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!

Natalie – THREE LEGS

Natalie is a beautiful 2-3 year-old Great Pyrenees mix with a soft silky coat who likely has some Retriever or Setter in her family tree. She came into an overcrowded rural county shelter as a stray with an old injury to one of her back legs and made the trip to Canine Lifeline to get the medical attention that she needed. Natalie had likely been hit by a car at some point in the past and her broken leg was ...
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If you love Huskies, you’re going to be crazy about Sadie, our wonderful 1.5 year-old girl. This lovely dog with the gorgeous bi-colored blue and hazel eyes came into a shelter last winter with an old injury to her back legs and hips. The shelter didn’t have the resources to get x-rays done and provide any follow-up care so she made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could get the medical attention that she needed. Upon arrival here, x-rays ...
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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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