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. Unfortunately, sometimes we learn a pet has a terminal illness that eliminates them from being a good candidate for adoption. Dogs who are deemed hospice status will stay with the rescue for the remainder of their lives, however long that may be. Thats when our hospice foster families step in. They pledge to care for, love, and cherish the 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 hospice dogs in our care. Please consider Sponsoring one of our hospice pets!

 

SPONSORED BY: DEBBIE DAVIS

ABOUT: Grandma Sparrow is one of our hospice dogs. We pulled her from a high-kill California shelter in November 2018. She has mammary tumors that are most likely cancerous. We also are certain she’s not fixed, but her fragile body cannot handle surgery for spay. She’s mostly blind with an extreme dry eye condition that requires eye rinses along with an ointment in both of her eyes on a daily basis, at least twice a day. Since she is one of our hospice dogs, we have to budget her medical and nutritional needs. We also provide her a high-quality diet that is usually a combo of raw food, a home-cooked diet and high quality canned food. We feel she deserves the best during her final days. She is full of personality and simply seeks us out for comfort and love.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
If you’d like to sponsor Grandma Sparrow, $10 or more a month will greatly help us cover her needs. Here are her needs:
*wee-wee pads (she still pees inside the house, so we use wee-wee pads to prevent messes on the floor)
*dry eye ointment (the brand is Systane and it’s specifically for dry eye overnight relief ointment)
*canned food
All can be found on our Amazon Wishlist 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Grandma Sparrow. 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate
-Option 3: Purchase specific items on a monthly basis for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). In Grandma Sparrow’s case, it would be pee pads, dry eye ointment and canned food, all available on our Amazon wish list: Amazon Wishlist

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Tara. 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate

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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate

ABOUT: Sheerah was pulled from West Valley HS in January 2019. When she joined our rescue, she was extremely frail and we weren’t sure she was going to make it. When she was surrendered to West Valley, it was obvious she had been neglected for many years. She was thin and had a huge tumor in her private area. West Valley was able to remove the tumor, but there is a chance that it will come back. It took a few weeks for Sheera to recover from surgery…emotionally shut down and physically weak.  Eventually, she gained strength and has been stable ever since. Sheera is completely blind, but can still hear. She loves to be held and loves to burrow in blankets. She has to be carried outside for potty time. She loves spending time outside on sunny days, a typical sun worshipping Chihuahua. Sheera has very little teeth and can only eat canned food. She also has trouble waiting to go potty outside, which is why she is one of our hospice dogs that relies on pee pads for those times when she can’t wait. Although she spends a great deal of time sleeping, she does enjoy spending time with her foster mom and loves to eat.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Sheera. 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate
-Option 3: Purchase specific items on a monthly basis for the dog you are sponsoring ($30+ to have your name our on website). In Sheera’s case, it would be pee pads & canned food, both of which are available on our Amazon wish list: Amazon Wishlist

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Bretta. 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate

ABOUT: 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 lap 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 Azodyl & Epakitin, two supplements that benefit dogs in kidney failure. She’s also a big fan of raw goat’s milk. 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.

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 $10 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate
-Option 3: Purchase specific items on a monthly basis 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

ABOUT: We’d noticed  a concerning growth on Schatzie (sheltie) that was diagnosed as a perianal tumor. It most likely has been there for a while, but it wasn’t until recently that it grew to be noticeable, which means it’s growing fast. We’ve explored our options and have decided to make the next days, weeks or months (whatever time she has left), the best days of Schatzie’s life. It was not an easy decision to make. We were given the option of surgery, which would require us to raise funds specifically for surgery. Additionally, if she were to survive the surgery, we are not guaranteed that her recovery would be 100%, not to mention the pain involved with such an invasive surgery. We also took Pepper into consideration, because Schatzie and Pepper were surrendered to us as a bonded pair-they were raised together in the same home their entire lives and then transitioned into our foster home together. It was not an easy transition for either of them and it took Pepper months to finally relax & trust his foster family. While Schatzie is still with us, we will take her and Pepper on special outings, share special treats and make sure Schatzie knows how important she is to us. Meanwhile, we’ve taken Pepper off of our website as available while we help him transition, once again, to a new life…this time without his sister.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Shatzie & Pepper. 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate

 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Sissy & 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: Sign up for monthly $10 donations or more here (minimum 3 months to be posted on our website): Donate
-Option 2: Make a one time donation of $50 or more here: Donate