Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US

by Help Orphan Puppies, Inc.
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Help Orphan Puppies - Special Needs Dogs in the US
Bryan and Cindy - mud is fun!
Bryan and Cindy - mud is fun!

As the grass is slowly turning green here in New York, we are at the start of a very busy puppy season.  In March we were contacted about numerous litters of puppies in need.  Unfortunately our ability to take in numerous litters at once is limited not only by the availability of foster homes, but also a firmly held responsibility of finding the best homes possible for our charges. 

The decision was made to take in those puppies that we felt either had no other options, or, would be considered "less adoptable" by other rescues.   We believe strongly in rescuing the "under dogs"!

At the beginning of March, we welcomed three little black puppies.  One was sweeter than the next, but unfortunately we are all too familiar with "Black Dog Syndrome".  

Later in the month we welcomed 9 mutts!  With love, attention, and good nutrition, we are happy to report that our thin little mutts are quickly developing into fat little puppies.  

Although they have had minimal adoption interest, we continue to support multiple adult dogs in our program.  Many of these adults have been instrumental in working with our new charges, guiding them into more appropriate manners.

We want to thank all of you who continue to support us.  As we are all volunteers who work full time jobs, few of our rescues efforts would be possible without your assistance.  

Tandoori
Tandoori

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Dani
Dani

Happy 2019!  We are busily preparing for the next 365 days of saving dogs.  We are all refreshed after the holidays and excited to see what 2019 holds for all of us.  We are working with our active foster homes to ensure that everyone is ready for the upcoming year.  

We continue to have many of our long term dogs with us.  We sometimes laugh that we should change our name to "Help Unwanted, Senior and Misfit" dogs! 

Sadly we are repeatedly amazed that so many potential adopters do not see the beauty in so many of our long term dogs.  Although many of our dogs bear physical and emotional scars, there is not one that does not have so much love to give.  And we can only hope that that special person that can see their beauty will come along.  Until then, we are grateful to our foster homes that continue to provide these wonderful dogs with long term foster homes.  And to wonderful supporters like you that continue to support us in our efforts.  Without these much needed funds, we would simply not be able to care for these long term cases, many of which who have extensive needs.

Fingers crossed that we will be able to provide good news about adoptions of these special dogs in our next report.  Until then, we again wish you a happy 2019 and we look forward to the many exciting things to come this year!

Mae
Mae
Suzy
Suzy
Caity
Caity
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Mae and Caity - Special Needs Adults
Mae and Caity - Special Needs Adults

Happy Fall!  As the leaves are changing, we reflect on the past year and all we have accomplished and all we still hope to accomplish.  While people often think we are "just" a puppy rescue but we are so much more! 

Currently we have 3 senior dogs in our care, all three of which are special needs.  We also have several dogs that have been in our care for over 6 months as they heal physically and/or emotionally.  And finally we also have dogs that due to their special needs, require more time to find that right home.  

We hope as you prepare for the upcoming holiday season, you realize how thankful we are for your continued support.  Without this, we would not be able to continue to care for these dogs.  

We wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season.

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We were hoping for a slower summer but that has definitely not been the case!  We took in 12 puppies in July alone, several from high kill shelters, and several local dogs and puppies, including 4 via the local veterinary ER. 

Sadly, of the 4 puppies that arrived via the local ER, only Barley survived.  Our poor Barley was attacked by another dog and Barley's owners were unable to care for him.  Thankfully the staff explored options other than euthansia and contacted us.  Barley spent several nights at the ER and at the specialist's office in order to stabilize his condition and surgically repair one of the major fractures.  He now goes in 2-3 times per week for bandage changes, wound checks, and follow up films to ensure that he is healing correctly.

With so many urgent cases, our Special Needs Fund has been depleted and we are actively working to replenish this fund so that we can continue to accept special needs cases into our program. 

Some of the puppies we accepted from the high kill shelters have also required several follow up veterinary visits, from routine visits to more urgent visits for different health concerns.  

We work hard to make sure that the dogs we accept into our program receive the best possible care.  Without your support, this would not be possible.  

If you are a continued supporter, we sincerely thank you for your continued support.  We hope you see how vital your support is to our efforts.  If you are a new supporter, please visit our social media sites on Facebook and Instagram, where we post daily updates.  We also have a website, www.helporphanpuppies.org, where you can learn more about us.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Sincerely,

Help Orphan Puppies

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Maple
Maple

It is hard to believe that Spring is upon us.  Just 2 weeks ago we drove to Pennsylvania to meet a wonderful woman who had driven almost 40 dogs from a high kill shelter in Texas.  We took in 14 (quite a few more than originally planned but how can you say no!) puppies, including a 3 week old bottle baby, Maple, and 6 puppies that were rejected by their mother.  

All of these puppies needed vetting, so you can imagine our rising vet costs!  But at the end of the day we had to help. 

We continue to have multiple special needs cases, including Daisy, a beautiful yellow lab mix with burns on her back, and Dani, our chocolate lab with the multiple jaw fractures and head injury.  We are happy to report that our beautiful Mae (featured in our last report) received heartworm treatment, had over 10 masses removed, and was spayed.  Her total vet bill was over $3000 but we tell her every day that she was worth every penny!   

We also continue to work with multple dogs with behavioral issues.  Although we are unsure of the possibility of adoption for a couple of these dogs, we refuse to give up on them and we are dedicated to providing them the love, support and training they deserve.  

Sadly our work is never done but we continue to hope that one day there will be no more dogs in need.  Until then, we are so grateful for your continued support.  Without your continued support, we would not be able to rescue wonderful and deserving dogs like Daisy, Dani, Maple and Mae.  Thank you for supporting us.  

We wish you all a wonderful and safe summer.

Thank you,

Help Orphan Puppies

Mae
Mae
Daisy
Daisy
Daisy Burns
Daisy Burns

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Help Orphan Puppies, Inc.

Location: Valatie, NY - USA
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Christina Francis
Delanson, New York United States
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