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Albert - Coatesville, PA (updated 1/25/20)

This ball of adorableness is Albert!!  Albert is a 1 yr old, 35 lb neutered male mixed breed.  He has never met a human or animal he didn't love!  The top row of photos are when he was younger and the second row is a recent photo of him!

From his rescue:  In December a scared little brown dog was found on the doorstep of a veterinarian's office. No note and no backstory. At that time he was estimated to be about 2 months old. At first glance he looked like he was just sitting there but upon a closer look it was discovered that this little dog's hind legs were paralyzed. The was no way of knowing why he was paralyzed. Was it from birth? Was it from trauma?

 

A shelter in Georgia took the puppy in and started his work-up. He was evaluated by a vet and a neurologist but answers were still elusive. The shelter reached out for help from rescue. They loved him but knew he needed rescue to give him the best shot at a decent life. Lucky Dawg heard about this puppy called Albert and couldn't say no! 

The look in his eyes in his pictures was all puppy fun! So transportation was arranged and Albert headed north to Pennsylvania!

 

Since arriving Albert has been examined by our rescue vet and by a neurologist at Metropolitan Veterinary Associates. Through diagnostic tests they were able to determine that Albert suffered at least one lumbar spinal fracture, most likely from trauma. This has caused paralysis from mid-back down. Unfortunately as this is not a recent fracture surgical intervention is not an option. All doctors reassured us that they don't feel Albert is experiencing pain. They loved him from the minute they met him and say with his wheels and his drag bag, in a great family, Albert will grow and flourish as much as any dog! He may not ever have full control over his bladder and bowels but does seem to try to potty outside. And nothing that a belly band and paying attention to his body language can't handle.

 

We are sure at LDAR that Albert's perfect family is out there. Someone with the interest in helping out a guy with special needs. Anyone with a wheelie dog will tell you they are still dogs. Goofy and playful and funny and just... dogs! Albert is about 5 months old now and 35lbs. He is playful, dog friendly, kid friendly and is learning some commands. He is a typical puppy with lots of energy and loves to play. If you feel drawn to meet and possibly adopt Albert please email luckydawgar@gmail.com or fill out an application at www.luckydawganimalrescue.com  We generally adopt within a 2 hr driving distance but special considerations will be given to the perfect home for Albert!!

Beatrice - Reading, PA

Meet Beatrice! She is a 9 yr old, 80 lb, spayed female American Bulldog.

Are you looking for a huge, slobbery, stubborn but low-key addition to your family or know anyone who is? Well look no further because Beatrice is your girl.

 

Her life is NOW way better than her facial expressions would lead you to believe!  You see Beatrice is recovering from some awful neglect. She was crated for 23 hours a day and then her “owner” abandoned her. Unquestionably despicable! But not anymore! Her fosters are making sure she’s living her best life until she finds her furever family. She’s doin’ all of it: walks, hikes, play dates, dog beach, barbecues, hood-rat stuff at the gym, you name it. Even after all that daily activity she just wants to be loved. She is a huge fan of snuggles, belly rubs, and sitting outside on the swing. We’ll never understand how anyone could abandon this perfect gem.

Beatrice has typical large older dog arthritis and is currently living on Gabapentin and Rimadyl to help her out.

 

She is  good with older kids (over 12), but NO small kids, dogs, cats or other animals. She’s up to date on her vaccinations, spayed, and crate trained.

 

Submit our adoption application to be considered for Beatrice. Application: https://form.jotform.com/83647485781169

Annie - Glenside, PA

Meet Annie!  She is a 5 yr old, spayed female,  90 lb silver Doberman.

Annie was used as a breeder and then dumped when she was no longer able to produce more puppies. Poor Annie has been through heartworms (now cleared), mammary cancer (which may recur sometime down the road) and needs to be kept on a sensitive stomach diet.  Annie recently went to the vet and she is 1 year post surgery and there is still no sign of recurrence of the mammary cancer!!

 

Despite what this beautiful girl has been through she is now thriving, affectionate, playful and thinks shes a lap dog. Annie is considered hospice due to the cancer-but she is a bright, happy girl that more than deserves her happily ever after.

Annie is housebroken, good with all kids, animals, and is a very loving girl!  She is available in states surrounding southeastern PA.  For more information, please email: Almosthomefordogs@yahoo.com.

Lebron - Philadelphia, PA    (12/14/19)

Meet Lebron!  He is a 10 yr old, 55 lb, neutered male Pittie mix

Though he may not be a professional athlete, he's certainly won our hearts. This sweet, darling senior was originally adopted from us almost 10 years ago as a young puppy. Sadly, he was recently dumped at the local Animal Control in horrible condition, emaciated and with red/itchy/hairless skin.

 

Our wonderful medical team has nursed him back to health, and he will likely need to be on skin maintenance medication for life, but he's now doing wonderfully. He allows all medical handling, loves spending time with his people, and is just an overall joy to be around. He is housebroken, good with kids, and other animals!!

