Education · Support · Rescue · Shelter · Wheelchair Assistance
Bowie: (blind)-- Meet Bowie! This adorable little terrier mix was
rescued from a high kill shelter, where he ran out of time after not
being adopted. You see, Bowie is blind, leaving him with a very low
chance of being adopted from the rural shelter he came from. When we
heard Bowie’s story we knew we wanted to step up and help him. At FDR we
love to help the “underdogs” who are often overlooked. We know these
dogs make amazing companions and are just different. Bowie is
undoubtedly one of the sweetest, most affectionate dogs you’ll meet! He
would love nothing more than to shower you with kisses. He is very
smart, and has even figured out how to jump on and off of couches! He is
super cuddly, and can’t wait to find his forever family! Bowie is about
8 years old and weighs about 10 pounds.
He is completely adjusted to his disabilities and gets around really
well! Since Bowie is older he doesn’t mind being at home alone while you
go to work. He also doesn’t need a lot of exercise and would be perfect
for someone looking for an easy, mellow companion. If you can open your
heart to a special needs dog and you’d like to meet Bowie please fill
out an adoption application at
Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, California
Our beautiful Bruno does not ask for much. A place to lay
his head, someone to love, and a small amount of special care. He was
left at our local shelter by his former owners. He is 10 years old and
25 lbs. Bruno is diabetic and requires daily insulin injections. He
currently takes 1.5
units of insulin twice per day after meals.
Bruno's foster mom feels that he has lost the majority of his vision at
this time. Despite this, Bruno navigates the home and yard with
success. Bruno currently lives with dogs of all ages and sizes. He
takes a bit of time to warm up to new dogs, but does well with them once
he feels safe. He does not mind the company of cats. He also lives with
a 7 year old child. Bruno is a good boy who deserved more than to be
left in his golden years in an overcrowded shelter. Do you have the love
in your heart to make the rest of his years his best? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or an application
Adoption fee of 100.00 includes up to date vaccinations, neuter,
microchip and current heartworm prevention. We are located in
Beckley,WV and have some transport assistance.
On November 14,2014 Saving The Animals Together was contacted by a woman
who had accidentally hit a puppy with her car. She was broken hearted as
she carried the pup to every house on the road, hoping to find his
owner so he could receive the life-saving care that he needed. Nobody
claimed him, nor did anyone know where he had come from.
When she asked us to help, we could not say no. The little pup was taken
to the vet, with his vet bill to be covered by our rescue, while further
efforts were made to find and reunite him with is owner. Unfortunately
his owner was never found, and so he became what we like to call a #STATDawg.
We were relieved to find that he had no broken bones or internal damage.
But the blow to his head had left him visually impaired. Our hopes, that
as he grew the vision would improve, were not to be realized.
Frogger was placed in foster care where he grew and learned to live
joyfully in spite of his limitation. He has no problem negotiating his
way around the house and yard, once he gets his bearings.
Frogger eventually had to be moved to a new foster home, after a short
stay in a boarding facility, because he began to act defensively when
other dogs, especially larger dogs, startled him. Because he cannot
always gauge if a growl is towards him, or a bark is an invitation to
play or a challenge to fight, he stays on edge.
A home with either no other dogs, or a carefully controlled canine pack,
would be best for him. He is fine with children as long as they are
taught not to approach him in a way that startles him. One must always
be aware that he needs time to judge a situation since he cannot see
Frogger is housetrained, leash trained, crate trained, obedient and
sweet. He loves to run and play, and snuggle and nap, like any other
dog. He will be a fantastic companion and is ready to find his lifetime
friend to love.
Sebastian (deaf)-- Sebastian is an adorable, mixed breed pup who
would love nothing more than to find his forever home! Sebastian is
great with other dogs and loves everyone he meets. He spends his days at
K9 Playtime romping with the other dogs and absolutely loves to be a
social butterfly! Sebastian does really well in all kinds of social
settings- from adoption events to long runs with volunteers. He is
gentle and well-mannered and doesn’t even jump up to greet new people.
Sebastian is also house-broken. This sweet pup is about 2 years old and
weighs 50 pounds. He was born deaf, but has learned several hand signals
and is very easy to train. Most people think training deaf or blind dogs
is more difficult, but really it is just different! If you’d like to
meet Seb please fill out an adoption application on our website at
Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, California
||Miley is about 9 months old ,We
found her in the streets about 4 months ago
She is a loving sweet dog who is deaf. She
knows commands with hand signals and needs a home with no other animals.
We are sad to have to find her a new home but our other dog does not get
along with her. She plays very rough with other dogs and unfortunately
does not pick up on there growls or barking that is why she needs a
good home with no other animals.
She is great with kids but requires a lot
of attention and will need additional training.
Miley is located in Putnam Valley
NY and is up to date on all of her shots.
If interested please contact me at
Age: 10 Months old
Weight: 24 Pounds
Breed: Terrier Mix
Health: Neutered, Heartworm Negative, UTD on shots, DEAF
Grits is calm when he’s near his person.
