Clarke is a wonderful dog and very friendly. Sadly, sweet Clarke tested heartworm positive when seen by a MAGSR vet. He obviously was not started early on monthly Heartworm Preventatives which would have protected him. MAGSR will make sure Clarke gets the treatment he needs to rid his body of Heartworms so that he may enjoy many more years of life. Treatment is expensive but Clarke is certainly worth the cost. Donations towards his treatment would be greatly appreciated – this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs.
Clarke is a happy-go-lucky pup who has settled nicely into his foster home. As a young energetic pup, he has made a lot of progress with a little leadership and consistency. Although it seems that Clarke has had little experience on a leash or with training, this intelligent boy is quickly picking up on new skills. Clarke is learning sit, down, heel, and watch. His foster family reports that this treat motivated boy is always happy to learn a new skill particularly, if a training treat is involved. Clarke has begun some basic training but will definitely need to attend formal training with his forever family. Training will not only help Clarke bond with his new family but, it will also provide him with the guidance needed to address puppy behaviors such as mouthing and jumping.
Due to his heartworm positive status, Clarke isn't able to run and play the way a young dog typically would at this time. However, Clarke is handling his restrictions like a champ. He is very well behaved in the crate and is making great progress with housebreaking. Having learned the joy of a good bone, a few comfortable blankets and a strong chew toy, Clarke seems unfazed by his current circumstance. Although Clarke will need to take it easy for a couple months as he undergoes heartworm treatment, he can't wait to find his forever family!