Reuben was saved from euthanasia in May of 2010. Reuben is the sweetest, most laid back gentleman you could imagine. He’s a little bow-legged Aussie, but he can move swiftly and loves his new life at PAWS. He is about 6 years old. He likes to help feed the horses, goats and chickens. He is truly a herding dog, always watchful and happy to help out. Reuben loves to go for rides in the truck.
Darla Bubbles, a sweet Jack Russell terrier, was saved in February of 2011. Bubbles had a huge tumor on her chin, so large, she couldn’t even drink or eat properly. We weren’t sure we would be able to remove the tumor that was disfiguring her face, but the surgery went well and Bubbles is now a completely normal, busy little JRT! She loves LOVES her balls, and thanks to a generous donation from a tennis club, she has 300 tennis balls all to herself! Her favorite thing is diving in the pool FOR HOURS to retrieve balls. She also loves squeaky toys.
Eileen, our 3 legged little pitbull girl, came to us in the fall of 2009. She was run over by a truck and had a compound fracture of her femur. Unfortunately, Eileen was not able to seek medical attention until gangrene had set in (her femur was protruding through her skin and she had a serious infection). So, in order to save Eileen’s life, her leg was amputated. She zips around as fast as any of the 4 legged kids, and nothing slows her down. Eileen is a gentle soul, sweet and loving, proving all the bad press about pitbulls wrong!
Olive is a little chihuahua lady who was hit by a car. She also had a compound fracture of her femur as well as a broken hip. Her owner refused to care for her, so the police confiscated her. She has been with us since April of 2008. Olive is a fast, sweet little chihuahua who loves to snuggle. Olive is NOT a morning person, she prefers to sleep in until noon, thank you.
Abby is a skinny little Jack Russell Terrier lady, and she appears ancient. She was saved in May of 2011 from euthanasia. She had a large mass on the right side of her neck. We performed surgery on her after we saved her, and unfortunately, the tumor is malignant and was not completely resectable. Abby is currently in remission and is happy and gaining weight. Abby weighed 8 lbs when rescued her. She is up to 12 lbs! Abby is one of the happiest little people we have!
Phyllis Flytrap is a little pomeranian who has been with us since May of 2010. Phyllis was a cruelty case that came in with police. Phyllis weighed 4 lbs, had no hair, was flea infested, had 2 horrible teeth, and an old mandibular fracture that had never healed, so her jaw is very loose and she has a hard time grasping food. The remaining 2 rotten teeth were removed when she was spayed. Phyllis is enjoying life and eats canned food, life it good for Phyllis, she now weighs 9 lbs and has a full head (and body) of hair.
Tootoo is a Brazilian Mastiff who came to us at the tender age of 5 weeks, then weighing 5 lbs. He is now up to 150 lbs and he has been with us since May of 2009. Tootoo is our biggest guy, loveable and affectionate. Tootoo – with his big heart and huge paws, has a lot of love to give. He is a banned breed in several countries (deemed dangerous). Tootoo does not have a mean bone in his body, he is gentle with people, animals and even allows the chihuahuas to boss him around. Tootoo is a good ambassador for his and other “dangerous” breeds – he is the epitome of gentleness and friendliness, leading back to how these dogs are raised and handled. Tootoo’s best friend is Zero.
Zero is a pitbull/dalmatian mix who was living under a bush on an busy road in Gilbert. Nice police officers were bringing him food, and were very worried that he would end up dead on the side of the road, hit by a car. Zero came to us in September 2009, he was approximately 6 months old. Zero, like Tootoo, is a gentle, sweet and kind “dangerous” breed representative, who is the picture of love and playfulness.
Forest Gumby is another pitbull mix, he arrived as a special needs kid from Sheriff Joe’s MASH unit in April 2011. He was 5 months old when he joined us. Unadoptable, due to his physical handicap, Gumby was at risk for euthanasia. Gumby has a stenosis in his cervical vertebrae, causing him to be uncoordinated. He stumbles, falls and crashes if he’s going too fast, and he loves to run! He just needs room to brake… Gumby is a sweet, affectionate and very attentive boy, who charms every visitor. He loves playing with his best friend, Eileen. Forest loves to feed the chickens and visit the goats.
Rico is an Alaskan Malamute/Husky mix who has been with us since 2002. Rico was on the e-list and was saved by ASHRA (Arizona Siberian Husky Rescue Association). He was supposed to stay with us as a foster for a few weeks… Rico is a quiet, gentle, friendly soul, who loves to work. He demands to be taken to “his” veterinary hospital every day, where he greets patients, visits clients in rooms, and just enriches the hospital atmosphere. Rico is between 12 and 14 years old, and is now a senior citizen, but still going strong. Rico is a very sophisticated traveler and will go anywhere, anytime. He is definitely NOT a home body.