Meet Carolyn! Carolyn is a 3 yr old shepherd mix, weighing about 45lbs. She arrived from Tennessee and is currently being fostered in Alexandria, Virginia.
Carolyn was found in an abandoned home by a neighbor who fed her and secured her transfer to a shelter. This girl has had a rough start to her journey, but has met so many nice people along the way that want to help her reach her full potential as a beloved companion. If you think that could be you, please understand that Carolyn needs an adopter with a lot of patience, time and willingness to work with her on some basic training. She is learning how to walk politely on a leash and adjusting to living inside a caring home. That said, somewhere along the way she figured out how to sit, and appears to be housebroken - so we know she's willing to learn!
Carolyn tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.
Read more about heartworm disease here
Carolyn is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. She is best in a home without dogs, is best in a home without small children, and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. If you think she would be the right fit for you, apply now to set up a meet and greet to adopt her!
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.