CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (WSIL) -- We're back in the shelters this week trying to help some of our furry friends find their "furever homes."
"Dana's been here for a couple months so you know she's patiently been waiting. Some of the heartworm positive dogs can be here, we have one that's been here since November, so it definitely takes a lot more to get them a home," says Tracy Poston, Executive Director at the Humane Society of Southeastern Missouri.
Two-year-old Dana is heartworm positive, making it difficult to find a home because she will require treatment after she's adopted.
"We do have a local vet that helps us with the treatment cost so it's not near as expensive as it would be. They do a discount and you would just come in, you pay that veterinarian, and she'd go through the heart worm treatment," explains Poston.
Poston says Dana is full of energy and has a lot of love to give. "Dana would do pretty good with somebody that hiked or ran. She doesn't have to have it all the time, but she definitely loves exercise, boys to chase around the yard, that kind of thing."
Dana never meets a stranger and does great with other dogs. She even knows some basic commands.
"She loves to play tug with the rope, but she also loves lap time. She likes being snuggled. She's pretty affectionate," adds Poston.
If you're interested in meeting Dana, Poston says they've had to switch things up due to the virus.
"All they have to do is call and make an appointment. We're doing everything outside, trying to social distance, stay 6 feet away and keep everybody safe, ask everybody to use hand sanitizer. They can still come out and hang out with Dana, spend some time in the yard with her, get to know her, and then we'll do the adoption outdoors."
If you're interested in adopting Dana, click here for more information. For more adoptable pets check out our "Pets Of The Week" segment Thursdays on News 3 This Morning.