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!

Reese

Reese is a 3 year-old Dalmatian mix male with a sweet disposition who came to us from a local county dog shelter as a heartworm positive stray. Reese looks like a Dalmatian with all the spots washed off except for a few on his ears! We think it’s safe to say that, prior to arriving at the shelter, Reese didn’t have a very nice life. Upon his arrival at the shelter, the staff immediately noticed that Reese had been debarked. He sounds a bit like a sea lion when he vocalizes. Reese had likely been chained up his entire life which often leads a dog to bark incessantly out of sheer frustration and boredom. So his previous owner must have had him debarked and put him back out on a chain to live his life. The best day of Reese’s life came when he somehow got loose and ended up at the dog shelter. When no one came to claim him, he made the trip to us to get the lifesaving heartworm treatment that he needed. Reese was treated for heartworms in May and did very well so is eager to find a new home where he can live as a pampered indoor companion. Following his heartworm treatment, Reese had to adjust to 30 days of cage rest, only going outside for brief periods to pee and poop. He had a hard time with that initially as he was not used to being crated but after a couple of weeks, picked up on that routine and did very well. He is crate-trained now and should probably continue that in his new home while he gets used to a new routine. Reese gets along well with other dogs so might enjoy a home with a canine pal to show him the ropes. He can get over a four-foot fence so will need to be kept on a leash or have a tall privacy fence to keep him safe at home. He just can’t wait to experience how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be with a new family. Reese weighs about 55 pounds and his 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 Reese. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Reese’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Spuds and Canine Lifeline!

Bailey-PENDING

This sweet little guy is Bailey, a 4 year-old Chihuahua mix who weighs all of about 13 pounds. He found himself in the unfortunate position of being homeless at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter and testing positive for heartworms there making his chances for adoption almost nil. We were contacted for help with this little guy so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so that he could get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Bailey had his heartworm treatment in mid-July and has done great. He will be ready for adoption on Friday August 19, after his 30-day cage-rest period is finished. We are so glad that we could save this little guy. Everyone who has met him falls for his sweet and gentle disposition. Bailey loves people and is very affectionate with his human friends. He doesn’t really care for other dogs though and, while he tolerates them in his foster home, we think he would probably be happiest in a home as the only dog. Bailey has excellent crate manners and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. His 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 Bailey. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Bailey’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Bailey and Canine Lifeline!

Ivy-PENDING

Ivy’s an adorable 2 year-old Pug mix female who’s had a rough life but is now on the mend and eager to put the past behind her. She came into a rural county dog shelter with a horrible case of demodectic mange that had gone untreated. This is the noncontagious type of mange and is caused by mites burrowing into the skin and causing intense itching and hairloss. When she came to us from the shelter, her coat and skin were a mess. The mange is being treated with Bravecto, the 3 month flea and tick preventative that is also effective against demodex mites. Her skin is healing and her coat is beginning to come back in—first on her back and gradually on her legs, neck, and underside. It won’t be long before she’ll have a beautiful shiny brindle coat. In spite of all the pain and discomfort she’s had to live with, Ivy is an absolutely delightful little dog—cheerful, bright-eyed, and ready for adventure. She gets along great with other dogs and enjoys meeting new people. She has the most adorable underbite and those crooked little teeth are beyond charming! Ivy keeps her crate spotless so will likely pick the housetraining routine in her new home in short order. Whoever adopts this little girl is going to love seeing her blossom and become the dog she always wanted to be. Ivy weighs about 17 pounds and her adoption fee is $200. She’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 Ivy. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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.

Goliath-PENDING

Goliath is a gorgeous 2 year-old Black Lab with a great disposition who loves people, toys, and water. He came into an overcrowded rural county dog shelter and tested positive for heartworms there so his road to a new life took a detour to Canine Lifeline so he could get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Goliath was treated for heartworms at the end of June and did very well so is now ready to find a great new home. He gets along great with other dogs in his foster home but would probably be fine as the only dog in the home provided his family had lots of time to spend with him. Goliath is an active young dog who is super-friendly but in need of obedience training to channel all of that puppy energy in a positive direction. He’s eager to please though so should be fun to work with. Goliath did fine with his cage rest post-heartworm treatment so should adjust to a crate in his new home too. Since he keeps his crate spotless, he may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Goliath weighs about 70 pounds and his 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 Goliath. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Goliath’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Goliath and Canine Lifeline!

