Sponsor a Special Hound!

Become a HOUND HERO TO A SPECIAL HOUND with a monthly or one-time sponsorship donation! You can become a HERO to the Special Hound of your choice OR make a general sponsorship donation that will go to a needy hound.

Most of the hounds we take in go on to find their forever home, however, there are some dogs that come into our rescue with special needs. They may be extreme behavior cases, seniors, hospice cases, or dogs with extensive medical conditions who are not eligible for adoption. They will remain with their foster family for the rest of their lives where they are given lots of love, attention, and the absolute best medical care we can provide to give them the quality of life they so deserve. Your sponsorship donation will go directly toward the cost of their ongoing care.

All donations are tax-deductible!

Gift donations are available! You can make a one-time donation or sign up for a monthly donation as a gift for someone special! We will send an acknowledgment to them letting them know of your thoughtful and generous gift!

Hound Hero’s will receive updates and pictures of the special hounds in our care who are in our sponsorship program!

Clyde

Clyde has been with us since Nov 12, 2018, we received a call from animal control in St Landry Parish, Louisiana about a stray that had been rushed to an emergency vet. Poor Clyde was skin and bones and very sick. He was diagnosed with Pythiosis aka “swamp cancer” which comes from drinking dirty water and is almost always fatal. Clyde showed us his will to live and with a great medical team from the University of Mississippi he was started on a protocol to treat and manage his disease. Clyde was flown to NJ on a Pilots and Paws airplane weighing in at on 28 pounds. Clyde lives with a wonderful foster family who take great care of him and has managed his disease with a special medical protocol and diet. This special boy is beating the odds and is a very happy boy!

Dogs like Clyde, who are in our sponsorship program are not available for adoption into a forever home. They remain in the care of the rescue due to severe medical issues or behavioral problems for life. Sponsorship helps to offset the costs it takes for us to care for these special dogs for the rest of their lives. Every dog deserves the chance to live, thrive and to be loved despite whatever obstacles they have.

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Ginger

Ginger came to us in December of 2021 at only 10 months old. She was a beloved family pet from Long Island, NY. Ginger suddenly became very ill and developed painful sores all over her body. After many months of testing and treatments it was discovered that Ginger was suffering from an auto immune disease known as Canine Pemphigus Foliaceus. This disease will shorten her life. Gingers young family could not afford the medical care she would require. If managed properly Ginger could live a healthy happy life for many years so the family made the heartbreaking decision to let her come to us. Today Ginger is a happy girl who loves her new brother Archie. Her disease is being managed daily and we hope for her to have many happy years ahead of her.

Dogs like Ginger, who are in our sponsorship program are not available for adoption into a forever home. They remain in the care of the rescue due to severe medical issues or behavioral problems for life. Sponsorship helps to offset the costs it takes for us to care for these special dogs for the rest of their lives. Every dog deserves the chance to live, thrive and to be loved despite whatever obstacles they have.

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Hazel

This sweet girl came to us in May of 2021. She was found as a stray in Arkansas with two other hounds. She was found to be heartworm positive, anemic and suffered from ehrilchiosis – a tick borne disease. She was estimated to be at least 10 years old when we took her into our rescue. This southern girl is with a permanent foster home in the south where she enjoys rolling in the grass and sniffing around the yard. She is also very fond of pizza crust and will go to great lengths to steal an entire pizza off the counter!!!. Hazel is a very sweet girl who is quite spry for her age and loves everyone she meets!

Dogs like Hazel, who are in our sponsorship program are not available for adoption into a forever home. They remain in the care of the rescue due to severe medical issues or behavioral problems for life. Sponsorship helps to offset the costs it takes for us to care for these special dogs for the rest of their lives. Every dog deserves the chance to live, thrive and to be loved despite whatever obstacles they have.

