Sponsor A Special Dog

On this page: Senior Dogs, Senior Dogs Available for Sponsorship, Special Needs Dogs, Special Needs Dogs Available for Sponsorship, Sponsorship Levels, How to Get Started, Other ways You Can Help

Why Do Dogs Need Sponsorship

Two types of dogs need sponsorship: Senior Dogs and Special Needs Dogs

Senior Dogs

It's heartbreaking to see elderly dogs languishing in pounds. They are away from home in a scary and uncomfortable environment just when they should be enjoying an easy retirement on the lap of a loved one.

We cannot leave them there to suffer and maybe die. We try to rescue these beautiful souls and give them a loving home with a volunteer foster carer where they get lots of TLC and the best of care. Dog Rescue Newcastle pays for all their vet care and other needs to make whatever time they have left as happy as possible. Usually these seniors need extra vet visits and medication for ailments such as heart murmur, arthritis, tumours, and dental work. Sometimes these seniors are not made available for adoption due to health problems and so they live out their days safe and loved in a foster home.

As you can imagine, this is expensive. Your sponsorship can help pay for essential vet care and also help provide some extras such as a warm sweater or a heated mat in winter; a cooling mat, sprinkler hose or plastic shell pool in summer; medicated shampoo for sensitive skin, special toys, yummy treats, and prescription food.

You can help us by sponsoring a senior dog. All donations to DRN of $2 or more tax deductible.

Senior Dogs Available for Sponsorship

Molly needs a sponsor  Oscar needs a sponsor  Snowy needs a sponsor

Dixie and Bat needs a sponsor  Tinkerbelle and Jacko needs a sponsor  Tessie needs a sponsor

Bonnie needs a sponsor  Boston needs a sponsor  Frasier needs a sponsor  

Tex needs a sponsor  Girly needs a sponsor  Bart needs a sponsor

Jaya needs a sponsor  Russell needs a sponsor  Chester needs a sponsor

Tika needs a sponsor  Porridge needs a sponsor  Curly needs a sponsor

Molly has a Bronze sponsor.
Thank you Barbara Warren.

Molly, 11yo Maltese. Congestive heart failure (on medication), collapsing trachea (on medication), failing eyesight and hearing. She has had dental work and been treated for a skin condition. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Oscar has a Platinum sponsor.
Thank you Kirstie Frost.

Oscar, 10 year old golden retriever. He has a bladder condition requiring medication and a catheter. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Snowy has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Louise Outram,
*In Memory of Captain*

Snowy, 13yo+, female, Chihuahua x. Skin issues and dementia. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

 

Dixie has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Danielle White.

Dixie, 10yo Chihuahua X, and her son Bat, 8yo Chihuahua X. This senior pair are available for adoption and have been waiting over a year for someone to fall in love with them and give them a home. See their profile and photos.

Tinkerbelle, 9yo Pug x Mini Foxy and her friend Jacko, 10yo terrier mix. They are healthy and available for adoption but it's hard to find home for senior pairs. These cuties have been waiting for two years but they we are still hopeful that someone will give them a chance. Until then, they are safe in foster care. See their profile and photos.

Tessie has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Dianne Sparkes.

Tessie, 15 to 16yo terrier, has been in foster care for 2 years. Sweet, incredibly loving, brave and stubborn, Tessie has overcome many emotional and physical challenges. She has diabetes, requiring injections morning and evening. She has mammary tumours, some heart failure and an abdominal hernia. Her lower jaw is wired, necessary when her jaw crumbled during teeth extraction because her teeth had rotted into her jaw. DRN have given Tessie the chance to be a happy pup for her remaining time. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Bonnie has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Don Hill.

Bonnie, 14+ yo, Maltese. Multiple health issues. Currently being treated for an eye ulcer, dementia, arthritis, and a skin condition. She has had a dental and mammary cancers removed. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Boston has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Danielle Gulliver.

Boston, 9yo boxer x. A lovable, healthy boy available for adoption that no one seems to want. He spent a long time in the pound and he's been waiting more than a year in foster care. See his photos and profile.

Fraiser has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Julie Hatton.
Fraiser has a Bronze sponsor:
Thank you Pam Arnold.

Fraiser, 14 year old Maltese x. He has arthritis, failing eyesight, is partially deaf and has various skin irritations. He is also prone to ear infections so that needs to be closely monitored in case medication is required. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Tex has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Gina DiMaria.
Tex has a Bronze sponsor:
Thank you James Burns.

Tex, 13 year old yellow Labrador. He has several health issues requiring medication. He needs to stay with his best friend Girly. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

 

Girly has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Gina DiMaria.

Girly, 12 year old border collie x. She has several health issues requiring medication. She needs to stay with her best friend Tex. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Bart has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you The Junction Hairdressers.
Bart has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Elise Lane.

The Junction HairdressersBart, 15yo terrier x. Bad arthritis and teeth. He's had dental treatment. Rescued from a pound. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Jaya has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Kym Butler.