He enjoys car rides and responds positively to the ‘Car’ command (I’ve
seen him bolt out the door and wait at the car expectantly). He’s not
afraid to be touched to wake him up or to get his attention (a tap on
the nape, or lower back). He’s quiet in public places. Grits is sweet
and affectionate. He’s a great couch buddy, and he’s happy sleeping next
to his ‘persons’ feet as well. He’s cautious with dogs he’s not been
introduced, but is good with building positive friendships with other
dogs he meets. Keep in mind that he’s deaf, unknown dogs will startle
him if he doesn’t expect them.
for Grit's complete bio, more pictures and info Humane Society of Union
County , Monroe NC
-6 yr old, double merle deaf sheltie mix
-Housebroken and crate trained
Matilda knows basic sign language, and is
good with cats, dogs, and kids. She has to get to know you on her
terms or she will nip. Playful and has a great personality once
she feels safe and secure
Sadly we must part with her because of
allergies in our home. Her new home must be patient and loving
because of her handicap.
Christine J. Saia
Cell: (973) 769-0498
shelter accepted Rocco into our care on Apr 2, 2016. Rocco is a 2
1/2 yr old bob tailed Australian Cattle dog who is deaf. An impending
baby and fear of falling over Rocco led to his relinquishment. Rocco was
highly stressed when he entered the kennel environment as he had never
been away from his home, had little exposure to other dogs/people and
lived in a silent world. Initially his fears at what to him, was a
terrifying new environment, created defensive behaviors requiring those
caring for him to be cautious.
passing of time, he is settling down considerably. Several volunteers
work with him daily which includes an exchange of affectionate
interactions as well as his much anticipated play time. He loves to
fetch and will return the ball and drop at feet, eager for the next
throw. He LOVES tug o war but in his eagerness to grab the tug toy,
fingers and hands can fall victim to fast moving teeth. He cannot hear
any cries or admonitions so he is not aware he has hurt someone. Homes
with children are not advisable. Leash training is in progress as he
clearly had no concept of it and desires to use the leash as a tug toy.
We are working on this. Rocco is house trained. He will chase cars,
birds and other moving objects.
safe fence will be required to keep him safe as well as a yard large
enough to provide running room. His adopter(s) need to be willing to
provide the training needed for a dog living in a silent world that will
enable him to meet the expectations of his people. He enjoys his time
outside and loves to run the fence line with the dogs in the yards
beside him. He will soon be introduced to another dog under supervision
so he will have a playmate. When he is tired from being outside, he
makes it know that he is ready for his kennel and a nap on his cot.
Rocco was neutered before coming to us. Adoption fee $100.
is a fun and active, deaf American bull dog. She is 5 months old, all
white with a brown patch right above her tail. She loves to follow
shadows. She knows how to sit, stay and lay down. She does bark at you
when she wants attention or love. She loves to go running and is a great
partner to go running with. She loves to play with balls and stuffed
animals. She is friendly, however she wont run just to anyone.
At night she
sleeps in her cage and prefers all the lights out, if not she feels left
out and wants to hang out. In the morning she will bark around 2 to 3
times around 730am so she can go outside.
raised her since she was 4 weeks old, we are the only family she knows.
It is extremely important to us that she goes to a good home.
She is smart
and just needs a loving home. Like I said she already has learned some
commands, she just needs a few more commands and she will be the perfect
born on Dec. 1, 2015, All white with a brown patch abover her tail.
Sometimes her eyes are Blue sometimes they are green. She is friendly,
loving, hyper. She gets long with other dogs.
Zoey is located in Miami, FL contact: Melissa Bermudez
a very friendly but very energetic American Bulldog mix. He's still
pretty young, we're told about 18 months. He was abandoned earlier this
year and we adopted him without knowing that he is a deaf dog. We have
worked with this issue extensively but, with our increasing work
schedules, it's proving too difficult to manage. He's very friendly with
us and with strangers. He seems especially comfortable around children.
He's typically very quiet, only barking when we leave... or it's
mealtime (for us)! We have gotten him reasonably comfortable with
crating but he's still feeling some level of separation anxiety with
being left alone. He is very healthy and energetic. We try to get him
out for a good walk 4-6 times a day. Typically he is well-behaved on
walks but he has to have space to work out his zoomies. He's also not
learned the danger of cars... considering his deafness, he really
shouldn't be allowed in traffic situation without a leash. He also loves
to play fetch with his tennis balls and tugging at his rope toys. He's
also a huge fan of the rawhide bone, particularly snuggled right up
alongside whoever is close by... mostly cute, but kind of gross!
Unfortunately, we've discovered that with our work schedules having
changed the way they have since we adopted him that we can't give him
the amount of attention he really needs. He loves to play and really
seems to have no end to his energy. While it's a great sign of his
health it's also a challenge for two people that work full time. It's
important that he has something to keep his mind occupied... or it
becomes whatever he can get in his mouth. We suspect that the best
environment for him would be a place where he has company but also room
to use all that energy to run off his leash.
info: Jon Brannon -
email@example.com (304) 922-1362 (no calls before 9am
or after 9pm)
firstname.lastname@example.org (270) 922-0496 (can be called any time of
day, but leave voicemail to have call returned)
Located in Huntington WV - neutered and UTD on vetting
|Wheel Chair Dogs
We have a wonderful adopter
of a fabulous wheelchair dog that has offered to speak with anyone needing
assistance with your paralyzed dog. Please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com
We will not be accepting
anymore paralyzed dogs into the rescue. The 5 we are currently
caring for have filled our spaces for wheelchair/incontinent dogs.
|Jubilent Jax - Toy Breeds In Need
Rescue - Maryland - www.toybreedsinneed.org
Available for Adoption or Long-Term
Jax is a stunning cream colored Pekingese
Mix. We cannot be certain but, we think Jax may be part Peke and part
lion. This little boy has courage and heart that is nothing short of
inspirational. He is still very much a pup at only 3 years of age. He is
17 pounds of fluffy, sweet, cotton candy. Jax loves to play with other
dogs, likes to chase cats (he means them no harm, he is just curious!)
and gives his foster Mom a smooch every time she picks him up.
