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!

Juno

Juno is a very handsome 1-2 year-old Husky mix male with a beautiful cream-colored coat and a winning smile. He came into a local county dog shelter as a stray. His owner was located but he said he had given Juno away and no longer wanted him. Apparently, Juno was a runner (not unusual for a young Husky!) and had spent most of his life outdoors. Unfortunately, he tested positive for heartworms at the shelter making it almost impossible for ...
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Sarah

Sarah is a very friendly and affectionate, although camera-shy, 7-8 year-old Shepherd/Beagle mix female who came to Canine Lifeline from a local county dog shelter. She came into the shelter after having been rescued from a deplorable hoarding situation. She not only tested positive for heartworms at the shelter but had a grapefruit-sized hernia on her abdomen that needed to be repaired. Fortunately, the shelter reached out to us for help with her and Sarah made the short trip to ...
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Lady

Lady is a gorgeous 6 year-old Aussie who was surrendered to a shelter by her family who was moving and didn’t want to take her with them. She was terrified at the shelter so made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could relax in a foster home while she regrouped and worked on finding a permanent new home. Lady had been a farm dog all of her life and didn’t receive the veterinary care that she deserved as she ...
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Jasmine

This girl with the winning smile is Jasmine, a 3 year-old Boxer mix who’s a great size at only about 35 pounds. She has good reason to smile as, all things considered, she’s a very lucky girl. Jasmine was found as an injured stray on a highway in a local county and taken to the shelter. She appeared to have been hit by a car and had an injured rear leg. The shelter reached out to us for help with ...
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Benjamin

Benjamin is an adorable 8-10 year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix male who makes friends wherever he goes. He was found as a stray in a local county and was taken to the dog shelter to see if an owner could be located. Benjamin was found with a golf ball-sized tumor on his back foot as well as anal tumors so, when he wasn't claimed at the shelter, it seems likely that he was abandoned. Fortunately, the shelter reached out to ...
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IN MEMORY OF BROWNIE

Update 2-14-14: Brownie collapsed and died this morning from a pulmonary embolism as a result of heartworm disease. He had immiticide injections on Jan 15-16 to kill the adult worms and had struggled to recover since then. He had good days and bad days but after a rough week, he just couldn’t fight any longer. Brownie was the most gentle, sweet, and loving 5 year-old Chocolate Lab. It's absolutely heartbreaking to watch a dog go through this when the disease is ...
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