Gimme Shelter – Fall 2017

Spartacus, Hastings, FL 6-year-old, Pit Bull

Spartacus was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma.  His mom reached out for assistance for him to receive chemo treatment. Thanks to The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Pet Foods, he is getting the required  treatment and is getting back to his old self again!

Newman, Muskegon, MI 8-month-old, French Bulldog

When Newman was re-homed, his new mom took him for a vet check to address limping and breathing issues.  The doctor discovered a 4-6 week old fracture that had stopped his leg from growing, with the best course of action being an amputation.  Additionally, he was diagnosed with brachycephalic syndrome which was causing his breathing difficulties.  Thankfully, Newman’s new mom had the help of The Petco and Mosby Foundations to assist with his surgeries and is now on his way to a happy, healthy life!

Buddha , Winter Park, FL 7-year-old, Goldendoodle

Buddha had complications during gastric bloat and torsion surgery causing PVC heart arrhythmia and pancreatitis.  We were happy to contribute to his treatment,  and he is now stable and on his way to a full recovery!

Malachi, The Colony, TX 6-year-old, Lab/Terrier mix

Malachi was on antibiotics for a dew claw injury; however, with its location and his active lifestyle, re-injury was just a matter of time.  Thanks to our amazing donors and supporters,  Malachi can now get back to regular activity, free from pain and worry!

2Pawz, Mesa, AZ 7-year-old, Wheaton terrier mix

Blood transfusions to help with 2Pawz’s Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) were needed,  in addition to constant monitoring and care from his mom and doctors. Thanks to Petco and generous supporters of TMF, he is getting stronger everyday!

Barney, Antioch, TN 11-year-old St. Bernard mix

Due to risk of spreading cancer cells, a swift surgery was needed to address a tumor that had developed on Barney’s anal gland.  He is thankful for generous donors who made it all possible so he can continue a happy, healthy life!

Kiki, Modesto, CA 9-year-old, Schnauzer

Kiki’s  human mom lost her husband, and they had to move in with a close family member.  Shortly after settling in, Kiki developed tumors on the right side of her torso which needed to be removed.  Thanks to the generosity of TMF donors, Kiki and her “ mom”  can begin the healing process they so desperately need.

Harvey ,The Marvelous Houdini “Love Bug” North Hollywood, CA 12-year-old Golden mix

Harvey is an assistance and therapy dog to his human mom  who rescued him at only 3 months old.  Shortly after losing their 17-year-old canine companion, Clyde, they learned that Harvey had lymphoma.  Through grants from The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Pet Foods,  he is receiving treatments and getting back to his old tricks.

Mikado, Holiday, FL 10-year-old German Shepherd

Mikado’s person, a disabled USAF Desert Storm Veteran, had many personal hardships.  When he learned of Mikado’s cancerous anal gland tumor, he immediately sought assistance to save the life of his canine companion.  We were able to assist with Mikado’s treatment so that the two of them can share many more memories together. 

Precious, Washougal, WA 8-year-old Pit Bull

When Precious was viciously attacked by another dog, her jugular  vein was severed and she lost a lot of blood.  Her recovery was looking grim and the veterinarian didn’t have much hope for her survival.  Thanks to TMF donors and grants, Precous received the lifesaving surgery and  has made a full recovery. “We don’t know how we could come home without her big loving eyes and wagging tail. I can’t express the gratitude I have for all the help.  Thank you just doesn’t cover it.”

Duke, Eugene, OR 8-year-old Yellow Lab

Duke’s mom contacted TMF when she learned that he would need surgery to remove a tumor on his jaw. “Duke is doing very well! He is now 4 days post-op and hates the cone of shame. He is such an important member of our little family. Thank you so much for the grant and support!”

Shady, Garland, TX 11-year-old Blue Heeler

Shady’s mom had successfully fundraised for his chemo & radiation and just needed help with the last weeks of treatments.  His mom says “I’m so grateful to everyone that has helped me! Such an incredible blessing from the Lord to have so many beautiful people come into my life to help my sweet baby boy!”

Gracie, North Hills, CA 10-year-old Jack Russell

Gracie was really sick with an intestinal bowel obstruction and dehydration.  Thanks to our donors and  a grant from The Petco Foundation, she was able to have the surgery she needed to get back on track.

Fancy, Winder, GA 12-year-old Toy Poodle

A serious tooth infection was jeopardizing Fancy’s quality of life and the vet determined that all of her teeth needed to be removed.  She can now grin again thanks to her friends at TMF.

Bear, Spring Valley, CA 8-year-old Poodle

From Bear: “I was having trouble with my eye when my doctor determined that my third eye lid needed to be removed.  Now I am pain free thanks to my friends at The Petco and Mosby Foundations.’

Mater, Happy Valley, OR 5-year-old Corgi/Terrier mix

Mater’s chipped molar was causing him a lot of pain and keeping him from his happy and active lifestyle.  With our help, he received the treatment he needed and is back to his old self again. 

Oliver, San Leandro, CA 8-year-old Terrier mix

Oliver is doing well after his bilateral cataract surgery.  We were happy to be able to contribute to his surgery, and he is seeing much better these days!

Reese, Chesapeake, OH 10-year-old Dachshund

The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Pet Foods grants and our generous  donors made possible the removal of a tumor.  Reese is now  on his way to a full recovery.

Mack, Ravenal, SC 4-year-old Dachshund mix

Mack received treatment for heart worms thanks to the generous donors of The Mosby Foundation! We have encouraged his human mom to please keep him on heart worm preventive in the future.

Coco, Williamsburg, VA 7-year-old Beagle mix

Coco is recovering nicely after a large mass was removed from her belly.  Her mom is so grateful for the assistance she received from TMF so her baby can feel better again!