Slade MD

Status: Memorial
Gender: Male
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4085
Age: 13 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 84 lbs
Hair Color: Fawn
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Female Dogs
Kids Age Range: Kids 8 and older

Message for "Name a Dog" donation:
Slade was the most handsome, loyal, and loving companion. He is thought of and missed every day.
- Karen Ford

12/20/20 – Memorial
Slade’s foster mom knew it was time to let him go before his quality of life started deteriorating further. Slade’s congestive heart failure had progressed and he could no longer remain comfortable. Slade was a beloved family member with his foster family during his three years in rescue.

12/15/20 – Forever Foster
Slade’s health has been deteriorating. He has been displaying increased coughing and wheezing. Our vet has given him some medication to help keep him comfortable. Slade will be remaining with his foster mom and she will be closely monitoring his quality of life. We do not feel it is in Slade’s best interest to transition at this time, so he will remain as a Forever Foster.

Slade is doing well in his foster home. He enjoys having his foster mom home with him during this period of quarantine and he frequently seeks attention. Slade’s health has remained stable. He still enjoys walks, but he struggles with warmer temperatures. Slade has made progress with the female dog in his foster home and he now enjoys snuggling with her on the couch. He continues to need separated when food is involved.  Slade’s favorite activities include napping and snuggling with his foster family.

Slade is showing some difficulties that come along with aging, but he continues to do well in foster. He is sleeping a bit more and does take Proin for leaking. Slade will often get out of breath when he gets excited. He still loves going on walks, but they need to be much shorter. Slade currently lives with a female boxer, but he would probably do best as an only dog. He does get very jealous when she gets attention and he continues to show guarding over food. Slade needs an experienced adopter who can continue to manage his needs.

Slade is doing well at his foster home. He loves the female dog in his home, but does continue to need separated around food.  Slade enjoys walks and needs shorter ones with the warmer weather.  He is looking for a forever home that can continue to provide him with structure and guidance.

Slade has made amazing progress in the past six months. He is no longer on medication and has exhibited no concerns with his breathing. Slade’s foster mom just adopted a 4 yr old female dog. Since she is submissive, they have been getting along well. During the time where he was an only dog in the home, Slade also seemed very happy and was more relaxed around his food. He enjoys snuggling with the older child in his foster home and has also been playing more with him. With proper guidance and management, Slade will be a wonderful addition to a home.

At the beginning of June, Slade had to be rushed to the vet for collapsing and shortness of breath. He was diagnosed with suspected congestive heart failure and was placed on medications. Slade has adjusted well to his medication and has been stable, overall. He still has some days where he struggles with his breathing and appetite. Slade tires out quickly on walks. We are hoping to keep him comfortable on the medication for as long as possible. Please consider donating towards his care and helping with his monthly medication costs.

Slade is still looking for a forever home. He is an active boy who loves to go for long walks. Slade is wonderful on leash. He would do best as an only dog, but can also be placed with an easygoing female with careful management. Slade is very possessive still around his food, so needs to be in a separate area at this time. He has no difficulty when left alone during the day. Slade just needs continued work on his manners and guidance on appropriate behavior.  If you can give this senior a home of his own, please apply for Slade!

Slade and his foster sister, Gretchen, went on a road trip to Kentucky for the holiday. Slade really enjoys car rides and just being with his family. His skin has improved and his coat is looking much better. Included is a photo of Slade relaxing – he is a great cuddler!

Slade is a sweet boy who enjoys snuggling with his foster mom. He loves his daily walks and is very good on leash when there isn’t another dog around. When he sees a dog, he tends to pull and can be reactive. Slade does need carefully monitored in the home around food. He would be fine as an only dog in a home. If you are interested in adopting this spunky senior boy, apply today for Slade!

Slade is doing well in his foster home. He is gaining some much needed weight. Slade walks very well on leash. When you try to play with him, he gets very excited but doesn’t really understand and just wiggles everywhere. His foster mom reports he is a sweet boy who loves snuggles.

Slade was found as a stray and was not reclaimed. If you have a soft spot in your heart for a senior dog, then Slade may be the guy for you! This sweet boy arrived at the shelter with double ear infections and some hair loss in places, most likely due to flea dermatitis and/or neglect. Slade is housebroken and did well at the shelter around other dogs of all sizes. He is a wonderful guy with a spunky disposition.  Slade was recently neutered and brought up to date on all vet care.  He just arrived at his new foster home, where he is living with a senior female boxer. We will update Slade’s page once his foster family gets to know him better.