Scotch is one of six puppies rescued from a backyard breeder in Tennessee. There were many more seized and through the partnership of several rescues across the US and shelters and local law enforcement, all were placed in rescues. ALL of the pups were extremely unsocialized, very fearful of people, and heartworm positive. Their lives to date had been spent crowded in outdoor cages with little access to people, regular care or vetting. Some were so matted they had to be shaved and were ALL intact (neither spayed or neutered). Unfortunately several have crossed the rainbow bridge due to health issues and complications related to their heartworm treatment.
Scotch started off as one of the most fearful of the pups with BCSAVE but since completing his heartworm treatment, has made the most rapid improvement. He has learned the dog door and has decided he loves to run and be outside. He is starting to get more and more comfortable coming up for pets. He can be picked up and carried, and we will be working up to the leash. He loves his crate and will go there to eat, sleep, and be safe.
Scotch will need a patient home with another dog to help him feel comfortable. He will also need to get retested for heartworms in six months.