A few weeks ago, TBIN offered to welcome
Jax in to our rescue after his family decided they were no longer able
to care for him. Jax suffered a ruptured disc and so no his hind legs
are paralyzed. Upon taking Jax in, we took him to our fabulous holistic
vet who evaluated him and began treating him with a few different
modalities (herbs, supplements, and laser acupuncture). Jax is in no
pain whatsoever and is blissfully unaware that he is paralyzed. Jax is
taken out frequently and expressed (this is not hard to do!) and so he
does NOT have accidents in the house. Jax had some pretty bad sores on
his knees when he was relinquished to us so we ordered him a drag bag
(second picture) so that he could scoot along without abrading his skin
and allowing his sores to heal (which they have). We are going to be
measuring Jax for a cart this week which will be custom made just for
him so that he can go for walks outside. While inside, he pulls himself
right along and has zero issues getting around.
Jax is otherwise in good health,
up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, and has been microchipped.
We are seeking either an adoptive home for Jax, or someone who is
interested in providing him with a long-term foster home. Jax's ideal
home would include someone who is home most of the day and is able to
take him outside for regular potty breaks. Another small, playful canine
companion who would be interested in wrestling and playing with Jax, as
he really loves to play and it is great exercise for him. A home without
young children would be best (ages 14 and up).
If you feel that you have room in your
heart and home for Jax, please complete an Adoption Application: http://www.toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html
For questions or inquiries, please e-mail
Toy Breeds In Need Rescue: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Due to my failing health I have a rescue
dog in a wheel chair that needs a new home. Brian was shot
and thrown in the woods to die. By the time he was found, he had
lost a lot of weight because he couldn’t move. We took him in
and started putting weight back on him and had him completely checked
out by our vet. Because he was shot he does not have use of his
rear legs or control of his bowel and bladder. He is a happy go
lucky dog, loves food and treats. We bought him an Eddie’s Wheel
Cart so he could run around in the back yard. He loves it and runs
around like crazy. He is up to date on all his shots, neutered,
about 2 years old, heartworm free, blond in color and listed as a
mixed breed, weights about 26 lbs. He is located in East
His bed, cart, and blankets go with him.
He is on anti seizure pills twice a day as he had seizures in the past.
Anti seizure pills are cheap and are put in his food. See the
picture of Brian.
If you are interested in adopting Brian
please call Ken at 401-569-2554, Thank you.
|Tundra's Story: Every
so often, Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM) is asked to consider
taking in dogs who have exceptional needs and very often these dogs have
a heart-breaking story that accompanies them. Tundra is one of those
Tundra is a male golden/shepherd/husky
mix who was rescued by a RAGOM volunteer and the director of The
Marshmallow Foundation along with two other dogs and three cats. All of
these animals had been victims of severe, long-term neglect but because
they were not malnourished enough to be seized there was nothing the
local authorities could do about it.
Chained to the side of the house on a
chain too short to reach his dog house, Tundra had a miserable life. The
road to a new life began for Tundra and his canine and feline companions
when the owner of the home was evicted. At the same time, a guardian
angel neighbor made sure the animals had food and water. She was also
very persistent in seeking out help for these animals…while another
neighbor had been threatening to shoot them.
As all six animals found themselves in
rescue with the Marshmallow Foundation, the Foundation asked asked RAGOM
to take Tundra because of our past success with Joy (another wheelchair
dog). At some point in Tundra’s life, an unknown event caused a disc
rupture or fibrocartilagenous emboli, a catastrophic injury that left
his back legs paralyzed. Despite his sad and rough beginnings, he’s a
happy boy who soaks up love and attention.
Please contact Kathy Guinn at email@example.com for
more information. Tundra is located in Minneapolis, MN
http://www.adoptapitrescue.org/ ~ Ohio
Bubba is an American Staffordshire Terrier, that is about 2 years old.
He is the sweetest happiest dog around. When our rescue took him he had
no use of his back legs at all. But we have spent a lot of time working
with him and he has really come a long way in the 3 months we’ve had
him. He can stand for short periods, and even take some steps. He now
has actual muscle in his hind legs. And surprises us more and more all
the time. He gets around just fine in the house and just needs help out
to the bathroom. He also does not have accidents in the house as long as
you take him out fairly regularly. The length of time has gotten longer
as he’s gotten stronger and gained weight. His tail is always wagging.
And he just loves to be able to be a part of the family. Loves to chew
on bones, hooves, balls, and especially loves to tear apart stuffed
animals. He’s just an all around happy boy, that needs to find his
forever family. He should not go to a family that has cats, as he’s a
little too interested in trying to chase the resident cat at his foster
home. Bubba has been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His
adoption fee is $175.00.
