at focusing on what you're doing - especially if you have a chicken treat! Oh yum, I can hardly wait! I can taste it already and it's still in mom's hand. Boy, oh boy, those chicken treats are yummy! Thank you all for helping me. I had my last two HW injections this week. I was a very good boy even with that funny clipper noise! Mom says I still can't run so I try not to, and I go rest in my crate whenever she tells me, but I like it a lot when I get to hang out and sometimes I hang out with Millie the cat. I'd really like to play in the field, but mom doesn't let me yet. We walk there and we say, 'hi' to the donkey - I like that! Mom said there's a nice lady who told other people about me and they got this heartworm treatment for me. There's lots of pills and even a few needles, but it wasn't so bad. I get lots of attention and get to live inside where there's air-conditioning. Then there are these nice ladies who're gonna find me a family of my own. I really like mom and dad, but they're busy a lot and mom says my new family will spend even more time with me and love me as much as she does - maybe even more! I wonder if they'll have chicken treats...I really, really like chicken treats. I'm sure I'll love them, too, if they have chicken treats! I hope you like my pictures. Mom says I'm a very handsome boy and that I'm a good boy - except for when I bark, I'm trying not to bark as much, but sometimes I forget. Love, Burley"
Medical Note: Burley has been treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Once treatment is completed and the dog tests negative for microfilaria, the dog will be cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. Burley showed no symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.
Adoption Fee: $370
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/
**Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.