#tbt to Duke’s somewhat dramatic rescue. The first photo was from the original plea for help, the second was from that same night when me and Ian went to check out the situation (and immediately embarked on the hectic task of getting a huge dog out of a sewage treatment reservoir). The third pic was just after getting him home and washed, the fourth pic is my favourite - when he seemed to know he was safe, the fifth pic was him helping me study 😁, the sixth pic is when he came back to us for two weeks while his mum and dad were on hols, and the last one is from the day we went to say goodbye to him before he and his family left Qatar for America ❤️
1 343 minutes ago
Nuestro Almirante está listo para dormir 😴 Su recuperación será lenta pero estamos haciendo todo lo que está a nuestro alcance para ayudarlo a cicatrizar rápido y que pueda tener la infancia que nunca tuvo. No creemos que con su pata como la tenía y andando por las calles de Cartagena, haya tenido tiempo de jugar con otros perros o con juguetes que además le fascinan!!!! Almirante tiene un apetito de locos lo cual es maravilloso 🤗 En 8 días terminamos el tratamiento contra la erlichia y hacemos un cuadro hemático para chequear que todo esté bajo control 👌🏼 Gracias por los mensajes para este negro divino 😍
Feliz noche familia 🤗
🚨 PUPDATE! 🚨 Pumpkin has found a home. 😍 This sweet girl was a special case who almost lost her life - she was found with injured legs and a jaw that was fused shut (both most likely due to past trauma). She was suffering from malnutrition, barely able to eat or walk. Now, Pumpkin has two very special daddies who have committed to caring for her special needs. She is SO happy in her #fureverhome in Hudson Yards with her new pawrents and her doggy sister, Harley. Thank you, @crayson1982 and @john_a_cora for truly giving Pumpkin her second chance at life. 💕💕💕 #happytails#alrcares
Will the cold weather ever stop here in Chicago?
While we certainly hope so, it's important to remember that our furry friends still need enriched, both physically and mentally, even though we can't be out of the home as much.
To keep your dog's mind sharp, try hiding treats around the home that they must use their senses to sniff out. A different puzzle feeder each night also helps keep a senior dog's mind working hard.
9 424 hours ago
Happy National Love Your Pet Day! 💕
Every day is ‘Love Your Pet Day’ with this sweet girl around. Lucy is spoiled by everyone in our house. She’s our baby girl. 🐶
When we got Lucy a couple years ago, our family wasn’t even really looking for another puppy. We already had two dogs who kept us busy enough! She was just too cute to pass up! 🥰 Lucy was also our first experience with the pitbull breed. My mom and dad say she’s been the smartest puppy they’ve ever had. And she is by far one of the sweetest too! #nopersonalspace#cuddles24/7 Any other pittie lovers out there?! 💕 #shelterpets#adoptdontshop#TeamLeadWithLove
1 364 hours ago
We finally got our perfect portrait of Scooter framed! I love it! If you’re interested in a pet portrait, or other awesome art, check out her work @brookgatlingart on Instagram or her website www.brookgatlingart.com/ for more info 🥰
“Two years ago my boyfriend and I were looking to adopt another dog. I had seen stories on social media and heard about senior dogs and I had my heart set on an older dog. I was looking online and saw this one dog and knew he had to be mine. He was 7 years old and from Tennessee. He had lived in a barn his whole life and his family sold him at yard sale because they no longer wanted him. He unfortunately didn’t sell and ended up at a high kill shelter. He was rescued by an amazing group down there and transported up here. We met Ted and knew he’d come home with us that day. Five months after rescuing him we found out Ted had severe liver disease. He had lost a ton of weight and wasn’t eating. He ended up on a feeding tube and hospitalized for over a week. We did every possible thing we could and he pulled through. They can’t cure it so he is monitored regularly and has relapses every so often.
It’s hard to put into words but I’m a 6 time cancer survivor with no cure to what I have either. Last year I was diagnosed again and he has been by my side through it all. I truly believe we were meant to have Ted for a reason and we are in each others lives for this reason. We have a bond that’s unexplainable. He now lives on an island next to the ocean with his fur sister, daily walks, his first dog bed, treats and love for the rest of his life. He is a very special dog and deserves the world. I recommend senior adoption for anyone looking. They are the most rewarding and will show you so much love and appreciation.” - @crittercavalry@inked_and_pink#adoptiontails
❤️❤️MUGSY IS HOME!! ❤️❤️
Mugsy’s surgery was a great success and her recovery is off to a great start.
Did you notice anything a little odd? Mugsy was originally meant to have her good ear used as the graft for her new nose; this would mean it would be covering her only eye for about 3 weeks as that ear would be pulled over her face to be sutured to her muzzle for a blood flow to establish, and a second procedure would free that ear up by trimming the tip off, the ear being a new “nose” of sorts.
However! Once Mugsy was under anesthesia at the clinic and her hair shaved down, her surgeon realized that she had a lot more lip tissue than he originally noticed. Parts of her lip leftover from her chemical burn was used as the tissue graft for her nose instead, and stents were put in place so she could use this new nose to smell and breathe with.
This means that Mugsy will not be going into another surgery!!! We have another appointment to see her surgeon for a follow up visit to make sure all healing is going well in 2 weeks, but she should be fully recovered in about 3 weeks if all continues to go as smoothly as it has!
Once she is a little more cleaned up I will be able to take “after” pictures of her nose so that you can all see how much of an improvement the procedure made. Once fully recovered, she can expect to be able to live without the worry of recurring infections to her nasal cavity. 😄
Lots of love to everyone who has followed Mugsy this far and been giving us SO much support and love during this stressful little episode! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Mugsy and I cant thank you all enough!!! 😭🙏🐶💗
I’ll keep updating when possible over the next couple weeks, Mugsy is now in need of gentle TLC and chill time! 🥰