#1817 Shakira

Adoptable
Medium-size, Female, Adult Retriever,
Shakira is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. Shakira is currently being fostered in Dover, PA.

Hi! My name is Shakira and I’m part of the 90s songs and singers transport!
I’m coming all the way from sweet Alabama! I’m guessed to be a retriever mix and weight About 40 lbs. I’m only about a year and a half old
Here’s the story about me:
I was found in a very rural shelter in AL. I broke with distemper, a horrible disease that can be fatal for dogs. Luckily I had no symptoms and was treated right away. However, I was pregnant st the time. I went into premature labor and all of my babies died :-( wonderful people in AL came and pulled me, treated me for distemper and OPH brought me north.
I can no longer get distemper. I am also not contagious! I am heartworm positive so I will need to undergo treatment before I can be adopted. I’ve been through so much in my short life. I’m looking for a family who will love me and make me part of their family. Is that with you? If so apply today!

This dog 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 here