Mended Mutts

All of the dogs that come to Canine Lifeline are very dear to us but we have a special fondness for those we affectionately call our "mended mutts". These are dogs who come to us with medical issues that make their chances of adoption at a shelter or dog pound very slim. While their medical needs may differ: some have heartworms, others need surgery to repair broken bones or dislocated hips, while still others have painful skin conditions...they all share a spirit and will to live that make it a joy and privilege to help them. To see the sparkle in their eyes and spring in their step when they are on the mend is priceless! We can't help them though without support from caring people like you. Please consider making a donation to help our very special "mended mutts" have a second chance at a happy life. If you would like information about the dogs shown below, just click on their picture. Thank you!

0

Chandler-PENDING

This handsome heartthrob is Chandler, a 2 year-old Great Pyrenees/Collie mix male, who has the most wonderful personality to match his good looks. It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous dog was facing euthanasia at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter because he was heartworm positive but that was the situation he found himself in. Thanks to some concerned volunteers who reached out to us for help, Chandler made the trip to Canine Lifeline for the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Because of the generosity of our “Have a Heart” donors, Chandler was treated for heartworms in late February and did very well so is now ready to find a permanent new home. Chandler has been a complete gentleman since he’s been with us. He adjusted beautifully to his 30 days of cage rest post-heartworm treatment and has excellent crate manners. He’s likely to be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Chandler gets along great with other dogs of all sizes and is very friendly meeting new people. Being part Pyr, he enjoys putting his paws on your shoulders for a hug, something that is very characteristic of the breed! Chandler weighs about 62 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, currently on monthly heartworm negative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Chandler. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
3

Sissy-PENDING

Sweet Sissy has quite a story to tell. This adorable little 2 year-old Beagle mix female was abandoned in a rural area with a fractured pelvis leaving her unable to walk. Her life was literally saved by another little Beagle mix named Buster. Whoever abandoned her in the woods left her with a plate of food but since she couldn’t move, she was trapped there and not visible to any passersby. The next day a couple came to the school to go jogging and Buster, who had been abandoned several weeks earlier and hanging around the school, followed them on their entire 3 mile run. They were planning to take him home with them but as they were finishing their run, he darted back into the woods. They thought that was odd so followed him and he led them to Sissy. As a result, both dogs were saved and came to Canine Lifeline to get a second chance! Sissy does have a fractured pelvis which likely happened some time before she was abandoned last September. Since the fracture was not fresh when she was found, it could not be repaired but she has had two surgeries since then to repair both hip joints to allow her to walk and give her a good quality of life. She is doing amazingly well considering all she’s been through! Sissy is now able to run around with other dogs, go for walks on a leash, and has a great time in her foster home. She will always need to pace herself and not go on long hikes or runs, but normal activity is fine for her. She weighs about 22 pounds now and will need to stay on the thin side so as not to put too much pressure on her joints. Sissy is an absolutely delightful little dog who can’t wait to be welcomed into a permanent new home. She’s crate-trained and likely to be housetrained as well. She and Buster get along well but don’t need to be adopted together. He is a little too rowdy for her but she loves other dogs who play a little more gently! Her adoption fee is $200. Sissy’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Sissy. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
0

Sierra

Meet Sierra, a very pretty 2 year-old Yellow Lab/Shepherd mix female who had the double misfortune of being homeless at a rural county dog shelter and testing positive for heartworms there. The shelter reached out to us for help with her and we’re glad they did. Thanks to our “Have a Heart” donors, we were able to provide Sierra with the lifesaving treatment that she needed. Sierra had heartworm treatment at the end of February and did very well so is now ready to find a permanent new home. Sierra is a very friendly dog, both with people and other dogs. She might enjoy a canine companion or two in her new home but would probably also be fine as an only dog provided she got lots of attention and exercise. Sierra had 30 days of cage rest post-heartworm treatment and adjusted well to that so has developed excellent crate manners. She may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Sierra weighs about 45 pounds and her adoption fee is $200. She’s spayed, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Sierra. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old.  We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
0

