Help Schnauzer Puppy Mill Rescue!
Sarge, a puppy mill survivor, is malnourished and will need surgical removal of his black, rotten and infected teeth. He will also need to be neutered, get all of his vaccinations, heartworm testing, flea and tick prevention, an extreme ear cleaning and some medications. I am estimating the cost of his vet care at $875 - $1000. I am additionally allowing a small amount of gasoline expenses to help defray costs of transporting Sarge wherever in the U.S. he eventually ends up in his forever home.
I am picking Sarge up to bring home today and will immediately take him to the vet to have all his needs cared for. I don't know where the money is coming from and am doing what needs to be done on faith. And that is why I am here to ask for your help.
I received word that Sarge, who has spent his entire life as a puppy mill breed dog, was up for auction along with many dozens of other purebred dogs being sold by the puppy mill breeder. Did I want him? Yes! Another rescue held this little sweet boy for me until I could pick him up.
I visited him the first time at the shelter holding him for me on Monday and spent a couple of hours getting acquainted. When I first saw him he flinched at every touch.
I played some Katrina Parker quietly on my phone to try and relax him. I stood in front of his open cage just talking gently to him. Eventually I touched his back and though he was shaking like a leaf, he allowed me to pet him and eventually I petted all over his body doing an exam for anything obvious. He tolerated this okay, so after awhile I picked him up and held him against me. After several minutes, his shaking stopped! Feeling lucky, I gave the poor filthy boy a bath and a 'fake' comb out. He put up with it all cheerfully!
I stood him on a table and laid a little treat down which he took after a brief hesitation. By the end of our time he had taken treats from my hand! He sniffed my hand and when I put my face to the cage door he sniffed me!!! This little guy is going to do great I have a feeling!!! From what everyone tells me, it does not usually go this well with puppy mill rescues.
My husband suggested the name, "Sarge." In thinking about it, the irony of such a strong name for such a tiny, timid boy kind of worked for me! So Sarge he shall be.
Although Sarge is AKC registered, he has brownish streaks thru his fur. According to his papers he is the color, "Liver." Some breeders provide many different colors of Schnauzers for which they are able to command exceedingly high prices.
This little boy has never walked or slept on anything except a wire cage floor for the whole seven years of his life. He's never owned a toy, been called by a name, or slept in a dog bed; never had human contact except for the bare minimum needed to move him around and feed him. He's never had a doggie friend or rolled in the grass in the sun. Today is going to be one very special day for him, I hope!
I am picking him up in a little while to bring him home and meet my two Schnauzer girls. Sarge can have a bright future with rehabilitation and finding him the perfect forever home. I will provide the work and the love. I just need help with the expenses. Thank you for whatever way you can help! God bless you.
We are very close to reaching Sarge's goal - only $250 away! Can you help his campaign go to the top? If you look at Sarge's progress from day one of his rescue, you will see that your contributions have made a huge improvement in the life of this furry kid. He had so many medical problems - everything from malnutrition and double ear infections to rotten dead teeth causing infection and severe pain. We fixed every one of them and he is now in perfect health! It is so rewarding to see. Won't you be a part of his success? We thank you for sharing his campaign with your social media friends and contributing if you can. By helping, you ensure that we can say "yes!" the next time the phone rings telling us about another rescue in need. Without your support it would simply not be possible. Thanks and God bless you for your support!
I had the incredible joy of getting to watch Sargie and big sister Olivia (an amazing totally blind Schnauzer) overnight this weekend while Mom & family went on a little trip! It was pure heaven getting to snuggle this little boy and give him a few thousand kisses! Here he is during his stayover lounging in his favorite bed.
Please help us be able to help the next Sargie by helping us reach our goal on Sargie's medical expense campaign! We must recover our expenses before we can help the next dog. As we close 2015, remember your contributions are tax deductible. And we still need your help in sharing the link to his campaign with your social media!
Thank you, on behalf of Sargie, from the bottom of my heart! May all the blessings you have given us be returned to you a thousand fold.
Susan was afraid in the beginning that Sarge wouldn't bond with her, but I was very sure he would and I was right! It did take a lot of time and patience on Susan's part; it was far from instant. But three weeks into their new relationship, they are totally inseparable!
And that, my friends, is why I do what I do. It's to see that moment when the dog is SO happy in their new situation, and the new owner has been blessed by the love of the new doggie. I always have said that when I say "yes" to a rescue, God always finds the right owner who needs them as much as the dog needs a home.
Thank you to each of you who has contributed to helping Sarge by your gifts and/or by sharing his campaign link with your social media network! We hope you will continue doing that so we may rebuild to help the next dog in need.