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!


Lacy is a beautiful Aussie mix female with the most kind and gentle disposition who we estimate to be somewhere in the range of 8-10 years-old. She came into an overcrowded county dog shelter with a large mammary tumor (which is visible in one of her presurgery photos) and made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she would be able to get the medical attention that she needed. Lacy had surgery to remove the tumor in late December and has ...
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We sure wish AJ could talk and tell us what his life has been like for the last 6 years. This handsome 6 year-old Beagle/Cattledog mix male was homeless at a county dog shelter and was basically shut down, not wanting to interact with anyone. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan pulled him and fostered him for awhile to see if he would perk up once out of the shelter. After a trip to her vet clinic, it was found that AJ ...
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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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