Spotlight Dogs

Name: Mazie
Location: Tulsa, OK
Sex: Female
Age: 11

This lovely lady is Mazie! She is about 11 years old and is a lively, loving, sweet senior girl! Mazie found herself abandoned back before Christmas. A wonderful foster took her in and is taking good care of her. Mazie has some medical needs that must be addressed before she is ready to find her forever family. Mazie has a mass on her leg about the size of a golf ball from an old injury that needs to be removed so it can heal properly. Currently, there is dead tissue at the site of the injury and it needs to be removed to get rid of an infection. Mazie also needs a dental cleaning and tooth extractions. Mazie has a couple of growths on her skin and one on her rectum. Thankfully, these are not causing any medical issues for her and do not need to be removed. Once Mazie gains a little weight, all these medical needs can be addressed. Mazie has had a rough life of neglect. She has lost some of her muscle mass due to age and neglect and she will more than likely not get that back. Mazie is an elderly little lady who has a “hitch in her get along” but it does not slow her down. She is happy and loving and will feel so much better after having had her medical procedures. For the first time in her life she has someone who cares about her health. She is such a sweet senior girl. She deserves a forever family that will love and care for her for the remainder of her life. Help us make that a reality for this sweet and very special senior girl by designating a donation to Mazie. All donations are tax deductible to the donor. Thank you!

Update 2/2/16:Mazie has been faithfully taking her antibiotics since her last appointment with her doctor on 1/26/16. After taking the medication for a week, the spot on her leg is looking a little bit better. Mazie will follow up with her veterinarian in another week for an exam and we will go from there. Mazie is running up vet bills with each visit. Your tax deductible donations are very much appreciated. Stay tuned for more updates on this sweet senior!


Update 3/16/16:Mazie had her follow up with her veterinarian in late February and her surgery was scheduled. Her doctor said the mass had to come off. She came through the surgery with flying colors! She feels so much better to have that mass off her leg. Mazie got her sutures out on March 10th and her doctor says the incision looks really good. Her foster mom did a great job taking care of her! Mazie is now ready for adoption! She is looking for a family to love her from now on! We value your support and depend on generous donors like yourself. Thank you for helping us to get the medical care for Mazie that she deserves!



Name: Davey
Location: Seguin, TX
Sex: Male
Age:

Davey was picked up as a stray and sat in his concrete kennel for over a week with two broken legs. He needs surgery to have them fixed. His vet estimated that the surgery will be 3,000 dollars. Can anyone give a little terrier boy some help? If you can donate a little to help Davey he would appreciate it. You can donate directly to the vet clinic, Seguin Animal Hospital, 830-379-3821. Or, you can donate online at www.russellrescue.com Davey says thank you

May 27, 2016

Hello All my Fans in Doggy Land!! I am home from the Barking Clinic, and whew!! Glad to be here! It was noisy and I could not get much sleep! All the other dogs and I were so happy to be back together. They sniffed me all over really good and announced me “One of the Pack.” I had a yummy dinner, extra chicken and veggies with my kibble, all my meds and water. Friday morning after more yummies and meds, I had good pees and poos, and some walking around exercise. The docs have fixed up my leg, (compound fracture, like a butterfly break) and I had to have an FHO ( Femoral Head Ostectomy ), but now I am in recovery mode. Can’t do much for six weeks, but then I will be ready to rumble!!! In two weeks I get the staples out, and Aunt Robyn has to do ROM exercises x4 daily. Actually, that is OK, because I get a belly scratch after each time. We may have to do cold packs, and Doctor Leslie says to put a pack of frozen peas on my leg. (..eh?...I thought peas were for eating?) Everyone at the Clinic thinks I am wonderful, and Aunt Robyn does, too. She says I am brave and strong and true, just like a Jack Russell should be. Thanks to everyone for all the prayers and support! I will be updating again in a couple of days!

Doggy Licks and Tail wags,

Davey

June 4, 2016

Davey says he can't wait to get his stitches out June 10th. He is trying to run and play a little bit, but is still in a little pain. I don't want him to over do. The fractures need time to heal. He is such a lap dog. Snuggling and petting are things he cannot get enough of. Thank all of you for helping this great little guy! Rick and Heather, I will send one more pic.

Thank you !!

June 13, 2016
 
Davey got his stitches out and I am encouraging him to use his leg more. He is not thrilled about swimming but, I hope he will feel the urge to paddle with all 4 legs. He is a happy loving little boy who does not seem too stressed over my constant  "working" of his leg. 
Stay tuned for another update in a week or so!

