Meet McAvoy! He is approximately 5 years old, 65 pounds, and appears to be a shepherd mix. The NC shelter reports he knows basic commands like sit, quiet, and no. McAvoy is so sweet and loves to give kisses! Because he has heartworms, he has to stay pretty low energy, although we can tell he really wants to run around and play. He gets along with other doggie friends and even shares a room with another heartworm foster. McAvoy is working on being housebroken, he's had a few accidents in his crate which might be from some of the meds he's on. He loves to chew on bones and rope toys in his crate to keep him busy. Put in your application today for this big fluffy ball of love! . This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH's heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.