For more information, please email: mbernstein@pspca.org

Mikey - Philadelphia, PA  (2/9/20)

Meet Mikey! He is a 14 yr old, 50 lb, neutered male Pittie mix.

This sweet angel was rescued by our Humane Law Enforcement team after he was left abandoned when his owner was hospitalized. Despite his sad story, Mikey is a true love-bug. He gets along with absolutely everyone (kids and other animals!) and is just a gem of a dog. He may be as old as the hills, but he's in fairly good shape, and just needs some TLC! He will go to the bathroom when you take him out but may not remember to ask...hey, he's an older guy!  No senior dog should spend their golden years in a shelter, let's find Mikey a home!

For all information, please email mbernstein@pspca.org

Lucy and Ethel - North Wales, PA  (1/12/20)

Meet Lucy (on left) and Ethel (on right)!!  They are 14 week old mini-labradoodles.

Lucy and Ethel were found to have heart murmurs and were taken to a cardiologist.They were both diagnosed with severe pulmonic stenosis and mild tricuspid regurgitation.  Pulmonic stenosis is a congenital condition (a birth defect) involving the right ventrical, pulmonic valve, and pulmonary artery.  This is the third most common congenital heart defect found in dogs.  

Unfortunately, while dogs with mild cases can live a normal life, Both Lucy and Ethel's cases are severe.  They are likely to have clinical signs associated with this problem, will need to live on meds for their lives, and may to go into heart failure.  There IS a procedure that can be done to open up the flow of the heart and prevent severe complications like heart failure!  It is called a balloon valvuplasty.

Balloon valvuloplasty is performed under general anesthesia by a cardiologist - many busy referal hospitals do this routinely and successfully!!  It's not a "weird" or rare procedure.  A small incision is made and a catheter is introduced and advanced into the right side of the heart. Intracardiac pressure measurements are taken. A balloon is placed across the abnormal region. The balloon is then inflated with dye and stretches the leaflets of the valve apart, allowing much more normal blood flow! 

Lucy and Ethel will need homes who are committed to handling their heart problems but one look at these beautiful girls tells us that they are worth it.  For further information, please contact email: Homeatlastdogrescue@yahoo.com

Bella - Warminster, PA (1/29/20)

Meet Bella!  She is an 8-9 yr old, 12 lb, female spayed Chihuahua.

Poor Bella's owner passed away.  This sweet girl is housebroken and great with people and other dogs. She is diabetic and requires insulin shots which are not a big deal!  She is used to a quiet environment and would love to find a nice, peaceful home where she can keep someone company and take some great naps.  She is a beautiful little girl who doesn't understand why her world was turned upside down.

Bella's rescue would like her to stay relatively local.  Anyone who is interested may email: Wendydetky@gmail.com or Info@homeatlastsogrescue.com.

Bertha - Coatesville, PA  (2/2/20)

Meet Bertha!  She is a 1 yr old, 45 lb, female spayed Pittie.

Look at that face! Sweet Bertha is deaf but we know she will make the perfect addition to the right family willing to take the extra steps to keep her safe!  She is housebroken!  Bertha would love to have a confident sibling to help her figure things out, she does great with dogs.  She has never been tested with cats.   She would do best with older children.

Bertha LOVES to play and go on car rides!  She would be a great candidate to learn hand signals.

For all information, please email: Www.luckydawganimalreacue.com.

Ginger - Philadelphia, PA (2/9/20)

Meet Ginger!  She is a 10 yr old, 84 lb, female spayed Pittie mix.

Ginger may have a sad story, but she doesn't let it stop her from smiling the day away! This sweetie pie was adopted from our shelter 10 years ago as a puppy, and recently ended up at Animal Control when her owner passed away. Of course, we scooped her up right away and are working hard to give her the second chance at a forever family she deserves.

 

Ginger is quite a large lady, at 84 lb, and understandably has some mobility issues. She is on pain medication to make it easier for her to walk, and we're working to get her down to a healthy weight. Otherwise, she's a pretty simple gal who just needs a cozy home and some TLC!

Ginger is reported to be housebroken, great with other animals and kids!

For all information, please email mbernstein@pspca.org.
 

Kaley - Philadelphia, PA (3/8/20)

Meet Kaley!  She is a 12 yr old, 68 lb, spayed female Pittie mix. She is great with other dogs and with kids!

Meet Kaley! This sweetheart (who looks remarkably like an adorable cow) was adopted from the shelter as a young puppy and sadly came back to us in February as a stray. 

 

We could not get in contact with her family, but she remains the happiest, wiggliest, sweetest lady around. Kaley appears to have a very large abdomen, consistent with symptoms of Cushing's Disease. We are unable to provide the diagnostics or treatment for this condition and are hoping to find her a home ASAP.

