In rescue, every so often a dog comes along that just tugs at our heart strings and plays them like a fiddle. When those dogs cross our path, we can't turn our backs.
Always learning to make room for just one more soul that needs little extra love.
Every dog has a story to tell and a lesson to teach us. By opening our homes and our hearts to these creatures that are so forgiving, we learn what it is to really love.
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Gracie was first brought to our attention by a fellow rescuer who knew she needed help and a soft place to land. You see, Gracie is 15 years old, and came to us skin and bones. So neglected that she was unable to even lift herself off the floor. Gracie had been abandon in the middle of no where on a cold, rainy night. An amazing individual found her soaked to the bone and giving up on life laying on the side of the road and immediately pulled over to help this sweet senior girl. She was rushed to the vets were she was given fluids and the nutritional meal she needed, blood tests and x-rays were done in search of a cause for her a Weak body, but no medical causes where found. We stepped up as soon as we heard the story and transport was arranged to get her to us in Sonoma. Upon arrival, Gracie was defeated and we didn't have much hope for her to make a full recovery. We gave her a soft bed to lay on and spent our nights laying on the bed next to her comforting her the best we could. Then something amazing happened, Gracie started to gain strength. As the days when on, she started to gain weight and her attitude was improving, at this point we knew she wanted to live .
It has been 3 weeks since Gracie joined our program , very day she is making great strides in the right direction. She is now able to stand and even jump on her own. She is happy and wagging her tail when we come home and she is trying to play with the other dog. She knows she has a soft bed to lay on and warm high quality meals to eat every morning and night.
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update: Gracie has officially found her forever home, where she'll be spoiled and given all the love, attention and snacks she needs for the rest of her life, how ever long it may be! Thank you Kristle and Alyssa for opening your hearts and your home to Miss Gracie May
We originally pulled this boy out of the shelter with the help of another fabulous rescue group. With his original video that we had seen from the shelter, we thought he was and older male ( 10 plus years) with a grey face and maybe some arthritis. But boy were we in for a shock when we went to get him.
This boy was not even close to being a senior, his age has been put right around 5 with a terrible history that can be told by looking at his mangled body.
"Hoss" as we are now calling him, was scared from head to toe.
What we thought was a grey muzzle, is actually all severe scarring around his eyes and down his muzzle.Unfortunately they are likely a burn from some type of substance of that was put on his face.
Hoss's ears were mangled. They very clearly were a poorly done home crop job, riddled with infection.
We almost always expect male dogs coming in to our program not to be neutered prior to intake. Unfortunately in this case, Hoss showed up unaltered with a tumor on his testicles which may already be a sign of testicular cancer. Testing on the masses were done and both the masses and his testicles were removed.
This sweet boy had old healed scars across his chest and all the way down both back legs that would suggest gory past, we have not seen ANY hint of aggression with other dogs, cats or humans. In fact we have seen just the opposite. He loves other dogs, sleeps with a cat and wants to be next to a human all the time.
Both knees are very stiff and may be blown, he is currently on pain killers and arthritis medication to help. X-rays will tell more. Hoss also has two VERY large matching scars on both rear legs that unfortunately do not look like they were done by a vet.
￼Hoss's showed signs of bladder cancer as well. He is urinary incontinent and wears a diaper when he is in the house so he does not leak everywhere.
This is upsetting us that somebody could even do this to a dog. But how could somebody do so much damage to a dog that is so kind natured. Hoss literally would not hurt a fly, He's nondestructive, and he loves everybody he meets . ￼
UPDATE: Hoss was adopted by individuals who worked in the vet hospital that neutered him!