Pepper

Looking for a big lovable Lab? Then look no further than Pepper, a 3-4 year-old gem of a dog who came to us as a heartworm positive stray from a local county dog shelter. We don’t have any history on Pepper’s previous life but he came into the shelter already neutered so must have been cared for at some point in his life. He is the most kind and gentle dog who impresses everyone he meets. We’re so glad the shelter reached out to us for help with Pepper as it would have been a shame to lose him to heartworm disease. Pepper had heartworm treatment in February and did great so is ready to find himself a great new home. The staff at the vet clinic was amazed at his sweet disposition while he was with them for treatment. Pepper’s a big boy at about 70 pounds but has a little longer body and somewhat shorter legs than a purebred Lab so there’s likely a little bit of something else in the mix. Pepper has excellent crate manners and is very likely to be housetrained too. He’s been reported to enjoy chasing cats but we haven’t seen that behavior ourselves. He gets along great with other dogs of all sizes. Pepper’s adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Pepper. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old.  We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there. Thanks to our ‘Have a Heart’ donors for helping us save Pepper’s life!

Tags: ,
0

Reggie

The handsome Black Lab with the charming smile is Reggie, a 7-8 year-old boy who came to us as a stray from a local county dog shelter after having tested positive for heartworms there. Reggie was treated for heartworms in early February and did very well so is now ready to find himself a permanent new home. He has perfect crate manners and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Reggie gets along well with other dogs but doesn’t enjoy having to put up with young, active, overly exuberant young dogs. He would do best as a single dog in his new home or with another older, more mature, calm dog. We don’t know what his previous life was like but Reggie’s dream home includes a big cozy dog bed and lots of walks around his new neighborhood. He’d like a quiet home too without a lot of commotion. Reggie’s going to be forever grateful to the person who gives him a wonderful home where he can relax and enjoy his golden years! He weighs about 65 pounds and his adoption fee is $125. Reggie’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm negative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Reggie. An approved application is required before schedule meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to all inquiries within 48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
0

Sophie

Sophie is a very happy and outgoing 1 year-old Lab/Pointer mix female who knows that the main goal in life should be to enjoy each day as if it might be your last. She had two strikes against her—homeless AND heartworm positive at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter before Christmas, when a good Samaritan saved her life and fostered her until she could find a rescue to help Sophie. Sophie came to us for lifesaving heartworm treatment which she had at the end of January. She has done so well and is now ready to start looking for the family of her dreams. Sophie is ALL puppy so a home with an active and energetic family who can keep up with her is on her wish list. She will need some obedience and leash training as it’s likely that no one spent much time working with her in the past. Sophie has excellent crate manners though so should be easy to housetrain once she moves into her new home. She loves playing with other dogs so would enjoy a home with another canine pal or two or regular trips to doggie daycare or the dog park. Sophie loves to play with toys of all kinds and prefers to stay busy. She wouldn’t be happy being alone for long workdays so a home with some of her family around a lot would make her happiest. Sophie weighs about 50 pounds and her adoption fee is $200. She’s spayed, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Sophie. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
0

Nate-UPDATE 3-5-15

UPDATE 3-5-15: Nate was recently diagnosed with luxating patella in both back legs so underwent surgery on 3-3-15 to stabilize both knee caps. He’s in foster care right now on strict cage rest/leash walks so won’t be ready for adoption until early April after he recovers.

