Hospice

WHAT IS A HOSPICE DOG?

Each dog that we bring into our rescue goes through a thorough medical evaluation. Oftentimes senior pets who come from shelters or are surrendered to the rescue have prior health conditions that need to be addressed. We have two types of hospice pets “Adoptable Hospice dogs” and “Permanent Hospice dogs”.

ADOPTABLE HOSPICE DOGS

These special pets are considered “Adoptable Hospice dogs”. These dogs, while diagnosed with a specific ailment or disease, are maintaining their current health status.  This makes them AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! 

**All Adoptable hospice pets are also available to sponsor while they are in the care of the rescue. 

PERMANENT HOSPICE DOGS

 Sponsored by: NORMA BOWMAN 

Sponsored by: DEBBIE DAVIS

Unfortunately, sometimes we learn a pet has a terminal illness that eliminates them from being a good candidate for adoption. Dogs who are deemed permanent hospice status will stay with the rescue for the remainder of their lives, however long that may be. That’s when our hospice foster families step in. They pledge to care for, love, and cherish the permanent hospice dog for the rest of their days. The rescue continues to provide medical care, comfort, & the best quality of life possible for each hospice dog.

Currently we have many permanent hospice dogs in our care. Please consider Sponsoring one of our hospice pets!

 

Sponsored by: FRANKIE  & DUNCAN FERGUSON

&

REBECCA TITE

MEET JOSE – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

ABOUT: Jose is a 10 year old German Shepherd Mix.  We pulled him from an overcrowded Utah shelter in July 2018 (he was the second dog we saved).  When Jose was found by animal control (in Utah), it was obvious he had been wandering the streets for weeks.  His previous owners were contacted (thanks to microchip), but they chose to have Jose remain at the shelter, where he was at risk of losing his life simply due to being a senior dog in an overcrowded shelter.  Jose is a gentle giant, always eager to make every person around him smile.  Health wise, Jose is managing well, but he is on medication for a low thyroid and has early stage kidney disease.  Although both health issues are manageable, we decided it would be best to keep Jose with the rescue due to his age.  We also felt he would be a great ambassador for the rescue, which has been proven to be true!  As a way to increase his quality of health, we’ve taken him off of kibble and feed him a variety of freeze dried raw and fresh raw.  When he was eating only kibble, he was having issues with bloat and was also panting more than normal.  Since the transition to raw, he’s far more comfortable and feeling really good!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Jose needs follow-up vet visits every 6 months to monitor his blood work for kidneys and thyroid.  A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Jose’s care.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Jose. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). In Jose’s case, it would be canned food, that is available on our Amazon wish list: Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of $1000.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate

MEET KIKI – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

ABOUT: From her foster mom: “Kiki is a total sweetheart! She enjoys attention but is not pushy about it. She is fine with other dogs but can be a bit bossy, so can go to a home with dogs who do not mind her assertiveness. Kiki also does well with the cats in her foster home although she will occasionally bark at them. She would need to be in a home with cats who are non-reactive. She takes a little while to warm up, once you earn her affection she will melt your heart! She is such a foxy little lady!”

Kiki is a Shiba Inu mix. We pulled her from an overcrowded Utah shelter in February 2019. We think she’s at least 10 years old. She is a feisty, playful little lady, full of personality. She is a sweet dog that appreciates the comfort of a safe and loving home. As with all of our dogs, Kiki was taken to the vet shortly after we rescued her. Sadly, her bloodwork showed that she is in kidney failure. Fortunately, at this time, Kiki has a strong appetite, which makes it easier for us to give her supplements for her kidneys. In addition to cooking for her, we give Kiki probiotics & Epakitin, two supplements that benefit dogs in kidney failure.  Kiki is happy and maintaining without any signs of illness at this time and for that, we are grateful because she is a well-loved member of the Green Heart Family.

Kiki is considered an “Adoptable Hospice dog” and IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. She is maintaining her current health status and we are looking for a special someone to become her forever family for the remainder of her golden years. Kiki will need follow up vet visits every 6 months to monitor her bloodwork and will need to remain on the kidney supplements combined with a balanced cooked diet. Kiki is also currently on kidney supplements: Azodyl & Epakitin, as seen on our Amazon wishlist .

If you’re interested in adopting Kiki please email us for an adoption application.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Kiki will need follow up vet visits every 6 months to monitor her bloodwork and will need to remain on the kidney supplements combined with a balanced cooked diet. A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Kiki’s care. You can also purchase her kidney supplements Azodyl & Epakitin from our Amazon Wishlist 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Kiki. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). In Kiki’s case, it would be her kidney supplements that are available on our Amazon wish list: Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of $1000 per month.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate

 

MEET BENSON! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Benson aka. Benny,  is absolutely the sweetest old man!  He is said to be sixteen, but doesn’t act a day over ten!  His favorite pastimes include playing with his favorite snake toy, eating, and exploring in the yard.  Benson is deaf, but he has great vision and is very attentive to what is going on around him. What makes Benson an “adoptable hospice” is his sensitivity to change.  When Benson first arrived he was very nervous and paced constantly. If he thought he was alone in a room he would bark and bark until he received adequate assurance that he was not in fact alone. With a lot of love, consistency and reassurance, Benson has blossomed into quite the charmer!  He is not big on snuggling but will lean his head into you for scratches and lives for belly rubs! Benson does well with cats, dogs, & respectful, dog-savvy children.

