Tails of Hope Dog Rescue

$25,898 of $40k goal

Raised by 666 people in 50 months
Debby Horton Davis  MEMPHIS, TN

As FYI, GoFundMe tracks your contributions to Tails of Hope Dog Rescue and the running total of your generous donations is reflected at the top of this page.  Although we have raised over $20,000 on this site over the past few years, the balance in the GoFundMe account is withdrawn monthly to pay our vet bill.  No volunteer gets paid.  When the coffers are low, we buy food out of our personal budgets.  When we run all over town and beyond to adoption events, home visits, shelters and our vet, no one gets reimbursed for either their time or their travel expenses.  It's all about the dogs.  So when it looks like we have all this money at our disposal, please understand that we squeak out every dime from every source every month, including our GoFundMe balance, to ensure that our rescued dogs are safe and made whole again.  All of this is possible because of our amazing supporters.  We couldn't do what we do without you.

Tails of Hope Dog Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-specific breed rescue made up of dedicated dog lovers. We have a network of families and individuals who provide foster care for dogs and puppies (some too young or sick for adoption) until they can adopted into loving, responsible homes. Tails of Hope Dog Rescue's purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted dogs and puppies. We are known as the go-to rescue for puppy mill survivors and special-needs dogs. We do not back down from hope, even if it's just a glimmer. Currently, we have an 8 year old Yorkie in foster, who was unwanted by his former family because his is blind from cataracts and always underfoot. Although we raised the $2,200 for his surgery, we were heartbroken to find that his retinas were far too damaged for repair. We are now looking for the perfect forever home for Skipper. The cost of his surgery is absorbed by Tails of Hope. We do not pass along these medical bills to the adopter. It's all about what's best for the dog. Skipper's adoption fee is only $150. We also have a sweet Pittie girl named Charlotte, who came into our rescue around the first of December as a chewed-up mangy bait dog, destined for euthanasia. Enter Tails of Hope, In just three short months her transformation to a tenderhearted beauty is nothing short of miraculous. To learn more about Tails of Hope, please visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tailsofhopedogrescue?fref=ts Our adoption fees are very low and do not come close to covering the cost of preparing our precious furbabies for adoption. All of our rescues are up to date on all vaccinations, bordatella, rabies/are spayed/neutered, wormed, current on heartworm prevention and flea prevention, microchipped, heartworm negative and if heartworm positive have been treated prior to adoption. All medical records are given in a adoption packet at the time of adoption. What a blessing it will be to Tails of Hope if you can help us out with our medical bills. Our wonderful vet lets us carry a balance (which is huge) and we pay it down as donations come in. Tails of Hope is operated strictly by volunteers and funded entirely by donations. Every dollar raised goes towards making these babies whole again.

We believe in four major steps : Rescue/Renewal/Rehome/Repeat. Please help us continue to help these wonderful dogs in need. Thank you. IMPORTANT NOTE: I am the volunteer fundraiser coordinator for Tails of Hope. Since an actual person is needed for the GoFundMe account set up, my name will appear on your reciept. Please know that I am just the administrative arm of this fundraiser and every dollar raised is sent directly to Tails of Hope.


Thank you again for your generosity.


Debby Horton Davis
Volunteer Fundraiser Coordinator
Tails of Hope Dog Rescue www.tailsofhopedogrescue.com tailsofhopedr@yahoo.com
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Update 40
Posted by Tails Of Hope Dog Rescue
20 months ago
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Once again, we are reaching out to (read: begging) our amazing supporters for help with our rescue dogs. Tails of Hope Dog Rescue has pulled seven heartworm positive dogs from high-kill shelters over the past few weeks, and one of them was a pregnant momma. When you factor in her six puppies, that's 13 dogs that would have been first to die because of their HW+ status. Each treatment costs $350 so we are looking at a whopping $2,450 to save these precious dogs. No amount is too small and we appreciate every one of you for your continued support of Tails of Hope Dog Rescue. On behalf of Peterson, Chanel, Dilly Bean, Lottie, Nixie, Carmen and itty bitty Lukas, we thank you.

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”
― Karen Davison

Tails of Hope HW+ Dogs
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Update 39
Posted by Tails Of Hope Dog Rescue
32 months ago
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Sweet Aussie mix girl Talia went into our vet to have her ears checked out. She has growths inside her ears to the point where she cannot hear.
Good news: it is "fixable".
Bad news: It has to be done by a specialist, such as Mississippi State Vet School.
Good news: She is younger than first thought ( maybe 2 years).
Bad news: The growths are due to lack of care and chronic ear infections.
Good news: Her hearing can be restored once growths are surgically removed.
Bad news: the cost at MSU is about $3500.00.
Along with the TOH online auction for Talia's medical care, we are also once again begging our amazing TOH supporters for funds for Talia's surgery. Thank you so much for anything you can do to help her get her life and hearing back to normal. As always, no amount is too small. Talia and all of us at Tails of Hope thank you, from our hearts!
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Update 38
Posted by Tails Of Hope Dog Rescue
37 months ago
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This is a composite of our heartworm positive dogs that need to start treatment as soon as possible: Windsor, Whisper, Domino, Frank, Lady, Fern, and our newest foster, Allister. Each treatment costs $350 so our wish list is for the group. It will cost Tails of Hope $2,450 to treat all seven babies, and with your help, we can do it. Thank you!!
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Update 37
Posted by Tails Of Hope Dog Rescue
39 months ago
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This is Dolly and she is now a Tails of Hope baby. Dolly has a huge mass on her chest and is scheduled for surgery at Mississippi State on Wednesday, February 19th. The surgery will cost approximately $2,500. She will be spending several days at the vet school due to the extent of the surgery, drainage, observation and post-operative care. We do not have the funds for her surgery, so we are moving forward on faith that our prayers will be answered and the money will be raised for sweet Dolly. (Pretty much how we always do things.)

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to her care, click on her wishlist and follow the simple directions. As always, our hearts are so full for these babies in need. We know your hearts are just as full since you always come through to help us help them.

From Dolly, and all of us at Tails of Hope, thank you.
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$25,898 of $40k goal

Raised by 666 people in 50 months
Created March 2, 2013
Debby Horton Davis  
CP
$25
Carrie Poole
19 days ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
SR
$50
Sondra Rudofsky
3 months ago
LK
$50
Lynn Kugele
4 months ago
AH
$10
Amy Hudson
6 months ago

Thank you for saving so many lives!

BG
$20
Brandon & Lucy Gillespie
6 months ago

For Bessie

EN
$25
Elizabeth nolan
6 months ago
JE
$100
Jim Echt
7 months ago

In honor of Rachel Riley.

JH
$10
Jaimie Hayes
7 months ago
$10
Michael Bannerman
8 months ago
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