Elf

Elf

Elf was officially adopted on 12/8/21. He’s healing very well and will get his second round of vaccines before the end of the year! Our commitment to him doesn’t end here. We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to his broken leg, the original reason she was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can scroll through this page to see his entire journey.

Shelter

We were notified of Elf late Wednesday night. The text from our shelter contact that accompanied his pics was “I have a VERY special little man.” We are picking him up this morning (12/3) and he’ll hopefully be able to have surgery before noon! As always we’ll keep everyone pupdated. Please enjoy this video of him desperately wanting, and then receiving, belly rubs.

Freedom Ride (12/3)

Vet (12/3)

Elf had surgery to repair the Tibis Diaphyseal Fracture in his hind leg. He was also neutered, microchipped and received his first round of vaccines! Elf’s long term care will include follow up appointments, cast changes, and suture removal.

Foster

Elf has the perfect foster home to heal and start his new life full of love. There is absolutely no reason to worry about him because he is being protected by his foster sister, Jada.

Pupdate: 1/14/22

Saw surgeon and they removed Elf’s cast. All is healing well. Elf will have to visit again in a few weeks to pull the pins out.

Shadow

Shadow

Shadow was officially adopted on 12/8/21. His new family renamed him “Doug,” which, for obvious reasons, made me cry. We will continue to pay for his over-the-counter joint supplements and anything related to his existing ear hematoma. You can scroll through this page to see his entire journey.

Shelter

We first saw Shadow while we were picking up Rango and Precious from the same shelter. We said if he was still there when we came back next time, we’d break him out. And he was, so we did! He reminds me a lot of Doug, so he was an easy decision. He’s a big leaner. He’ll put all of his weight on you and expect you not to complain. He also smells straight up horrific, but we’re working on that. His tiny bear ears made us all laugh, which is fine because he couldn’t hear us.

Freedom Ride

Shadow shared his freedom ride with Chester. This was comical because of their size difference. The car we used for transport now smells just as bad as Shadow did. He just had his initial vet visit and you can keep scrolling for that content!

Vet Visit (12/1)

Here’s Shadow getting his ears cleaned. He moaned a bit which we’re going to assume means he enjoyed it? He’ll need ear meds and arthritis medication moving forward. We may need to x-ray his hind end to see if there’s a source of his stiffness.

Chester

Chester

Chester was officially adopted on 12/11/21 by her foster mom! She couldn’t imagine life without him. She mentioned a big reason why she can adopt him is because his thyroid medication and dental is covered by us! Very very cool stuff. You can scroll through this page to read his entire story.

Shelter

Chester is a 10-year-old terrier mix who was surrendered to South LA shelter right before Thanksgiving. He has a stiff hind end, maybe an issue with his rear left leg (he favors his right), and needs a dental assessment. He was friendly with the other dogs at the shelter but maybe a little too friendly. He humped everybody. And we don’t mean to body shame but it looks like he swallowed a football horizontally, or he simply has incredible lats. We don’t know much about his history but we are guessing he did a lot of pull-ups.

Freedom Ride

Chester shared his freedom ride with Shadow. He rested easy and we’re hoping to get him a full evaluation at the vet tomorrow.

Vet Visit

We learned that Chester has a thyroid issue and will need continuous medication for that, a mild skin infection, a stiff hind end due to arthritis, and may need a few teeth pulled.

Foster Home

Chester went into foster on 12/2. The first thing he got was a big, thorough bath! Please enjoy.

Pupdate: 1/19/22

Chester had his dental surgery and only had to have one tooth removed. It was REALLY BAD. He is happy and pain free now.

Cherry


Cherry

Cherry was officially adopted on 12/3 by her foster mom. She may be a foster failure but she is set up for so much success. She is the first dog the 15/10 Foundation ever sponsored as well as the first to get adopted! Our commitment to her doesn’t end here, however. We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to her broken leg, the original reason she was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can scroll through this page to see her entire journey.

Shelter

Cherry was rescued from North Central Animal Shelter in LA. She arrived there on 11/04/21 as a stray and it was immediately suspected she had been hit by a car. Thanks to the shelter’s quick networking, Deity Animal Rescue was made aware of the need to get her to an outside orthopedic vet ASAP. 

Freedom Ride (11/10/21)

Here she is on her way out of the shelter. Cherry was in a cast and under the influence of some heavy pain medication. Her freedom ride was a lot of deep sighs and snoozing. She rested her eyes knowing she was safe and would be taken care of. 

Vet

The vet examined Cherry and confirmed she was around 6 months old. Her extremely dirty ears, dried paw pads and sunburnt nose told us she had been on the streets for some time. Her leg was in a cast, but we had a plan for that. She was deemed otherwise healthy and it was safe to move forward with surgery to rectify her broken bones.