 

Kaley gets along with everyone she meets and is just an absolute darling! She may be a bit rotund, and a bit gray, but her personality is as sparkly as a rainbow! We know she'll make a lucky family incredibly happy as she has so much love to give.  Kaley will go to the bathroom when you take her out but she may forget to ask when it's time.

For all inquiries and more information, please email: mbernstein@pspca.org. 

Little Girl - Philadelphia, PA  (3/8/20)

Meet Little Girl!  She is a 15 yr old, 10 lb, female spayed Chihuahua.

 

Meet Little Girl! This lil' peanut is a feisty, spicy lady! She came to the shelter via a Humane Law Enforcement investigation, along with 5 other dogs, and her "brothers", Little Boy and Big Boy. Right now she is picky about canine friends and would do best in a home without kids.  She will go to the bathroom outside when you take her but she won't always remember to ask when it's time. 

 

She has wormed her way into the hearts of our dedicated volunteers in that she's picky with her friends but makes you feel like you're on top of the world when she chooses you!

 

Little Girl has been in and out of foster care during her stay with us, and we figured out that she was so grouchy due to unregulated diabetes! She is now easily regulated with two very small injections per day. She's a very good girl for her insulin... if she likes you! Luckily, she's fairly easy to bribe with tasty treats. Little Girl loves her walkies outside, snuggling up in cozy blankets, and telling her humans what to do. She is a singular minded lady and we KNOW there's a family out there for her!

Little Boy and Big Boy - Philadelphia, PA  (3/8/20)

Meet Big Boy and Little Boy!! They are 14 yr old, 15 lb, neutered male small mixed breed dogs.

Meet Little Boy and Big Boy. These little nuggets came to the shelter all the way back in June 2019 as part of a Humane Law Enforcement Case. They were found living with 3 other dogs in deplorable condition, and were in horrific health when they came to us. They were completely hairless, very sick, and terrified of people. They've been recovering in our shelter's hospital for the past 10 months and were just released from protective custody last month.

 

They've come so far - all of their hair has grown back and they are very slowly learning how to trust people. These boys are best friends! They get into usual brotherly scuffles but at the heart of it, really love each other. They're on several medications to keep their skin and ears healthy and Little Boy is sadly in heart failure. While they've come very far, these boys are still very shy and would really love a home where they can just be themselves around humans with a lot of patience. They've been through enough, our dream is to find them a hospice home together. We know it's a tall order, but we have faith their home is out there!  They would do best with a quiet home with no young kids and would need to be tested with any canine siblings.  While they go to the bathroom when they are out, they don't always ask when it's time to go.

For all information, please email: mbernstein@pspca.org

Camper - Levittown, PA (3/15/20)

Meet Camper!  He is a 9 yr old, 25 lb, neutered male mix.

Hi, my name is Camper, and I’m a 9 year old little mixed breed (maybe some Basenji?), weighing about 25 pounds. My foster mommy tells me I’m the perfect size, and I promise that, when you meet me, the first thing you will notice is my happy demeanor!

 

 I am a special needs dog, but I do not let that stop me. I jump around and play with my foster brother doggies all the time. I was found as a stray down south, with an old fractured pelvis that seems to have not been treated, and healed incorrectly. Due to that issue, I just need a home where they will make sure I'm going to the bathroom regularly. As of 3/15/20 I'm off all medication and my foster mom is experimenting with diets to keep me regular!

 

I am easy going, very quiet, and sweet as can be. I love to cuddle, and I’m always smiling. I would prefer not to live with cats, but I get along great with other dogs and I am housebroken!! If you have a place in your heart for an easy going companion, please don’t wait to meet me. I would love to find my forever home. Apply for me at www.homeatlastdogrescue.com.  You can also email my foster mom at robinp330@gmail.com.  My rescue would like me to stay relatively local so no long-distance adoptions, please!

Scooter - Wyndmoor, PA (4/1/20)

Meet Scooter!  He is a 5 yr old, 18 lb, neutered male Beagle mix.

Scooter is a true gem!!  One look at that mushy, loving face tells you all you need to know about him.  Scooter loves EVERYONE and gets along great with other dogs and kids! He especially loves to snuggle up in his dog bed, take naps, and play with toys. Scooter has nerve damage to his hind end (possibly disc disease, x-rays showed no fractures).  While Scooter loves other dogs, he shouldn't go to a home with a young or too playful dog as his back should be treated as somewhat fragile.

 

Scooter is housebroken, has complete control of his bladder and bowel movements.  He can walk although he's a little wobbly and sometimes needs boots to protect his back paws as he can scuff them and injure them. At this time, he cannot do stairs. He needs to be carried up and down. He will need some kind of therapy going forward to continue to improve his function. Scooter is working on learning how to walk on a leash and be in the crate for longer periods of time. 

He is truly a sweetheart and deserves his forever loving home! Scooter's rescue would like him to stay relatively local to his rescue but if you are interested, please reach out! For all further information, please email: sara_dingley@yahoo.com