Violet is a beautiful and very friendly 3-4 year-old Beagle/Collie mix female who came into a rural county OH dog pound as a stray. When she tested positive for heartworms there, she was on the schedule for euthanasia since the shelter didn’t have the resources to treat her. We were contacted to see if we could save her so she made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could undergo the lifesaving treatment that she needed. Violet had her series of immiticide injections to kill the adult heartworms in December and January and is now ready to find herself a forever home. When she first arrived here with us, Violet had no idea what a crate was and had seemingly been allowed to do whatever she wanted with no boundaries or restrictions. She had likely lived largely outdoors before coming into the shelter. Crate-training was a steep learning curve for her but crate rest is essential for recuperation during heartworm treatment so it is something she had to get used to. Over the last two months, she has learned to accept a crate although she would probably much prefer not to have to use one. She gets along well with other dogs but might also be fine as the only dog in the home provided her family has plenty of time to spend training her and giving her the structure that she needs as she gets used to a new environment. Violet can climb a four-foot fence (chain link or split rail with wire) so ideally would need a 6 foot privacy fence in her new home. Alternatively, she will need to be kept on a leash. Violet is going to need work on her leash manners as she does like to pull when out for a walk. A no-pull harness or a Gentle Leader would be a good training tool for her as she works on her leash skills and responding to her handler. This girl is a beauty but a bit of a diamond in the rough in terms of her life experiences so is going to need a home with a person or family who has lots of patience and dedication as they get her up to speed on living life as a treasured family member. Violet weighs about 30-35 pounds and her adoption fee is $250. She’s spayed, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, 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 Violet. 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.

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