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Cruz

Cruz came from a border town in Texas called Welasco. He was found wondering the streets and was picked up by Animal Control. He was in very bad shape – underweight at 35 pounds, severe eye infections, severe ear infection, he had tumors in his ear, on his head, toes, snout and his rump. He had a bad flea allergy and skin issues. He had really bad teeth and a bladder infection! Thank goodness they reached out to rescues and TS took him in with the help of a wonderful foster in Welasco! Cruz was immediately taken to the vet for his shots and flea prevention. He went for a bath – boy was he filthy! When Cruz was well enough he was flown from to one of our wonderful foster homes where he got lots of love and care from foster mom Kay! Poor Cruz had the tumors removed, the vet had to close the ear after removing the tumor, he had a dental and lost 8 teeth. His foster Mom nursed him back to health – both physically but mentally. She fed him 3 meals a day, cleaned his eyes and his ears and most of all gave him lots of love. Soon Cruz was up to 47 pounds and he actually found his BARK! When he first arrived he couldn’t even bark he would “hoot” almost like an owl. Cruz came up to NJ and his now with his foster mom Sue. He will live out his days in a loving home getting the best care possible. Your sponsorship will help us provide the continuing care he will need and maybe some fried eggplant! (his favorite treat!)

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Cooper

A 10 year old Basset/Dachshund Mix from Louisiana. Cooper was found as a stray with a head injury due to trauma. Cooper has a chronic kidney disease, suffers from severe arthritis, vision loss and hearing loss. However, he has adapted to living in his hospice foster home where we can regulate his meds and keep him comfortable, complete with comfy beds, treats and lots of love and affection.

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Derby

A 14 year old, female Basset Hound from Louisiana. Her former owner left her behind when they moved. When she first came into rescue, Derby was heartworm positive, had severe ear, eye and teeth infections and was anemic. After much needed medical care and good old fashioned tender loving care, she is now feeling so much better. Derby will live out her days with one of our wonderful hospice fosters.

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Bella

This beautiful red and white hound came to us in August 2023. She was found as a stray in Alabama. She is approximately 10 years old. She came to us with serious skin issues and other age related health issues. She is enjoying the comforts of her wonderful foster home where she enjoys a daily stroll and lots of belly rubs.

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Billy

Billy was adopted out many years ago under Louisiana Basset Rescue, who has since closed operations. He found himself homeless again in 2021 and since he now lived in NJ, Tri State took him in. Billy is our oldest living foster at 15+ years old. He has been fighting some serious health conditions for a very long time but it doesn’t seem to slow him down. He is a sweet and loving boy who is making the best of his situation and enjoying life to the fullest in the best foster home.

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Bucky

Bucky and his 6 basset friends lost their home when their owner passed away in February of 2023 and the remaining family could no longer care for the dogs. Bucky was the oldest of the group at 13 years old. Due to his health issues and his age he is spending his golden years in a wonderful foster home getting all the best medical care we can provide.

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Cleveland

This handsome 10 year old beagle mix lived in a shed in Alabama when he was surrendered to us in August of 2023. He had a very bad wound on his front leg and Cleveland was heart worm positive. He has since been treated but today he suffers from dementia and severe anxiety. He is in a fabulous foster home where he is eating like a king! Cleveland seems to be finding joy in his life once again. It is amazing what a little love can do!

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Dorothy

This sweet senior girl had her world turned upside down when her owner passed away in May of 2020. She is now about 12 years old and is being loved and spoiled in a wonderful foster home. Dorothy has lost both her eyes to glaucoma. She is a happy girl who loves treats and ear scratches and will live the rest of her life out in a foster home.

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Fannie

Fannie came in with her best friend Gus in January of 2024 when their owner went into the hospital and could no longer take care of them. Fannie is 9 years old. She had the worst ear and skin infections we have ever seen in rescue. Sadly, because they were left untreated for so long Fannie had grown a very aggressive cancer in her ears that spread to her lymph nodes. She needed to have surgery to remove her entire ear and connecting lymph nodes in order to give her quality of life for her remaining years. Fannie will live out her days in hospice foster care where she is spoiled and very loved.

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Winnie

Winnie found herself in a local NJ shelter at 11 year old. She was adopted out but returned for not being a good fit. She is a sweet girl who enjoys keeping to herself in her terrific foster home. Winnie has some health issues that are being treated but that doesn’t seem to slow her down.

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Waylon

This beautiful boy was found wandering the streets all alone in Arkansas in 2021. He is estimated to be 11 years old. It appears that life was not kind to this boy but he seems to have nothing but love and affection to give to everyone he meets.

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