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!


Shelton is a handsome 5-6 year-old Lab mix male who came to Canine Lifeline along with his pal Owen after they were rescued from a hoarding situation by the local county dog shelter. In spite of having been neglected in the past, Shelton is very forgiving of humans and eager to experience how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be when he moves into his permanent new home. Shelton’s plans for a new life were put on hold for ...
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Hazel is a beautiful 4 year-old Husky mix female who was found as a stray in late November in very poor condition. It appeared that she had been on her own for some time as she was very shy and frightened when found and slow to trust. When no owner was located, Hazel went into a foster home where she received lots of TLC and had time to relax and realize that there are very nice people in the ...
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Surrey is a very friendly and outgoing 3 year-old girl who looks like a mix of Rhodesian Ridgeback and Hound. She found herself homeless at a rural county dog shelter and made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she would have more time to find herself a great new home. Upon arrival here with us, Surrey visited the vet where it was found that she had a hematoma on one ear as a result of an untreated ear infection. She ...
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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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