Pet Adoption Guide
Pet Costs Guide
Forever Homes for Abandoned Pets, Inc.
P.O. Box 3705
Here are three of the dogs we've rescued. The costs of their initial
care inspired this charity.
Meet Angel, Lady, and Casey, all dachshunds.
Angel, according to what little the shelter knew of her, was breeder
stock: that is, she'd been caged for life, pumping out puppies, and
then discarded when she was no longer useful. She spent one winter's
night at the shelter—in the back of an unheated van from which she
couldn't be coaxed.
Angel needed to have quite a number of her teeth removed, and
maintaining the few she still has requires constant attention. Her
expenses mounted to $850.22 in her first six
months out of the shelter—just in unexpected medical and dental
Originally christened Dutchess Carro of Kroth, Lady did not tolerate
the shelter at all, barking
nonstop at other dogs—who nearly took her life when she challenged some
40 of them in the common yard. After she was resuscitated and the mud
and blood were cleaned out
of her eyes and wounds, she was confined to a towel-covered kennel to
reduce her antagonizing the other dogs she could see and hear. She
was so stressed out she was losing her hair; she was clearly in great
Lady needed to have all but three of her teeth removed. Rotting in her
head, they'd obviously been causing her constant pain for a number of
years. Two fistulas (holes), one on either side of her mouth,
communicated between her mouth and nostrils where teeth were missing,
and whenever she'd eat
or drink, she would
sneeze constantly to clear her nose. A blood vessel was actually
exposed in the right fistula, and she could have bled profusely just by
eating something hard that got into the hole and nicked the blood
vessel. She cost over $3,000 in surgeries
and follow-ups in her first year out of the shelter. Her tongue
now lolls out of her mouth because of her missing teeth.
Lady's personality has been completely transformed. Although she's over
nine years old now and certainly spends lots of time sleeping, she's no
longer angry with life, she plays with other dogs, and she has become a
most loyal companion.
We know nothing about Casey's history at all. In his time at the
enjoyed playing with the other dogs but definitely hungered for human
He's a delight to be with. He loves to play and wrestle, and
he keeps the others young. Even though he was in great health,
if a bit overweight, his first four months' care still cost $484.07.
want to go home
So those are the reasons we've established this charity: We know there
are so many dogs and cats in need, and it can be unbelievably costly to
bring them home.
Shelters are a great and necessary service to our furry friends, but
it's not enough to simply warehouse our unwanted pets; they need a real
home, and that
takes real love and costs real money.
Every pet deserves a good
home. Won't you Join