Bumbles (2006) was a loving, friendly, happy red Golden Retriever who was scheduled to be euthanized because of seizures.
A wonderful family rescued him and worked on managing his seizures with medication. He was seizure-free for six weeks when the family's situation changed and they could no longer keep him.
We know that a dog still has a lot of life to live even with seizures! You see, Flicka too had seizures that were kept under control with medication, and eventually she didn’t even need the medication anymore.
We were fortunate to be able to foster this wonderful friend.
Cheyenne (2006), a golden retriever mix, was abaondoned with another dog, Bixby, when their family moved away. Other family members alerted the authorities to their sad situation. He had no vet care in his short life, but was neutered and updated on all vaccinations as well as heartworm-tested before adoption.
He was so well-behaved that he was allowed outdoors with no fenced yard. Cheyenne was happy, friendly and playful and maintained a sunny disposition in spite of his plight. Jones Co, like many smaller counties, had no animal shelter so all animals were taken to local vet clinics where they were held for 7 days to be claimed by their families.
Parker’s sweet face jumped off the Petfinder page. We found out that he was not facing an immediate euthanasia deadline, but that he would be a challenge to adopt because of his skin allergy. Parker, 9 years old, was brought to the shelter because his owner couldn't afford to treat his allergies.
We contacted Retrieve A Golden Of Minnesota (RAGOM) to see is they had a foster home that could better deal with his special needs. RAGOM agreed that Parker would do better in a home than in a shelter. The transfer was made and we followed Parker’s story until his adoption – by a RAGOM volunteer!
Rudy (2006) was a special-needs dog - just a baby, really - on Petfinder. Rudy was injured when he was struck by a car. His owner saw how badly he was injured, assumed he wouldn't live, and so he just put Rudy in the barn to die.
A day and a half later the owner realized the pup wasn’t dead yet, so he took him to the vet. He couldn’t pay the cost of his care, so Rudy was surrendered to the Halle’s Friends organization in Medford, MN.
His leg was amputated and he recovered fully. Friends of Flicka paid off the remainder of his medical bills and followed his story until his happy adoption.