Current Sanctuary Residents
Gertie is around 17 or 18. She came to us from a shelter in Lancaster. She was also found as a stray. The shelter looked for a rescue to help because Gertie was terrified and trying to bite everyone. An amazing group helped get her to us! After x-rays, we found that her back was broken and our vet was surprised that she could even potty and get around by herself. She was very little feeling in her back legs. She gets around pretty well and is sassy as ever. She is momma's girl through and through, as most people can't even pet her!
Norman, is 16 and has been here the longest out of the bunch! Norman recently went completely blind and is doing ok with the new adjustment as long as mom stays close! He came to us from a shelter in Columbus. He was found as a stray and very emaciated. He has put on weight and loves when it is dinner time! In fact, he wakes us up every day by 6:30 am to eat by barking at us until he gets his breakfast! He is on a daily pain med and also has trouble with his eyes, where blood sometimes gathers. His sight is also going and he suffers from sundowners syndrome. CBD does help and gives him good rest at night!
Izabells is 11. Her owner passed away and we saw her photo on social media and we knew in our hearts that she should be a part of our family. She was born without front legs and uses her wheels to get out around when we are outside. In the house, she gets around kinda like an inchworm. She is very sassy but is a total momma's girl! Healthwise she is pretty healthy except for her knee caps that don't always stay in place and that seems to be getting worse. We are hoping that some meds will give her some relief.
Nellie, is 10 and came to us unable to use her back legs. She came to us from a shelter in Harrisburg after being found as a stray. She was in dire need of a full dental when she came to us and had to have all of her teeth removed! She is the sweetest bean! She did well in her wheelchair but has since got strong enough to, what we call, wobble walk! She is learning how to walk all over again! She even is regaining some of her bowels as well. She needs to be expressed every few hours as she can't really feel her back end well. She still has some weight to gain but she loves running around outside!
Prinny is around 16 but we aren't very sure! She was an owner surrender as her "person" had passed away. Prinny had very bad skin and extremely bad teeth. She had to have all of her teeth removed!! She does well on soft food and loves to just snuggle and nap! Do you believe that she NEVER had been outside prior to coming to us? Now she loves roaming the yard with her siblings! She is very vocal at feeding times! She lets us know when she is hungry!!
Bella is around 10 years old and she was rescued as a puppy from a junkyard! She was a puppy and was the last of her litter and we brought her home! She is one of our most healthy babies! She recently had a dental and got a clean bill of dental health. Bella prefers to cuddle with mom and just take long naps! She is terrified of thunder, fireworks, and storms so we do a lot for her to keep her comfortable when it rains! CBD, Thundershirts and even enrichment activities!
Our Furriest Baby!
Marley came to us from one of our favorite large breed rescues and she is 8! Marley has a partially collapsed trachea but she is fairly healthy otherwise except for some hip and joint issues in her back legs. She did have mammary tumors removed that we hope will not return but for now she has a spunky attitude and loves to chase the cat! She loves people so very much and we are hoping to get her certified to be a Therapy pup to go visit kids and seniors! She loves to be petted!
One of our youngest babies at 6 years old!
Vita was rescued from the side of the road by momma herself when she was an Animal Control Officer! She was only 4 months old and 2 lbs because she was extremely emaciated and her organs were starting to shut down. She was skin and bones when she arrived. She was rushed to a vet and was in liver failure and we were not sure she would survive the night. After many sleepless nights, she took a turn for the better and started getting stronger! She is now a sassy little nugget and is best friends with Kingston and Cheeze!
Kingston was an original foster of ours. He came to us terrified and untrustworthy of people to the point where we could barely touch him. He was adopted out to someone that wasn't ready for a small dog with some issues so he was returned to us. He regressed to the point of no touching again after this and we promised him that we wouldn't change his world again and that he would stay and feel safe with us. He is the most friendly people lover now! He just loves everyone! Kingston is around 8 years old.
Our Largest Baby!
Cheeze is 12 years young! Cheeze is our cancer survivor! He recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor and he did great! Cheeze came to us at a young age. He was kept in an abandoned house with 2 other dogs for almost a year. Mom finally was able to get me out! He was emaciated and not healthy at all. We helped him gain weight and learn that people were not scary. Cheeze now helps all the pups that come to our house learn to run the yard, potty and play outside! He is a super sweet boy!
Pebbles is 17 and blind. She came to us from an owner surrender in OH. This poor girl was dumped at the shelter. She is full of life and very vocal about not missing her dinner!! She is learning to get around the house and even does well getting outside to Potty! She does have major cataracts and we are considering the removal of them to extend her sight life but we will see!! She just wants to be with the others and snuggle up with them! Cheese especially!
Lottie is our little Lotus Flower from Arizona. She is just a baby at only 5 months old. We were asked to help this baby and when her foster momma and flight angel stepped up we couldn't not help her! She has no use of her back legs. When we got her to the vet for Xrays to see what was going on we discovered a bullet. The bullet severed her spinal cord and she will never walk again. She is so blessed to have a supportive foster momma and flight angel to get her to us! Wheels are coming and we promise her the best life we can! We are doing physical therapy to see if we can make her legs any stronger or even give her some movement so time will tell!