dog rescue

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary needs your help!

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR… WE NEED YOUR HELP! On August 19, the county zoning board, fueled by a few neighbors who think that OFSDS has grown too large for the neighborhood, gave us 60 days to move Sanctuary Dogs and operations.
The change will be positive. We are currently trying to work through a lease and also looking at other options that are more public than we are now. This will allow growth with the ability for more volunteers, supporters and potential forever families to visit. The time crunch, however, is not good and we will have to come up with a solution soon to avoid fines and legal penalties. We have promised our Old Friends that we will care for them for the rest of their lives and we will NEVER go back on that promise.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is currently under attack by neighbors and other townspeople who now think that the dog sanctuary has grown too large. In an effort to keep their promise to keep the dogs and give them a safe place until they cross rainbow bridge, the dog sanctuary needs to move within 60 days. 

Moving is expensive and requires a lot of work. OFSDS is asking for donations to help them move their belongings, essentials, and of course the dogs, safely.

Please follow this link to donate; remember, every donation counts!

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‘Big teddy bear’ losing hope after 1 year at shelter

Beautiful Moose has waited for more than one year at the shelter - and after his rescue fell through, he’s hoping that someone will read his story and save his life. Moose is a three-year-old boy whose body bears the scars of his prior life, but this big sweetheart just wants to love and be loved. A volunteer stated: “This big boy is sweet as can be. I love, love, love him. He’s a good boy who loves everyone and loves to get belly rubs.”

After he was treated for heartworm, Moose was supposed to go to a home, but no one ever came for him. The volunteer added: “He’s ready to leave. He’s getting so sad. I promised him that he would get his chance… And I feel like I’m letting this big, sweet boy down.”

Moose has spent more than one year at the shelter and he has started to lose weight - let’s not let him lose all hope, too. According to the veterinarian that saw Moose, his cherry eye is only cosmetic and he’s healthy and ready to find love.

Can you please open your heart and home to Moose? He has waited so long to know love.

If you’re interested in adopting this sweet boy, he’s waiting to meet you at Lee County Animal Shelter in Bishopville, South Carolina. If you are interested in him, please call (803) 428-2077 or (803) 428-7536.

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We need help raising funds for our beautiful shepherd puppy with a broken jaw.

Our director received an urgent call today (7/14/14) about an injured German shepherd hiding under coils in the back of a warehouse. She left immediately to help this poor girl.

We went to our normal vet only to find that she has a dislocated, fractured and infected jaw due to head trauma; most likely hit by a car. She has two teeth missing from her bottom jaw and a possible piece of her jaw missing. She is bleeding from the whites of her eyes and needed to be rushed to OVRS for immediate surgery. Please say a prayer, donate and share our newest rescue.

For direct donations, please contact Oakland Veterinary Referral Services at (248) 334-6877. Thanks so much to all who have donated so far.

I want to tell you guys a story - and I’ll even spoil it a little for you right now. It has a happy ending.

Meet Apollo.

In October of 2015, when Apollo was six weeks old, he was used as bait in a dog fight in Houston, Texas. An anonymous woman had walked in on the fight, unaware that she would be a witness to something so horrific, and grabbed the first puppy she saw and ran. She contacted the police, but by the time they arrived everyone had left, and Apollo’s mother and litter mates were dead.

Apollo was taken into the care of a local dog rescue but was not expected to survive. At the time, no one was sure just how severe his injuries were. By the look of his crushed, swollen face, most people expected he had likely suffered brain damage and that he would have to eventually be put down.

Meet my mother. Her name is Teresa. Unofficially the coolest mom on the planet. She has been a dog lover for years, has fostered and rehomed at least a dozen, and is especially fond of pit bulls. When the dog rescue was looking for a foster home for Apollo, she was the first to volunteer. At the time he was still unnamed, and my mom looked at his poor little face and said to my step-father, “What’s the name of that boxer in the Rocky movie who has the messed up face?”

He said, “Apollo Creed?”

And thus, Apollo was named.

Apollo’s injuries were severe. He had a puncture wound in the roof of his mouth that went all the way into his nasal cavity and his molars had been broken and twisted up into his nose. His snout was completely crushed, like an egg shell. He had no nasal airway at all. He had two skull fractures in the area right behind his snout/eyes and other bite wounds that were more minor - one on his leg, and one around his eyes.

On the left, you have a scan of a normal, healthy dog snout. Notice the beautifully intact white ring of bone. All that black area in the bony circle of his snout is air, the air the dog is breathing. On the right, you have Apollo’s crushed little face. No ring. No large black areas of air. Just a smashed jumble of bone fragments.

Apollo couldn’t breathe through his nose which made sleep almost impossible. My mom had to stay up with him all through the night, holding his mouth open with her fingers so he could get air in. When he ate, she rolled up little balls of wet food so they would slide down his throat without touching the roof of his mouth.

He needed surgery immediately to extract the broken teeth. My mom had already paid out of pocket for many of Apollo’s first tests, medicines, IVs, and other expenses, and could not afford to pay for the estimated $4,000 surgery.

