12 year old • Male • 25 lbs
Mack Star is tan with white, black, and gray highlights, and long, floppy ears.
Mack Star is full of love for his people. Shy at first, he is quick to trust you
as long as you sit beside him and rub him on his head. He will sit with you so happily when he is being scratched behind his ears. In the morning, he does a full series of yoga stretches to start the day! He takes leash walks with his foster sister, but requests a fenced yard. Mack Star loves to run around his yard and throw his toys in the air. He is very fast!! He is crate-trained and house-trained. Mack Star gets along with other dogs once he feels comfortable. He has grown to greatly enjoy playing with the foster family dog. He will be a truly devoted companion. Mack has a heart as large as the universe, and would love to be the new shining star in your life!
Mack Star is current in all vaccines, microchipped, and neutered.
Mack Star tested positive for heartworms and is receiving a gentle protocol to gradually eliminate the heartworms. With the gentle protocol, no excessive confinement is required. He should not be out in the heat for long periods of time, and should not engage in heavy exercise until he tests negative for heartworms. Heavy exercise that should be avoided includes full-speed running for any distance, jogging more than a short distance such as a driveway or a block, repetitive ball chasing, and high-energy play with other dogs. Leash walking is fine in most cases, as long as he is not getting winded and it is not too hot.
Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using the gentle method. Our protocol is 28 days of doxycycline during the first month along with twice per month ivermectin (heartgard, iverheart, tri-heart, etc.), and then continuing with the ivermectin twice a month for a year. As he began the gentle protocol in Nov. 2020 he should test negative in Nov. 2021.
Mack Star was found as a stray in a rural county.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.