Brady-PENDING

Brady is a sweet and loving 3 year-old Black Lab mix male who came into a local county dog shelter as a stray and tested positive for heartworms there. He came to Canine Lifeline so he would get the life-saving treatment that he needed. Brady went through heartworm treatment in mid-May and did great so is now ready to find himself a great new home. He’s been a perfect gentleman in his foster home—good with other dogs, excellent crate manners, and quiet and well-mannered. We can’t guarantee that he’s housetrained but he should pick up the routine in his new home with some patience and consistency. Brady may need a little work on leash manners but he’s a quick study and very eager to please so working with him should be a rewarding experience. He’s going to love being a treasured member of his new family!  Brady weighs about 65 pounds and his 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 Brady. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Brady’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Brady and Canine Lifeline!

Marcy-PENDING

Marcy is a beautiful 1 year-old girl whose breed mix is anyone’s guess. She’s a great size at only about 38 pounds and has a very pretty soft blonde coat. There might be some Collie, Lab, Cattledog, or Shepherd in her family tree but a DNA test will be needed to know for sure. Marcy came into an overcrowded rural county dog shelter before the Fourth of July when shelters are bursting at the seams and dogs don’t have much time to find a place to go from there. She was limping on one of her back legs making it much less likely that someone would consider her as an adoption candidate. Marcy made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she would have time to visit the vet to see what was wrong with her leg and receive the medical attention she needed. Once here with us, x-rays revealed that Marcy had an old injury to her hip—likely a hit-by-car injury as a pup—which was never repaired. The vet advised a femoral head ostectomy procedure for her to rebuild the hip socket and give her a pain-free life in the future. Marcy had the surgery on June 28 and has made an impressive recovery. She began putting weight on that leg within a day or two of surgery and has made steady progress ever since. Marcy’s foster mom reports that she’s been the perfect guest during her recovery. She does well when left alone either crated or gated in the kitchen and has not exhibited any separation anxiety in her foster home. Marcy gets along well with other dogs but doesn’t care to share her chewies with others—can’t blame her for that after all she’s been through! She’s been very sweet and lovable meeting new people including kids and will dole out as many kisses as you’d like. Marcy walks nicely on the leash and seems to be housetrained too. She does like to chase squirrels though so might benefit from a secure fenced yard so she can chase to her heart’s content. Marcy’s adoption fee is $200. She’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 Marcy. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Marcy’s surgery cost about $1,000 so donations to help with that would be most welcome. Please visit our website at www.caninelifeline.org to make an online donation or send a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125.

Bentley

Meet Bentley, a very friendly and outgoing 3 year-old Hound mix male with a sweet face and a fantastic disposition. Bentley found himself homeless at a rural county dog shelter which is tough enough but he also tested positive for heartworms there making it almost impossible for him to get a second chance. Fortunately, the shelter volunteers contacted us for help with him so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he would be able to get the lifesaving treatment that he needed and make a fresh start with a new family. Bentley was treated for heartworms in mid-July and will be ready for adoption on Friday August 19, at the end of his 30 days of cage-rest post-heartworm treatment. We just can’t say enough good things about this dog! He has been a perfect gentleman in his foster home—excellent crate manners and possibly housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. He gets along very well with other dogs of all sizes. Bentley loves attention from his human friends and has been quite well-mannered when meeting new people. He will probably need a little more work on the leash but it won’t be long before he’s walking like a pro. Bentley weighs about 60 pounds and his 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 Bentley. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Bentley’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Bentley and Canine Lifeline!

 

Libby

Meet Libby, a kind and gentle 3 year-old American Bulldog/Boxer mix female who came to Canine Lifeline from a local county dog shelter as a heartworm positive stray so she could get the lifesaving heartworm treatment that she needed. Libby went through heartworm treatment in early July and is now ready to find herself a great new family to love. While recuperating from heartworms, Libby has been in a foster home with other dogs and cats too and has done fine with everyone. She is crate-trained and had no accidents in her foster home. Her foster mom will sometimes leave her out of the crate when she goes out and Libby has been fine with that—no separation anxiety or chewing of anything in the home. Her favorite places to relax are on the couch and recliner so we are looking for a home for her where she can lounge on the furniture as that’s what she’s used to. She loves to roll around in the grass when outside so a nice fenced yard for her to explore would also be perfect for her. Libby also walks very nicely on a leash and will make a great walking buddy. She weighs about 60 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 Libby. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Libby’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Libby and Canine Lifeline!

