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Darla
~DOB Sept. 2019

endocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)
& diabetes

Meet Darla!  Darla has lived with her medical conditions almost her entire life and as such she is a wiz at her daily regimen which includes blood sugar testing, insulin shots and special food. Darla's monthly medical costs are ~$200; we know this financial commitment will not be possible for everyone but we also have complete faith that there is a perfect person for Darla who can meet her financial and medical needs and give her a well-deserved forever.

Darla's requests for her forever home include an active human, a secure yard for all the playing and a canine sibling (or playmates) who can match her young energy.  

 

Darla is with Animal Alliance Rescue Foundation; preferred adoption area is Southern California, however transport can be arranged for the perfect adopter outside this area.  Learn more about Darla on her profile page and via her IG feed.

 

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  6/4/21

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Tuvé
DOB 2018

hyrdrocephalus

Meet Tuvé, the cutest little bat-eared Frenchie boy.  Tuvé's hydrocephalus, which is not visibly noticeable, was only discovered when he started having seizures. Since coming into rescue he's been medically stabalized which has greatly managed his symptoms. 

Tuvé will thrive in a calm household with humans who are patient and able to provide consistency. He takes some time to fully trust, but once you're in prepare to be charmed.

Tuvé is available via Austin Bulldog Rescue, and is adoptable throughout Texas. Adoption consideration will also be given to out-of-state applicants experienced with and appropriately adoring of hydrocephalus dogs. Click to email for more information on this sweet boy.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  2/1/22

Poppy
DOB 8/22/21

deaf
mild vision impairment (one eye)

Meet Poppy, a gorgeous young bull terrier pup.  Poppy is deaf and may have mild vision impairment in one eye, and neither condition slows her down!

 

Poppy is a happy puppy who loves playing fetch as well as exercising her brain with enrichment activities.  Poppy's ideal adopter will be savvy with bull terriers, and expereince with deaf dogs is preferred, (but at a minimum a commitment to continuing Poppy's sign training is a must). Dedication to Positive Reinforcement (R+) training is required and will provide Poppy with the best opportunity to thrive.

Poppy is available via Do Over Dogs Rescue, and is adoptable throughout Colorado. Learn more about Poppy on her profile page, and click to email for more information.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  1/30/22

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Koala
DOB 4/11/21

hydrocephalus

Meet Koala, a young mixed breed happy male pup.  Koala has hydrocephalus but is living symptom free with a simple regimine of Prednisone (a common steroid) and over-the-counter Prilosec.  

Koala is, in most ways, a typical puppy enjoying typical puppy things.  He loves his people, although does require humans who will respect his personal space. No/older kids preferred. Koala loves other dogs and will live his best life with a dog friend in the home.

It is impossible to know what Koala's long-term prognosis is.  He could have a relatively normal life span, but it could also be that the hydrocephephalus progresses and shortens his time.  We just don't know, and the reality is that we never know with any dog. What we do know is Koala is a very special dog who deserves the same love and inclusion of any other dog.

 

Koala is available via Brave Animal Rescue in Lincoln, NE; adoption outside of area will be considered. Learn more about Koala on his profile pageand click to email for more information.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  11/8/21

Dalton
~DOB 2014

blind

Meet Dalton, a 7 yo male pup of the happy, wiggle butt variety. Daltopn was diagnosed with multiple eye issues which resulted in a recent double enucleation (eye removal) to improve his comfort and quality of life.  Dalton is adjusting well and his loss of vision has not impacted his joy in greeting friends and visitors.

Dalton's favorite activites include running around the yard, playing with squeaky toys and battling it out in a game of tug-o-war. An ideal owner will be patient and help Dalton adjust to new surroundings while encouraging independence and resilliency. His energy and enthusiasm make him a perfect candidate for all life has to offer!  

Dalton is available via SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, NC and can be adoptable out-of-area if transport/pick-up is provided.

Learn more about Dalton on his profile pageand click to email for more information.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  10/29/21

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Parker
~DOB May 2014

degenerative myelopathy (DM)

Meet Parker!  A sweet & easy boy, Parker is a terrier/hound mix with Degenerative Myelopathy.  He's currently mobile, but sometimes has issues with a front paw knuckling under.  Given his resiliency, when he falls he gets right up and carries on. We love what his people say about Parker: "He is not a challenge. He is just different."

Parker is with Lucky Mutts (the non-hospice division of Lizzy's Hospice), and he can be adopted in the Central Texas area.  Learn more about Piarker on his profile page.

 

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  5/11/21

Tessa
~DOB Jan. 2021

cerebellar
ataxia

Meet Tough Tessa!  Both Tessa and her sister, Jessa (see below), are beautiful young belgian malinois pups.  Their condition causes a wobbly gait and because of this they will sometimes take a tumble. Tessa is not yet as strong as her sister and as such is receiving PT and she uses a cart to assist with mobility.  

Tessa is happiest when she gets to run, play & GO!  She is human, dog and cat friendly, with appropriate introductions, is super cuddly, and is ready to adopt a human who will include her in all that life has to offer.

