Hi! I’m Mellie! I am half of a bonded pair with Jake. You can see us together in many of the photos!
I’m guessed to be a 7 year old, 52lbs, Shepherd/Hound mix.
-I’m a laid-back sweet girl who is content lounging on my dog bed
-I LOVE being petted (Click here for some relaxation pets)
-I enjoy going for walks and am easy on the leash
-I am house trained
-I am I initially timid, but warm up quickly and like being with people
-I get a bit spooked by noises, so I’d be at my best in the suburbs
-I’m inseparable with my pal OPH Jake ( click here to meet him!)
-Click here to see me and Jake getting ready for a walk!
You know what is better than the love of a dog? The love of TWO dogs! My pal Jake and I are a bonded pair….looking for our forever family! He’s my walking buddy, snuggle pal, and forever playmate - we are soulmates. Him and I are ready to share our love with you! If you have room in your heart for us both, apply today!
This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.
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.