DPS Rescue's Intensive Care Canines

$7,150 of $10k goal

Raised by 134 people in 17 months
Kim Lambert
on behalf of Tera McCurry
 HALF MOON BAY, CA
I'm Kim, and I'm a dedicated volunteer dog foster for DPS Rescue out of Palo Alto. I'm raising money to cover the vet bills for DPS dogs needing TLC before finding their furever homes.



Here are some of the past and present TLC dogs' stories:

One of these dogs was my foster dog, Clover the Maltipoo. Clover came into rescue with sad eyes, a broken leg (an injury the child in her former family gave her), and no way to expel all that fun-loving puppy energy. Since the family waited so long after her injury to contact DPS, she needed an extensive surgery. But DPS took her in, paid for her $2000+ surgery, and got her on the path to recovery. It was wonderful seeing Clover blossom into such a happy, playful little pup.

I want to make sure that DPS is able to continue rescuing highly-adoptable dogs like Clover who is absolutely thriving in her new home after receiving medical attention and getting adopted!

Ella: 
This little terrier mix had surgery to realign her broken leg (broken in multiple places) and was put in a cast. This is an amazing dog who will have a full recovery thanks to a wonderful vet and surgeon that DPS Rescue works with. Vet bills are at $1849 and counting.

Tallulah Belle:
A shelter called DPS about a healthy 10 year old Shih Tzu who needed only minor dental work. After rescuing, they almost immediately received a call from her foster that something was seriously wrong with her jaw. Tallulah Belle had a broken jaw! Their regular orthopedic vet was unable to fix her jaw and she required a dog dental specialist. Her total bill totaled $4,000, but Tallulah Belle is now happy and comfortable in her new home! 

Dreamy:
A high-kill shelter called DPS about an Old English Sheepdog who needed rescue...and she had a tumor. They removed the tumor, did the biopsy and she received a clean bill of health! If they hadn't taken her she would have been euthanized, and that would have been so tragic for such an awesome dog. Her vet total: $1200.

Louie: DPS took in Louie knowing he had a hip or leg issue. Turns out that Louie was suffering from bullet wounds. He was shot - and not just once! From the trajectory pattern of the bullets, he was clearly running away and being shot at as he ran. He has several rounds from his chest area, through his abdomen, all the way to a cluster in his leg and hip area. None hit major organs, and surgery to remove would be ill advised. Although he'll always have some discomfort, DPS is getting him all the treatment they can to keep this mellow boy happy and enjoying life.

Murray: A family surrendered Murray, saying he was 3 years old and healthy. Turns out, he's 5-7 years old. He has a grade 2 out of 6 heart murmur. He had a double crypt orchid surgery which means neither of his testicles descended - so he had to have exploratory surgery to find the testicles and have them removed. He also had 17 teeth removed!

Sadie: This poor grey Poodle had a mass on her forehead. But with DPS' help, it was removed and her biopsy came out fine!

It truly means the world to me to help keep DPS Rescue open to dogs with critical medical needs. Thank you for your support!

Kim
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Update 18
Posted by Kim Lambert
2 months ago
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Hi Everyone!

Wow, DPS Rescue has been awfully busy even after taking in the Rugrats litter and getting those adorable survivor puppies adopted. They've taken in new litters from the shelter (no place for 1 week old puppies!) as well as their mothers, and also have some updates on medical needs dogs and new medical needs dogs they're helping that I wanted to tell you about. I'll keep everyone updated as I get more information in!

Today, I'd like to tell you about Ella.

Ella is a fun-loving, energetic terrier mix who jumped out of someone's arms and landed wrong and...OUCH! Next thing she knew she was at the vet's office.

She had surgery to realign her leg (broken in multiple places) and now is in a cast. She goes in every 10 days to have the cast changed. As you may be able to see in pictures, despite the "cone of shame" she normally wears, she manages to chew on her cast ;)

This is an amazing dog who will have a full recovery thanks to the amazing surgeon and vet that DPS Rescue uses.

Ella's vet bills so far are at $1849 - yikes! Any support is much appreciated for this sweet girl!

More updates soon!

Kim
Ella in her cast
Silly Ella
Happy girl -- despite the cast!
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Update 17
Posted by Kim Lambert
3 months ago
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Hi All! Time for some pupdates! Angelica, Phil, Dil, and Kimi are all in their furever homes, thanks to your support! Such happy, healthy pups who would not have made it without you. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed to their care!
Angelica
Phil
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Update 16
Posted by Kim Lambert
4 months ago
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Hi DPS Lovers!

Well the Rugrats sisters have found their furever homes, and the DPS family is so thankful that they are enjoying the holidays with their new humans.

It's so wonderful to see happy, healthy pups placed in wonderful families, and that's all because of your support! I just wanted to send you a quick update that brothers Phil and Dil are still awaiting new homes.

Aren't they adorable in their little sweaters? Interested folks can apply to adopt at www.dpsrescue.org

Thank you all for your continued support, and I should be posting another update as DPS hopefully takes in some more needy pups from overcrowded shelters during the holidays!

Kim
Dil and Phil
Dil and Phil
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Update 15
Posted by Kim Lambert
4 months ago
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Hello everyone! It's not too late to contribute to my TLC Dogs campaign on #GivingTuesday !

I'm so excited to see 4 of the precious pups from the Rugrats litter healthy, strong, and posted on www.dpsrescue.org for adoption, and it's all thanks to you. With your support, DPS can focus on paying off their vet bill as well as taking care of some of our other special needs dogs and the dogs that are sure to come in as owner surrenders during the holiday season.

It's a tough time of year, as many animals also are abandoned or end up in shelters, and we sometimes don't know right away what sort of conditions these dogs are in when DPS rescues them from the shelter, or what medical treatments they may require.

All we know is that we want them to once again, or for the first time in their lives, become someone's best friend and beloved family member.

Thank you for your support!

Kim
Several of the Rugrats at home!
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$7,150 of $10k goal

Raised by 134 people in 17 months
Created November 16, 2015
Kim Lambert  
on behalf of Tera McCurry
YL
$500
Yao-sheng Lee
3 months ago

Thanks for taking care of those in need of medical attention, like you once took care of me before I found my forever home! ---Pinky

$25
Shirley Karabian
4 months ago
$50
Andrea Molinari
4 months ago
$50
Jennifer MacDermott
4 months ago

Love you DPS - Keep up the great work!

MB
$25
meredith bradshaw
4 months ago
$62
Danielle Revives
4 months ago

DPS, you guys continue to astound me. Thank you for all the great work that you do for the dogs. Most importantly, thank you for bringing my dog babes into my life.

MK
$100
Mary Kenney
5 months ago
KS
$25
Koreen Sullada
5 months ago

to help Phil, lil rugrat!

JW
$20
Jenn Watts
5 months ago
$25
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