Missy

Missy is a friendly and outgoing 2 year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix female who came to us as a heartworm positive stray from a rural county dog shelter. We got a big surprise upon her arrival as we found that Missy was pregnant and due to deliver pups in a matter of a week or two. On May 3, Missy gave birth to 5 healthy pups who have all been adopted. Once her pups were weaned, Missy went through heartworm treatment and has been spayed. She is now looking forward to finding a great new family where she can be a very pampered pup. Missy gets along well with other dogs and has been very friendly with all people that she meets. She has excellent crate manners and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Missy loves to go for a walk and will make a great walking buddy. She settles down nicely after her walk and is more mellow than most JRTs. Missy weighs about 21 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 Missy. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Missy’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Missy and Canine Lifeline!

Goldie

Goldie is a beautiful Golden Retriever mix female who came to us from an overcrowded rural county dog shelter as a heartworm positive stray.  She received her heartworm treatment in mid-July and did well with that so is now ready to find a great new home. Goldie has visited several different veterinarians and age estimates for her range from 2-5 years-old. Goldie is very affectionate with people and gets along well with other dogs too. Prior to coming into the shelter, she may have lived outside for most of her life so will need to continue to work on housetraining in her new home. She was on 30 days of cage rest post-heartworm treatment and did well with that so crate-training should also be continued in her new home. Goldie can be a little shy in new situations so will need a kind and patient family who will help her adjust to her new surroundings. Having another dog in her new home may help boost her confidence and ease the adjustment period too. She is learning to walk nicely on a leash and with a little more practice is sure to be walking like a pro. Goldie weighs about 65 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 Goldie. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Goldie’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Goldie and Canine Lifeline!

Bryant

Bryant is a friendly and outgoing 3-4 year-old Mountain Cur mix male with handsome markings. This boy found himself in the unfortunate situation of not only being homeless at an overcrowded county dog shelter but heartworm positive as well making his chances of adoption almost nil. The shelter contacted us for help with him so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline to get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Bryant went through heartworm treatment in late June and did very well so is now ready to find himself a great new home. On Bryant’s wish list is a home with people who love him, a comfy bed, regular meals, and fun walks around the neighborhood. Bryant gets along with other dogs but would probably be fine as the only dog in his new home too so he could get all the attention from his family. He does well in his crate so should pick up the housetraining routine quickly in his new home. Bryant weighs about 49 pounds and his 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 Bryant. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Bryant’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Bryant and Canine Lifeline!

Smokey

 

Meet Smokey, a handsome 2 year-old Puggle who came to Canine Lifeline from an overcrowded rural county dog shelter after testing positive for heartworms there. We were able to give him the lifesaving treatment that he needed in mid-June. Smokey did very well with his treatment—no complications at all—so is now ready to find himself a great new home. This fun-loving guy does great meeting new people and gets along with most other dogs although he can sometimes be a little selective about his canine friends. He’s doing much better with other dogs the longer he’s been in his foster home. Smokey would probably do fine as the only dog in his new home. Smokey’s favorite time of the day is mealtime! This pup’s got quite the appetite and will certainly make sure that the kitchen floor in his new home is crumb-free. He takes that job VERY seriously! Smokey has excellent crate manners and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. He’s going to make a very loyal friend for one lucky person or family. Smokey weighs about 26 pounds and his 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 Smokey. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Smokey’s heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Smokey and Canine Lifeline!

