If you’ve got a soft spot for seniors, you’ll want to meet Major, our 7-8 year-old Mastiff mix, who is a true gentle soul and one outstanding dog! This poor guy was found as a stray and taken to a local shelter. When he wasn’t claimed and his blood test revealed that he was heartworm positive, the shelter reached out to us for help with him. Major came to us in early February and before going through heartworm treatment, had some serious dental issues addressed at our vet. It’s likely that he had never had any vet care in his life as his teeth were in need of work. He had many teeth removed at that time which made him feel much more comfortable and allowed him to eat without experiencing lots of pain. Once he recovered from his oral surgery, Major went through his heartworm treatment and subsequent two months of crate rest as he recuperated. Major has done very well with his treatment and is now ready to find his permanent new home. We just can’t say enough good things about this dog! He gets along with absolutely everyone he meets—both human and canine. Major doesn’t seem interested in playing with another dog so if there’s a canine buddy in his new home, he would prefer an older, calmer friend. Major walks perfectly on a leash and loves his daily strolls around the block in his foster home. He is crate-trained and likely to be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee that he won’t have accidents as he adjusts to his new surroundings. Major loves his treats and will eagerly sit and shake hands when asked. He’s a true delight and a real favorite of everyone at Canine Lifeline. We can’t wait to see him enjoying the comforts of his very own home. Major will need a home without cats. Major weighs about 65-70 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick 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 Major. 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 under 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. Major’s medical expenses have reached more than $2,500 so if you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so we may help another dog in need, you may make an online donation on our website at or send a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Major and Canine Lifeline!

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