Charlie and Tanya Diable have a special place in their hearts for dogs who have been hurt by society. Their family consists of 5 disabled pups. But it wasn’t until they adopted two double amputee dogs named Joey and Boone, that they knew they had to make life better for handicapped dogs in need.
I am excited to share a guest post written by John Sweeney who lives in Melbourne, Australia with Louis, his paralyzed dog. John is the founder of a very unique website that I found to be inspiring. These Dog Days uses personal interviews to teach about life with a disabled dog.
The stories are real experiences written by real pet families about what they did to adapt to life with a dog who has special needs.
John came up with the idea after Louis lost the ability to walk. He wanted to know what a typical day would look like for Louis and himself. So, he reached out to pet owners and These Dog Days was born. [Read more…]
One of my favorite reasons for writing Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog is introducing new resources to families caring for a disabled pet. My latest find is The Buddy Foundation of Maryland. It is a nonprofit group that provides financial aid for dogs in need of lifesaving procedures. The organization does everything in its power to keep a dog from being euthanized because their family cannot afford urgent veterinary care. [Read more…]
If you had extra money on hand, how would you spend it? Brown Dog Foundation saves sick family pets with grants they award to owners in need. The group has been “bridging the gap between the cost of medical care and saving the family pet” since 2006. Here are their requirements and the application process.
I was introduced to Brown Dog Foundation while writing one of our most popular posts, When Pet Owners Can’t Afford Veterinary Bills. It gives pet parents a comprehensive list of organizations in the US and Canada that offer financial aid for sick and injured family pets. A few of these agencies are operated by large charities, but the majority are small groups that were formed by animal lovers who want to help. They work with a big heart and a limited budget.
Carol Smock is the founder of Brown Dog Foundation. She recently shared how her group works to save pets with life-threatening illnesses. [Read more…]
With nearly 1.5 million subscribers you have probably heard how the Vet Ranch YouTube Channel gets sick and injured dogs on their feet. But just in case Vet Ranch hasn’t been on your radar screen, here’s a story to get you caught up. I have to admit that I had not heard about this amazing project until a friend introduced me to their mission. Now I am hooked on watching the incredible videos of Dr. Matt and his team of veterinarians who are giving homeless pets a second chance. [Read more…]