Cole (approx. 11 yo) joined The Pack in December 2018 - just days before Santa's arrival. Cole is deaf with limited sight. He arrived in pretty sad shape and in desperate need of a dental cleaning. Cole has a great personality and enjoys following the chickens living on the property too.
Annie Olivia (14 yo) arrived at the Sanctuary in October 2019. Her new Momma happened to be at the local county shelter the day Annie was surrendered and it was love at first sight! Once the stray hold was over, she was scooped up by her Momma and brought to her new home. While this beauty has some skin issues and has had a few too many litters of puppies, she has a beautiful personality and has proven to be extremely gentle, loyal and smart. It is wonderful to have her in the Pack where she can now enjoy her golden years!
Birdie Mae (est. 13 yo) joined the Pack in late October 2019. When her owner passed away, she was discovered in a hoarding situation with 25 other dogs. Birdie now thrives in a positive Pack environment and enjoys attempting to boss around the other dogs. Her favorite thing is to sit in her Momma's lap and nap!
Benson Maxwell (est. 13 yo) joined The Pack in January 2020. Found as a stray in horrible condition, this little guy has done very well at the Sanctuary. Benson does have an extensive eye condition which requires constant monitoring for pain and comfort but otherwise enjoys napping in his bed or following his Momma around the house.
Pepe (13 yo) arrived at the Sanctuary in February 2020 and was immediately accepted into The Pack. He enjoys napping and hanging with the flock. Pepe has mobility issues so he is closely monitored for comfort and positioning. He's best known for his barking as every Pack meal is prepared.
Molly (11 yo) joined The Pack in May 2019. While she is in generally good health, Molly suffered severe physical abuse and neglect at the hands of her original momma which resulted in her partial loss of sight and hearing. It took months for Molly to allow anyone to touch her without flinching. Because of this, Molly will remain at the Sanctuary to live out the remainder of her years at The Sanctuary where she has learned to trust her environment. Her favorite thing is running the property with the other dogs.
Toby James (10 yo) joined The Pack in August 2020 when he was surrendered to the local shelter because his owner was evicted. Toby's condition was tragic (emaciated, very weak and in desperate need of a dental). Since arriving, he receives three small meals a day to safely increase his weight. He enjoys snuggle time, wandering the property and has actually started wagging his tail with excitement! Every day, Toby's eyes are brighter and he becomes more engaged with his Momma and The Pack!
Rusty Wendell (12 yo) joined The Pack in December 2020. Found as a stray behind a local Wendy's restaurant, Rusty enjoys the good life being catered to by my parents. He wants for NOTHING!
For a little guy, Rusty is in fairly good health. He only needs some medication to keep his tummy calm before meals.
Zoe Zo (14 yo) joined The Pack in April 2021. This frosty-faced beauty was surrendered to the county shelter by her owner beacuse she began going "potty" on the floor at night. How tragic!
Zoe is also living with my parents and, with doggie door access, she happily goes in and out to do her "business."
Zoe is being monitored for a heart condition which is currently preventing us from having a much needed dental performed. Treatment is going well and we hope to be able to get the dental done soon.
Frida Ann (est. 13 yo) joined The Pack the very same day as Zoe Zo. Frida arrived traumatized. Her owner had unexpectedly passed away and Frida found herself (and her kitty companion) left at the local county shelter.
Frida does suffer from congestive heart failure. She is a very timid little lady and we are giving her the space she needs get comfortable being with us.
As we understand, Frida's kitty friend was also adopted from the county shelter.
Ollie Mac (est. 11 yo) joined The Pack in May 2021. Found dumped over the backyard fence of a home near our home, a plea for help was sent out our community's webpage and we offered to help. Registered as a stray with the county, no owner came forward and Ollie Mac was released to our sanctuary.
The top photo was taken the day Ollie arrived at our home.
Ollie is a very friendly little man and, despite how he arrived, is fairly healthy. He did have to overcome a significant case of flea anemia when he arrived.
Meet Gracie Dell! Estimated to be 10 years old, Gracie was found as a stray in South Tampa. Gracie is very well-mannered and pretty chunky but when her owner never showed up (she didn't have a chip) a rescue plea was sent out. After one week of no rescue commitment, a final plea was sent giving Gracie just five more days before being euthanized. That's when we stepped in. Gracie is special, gets along with every one in the house and LOVES her treats! Testing does confirm Gracie have mast cell tumors over various parts of her body - all are being closely monitored.
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