Sponsor A Special Dog
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.
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.
Dixie has a Silver sponsor:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Frasier has a Platinum sponsor:
Frasier, 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:
Girly has a Platinum sponsor:
Bart has a Platinum sponsor:
Jaya has a Platinum sponsor:
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:
Porridge, 12 year old mixed breed. He has lost most of his sight and hearing. He has to be supervised in that backyard because he can get lost. Needs dental work. Palliative care, not available for adoption.
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.
Vixen has a Silver sponsor:
Rex has a Silver sponsor:
Rex, 1.5yo Chihuahua x. He was abused before rescue and is afraid of men and children so he is waiting for a special adopter who will love him anyway. See his profile and photos.
Sheba, 7yo German Shepherd. She has had some bad experiences in the past and is in need of a home with no other pets and good fences. See her profile and photos.
Mirri has a Platinum sponsor.
Mirri, 7yo kelpie x, led a rather restricted life before rescue so she has some fears. She is available for adoption. See her profile and photos. * Mirrie is on trial in a new home! *
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.
Please send an email to DRN.email@example.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
Thank you very, very much!
You can also donate by Paypal, GiveNow, or personal cheque. Please send an email to DRN.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.