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

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!

Sponsorship Options

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) 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.

All sponsorships will be listed under the picture of the dog you are sponsoring.  Contributions can be made in the form of dedication, memory, holidays or birthdays.

If you want your contribution to be made anonymously, you can request not to be listed.

To sponsor a HOSPICE or an ADOPTABLE dog, simply click on the PayPal link below.  If you’d like your sponsorship to be listed on our website, please include a note with your PayPal donation.  Thank you for your generosity!

Permanent Hospice Dogs

Jose

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.

Tennessee
SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.
 
MEET TENNESSEE! PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG
 
Tennesse is a Boston Terrier Mix  pulled from the humane society in Fort Worth, Texas, and arrived in Idaho first week of May!
(Tennesse makes GHR dog #51). She has a grade 6 out of 6 heart murmur and has kidney disease. Fortunately, she’s not in congestive heart failure at this time. Tennessee is seeking a sponsor to help us cover the costs of her initial medical care. To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

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

Kiki

MEET KIKI – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

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 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 .

 

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.

Bagel

MEET BAGEL! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

Sponsored by: DEBBIE DAVIS

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 2019, 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.

Yoda

MEET YODA! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

Sponsored by: NORMA BOWMAN 

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.