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Please consider helping one of the dogs below who are still in need of funds.
Please consider helping one of the dogs below who are still in need of funds.
Rue was found living in an abandoned building and was severely malnourished. She was taken in by rescuers to stay safe. If she had an owner, they were never found, and she arrived at One Tail at a Time for love and support. Upon intake, it was discovered she has a diaphragmatic hernia, a severe condition where there is a break in her diaphragm that is letting her abdominal organs move up into her chest. If left untreated, her shifting organs could potentially crush her heart or lungs.
The vets determined Rue needs surgery to fix her diaphragmatic hernia to prevent the possibility of her organs crushing each other. It is a complex procedure and will need to be performed by a specialist surgeon. We will of course keep everyone pupdated on her surgery progress.
Rue is in a foster home until her surgery. After her procedure, she’ll return to her foster home to rest up until she’s back on all four paws – then she’ll be ready for her forever home and up for adoption!
Get well soon!!🐾
Thanks for getting this sweet girl the care she needs.
Peanut was officially adopted on March 3, 2022, and it’s safe to say he is absolutely loved by his forever family, and he’s living his best life. Because so many of you bought our 15/10 dog treat, we were able to sponsor his care. We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to his many medical issues, the original reason he was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can read his entire journey below.
Peanut has been living in a shelter for the past year, and the stress of his situation has led to him being very underweight. When our rescue partner Deity found him we discovered he had developed large calluses on his behind, and has several dental issues that need to be addressed. The fact that he’s still alive is a testament to how much the shelter staff believed in him.
When it was time for his freedom ride, Peanut was a bit nervous getting in the car and never fully settled onto the seat. He wasn’t sure where he was off to, but he was happy to be out of the shelter and along for the ride.
The vet confirmed what we thought about Peanut’s various medical issues. He has several worn and fractured teeth that will require cleaning and extractions. His skin issues will not need treatment other than a healthy diet and lifestyle. Our partner JustFoodForDogs has generously set Peanut up with a meal plan to help with his skin issues and to reach a healthy weight goal.
Peanut is doing so well in his foster home. He particularly enjoys snuggling on the couch with blankets, and tried his very first scallop and filet mignon. Absolutely loved it and has even put on a bit of weight. Our favorite piece of news is that this shy boy has started to happily wag his tail.
Betty was officially adopted on February 28, 2022, and her forever family loves her very much. Additionally, she is healing very well post-surgery, and the pins in her leg were removed on March 24! We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to her leg injury, the original reason she was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can read her entire journey below.
We were made aware of Betty on Monday the 17th. She’s 5 years old and only 12 pounds. It was clear her body had been through some serious trauma and she needed immediate medical care.
She was handed to Lindsay from Deity Animal Rescue wrapped in a warm blanket. It was rainy that morning in LA. Her shakes went away as they drove out of the shelter and headed towards the vet.
Betty has a severely broken leg and several fractured ribs. We believe we can fix the leg with surgery and a whole lot of metal. The rib fractures are barely visible from the outside, but obvious to the touch. Those will have to heal on their own. We are confident we can fix her up.
Betty underwent surgery to repair her fractured leg on January 19. The surgery went well, but her leg had to be set with external hardware and pins. She went to her foster home to recover, and she has really come out of her shell. She has a fun personality and doesn’t let her leg hold her back in any way.
Betty got her stitches out today! Her next check up is scheduled for March 2, when hopefully, she will have the pins removed.
According to x-rays taken at today’s follow up appointment, it looks like Betty’s leg still has some healing to do, so her pins will not be removed just yet.
8 years ago we adopted a 3 yr old beagle from our local shelter. She needed surgery for mammary cysts and hadn't been spayed yet. She was also … Read more
8 years ago we adopted a 3 yr old beagle from our local shelter. She needed surgery for mammary cysts and hadn't been spayed yet. She was also terribly underweight. We didn't know her history so we were determined to make her future the best we could. She has repaid us tenfold with so much joy and love over the years–it has been wonderful! I'm sure that Betty's future family will be equally blessed!! ????
Get healthy, Betty!
Betty, you have a great namesake. I hope the remaining days of your life is filled only with beautiful afternoons on a sun filled … Read more
Betty, you have a great namesake. I hope the remaining days of your life is filled only with beautiful afternoons on a sun filled back porch, treats and all the belly rubs you can handle. Send oodles of love to you sweet sweet angel. I feel so much appreciation for your support team. ❤️
I hope you feel better soon Betty my love ❤️
Lyiam was adopted on March 3, 2022! He now calls Big Bear home, where he has a cattle dog sister named Nova, whom he adores. He continues to heal and be an amazing pup. We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to his autoimmune skin disorder, the original reason he was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can read his entire journey below.
In November, Lyiam was surrendered to South LA animal shelter by his owner who was leaving the country and also couldn’t afford the necessary treatment for his Lupus diagnosis. He has visible signs of his condition around his eyes and nose in the form of ulcers. Lupus requires lifelong treatment, but Lyiam doesn’t seem to mind. He’s a friendly boy with a lot of energy! He ran around the large yard at the shelter with unexpected grace. He loves fetch and does well with other dogs!
When it was time to go, Lyiam hopped in the car with ease and laid down. He was very matter of fact about the whole operation. And he actually shared his freedom ride with fellow 15/10, Lemon!
The vet believes there is additional infection in the lupus lesions that need to be treated as well. Lupus sores are exacerbated by sun exposure and Lyiam looks to have spent a lot of time in the sun. The vet is treating that infection with antibiotics and ordering the topical medication for the sores. Medication would be applied daily topically until the sores heal.
A new foster picked up Lyiam last week (week of January 10). He is gentle with their old small dog, playful with their friends’ dogs, and has very nice manners. He had his biopsy yesterday with the skin and ear vet. We should have the results of that biopsy soon!
Lyiam’s new diagnosis is pemphigus foliaceus. It’s causing the lesions on his nose but is clearing up beautifully with topical treatment. We’ve learned from his new foster that he gets along well with other dogs, knows basic commands, and is potty trained. He loves his foster but is ready for a home to call his own. Reminder that, thanks to our members, 15/10 is covering all medical bills related to this disease.
He looks so much like our Scrappy, the most wonderful rescue dog ever! We lost him last year, sadly, but … Read more
He looks so much like our Scrappy, the most wonderful rescue dog ever! We lost him last year, sadly, but he blessed us for 13 years. ????
Blessings to sweet Lyiam! We hope you find your furever home soon! ????????????????
Helping this adorable pupperoni for Betty. #bettywhitechallenge
Lemon was officially adopted on January 19, 2022. His elbow is healing well and he’s getting more and more confident putting weight on it. Our commitment to him doesn’t end here. We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to this injury, the original reason he was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can scroll through this page to see his entire journey.
Lemon was found as a stray on December 30, 2021 with what appeared to be an awkwardly fractured leg right at the elbow. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that his fracture will be difficult to fix. The leg will require surgery and possibly amputation. Despite his name, Lemon is a very sweet dog, who welcomed all of our head pats during our visit with him. He was, however, reluctant to share his backstory.
Lemon is on his way to the vet at this very moment! He’s got a very pink, fluffy bed and he doesn’t mind. He’s obviously very comfortable in his masculinity.
The doctor thinks he can save the leg! He’ll undergo surgery over the weekend!
Lemon’s surgery went well! He was neutered and his elbow fracture was repaired. He doesn’t need a cast so he just has a little bald elbow for a little bit. He is back home with his foster learning what life is like back on four legs.
Get well soon Lemon!
In memory of our StanLee.