Tumbleweed’s Makeover

Foxtails Everywhere: Dogs & Owners Beware!

It’s foxtail season! Those pesky grass awns may seem innocuous when you’re walking around outside, but they certainly can be troublesome. Foxtails can easily burrow their way into your dog’s body and become a major problem! Don’t know what foxtails look like? Check out this google image search… This dog came into the shelter with swollen paws Read More …

Cita – Owners Surrender Dog to Shelter with Preventable Illness: Pyometra

Cita’s owners noticed that Cita was sick. She stopped eating, was vomiting, and had discharge all over her tail and hind legs. Cita’s owners took her to a veterinarian, who suspected Cita had an infected uterus, known as a pyometra. The vet explained that Cita needed emergency surgery to save her life, but her owners Read More …

Stash – Shelter Dog with Head Trauma

Stash may be missing an eye, but he’s lucky to be alive with the head trauma he sustained. Watch his video tail to see his journey…

Moonlite

At 7 years old, Moonlite’s owners surrendered her for euthanasia at the San Jose Animal Care Center, stating that she was lethargic, not walking much, and had a giant mass on her belly. Moonlite’s owners said the mass had been there for a while, but they couldn’t specify for how long. The shelter’s staff brought Moonlite to the shelter’s medical clinic for Read More …

Luna – Neglected Puppy Gets Surgery for Embedded Harness

There are many reasons that people adopt dogs. Regardless of their motivation to adopt, people must appreciate that there are specific responsibilities that come with owning a dog. Beyond simply providing food and water to their dog, owners must also provide shelter and companionship to meet the dog’s emotional needs. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges. When Read More …