Surgery (11/11/21)

The orthopedic surgeon took a look at Cherry’s x-rays and determined she would have plates and screws inserted at the fracture points in her bones. The doctor expects that after recovery, Cherry will be as good as new! The nurses fell so deeply in love with her that they decorated her cast with a cherry pie made out of colored surgical tape. She spent the night after a successful surgery and tomorrow would be the first day of the rest of her life.

Foster Home

Cherry’s foster was committed to her recovery from the second she met her. Cherry took quickly to the warmth and comfort of her foster home. She spent the first day catching up on sleep and resting her leg and has come out of her shell more and more every day. She wags her tail with a smile when she gets pets, she lays on her back asking for belly rubs, she gets bursts of puppy energy and makes silly noises. As her medication started to wear off, her personality has shone through. She loves other dogs and people, will do almost anything for a treat, prefers to sleep in her human’s bed and even loves playdates with kids!

Pupdate 11/23/21

Cherry’s care can go several different ways from here, ranging from not too costly, to fairly expensive. She has a few vet appointments scheduled to check how the bones are healing. We’re hoping to avoid emergency resuturing, infections, and are not sure if there will be a need for physical therapy yet. We have experience dealing with all of these audibles, which helped us arrive at our $6k goal.

Pupdate 11/30/21

Cherry got a replacement to her cherry pie cast on 11/23 and then again over the weekend. It is currently purple 🙂 She’ll need to stay “quiet” until mid-December, which is when hopefully the final cast can come off! We don’t want to jinx ourselves but we should have an exciting announcement about Cherry very soon.

Pupdate 1/19/22

Cherry has moved to Vermont and has no plans of coming back to LA at this time. She has a best friend pit bull/boxer and loves the snow.

Pupdate 4/7/22

Big big news for Cherry: she moved to London with her family! We hope to have photos soon of her new adventures as an English citizen.

Donors

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Get well soon, Cherry. Thank you, 15/10 for all you do for the good doggos.

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Rango

Rango

Rango was adopted by his foster family on 1/10/22! Our hippo has a home. We’re told he’s doing wonderfully and is unintentionally hilarious at all times. Thank you for showing him so much love and support. It paid off!

Pupdates

Shelter

From the moment we laid eyes on Rango in his kennel at the shelter, we couldn’t stop giggling. He just sat there quietly with a wagging tail, short legs, round body and thick neck. We met with him in the play yard, where he got even sillier. He made goofy noises like a pig, played with bouncy balls too big for his mouth, and waddled around the grass, making us chuckle. He is suffering from some sort of skin condition or infection that shows around his eyes, ears, and back. He has a growth on his back that will need to be biopsied. He appears to have ear infections in one or both ears. Rango needs a lot of love and medical attention, stat.

Freedom Ride (11/19/21)

Rango was very pleased to be out of the shelter. His little legs darted straight for the car and he only needed a little help getting in. We got him a piece of hamburger, which he thoroughly enjoyed, and then had his first vet visit.

Vet

Our vet says he’s got an ear infection, old ulcers in both eyes, entropian in one eye, has a mass on his back that needs removed, and is “extremely smelly.” In other words he’s perfect for us. He was prescribed antibiotics for his eyes and ears and will need surgery to remove the mass. We’re not sure if he’ll need entropian surgery yet, but he’ll definitely be neutered ASAP.

11/23 Pupdate

Rango is currently looking for a foster home! There’s a link to apply at the top of this page. He needs a home without other dogs while we get to know him better and treat his skin condition. Another cost dictating our goal is his training. He isn’t dog reactive, but he’s a bit of an asshole, and we want to fully understand his limits before attempting to find his forever home.

11/30 Pupdate

Rango is boarding with the vet until he can be neutered, which will happen at the same time as his entropian eye surgery and the mass removal on his back. We believe that will improve his temperament, make him calmer with other dogs, and increase his chances of getting a foster home. Hopefully all of that can happen Friday. Until then we are visiting him frequently and letting him waddle around like the perfect little hippo he is.

12/13

Our baby hippopotamus Rango went shopping today and then took a big nap. He’s recovering well from his medical procedures and is waiting patiently for a foster or adopter to give him a chance. Links to apply at the top of this page!

Pupdate: 1/19/22

Rango was adopted and renamed Gus!

Donors

Kelly and Andrew States

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Good luck, Rango!

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Good boy, Rango!

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Liza

Liza

Liza found her forever home on the same day as Cherry, 12/3. Just hours after the adoption was finalized, our contact at her rescue received a text from her new owners that said “I would say we are pretty obsessed with her lol” and the pic above. Liza is the second 15/10 to be adopted. Our commitment to her doesn’t end here. We’ll continue to cover any and all medical expenses related to the skin condition that initially caused potential adopters to turn away. You can scroll through Liza’s entire journey below.

