Shelton is a handsome 5-6 year-old Lab mix male who came to Canine Lifeline along with his pal Owen after they were rescued from a hoarding situation by the local county dog shelter. In spite of having been neglected in the past, Shelton is very forgiving of humans and eager to experience how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be when he moves into his permanent new home. Shelton’s plans for a new life were put on hold for a few months though as he was diagnosed with heartworms while at the shelter. The county shelter reached out to us for help with Shelton and Owen who was also heartworm positive. Both boys made the trip to Canine Lifeline to receive the lifesaving treatment that they needed. Shelton did very well with his treatment so is now ready to resume his search for the perfect new home. He’s an easy-going, go-with-the-flow kind of guy who appreciates the little but really important things in life like a comfy bed, a kind voice and hand from his human friends, and yummy meals. He’s a great dog who is likely to walk right into his new house and make himself at home. Shelton walks nicely on a leash and would love to explore his new neighborhood with daily walks. He weighs about 39 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. Once he completed his heartworm treatment, Shelton had a dental cleaning so now flashes a beautiful white smile. 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 Shelton. 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 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.

Shelton’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 Shelton and Canine Lifeline!