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Rue Needs Medical Donations

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Baby Ruth aka Rue came into Illinois Birddog Rescue's program in July of 2022. She was a 6-7 month old puppy saved from certain death after being dumped by a local Pointer breeder in Tennessee. The main photo and the photo below are from the day she flew to Illinois.
While in foster care, Rue grew to be a beautiful long-legged athletic Pointer. Rue's YouTube video from the summer of 2023.
Sadly we couldn't find the perfect adopter for many months. For fun and to maybe find a working adoptive home, Rue was registered with the AKC and ran in a sport called Fast CAT becoming the fastest female Pointer in that sport in 2023. Her training in 2 other sports- Barn Hunt and Agility continued in her last foster home and then the perfect family applied to adopt her in April of 2024.

Everything was going well in her new adoptive home until Rue became very ill a month later. Our beautiful, barely 3 year old magnificent Pointer Rue, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Addison's. The new adopters have been faced with thousands of dollars in vet bills and will face more in the future. Unfortunately, Illinois Birddog Rescue does not have thousands for emergencies to assist, so I am creating this fundraiser to see if we can help raise some vetting funds for her new family. Plus if you donate to help with Rue's medical care, you can write off your contribution. We'd appreciate any donations to help her new family with her care.



  • Hudson's Family Daniels
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • Kara Hansen
    • $100 
    • 16 d
  • Keith Humphrey
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Lindsey Krasny Krasny
    • $25 
    • 16 d
  • gretchen neering
    • $125 
    • 20 d


Lisa Spakowski
Wood Dale, IL
Illinois Birddog Rescue

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