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Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) • Young • Female • Medium • House trained

New to OCDRT from NE Ohio, Melissa is around 1.5 years old. She was an owner surrender due to personal issues, not anything concerning Melissa. She is crate trained, housebroken, knows basic obedience, lived with a cat, is dog social, and people friendly. We will get her schedule for her spay (10/23) and other vetting. Please check back for updates as we evaluate & get to know her better.

UPDATE 10/25/2014: Melissa has tested positive for heartworms. She will start her treatment soon and will need to be on crate rest / restricted activity for 30 days after each series of injections. She is a prime example why all dogs should be on prevention year round. She lived in a city that sprayed for mosquitoes, was primarily a house dog & is only 1.5 years old. Keep her in your thoughts this will be hard on her. She won’t be able to go to a forever home until she completes her treatment (60 days) & is cleared by our vet.

If you would like to help with Melissa’s medical expenses, we are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible!

UPDATE 11/08/2014: Melissa has a deposit to hold her for a meeting this coming week.

UPDATE 11/13/2014: Melissa’s meeting went very well! Her adopter is looking forward to bringing her home after her heartworm treatment is completed mid to late January

UPDATE 11/15/2014: Melissa had her 1st heartworm treatment. She was a very good girl considering how painful these injections are. She will be on 30 days restricted activity while the initial worm load is dying off. She will have her next series of injections around 12/13 & 14

UPDATE 12/20/2014: Melissa underwent her 2nd & 3rd heartworm treatments. She did well and will go to her forever home once she is cleared by our Vet Team in January.

UPDATE 1/3/2015: Melissa has left for her forever home. We will update after she settles in.

UPDATE 1/20/2015: Melissa nka Gitta is Officially Adopted!

Melissa is being fostered in Creston Ohio.|
Thank you Ken, Riley, & Rocket for monthly sponsorship & martingale collar!
Thank you Helene &Brix for monthly sponsorship!
Thank you Sweigert Family for monthly sponsorship!