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!


Otis is hands down one of the happiest dogs we’ve ever met! This bright and cheerful 2.5 year-old English Bulldog was surrendered to an overcrowded county dog shelter in April by his owner who was having health problems and could no longer care for him. As is not unusual for the breed, Otis had a myriad of health issues when he was surrendered so the shelter reached out to us for help with him. When Otis arrived at Canine Lifeline ...
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Boxer lovers are going to be wild about Slugger! This super-friendly 2 year-old seems to have had a rough first two years of his life but those days are behind him and he’s ready to make a fresh start with a new family. Slugger found himself homeless at an overcrowded county dog shelter so made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could get lots of TLC as he searched for a permanent new home. His plans for a new ...
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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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