 

June 27, 2016

 

 
Look at Davey!!! He is beginning to put his leg down. It still hurts a little bit and he whimpers when Robyn is doing his therapy. When he is running and playing ...and not thinking about it....he uses it! He is getting downright frisky now that he is healthier and no longer in terrible pain. 
Stay tuned for more updates. Someday soon there will be a video of him running full blast after a ball and all 4 feet will be hitting the ground. 

 

 



Name: Amy, Frank, Bolt, Gigi, etc
Location: Various
Sex: Varios
Age:

Home for the Holidays!

All these little JRT’s are hoping to find a home this holiday season.  Nothing would make them happier than to find their forever family!  Amy, Frank, Bolt, Gigi, Pilot, Carter, Mazie, and Banjo are all available for adoption, plus many others.  Read all about each one on the Available Dogs tab.  




Name: Romeo
Location:
Sex: Male
Age: Senior

This little senior guy is Romeo and he was found wandering around all alone.  His finder, a very kind man, took Romeo to a local vet to have him scanned for a microchip.  Romeo did have a microchip and his owner was contacted.  When contacted, he said he didn’t want Romeo anymore because he was old.  The kind man who found Romeo took him home with him.  He contacted Russell Rescue for help and when a foster home opened up, Romeo became one of us.  He has been in a foster home for a few months now.  Recently, he got into a fight with another dog in his foster home and ended up getting bit in multiple places.  Romeo needs your help.  Can you help us pay for the medical attention Romeo needed?  As you can see from the photos, he had a horrific cut on his tummy.  We are expecting the vet bill to be around $1000.  Please help us help Romeo!
5/16/17

Update from Romeo’s foster mom:  Romeo had a checkup at the vet.  I was able to get a couple of photos.  You can see the puncture wound in his upper thigh.  There is a corresponding puncture on the other side.  The redness and swelling are going down, which is great news!  Romeo got to spend a little time in the yard, which he loved!  You can see from the photos that the puncture wounds are starting to heal.  Romeo is feeling almost frisky again and is officially the Backyard Jungle King!  He is still limping, and I have to be very careful when I pick him up, as his torso is still very bruised and sore.  He is such a little piglet.  He never loses his appetite!  He says to tell you thank you for your generous donations!

  


Name: Dandie
Location: Texas
Sex: Female
Age:

Russell Rescue, Inc. first became aware of Dandie in May of 2017.  She was living with an elderly woman in Louisiana.  The woman was not able to care for a 7 month old, energetic puppy like Dandie and was considering dumping her at the canal.  Thankfully for Dandie, her hero named Natalie came along.  Natalie was helping care for the elderly woman and offered to take Dandie to live with her.  She contacted Russell Rescue for help finding Dandie a loving, forever home.  Amy, a volunteer with Russell Rescue, offered to foster Dandie.  Amy lives in Austin, Texas so the arrangements for transporting Dandie to her began.  After many phone calls and emails, we had a plan!

On June, 3rd the fun began!  Several awesome volunteers all agreed to drive legs of the trip to get little Dandie to her foster home.  The journey began early in the morning in Louisiana with Michael and Natalie meeting.  Natalie said a bittersweet goodbye to Dandie, and Michael headed to meet up with the next volunteer.  Michael arrived and met Patti a little East of Houston, Texas.  Little Dandie headed off to the next stop.  Traffic through Houston was awful, but Dandie was snuggled down in her crate with no worries!  Onward West to Columbus, Texas!  Patti met Janet in Columbus and handed off Dandie to her.  After some puppy hugs and kisses, Janet loaded up Dandie in her crate and headed off to Bastrop, Texas.  Almost there!  Of course, no trip is complete without a stop at Buc-ee’s!  The lines were terrible!  Dandie arrived in Bastop to meet her foster mom Amy.  They were ready to make the last leg of the trip.  Amy and Dandie headed home to Austin where they arrived safe and sound!  Dandie was glad to be out of the crate!  She settled in and met her new JRT buddy Austin.  It sure does feel good to be home!  You can tell by the smile on Dandie’s face! 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this possible for Dandie!  It takes a village to save these little Jack Russell’s.  We have a great village!

Dandie will be available for adoption soon and will be posted on texasrussellrescue.com & russellrescue.com.  Check it out!