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DOGS

Pennsylvania

Albert - Coatesville, PA

This ball of adorableness is Albert!!  Albert is a ~5 month old, 35 lb neutered male mixed breed.  He has never met a human or animal he didn't love!

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!!

Arlo - East Greenville, PA

Arlo was born in one of our foster homes on March 15, 2019. His mom is definitely a Chihuahua mix and she is about 18 pounds.  Arlo does look like he does have some Weimaraner or possibly pointer - he currently weighs 20 lbs. We can rule out Pittie, but the older he is getting, the more you can see some sort of hunting dog.

 

Arlo is a special needs puppy. He has a birth defect which we noticed when he started to walk. He is wobbly in his back end - that is called ataxia and it's a neurological problem. He does also have some trouble holding his urine and does leak sometimes. He does very well with a belly band! He does occasionally have a bowel issue, but not very often.

 

Despite all of this, Arlo is very sweet and super smart. He loves to swim and his foster mom is doing some swimming therapy for him. He is incredibly friendly and social. He loves kids and other animals!

 

Arlo is now neutered, up to date with vaccines for his age and microchipped. If you are interested in adopting Arlo please visit our website www.LHARInc.org go to Adopt and complete the dog adoption application.  You can also email: Info@lharinc.org or call:  484-719-7101.

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.

 

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

Dexter - North Wales, PA  (1/10/20)

Meet Dexter! He is a 9 week old, male Doberman puppy.  His middle name should be ADORABLE!

First of all, can we all agree on what a cutie Dexter is??  It makes us sad because this beautiful, smushy little pup needs a very special home.

Dexter was found to have a heart murmur and was taken to a cardiologist. He was 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, Dexter's case is severe.  He is likely to have clinical signs associated with this problem, he will need to live on meds for his life, and is 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! 

Dexter is going to need a home who is committed to handling his heart problem but one look at that face tells you that he will give back more than he is ever given!! For more information about Dexter, please email:  Homeatlastdogrescue@yahoo.com

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

Tyson - Philadelphia, PA  (1/12/20)

Meet Tyson!  He is an 11 yr old, neutered male Pittie.

Oh sweetest Tyson. Before we say anything else, let us say that Tyson is literally perfect.  He is great with all people (including the tiny variety), animals, and he is housebroken.  This sweet angel was adopted from us as a young puppy 10 years ago. Sadly, his human was diagnosed with cancer, and was unable to continue caring for Tyson, so he made the heartbreaking decision to surrender him back to the shelter.

 

Tyson has age-related arthritis and is slow-moving.  He is a bit tubby (shh, don't tell him we said that) but is seriously as sweet as can be. Tyson gets along with everyone! He LOVES spending time with his people, and his favorite things are going for (slow) walks and sleeping with his little chin on his person's foot while they work. He's a true gem of a dog who does not need to be spending his golden days in a shelter. Let's find Ty-Ty a home!

For more information, please email mbernstein@pspca.org

Emma - Philadelphia, PA   (1/12/20)

Meet Emma!  She is an 8 yr old, female spayed Pittie.

Emma is another sad story here at the PSPCA. She was originally adopted from the shelter as a puppy 8 years ago and was recently returned because her human was moving and could not bring her along.

 

She's a bit of a shy girl, but is very sweet once she feels comfortable with you! She reportedly has lived with humans of all ages, dogs, and cats. She's quite nervous here in the shelter, so we can't wait to see her thrive outside of the shelter environment. 

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