Panda (Available from Foster Care)
|Breed||Kelpie x Cattle Dog|
|Price||$375 + Council Registration|
Panda is a seriously handsome dog; not only that but he is cuddly and affectionate too! Panda is a favourite here at the shelter, jumping up to cuddle everyone that he meets and squashing himself against the kennel front for a scratch from passers-by. He is friendly towards other dogs and walks calmly when out and about. Panda will best suit a home with kids over 12 and a family who will include him in all their fun activities.
One big thing about Panda – he has heartworm! This is a condition where parasitic worms grow inside a dog’s heart and can cause serious issues if not treated. It is a preventable condition, but unfortunately in the past Panda wasn’t given the preventatives he needed. We have started treating Panda and will work with his new family to continue this treatment over the next 12 months. The treatment will involve monthly visits to the vet and periods of strict rest where he will need to be kept calm and quiet at home, supervised so he doesn’t run around and prevented from exerting himself. He is a pretty relaxed guy so we think this will be very achievable.
It’s not Panda’s fault he has ended up with heartworm and we are hoping someone will love him enough to take him into their family regardless. His cuddles, sweet nature and beautiful soft face will be well worth the effort.
Photography by Danielle Cortis.