We save the lives of seniors and medical dogs
We save the lives of seniors and medical dogs
She was an owner surrender because the family just didn't want her anymore. We don't understand why because Linda is a sweet, shy, and a calm gal who wants to be shown compassion and love. She was also an outside dog so she is now learning to live inside on soft comfy beds and learned the doggy door in a few short days. She also loves lounging around and playing with her 5 other fur siblings, both big and small. She also walks really well on a leash and gets super excited to go on long walks.
Linda found an amazing and loving family in Flagstaff. She enjoys wearing shoes so she can play in the snow and loves snuggling with her stuffed animals.
She was seen roaming the desert in Verrado by several neighbors on walking paths. With the help of HARTT, she was trapped and rescued after about 3 months of sightings. Her “family” did not respond to any communication attempts after she was rescued from the desert. It is believed that she was dumped. She is now living a very comfortable life being spoiled by her foster mommy and sister. She loves walks and playing tug of war with her furry foster siblings. She has learned that humans can be trusted and has become more affectionate day by day.
Foxy found the BEST mommy who gave her another senior furry sister which she enjoys having another old gal to lay in the grass with.
These two pups were found living in a hot car, so their owner agreed to surrender them to the rescue. Although they are the same age, they do not share the same parents, but they definitely act like siblings. They are both very playful, love squeaky toys, and are nap-time snuggle buddies. They are being fostered together and love playing with their human foster brother.
These sweet boys found each found a perfect forever home.
Maisy was rescued from the AZ Humane Society where she was found tied to the front door, unable to walk, and very hungry. It was determined that Maisy has a spinal disability causing her hind legs to be paralyzed. She can use her front legs to stand on the tops of her back hind feet, but cannot move her back legs independently. We knew we had to save this sweet and gentle girl and provide her with wheels so she can have a better life. She is currently in a foster home with three other fur siblings and will be learning how to use her wheelchair.
Miss Maizie Mae was adopted by her foster mommy!! She is thriving and so happy to have two furry brothers, one is a 10 yo pitty and one is a kitty. She also enjoys welcoming foster furries while they wait for their forever homes.
This sweet 2.5 year old spayed Australian Cattle female needs a new home. She is potty trained, dog friendly, loves people and kids, but is not too sure about cats. She does this cute thing where she bunches up her blanky and sucks on it: it makes her feel safe. This sweet girl was adopted and is now known as Stella, where she is spoiled as the only fur child.
Henry came to the shelter as a stray with a few medical issues, so the shelter placed hm on the euthanization list. PFBR rescued this sweet senior boy who deserves love, attention, and care despite his age. Within a few months of saving Henry, he was diagnosed with minor skin cancer, but it was removed and treated, but he will require followups every six months. Henry is very active and loves playing with his brothers and sisters (big and small female and males dogs), but also loves to chill out and relax on his many comfy beds. Henry was recently adopted and lives with another senior dog, horses, and a kitty. He is very happy!
Good Boy was found wondering in the desert by his foster family. He was extremely underweight, missing nearly half of his hair, and had severe skin and ear infections. He must have been dumped months ago, but despite his condition, he gently took food and comfort from his finders. Good Boy is still overcoming his skin infection, but his hair is slowly growing back. He is a submissive boy, and gets along with all dogs, big and small, male or female, and also doesn't mind cuddling up with cats (he shares his bed with the family cat). Recently, Good Boy was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his left ear so this cute boy now has the cutest underbite and one big pointy ear. Good Boy's foster family made him an official family member and he is so happy!
Taylor came to the shelter with her sister Penny as strays. Unfortunately she and Penny have been in and out of the shelter their entire lives, but this last time, they were at risk of being euthanized. Taylor sadly lost her left eye, but that does not stop her from having fun and playing with her sister.
Penny loves her sister so much she sits on her whenever soft spot is unavailable. She sticks close to Taylor but also loves her foster humans.
Both girls are in an amazing home as fosters. They both have severe ear and skin infections, and Taylor has two tumors that will be removed as they are suspected to be cancerous.
Taylor & Penny were adopted by their amazing and loving foster family!
Jax, a two year old Australian Cattle was rescued from the shelter due to a fractured right front leg. He was found as a stray and waited at the shelter for a month until we rescued him. We learned his fracture was old and had healed, so he had 12 weeks of physical therapy to regain muscle memory. He lived with his foster humans and furry brothers and sisters for a about 5 months, until he found his forever daddy. We are so excited for Jax and his new daddy and hope to hear updates!
Buddy, an eight year old American Bull dog mix was rescued the day he was supposed to be euthanized for suspected cancerous tumors. His prior family dumped him at the shelter because they did not want to provide him with proper medical care, but that didn't stop him from smiling every time someone walked past his kennel. His foster daddy and fosters human sister cared for him while he underwent surgery to remove his three tumors, which were not cancerous! Buddy was a foster-fail, and was adopted by his foster family! We are so happy for Buddy and his new family!
