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#8238 Kramer

Medium-size, Male, Adult Australian Shepherd,
Kramer is up-to-date on his shots and has been neutered. Kramer is currently being fostered in Hampstead, MD.

My name is Kramer and I’m guessed to be an Australian Shepherd mix. I’m estimated to be about 5 years old. I’m a sweet boy and I currently weigh 55lbs.
I’m a pretty laid back guy. My foster family has 3 other dogs who are pretty chill like me and we get along great. I’m a little timid meeting new people but I’m getting better. I do great crated during the day next to my foster siblings. I have never had an accident in my foster home and I usually bark when I have to go out and go potty. I was lost for 2 weeks when I arrived here so even though I have a fenced in yard, my foster family keeps a long leash on me. I’m VERY interested in rabbits, deer and other critters. I haven’t had the best life before coming here. I have some calluses on my elbows and legs but this doesn’t bother me. I’m also missing my incisors and my canine teeth are worn down but I LOVE food and can pretty much eat anything. I’m not really sure what to do on a leash and it’s kinda scary for me so I will just lay down sometimes. I’m trying to be better. I went on my first uncrated car ride and my foster Mom said I did really well. I’ve got long lanky legs and have a tough time on floors so my foster family put mats down and I can really trot down those halls now.
My foster family says I deserve a very special family. If you think you can give me the best life possible, apply to adopt me today.

This dog tested positive for Ehrlichia before arriving to the rescue. Ehrlichia is a very common type of bacteria that infects dogs and other species and is spread by ticks. Ehrlichia is not contagious to humans or other pets. The only way to get this disease is to be bitten by a tick that carries it. The treatment is typically 21-30 days of antibiotics. This dog started treatment upon arriving to the rescue.

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.
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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.