Dog’s We’ve Helped

Gimme Shelter – Spring 2017

Precious, Mansfield, AR

Precious is a 12 year old Shih Tzu who was in need of help for her Cushing’s Disease.  Precious is the sweetest girl with a dazzling smile.  She received treatment on February 17, 2017 and so far all is well. 

Mister T, West Islip, NY

Mr. T is a 6 year old Pit Bull mix with a Brain Lesion which required Radiation therapy.  The cost was overwhelming for the owner but The Mosby Foundation was able to help thanks to a cancer grant from Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo. The Vet office and owner are so grateful for the help.  The owner just cried.  Thank you all!

Enera, Portsmouth, VA

Enera is an 11 year old Yorkie with a Mass on her face which needed to be removed.  Even though the owner found a vet who would perform the surgery at a reasonable cost, she required additional funds. She contacted The Mosby Foundation for help and with our assistance also had a successful surgery.   We were happy to help Enera! 

Kona, Creola, AL

Kona, a service dog for a disabled vet, is a 3 year old female Beagle Mix who had a torn ACL requiring surgery.  Kona had her surgery and is doing well.  Her owner can’t wait until she is ready to work again, because they do everything together as a team.

Little Guy, Phoenix, AZ

Little Guy is an 8 year old Pit Bull Mix who needed a mass removed from his eyelid.  Little Guy had been rescued from a shelter even with the mass – it was love at first site.  Surgery was performed thanks to The Mosby Foundation and their donors and he is doing very well. 

 Niki, San Pablo, CA

Niki is an 11 year old female Aussie Shepherd who needed a Splenectomy and a mass removed from the Liver.  Niki had her surgery, which she sailed through, at Oregon State University Vet Teaching Hospital and is doing great.  Thank you to The Mosby Foundation for the donation which made surgery possible.

Maggie Mae, Staunton, VA

Maggie Mae is an 8 year old Jack Russell mix in need of care for her ears and wobbly legs.  The owner was unable to financially help Maggie Mae so she reached out to The Mosby Foundation for help.  Maggie Mae is doing very well and the owner is so happy:  “This is my baby and I don’t know what I would do without her”.  Thank you all!

Parker, Decatur, GA

Parker is a 4 year old Bijon/Poodle mix who has bladder stones which need to be removed surgically.   The owner turned to The Mosby Foundation for financial support in hopes we could help her little man.  “Thanks to The Mosby Foundation my little boy will have his surgery”.

Polar, Devine, TX

Polar is a 5 year old Boxer in need of a TPLO and Arthroscopic surgery.  Even with fundraisers and family and friends pitching in, more funds were needed.  The owner contacted The Mosby Foundation and we were able to help.  Polar had surgery on March 16, 2017 and is doing very well.  Way to go Polar!

Missy, Hopewell, VA

Missy is a 12 year old Labrador mix who had a mass on her right rear leg which needed to be removed.  With help from The Mosby Foundation, family and friends, Missy was able to have the surgery and is doing very well.

Teddy Bear, Raphine, VA

Teddy Bear is an 8 year old Shih Tzu who needed surgery for his bladder stones.  The Mosby Foundation was contacted and with our help, Teddy Bear had surgery and is also doing very well.

Midnight, Glade Hill, VA

Midnight is a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel and was in need of a Total Ear Canal Ablation due to the fact he had continuous ear infections.  He had numerous treatments which were no longer helping.  Surgery was the only way to make sure Midnight was no longer in pain.  Thank you to The Mosby Foundation for your assistance.

Leto, Wilmington, NC

Leto is a 3 year old Australian Shepherd in need of a procedure for a Dental Abscess.  The Mosby Foundation was able to provide financial assistance.  Leto is feeling so much better and the owner is very happy.  Thank you to The Mosby Foundation.

Balin, Solana Beach, CA

Balin is a 10 month old Bernese mountain dog rescued from Russia.  Although the owner knew he would likely have health problems due to his poor diet they could not leave him.  At 4 months Balin showed signs of not being able to walk very well and was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia in both hips.  Thank you so much to The Mosby Foundation for helping us with our beloved Balin.

Baby, Long Beach, CA

Baby is an 8 year old Golden Retriever mix with a hematoma on her ear which needed to be surgically removed as she was constantly scratching it, making it bleed.  Her mom is only able to work part time and is unable to fully pay for surgery.  She contacted many foundations for help and thankfully The Mosby Foundation was able to help.

Schatz, Santa Barbara, CA

Schatz is a 9 year old Rottweiler who needed a 2cm brain tumor removed which was causing seizures. UC Davis did Stereotactic Radiosurgery.  According to the owner Schatz is doing wonderful.

Oreo, Asheville, NC

Oreo is a 10 year old Beagle mix in need of a Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) due to multiple infections and constant pain.  The owner did not have the funds for surgery and asked for our help.  We provided financial assistance and Oreo has had a successful surgery thanks again to our assistance.

