Help Our Dogs In Need


Herman Poodle is Overcoming Many Medical Issues


Wags & Walks rescued Herman the 7-year-old poodle from a shelter in Los Angeles. We quickly noticed that he was having trouble with his mouth and took him to the vet. The vet said that Herman has severe dental disease and numerous rotten/infected teeth that would need to be removed. Unfortunately we couldn't do the dental right away because Herman started showing signs of kennel cough (upper respiratory infection) so we had to wait for that to resolve first. Instead of getting better, Herman got worse and ended up hospitalized for pneumonia! The Dr. explained that the infection in his mouth had weakened his immune system which is why he was more susceptible to catching kennel cough and also why the kennel cough quickly turned into pneumonia. Fortunately, the doctors believe that Herman will make a full recovery and when he is feeling better and able to go under anesthesia we will finally be able to fix his mouth. Poor Herman! He can't catch a break.

Vivi's Busted Knee Will Soon Be Pain-Free


Vivi's foster family noticed that she started limping and the vet said it may be her ACL (knee ligament) beginning to tear. We tried to manage her medically (limited exercise, pain meds, etc.) but it didn't work and Vivi was headed for surgery. A fully torn ACL was repaired and now Vivi will spend the next 2 months in intense recovery for the knee to heal. She's resilient and will certainly bounce back from this gracefully. Hopefully she will finally find her forever home soon. Thank you for any support you can offer toward her surgery expenses.

Emma's Spay Surgery Went Terribly Wrong


Wags & Walks rescued sweet Emma from a shelter after she came in as a stray and nobody claimed her. She had a routine spay surgery but soon after she left the shelter Emma had to be rushed to an emergency hospital to be treated for serious complications. She was hospitalized and needed surgical correction and supportive care for several days. Emma was released from the hospital but will need continued care while she heals.

Hopkins - Sweet Neglected Senior Yorkie

We've been rescuing a lot of senior dogs lately at Wags & Walks. Often these seniors lived a previous life of neglect before we find them at the shelter, so they usually require a lot of medical TLC right away. Hopkins is a perfect example - a 12 year old yorkie terrier that we rescued from a County shelter where he had come in as a stray and nobody claimed him. Clearly neglected - not neutered, blind from mature cataracts, severe dental disease and rotting teeth. We're taking great care of him, starting with the most immediate need - his mouth. Most/all of his teeth will need to be removed. Please help us help Hopkins feel well again so that he can find his final forever home.

William Needs Hip Help


William is a sweet little terrier that came to us with numerous health concerns but the most pressing issue is his pain. It was unclear what the source of the pain was so we consulted with numerous specialists and it was determined that he has a fractured bone in his right hip socket. An old injury that healed badly. Additionally he has luxating patellas in both knees (wobbly dislocating knee caps.) The knee issue is common in small dogs and often doesn't need surgical correction, but the hip issue is impacting the knee issue. A corrective surgery called FHO is needed to fix the broken hip bone and alleviate the discomfort. With the hip surgery and a diet to lose a few pounds, William should be feeling much better very soon and the knees will hopefully be a non-issue in the future.

Maya Needed 3 Surgeries to Save her Life!


Wags & Walks rescued Maya from a County animal shelter after she had come into the shelter with a bowel obstruction. The shelter performed surgery to remove the obstruction (rope/yarn) and when we rescued Maya from the shelter we thought the issue was resolved... but unfortunately Maya's medical journey had just begun. Although the shelter removed the obstruction they caused more harm in the process. Maya required another surgery to try to correct these issues, but unfortunately that surgery also had complications and Maya needed yet another surgery, this time with a board certified surgeon specialist.