Leo was found as a stray so we don't have too much history on this young boy. During his initial assessment the Human Society determine that he has limited use of his back legs, but no other medical issues. Leo is a sprite and playful puppy who has no idea he is different, while he swiftly scoots around playing like any other pup his age. He was assessed by a neurologist, and it was confirmed he has spina bifida, which means he will not regain use of his back legs. He has a wheelchair but he absolutely hates it, so we will customize a scooter for him with wheels so he can sit while walking.
The founders decided to make him a forever family member. He has 6 other fur siblings and his best friend is an 80 pound pit bull named Maxwell.
Ethel was a three-year old sweet pit sharpei mix who was suffering from bleeding feet, ears, tail, and legs due to neglected allergies. We sponsored her medical needs and found her an amazing home as a spoiled only child.
Sir, was a seven week old blue nose pit-puppy who was dropped off at a vets office due to a landlord's breed restrictions. PFBR quickly rescued him and found him a loving home in less than 24 hours.
Although Marcus wasn't a direct adoption, PFBR rigorously networked Marcus to help find his forever home. We still consider him part of the PFBR family!
Gracie was an eight week old pit mix who was sick with parasites. Despite being sick for nearly six months, she was still a crazy ball of energy. The founders of PFBR adopted Gracie as their own to assist with increasing the energy of their senior dogs.
Linus was a two year old E-listed shelter boy who was tied to a tree most of his life. Also, his left front leg was half the normal size and was set back like a wing. PFBR rescued him, amputated his left front wing, and provided him behavioral training. In his new active home, tripod-Linus swims, hikes, and camps with his two fur-sisters. Missing a leg has NOT slowed him down.
Piglet was hit by a car and rescued by AZ Humane Society. He lost both of his eyes due to his injuries. However, not seeing and hearing does not stop him from having fun, exploring, and cuddling with his new foster sister. He is a small dude who quickly acclimated to his new environment and is loving his new foster family and life. We were so excited when Piglet was adopted by his foster family!!!
Daisy was a three year old pit-lab mix who was dumped because her family was moving out of state and did not want to take her. She was so terrified at the shelter, so she was immediately placed on the euthanization list. The founders of PFBR adopted Daisy the day before she was to be euthanized.
Maxwell was a 16 week old pit-dane mix who was emaciated and had staff infection due to his brothers' and sisters' living conditions. The founders of PFBR adopted Maxwell as their own and assisted in finding one his sister's a forever home.
Oreo was a 13 year old border collie E-listed shelter girl whose owner passed away. She also was extremely ill with valley fever and cancer. The founders of PFBR adopted Oreo as a hospice rescue, providing her lots of love and comfort for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, Oreo passed away just seven weeks after her adoption in 2014. RIP my friend.
Sydney was a five year old pit-boxer mix who was dumped after being used for breeding. She was also missing hair on parts of her tail due to infection and tick infestation. The founders of PFBR adopted Sydney so she could be the matriarch of the pack.
Cadey was a six-week old Australian Cattle-Border Collie mix who was left inside a box on the side of the highway. She had several parasites and demadex, so she spent months in and out of the vet. The founders of PFBR adopted Cadey because she helped heal their family's heart after the sudden loss of their oldest rescue boy, Perry.
Niko was an eight-week old Australian Shepard mix who was born deaf and partially blind as a result of over-breeding. Niko was going to be euthanized because of his disabilities. The founders PFBR adopted Niko after fostering him for three months, because they could not let him go. Niko is 15 and still acts like a big puppy. Sadly, Niko passed away in September 2019 due to onset lymphoma and leukemia, at the age of 15. We sure do miss you buddy! RIP my friend.
Blue was a six month old Australian Cattle mix who was dumped by his family due to his allergies. All Blue needed was a few medications, weekly baths, and to be smothered in love, and his allergies were managed. The founders of PFBR adopted Blue because he looked like the puppy of their older boy and girl. Sadly, Blue passed away in 2015, at the age of 13. RIP my friend.
Perry was an an eight week old Australian Cattle mix who was the last of his siblings to be rescued. Perry was just a typical healthy puppy who needed to learn basic puppy manners. The founders of PFBR adopted Perry so his dog sister could teach him how to herd, play, and love others. Perry unfortunately passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 10, but left paw prints on his mom and dad's heart forever. RIP my friend.
Annie was a 1.5 year old Australian Shepard mix who was on the euthanization list. Annie's prior family surrendered her because she was afraid of men and was startled by loud noises. The founders of PFBR met Annie and it was love at first sight so they adopted her. Annie's adoption provided the idea for starting PFBR. Annie lived another 12 joyous years and passed away peacefully in 2013. RIP my friend.