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!

Rascal

Rascal is an adorable 2 year-old Pug mix male with a cute underbite and curly tail. He was scheduled for euthanasia at an overcrowded county dog shelter after it was discovered that he was heartworm positive. Fortunately, the shelter contacted us for help with him and Rascal made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Rascal went through treatment in June and did very well with that so is now ready to ...
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Chester

Chester is a kind and gentle 2 year-old Mountain Cur/Hound mix male with a cute bobtail who found himself homeless at a local county dog shelter and, on top of that, tested positive for heartworms there making it very difficult for him to find a new home. The shelter staff and volunteers were very impressed with Chester’s disposition so reached out to us for help him. Chester went through heartworm treatment in June and did very well with that so ...
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Libby

Libby is a very kind and loving 2 year-old Lab mix female who came to us in March from an overcrowded county dog shelter. She came into the shelter as a pregnant stray and was scheduled to go to another rescue until it was discovered that she was heartworm positive. The other rescue backed out to the expense of heartworm treatment so Libby was unfortunately on the shelter’s euthanasia list. Knowing that we try to help as many heartworm dogs ...
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Shelby

Shelby is a very kind and gentle girl who really tugs at your heartstrings. This beautiful 6 year-old Aussie was a heartworm-positive stray with no future at a high-kill county dog shelter. We were notified about her plight and immediately offered to take her and get her the life-saving treatment that she needed. Shelby arrived here in May and was found to be just skin and bones under her long coat. She had a thorough exam at our vet and ...
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BeeBee

This lovely girl is BeeBee a 2 year-old Retriever mix girl who looks a little bit like a mini-Newfoundland. After she was abandoned at a boarding kennel, she was taken to the local shelter where it was discovered that she was heartworm positive. The shelter reached out to us for help with her so BeeBee made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could get the lifesaving treatment that she needed. They raved about what a nice dog she is ...
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Sampson-PENDING

If you love Labs, you’re going to be head over heels for Sampson. This wonderful 2 year-old Black Lab had the misfortune of not only finding himself homeless at an overcrowded county rural dog shelter but testing positive for heartworms as well. He was scheduled to go to another rescue but they backed out when they found out he was heartworm positive. The shelter immediately contacted us about him since we will always try to save a heartworm positive dog ...
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Norma-PENDING

Calling all Beagle lovers! Norma is ready for adoption and wants to meet you. This sweet and loving 6 year-old lady came into a shelter with her pal Jean and both made their way to Canine Lifeline when their time was up at the shelter. Norma tested positive for heartworms so needed to go through lifesaving treatment which Canine Lifeline provided for her in May. She did very well with her treatment and is now ready to find herself a ...
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Mandy

You’re not going to find a sweeter dog than Mandy, our wonderful 8 year-old Border Collie/Spaniel mix female. In spite of the fact that this girl surely had a very rough life before ending up at a county dog shelter, she absolutely loves people and is the most loyal and devoted dog. Once she makes friends with someone, it’s for life. Not only has this dog had many litters of pups over the years, she also tested positive for heartworms ...
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