Nate is an incredibly cute 1 year-old Pekingese/Tibetan Spaniel mix male–or at least that’s our best guess! Since he came into a rural county dog shelter as a stray, we don’t have any history on him so can’t be sure. Nate just LOVED having his picture taken. He turned his head from side-to-side when he heard the squeaky toy and posed like a pro. He has loads of personality to go with his good looks. Nate gets along great with other dogs but would probably be fine as a single dog too. He really likes his human friends and would enjoy having as many toys in his very own toy box as possible. Nate may need a little work on housetraining in his new home but he should catch on quickly as he seems to be a quick study and is very eager to please. Nate weighs about 19 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Nate. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
0

Filbert

Filbert is an extremely friendly 4 year-old Cattledog/Shepherd mix male who counts himself very lucky to be where he is today. He found himself homeless at a very crowded rural county dog pound and tested positive for heartworms there making his chances for adoption or rescue very slim. Fortunately, Filbert came to Canine Lifeline where he received lifesaving heartworm treatment at the end of December. He did very well with his treatment and is now ready to find a great new home where he’ll be a treasured and well cared for member of the family. Filbert is an extremely loyal dog and forms attachments to new people quickly. He does well with other dogs and has good crate manners. He may need work on housetraining in his new home as it’s likely he spent most of his life as an outdoor dog before coming into the shelter but Filbert is VERY eager to please and picks up on new routines quickly. He’s going to be so grateful to the family that gives him a chance at a wonderful new life. Filbert weighs about 50 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. Thanks for our “Have a Heart” donors for helping to save Filbert’s life! He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Filbert. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
1

Hannah

Meet Hannah, a very friendly and outgoing 6-7 year-old Lab mix female who came to us back in September from an overcrowded rural county dog shelter. Her grey markings make her look like a senior dog but she doesn’t act anywhere near her age. Hannah is the happiest, most joyful, and loving dog you’re likely to meet. She has never met a stranger and often flashes the silliest little grin when she meets someone new. She’s also been great with other dogs of all sizes. In October, Hannah had a growth removed which turned out to be a low-grade mast cell tumor. The surgery was curative so that seems to be behind her. Hannah also had a torn ACL that needed to be repaired. That surgery was done in early November and after several months of cage rest and leash walking only, Hannah now has the all-clear and is able to play again with other dogs. She’s enjoying romping in the snow with her fellow foster dogs but also enjoys coming in and curling up on a cozy bed in her crate after playtime. Hannah has excellent crate manners and is likely to be housetrained. She weighs about 50 pounds and her adoption fee is $125. Hannah is spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Hannah. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 48 hours of receipt so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your spam folder or junkmail to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,
0

Gunner

Gunner considers himself a very lucky pup indeed. This handsome 3 year-old Pointer/Lab mix male found himself homeless at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter and was very frightened there. He stayed in the corner of his kennel and refused to make eye contact with anyone. A shelter volunteer knew that Gunner would never get adopted at the shelter and felt sorry for him so started to spend more time with him. Within a few days, he started to trust her, would follow her around with a bright-eyed look and a wagging tail as if he knew there might be a future for him after all. Dogs don’t have much time at this constantly overcrowded shelter though and Gunner was on the euthanasia list within a few days. His human pal just couldn’t bear the thought of his life ending there so pulled out all the stops to find a rescue to take him on. We were contacted about Gunner and made arrangements for him to come to us. His pictures were taken the day he arrived and as you can see, he was very timid and shy in his new surroundings. A trip to the vet revealed that Gunner was heartworm positive so we’re very grateful that he came to us so that we could give him the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Gunner was treated for heartworms in late-November and did very well so is now ready to look for a permanent new home. He’s now very relaxed and comfortable in his foster home. He walks quite well on a leash now after having had no idea about leashes when he first arrived, is very good in his crate, and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Gunner gets along very well with all other dogs he’s met and is on the submissive side with most of them. He just wants everyone to be his friend! He will do best with another dog in the home so he follow that dog’s lead and a secure fenced yard as he’s likely to be a little apprehensive at first in a new environment. Gunner bonds with new people very quickly though and once he does, is a real Velcro dog! He weighs about 55 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. Thanks to our “Have a Heart” donors for helping us save Gunner’s life! All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Gunner. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. Our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with small children so we aren’t comfortable placing any of them in homes with kids less than 4-5 years-old. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Tags: ,