If you have any questions please see our contact us page.
To fill out an application for this sweet boy
Thank you so much for your consideration - Adrian Alltop (Bubba’s foster
Tilly! She is a sweet, small, 3yr old mixed breed pup who currently
resides in Florida, USA.
She made the
long travel from Thailand a few weeks ago, and is looking for a loving,
forever home or special needs rescue. While in Thailand, Tilly was hit
by a car, causing her to be partially paralyzed in her hind legs. She
was being held at a wild animal sanctuary, where she couldn't get the
treatment she needed to heal. An American volunteer decided to bring her
home to give her a second chance.
surrounded by other dogs in Thailand, and even had a little doggie best
friend. They were always together. She was also around other dogs at the
vet and in the airport, and she was her normal self. I've never seen her
be aggressive, either with other dogs or food. She has a very mild
temperament, and weighs about 17-18 lbs.
currently on pain meds and getting laser therapy, and is able to stand
on her own now! She is still not quite walking, but she is certainly
trying and her vet has hope :-) She cannot stay where she is and needs a
information on Tilly or to contact her foster momma, please email
Lindsay Sundell at
Isabella better known as Bella. She is an 8 1/2 year old Rat
Terrier who is very sweet and friendly. Bella gets along well with other
animals (dogs and cats) and loves people (especially children!)
She lives to lay anywhere there is sunshine. She loves to play catch and
is quite smart. Bella suffered from a spinal cord injury back in 2010
causing paralysis from the waist down as well as being incontinent.
however, has not diminished her spirits and she continues to be an
extremely loving and playful companion. We purchased a wheelchair for
her which she refused as she is independent and prefers to get around on
her own. Aside from this injury, she is in good health and her medical
history has been uneventful.
I am looking
for a loving home for her as I can no longer care for her.
Bella find a home!
baby is Link. He came to GPRO as just a puppy, dob approx March
2015, after suffering unbelievable injuries and neglect, including a
lower back injury causing him partial paralysis, his left rear leg was
broken in two places, and right rear leg was mangled beyond repair.
There was no option but to amputate the right leg, and his left rear leg
was successfully surgically repaired. Link then started the long road to
recovery and has completed physical therapy including from June to Nov.
He has gained strength and control in his lower back and rear leg, and
has gained significant control of his bowels and bladder, and he can use
his front legs to pull himself around quite well but he can't stand and
balance without assistance. He is reliant on a wheelchair or assistance
using a rear harness for mobility.
Saydee is a beautiful 18 month old German Shepherd at Westside
German Shepherd Rescue. She has a sad tale to tell -- even we don’t know
all the details -- but we do know she is a heroic survivor. Sandy was
found by some Good Samaritans in the Central Valley who kept her safe
but needed to find a permanent place for her. Westside didn’t know at
that time that Sandy’s back had been broken in the past and healed on
its own. There is no surgery that can help her now. One of our vets said
it is a miracle she can even walk, -- which she does well -- but needs a
protective boot so she doesn’t hurt her back foot, which she drags a
little. She has no feeling in her tail and no feeling in her back end.
She will have to wear diapers unless she is romping outside with her
doggy friends or you!
We know it
will take a special person to give beautiful Sandy a home, but that
person will be so rewarded because Sandy has so much to offer -- she is
smart, loving and so appreciative.
If you would
like to meet this Wonder Girl, please complete a Westside German
Shepherd application so that we can contact you. Go to the following
link for an application:
My name is
Harmony, I was born with no muscles in my back legs but I get
around just fine, I was born July 7, 2014. I do all my "business"
outside all on my own - and although I have a wheelchair, I'm still
afraid to use it.
(and best friend) is moving on a military base and can't take me with
her but I want to go to a good home that will love and care for me as
much as she does. She is looking for a good home for me or help in
placing me with a good family
Harmony is located
in Roseville MI.
Ashley for more information at (586) 360-0079 call or text and email
- 9 mo old - I found Karma in a storm drain when she was roughly 6 weeks
old. She was only 1lb 2oz. A week later she was basically dead on the
Vets exam table with an unknown internal infection. She stayed at the
Vets and got better. 2 weeks after Karma came back from the Vets she
suffered 2 broken back legs. She was in the backyard with a bigger dog.
The bigger dog took off running and her legs got caught in his tether.
She was casted for 7 weeks. Due to cast being on for so long and it
being during her prime growing stage her ligaments got super tight and
she can no longer bend her legs. 1 legs has slight bend to it and the
other does not. She does not let it slow her down one bit. She uses both
her back legs at the same time so it's kind of like she is a tripod dog.
Except her legs aren't missing! At 7 months old, Karma came down with
Parvo. One again she beat the odds and survived! Karma was supposed to
be a "get her well and find her a good home" puppy. Something is always
happening to her so I have yet to find her a home. I am hoping with your
help it will be possible. She is fairly small. Only about 40lbs. She is
very skinny in the back end because she has zero muscle. She eats wet
and hard food 2 times a day but doesn't gain back there. I gave her the
birth date of August 12th from the Vets age estimate. She is fully potty
trained. She is an awesome guard dog. She is not yet spayed. Our vet
said it will be kind of difficult because the cannot maneuver her legs
out of the way. If needed we came make them slather before she goes to a
new home. She is UTD on shots, including rabies.