Rock, Granite City, IL

Rock, a support dog for his disabled owner, is a 5 year old German Shepherd who was in need of surgery from a Ruptured Anal Sac.  Rock-a-tard, as her owner calls him, is doing wonderful since surgery.  Rock is the love of her life and she would not know what to do without him.  Thank you to The Mosby Foundation for your help!

Jarvis, Fort Collins, CO

Jarvis is a 3 year old Aussie Kelpie mix, rescued from a shelter, who was in need of a leg amputation due to apparently being hit by a car which had shattered his femoral head.  The amputation was required so he could live a normal life.  Thanks to The Mosby Foundation and their donors Jarvis was able to have the surgery he so badly needed.

Help For Charlie – Cincinnati, OH

Sweet Charlie has a wonderful family, but unfortunately is in need of a specialized eye surgery called Salivary Transposition.  Charlie’s family has tried everything possible, but unfortunately this surgery is the last resort. The surgeon needs to move the saliva gland to the tear ducts.  If this is not done, there is a very good chance Charlie will loose her eyes. 

Charlie is a beloved member of this family who have done their best to help Charlie, but this surgery needs to be done and they simply can’t afford the cost.  Charlie was a shelter dog who was adopted into this family two years ago.  They had just lost their dog Princess and knew that Charlie would have some “big shoes” to fill…….and fill them she has!  But now she needs our help…….

 Can you please help Charlie and her family get this surgery as soon as possible?  Charlie is less than 3 years old and has a full life to live………..




Help for Dunkin – Clarksville, MD

Little Dunkin is a precious beloved member of a wonderful family and is in dire need of surgery.  Dunkin was born a pseudo hermaphrodite, meaning he has both female and male reproductive organs despite being born a boy.  Because of this he suffers from recurrent life-threatening urinary tract infections.  Dunkin has been through 3 surgeries and numerous rounds of antibiotics. Unfortunately, these approaches have proved to be only a Band-Aid.  His doctors recommend a pre-pubic urethrostomy and are optimistic that this surgery has a 75% chance of success.  Without this surgery Dunkin’s infections will become more and more resistant to antibiotics until they take his life.

Unfortunately Dunkin’s family simply can’t afford this life-saving surgery.  As Aimee tells us, “Dunkin is the happiest and most loving little dog, and we can’t stand the thought of losing him. We are running out of time to save his life, and we really need your help!”




Help for Balin – Solana Beach, CA

Balin Update:  1-30-17 

Hi, Carole! Sorry for long reply, I wanted to do good photos and videos of Balin…

thank you so much for your kindness and wariness. Balin is doing pretty well. Every day we going to a Dog’s beach and he makes his muscles stronger. Two days ago he again handled home stairs, so we proud of him!


Balin Update:  1-3-17 

(Unfortunately Balin was in such bad shape he needed to have surgery immediately.  We were not able to raise the $15,000 to have both hips replaced at the same time, so the funds raised paid for an FHO……….please see the note below from Balin’s Mom)

Happy New year!))

Balin had surgery last Thursday at Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley, San Diego. In the end, the doctors decided the best option for him was a 2-sided femoral head resection, FHO. He had both sides affected so badly, that with one-side THRs (Total Hip Replacement) he wouldn’t be able to stand. When they did the surgery, they confirmed this, as he had really bad arthritis. In a good case, this surgery will be sufficient. In the bad case, we might have to return to THR option in a year or so. Cases like this are described in vet literature.

Well, he is home now, pretty weak and on three drugs. He is doing ok though, we have 5-minuted walks three times a day, supporting him with a sling. The surgeon said he’ll improve dramatically over the next few days and we’ll probably do physical therapy so he learns to walk again.

Thank you so much again for your support!)


Please meet Balin, a handsome Bernese Mountain Dog puppy rescued from a terrible breeder in Russia.  This puppy isn’t even a year old and is in need of complete hip replacement surgery on both sides.  The surgeon tells us that with this surgery and proper veterinary care Balin will be able to live a long, healthy, normal dog’s life.  Currently, he is in such pain that he is dragging his feet every step he takes and wearing away the nails and causing severe bleeding.  Maria tells us that Balin is fantastic, smart, loyal, and a great companion.  They consider Balin their other “son.” Unfortunately, his condition is getting worse with him growing and gaining weight.  He can barely walk…………

This family has been terrific, adores this dog, and has worked so hard to raise the funds so badly needed for Balin.

Will you please help Balin walk again?   He is so close to having the life he deserves…………No amount is too small. We need your help to make this possible.



Help for Ryka – West Enfield, ME

12.19.16 – Fund Drive Closed

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Ryka is a beautiful German Shepherd pup that turned one year old in October. Unfortunately, as shepherds are too often inclined, because of some breeding practices, Ryka has severe bi-lateral hip dysplasia and is in a tremendous amount of pain. Ryka was rescued after her new mom, Sheila, saw her on a site when her 3rd family was trying to rehome her due to not being able to afford the care she needed.

Sheila and her husband desperately need our help so they can offer this puppy the life she so badly deserves.

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