She reached out on social media, bringing awareness to Apollo’s needs. She created a Facebook page for Apollo that brought attention from people all over the country. Eventually it gained enough attention that a local news channel contacted my mother and they shared Apollo’s story.

The community of Houston listened and their hearts broke for this sweet, gentle puppy.

My mom asked for donations for the $4,000 surgery. Within that first day, they had double that amount.

She was stunned at the generosity of strangers and on more than one occasion, moved to tears (which, if you knew my mother, would know that this is a HUGE thing). She had grown incredibly attached to Apollo by then and was determined for him to not only survive, but have a healthy and happy life. He had already been through so much and he deserved a fighting chance.

Apollo had his surgery and it was a success! They removed the broken teeth and repaired the hole in his mouth, clearing some of the smashed bone and flesh in his snout. Following the surgery, he had hyberbaric oxygen treatments to boost his immune system so none of the infection in his nose would travel through the skull fractures and give him a brain infection.

Apollo will need more surgeries in the future. His adult teeth have never grown in, meaning they’re floating around somewhere in his face, and will eventually need to be removed. His nasal cavities still need work.

But Apollo finally had an opportunity to heal. To live. To be loved.

And he did. And he was.

Despite his rough and violent beginnings, Apollo was a happy puppy right from the start. He wanted to play, he wanted to cuddle, and he bonded closely with my mom’s other pit bull, Gracie.

The first time I met Apollo, we snuggled for an hour. He is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met in my life.

On Thanksgiving, 2015, my mom made a post about Apollo that still brings tears to my eyes. Here’s an excerpt from that post:

I’m grateful to social media, to those who shared Apollo’s plight over and over again until it reached bigger media. I’m grateful to KTRK Channel 13 - ABC Studios for contacting me and for choosing to air Apollo’s story. Without them, I don’t know that we’d have ever reached the amount needed for Apollo’s surgery.

I’m incredibly thankful to everyone who donated. Every single dollar made a difference. I don’t know that JUST doing the surgery would have been enough to save him. But because of everyone’s generosity and kindness, we were able to go above and beyond. To get medications and afford other treatments and cover a lengthy hospital stay, all of which I’m convinced made the difference in his survival.

[…] And he’s not just surviving, but he’s *thriving*. When I’m watching him tear around the yard, chasing leaves and barking at the wind, rolling around in the grass with his foster brother, just being a puppy… and I think “Nobody would ever believe it to see you now, baby” and it makes me tear up with happiness. He’s not going to carry these scars, not where it counts.

Most of all… Thank you. All of you. The people who think that, yes, one injured puppy is worth saving. I happen to agree. He is soo worth it. : )

On Christmas, 2015, my mom announced on Apollo’s Facebook page that he was a foster fail - and that she and my step-father were adopting him. For good.

He was pretty stoked about it. And so was my mom, who was 100% devoted to this dog from the moment she laid eyes on him, and knew in her heart that they were brought together for a reason.

Since then, my mom posts regularly on Apollo’s progress on his Facebook page. Because of his injuries, Apollo’s face is still pretty crooked, and he’s got a bit of an underbite, but my mom loves that face. And so do I. And so do nearly 600 of the people who follow him on Facebook.

You can follow Apollo here on his Facebook page if you’d like. My mom posts lots of pictures and videos of him. It’s always a source of happiness and warmth in my day.

Every day I am thankful for Apollo’s life. Every day I am thankful for my mom. 

For her love, which is so strong that it saves lives. For her patience. For her determination. She inspires me. Apollo inspires me. That no matter what our beginnings, with enough help and love, we can survive. We can thrive.

Thank you, Mom, for making sure this story had a happy ending.



Anything helps!! Please Signal Boost!!!
I love Hope very very much, and her mom is one of my best friends.
feel free to contact me with any questions about her condition.
Read the Go fund me page for more information as well.

Thank you everyone sooo much.

Hope and all of her human friends <3

PLEASE HELP!!! This poor guy just came in to CCAC and was going to be euthanized today due to a deep injury on his hip/leg. We were able to get him to a vet but he is in great need of funds for treatment. Please help this cute guy get the help that he desperately needs and PLEASE SHARE!!!

BRUNO… URGENT- dog has a deep wound on rear hip and needed immediate vet attention to avoid being euthanized due to injury.

He has been moved to the vet but urgently needs funds for treatment! PLEASE HELP!

These animals are at Clayton County Animal Control at 1396 Government Circle Jonesboro, GA 30236. For help with rescue coordination, please email,,


hi again guys, ven here again. as some of you may know ive been kicked out and am in need of shelter. in addition to kicking me out, my mom is also kicking out my dog, tony. tony is a 6 year old pup who is 55 pounds and neutered. i suspect he is primarily australian cattle dog and husky. he is very low energy and non violent, he gets along with other dogs but will bark at them if they seem aggressive. in addition he will bark when people approach the home so he makes for a great guard dog! He is trained to sit, stay, shake, and heel. 

please if you or someone you know may be able to take him in, please send me a message here or through email to

thank you so much

EDIT: i realise i forgot to mention, we live in northern virginia

tony has been adopted !!! thanks to all who reblogged but i ended up taking him to a shelter. i have no idea who got him and have no way of ever seeing/ hearing about him again but most likely he is happy so thats all that matters.

