Homes for Paws Dog Rescue has a palliative care program for dogs that are deemed unadoptable due to having multiple medical issues and needing special care. These dogs typically have shortened life spans and get to live out the rest of their lives being loved/pampered/cared for in our palliative care program.
We are currently looking for palliative care fosters for multiple dogs in our care. Being a palliative care foster requires caring for dogs with special needs and may involve giving daily medication, fluids and bringing the dog to frequent vet visits. Similar to fostering all vetting and food will be provided by the rescue.
Follow the link bellow and fill out the application. We will be in touch once we have a suitable dog. You can also reach us by email: email@example.com
Medical Condition: Early stage kidney failure.
Prescription diet, weekly SQ fluids.
Uno is an 8 year old chihuahua that is looking for an empty lap to spend his days on. He is a big cuddler and can’t wait to get under the covers with his people at bedtime. When his people get home he can’t control his excitement and spins and runs around the house until they give him some love. Unfortunately it is suspected that Uno is in early stage kidney disease, so he is in need of a palliative foster to spoil him for the rest of his days. It is expected that Uno has a good amount of time left, our vet has informed us that we are likely looking at years rather than months. At this point Uno is still continent and crate and house trained. He is on a special diet, and receives weekly subcutaneous fluids (under the skin, not into a vein) but is very easy to manage. He knows to sit still while his fluids are administered, since he knows he gets some cuddles afterwards. Currently, Uno is in a home with other small dogs and gets along well with them, as long as they are not too pushy when he tells them he needs some space, and is also good with cats. If you’re looking to give some love to a dog that has just as much to give back, Uno is your man!
If you think your home may have some extra space for Uno, please submit an application using the link on this page. Or if you would like to donate to his ongoing medical care please refer to our Tiered Sponsorship Program, on this page.
Medical Condition: Secondary hypothyroidism, enlarged heart, kidney issues, skin issues. These are all caused by her PD. Unfortunately, because of her condition her life expectancy is guarded.
Anxiety medication, thyroid medication, CBD oil, Douxo Calm, and Pyo (skin sprays and shampoo).
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Nala is a 2-year-old German Shepherd. She arrived into care on October 24th 2019 after being rescued from a kill shelter in California. Unfortunately, after living with her family for over a year, she was surrendered to the shelter by her owners - due to her condition. When she arrived, it was discovered that in addition to being 2kg underweight, Nala was suffering from a hormone deficiency associated with the underdevelopment of the pituitary gland, because of this she has hypothyroidism and on arrival had a severe heart murmur (Grade 4/6). Pituitary Dwarfism is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder that is common in German Shepherd dogs. Both parents need to be carriers of the gene in order to be passed on and this can easily be prevented as long as a breeder does a DNA test. Dogs diagnosed with Pituitary Dwarfism need to stay on thyroid medication and require long-term care as their organs are underdeveloped, as a result, they have a shorter life expectancy of 4-5 years. In January 2020, Nala underwent heart surgery to fix her PDA. Her heart will never be perfect however the surgery bought her some valuable time. In addition, Nala also has severe skin issues which will need to be managed throughout her life.
Nala is the sweetest girl, she loves to cuddle and be with her people. Her favorite things to do are to play fetch and she will do just about anything for a bully stick. Unfortunately, she does have some separation anxiety and is dog reactive. She is currently on behavior medication and is working with a trainer. If you're interested in becoming Nala's sponsor please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or use one of the link below.
Become a sponsor for one of the palliative pups in our care, this helps offset some of the monthly costs these dogs incur. A benefit of sponsoring is you will also get updates on how your sponsor dog is doing and get to meet them in person.
A 3-tiered sponsorship program will be implemented which will allow for monthly “donations” from sponsors to offset cost of the care of the dog they are sponsoring. For their monthly donation the sponsor(s) would be provided with:
*To become a sponsor please send a message to email@example.com.