Josie was found as a stray living on the streets in Horry County, SC with her 3 sons. Animal Control brought the family to the shelter where they remained until time was up.

The shelter is always crowded -  dogs are only given a short period of time to get out. When we were told this family had run out of time  - we offered rescue.

We understand Josie is 1-2 years old and appears to have had a home at some point in her life because she knows some commands and is house broken. She is very gentle with people and craves affection.  Josie gets along well with other dogs. She has not been exposed to cats or children. 

When found, her pups were still nursing. They have been weaned and moved on to dry dog food. When the veterinarian decides the timing is right, we will take care of the cost of her spay procedure. 

We are in the process of treating Josie for heartworm disease. Although easily preventable, it's common in the southern states.  Our VT rescue vet is providing her care following the protocol established by the American Heartworm Society. She is young, strong and in the earliest stage (1) of the disease.  We expect her to make a full recovery and go on to live an active life without restrictions. 

Josie will stay in one of our foster homes initially to for treatment, but is available for adoption and can meet with an interested applicant at any time.  VT Dog Rescue is paying for the full cost of her procedure - even when she's adopted. 


  • Enjoys playing with other dogs   
  • Well socialized
  • Housebroken
  • Has not been tested with cats
  • Up-to-date on vaccines
  • Like to spend time with people
  • Crate trained
  • Happy, friendly, affectionate 
  • Will be spayed when the vet feels the time is right. She needs to heal from delivering her puppies. VT Dog Rescue will pay for the spay procedure.

Our adoption fee is $350 which includes age appropriate vaccines (such as Distemper, Bordetella, Parvo, Rabies), spaying, heartworm treatment, worming, microchipping, and health exam. Discount vouchers for training, grooming and similar dog related products and services are provided.  

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Josie has been diagnosed with Heartworm Disease.  This is transmitted to dogs when they are bitten by an infected mosquito and are not taking monthly heartworm preventative such as Heartgard. 


The American Heartworm Society holds a wealth of information and resources. We encourage you to explore their website then get in touch with us or your veterinarian with questions.