Cleft lip and cleft palate affects more than humans. This is fairly common, especially in breeds like French Bulldogs, American Bullies, Boxers and so many other breeds, but the truth is, it can affect ANY breed. The problem is, many vets are not educated on raising a cleft palate dog, 90% will tell you to euthanize (because the surgery to correct is expensive or one vet told me that it was "cruel and unusual punishment to keep a cleft palate dog alive"). And while corrective surgery can be expensive, it is rarely needed. For most cleft palate dogs, this means that after they are weaned, they live normal lives. The cleft will change size as the puppy grows, sometimes opening more and other times closing up, so surgery is not recommended by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine until 9 months old, but again, unless they get frequent sinus infections or aspirate, it is generally unnecessary. What is necessary, those with lots of experience would say tube feeding. But if you would like to learn about the care that is needed for these dogs, or if you have a dog that is born with a cleft (and you should ALWAYS CHECK the inside of every puppy's mouth when born) and want help locating resources or rescues available to take them, like ours, you can join the facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/568900853174932/
Time is always of the essence, the sooner a puppy is warm and being tubed fed, the more likely they will survive.
If you are in Northern California (especially the Sacramento area or are able to transport), you can always contact us via messenger or email at email@example.com.
If you follow us, no doubt you have seen many dogs, like Tater Tot, Thor, Bowser, Filbertato, and all the others who I have watched over the last few years. They are living amazing lives, thanks to the knowledge gained in this group, and thanks to my not listening to that awful vet. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the benefits of fostering for us, is getting first dibs on dogs in the rescue! The biggest of the Doberman pups abandoned at Animal Spay and Neuter - Sacramento was adopted by foster family the Richardsons. There are plenty of people to give him love and attention and he is soaking up every minute of it. One man’s trash is another clan’s treasure, and he is lucky to have this one. ... See MoreSee Less
Evie loves to snuggle, she is good with kids, she is a silly and stubborn mom dog who never has to have puppies again (yay) but is looking for her forever home! ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- Evie Peanuts is a cuddle bug. She loves to be under the covers. She tolerates the obnoxious three-year-old in the house (his mom’s words) but adores the 10-year-old daughter. She can res...
Trudy is awesome and still waiting for a home. She is super easy, she is happy with a ball, some snuggles and maybe a dog to romp with. She is social and sweet and ready for a home. ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- Trudy Proud came to us an emaciated mess missing half of her hair. But even being in not a great condition, she has been amazing from the get go. She is about 40 pounds and maybe a year an...
WE NEED NEWSPAPER! ok, not to make cute dog clothes out of, for our puppy pens, but none the less, we are out. Foster moms live in Fair Oaks and Rancho Cordova (working at Shriners and near lohman’s plaza), it would be super great. We have little time but lots of love. ... See MoreSee Less
Cute Bentley is still looking for a home! Who wouldn’t love a more mature little girl who is snuggly? ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- Bentley is a super cute 8 year old Jack Russell terrier mix. She is super cute and sweet and a bit sensitive (like flies will scare her until she trembles). But other than that, she is p...
Join us for a pint at King Cong Brewing Company and get a pawdicure for your pup while you're there. A Purrfect Groomer Mobile Pet Salon will be on site trimming toes while you sip your suds. All dona...
Nick Webber was adopted. He was one of the other cuties who came to us from Animal Spay and Neuter - Sacramento when they were left in a tub outside. I am unsure of the circumstances that led to this, however, I wish the owners would have contacted me about spaying and neutering their dogs to avoid this in the future. I would have rather taken in the pups directly than have them left outside when it was cold. But luckily, Nick survived and has a cute family of his own to love him forever. ... See MoreSee Less
Recycled Pets are always a lucky charm to their families. Franklin here is hoping to bring joy and luck into a family’s home. You can come pet him for luck today at Pet Food Express Roseville in the Fountains at Roseville today from 12-2. So come on out, and look for this guy under the rainbow (we may be inside depending on the weather). ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- Charlie Brown Peanuts is going to be at the adoption event on Saturday. He is a cute puppy that is energetic and happy as can be. He can climb a puppy pen like it is nothing but also just loves to be with the people - big and small. Some come on out tomorrow from 12-2 to Pet Food Express Roseville in the Fountains at Roseville to meet him. ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- come one Sac, adopt a Jack. Once you get to know him, he will give you no flack. Throw his ball and he will love you back. Kiss him and he will kiss you back, might even lick you like a pancake stack. He likes to snack, and is small so not much to pack. He is thin and white with black. Whether you live in a mansion or in a shack, he has his balls and is ready to unpack. If you do not like his name you could change it to Mac, Shaq or even Zach, all that matter is that you give it a crack.