Shelter

Liza was rescued from North Central Animal Shelter. She arrived there on 11/5/21 as a stray. Her 8-pound body was itchy and uncomfortable. Her paws were swollen and irritated. The alopecia that affected her coat causes her to be essentially hairless, but her bubbly personality and silly teeth made us swoon.

Freedom Ride (11/10/21)

Here she is on her way out of the shelter. Liza got a spot in the front seat and tip-tapped in excitement the whole way to her vet exam. The cozy blanket in her crate was Liza’s soft landing, and as soon as we get her skin condition under control, she will be comfortable and beaming with happiness.

Vet

Liza accepted her exam like a champ. Her skin needs further testing, so she will see a dermatologist to pinpoint the cause of the inflammation and discomfort. The vet expects that her hair loss is a result of flea dermatitis, the body’s reaction to a bad flea infestation that went untreated. Liza has not had an easy life, and her condition of her skin shows that. She had a medicated bath, an injection of antibiotics, and went to her foster home to soak up the coziness of her new life.

Foster Home

Liza is thriving in her foster home. She has proven to be potty trained and already has her favorite spot on the grass. Her appetite is flourishing, and she walks great on a leash. Her foster mom says she is super chill, and she loves to snooze and hang with her two foster siblings.

Dermatologist (11/24)

Liza appreciated all your well wishes before her dermatologist appointment very much. It went well and she has a new special diet, new special shampoo, and several medications to tackle her flea allergy dermatitis. We should ALSO have an exciting announcement about Liza very soon.

Pupdate (11/30)

Liza appreciated all your well wishes before her dermatologist appointment very much. It went well, and she has a new special diet, new special shampoo, and several medications to tackle her flea allergy dermatitis. We should ALSO have an exciting announcement about Liza very soon.

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Precious

Precious

Even though Karla, Precious’s foster, knew that Precious would be staying because of her health- she couldn’t stand the thought that precious wouldn’t be adopted into her “forever home”. She said she could never imagine her life without her, so she made it official! Precious was adopted on 1/13/22 and will live out the rest of her days with the person who loves her the most.

Shelter

Precious was brought to the shelter as a stray and was there for nearly three months before we met her. While in the shelter, she contracted an upper respiratory infection that she beat like a champ. Upon intake, the shelter noted she was a “NICE DOG,” and we couldn’t agree more. She ate treats from our hands for nearly 30 minutes and showed us all of her special tricks.

Freedom Ride (11/10/21)

Here she is on her way out of the shelter. Precious trotted to her getaway car with glee and excitement. With a little assistance, she hopped into the car and took her seat with a smile. She thanked her transporter with a face full of kisses and took in the quiet of the ride. This girl was grateful, and it was about to get even better.

Vet

The vet was taken aback by Precious’s condition. Her multiple, large masses were only the beginning of her ailments. She also was in serious need of dental cleaning and spay surgery. Upon further investigation, the vet located a suspicious mass near her booty that needed surgery ASAP. She is scheduled for mass removal, spay, and dental, and the vet will send off her tissue for pathology. We were given a verbal estimate of $5k to remove the masses and really want to get them to pathology to rule out cancer. Because of her age, we also accounted for anti-inflammatory medication for the rest of her life to ease her arthritis.

Foster Home

Precious scored foster home gold. Her foster mom lined up a few beds for her to choose from, and Precious chose them all by stretching across them. She slept so soundly she had to be woken up with food put in front of her nose. She plays all day with her seven foster dog siblings. Her foster mom even fed her “Surf + Turf,” which Precious gave two thumbs up. While she waits for her surgery appointment, Precious is living large.

Surgery (11/30)

Precious will be in surgery this morning for a couple hours getting most of her lumps and bumps removed. The really big ones on her stomach will go first, followed by several smaller ones on her leg. There is one on her booty that will be sent to pathology to confirm its origin. Some of the less concerning ones will stay for now as the vet doesn’t want her under anesthesia for too long. She’ll spend the night at the vet and should be back with her amazing foster family tomorrow!

Back Home with Foster (12/4)

Precious’ surgery was a success! They removed all the big or concerning bumps and sent them to pathology. We should get results back soon. She enjoyed a special post-surgery egg McMuffin and is back with her foster family now. A reminder that she’s so so adoptable and you can apply through the link at the top of her page.

Pathology Results

We got results back for Precious. One of her masses was adenocarcinoma, an invasive cancer that will eventually return. For now, she is happy, and living her best life with her foster family. You all gave her the opportunity to be loved again. She wanted to thank you for that.

Pupdate: 1/19/22

Precious’s foster mama has decided to adopt precious! She is home!

We also have some news about the mass on her paw that was not previously removed. It has grown quite a bit and will need to be examined and potentially removed because she is messing with it.