Meet Apricot, a beautiful 3 year-old Great Pyrenees/Aussie mix female with one blue and one brown eye. Hard to believe that this gorgeous girl came into an overcrowded county dog shelter as a stray and wasn’t claimed. Lucky for her that she did find her way to the shelter though as she tested positive for heartworms there. The shelter reached out to us for help with her so she made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could get the lifesaving treatment that she needed. Apricot has been through heartworm treatment and done very well so is now ready to find herself a permanent new home. This girl is very people friendly and has been good with all the other dogs in her foster home. She can get over a four foot fence so will need a home with a secure privacy fence or be kept on a leash at all times. Great Pyrenees do not respect an invisible fence and it’s likely that Apricot wouldn’t be contained with that either. Apricot adjusted very well to crate rest during her heartworm treatment so should pick up the housetraining routine quickly in her new home. It’s likely that she spent her life outdoors prior to coming into the shelter so will need work on her house manners in her new home. She does show a real interest in what’s on the kitchen counter so will need to understand that counter surfing is not good canine behavior. Apricot has a gorgeous thick coat that will need regular grooming to keep her looking and feeling her best. She weighs about 54 pounds and her adoption fee is $250. She’s spayed, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Apricot. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have little to no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Apricot’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her care so that we may save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Apricot and Canine Lifeline!