Boyd is a very loving and kind 3 year-old Border Collie mix male who found himself homeless at an overcrowded county dog shelter. To add insult to injury, he tested positive for heartworms at the shelter making it very difficult for him to find a new home there. The shelter reached out to us for help with him and he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Boyd has been through his treatment and done very well so is now ready to find himself a great new home. He did extremely well with the two month crate rest recuperation period and looks forward to resuming a more active lifestyle. Boyd is very friendly with his human pals. He’s a gentle dog who will eagerly sit for a treat. Boyd is very food-motivated and can catch treats on the fly like a pro. His food focus should make obedience training with him a rewarding experience. Boyd loves to go for walks and does quite well on a leash. Boyd would likely do fine as the only dog in his new home. If there’s another dog in the home, a quiet mature female would be the best companion for Boyd. He doesn’t appreciate the energy of rowdy young dogs and doesn’t seem to be comfortable around large male dogs. Boyd met the resident kitty at the vet clinic and seemed very focused on her so would do best in a cat-free home. He has excellent crate manners and is likely to pick up the house rules quickly in his new home. This boy is going to make a very loyal and devoted companion for the Border Collie lover. Boyd weighs about 40 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea 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 Boyd. 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 less than 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.

Boyd’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his medical expenses so that we may help another heartworm positive dog in need, you may do so on our website at or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Boyd and Canine Lifeline!

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