Walter Cronkite (HW+ Main Campus)
Animal ID 47655618 
Species Dog 
Breed Retriever, Labrador/Mix  
Age 7 years 1 month 
Sex Male 
Size L 
Color Tan 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Site Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive 
Location Canine Clubhouse (Kennel 1) 
Intake Date 04/30/2021 
Stage Available
Meet the absolutely fantastic Walter Cronkite! This seven-year-old Labrador Retriever mix found himself at the Kentucky Humane Society after being rescued from a hoarding situation with many other dogs. Before KHS, he lived in a dark crowded barn and his body still shows many scars from his past life. But Walter refuses to let his past get him down. After all, it's nothing but sunshine and smiles from here on out! When Walter Cronkite arrived at KHS, we discovered he was positive for heartworms. Heartworms aren't contagious to other animals, but they do require a monthly medicine until he is free of them. No worries though! KHS will give Walter's new family that medicine for free. Walter spent some time in a foster home while recovering from his initial heartworm treatment and his foster family had nothing but nice things to say about him. They say he's a very sweet guy who is also very smart! He loved getting to play with toys and he also knows commands like sit, shake, no and lay down. Walter did not completely master house-training in the couple of days he was in foster care but his temporary family think he'll be a master in no time at all. Could you use a 65 pound best friend who will love you unconditionally? Walter Cronkite is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations.

Shelter Transfer:
I came to the Kentucky Humane Society from another shelter. The staff are still learning all about me. I miss being in a home and have a lot of love to give.

This dog has been diagnosed as heartworm positive (HW+) and is undergoing treatment. While under treatment, there are certain exercise restrictions as well as a requirement to return to the shelter for further treatments until the dog is heartworm-free. An adoption counselor will be happy to explain the process of adopting and more about the parasite that causes heartworms. Due to the need to return for monthly treatment after taking a HW+ dog home, the adopter must live in one of the following counties to be approved for adoption: Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer, Henry, Trimble, and Shelby counties

30 Days of Pet Health Insurance

Did you know that every Kentucky Humane Society adoptable dog and cat comes with 30 days of health insurance through MetLife Pet Insurance? Ask an adoption counselor for details. 

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