Tessa is available via The Hops Project and is adoptable througout North America.  Click to email for more information.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  9/18/21

Jessa
~DOB Jan. 2021

cerebellar
ataxia

Meet Jessa, the rockstar!  Both Jessa and her sister, Tessa (see above), are beautiful young belgian malinois pups.  Their condition causes a wobbly gait and because of this they will sometimes take a tumble.  Jessa is currently the stronger of the two and is able to walk without assistance.  

Jessa is happiest when she gets to run, play & GO!  She is human, dog and cat friendly, loves to cuddle, and is ready to adopt a human who will include her in all that life has to offer.

Jessa is available via The Hops Project and is adoptable througout North America.  Click to email for more information.

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Adopted!!!

date posted: 9/18/21

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Bruno
~DOB May 2019

Meet Bruno!  Such a big name for a wee, wee boy: Bruno is a Shih Tzu with limited hind end mobility.  This boy adores people (did someone say possible therapy dog?!?), but prefers to fly as a solo dog in the house because darnit he's cute and he deserves it!

 

Bruno is currently in Temple, TX with the Association for a Pet Adoption Center; he can be adopted throughout the US and Canada but adopter must meet him in person provide transport.  Learn more about Bruno on his profile page.

 

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  5/1/21

Jasper
~DOB July 2021

deaf

Meet Jasper!  Jasper is a gorgeous, young, aussie/heeler mix. This boy is smart and active and will thrive with a human who can keep up!  Jasper will benefit from a dog sibling who can help teach him how to appropriately dog.  And what does he need from a human companion? Someone who is active, can learn & teach some basic signs, is able to keep him safe, and loves the challenge of having a smart dog companion.  Jasper is dog & human social and is itching to get into a home of his own. 

Jasper is available via Do Over Dogs and is adoptable througout Colorado. Learn more about Jasper on his profile page; click to email for more information.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  9/18/21

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Love
~DOB Oct. 2020

mobility impaired

Meet Love!  Love is a 7mo female pittie whose personality lives up to her sweet name. This girl is not deterred by having wheels for back legs; she's active, playful, does well with other dogs, and adores the small humans. Check out her IG (@pibblepoppinwheelies) and watch her go!

Love is with our friends The Hops Project, and she's adoptable throughout Colorado with other locations considered for the right adopter.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  5/18/21

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Pip

Meet Pip!  A quintessential best friend cuddle buddy, Pip is a 7yo quadriplegic chihuahua.  Although he does have movement in his legs, Pip is unable to walk (but who needs to walk in the land of laps?)  Pip's challenges don't stop him one bit from loving life and soaking up as much love as he gives.

Pip is with Lucky Mutts (the non-hospice division of Lizzy's Hospice), and he can be adopted in the Central Texas area.  Learn more about Pip on his profile page.

 

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  5/9/21

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Basil
DOB 7/22/21

Basil is a male shepherd mix who is visually imparied and has neurological issues (cerebellar lesions). Neither of his issues require surgery or medicine; he's just perfectly imperfect!  Basil's superpower is the ability to bring joy and laughter to any situation.

Want to learn more?  Basil's full profile can be found here

Basil is available through Brave Animal Rescue and is adoptable in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Transferred to and Adoptable from
Be Like Josh Foundation

date posted:  7/27/21

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Promise

Promise is a 1 year old female ASM (American Shelter Mix 🙂) who has hind end paralysis.  Promise's superpower is that once she trusts you her love is UNSTOPPABLE!

Find more pics of Promise on her IG account here

Promise is available through Grand Strand Humane Society in Myrtle Beach, SC, and she can travel to wherever

the perfect home may be.

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  3/19/21

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Finn

Finn is a 1.3 year old male houndy-hoo mix who has hind end paralysis.  Finn is a favorite in rescue and everyone is rooting for him to find his forever home.  We hear from reputable sources that Finn is the happiest of boys who knows how to live life to the fullest. ("What's this disability you speak of?" ~Finn) To come into his orbit is to find great joy! ❤️  Finn has his own IG page (@wonderboyfinn), and there is more info on his rescue profile page.  

Finn is available through K9.5 Rescue in Greenville, SC

and he's adoptable throughoput the southeast US. 

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  4/29/21

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Tori

Tori is a 3 year old female Anatolian Shepherd Mix who has a deformed front leg.  Tori has been in a foster for about a year and she's ready for her permanent address!  Tori's foster dad says she has expert skills in melting hearts with her sweet eyes and big flappy tail.  Check out this cute video of Tori, and learn more on her profile page.

Tori is available through Final Frontier Rescue Project 

and she's adoptable within a 1 hour

travel radius of Austin, TX.  

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Adopted!!!

date posted:  3/30/21

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Sadie

Sadie is a 5 year old female Australian Cattle Dog who is blind. Sadie was owner-released to Ausin Animal Center because of a change in the family's dynamic.  Sadie is well-adjusted to her blindness and is, above all, all the heeler things!  

Sadie's ID number is A831305, and she is available for adoption or for being pulled by an approved rescue partner.

 

The adoption process can be found here.

The AAC Rescue team can be contacted here for existing or new rescue partners.

Adopted!!!

date posted:  3/30/21