Our Dogs in Hospice
Rescue is never quiet, however, we do have a quiet side for some very special dogs…
One of the most difficult aspects of our rescue is caring for terminally ill dogs. These dogs still have quality time left, they just need a quiet place to rest. For those dogs, we place them in special foster homes where they are cared for, spoiled and loved for as long as they are with us.
The hospice program can be emotionally taxing, but knowing the dogs are happy, loved and respected throughout their final days is our reward.
Age: 11 Years
Our dear Raven has begun her journey North of the Rainbow Bridge. Raven quietly and peacefully passed this morning in her sleep. Dearest Raven ~ Wear your silver harness with great pride as you dance among the stars. You were a big girl, both in size and personality, and you will be greatly missed. Candles are lit… 3.31.2013
Age: 10 – 12 Years
Our Dear Sadie has begun her journey North of the Rainbow Bridge. Sadly, Sadie could no longer get up on her own and was clearly in pain when she was assisted to stand. In the arms of her humans, she passed quickly and peacefully. Dearest Sadie ~ Wear your silver harness proudly as you dance among the stars. You are free of the pain that once held you back, now you can run and play as you once did. You are horribly missed, but will live forever in our hearts. Until we meet again… ~ February 2013
Age: 11 Years
During further medical testing, it was discovered that Sage has T-cell Leukemia. Sadly, her prognosis is not great. Without treatment, she would only be with us for two more months. With treatment, we would be able to enjoy her for another year. After being assured that Sage would face minimal side effects from treatment, we chose to start her treatment with the understanding that if she didn’t tolerate it well, it would be discontinued and we would cherish the time we had left with her.
Age: 12 Years
Our dear Schatzi has begun her journey North of the Rainbow Bridge. She had a seizure and became paralyzed in her hind end. After spending the night at emergency, there was no improvement in her condition and she was clearly in pain. Although it broke our hearts, we chose to help her begin her journey. Dearest Schatzi ~ You were our beloved Shepherd with a Husky heart. Wear your silver harness proudly as you dance among the stars, free of pain. You will forever be in our hearts. Until we meet again, dear friend… ~ 1.13.2013