Category Archives: Sponsor Dogs

Bradley – Another Successful Story

Hats off to our amazing medical team. They are a group of incredibly talented, patient and intelligent veterinarians that save so many innocent lives. One story of an innocent life saved is the story of Sponsor pet Bradley.

Happy forever!
Happy forever!
Bradley is a big-hearted black Labrador-mix that came to the League with uncontrollable wheezing and coughing. Turns out he had a severe upper respiratory infection, chronic pneumonia and a collapsed lobe of his lung. With this being said, Bradley had to endure a very serious complicated procedure. And after the intricate ordeal was over, Bradley recovered and is now living a healthy and happy life; a life he wouldn’t know without the amazing veterinarian staff at Animal League America. Although Bradley is better, his condition still requires medical supervision and treatment with his specially designed inhaler. We are thrilled that he is in a loving home that is providing Bradley with all the attention he deserves. Cheers to our medical staff and most importantly to Bradley!
A good boy indeed - Bradley using inhaler
A good boy indeed - Bradley using inhaler
Madly in love with Bradley!
Madly in love with Bradley!

Victoria Forever Happy

sweetest eyes
sweetest eyes
posing with poise
posing with poise
It is so sad to think that an adorable dog like Victoria was once in such horrible conditions as a puppy mill victim. Puppy mills are large, inhumane breeding operations that supply so many pet stores across the U.S. the cute little puppies you see in the window. Breeding operations put profit over animal welfare, imprisoning female dogs to breed litter after litter, without proper medical care or human contact. Victoria is among the many dogs that we’ve rescued and nurtured to a happy life – a life that she never knew. She defeated her battle and stayed strong. And now, she has the world at her paws. She is in a loving home with all the proper care and affection available. Victoria has her ailments such as impaired vision and a heart murmur but that doesn’t prevent her from causing mischief and being a fun playful dog. We rely on our monthly supporters to provide Victoria with everything she requires. We had the chance to do some glamour shots of the beautiful lady! It’s so incredible how sweet and approachable she is. She knows her life will be forever happy!
sitting on mommy's lap!
sitting on mommy's lap!
nose to the sky!
nose to the sky!

The sweetest thing

There is nothing more adorable than a bond between a child and an animal. Especially when that animal almost didn’t survive. Ranger was born with melanoma on his paw that was discovered after he was adopted. When his dad brought him back to the League for an examination there was question of his survival and lifespan, his dad had the option to find another healthy dog. But it wasn’t until his daughter said “dad, you wouldn’t give up on me if I was sick” and at that moment he knew he had to keep Ranger and support him through his journey to recovery. And sure enough, Ranger came out of his surgeries wonderfully and feeling great. Now, Ranger loves to run and play! He loves to give kisses and receive hugs from his favorite person, his sister! SPONSOR RANGER

Ranger and his best friend
Ranger and his best friend

Get by with a little help from a friend

A lot of our Sponsor Pets have canine or feline buddies – there is nothing better than a fellow comrade! I love when our pet parents share stories about dynamic duos such as Chachi and his brother Fleetwood, Xena and her friend Max, and Rockstar with his pal Loyal. Having a companion to keep each other company is simply the best, especially for our Sponsor Pets. These animals have endured so much and having a friend is great for them to feel just like any other dog or cat!

Chachi with Fleetwood
Chachi with Fleetwood
Rockstar (laying low) and Loyal
Rockstar (laying low) and Loyal
 
Xena giving Max a hug
Xena giving Max a hug

Alfredo – The Dog with a Funny Personality

With Halloween just around the corner, we have a sneak peek of Sponsor Dog Alfredo’s costume! He wore this costume at a local fair this summer and won an honorable mention award for his creativity of adding a sprig of basil on his Penne Alfredo costume – he had EXTRA Alfredo! Dressing up your pet for Halloween is always okay as long as they are comfortable, something simple is perfect. A dog like Alfredo who is so mellow and sweet doesn’t mind showing off his true personality. All of the kids in the neighborhood always stop his mom when going out for walks just to play with the little guy! And even after all he has endured with all his extensive ailments, he is always happy. Life is good.           SPONSOR ALFREDO!!

Mastering the Penne Alfredo Costume!
Mastering the Penne Alfredo Costume!
Someone wants a belly rub!
Someone wants a belly rub!
Glamour shot!
Glamour shot!

