Mick is recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry. He is a little guy at 15 pounds with a little bit of his tongue hanging out. We were concerned this was due to rotting teeth or worse but although he does have severe dental disease it appears as though his tongue is just too big for his narrow mouth. He has now undergone his neuter and a much needed dental with the handful of bad teeth extracted and this may now provide a little extra room for his tongue in his mouth.
Mickey was treated for eye infections, ear infections, and giardia. While his heart is clear at this time, he has bilateral luxating patellas and arthritis in his knees. We have started him on a joint supplement and talking with our othopedic surgeon about possibily moving forward with repairing his right knee.
Poor Mick is terrified of humans and quite traumatized from his time in the puppy mill industry. He required a lot of time, patience, gentle love, and encouragement.
- Age: 5 (DOB 5/16/2013)
- 15 #
- Grade 3 bilateral patella luxations, otherwise healthy!
- Adoption Donation: $500
Sweet baby Damien was a one of a litter of eight puppies that were born on June 3rd. Mom, who is just a baby herself, was not producing enough milk for all the babies and Damien was not getting enough and not doing well. The breeder was not able to supplement his feeding and reached out to us for help. So, at just one day old, we brought him into our program to give him the extra care he needs.
UPDATE 6/5: Baby Damien is eating well and gaining weight!
UPDATE 6/15 : Baby Damien is eating well and his "marshmallow cheekies" are absolutely adorable! We can see his peepers starting to open!
UPDATE 6/21: Damien opened his eyes to see the world for the first time!
UPDATE 7/16: This little firecracker is learning how to go potty outside!
- Age: 9 weeks (DOB 6/3/2018)
- 3.5 #
- Growing and thriving!
- Adoption Donation: $650
Stunning Amelia was recently rescued out of the puppy mill industry via auction. She is cautiously curious about humans and this new world around her. Too scared to stand and explore confidently, she pancakes to the floor and crawls around. She is accepting gentle affection from humans and enjoys it. We think once she realizes she is safe and loved that she is really going to bloom quickly!
We are treating Amelia for dental disease, giardia, and bad ear infections - this is all due to neglect. Her eyes are irritated from living in filth and we are flushing them regularly. Her knees and hips are clear and she is strong, sturdy gal. A heart murmur over the mitral valve was detected which appears to be early onset MVD. She is receiving a much needed dental cleaning with her spay surgery today and we are wondering if now that the dental disease has been addressed and once she is less stressed if that murmur may diminish some. We will be rechecking her in 2 weeks to see if that is the case.
- Age: 3 1/2 (DOB 11/23/2014)
- 21.9 #
- Mild MVD, otherwise healthy!
- Adoption Donation: $500
Sweet Spence, was rescued out of a Texas shelter after his family surrendered him, is starting to settle in nicely into his foster home. We have started him on a limited ingredient and elimination diet in the event that food allergies are partly to blame for his skin issues. He is also getting medicated baths to help treat and give him relief. We are still awaiting his titer test results and we are hoping he has reached a level of immunity so that we do not need to proceed with any vaccinations which could compromise his system even further. He will return to the vet early next week for a CBC recheck to ensure his white blood count, which was elevated from the secondary skin infection, is moving in the right direction. Once he is feeling better, he will receive a much-needed dental. We will be sure to keep you updated as we work to get this guy feeling 100%.
- Age: ~6 years (DOB 6/29)
- 21 pounds (ideal weight)
- Seasonal allergies managed by monthly Cytopoint injections ($60/month), mild, asymptomatic MVD, otherwise healthy.
- Adoption Donation: $400
Piper’s family made the very difficult decision to release him into the care of our Missouri team. Piper is a resource guarder and this became increasingly more and more difficult for his family to manage with small children in the home.
Piper's intake vetting revealed that he is congentially sound with clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart. He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and on monthly preventives. He's a bit heavy at 28.8 lbs and needs to lose a few, so we will work on that while in foster care. He is also suffering with a bacterial skin infection which we are treating. He will return to the vet soon for a recheck to be sure that is healing appropriately and will then be available for adoption.
Due to his resource guarding, we will be seeking an adult only home for him where he can be the only dog, which we think he will be quite happy with since he loves lots of affection and attention.
- Age: 6 years (DOB 9/3/2011)
- 26# (a couple more to lose)
- Being treated for a skin infection, otherwise healhty!
- Adoption Donation: $400
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We welcomed in sweet Ivy after her owner made the difficult decision to release her into our care. Ivy is an almost 7 year old (9/18/2011) beautiful tri color girl who is typical in size at 17 pounds. She is already spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, and had a recent dental. Her heartworm and fecal tests were negative and we are still awaiting her bloodwork and urinalysis results.
While her knees and hips are congenitally sound, she has a mild, asymptomatic heart murmur over her mitral valve (mitral valve disease) which is to be expected for a middle aged Cavalier. A tear test also revealed that she has very low tear production, a condition known as “dry eye”. This has not been treated properly and has caused a lot of irritation and discomfort but she is now on the correct treatment/management protocol. She is on 2 daily eye drops - one is eye lubricant to help supplement her tears and keep her eyes nice and lubricated, while the other is a tear stimulant to actually help create more tear production. We are also treating her for bad ear infections which it looks like from the hardening and thickening of her ears that she has suffered with chronically.
We welcomed in sweet Savannah after her owner made the difficult decision to release her into our care. Savannah is a 7 year old (1/3/2011) beautiful blenheim girl who is typical in size at 21 pounds. She is already spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, and had a recent dental. Her heartworm and fecal tests were negative, bloodwork was normal but her urinalysis revealed a UTI which we have treated her for.
