Taz is one of the Indiana Three, a subset of a group of nine adult and four puppies rescued from a breeder turned hoarder in Indiana. A fellow rescue group, Clancy’s Dream, saved all the pups and in turn, transferred the pups to several other rescues, including BCSAVE (who took three). Unfortunately, all the dogs rescued were heartworm positive. In addition, several of the older pups like Taz, had very bad teeth. Taz was the unluckiest, having eight teeth removed.
Taz is a gorgeous long haired blue merle. The elder stateman of the group at 8 years old, he doesn’t look or act his age. He loves to roam and explore, and has recently discovered that he really likes toys. Actually, he really likes destroying toys and pulling squeakers out. 🙂 He also gets along well with other dogs, and has shown the most interest in the water out of all the Indiana pups, readily going into the pond on his own. He does settle though, and can relax and doesn’t have to be right next to his people in order to do so. He’s a very regal dog and has an independent personality.
Because Taz is heartworm positive, he will have to go through a minimum 120 days of treatment. BCSAVE follows the American Heartworm Society (AHS) “fast kill” protocol, which means Taz will be on several medications and severe activity restriction for the next four months. While he is listed as “Coming Soon”, interested adopters can submit an application today and if approved to adopt Taz, can either adopt pending the completion of his treatment with his foster, or adopt sooner by signing a Heartworm Addendum and confirming that they will continue with his treatment and provide verification upon completion.