Hey everyone! My name is Wendy. I am heartworm positive, but don’t let that deter you! I will be completely healthy again very soon. Since I have heartworm right now, I’m available through the foster to adopt program. My foster home has older children, other small dogs, and adults and I do great with them all! I also live with big dogs and cats, but I haven't met them yet, so I'm not sure how I'd do with them. I'm sure I'll meet them before I come, but I haven't since I'm still settling in. I haven't met any young children, but I'm thinking I'd probably do best in a home without them, since they can be fast moving and loud, and I'm pretty shy. I'm mostly potty trained, and with a little more practice I should get it down really soon. I'm a pretty quiet gal, so I don't think I'd have a problem living in an apartment or other place with shared walls. My foster mom says I'm a very sweet girl, and in a calm environment, I'll flourish! I just need a little time to come out of my shell a big. Once I do, I'm a sweetheart who loves a good belly rub. Although I don't think it's 100% necessary, I think I would really prefer to go to a home with another small dog.. the more confident the better! I really think it would help me settle in faster and help me be more outgoing.
Since Wendy is heartworm positive she will need to be treated in at our clinic in St Cloud.
Heartworm treatment consists of 3 injections. The first injection will be in roughly 30 days after coming into rescue. The the 2nd and 3rd injections happen 30 days after that. When a dog is going through heartworm treatment, they should be on "restrictions", meaning a lot of lap time, crate time and always on a leash. Heartworm disease is NOT contagious, it is transported via mosquitos.