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#1817 Shakira

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 there! My name is Shakira and I’m part of the 90s songs and singers transport!
I came all the way from sweet Alabama on April 6th to my foster home! I’m guessed to be a retriever mix and weigh about 40 lbs. at about a year and a half old. I am sweet as can be, and love to snuggle and give kisses. I get along well with my 2 foster siblings- one is a female senior and the other is an active young male. I'm very kid friendly as you can see in my pictures. Sometimes I like to chase my foster kitties, but just to play and foster mom is working with me on this. I am house trained in my foster home, crate trained, and walk well on a leash. Because I behave well, foster mom sometimes leaves me out of the crate when no one is home. I know the command sit and am doing great on other commands!
Here’s my back story, which I understand most Rescue dogs don't have, so this makes me a little more special :)
Somehow I found my way to a very rural shelter in AL and 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 at the time, went into premature labor, and all of my babies sadly died :-( Wonderful people in AL came and pulled me from the shelter, treated me for distemper, and OPH brought me North to help me find my family!
I can no longer get Distemper and I am not contagious- Woof to that! Unfortunately; I tested positive for Heartworm before arriving in OPH. I will undergo treatment before I can be adopted. I’ve been through so much in my short life, but you would never know it as I'm a happy girl! I'm looking for my forever home that's filled with love and will be ready to go home approximately May 10th. Foster mom says I will be a good fit for almost any family- is that you? If so apply today as I won't last long with a go home date coming so soon!

Note: 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, this disease is completely preventable.
Read more about Heartworm disease here here