*seriously, he is cute, loving and although he loves to play he is an expert cuddler. See our website for more info. * ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- Harriet Tubman is the one female of the litter of puppies left in a tub outside Animal Spay and Neuter - Sacramento as little babies. We believe these puppies are Doberman/shepherd mixes. They had home dock jobs on their tails.
These puppies are pretty mellow for puppies. We believe they will be big puppies, as they are getting close to 20 lbs at less than 3 months old.
Harriet is so sweet and a bit needy, as she misses her brothers who were adopted already. She would love someone to give her lots of attention. She is working on her potty training and will sit about 75% of the time on command. She's VERY smart and LOVES to play with the flirt pole, but she will also flop onto your lap and let you hold her like a baby <3 Of course, all puppies (no matter how cute) need lots of rules and boundaries and good socialization.
These babies were abandoned once and we want to make sure that never happens again.
Harriet is spayed, microchipped, has started her puppy vaccines and has been dewormed.
Studies show, you should talk to your dog AND in that annoying high pitch tone so many of us use with babies and animals So don't feel stupid the next time you find yourself talking silly to a pooch or a baby. ... See MoreSee Less
Sacramento- Trudy is ready for her forever family! She is such a good girl, she is good with dogs and people and is just a happy and ball loving girl.
Trudy Proud came to us an emaciated mess missing half of her hair. But even being in not a great condition, she has been amazing from the get go. She is about 40 pounds and maybe a year and a half old. I love her seal colored hair and she loves dogs big and small. Her favorite thing is playing fetch and chewing on antlers. She is a playful girl, but not annoyingly so. She has done great with crate training, and done well with house training- but she will definitely tell me when she has to go to the bathroom (she will jump on the doors). I am not sure how she would be with cats, she definitely wants to eat my chickens, but slow introductions may be fine. She is not great on a leash- so we are working on that one. Overall, she is pretty easy and is just going to get better with continued structure and boundaries. As likely a dog who has spent her life outside, she definitely loves being a part of a family.
She is spayed , she has been dewormed, microchipped and is UTD on vaccines.
If you are interested in adopting her, you can find our adoption process and apply online at:
Sacramento- Evie Peanuts is a cuddle bug. She loves to be under the covers. She tolerates the obnoxious three-year-old in the house (his mom’s words) but adores the 10-year-old daughter. She can resource guard food, so if she lives with other dogs you should prepare to separate feeding with any other dogs while working on it. She loves to play toys, her puppies, her foster humans and her small foster dog brother. She loves to take herself for a walk so a secure yard is a must (and homes with doggy doors will not be considered). She has done well with house training and crate training (although you can always expect a learning curve). She ignores the chickens and would be best only in a home with dog-savvy cats.
She came to us, along with her 4 newborns and 2 other dogs when her humans moved out and left the dogs abandoned in a house.
She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, dewormed and microchipped.
You can find our adoption process and apply online at:
United has had a lot of bad publicity. This week this includes death of a young frenchie and mixing up two dogs sending them to the wrong countries. Be very careful when flying with your pets, you are their protectors and voices. If the staff tells you to do something you think is wrong, do not go along with it! ... See MoreSee Less
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) United Airlines says it's investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family's dog to Japan.KCTV reports that Kara Swindle and her two children flew from Oregon to Kansas City...