This very handsome dog with the beautiful smile and gorgeous chocolate-brown coat is Reed, a 3 year-old Aussie/Great Pyrenees mix neutered male. He came into an overcrowded county dog shelter as a stray and was quickly adopted but returned after a few days because he got very attached to the mom in the home to the point that he didn’t want to let the kids near her. Upon his return to the overcrowded shelter, Reed made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could take his time finding a home better suited to him. Upon his arrival here with us, Reed made a visit to the vet where he was unfortunately diagnosed with heartworms. We’re glad he ended up here with us so that he would get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Reed has now completed his three-injection protocol of immiticide to kill the adult worms and has done very well with that with no complications. He adjusted extremely well to the crate rest that’s required during the recuperation period. Reed has done so well that he is now ready to find himself a permanent home. This dog is a true volunteer favorite. He walks so nicely on a leash and everyone enjoys taking him for a walk. Reed has excellent crate manners and is very likely housetrained. He does his business quickly when on a leash. Reed gets along well with other dogs so would likely be fine with a canine buddy in his new home. He will need to be restricted to low to moderate exercise only (leash walks mostly) for the next few months until he’s ready to be tested again for the presence of adult heartworms. Once he receives a negative heartworm test and gets the all clear, all exercise limitations will be lifted. This great dog is going to make an outstanding companion for an adult-only home where he can truly relax and enjoy his life. Reed weighs about 55 pounds and his adoption fee is $350. 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 Reed. 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.

Reed’s heartworm treatment cost about $750 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 670509, Northfield OH 44067. Thank you from Reed and Canine Lifeline!

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