The pets below are NOT AVAILABLE for adoption – so please do not apply for them. These are kiddos currently in our care who are being treated for various illnesses and injuries, or are new moms who are busy raising their angel babies ♥ Watch our website and our Facebook page to learn when we will start accepting applications for them.
Your donations to P.R.A.R. help us to care for these special cases, most of which often cost the rescue several THOUSANDS of dollars. We appreciate all the help we can get to give our orphans the very best care available! ♥
Lil tiny Tippy came into rescue a hot mess! She arrived coughing/sneezing, obese, burn marks all over her back, 3 bum legs and turning purple! Her first day here landed her in TWO hospitals, getting an echocardiogram and subsequent oxygen chamber therapy. She had a severely collapsing trachea and when she gets excited or has a sneezing fit she turns purple again! We are putting Tippy in the oxygen chamber as needed to meet her oxygen needs . She will be seeing Dr. Dave at Sano hospital for xrays on her legs and teeth, as he believes her teeth are causing the repetitive sneezing. Tippy’s burns all along her back are healing nicely and the hair is starting to grow back in. Tippy is a doll-baby! A lick-a-lotamus who loves her people, and loves to snuggle! The only thing she loves more than people is FOOD! She’s on a diet tho, so we have to be stingy with the treats. She came in weighing 5 and a half pounds. She is down to 4lbs 8oz as of this writing and she could probably stand to lose another .5 to 1lb to get her in proper shape. We’re working on it!
*** PUPDATE*** Tippy has had her FIRST of several needed surgeries. We removed her upper Canine teeth on 4/19/22. Thank goodness this has resolved her oxygen issues and she’s not turning purple anymore WOOHOO! Now, we concentrate on weight loss. Tippy needs to lose more weight to prepare her for surgeries to both of her hind legs… This will be tough. TIPPY IS ALL ABOUT THE FOOD!
** PUPDATE 8/30/22 ** Her bloodwork all looks good – but Tippy has some BIG problems in her tiny little legs. Both of her patellas are badly luxated, one elbow is dislocated, and as a cherry on top, she has a torn ACL and TWO previous breaks that were never treated! Tippy will require multiple surgeries to help her gain mobility. Did you know, that she got her name because she tips over sometimes when she walks? Her 1st surgery on Sept 27th will cost approximately $2,000 – $2,500. Her second surgery is guessed to be about the same. We have raised about $1200 so far! Please consider a tax deductible donation to help Tippy!
*** PUPDATE 10/8/22 *** Tippy has completed her first leg surgery. By the Grace of God, (and a very special angel who loves Tippy) we raised enough money to cover THAT surgery. Dr. Fick worked long and hard on Tippy’s right leg to repair multiple issues. She will spend the next 8 weeks recovering from this surgery before we go back in to address the multitude of issues in her left leg.
***PUPDATE 11/15/22*** Tippy’s follow-up xrays show that she is healing well! She is gaining a little bit of mobility, and is ready for the left leg surgery. That surgery will be performed on 12/20/22.
***PUPDATE 12/31/22*** Tippy had her LR leg surgery on Dec. 20th. She is slower to heal from this one, and is not yet putting the leg down, or putting any pressure on it. She is in good spirits at this time, and hobbles around on her 3 working legs. We will give her all the time she needs to heal up from this doozy of a surgery. Then we move on to a spay and a dental. Whew! This little dog’s functional rear-end has been 9 months in the making folks. Slow and steady wins the race!
*** Pupdate 3/21/23 *** Annnnd we’re not done yet! Tippy now needs another surgery on each of her back legs to REMOVE the hardware that was placed previously. The hardware, although tiny, is aggrivating her little chicken legs and needs to come out! Surgery date to be determined…
Due to Tippy’s extensive medical needs, she will remain in rescue indefinitely. You can follow Tippy’s story in depth by clicking this link to view her Rescue Stories Page
FUNDING URGENTLY NEEDED!
Tiny Tippy has SEVERAL thousands of dollars tied up in her broken little body. As of 11/16/22 her veterinary costs alone have just surpassed $4000, and we still have 3 surgeries to go! Those surgeries are estimated to cost at least another $3000. Tippy needs sponsors to help cover these needed surgeries to gain her mobility. If you are able to make a one time, or recurring donation, we could sure use the help!
Mama Evie, and her Christmas Eve Miracles are on Maternity AND Medical Hold
Mama Evie was in a bad spot. She was pregnant, in an animal shelter where pregnant dogs and nursing moms can be euthanized at a moments notice. That’s right… Pregnant dogs and mama dogs can’t be adopted out. Their only hope is for a rescue to have space for them. We don’t have space! But when Evie delivered 7 little angels on Christmas Eve, and they were at risk of dying on Dec. 26th… we had to take them. We had to MAKE room! Because that’s what you do when a desperate mom, who knows her family isn’t safe, needs help. Evie already lost two of her angel babies at the shelter, and one is in precarious shape… we have to do what we can to save little families like hers. ♥
This little family will not be available for adoption until after Feb 25th.