Sara – a miraculous recovery

Sara being sweet
Sara being sweet
It’s incredible how our Sponsor Pets recover from the most horrific accidents. And even though they’ve been through so much between surgeries and different treatments, they remain sweet, kind and gentle. They know the true meaning of receiving and giving love and compassion. Sponsor dog Sara was rescued from a burning house. Sadly, she was left behind. Her owners didn’t come back to rescue or to even look for her. It wasn’t until the firemen came in to clear through the soot that they found this frighten dog. Sara was inflicted with burns across her body and was in need of immediate help. After being brought to Animal League America, Sara underwent several surgeries and intricate procedures along with being treated for pneumonia – due to the smoke inhalation. Sara recovered wonderfully and is still thriving 4 years later! She is in a loving home where she can run around in the yard and sprawl on the couch with her feline friend. She is gentle and loves to watch over her new human baby sister while she sleeps! SPONSOR SARA
Sara smiling
Sara smiling
Sara with her sister
Sara with her sister

Sandy

After recently moving to Long Island City her dad found a few really nice dog parks that Sandy can run and play.  She is always so popular with all of the dogs at the park. They all love to chase Sandy to the top of the rocks, her dad was able to capture the moment in a perfect photo – Sandy and friend looking out at the city buildings.  Some may agree or disagree with Sandy’s love for the New York Yankees, she too is going to miss the captain, Derek Jeter.  No matter what team you cheer for, you must admit she looks excellent in her bandana!

Sandy and friend at dog park!
Sandy and friend at dog park!
Sandy wearing her Yankee bandana!
Sandy wearing her Yankee bandana!

Karina, safe at last

Karina is an adorable Shihtzu rescued from a puppy mill in late 2013.  Karina sadly was forced to have litter after litter in terrible unhealthy conditions which resulted in her developing diabetes and becoming blind.  But her life sure changed for the better when she was brought to safety.  In just a few months she transformed into this loving, sweet dog.  It’s truly amazing.  She has a wonderful disposition and is so adorable and kind.  Her foster mom, Maria, really gave her the attention she needed – and we can tell it’s working!  Maria, her sponsors, and our veterinarian staff all make rescues like Karina’s possible. Click this video to see Karina (aka Daisy) in action!>>> Karina Visits North Shore with Buddy

karina hanging on mom
karina hanging on mom

 

Coco a.k.a. Chachi

Chachi looking cute and curious!
Chachi looking cute and curious!

Coco, recently renamed Chachi by his adopted family, is an adorable six-month-old terrier mix
Mutt-i-grees®. He was rescued from an overcrowded California municipal shelter in October 2013. Coco would have been euthanized if he wasn’t brought to the safety of our NO-KILL campus. This precious puppy suffers from incontinence and bowel trouble, which a neurologist determined was most likely due to an injury rather than a congenital defect. Because of this bowel trouble, he can’t fully empty his bladder, which would lead to him having occasional small accidents. Coco has to wear diapers, but on the bright side, they don’t seem to bother him at all! Simply by rubbing his stomach, his bowels are able to move. These issues will not prevent Coco from having a full, happy and healthy life, but he will require lifelong care.

We were delighted when Coco was adopted into a family. The most recent update from his human dad is that he is doing great! Coco is fun, inquisitive, mischievous, and happy. He gets along really well with his brother (4 year old dog named Fleetwood) and is a joy to be around. His human parents are super people and have the knack for changing his diaper, which is done a few times a day.

With the help of our generous monthly Sponsors, we welcome Coco with open arms and will continue to provide him with a wonderful life.

SPONSOR ME!

Karina

Karina is a happy dog now!
Karina is a happy dog now!
We warmly welcomed, Karina, an adult Shihtzu rescued from a puppy mill this past January. It broke our hearts to hear that Karina was cruelly forced to birth litter after litter until she was almost barren. Unfortunately, in these mills, the health, happiness and well-being of the animals is of no concern which sadly resulted in Karina developing diabetes and becoming blind. We were so happy to have rescued Karina from these terrible conditions.

Through a special diet and two daily insulin injections, her diabetes is manageable. With her horrific puppy mill past behind her, Karina is now being tenderly cared for by her Foster Mother Maria until the right adopter takes her home to be forever cherished. With the help of our generous Sponsors, Karina will live out the rest of her days as healthy and happy as possible. SPONSOR ME!

Just laying around!
Just laying around!
Karina modeling like a pro!
Karina modeling like a pro!
Karina relaxing
Karina relaxing
Finally in a save warm home!
Finally in a save warm home!
Karina sipping on refreshing water.
Karina sipping on refreshing water.