Meet Harper, a very distinguished looking 3 year-old German Shepherd/Norwegian Elkhound mix male. That’s our best guess on breed mix as Harper was a stray at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter so we don’t have any history on him or know for sure what his breed mix is. Sadly, he tested positive for heartworms at the shelter making it virtually impossible for him to attract an adopter there. He made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Harper has gone through heartworm treatment and done very well so is now ready to find himself a permanent new home. This sweet boy has been a real gentleman in his foster home. He has excellent crate manners so should pick up the housetraining rules in his new home without much difficulty. Harper gets along well with other dogs but seems to prefer calm female dogs as his best canine friends. He walks quite well on a leash and with a little more practice is soon going to be an excellent walking and hiking buddy for his new family. It looks like Harper suffered an injury to his face at some time in the past as he is missing a few teeth and his jaw is a little crooked. We think his lopsided smile only adds to his charm. Harper weighs about 54 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Harper. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 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. Harper’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we may save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Harper and Canine Lifeline!