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

Ellie

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET Ellie! – PERMANENT GREEN HEART DOG 

ABOUT: Ellie is from Texas and found herself at the shelter after her owner recently passed. She flew to us in August 2020 via Dog is my Copilot & City of Abilene Animal Services. She is paralyzed in her back legs, and requires a wheelchair for long-term activities. This girl has a thirst for life and is still very mobile, always excited to explore the neighborhood.  

Ellie is young and it seems she’s been paralyzed for at least the last three years of her life. We’re not sure of the reason behind her paralysis, but she’s learned to to be mobile and gets around quite well. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP: A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Ellie’s care. Ellie is a big fan of all things Answers Pet Food found at one of our favorite pet food stores, Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Store.

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

Cookie

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET COOKIE! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG 

ABOUT:
Cookie is a roughly 10 year old, 10 lbs, adorable senior Min Pin who was pulled from a shelter in Emmett, Idaho and joined our rescue in May 2020. 

My name is Cookie, but my foster hospice mama calls me Cookie Boogie because my little bum is always wiggling like I’m doing a little dance. I get so excited at dinner time that I spin in circles and jump up and down while I am waiting for my food. I may be a senior, but I still have plenty of pep in my step! 

Cookie is a hospice pet as she has limited vision, anxiety (requires medication) and is showing signs of dementia. 

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS: There are a few ways to be a sponsor for Cookie. 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 –
Tennessee is on a variety of medication for her heart, including Vetmedin (pimobendan) and Enalapril.  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 2020! 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.
 
Opal

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET OPAL – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

ABOUT: Opal has a mammary tumor that is significantly large, making surgery a bit more complicated than a typical growth removal.  Due to its location, it’s also affecting the area where she needs to be spayed.  We are pending a consultation with a surgeon to see if surgery is possible for our sweet geriatric little lady. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Opal’s care. Opal is a huge fan of all things Answers Pet Food, found at one of our favorite pet food stores, Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Market.

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

Marigold

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE.

MEET MARIGOLD! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

SPONSORED BY: Stella’s shelter fund 

 

ABOUT: Little Marigold was pulled from a Sacramento shelter and is now a permanent part of the GHR chi pack. She arrived in rough shape…extreme mange, to the point her skin was bleeding, round worms galore, and a broken jaw. Her fur is now coming in nice, the round worms are thankfully gone! Marigold had x-rays done on her jaw and as we suspected her jaw was broken. It turns out she has a bone infection from rotted teeth causing a fracture in her jaw. She desperately needs a dental but we have to wait until we are sure the infection is cleared. Our vet says her jaw should heal on its own once the infection is gone. She’s scheduled for a followup exam with more x-rays and a tentative dental scheduled early February. Once her jaw is healed and her dental is taken care of, she will finally be ready to be spayed.  

Fortunately, Marigold has a very big appetite and doesn’t struggle with eating. She’s also very perky and has revealed quite the playful personality. She is a spunky girl who loves to play and is one of the first ones to be up and running around when it is time to go outside, time ot eat, or just time to follow the GHR mama around the house. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Marigold’s care. As will all our dogs Marigold is on a special diet to boost her immune system. We are especially fond of Answers raw and have really noticed a vibrant change with each dog that has transitioned to. a full raw diet. Marigold LOVES to eat and seems to absorb the nutrients of each meal she consumes. Answers Pet Food found at one of our favorite pet food stores, Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Store

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

Moose

MEET MOOSE! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

Sponsored by: DEBBIE DAVIS

ABOUT:
In case you didn’t know, the biggest Moose in Idaho lives with us. Only, he’s disguised as a 4 lb chihuahua. He’s one of our permanent GHR dogs. AS big as he may seem, we felt our rescue could provide the best care for his needs, starting with high quality nutrition and holistic veterinary care. Keep it on the down-low that we have the biggest moose in Idaho, he’s not interested in the paparazzi *wink*. 

Photo Credit: Boise Pet Photography

 HOW YOU CAN HELP: A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Moose’s care. Moose is a big fan of all things Answers Pet Food found at one of our favorite pet food stores, Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Store.

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

Odie

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE. 

MEET ODIE! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

Odie is the sweetest gentleman.  He doesn’t make a sound but has the power to melt one’s heart within a second of staring into his eyes. 

Odie is at least 13 years old, very likely that he’s older.  He recently had an exam on 5/14/2021, with bloodwork pending.  We do have some concerns about his lungs, not heart related, so we will be following up with x-rays.

Being that Odie is showing signs of dementia and is just a fragile little man, we decided it’s in his best interest to stay with us for the rest of his life.  

Odie loves to sun bathe and he loves to eat…and as long as he is still enjoying his days, we will make sure they’re the best of his days.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Odie’s care. You can also purchase potty pads, wet food, and supplements from our Amazon Wishlist 

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

Prince

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE. 

MEET PRINCE! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

Prince is a 13 year old Schipperke. He enjoys spending his time squeaking toys, burying toys in the backyard, going on walks & playing fetch. He’s a social fellow and gets along great with dogs of all sizes. I’m also very curious and love being close to my people. Due to a high grade heart murmur Prince will spend the rest of his days in his loving foster home. Prince is actively seeking  a sponsor to help with his medical bills, which includes medicine and diet for ongoing heart disease. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Prince’s care. You can also purchase wet food, and supplements from our Amazon Wishlist. 

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

Auggie

SEEKING A SPONSOR – To learn more about our sponsorship program, click HERE. 

MEET AUGGIE! – PERMANENT HOSPICE DOG

BIO coming soon 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
A monthly donation as little as $15 a month will go a long way to help us with Auggie’s care. You can also purchase wet food, and supplements from our Amazon Wishlist. 

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