We save the lives of seniors and medical dogs
We save the lives of seniors and medical dogs
Baloo was in the medical wing of the shelter due to painful legs and a doggy cold. The founders went inside his kennel and he immediately took peanut butter cookies and gave gentle kisses. The founders knew they needed to save him, so they did. Baloo was lucky to find the best foster mommy and 5 furry siblings who loved him to pieces. He was initially diagnosed with valley fever, but was not responding to the treatment. For 4 long weeks he fought to to heal, while becoming best friends with his sister, Olive, and learned how to play, cuddle, and eat yummy treats. Baloo will always be remembered for his gentle soul and loving compassion. His foster mommy thought of him as one of her pack because of the love he gave. RIP my friend.
Fred came into the shelter as a stray with severe medical issues including multiple bleeding tumors and hair missing from 50% of his body. It was clear he had been neglected and abused most of his life. The founders met him days before his stray hold was up, and immediately decided to rescue him. The founders fostered him because they knew he needed all of their attention because he was diagnosed with 6 forms of cancer. He fought for 8 long months while enjoying beds, chasing laser pointers, relaxing on couches, carrots, compassion, kindness, and ever lasting love. Fred taught the founders to live the best life everyday. Fred will be remembered as the sweetest soul with the most gentle heart. RIP my friend.
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!
Buddy loved his forever home for nearly 2 years, but one morning his dad found him unable to walk. He was rushed to the emergency vet and they believe he may have had a stroke or some type of neurological issue. His family loved him so much, but he was suffering, so they made the difficult decision to help him to Rainbow Bridge. RIP
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!
Henry was adopted by a loving family in 2021, but he unfortunately passed away recently. He will be greatly missed by the rescue, his foster mom, and his family. RIP Mr. Henry!
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. She loved to steal Christmas ornaments and bury them in the mud, and she was known for having a barking contest with the dog next door...she always won.
And then there was her BEST FRIEND Wilfred, a 1.5yo American bull dog pit mix who was found roaming the streets extremely malnourished. We decided to save this sweet boy and quickly found out he had the most severe case of valley fever. It had spread throughout his bones and was causing his skull to separate, leaving many vets to suggest euthanization. Thankfully Dr. Hershey, who was Fred's oncologist, agreed to take on his case. In just 3 months he was gaining weight, running, and playing with his best girlfriend Grace.
Unfortunately, in August 2021, after a severe monsoon, storm, a neighbor's poisonous castor seed pods flew over into their backyard and Wilfred ate several of the seeds, followed by Gracie eating his vomit...led to their untimely deaths. Castor seed weeds/trees carry ricin inside fo them and if a dog, cat, or human ingests more than 3 seeds, it can be deadly. Will and Grace were both rushed to the emergency vet and received 24/7 critical care for 4 days, but Wilfred passed on his own after day 3, while the founders had to make the difficult decision to help Grace to Rainbow Bridge on day 4. Wilfred was only 2 and Grace was only 5...gone too soon.
In honor of helping pet parents identify poisonous items or plants/trees, as well as know the immediate steps to take the founders will be launching a foundation in the name of Will & Grace.
WAGFoundation.org coming soon
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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. Unfortunately, Linda passed away in early 2022 from renal failure. She will be greatly missed by the rescue, her foster mommy, and her family. RIP Linda. Run free with you stuffed animals.