You may have noticed WVUA 23 News has not been running our regular Pet of the Week segment lately. That’s because of COVID-19, but Tina Miller with the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Humane Society of West Alabama</a> checked in with us Tuesday with a pup in need of a new home.

Robin is a 7-year-old male black lab who is heartworm positive.

If you know anything about heartworms you know treating them requires lots of special care.

Robin can’t be active during his treatment, meaning he’s not allowed to run around and play like a normal dog. Instead, he needs to be mostly sedentary.

So the Humane Society of West Alabama is looking for a family who can foster Robin for a few months while he goes through his treatment.

Fosters are provided food, a crate, a leash, treats and anything else that’s needed. Robin’s heartworm treatment is also being covered by the Humane Society, but his fosters may need to take him in for vet treatments.

“We just need a family who will take him in for a couple of months,” Miller said. “He loves children and people.”

Robin isn’t too fond of male dogs, but he does fine with female dogs, Miller said.

<p><hr></p><p>If you’re interested in making this or another potential pet in need part of your life, visit <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”></a>.</p><p><p><p><p><p>Adoption fees are $75. All dogs and cats come with microchips, and all pets who are old enough have been spayed or neutered.</p><p>All HSWA cats are either at the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Cat Adoption Facility</a> (2430 36th St.) in Northport or in foster homes. The facility is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment.</p><p>All HSWA dogs are either at the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Dog Adoption Facility</a> or in foster homes and require an appointment to meet. Please call 205-554-0011 or email <a href=””></a> to request an appointment.</p></p></p></p></p>

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