SPONSOR A DOG
When you sponsor a dog, you get to know that you are having a direct impact on this dog's life. Often, the dogs that require sponsorship are those with extreme medical needs, are senior dogs or have been victims of abuse and neglect. These dogs generally require extensive and expensive veterinary assistance and don't we all know that those bills add up quickly!
When you donate towards a dog, your name will be added to their sponsor list. We send out regular emails to each dog's sponsors that include extra special and intimate details, photos and videos about their life and their progress that aren't always shared on our social media platforms. You get to follow along with each dog's journey to health and happiness!
Piper suffered a stroke several months ago, leaving her completely paralyzed. Her prognosis was grim and it was advised that she be euthanized, however, her owner wasn’t comfortable making that decision without giving her a chance to see if she could regain some of her mobility.
From the get-go, Piper was determined to disprove her prognosis. Her owner spent months taking her to physio several times a week as well as doing daily exercises with her and incredibly she was able to walk again (with some assistance). Piper's right side is significantly weaker than her left and her front right paw still has no feeling in it, so to prevent her foot from dragging and bending the wrong way, she wears a leg brace. She also has a wheelchair, but she will need to be properly fitted to it and time to get comfortable using it.
Piper is housetrained, LOVES people (big and small), and enjoys playing with other dogs.
Piper’s owner has gone above and beyond to aid in her recovery but is not able to work from home moving forward. She is heartbroken but knows that Piper needs someone who will be able to be with her during the day. While she is completely devastated to have to make this decision, she wants what's best for Piper. We were so touched by Piper's story, that we knew we needed to help and that we could continue to provide her with the quality of care that she’s been so lucky to have until now. So Piper has joined our program thanks to an amazing foster family that stepped up to take her in and manage her care.
Piper will require ongoing and expensive rehabilitation. She will be continuing on with physiotherapy as well as trying out some new methods such as acupuncture and water therapy. We hope that with ongoing rehabilitation, Piper will continue to prove us wrong and will make a near full recovery.
DONATE Directly To Piper's Care Here
We’ve all read heartbreaking stories about abused and neglected dogs, but it’s not every day you see it firsthand. Maisy was found wandering along the side of the road in horrendous condition when she was brought into Chilliwack Animal Control. Emaciated, with both eyes and ears badly infected, missing half of the hair on her body, and skin so raw and full of puss she had to be treated for maggots. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her nails were so long that they had grown into the pads of her feet making every step incredibly painful. While we don’t know Maisy’s history, we do know that this doesn’t happen overnight and that she had been suffering for a very long time.
After dedicating a lot of time, energy, and resources working to give Maisy the second chance she deserves, Chilliwack Animal Control contacted HugABull to see if we could help with the rest of her journey. We jumped at the chance to assist with a dog who has endured so much in her time. We can’t thank the CARE Centre team enough who did everything they could to give Maisy a fighting chance.
We knew that Maisy needed a special foster, one who would not only be able to manage her medical needs, but also help her adjust to life in a home and to a world that was likely unfamiliar to her. When our previous HugABull President and Director reached out and offered to foster Maisy - it felt like nothing short of a miracle. Having dedicated over fifteen years to HugABull, Shelagh had seen it all. Now a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and the owner of Dizine Canine - Dog Training & Behaviour, a very successful dog training company, what more could we ask for?! Getting Maisy to the island where Shelagh lives was our next hurdle.
Special thanks goes out to Jenn, one of our amazing volunteers who dropped everything and rearranged her schedule so she could take this special girl on a ferry ride to the island. Maisy is still settling in and adjusting to her new life, but Shelagh reports that she’s very affectionate and loves to give kisses. We are so excited to help Maisy start this next chapter of her life and watch her blossom as she begins to see what a dog’s life truly can be.
DONATE Directly To Maisy's Care Here
SPONSOR A compassion care DOG
When you sponsor a Compassion Care dog, you get to know that you are providing a dog with the financial support that they require in order to live out the rest of their days as comfortably as possible. Our Compassion Care dogs are generally seniors or those with extensive health problems and so the veterinary and medication bills add up quickly.
Generally, when you donate towards a Compassion Care dog, regular email updates are NOT sent. This is because these dogs generally live a low-key life with lots of couch snuggles and gentle walks (so their updates would all be the same!). We do try to keep our supporters updated on the dog's wellbeing through our social media platform.
Ted was originally brought in by Surrey Animal Resource Center after he was found roaming. He underwent surgery to remove a variety of lumps and bumps and it was determined that he had cancer. We at HugABull agreed that Ted deserved to live out the rest of his days in a loving and safe home and so he became a member of our Compassion Care program (to learn more about our Compassion Care program, please click here). We originally thought that Ted's days would be limited but he has surprised us and 9 months later he is going strong! Despite his age, he still has a big zest for life and loves playing with his ball, car rides, puppuccinos, swimming and lounging on the couch.
We recently welcomed Diego to our program at a miracle 16 years old! He came to us when his previous owners (through no fault of their own) decided to surrender him. It was a heartbreaking decision for them, but it was the right decision to make with Diego's best interests in mind. Because of his age, he became a member of our Compassion Care program (to learn more about our Compassion Care program, please click here). Despite being 16 years old, this guy surprises us with how much he loves his walks, snuggling and hiding under blankets. He may not look 16, but his teeth definitely show their age and we know that he's in pain when he's eating. He will need to undergo a much needed dental surgery. We hope to provide this sweet senior with as happy and comfortable of a life as we can.