In the course of 3 months, the ARPH Reps in Texas have brought in 29 dogs.... only 4 of which have been transferred to outside groups. 25 remain in ARPH, and only 10 of these have been relocated to other ARPH regions (thank you PNW and NM chapters!)
These dogs have come to us with giardia, coccidia, a hoard of intestinal parasites (hooks, rounds, whips, tapes), skin and ear infections, an umbilical hernia, heartworms, and a few have required medicinal therapy to help adjust to life as a house-pet. We also have one with a suspicious lump that has not yielded conclusive results and requires further testing (and likely, excision.)
In all (not including the 4 dogs that went to other rescue groups), the bill for ARPH - Texas hovers just below $16,000 so far (no expense is spared in the care of our dogs!) These costs reflect only THREE MONTHS of operation (and does not include food, toys, crates, or gas for ground transport!!!!)
We have been blessed with many of your donations in the past - and for that, we thank you! To keep our efforts going, however, will necessitate more financial contribution... if at all possible!
We are humbly seeking your donation, no matter how small, to help benefit all of the dogs we have rescued (some pictured below), or future ARPH dogs.
Donating is simple and only takes a few minutes. Please click on the Paypal link below to help our Texas dogs.
Buster ARPH #13712 (Midwest)
Buster, is a 9 year old black tri male, being fostered in Columbus, OH. Buster came into our program with Bonnie when their owner broke her back and became too disabled to continue to care for them. They’d been together most of their lives, and knew what it was like to be a beloved family member in a good home. Each came with a 3 page letter to whomever adopts them – describing their personalities, likes, dislikes. It brought tears to our eyes.
Buster’s foster mom describes him as .. the sweetest boy you will ever know. He loves walks, rides in the car, other dogs, cats, being brushed and everyone he meets. He is always the hit of the party when I have people over. He loves to cuddle and will sleep right next to you in bed if invited. He has perfect house manners and just a great overall dog."
Unfortunately, Buster suffers from bad allergies, and came in with an ear infection and some other issues that we had to treat. We’ve had him allergy tested in order best determine how to treat him and his medical bills now total around $1,000. We are hoping to raise donations to cover this boy’s bills, can you help Buster?
ARPH has always been fortunate to have so many caring donors for Aussies with special needs. Any donation no matter how large or small helps. Please help us cover this cost so that we can continue to help Aussies like Buster by clicking on the donation button below.
Bonnie ARPH #13714 (Midwest)
This fluffy 8 year old black-tri female with a full tail is Bonnie and she is one of the most laid back Aussies her foster family has ever had in their house. She is currently being fostered in a home with 3 very active male Aussies ranging in age from just under 2 years old to just over 7 years old and she gets along wonderfully with them. Bonnie came to us through a very sad situation. She came into our program with Buster when their owner broke her back and became too disabled to continue to care for them. They’d been together most of their lives, and knew what it was like to be a beloved family member in a good home. Each came with a 3 page letter to whomever adopts them – describing their personalities, likes, dislikes. It brought tears to our eyes.
Like Buster, Bonnie came in with some chronic health issues that needed to be looked into and needed treatment at an emergency clinic for diarrhea. Like Buster, she also suffers from allergies and gastrointestinal issues (likely allergy related) which we are working on getting diagnosed. Her vet bill is high, estimates close to $1000
Despite all she has been through, Bonnie remains a low key and well behaved girl. She has free reign of the house when her foster parents are at work. She is crate trained, housebroken and a delight to take for walks as she just strolls along with you. She does suffer from some arthritis in her backend and takes an anti-inflammatory to ease the pain (another reason she needs to lose the excess weight). She enjoys naps on the couch and wandering around outside in the yard. She gets so excited to see her people that she will hop up and down when she greets you. Her sweetness will melt your heart.
Bonnie needs sponsors to help with her medical bills – could you be one?
ARPH has always been fortunate to have so many caring donors for Aussies with special needs. Any donation no matter how large or small helps. Please help us cover this cost so that we can continue to help Aussies like Bonnie by clicking on the donation button below.