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!

Whitney

Meet Whitney, a very friendly and outgoing 1.5 year-old Terrier mix female who was surrendered to an overcrowded county dog shelter along with her buddy Lindy. The shelter was full and closed to intake but when they saw the condition of Whitney and Lindy, they took them in and immediately got them to a vet for treatment. Whitney was diagnosed with demodectic mange (noncontagious) and a skin infection that resulted in hair loss around the base of her tail. Both ...
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Lindy

This lovely little lady is Lindy, a 1.5 year-old Terrier mix female who was turned into an overcrowded rural county dog shelter along with her buddy Whitney. The shelter was full and not accepting new dogs but when they saw the condition of these two, they took them in and immediately got them to a vet. Lindy was suffering from demodectic mange which is noncontagious but incredibly itchy and she was scratching her skin raw. Both Lindy and her sister ...
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Reed

This very handsome dog with the beautiful smile and gorgeous chocolate-brown coat is Reed, a 3 year-old Aussie/Great Pyrenees mix neutered male. He came into an overcrowded county dog shelter as a stray and was quickly adopted but returned after a few days because he got very attached to the mom in the home to the point that he didn’t want to let the kids near her. Upon his return to the overcrowded shelter, Reed made the trip to Canine ...
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Ernie

Ernie is an 8 year-old Hound who came into a rural county dog shelter as an emaciated stray and sadly tested positive for heartworms there making it virtually impossible for him to find a new home. He came to Canine Lifeline on January 15th and has been under the care of his terrific foster mom since then. Once he had gained enough weight to be neutered, Ernie went through that surgery as well as a much needed dental before starting ...
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Chico

Chico is a very sweet but shy 6 year-old neutered male with an adorable puppy face and a bobtail who is likely a Feist mix but who shares a striking resemblance to a gray Dobie or Min Pin. He came into an overcrowded rural county dog shelter as an emaciated stray and unfortunately tested positive for heartworms there making it very difficult for him to find a new home. From the shelter, he went into a local foster home so ...
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Hogan

This gentle giant with the droopy face is Hogan, a 7 year-old Mastiff mix male who came into a local county dog shelter as a stray and sadly tested positive for heartworms there. The shelter reached out to us for help with him so he came to Canine Lifeline so he could get the lifesaving treatment that he needed. Hogan has received his series of immiticide injections to kill the adult heartworms and has recovered well. He has done well ...
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Amara

Amara is a beautiful 2.5 year-old Mountain Cur/Boxer mix with a pretty brindle coat and little bobtail. She was found as a very underweight stray and, when she wasn’t claimed at the shelter, made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could take her time finding the perfect new home. Upon arrival, it was apparent that Amara had an issue with one her back legs. An x-ray revealed that she had a metal rod in her left back leg which ...
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Lola

Lola is an absolute gem! This beautiful 5 year-old Boxer mix found herself homeless at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter along with her sister Riley after they were surrendered due to their dislike of cats. When the shelter was bursting at the seams and a euthanasia list was in the works, a Good Samaritan pulled both Lola and her sister to save their lives. Unfortunately, both Lola and her sister tested positive for heartworms so we were contacted for ...
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