Houston, TX area: IN A KENNEL OVER 6 YEARS!! Gwinn and Rowdy are brother and sister, Chow Mixes. They went into a kennel in Oct. 2006 and have never left! They must be adopted together into a home preferably with no other animals. They are very sweet and will be very grateful for any attention. Considering all that they have been through, it will take a little  time for everyone to get use to each other. Message me or, if you would like all of their information and you can meet them at the kennel! They take treats very gently and are very bonded to each other. Although the kennel staff loves them, they need that “special” person to step up and give them a loving home of their own, that they both deserve! They are both fully vetted.


Soldier Trades Cigarettes for Maimed, Hungry Dog

“Army Sergeant Nick B. took unusual action against cruelty he witnessed serving in Afghanistan. When he encountered a tied-up, skinny Shepherd mix covered in mud, ears and tail hacked away, Nick asked the people living nearby if he could have him. But the owners, who were planning to use the dog for gruesome ‘entertainment’ purposes, were only willing to give him up in return for cigarettes. The soldier happily traded.

Nick won the dog’s trust by approaching him gently and offering bits of beef jerky. And Bodhi, as he’s now known, eventually won the hearts of Nick’s entire unit. With the help of a rescue organization, Nick was able to ensure that Bodhi would be flown to the U.S. when the soldier’s tour was finished. Eventually, the two were reunited in Pensacola, Fla.”

-from SEAL of Honor.


This guy is scheduled to be euthanised TODAY, Thursday 13th November. He is located in O.C.A.S. in Orlando, Florida. PLEASE consider adopting or even fostering this guy to save him from being killed. Brindle dogs are sadly often overlooked in shelters but as you can tell from this guy, are no less cuter than any other colour! Florida is a large state. There has to be somebody out there willing to take this dog into their home, even if it’s just for a short while until he finds his forever home. If you are interested in saving him then call O.C.A.S. on 407-836-3111, or email If nobody shows ANY interest in him then he will be killed on Thursday. If people show interest but can’t adopt or foster him straight away then they will give him some extra time!

Hi, my name is Tiger. I am an approximately 2 year 6 month old br brindle male. I am friendly and I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 64 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Wednesday, November 05, 2014. My due out date is Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Please reblog and foster or adopt if possible to save this little man’s life.
Help This Stray Dog Get Back to Good Health!
Today (July 28) I found this sweet girl hobbling down the side of the road in Crawford County, Georgia. I realized the condition she was in, so I called my vet, got her in the car (after some food and water), and drove her to be assessed to see if she was able to survive given her body condition....

Please consider reading over, sharing, or contributing to my fundraiser to help this sweet girl get back on her feet!

Charleston will be EUTHANIZED tomorrow if he does not receive full funds.

Charleston has ZERO in his fund.


140923 CHARLESTON Male Pit- caught in a dog trap

These animals are at Clayton County Animal Control at 1396 Government Circle Jonesboro, GA 30236. For help with rescue coordination, please email,,


These two seniors have been dropped off to die at O.C.A.S. in Orlando, Florida. They are both scheduled to be euthanised on the 6th March. PLEASE consider adopting or even fostering one, or both, of these seniors to save them from being killed. Help show them that not all humans are as cruel and incompetent as their previous owners. Florida is a large state. There has to be somebody out there willing to take these dos into their home, even if it’s just for a short while until they find forever home.

If you are interested in saving them then call O.C.A.S. on 407-836-3111, or email If nobody shows ANY interest in them then they will be killed. If people show interest but can’t adopt or foster them straight away then they will give them some extra time!

Animal ID: A311968 Room No.: WD25
Hi, my name is Clay. I am an approximately 8 year old red and white male. I am friendly and I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 60 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Animal ID: A311969 Room No.: WD25
Hi, my name is Luke. I am an approximately 9 year old white and black male. I am friendly and I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 59 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Saturday, February 21, 2015

Here are their threads on Facebook: Clay. Luke.

Please reblog to help find these dogs a retirement home!

Bon-bon is SO scared that she has not eaten since arriving here at CCAC - see those tasty treats sitting next to her? Poor thing is too traumatized to eat them! We really want to get her out of here fast. This lovely girl is already spayed and housebroken! All she needs is a loving home to get her some exercise and most important some love! She is so scared in here that it is clear she is used to being in a home. Please share her for funds and a rescue! Bon-Bon only has $130 in her fund.

Please DONATE if you can, and REBLOG.  If you cannot donate one one your followers may be able to, SPREAD THE WORD!

140999 BON-BON Female Pit - sweet FAT girl!

These animals are at Clayton County Animal Control at 1396 Government Circle Jonesboro, GA 30236. For help with rescue coordination, please email,,