Savannah has clear eyes but has a grade 3 right luxating patella (her left is normal). This does not seem to give her any discomfort or negatively impact her mobility but we will be further assessing that in foster care. She also has a significant heart murmur over her mitral valve (mitral valve disease) and was evalauted by our cardiologist on 8/6. We leanred that her heart function is better than expected and her new family will need to monitor this to going forward. She has also recovered from a skin infecion as well as a UTI. She is full of love and will be available soon!
Meet our precious Angels...
We pulled Archie out of a shelter in West Tennessee where he was picked up as stray and not reclaimed. He arrived in very poor shape and required IV fluids, antibiotics, and supplements upon arrival. He was flea infested which caused severe anemia. His labwork also revealed an alarmingly high WBC and dehydration. Archie has abscessed teeth, severe dental disease, and infection and desperately needs a dental which we will move forward with as soon as his lab values are better and he is safe to undergo sedation.
He has also met with our ophthalmologist as he is sadly blind from hyper mature cataracts. Unfortunately, there is no vision to restore in his right eye, but there is a chance of restoring some vision in his left eye. He will move forward with cataract surgery on his left eye after we are able to proceeed with his dental. We are also treating him for ear infections and a urinary tract infection.
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- Age: Approximately 7 years old
- Cataract surgery schedule for August 15th!
Sweet Chase came into rescue when an individual had the opportunity to secure him out of the puppy mill industry and then chose to release him into our care. Chase is a 15 week old (5/13/2018) puppy weighing 6 pounds. We are treating him for coccidia, roundworms, ear infections, and eye infections. He is now up to date on vaccinations and has started monthly preventatives.
Since he has not been feeling well and has had a traumatic start to his life, he is seeking a lot of extra reassurance and love which his foster family is providing for him as well as with opportunitites to grow his confidence and become a carefree puppy. He is starting to explore toys and play and loves cuddling up with his Cavalier foster sister.
• 4 months (DOB 4/3/2018)
• 6 pounds
• Being treated for parasites and infections, but congenitally healthy.
• Adoption Donation: $650
Teeny Shelby, is a breeder release and who arrived completely infested in fleas. She as underweight, and it showed sympoms of a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia which is incomplete development of the cerebellum and affects coordination and balance. This can be hereditary or can be caused by malnutrition or from toxicity. We immediately took her to the vet for fluids.
We did a full intake weith diagnotsics on wee Shelby and her labwork so she is suffering from severe anemia as expected. She also has a severe case of giarda as well as coccidia. We have treated her for this and upon recheck, found the coccidia is lingering. We have started another round of medications to get her over this.
She has compelteyl receovered form anemian and toxicuty, so we are delighted to see a healthy, happy girl with no lingering neuroligical symptoms!!
- Age: 11 weeks (DOB 6/3/2018)
- Adoption Donation: $650
Charlie came our way by way of a shelter where he was surrendered by an Amish puppy miller. Typical of our puppy mill dogs he is urine stained, traumatized and terrified and has neglected medical issues. We have extensive experience caring for and rehabilitating puppy mill survivors and Charlie couldn’t be in better hands. Sweet Charlie is being fostered in Nashville, Tennessee and we will have more to share about him soon
- Age: 7 (DOB 7/17/2011)
- Heart Murmur, luxatings patellas, further diagnostics pending
- Adoption Donation: TBD
We recently welcomed sweet 4.5 year old Maddi in after she was transferred to us by an all breed rescue. She came to us up to date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She has now had her intake vetting with us so we could learn more about her health. We were pleased that all of her labwork including full bloodwork, fecal test, urinalysis, heartworm, and tick borne illness tests were all negative and normal. Her physical exam revealed she is in good shape with clear eyes, hips, a very mild (grade 1) luxating right knee, clear left knee, and a barely there (grade 1) heart murmur which may or may not diminish. She is free from all infection. Maddi is a healthy gal!
Maddi is a social butterfly who enjoys attention and affection from all and getting out about about to meet new people and see new sights. She is friendly, outgoing, social, well adjusted dog!
- Age: 4.5 (DOB 4/1/2014)
- Very mild right luxating patella, very mild MVD, otherwise healthy!
- Adoption Donation: TBD
We recently welcomed in sweet and spicy Cinnamon when his family was in need of rehoming him. This 2.5 year old boy has since had his intake vetting and we are so pleased that he is healthy! We brought him up to date on his vaccinations and all his labwork was normal and negative (urinalysis, fecal test, heartworm and tick illness tests, and full bloodwork). His physical exam revealed clear eyes, hips, knees, and heart. We are treating him for ear infections. Cinnamon also underwent his neuter surgery and a light dental scaling and is resting and recovery in his foster home in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Cinnamon is all boy, and has a lot of personality! He loves lots of attention and needs plenty of play and activity. He is social, outgoing, and silly!
- Age: 2.5
- 21 lbs.
- Adoption Donation: $550
Wee Roscue, is a breeder release and arrived on August 10th, sick with an upper respiratory infection. As part of his treatment we are utilizing neubulizer therapy. This helps to break up the congestion in his lungs, creating a more productive cough. Little Roscoe is responding well and as of August 17th, he cough is completely gone and he seems to be feeling great!
At his recent vet check, his knees were "loose". This is not uncommon for a puppy who has not had a chance to get plenty of playtime/exercise. With activity, we expect them to grow and tighten up. We will rechek his knees in a couple of weeks to insure progress is being maded as expected.
This little guy loves to tbe the center of attention and will be available soon!
- Age: 10 weeks (DOB 6/3/2018)
- Loose knees, otherwise healthy
- Adoption Donation: $650