If you would
like to know more please don't hesitate to ask. I am willing to travel
for the right home. (depending on distance of course) Contact
Odo is a 7
year old cocker spaniel mix, who weighs about 40 pounds. His back end
was hit by a car in September of 2015 that caused fractures and nerve
damage. He lost some strength in his hind legs and became incontinent.
His vet was hoping he will improve his muscle functions through daily
exercise trainings. His previous owner was not able to spend enough time
to help him, so he came to Rescued Treasures to find his special family
who will continue to assist him for his journey of recovery and his
He is a low key dog that loves to be with people. He is good with most
dogs, ignores cats but would hunt small critters. He is mobile around
the house by scooting or dragging his hind legs. He was fitted for a
cart to assist him going on walks outdoors. Most of the time he wears
belly bands or diapers. He prefers someone to be home a lot, who is able
to lift some weight to help him stand. And a house with open space for
him to move around and not too many steps to get in and out.
adoption fee is $100 after all vetting. For more information and
adoption applications (which must be completed to arrange a meeting)
visit Rescued Treasures website at
http://rescued-treasures.com/dog-application/. If you do not hear
from our volunteers within 2 days, please email us at
Before applying for this dog, please think the decision over thoroughly
and make sure the whole family is in agreement. Owning a dog is a huge
responsibility that is not something that should be rushed into. Each
dog from Rescued Treasures has been saved from an uncertain future. If
you are thinking about adopting, please remember it is a LIFE-LONG
commitment. Dogs can live to be at least 14 years old...are you ready to
take care of him/her that long?
she is a five year old dachshund mix. She has been living a good life
with a retired couple although she substainted a back injury about 18
months ago they were determined to do what ever it took to care for her.
She had spinal surgery but it was not successful. She does have a little
function in her back legs she can kick them and every once in a while
she lifts herself up. She scoots around just fine and uses her cart to
run and play outdoors. Of course she needs help using the bathroom she
does great as long as she is on a schedule she is stimulated to use the
bathroom over a litter pan just like most dogs if she get excited she
does have accidents she has potty pants to wear in the house just in
case. This past February her human dad passed away from a heart attack
and now her mom due to health reasons is finding it hard to care for her
on her own. She has multiple sclerosis and has back problems plus had to
have knee surgery this past March. She is afraid of falling with Penny
and both of them getting injured. It breaks her heart but feels like it
would be the best thing for both of them to find her a new home. She
will come with all her supplies ( cart, beds, toys, potty pants, drag
bag, food ect)
She is up to
date on her shots and has been on heart worm prevention. She is very
sweet does good with older children gets along with other dogs. She
lives with two cats but does get excited when she sees a new cat. She
would make a great pet for the right person. Please contact Tammy
Ledford at 940-636-8776 e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org . Penny is located in Wichita Falls TX would
be willing to drive Penny to her new home or meet half way.
is an 8 to 9 week old puppy who was brought into the Lakota Animal Care
Project clinic by his family on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South
Dakota. The family brought him in to put him to sleep because since he
was one week old he could not walk with his back legs. The family said
he fell off the deck. Can Do was in no pain and had a real “can do”
attitude so, of course, we did not put him to sleep but rather woke him
up to a new life. Can Do is a very happy puppy and gets around great by
pulling himself with his front legs. He is incredibly quick getting
himself around but will be much quicker by the end of the weekend when
his K9Cart arrives (a generous donation from the K9Cart company who,
just like everyone else, fell in love with Can Do at first sight). Can
Do goes everywhere, to the park, grocery, post office, even Babies R Us
where he got a baby carrier so that his little back legs can hang out
through the holes while he checks out the scenes as he is carried along.
Today, he will begin swim lessons in the bathtub. Lakota Animal Care
Project foster home, Virginia, is not giving up on those little back
legs. Daily massage, walks in a walking sling, and hydrotherapy will
complement his activity in his new K9Cart. This little guy has a great
can do spirit, so we will do everything we can do to help Can Do find
his loving and committed forever home wherever that may be. It would be
wonderful for Can Do to be part of an active family with experience with
dogs with mobility challenges, a family who will get him out and about
and ensure he lives a more than normal, happy life. Lakota Animal Care
Project would also like to reach out to individuals who themselves may
have experienced mobility challenges and who have that same “can do”
attitude that can conquer all.
Animal Care Project we say life is better with a four-legged friend, but
we may have to change our motto now to life is better with a furry
friend, no matter how many legs. Those interested in becoming Can Do’s
forever home should email
email@example.com and we will email you an
application. You can also see a YouTube of Can Do on the Lakota Animal
Care Facebook page. Visit Lakota Animal Care Project website at
for more information on the organization. Thank you.
