Welcome new foster, Rabbit! He has NO PAWS - amazing! We are conducting a fundraiser to get Rabbit prosthetics for all 4 legs! VIEW SPECIAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN HERE:
Meet Rosalee! She is a senior Chow-Chow mix rescued from an animal control facility in Tampa, where she was scheduled to be euthanized. We saw her on Facebook and commented that we were able to take her in. Through the power of social media networking, folks stepped up and within 6 days she was here at our doorstep!
At animal control
In temporary foster care in Tampa
En route to our house ...
Arrival at our house!
Her very large mammary tumor. Roselaee has a number of medical issues: skin and ear infections, tumors, heartworm positive, hypothyroid, and ...
After she collapsed and had a major episode with her heart/lungs (nearly died!), we took her to a specialist for an echocardiogram. The doctor found a very large mass on/in her heart and believes it is a tumor. There is nothing we can do. We have to treat her heartworms with the slow kill method and have to leave her tumors (she cannot be anesthetized).
Roselaee moments after her episode ... But, despite all of this, Rosalee is one HAPPY DOG!!
She is incredibly affectionate and LOVES life here at our sanctuary! Although she is on a NO EXCERCISE restriction, I can't keep her from showing her joy, as seen here in the video ...
It is likely that Rosalee will have another episode soon and eventually, will die from one. But our mission here is to make her life as pain free, comfortable, and happy as possible. She makes every day absolutely worth it!
If you are looking for a 70 lb mushy love bug who gets along with absolutely everybody, then Sampson could be your boy! He is a 6-7 yr old American Bulldog who was a staff favorite at the pound. Bumper is blind (yes his eyes do look fine, but he in fact cannot see.) He is an absolute delight to have around and is all wags and kisses for everyone he meets! Medium level energy, quiet, well-behaved. Good in the car, too! Enjoys slow walks. Sampson is a gem, honestly! Fully vetted and looking for the perfect new home! Please email us at email@example.com for more info.
Elton and Truman both passed away recently ... our hearts are sad but we are grateful for the amazing love they brought us!
Other wonderful fosters who have passed away in our care:
Gypsy was a super affectionate senior Pit mix who ended up with cancer of the spleen. Her favorite thing was being taken for a walk :)
Dove was a gorgeous senior chocolate Cocker Spaniel who had several medical issues. She was blind, deaf, heartworm positive, and had some neurological damage. Her favorite this was being held :)
Capote was an adorable senior Chihuahua mix who had bladder cancer. His favorite thing was napping on his bed in the kitchen :)
Lynus was a special case who came all the way from California to join our sanctuary. He had suffered a life of neglect and had chronic & severe skin issues, along with heartworm disease and numerous tumors. His favorite thing was playing with a tennis ball :)