Thursday, February 16, 2012

Meet Alec, Dogs XL's True Treasure!

Alec is a gorgeous, sweet and until now, undiscovered treasure.  He was on the euthanasia list despite his wonderful demeanor because of skin issues.    Dogs XL is excited to save this boy.   We want him to have the best diagnostic care so his skin issues can be resolved and he can be more comfortable.   More diagnostics are needed such as skin scrapes, allergy testing, bloodwork and what ever else our vets recommend.   Most likely he will need prescription hypoallergenic food during this diagnostic process to help weed out the causes that are keeping him from being furry and fabulous!
Donations and sponsorship are welcome for sweet Alec! 

We included Alec's good samaritan letter for you to read.  Careful, its a tear jerker.

Alec with his foster!

Hi Dogs XL,

        I know you just took in a great group of dogs (amazing bunch), and this is probably not the best time to be pestering, but I really want to share this boy Alec with you.  The shelter didn't want me to post pictures of Alec, because of his skin problem (see photos, he's beautiful, red hound-ish looking??).  The shelter assumes no one would want Alec....that he would be put to sleep at the end of his 7 day stray hold.  I have spent time with Alec and waited and waited and waited to get the all clear that I could post Alec's pictures and try to find help for him (got my hand slapped several times). Finally, tonight,  I was told I am allowed to post his pictures (his stray hold is up tomorrow). Two skin scrapes for demodex have come back negative. I have taken pictures, video taped Alec in the cat room *(click here to see video)*, he met a few big dogs (he's very non-confrontational) and a small dog, too (small dog wanted to eat Alec, and Alec stood their wagging his tail).  I see something special about this guy.

        The volunteer vet who comes to the shelter once a week will see Alec this week. The shelter's  vet tech and volunteer vet will both have ultimate say in whether Alec can leave the shelter or if he will be pts---and now I'm crying---it's just not right for him to be pts (put to sleep) if someone out there wants Alec, regardless of his currently damaged, itchy-scratchy skin (I have ugly skin, so I sympathize with Alec).  In the meantime, I just wanted to share this boy with you. Right now, there are open kennels, and I was told that the shelter would not put him to sleep, until at least he can see the volunteer vet later this week. 
Thank you, 
*good samaritan*.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Deuce Update!

Here is a great picture of Deuce at his foster's home PRIOR to becoming sick.

Todays Vet update!

They are in love at the vets office.  They have given him a little more room to move today and he currently sunning himself.  
His respiratory status remains cautious with continued labored breathing.  He is not out of the woods yet, but might be turning a corner.  Drumroll please.....  the office said that he was able to keep a little food down and ready... he peed and pooped!   This might be weird to some, but we look at it as "all systems GO!" 

Please help Dogs XL do their job!   The vet is the safest place for him right now and until he medically discharged, we are occurring ongoing bills.  Please donate to help our big old LUG!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Deuce is fighting for his life and we need your help!

Awhhhh Deuce!   You have us all so worried!

Deuce and his foster buddy.

Oh Deuce, our lovable Alaskan Malamut with the goofy Lab personality...   you have our hearts.    We are thinking about you, sending our love and praying you pull through this illness.

Dogs XL Rescue wanted to save Deuce and find him a great home.  Deuce is a stunning, 3 year old, male, 65-75 lb. Alaskan Malamute mix.  He came to us Heartworm Positive requiring lifesaving treatment.    As soon as he was in our care, he went to a loving foster home with little kids to snuggle and love.   Then things went down hill.   

Deuce developed an acute and severe respiratory infection.   The heartworm treatment caused some complications on top of the decline in his respiratory status.    

Now Deuce is fighting for his life.  The wonderful staff at Montgomery Vet in Gaithersburg is doing everything in their power to save him, but it is touch and go right now with his diagnosis.   

We need your help with this uniquely beautiful, wonderfully goofy and loving boy!   His medical bills are in the thousands;  bills that we can cover only with your help.   

He deserves a happy life, he deserves our help.  PLEASE DONATE NOW TO HELP SAVE DEUCE.