Jaya, 17yo Jack Russell Terrier x. She suffers from arthritis (receives medication), incontinence (receives medication), partial blindness, skin issues and dental issues. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Russell has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Caitlin Hayter.

Russell, 10yo+ Terrier x. He has no teeth, and has skin and eye issues. He has dementia and requires constant supervision. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Max, 13 year old terrier x. Palliative care, not available for adoption. (waiting on a photo)

Chester has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Sharon Taylor.
Chester has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Heather Duckworth.

Chester, 11 year old, male, Maltese. Luxating patellas (moving kneecaps) in both hind legs.

 

 

Tike has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Jodie Kilham.

Tika, 13 year old Miniature Poodle. She has skin allergies and is losing her eyesight; has recurring anal gland problems; needs dental work. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Porridge has a Platinum sponsor.
Thank you Ashleigh Anderson.

Porridge, 12 year old mixed breed. He has lost most of his sight and hearing. He has to be supervised in the backyard because he can get lost. Needs dental work. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Curly has a Silver sponsor.
Thank you Chris Wall.

Curly, 12 year old, Maltese x. He is a gentle old soul. His breathing difficulties cause him to honk like a goose and his other health issues make him unsteady on his legs, but he still has a very 'waggly tail'. He has Cushings disease, tracheal collapse, suspected emphysema, reduced eyesight and hearing. He's on multiple medications. He probably only has a few months left. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Special Needs Dogs

Most of the dogs we rescue are normal, healthy dogs. But we also regularly rescue dogs that need special care before they are ready for adoption. Often these dogs have been neglected or abused all their lives, such as the dogs we rescued from the Hoarder of Hounds.

These special dogs have physical ailments such as mange, hip dysplasia, heart conditions, hypothyroid, parvo virus, or badly infected ears, skin or teeth. Some have behavioural issues such as being afraid of people or other dogs.

These are the dogs that sit in pounds for a very long time because no one wants them. They are also dogs that owners can't handle or can't afford to pay for veterinary treatment. This is where Dog Rescue Newcastle steps in. If we have an available foster carer, we take the dogs no one else wants and we give them a second chance at a good life.

We bring them into a loving foster home and give them all the veterinary care that they need, including specialist surgery and medicines. Our volunteer dog trainers assist foster carers to work through any behavioural issues. It usually takes many months for a special dog to become healthy enough to be ready for adoption; then they wait many more months waiting for a home.

Your sponsorship can not only help with essential veterinary care but can also provide some extras for a dog's comfort such as a warm sweater or a heated mat in winter; a cooling mat or paddle pool in summer; medicated shampoo, a calming collar, special toys, chewy treats, and prescription food.

We think every dog deserves a chance. You can help us help them by sponsoring a special needs dog. All donations to DRN of $2 or more tax deductible.

Special Needs Dogs Available for Sponsorship

Vixen  Rex  

 

Vixen has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Elise Lane.

Vixen, 7yo Fox Terrier x Pomeranian. She came into care with long term untreated skin disease. She is improving and will be available for adoption when her skin improves.

 

Rex has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Danielle White.

Rex, 1.5yo Chihuahua x. He was abused before rescue and is afraid of men and children so has been waiting a long time for a special adopter who will love him anyway. See his profile and photos.

 

Sponsorship Levels

You can choose your level of sponsorship. Alternatively, if you prefer to make a one off or recurring donation or a bequest rather than sponsorship, please refer to our Donate page.

Bronze Sponsorship

  • A donation of $50 to $124 or a monthly donation of $4 to $9.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer on request.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album when you make your donation or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

Silver Sponsorship

  • A donation of $125 to $249 or a monthly donation of $10 to $20.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer for 3 months.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album for 3 months or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

Gold Sponsorship

  • A donation of $250 to $399 or a monthly donation of $21 to $32.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer for 6 months.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album for 6 months or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

Platinum Sponsorship

  • A donation of $400 or more, or a monthly donation of $33 or more.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer for 12 months.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album for 12 months or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business within the DRN Dog Adoption Folder displayed at all events at which we have a merchandise stall.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business at our Dog Lovers Market Day on October 15th 2017 (unless event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances).
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

How to Get Started and Make Your Sponsorship Donation

Please send an email to DRN.sponsorship@gmail.com to let Rhonda know you'd like to sponsor a dog, for help selecting a dog, or with any questions you may have.

Make your sponsorship deposit or setup a monthly transfer to our Newcastle Permanent bank account at any branch or use internet banking to do an online funds transfer to:

BSB: 650 000
Account: 511885103
Reference: "SPO", your sponsored dog's name, your surname
     (for example: SPO Rover Smith)

Thank you very, very much!

You can also donate by Paypal, GiveNow, or personal cheque. Please send an email to DRN.sponsorship@gmail.com for details.

If you prefer to make a one off or recurring donation or a bequest rather than sponsorship, please refer to our Donate page.

If your sponsored dog passes away or gets adopted you can choose another dog for the remainder of your sponsorship or we can select another dog for you.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Foster, Volunteer, Donate, Spread the Word, Be A Responsible Pet Owner

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