William Wallace-- William is approximately a 2 years old, German
Shepherd, Pharoah hound mix. He has a very sweet personality: William
loves our 2.5 year old daughter and plays with our female dog in his
cart. William has been with us (in Quakertown, Pennsylvania) since June
13th and started therapy June 14th. We do daily leg stretches and also
use basic antibiotics for his bed sores. His bed sores have improved by
80% from his laser light therapy and antibiotics. He is able to "stand"
when we place his feet properly on the floor and on occasion will push
himself up and fall. He is improving at an amazing rate! William does
NOT wear diapers. We do help William pee but he doesn't often pee in the
house. He will occasionally poop in the house but typically he does that
by himself outside when he drags himself around the backyard (before he
received his cart). I do believe he is starting to pee on his own as
well. I put pee pads under him mostly for blood stains from bed sores.
very well rounded with dogs, children and cats. William prefers to be
outside at night time rather than during the day. So typically we take
short potty breaks during the day. In the evenings and early mornings he
enjoys exploring our backyard and grazing grass with the other dogs.
William was in a vet clinic for 6 months in a "cubby hole" after he was
saved from being hit by a car so he has a tendency to feel safe in small
sections where we keep him. We are seeing slow progress in moving beyond
room limits as he enjoys moving freely with his cart. William doesn't
mind car rides. He is on a great successful path from being a street dog
hit by a car to needing a forever home.
If you have
a caring, dedicated loving home for this sweetie please contact Nadine
at (267)342-2106 or email Nadine at
is a very sweet and loving 4 year old, 20-25lb male JUG mix (jack
russell and pug) who recently sustained a spinal cord injury from a
condition known as IVDD:
disc disease (IVDD) is a condition where the cushioning discs between
the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into
the spinal cord space. These discs then press on the nerves running
through the spinal cord causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis.
dog that are predisposed to IVDD include the Dachshund, Beagle, Basset
Hound, and Shih Tzu."
surgery on April 8, 2016 to repair 3 ruptured discs and has had phsycial
therapy as well. He is paralyzed from his shoulders back and has no deep
pain sensation. As a result, he is incontinent. He needs his bladder
expressed 3-4 times a day (it is quite easy to do), but he doesn't leak
much so a pee pad will last in between bladder expression times. He is
able to defecate independently. Rocky also has some issues ethnic
swallowing IF he eats too big of a bite. Other than that, he's fine when
he eats. I usually hold the bowl while he eats and take it away after
each bite till he swallows.
great with children and other animals and he loves attention and
cuddling, as well as chewing bones and toys. He is a great candidate for
a wheel cart and has very strong front legs.
provide a cart for him contact:
around July 4th I woke up with Sadie next to the bed panting
really hard, shaking, and unable to move her back legs. We rushed her to
the Emergency clinic and found that she had compressed discs in her
spine. We followed the Vets instructions for crate rest, steroids, and
Tramadol. We followed up with our local Vet and they said that we would
have to wait and see what happened. We checked into a Rehab facility and
took her 3 times a week for 4 months for rehab therapy and acupuncture.
There has been no change in her condition. This is very hard for our
family to decide to find her another home but with our oldest child
going to college Sadie is looking at being in a crate for about 20 hours
a day once she leaves. My husband and I both work day shift and Sadie
has to be in her crate at night due to her incontinence. We do not feel
that this would be fair to Sadie even though we love her very much we
would like to find a home for her that can have her out and active. She
does have a wheel chair and loves it. Sadie is great with kids and other
dogs. Please let me know if anyone can help.
picture she looks a little hairy but we have trimmed her since this
picture, she gets these white hairs on her belly and legs that grow
Sadie is in
in Lagrange, OH, Lorain County about 30 min west of Cleveland, OH.
is a 2 ½ year old Pit Bull. He was rescued at the San Diego Dog pound.
Seau is a lovable dog and faithful to his owner. He loves being with
people and is as gentle as kitty cat. He weighs about 55 pounds and is
disabled. He currently cannot walk on his own. On June 30th Seau escaped
from the backyard and ended up getting hit by a car. We didn’t want to
put him down and decided to opt for surgery. After surgery he was in the
animal hospital for 3 weeks before finally being released. The Surgery
was successful and the doctors said he has 50/50 chance to walk again in
6 months, his tail wags occasionally and have seen him move his back
legs a few time as well. We have to find a home for him as the house he
currently lives in will be soon vacant and for sale and then will not
have any place for him. Putting him under is NOT an option as this sweet
dog deserves a loving owner who will give him the unconditional love he
- Transport Available Out of State
My name is
Big Red. Aren’t I one of the most beautiful creatures you have
ever seen? I am as sweet as I am beautiful. I love to be loved and to
give love and my snuggles are like the warmest, coziest blanket on the
coldest winter day. I am five years old and my first two years must have
been very bad because I have some scars and I lost one of my legs.
Somehow I made it to the shelter and then my mom found me and took me
home with her. She has given me so much love and a wonderful home for
the last three years and I adore her for that. But you see, the problem
is that I have come to adore her so much that I can’t bring myself to
share her anymore with my pet siblings. I can no longer be around other
I need to be
in a home where I am the absolute center of attention with no other pets
and no children. I am low energy by nature and tend to spend the
majority of my time sleeping. I love a good bone to chew, a tennis ball
makes me access my inner puppy and a game of tug every now and then is
great fun. Car rides are the bomb! I don’t require a lot of exercise
which is good because I tend to be leash aggressive and bikes and
skateboards scare me terribly. I do go to daycare and enjoy that. That
environment is safe for me as I do not have to compete with any of those
dogs for my mom’s attention or for food or treats. I would do best in a
home where my people are home more than they are gone.
neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. I have one daily med for a
controlled seizure disorder. I am fully housetrained, but a crate is not
an option for me given trauma I must have experienced in my past. Mom
crated me early on and I broke two teeth trying to get out. I stay in
the house when she is gone and have access to a dog door and a fenced in
back yard. I love to be lazy in the sun!
