Billy Bob

Billy Bob is a big lovable 5-6 year-old Hound mix who had the misfortune of testing positive for heartworms at an overcrowded county dog shelter. The shelter could not provide him with the lifesaving treatment that he needed so Billy Bob came to Canine Lifeline to undergo heartworm treatment. Billy Bob has been through treatment without any complications and is now ready to start searching for his true forever home. The first thing you learn when meeting this boy is that he LOVES toys—tennis balls, stuffed toys, ALL kinds of toys. He does love to tear his toys apart though so will need the toughest dog toys available. Billy Bob also loves treats and will eagerly sit on command when a tasty snack is in the offing. This boy is thin and working on gaining 10-15 pounds to reach his ideal weight. We’re certain that once he settles into his new home, he’ll be able to truly relax and add some needed pounds. Billy Bob walks quite nicely on a leash for a big dog and will pee and poop as soon as he gets outside. He adjusted fairly well to crate rest while going through heartworm treatment but he’s not a big fan of his crate. Billy Bob would love a family who is home with him much of the time as well as a big yard with a secure aboveground fence so he can play and explore to his heart’s content. Billy Bob also gets along well with other dogs so would likely be fine sharing his home with a canine buddy or two. Billy Bob weighs about 65 pounds currently but will be 75-80 pounds once he’s at his ideal weight. His adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Billy Bob. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Billy Bob’s heartworm treatment cost about $750 so if you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so we may help another dog in need, you may make an online donation on our website at or send a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 670509, Northfield OH 44067. Thank you from Billy Bob and Canine Lifeline!

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