Kappy, who is probably a Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix, was surrendered to the shelter at the age of 10 or 11 after being passed around a bit. A huge heart murmur was found, making him unadoptable, so ODH took him on. After a thorough cardiology workup, his heart disease was pronounced “mild plus” so he’s in fine shape now but still too much a gamble for most adopters. Little Kappy has evidently had some rough handling in the past and has had way too many homes already; he can be quite defensive toward people but really loves to cuddle. However, he really loves to go for vigorous walks and plays with great enthusiasm. We’ll see how Kappy progresses over time, hoping that his heart won’t get worse but that he begins to really trust that his human family means him no harm. Underneath the scared exterior he’s a pretty sweet little dog. Update: Kappy’s heart, which had held on for more than a year past his diagnosis of congestive heart failure, finally gave out early one morning. This tough little fellow fought the good fight and had amazed his cardiologist; he was very much loved and the house is MUCH quieter without him. Kappy died August 2015.