If you have
a big heart and could open it to let me in, I will make it swell with my
love and admiration. I really am a sweet boy, I just need the right
situation. Serious inquiries only please. This is a very hard time for
my mom and your consideration of that is much appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org
to find a new home for a lovely young female lab (4 years old
approximately) who has a very sad story.
My fiancé (A
DVM) has a small vet clinic in Rosamond CA. (Near Edwards Airforce Base)
beautiful young female lab was brought to us after she was hit by a car.
recently been rescued from a shelter.
was able to save her life… but she is partially crippled and cannot walk
at all on bad days, but she is able to "all her business outside on her
own." She would benefit from a cart.
owner did not want to take on a crippled dog and surrendered her.
We would be
so grateful if you could help us…. she has been through so much and is
too sweet and lovely to not have a better life
/Sierra Oasis Animal Care 661-752-5729
Dogs with Minor Challenges
shelter volunteer wrote to us and said , " I can't say enough about how
beautiful and delicate she is. She is very lady like and just so calm
and loving. She is HW positive....but, can you help her. Her time is up"
showed up at someone's house as a stray and they brought her to the
shelter. I heard from the person who found her. She was good with the
cat and wanted to get in the house like she was used to living in the
house. Very sweet dog!
simply, her time was up and she was next on the list to be euthanized.
Enough said. We took her and are so glad that we did. She's proven to be
one of the sweetest dogs we seen!
Rudy is in foster care in Chelmsford, MA. where she lives with four
children of all ages, three dogs and two cats. Her foster family says
she simply fit right in from the first day and they adore her. She was
heart worm treated, spayed, microchipped and brought current on all
vaccines. She's around 2 years old. Anyone who knows the temperament of
a coon hound knows..........THEY ARE TOTALLY DEVOTED TO THEIR HUMANS,
THEY ARE KIND GENTLE DOGS AND WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!
learned that Ruby is "special needs" when we rescue her. She has a rear
leg that shakes when standing. Her legs and hip area were x-rayed and
tested and she does not have any pain as a result of this. She can run
and play like any normal dog. After testing, our vet felt Ruby was
exposed to distemper at some point in her life and this shaking is a
result of that. It cannot be cured but should also not get worse.....it
is what it is and makes her just more "SPECIAL" TO US.
is a GEM and should NOT be missed if you are a hound lover
Toni Diamond. Diamond Dogs Rescue, Inc
Snoopy is approx. 1 year old blue tick coon hound. He showed up at
our house as a story in Jan 2016. We have ensured he is up to date on
shots and neutered. He is so lovable and loves to play tug with his rope
and fetch tennis balls. He does well with kids (we have 2 little boys)
and other dogs.
He gets a
bit testy while eating or when he's sleepy (who doesn't) so we give him
his space. Our older doberman doesn't care for him so in order to
maintain his safety we can no longer keep him and we are looking for a
safe and living home for this sweet boy.
hit by a car in Feb and has a broken tail. He cannot feel his tail so if
he has diarrhea (which has happened twice since this occurred) then you
have to wipe his butt and clean his tail. He cannot lift it out of the
way- it is nonfunctional. I was advised by the vet not to dock it
because the nerves to his anus and bladder are in the tail and since he
was able to get function back, they didn't want to risk cutting into
I have a
video so you can see him playing with our Weimaraner and you can see his
tail just hanging as he runs. I am afraid that if I take him to the
local animal shelter and he gets nervous w diarrhea that he will b
euthanized rather than dealt with.
JASMINE is ready for adoption! She's a 5 yr old diabetic Olde
English Bulldog that someone through away as garbage as soon as she got
sick but not before making money off of as many litters as the poor baby
could spit out. When we first met Jasmine even the vet wasn't sure she
was gonna make it. She has beat cancer and is fighting the diabetes with
all of her being. This girl has amazed us from day one with her sheer
will to live, to love and to be loved. She fought her way back from
nothing with no grumbling and griping, no whining and crying and just
eternally grateful for the helping hand and to have the love she has
never known. Jasmine needs to be the only pet. She does not like sharing
her attention and love with any other furry babies. She is housebroken
and does not chew anything or tear anything up. Jasmine is a super calm
girl and is very good to get her blood sugar checked and her insulin
shots especially considering she is almost 80 pounds. She will bark to
let you know someone is there but meets everyone with love. She is
amazing with all size babies and kids. We are hoping for a miracle here.
She is rotated out with several other dogs because of her dog aggression
and its just not fair to her. Shes a total love and so easy to handle.
Jasmine just wants to be a couch potato and the center of your world.
