This sweet face belongs to Gage, a wonderful 2 year-old Retriever/Chow mix male with a very kind and gentle disposition. He found himself homeless at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter and made the trip to Canine Lifeline in early July so he would be able to take his time finding the perfect new home. Unfortunately for Gage, his plans for a new home had to be put on hold as he tested positive for heartworms at his initial vet visit. We’re so glad he came to Canine Lifeline so that we could get him the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Gage has finished with his heartworm treatment including two months of cage rest and did beautifully with that. He is now ready to pick up those plans for a new home. Gage has been a real gentleman in his foster home. He did extremely well with cage rest during his recuperation from heartworm treatment and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee that he won’t have accidents as he gets used to the routine in his new home. Although he hasn’t had the chance to play with other dogs since he’s been going through heartworm treatment, he seems to be fine with everyone that he’s met. He’s such a quiet guy that rowdy dogs might not be to his liking but a calm spayed female companion in his new home might be agreeable to him. Gage might also be fine as the only dog in his new home as he really seems to enjoy the company of people. He knows some commands and will sit for a treat. He also has very nice leash manners and is a joy to walk. This kind soul is eager to make up for lost time and can’t wait to make a fresh start with his new family. Gage weighs about 52 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 Gage. 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.

Gage’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 Gage and Canine Lifeline!