Friday, August 28, 2009

Otis needs your help!

Meet Otis. He is 11 years old, and he came to SNPR as his owner lost his wife, Otis's Pug Momma, and now has to face foreclosure on their home. He gets along with other dogs and cats, his foster brother and sister are having so much fun with him! Otis has a super sweet temperament, can you find it in your heart to give this little guy a loving forever home for the rest of his life.

Here is where your help and good thoughts are needed!

Since entering rescue, Otis has had a rough few days. On arrival at his new foster mom's house, we noticed Otis had several large lumps that needed to be seen by a vet ASAP. Monday morning Otis went to see our vet and had the four lumps biopsied. The initial tests show that the lumps are mast cell tumors. Otis is scheduled to have all four tumors removed Saturday so the vet can determine what grade they are and what our plan of care will be for the rest of Otis's life. Because of the tricky location of one of the lumps, and the fact that there are four all together, this surgery will cost SNPR over $1,000 dollars. Otis has lost his mom, his dad, and his home of 11 years, and now is facing a tough recovery road ahead. We are asking for your help with Otis's veterinary care. This has been our toughest year financially and it is only because of your help that we have been able to continue to take in these special need pugs. Any bit of help you can give is 100% tax deductible, and is much appreciated!

You can donate directly to his care at:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Farewell, Oliver

Oliver, (Formerly Rag-A-Muffin) went to the Rainbow Bridge. Oliver was one of the first rescues for SNPR. He came in under extreme circumstances. The landlord at an apartment complex found what he thought was a dead pug in an abandoned unit and when he went to remove him he realized he was still alive. Barely. SNPR got the call on the hotline to help this poor animal who had been left to die alone. He had depleted his body of fluids and was now blind and deaf. He had gashes and sores all over from who knows what. He had a severely collapsed trachea. We named him Rag-A-Muffin due to the shape he was in. Our special board member Dawn who has always taken a liking to the “oldie moldie’s” took him into her home and has cared for him for nearly 4 years. She renamed him Oliver. Oliver has spent the last few years having to be hand fed, one piece of food at a time, twice daily. He has gotten to know what unconditional love means and for that we are all so grateful. With Oliver going to the bridge he takes with him a special part of SNPR but an even bigger part of his mommy Dawn’s heart. Dawn, we are so grateful for you for opening up your home and heart to Oliver. We are sorry it could only be for a few years. We will see you at the Bridge Oliver.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Where is Sofia?

Cute pic from Sofia's Daddy! Can you spot her in her favorite place?