Benson is considered an “Adoptable Hospice dog” and IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. He is a super-senior at 16 yrs old but is maintaining his current health status. We are looking for a patient someone to become his forever family for the remainder of his golden years.

If you’re interested in adopting Benson please email us for an adoption application.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Benson. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). In Benson’s case, it would be canned food, that is available on our Amazon wish list: Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of  $1000.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate 

 

Sponsored by:  JENNIFER TILLIS

MEET BUDDY: Buddy is a true chihuahua, he is independent and his personality makes him feel bigger than he actually is. You can usually find Buddy wherever the action is. He enjoys being held, but on his terms. He likes to be near his people, loves to eat, has moments of being playful with other dogs and can tend to be vocal when he doesn’t get his way. Being the independent gentleman his is, Buddy is not overly affectionate but appreciates a warm home, a soft couch and a family that has the time to take care of his special health needs. Buddy has a mild heart murmur, arthritis,  and early kidney disease that is easily managed through diet, something we would like his adopter to continue. Buddy doesn’t do well with larger dogs and would prefer spending his retirement in a home with smaller dogs only. He is 16 years old and 8 lbs.

Due to his age & health, Buddy is considered an “Adoptable Hospice dogs” and IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. He is maintaining his current health status as of October 2019.  We are looking for a special someone for this small super senior. If you love to pamper, nurture and have the time to support his health through a holistic approach (with our guidance), this little gentleman may be meant for you!

If you’re interested in adopting little Buddy please email us for an adoption application.

Buddy Characteristics: loving, gentleman, playful, food motivated

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Buddy. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). In Buddy’s case, it would be canned food, that is available on our Amazon wish list: Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of  $1000.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate 

MEET YODA (PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG)

Yoda is a super senior, at least 13 years old.   He has been with our rescue since May 2019.  Yoda is still enjoying his life but does have multiple health issues that led us to keep him with his foster mom for the rest of his life.  Yoda is actively seeking  a sponsor to help with his medical bills, which includes medicine for arthritic pain, supplements for Cushing’s disease and CBD oil to help with early signs of dementia  & other neurological concerns.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Yoda. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website).  Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of  $1000.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate 

Sponsored by Stephanie Snider & Debbie Davis

 

MEET BAGEL:  Bagel is a permanent hospice dog with Green Heart Rescue.  Bagel was pulled from a high-risk shelter in southern Texas in December 2019.  Emotionally, Bagel was close to giving up when she arrived in Idaho.  Forlorn, immobile and multiple health concerns…we weren’t quite sure how long Bagel would be with us.  Not only does Bagel have severe arthritis in her back legs, but she also has a stage 6 out of 6 heart murmur along with kidney disease.  Her health concerns are why we decided that Bagel would spend the rest of her days with her Green Heart Rescue foster family.

Happily, since December, Bagel has become a new dog!  As of March 2020, Bagel is enjoying her life and demonstrates a playful personality on a daily basis.  She’s a loyal girl, always following her foster mom around the house and yard.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Bagel. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of  $1000.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate 

MEET SADIE:  Sadie was pulled from a southern Texas shelter in February 2020.  Sadie came from a hoarding situation that involved several other dogs.  Sadie arrived in rough shape.  She was emaciated with parasites, malnourished, and had an ear infection. Sadly, Sadie has a large mammary tumor.  We considered surgery to remove the tumor, but after x-rays of her lungs, we confirmed that her cancer has spread to her lungs, meaning she is not a candidate for anesthesia.  Sadie is living the rest of her life with her Green Heart Rescue foster family.  She is truly living her best days after years of neglect.  Sadie has a forgiving spirit and has the power to make everyone she meets fall in love with her.  We’ve already spent over $600 on Sadie, including two rounds of blood work, x-rays, medication for nausea, and medication for her ear infection.  If you’d like to be Sadie’s sponsor, we’d greatly appreciate the help!

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Sadie. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on our website under the photo of the dog they’re sponsoring. One dog can have multiple sponsors.

-Option 1:  STROLL with a Senior Dog Sign up for monthly donations of $15.00 per month.  Stroll with a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover prescriptions for our dogs needing daily medications along with special supplements: Donate

-Option 2: HUG a Senior Dog Make a one time donation between the amount of $50.00-$100.  Hug a Senior Dog sponsorship will help us cover the costs of vet visits and food.  Average vet visit is $50-75 per exam (not including special procedures): Donate

-Option 3: GIFT a Senior Dog Purchase specific items for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website).  Amazon Wishlist

-Option 4: Green Heart Wish Donate $25.00-$30.00 per month.  The Green Heart Wish sponsorship will make a great difference towards helping with food and other supplies that are continually needed.   Donate

-Option 5: Dasher’s Dream $50-75 per month.  Dasher’s Dream sponsorship will ensure that we always have funds coming in for regular veterinary exams Donate

-Option 6:  Green Angel– One time donation of  $1000.  The Green Angel sponsorship will ease our minds knowing we have support to cover special medical needs, including dentals, emergency trips, euthanasia and cremation.    Donate