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.




Lucy Lu

Lucy Lu came to us from a small southern basset rescue in Tennessee. Lucy was diagnosed with bladder cancer while in the south but upon her arriving into our care we did some further testing and found that she did not have bladder cancer! She did have a very big kidney stone that we had removed! Today this sweet girl suffers from severe arthritis and Cushing’s disease. Her Cushing’s is controlled with daily medication, she is on special food to make sure she does not get any more kidney stones and Lucy takes daily supplements and pain meds to help her walk. Despite her old age ailments she is a happy girl who loves to eat and spend time outdoors.

Dogs like Lucy Lu, 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.



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.



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.