Brie is hands-down one of the nicest dogs we’ve ever met! She’s a Catahoula mix who’s about 7 years-old but with her joyful nature and zest for life, you’d guess she was much younger. Brie came into a local shelter from a hoarding situation with many other dogs, all of them in poor condition. In addition to being emaciated and pregnant with what must have been her umpteenth litter, Brie also had an old injury to her right front leg and tested positive for heartworms at the shelter. Given her medical issues, the shelter reached out to us for help with her and Brie made the short trip to Canine Lifeline in early August of this year. The two photos of Brie wearing a daisy print scarf were taken the day she arrived from the shelter. Within a week of arriving in her foster home, Brie gave birth to 8 puppies—5 of whom survived, thrived, and have found permanent homes of their own. Once Brie was finished raising her pups, she received lifesaving treatment for her heartworm disease. Brie did extremely well with crate-rest as she recuperated. She has excellent crate manners and should be able to pick up the house rules quickly in her new home. Brie is now spayed and had a tummy tuck as well so she now has a svelte figure for probably the first time in many years. X-rays of her right front leg revealed a likely years-old injury that has long since healed. She puts weight on it when walking but does hold it up when running. She can run like the wind so it definitely doesn’t slow her down. There is nothing that can be done to fix it at this point and it doesn’t seem to be causing her problems. Brie is fabulous with other dogs of all ages, puppies included. She likes to be around a lot of activity so would enjoy a home with an active family and another dog or two. She will chase cats for fun but hasn’t shown any aggression when she gets close to a cat. Brie loves to go for a walk and does quite well on a leash. She deserves to live the life of a pampered pup from here on out and we can’t wait to see her settle into her very own home with a wonderful, caring family. Let’s all make 2020 the best year of Brie’s life! Brie weighs about 50 pounds and her adoption fee is $150. She’s spayed, 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 Brie. 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.

Brie’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her 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 Brie and Canine Lifeline!

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