Ducky is a bright-eyed and alert 10 year-old Chihuahua mix male who counts his lucky stars everyday. This little guy came into a county dog shelter as an emaciated stray. He clearly wouldn’t have been able to survive much longer on his own as he was literally just skin and bones. To add insult to injury, Ducky tested positive for heartworms at the shelter making it impossible for him to find a new home. The shelter wanted to give this boy a chance so contacted us for help with him. Ducky made the trip to us to get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Ducky has done very well since arriving here with us—he has put on much needed weight and now looks like a normal dog. His photos were taken before he reached his ideal weight. He’s also been through heartworm treatment and has done well with that so is ready to find someone who will give a cozy home. Ducky gets along well with other dogs so would be fine with a canine pal or two in his new home. He would do best with someone who can be home with him much of the time so he can learn the house rules. Ducky will occasionally have an accident in his crate so needs to get outside every few hours. He’s got plenty of spunk in spite of all he’s been through and is hoping someone will fall for him and welcome him into his new home soon. Ducky weighs about 10 pounds and his adoption fee is $150. He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. Ducky also had horrible teeth when he arrived here with us and had a dental before starting his heartworm treatment. Most of his teeth had to be removed but he eats small breed kibble like a champ with no problems. 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 Ducky. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We 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 72 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.

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

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