On a dark cold rainy morning, we discovered a large white boxer abandoned and tied to the door knob of our shelter. He gave us quite a fright but we quickly discovered this was a very friendly sweet 'ghost'. Named Casper, this poor dog was obviously neglected and severely malnourished. He smelled terrible from a nasty skin infection and was covered in fleas. After a trip to our vet, we also learned Casper had heartworms which required more costly treatment and care. Casper fully recovered thanks to the efforts of our wonderful volunteers and is ready for his new home. Estimated to be three years old, Casper is underweight at only fifty-five pounds. This droopy-faced boy is very sweet, friendly and fun. He gives the best sloppy kisses! Casper is all wiggles and wags whenever you stop by his kennel. Often, he's holding a squeaky toy and begging you to play. Casper is a great companion for an adult that is home most of the day. He would not be happy if left in a crate all day. He needs plenty of exercise and time to play. Being underfed and malnourished has made him possessive of food and treats. Consequently, he is not suited for children and needs to be the only pet in the home. Other than his food issue, Casper is a loving obedient dog. He walks well on a leash and sits quietly on car rides. We don't know if Casper is completely housebroken but he does prefer going on grass. A fenced in yard is a must to keep him safe when outside. This special dog deserves a wonderful forever home. Will you make Casper's 'happy-ever-after' dreams come true? To adopt, please go to hsnwga.org, click 'Adoption', then 'Application for Adoption' to complete an online application to be preapproved. Due to the high volume of applications received, our Adoption Coordinator will only contact applicants that best meet the needs of the pet.