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Cairo

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Terrier Mix/Male, Adult
Rescued dog available for adoption
Rescued dog available for adoption
Rescued dog available for adoption
Description

COAT LENGTH
Medium

HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes

HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

GOOD IN A HOME WITH
Other dogs, children.

 

Meet CAIRO

CAIRO is a 5-year-old Terrier mix who weighs 35 lbs. He came to us from a local shelter early this summer. He was skinny and looked like he'd been on his own for awhile. And funny looking? He had a "mullet" of long, wiry hair down his back, and the rest of his coat was short. We were happy to take him into our program and then the medical ordeal began.

CAIRO was been brought to KY from a person working a jobsite in Louisiana. Before bringing him up, the person had vaccinations, etc. fully updated. The only thing missing was the heartworm test. We had that done once we rescued him, and it came back a "raging" POSITIVE. We sent Cairo home to foster so he could gain a little weight before his heartworm treatment and then one evening, he threw up straight blood. A trip to the emergency vet showed the heartworm load was so bad it had impacted his lungs. Per our vet, who has successfully handled many heartworm + cases, all normal treatment protocols would probably be too dangerous to try. Instead, we started down the road of treating him in smaller doses at 5 week intervals, attempting to kill the parasites slowly.

We're pleased to announce CAIRO has successfully completed his 3rd and final treatment. In a couple of months, he should test negative. Cairo encountered a couple of other medical speed bumps along the way, but, every time, he hung in there, and fought his way back. He has a very bright future ahead of him now.

His perfect home will be a person who's home more than not or can take him to work. He bonds significantly with "his person." He's kind of done with a crate after all the crate-rest he had to endure for his heartworm treatment. He does like rides in his stroller; he's by no means a "foo foo" dog, but it was a good way to keep him quiet and get some outside air. CAIRO's good with people and other dogs but really just wants that one special person. He can easily be leash-walked, and his energy level is moderate. He's just a special pup.

If you’re interested in adopting, our process begins with the submission of our online application, or email us if you submitted an application within the last six months.  We review and schedule meet and greets (with approved applicants only) based on the order received.

Please see our FAQ page for the answers to any other questions you might have regarding the adoption process.

Adoption Application

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Complete the application then scan and email or Postal Mail to:
P.O. Box 202, LaGrange, KY 40031
Fax: 502-222-8948
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