*PUPDATE* – This family arrived on 1/15, and we have several medical issues going on with 3 of the dogs…
Please read below for updates on our special little babies, Wish and Spirit
Our Christmas Wish… yes, that’s her name. Wish was born with an abnormal defect on her skull. We are waiting – NOT very patiently for a vet to see her to confirm or deny whether this is an encephalocele.
Encephalocele is a sac-like protrusion and projection of the brain and the membranes that cover it through an opening in the skull.
♥Pupdate 1/15/23♥ This little family arrived today, and we have several issues in this litter of tiny beebees. Our little Wish is not in good shape. She is alert, eating well, and growing…sort of. She appears to be both physically and developmentally delayed. She is 3 weeks old today and weighs 1lb 2oz. The suspected encephalocele has gotten smaller, but is still protruding from between her open fontanelles. We have also discovered an umbilical hernia and 2 inguinal hernias. On top of this… we suspect that Wish may be blind or severely vision impaired.
♥Pupdate 1/23/23♥ Wish had a consult with the neurology dept. at CSU. The findings aren’t great. She does have the meningocele/encephalocele. She has bilateral hydrocephalus, which is worse on the left, and minimal on the right. She has brain malformation in the frontal lobe and cerebellum. She also has severe vision impairment though her pupils do respond to light. We will continue to monitor her vision and evaluate this as she grows. We are currently working to find a neurologist for a second opinion to see if medications might help to slow the production cerebral spinal fluid that is putting pressure on her brain.
♥Pupdate 3/21/23♥ Evie, Chestnut, Merry and Nick are ready for their forever homes and have been posted for adoption. Wish will stay in rescue pending MRI at 6 months of age and continued care by her neurologist. Baby Spirit (who is the silliest, happiest little special baby will see the neurologist one more time and then a decision will be made as to whether she will start looking for a very special home ♥
FUNDRAISING IS ONGOING FOR WISH’S (HOPEFULLY) BRAIN SHUNT! WE NEED TO RAISE APPROX $15,000. Please help us to help our special little baby!
Click Here to Donate to Wish’s Fundraiser
LILY IS ON MEDICAL HOLD!
Lily was one of 57 dogs that arrived on Feb 20th. Lily was taken off the transport truck and immediately rushed to the hospital where she spent 9 days in ICU battling a horrific pneumonia. She is doing better, but she’s still recovering with us for a while longer. Lily’s medical bills added up to a whopping $10,267!!
Between Lily and all of the other sick dogs, (4 of whom required hospitalization) the rescue decimated our medical fund and we cannot take anymore sick/injured dogs until those funds are replenished Please help if you’re able. So many dogs in need depend on our program. 🥺
EDDIE IS ON MEDICAL HOLD!
Eddie is one of 57 dogs who arrived on Feb 2oth with upper respiratory symptoms. Eddie has been in our treatment area since 3/5 recovering from a nasty pneumonia.
Between Eddie and all of the other sick dogs, (4 of whom required hospitalization) the rescue decimated our medical fund and we cannot take anymore sick/injured dogs until those funds are replenished Please help if you’re able. So many dogs in need depend on our program. 🥺
ELVIS IS ON MEDICAL HOLD!
Elvis is one of 57 dogs who arrived on Feb 2oth with upper respiratory symptoms. He required hospitalization and has been SLOWLY recovering in our treatment area since March 3rd.
Between Elvis and all of the other sick dogs, (4 of whom required hospitalization) the rescue decimated our medical fund and we cannot take anymore sick/injured dogs until those funds are replenished Please help if you’re able. So many dogs in need depend on our program. 🥺
PHINEAS IS ON MEDICAL HOLD!
Phineas was one of 57 dogs that arrived on Feb 20th. Phin was taken off the transport truck and immediately rushed to the hospital where he spent 2 days in ICU battling a horrific pneumonia. He is doing better, but he’s still recovering with us for a while longer. Phin’s medical bills added up to a over $1200!
Between Phineas and all of the other sick dogs, (4 of whom required hospitalization) the rescue decimated our medical fund and we cannot take anymore sick/injured dogs until those funds are replenished Please help if you’re able. So many dogs in need depend on our program. 🥺
Jimmy James Winston La-Pug IS ON MEDICAL HOLD!
Bad breeding put Jimmy James Winston La-Pug on our medical hold list. This little dude has a severely elongated soft palate which will require soft palate resection when he is a bit bigger. These dogs are not supposed to have such FLAT FACES! GRRRRR!!!! Please consider a donation to our medical fund to help us pay for the surgery this boy needs!
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