Darcy

This spunky little gal is Darcy, a Westie/Schnauzer mix female with enough moxie for a dog many times her size. She was turned into an overcrowded rural county dog shelter by her owners who said they were moving and not taking her with them. At 8-10 years of age, it’s tough for a dog to start over but Darcy took one day at a time and didn’t let her predicament get her down. Her owners did not provide her with much veterinary care as she came into the shelter with one eye in horrible shape. The pupil of one of her eyes was bright red at all times due to bleeding in the eyeball. Once she arrived here with us, trips to multiple veterinary clinics including a canine opthalmologist led us to the conclusion that her red eye should be removed. That was done several months ago and Darcy has recovered very well. She has cataracts in her remaining eye so has limited vision but gets around amazingly well even though she can likely only see shadows. In spite of being a senior, Darcy has no problem with her hearing. She sure responded to the squeaky toys that were used during her photo session. That sense seems to have stepped up to compensate for her limited vision. Darcy forms very strong attachments to her people so would love to have a home where someone is around much of the time. She loves to snuggle on the couch with her foster mom but is not your typical couch potato senior dog. Darcy also loves to go for walks and run around the yard. Once she figures out where things are she navigates the terrain very well. Darcy gets along with some dogs but can be very bossy with others. She likes to snarl and growl at the large American Bulldog in her foster home so isn’t lacking in bravado! Darcy has done well with housetraining in her foster home so should pick up the routine in her new home quickly. She weighs about 15 pounds and her adoption fee is $125. Darcy’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 Darcy. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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.

Spuds

Spuds is a very cute 1 year-old Border Collie/Beagle mix male with lots of spunk. He tested positive for heartworms at a rural county dog shelter which would have meant euthanasia there since they don’t have the resources to save HW positive dogs. Fortunately for Spuds, a shelter volunteer reached out to us for help with him so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline to get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Spuds was treated for heartworms in late April and did very well so is now ready to find a permanent home. As cute as he is, Spuds has a bit of a stubborn, independent streak so will do best in a home with a dog-experienced person or family. He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home but can be a little reactive when meeting new dogs on a leash. That seems to be improving a bit now that it’s been a number of weeks since he was neutered but his new family will want to work with him on obedience training. Spuds has excellent crate manners (although he’s not very fond of his crate!) and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. He would do best in a home with a secure fenced yard. Spuds weighs about 35 pounds and his 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 Spuds. An approved application is required before we set up meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. 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. Spuds’ heartworm treatment cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his care so that we can save another dog in the future, please do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Spuds and Canine Lifeline!

 

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 completely preventable.

Please don’t let Brownie’s death be in vain. Make sure your dogs are on monthly heartworm preventative. Be an advocate for dogs everywhere and try to convince family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and anyone who will listen about the dangers of this deadly disease so their dogs are protected too.  Heartworms are spread by mosquitos so all dogs are at risk. Coyotes and foxes can also get heartworms which is partly why the disease is becoming much more prevalent in Northeast Ohio. If a mosquito bites a heartworm positive dog or coyote and then bites your dog, your dog will have adult heartworms living in the heart and circulatory system within 6 months. Treatment to kill the worms is costly, very tough on the dog, and as you know from Brownie, not all dogs will survive the treatment. Without treatment, a dog will die a slow and painful death from heart failure. Prevention is easy and is the key to battling the spread of this disease. Please visit the American Heartworm Society to learn more.

http://www.heartwormsociety.org/

Please keep all of our other heartworm positive dogs currently going through treatment in your thoughts–Lulu, Wink, Ty, Goldie, Betsy, Blanche, Quincy, and Dudley. Two more HW positive dogs will be arriving this weekend and will start treatment soon–Ladybug and Sweetie.

Brownie is a 5 year-old Chocolate Lab male with an outstanding disposition. He found himself homeless at an overcrowded county dog shelter and also tested positive for heartworms there so he made the trip to Canine Lifeline to get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. We can’t say enough good things about this dog–he is a dream! Brownie has the most gentle, kind demeanor. He loves attention from his human pals and likes to get lots of hugs. He gets along great with dogs of all sizes and has been so well-mannered since he arrived here with us. Brownie has excellent crate and leash manners and is likely to be housetrained too. He had his heartworm treatment the week of January 13 so should be ready for adoption in mid-February after 30 days of cage rest while he recuperates. Brownie weighs about 65 pounds and his 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 Brownie. An adoption application is required before a meet is scheduled with any of our dogs. We try to respond to inquiries within 24 hours of receipt 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. Brownie’s heartworm treatment will cost about $450. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his medical care, please visit our website at www.caninelifeline.org or send a check to Canine Lifeline PO Box 25742 Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thanks from Brownie and Canine Lifeline!