This is Melody our Boston Terrier Mix. She came to us in bad shape. She had a mouth full of infected teeth. One tooth was so infected it left a huge hole in the roof of her mouth up into her sinus cavity. This is called a fistula and it was repaired by Dr. Caylor at All Pets Veterinary Hospital.
2016 June ~ Phani
Phani was matted down beyond regognition. Here she is ready for adoption.
Below is Phani, now Roxy with her new family Don and Sally
2016 - Feb - May Lokie
Here is how it all began...Over this last weekend (2/28/16) we did a very rewarding yet heartbreaking intake from a business in the Wilmington area. This is Lokie. He is currently 12 months old and has lived on the end of this 25lb chain for his entire life. Nuzzled in between this wall and truck was his living quarters. He slept and lived in his own urine and feces his entire life. He has never been bathed. Have a look at that chain, as he turned and moved about that chain got twisted tighter and tighter around his neck causing his head to tilt to the side. This is how he lived day in and day out. Nobody loved him, nobody pet him, nobody took care of him. Sometimes he ate, sometimes he didn't. A customer of the business noticed Lokie chained up, head tilted to the side and unable to move about. He talked the owner into releasing the dog. Over the weekend he brought Lokie to us and begged us to take him. We did........
April 30, 2016 - Today we picked Lokie up from his Boot Camp out at K9 companions. He is a changed dog. This is a true success story. A few of us volunteers were trained on his commands and hand signals that he knows. We are so proud of Lokie. From being chained up, to prancing around the training yard at K9 Companions Training Center with his personal trainer "showing off" just brought us to tears. His transformation brough us to tears. We are so proud of Lokie. Lokie can sit, stay, heel, come, and wait to enter a door way. He can also do all of this on a 30 foot lead.
In May 2016 Lokie was adopted by this wonderful family.
Pictured is Lokie with his new family Kim and Boomer
2016 - April - May Lottie - Bull Terrier
Lottie is a very sweet and loving Bull Terrier that was found as a stray in the Torrance area. She was unfixed and had a large mammory mass hanging near one of ther nipples. Lottie was spayed and had her mass removed by Dr. Caylor from All Pets Veterinary Hospital. He did a wonderful job and Lottie made a 100% recovery.
2016 - March - May Razzle
Hi, my new name is Razzle. I am a Shih Tzu. The vet thinks I am around 5-6 years old. I was lost from my owner and found as a stray by a good Samaritan in the Carson area. The nice people who found me looked everywhere for my owner. I was not wearing a collar, tag nor did I have a microchip. I was taken to Animals Rule Rescue where they agreed to take me in. They noticed that I was not acting right (thank God) and took me to see their vet Dr. Evans at All Pets Veterinary Hospital in Rancho Palos Verdes. Dr. Evans quickly realized that I had a bladder stone and took me into surgery to try and remove it. It was HUGE!! They tried to get it out of my bladder first but it moved on down my ureter and caused a blockage. After several hours of trying to remove this stubborn stone, they decided that a urethrostomy was the safest thing to do. "A urethrostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening in the dog's urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. The procedure is done to correct obstruction to urine flow, a life-threatening condition. Even partial obstruction to urine flow can lead to serious complications such as urinary tract infection and loss of bladder tone. A urethrostomy relives obstructions caused by stones, trauma, tumors, or scarring. A temporary opening that is later allowed to close is called a urethrotomy. A permanent opening is called a urethrostomy." I have a permanent opening now. So really all this means is that I now squat and pee like a girl dog does. This should make everyone very happy. It's really my personality that is most charming about me. My red drainage tube was removed on 3/29/16 and im peeing much better now. As of today April 1st im still at the vet. Hopefully I can go home sometime between April 3rd - 7th.
Razzle made a complete recovery and has no problems urinating out of his urethrostomy. On May 4th, 2016 Razzle found his forever home and was adopted. He will have 2 other doggie friends at his house to play with. Pictured is Razzle with his new owner Mercedes.
2016 - February - April ~ Nino
Here is our little guy Nino. He has lived almost his entire life chained up. Compliments of Studio Grooming in San Pedro, Nino was bathed and groomed. Cate did a wonderful job and said Nino was a perfect client.
Here is how it all began.... This is Nino. He is the second chained dog rescued from a business in Wilmington by a good Samaritan. Nino is a 2-3 yr old Poodle who has lived his life at the end of a chain. When he could not move at the end of his chain he stood up and learned to balance himself on his hind legs. He lived with no shelter from rain or sun, no love and no affection. At the end of the chain he watched the days go by, sometimes he was fed, other times he was not. He is filthy dirty and reeks of the urine and feces that he lived and slept in. On Feb 28th his chain was cut off and left behind as he was brought to our rescue. These pictures are taken in his holding kennel at our rescue. He does not know where he is, or what to do with himself. Also pictured is Nino at the groomers for the first time in his life. He either sits or stands straight up, the only things he learned living on the end of a chain.