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. Dogs can have more than one sponsor. 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 need sponsors  Tinkerbelle and Jacko needs a sponsor  Tessie needs a sponsor

Bonnie needs a sponsor  Frasier needs a sponsor  Lilly is available for sponsorship

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

Chester needs a sponsor  Molly the Shih Tzu

Tika needs a sponsor  Porridge needs a sponsor  Max is available for sponsorship

Missy is available for sponsorship  Bonnie the Labrador is available for sponsorship  Sasha the Labrador is available for sponsorship

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. She is unlikely to be suitable 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&Jacko each have a Silver sponsor: Thank you Joanne Stanley.
Tinkerbelle&Jacko each have a Silver sponsor: Thank you Joy Walmsley.

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. If you might want to adopt them, refer to their adoption listing.

Tessie has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Dianne Sparkes.
Tessie has a Bronze sponsor:
Thank you Margaret Humphries from Tassie Dane Rescue.

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 including blindness. 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.

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.

Lilly has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Danielle Gulliver.

Lilly, 18 year old Silky Terrier. She has leukemia, a heart murmer, and is toothless. She has lived longer than the vets expected. Though she spends most of the day sleeping, she still gets excited when her lead comes out! She lives in a retirement village where she is well known and much loved. 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 has a Bronze sponsor:
Thank you Margaret Humphries from Tassie Dane Rescue.

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.

 

Max has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Susan Kilham.
Max has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Annakin Family

Max, 13 year old terrier x. Various health issues. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

 

 

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

Chester, 11 year old, male, Maltese. Luxating patellas (moving kneecaps) in both hind legs. Due to his health issues he can't be adopted

 

 

Molly has a Platinum sponsor.
Thank you Jane Sullivan.

Molly, 11 year old Shih Tzu. She has a hernia, prolapsed uterus, and trouble with her ears. She has been in foster care for 18 months and is receiving a lot of veterinary care. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Bessie has Gold sponsors:
Thank you Yvette Warrington & Riley Gore.

Bessie, 8yo fox terrier x Chihuahua. She has had a tumor removed and is undergoing tests on some sun spots. (photo coming soon)

 

Tika 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. Has Cushings Disease. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Missy has a Gold sponsor.
Thank you Annakin Family.

Missy, 10 year old Chihuahua x. DRN found Missy in the pound in terrible condition; starved and with an untreated injury to one of her legs. We brought her into care and found that she also has colitis. She's on a very special diet which needs constant monitoring so she is not available for adoption.

Bonnie has a Platinum sponsor.
Thank you Meredith Tavener.

Bonnie, 10yo, purebred Labrador. When Bonnie came into care she was badly fly bitten and in poor condition. She requires cataract surgery costing $7,000. She is on a special diet. She must stay with her lifelong friend Sasha the Labrador. Bonnie and Sasha will be available for adoption once their health improves.

Sasha has a Platinum sponsor.
Thank you Meredith Tavener.

Sasha, 10yo, purebred Labrador. When Sasha came into care she was badly fly bitten and in poor condition. She is on a special diet, has arthritis and needs to have regular injections. She must stay with her lifelong friend Bonnie the Labrador. Sasha and Bonnie will be available for adoption once their health improves.

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. Dogs can have more than one sponsor. All donations to DRN of $2 or more tax deductible.

Special Needs Dogs Available for Sponsorship

Vixen  Rex  Dixie is available for sponsorship

China is available for sponsorship  marley is available for sponsorship  Nikki is available for sponsoring

Saffron needs sponsorship  Tiddles needs sponsorship

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.

Dixie has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Annakin Family.

Dixie, 2yo Maltese x Shih Tzu. He is only very young yet he came to us with cataracts giving him very poor eyesight leading inevitably to blindness. We arranged for surgery to remove the cataracts and he is recovering and already showing improved vision. His surgery cost $7,000 so we’re fundraising to help pay for it: You can donate on his GoFundMe page. Dixie will be available for adoption when he has recovered.

China has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Bec Pope.
China has a Bronze sponsor:
Thank you Denise Morris.

China, 5yo Shih Tzu. She is the most beautiful little girl but she has some challenging behavioural issues due to an unhappy past. Her foster carer is gaining her trust and working to rehabilitate her. China will let herself be groomed by one groomer who is very gentle with her. She has been in care since January 2017 and more time is needed to work on her issues before hopefully she will be ready for adoption one day.

Marley has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Kym Butler.
Marley has a Platinum sponsor:
The Copetti Family, in memory of Jewell.
Marley has a Gold sponsor:
Thank you Dianne Wheeler.

Marley, 5yo greyhound, came to us with a painful limp from an untreated shoulder injury. We don’t know her history; the disability could be a result of a racing injury, fall, or neglect. She has been in care a very long time getting treatment from various specialists to try to help her walk without pain. We hope that she will be well enough to be adopted one day.

Nikki has a Silver sponsor:
Thank you Caitlin Hayter.

Nikki, 2 yo kelpie x cattle dog, had a dislocated hip that was never fixed, apparently for a very long time. She was not able to use it so it has basically wasted away. She has had surgery and needs ongoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Her prognosis is promising and we expect she will be available for adoption once she's fully recovered.

Saffron has a Platinum sponsor:
Thank you Jane Sullivan.

Saffon, 7yo Maltese. Problems with her knees and hips causing pain and affecting toileting. She also has a heart murmur and adbdominal lymphoma. Unlikely to be well enough to be adopted.

Tiddles, 4 yo Chihuahua x. This lovely girl was in such bad condition when she arrived in rescue she needed to gain a kilo before she could even be vaccinated. She is a happy, loving girl in her foster home but is still terrified of strangers and will hide when someone comes to her home. Due to the abuse she suffered and damaged caused she will not be available for adoption. Tiddles would love to have a sponsor or two to help pay for her expenses because she will be in foster care for many years.

 

Sponsorship Levels

You can choose your level of sponsorship. Dogs can have multiple sponsors. (If you prefer to make other forms of donation 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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