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, parvovirus, or badly infected ears, skin or teeth. Some have behavioral 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.
Special Needs Dogs
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 behavioral 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.