Even her vets office brags on how calm she is and how she will go to
sleep in the middle of a exam just from being petted. Jasmine has the
best spirit of any dog I've ever met. Jasmine is completely vetted and
open up your home to this special needs girl? If so please contact Mary
Lavinghouse 601-590-2373 located in Picayune Ms but can arrange
transport just about anywhere for the right adopters. All fees are
waived but checks will be done to be sure its the perfect home for our
gorgeous girl is a 1-2 year old corso/rotti mix, and a complete lovebug
named Pepper!! She is completely house and crate trained, and
none destructive (to anything BUT her toys lol) She is a young dog with
lots of energy, and needs some room to run. She would be best in a home
with a yard and humans with big dog experience to give her basic, and
consistent training. She has a slightly malformed front paw that gives
her goofy character. Her paw doesn’t affect anything though, nor does it
need treatment! Her foster mom has had it X-rayed, and it is just from
birth. Pepper can be shy around new people, but will open up quickly if
she is in a loving and trusting environment and feels comfortable. She
can also be a little shy towards men while on the leash, but in the home
she welcomes everyone as long as her trusted human companion is there.
probably be best in a home with no cats. Though she has never been given
the opportunity to hurt the resident cat she is way to interested in
getting to him. Due to her size, she would probably be best in a home
with older children. And as most big dogs do, even though she is 100
pounds, this sweetheart considers herself a lapdog!
email J & Co Dog Rescue at
email@example.com and get your application in for this
located in Dresher PA!
Digit! I'm a 1.5 yr old lovable 50 lb black lab/blue heeler mix
who has a lot of energy, but also likes to relax and cuddle on the
couch. I also love to give kisses, some have even called me Gene
Simmons because of my tongue. I'm looking for a home with someone who
can help me work through my separation anxiety (currently on
anti-anxiety medication) and has space for me to run around. If in a
fenced in yard I need to be monitored as I can jump a six foot fence!
When introduced properly I can interact with another dog, but living
with one is too much for me. I need to be in a one dog household. I
know sit, stay, off, down, bed, and can walk on a leash well. I've gone
to 5 dog class! (Admittedly I had to take a couple twice.) Despite my
owners best efforts I do NOT like my crate. They aren't sure how I would
do with small children. I do tend to get jealous if I don't have all
the attention, so may not do well with young children. If you are
capable of working on my anxiety I will be the dog of your dreams and
love you forever!
info: Juliana 7634643802 or
Located in Fargo, ND
Hops! Hops is a 6 week old husky shepherd mix and is one of our
special needs babies. He was born with Canine Vestibular Disease which
can cause head tilting, circling and stumbling as well as hearing loss.
It looks a little like he had a little too much fun on a night out.
There is no cure for the disease but don't worry it's not as bad as it
sounds. Since Hops has the congenital form not the geriatric he will be
able to adapt to the disease and will be less affected by it as they get
older. We've already seen improvements in his fine motor movements and
the vet expects them to live a long, normal life. They don't expect it
to cause other health issues. He definitely has a zest for life and
doesn't let anything stand in his way! You won't regret adding this
little gem to your family!
located in Cumming, Georgia. We have more pictures on
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35559473 or email
about Canine Vestibular Disease:
brought this little fella in, and could use some help getting his
information out there to find him a "furever" home. We are located in
Ypsilanti, MI. We are only foster based, and Dylan is in foster care
with one of our best fosters in Toledo, Ohio.
story: Dylan is between 1-2 year old male. He was hit by a truck in WV,
3/24/16 and has been healing with us since 4/5/2016. Dylan has been
neutered, utd on shots, hw negative. Dylan had to have his tail
amputated since the accident broke the bones in it, he is still
recovering from his broken pelvis too. He has another fracture on top
of his spine and the inflammation is going down. Bladder and bowel
control have improved, but we do not know if damage is permanent or not,
only time can tell us that. Dylan has special physical needs, but he is
all Labbie boy.
He is so
sweet, loves to play, and gets along with everyone. We think he must
have had a little boy in his original home, because he certainly
gravitates towards them.
Dylan at an adoption event yesterday for 3 hours, and there was no pee
in his belly band. His foster Mom is a nurse and works long hours. If
he had someone home more we are betting there wouldn't be many
accidents. He doesn't know when he is done pooing so sometimes there is
a nugget or two following in the house. This is his special
needs...they are all physical, he is an awesome dog.
email: MI LabRescue
is a male Lab mix (possibly Cattle Dog). The vet thinks he is about 2-3
years old. Truman was pulled out of the Robertson County Animal Shelter
in Springfield, TN by Beau's Wish dog rescue. He was afraid of people
and afraid of being touched so no potential adopters would even consider
him. He walks with a limp and tends to hold his right paw slightly off
the ground so as not to put much weight on it. We took him to see the
vet and, after looking at his x-rays, they determined that Truman had
been shot in the shoulder at some point in his life. Even though Truman
has been through a lot in his life already he still loves people! We
are amazed at how well Truman has adjusted to a normal life after being
hurt and mistreated for so long. He loves to play with his foster
brothers and sisters and he fits right in with the rest of the pack.
He's also learned how fun it is to go for rides in the car and walk
around pet stores, people always pet him and give him lots of treats!
Even though Truman walks with a slight limp, that doesn’t hold him back
from anything, including running around in the yard and playing with the
other dogs! Truman would love to find his very own family to love. His
idea of heaven would be curled up next to his special person or people.
Truman is neutered, house-trained and up to date on all his shots. He
takes daily anti-inflammatory medication as well as a glucosamine
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