(Closed) Rescue pups then and now– the power of a little TLC!

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Post # 3
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@NeverMoreLenore:  You made me tear up.  This makes me soooo happy!

Post # 6
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@NeverMoreLenore:  I can’t find a pic right now, but my Darling Husband has rescued a jack Russell who was pretty skinny and when I met them omg he was so overweight! I guess Darling Husband over loved him! With alotta work he’s at a healthy weight of 22 pounds now I’m so proud! Lol here’s a pic of him now, along with my baby who was not a rescue-whoops! 

Post # 7
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This was Fleury the week we got him. He was just a tiny thing. And he slept. A lot. I thought we killed him. 


This is “middle age” Fleury. Living the party life. 

This is Fleury now. We’re old and all we do is sleep again. πŸ™‚


Sorry for for a million pictures. I just can’t resist!!!!!


Post # 8
747 posts
Busy bee

The top pic is from I think about a month or two after we adopted our Georgia girl, so she was about 5-6 months, still pretty thin.  Juuuust about growing out of her puppy shirt πŸ™‚

Bottom pic is from a camping trip a couple weeks ago…this is one of my fave pics of her!  She looks so calm and regal, which she normally ISN’T at all.  She’s usually this turbo-engine ball who cannot be properly photographed, as she’s perpetually in motion…:)


Post # 10
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@NeverMoreLenore:  I totally is! Fleury was a party machine when we first got him. Anytime we would set an adult beverage down he would drink it and subsequently throw up. We almost named him “RC Hurley” with RC standing for Rum and Coke. We got a coffee table and his binge drinking stopped. πŸ˜‰

Post # 11
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We got our little guy, a softcoated wheaten terrier, in June at about 10 weeks old. He was rescued from a petshop and was suffering from pheumonia and completely malnurished. He was 5 lbs when we got him, which is about 10 lbs under his ideal weight for his age. The vet thinks his growth may be stunted due to the malnourishment.

Now he is a rambunctious and healthy 7 month old puppy. He currently weighs about 25 lbs and seems like he grows every night! We had already had a 3 year old dog, so its been a lot of work taking care of a puppy again but he’s been the perfect addition to our family.

Post # 12
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

This is my first rescue, Falcor. He was still a puppy, but he was very thin, had mange and a raging ear infection. He was also covered in pee and poo.

This is the day we brought him home.

This is when the mange started showing itself more. It took over half of his face and feet by the time the treatment starting working. He had to go to the vet weekly for treatment baths for a month.

And this is Falcor now. He’s a stunner, I must say. He still has problems with ear infections because one of his ears never fully formed. Its almost completely closed on the inside. He also has limited hearing in that ear.




And then there’s Judas. He was a stray running around in a storm. He was skin and bones and had heartworms.


You can see how thin he was in this picture. All of his rib and spine bones were visible.





And this is him now.





Post # 16
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NeverMoreLenore:  I love this thread!!  I feel like such a braggy Mom because I posted pictures of her earlier today, but I’ve been sitting on my bum all evening because I was too tired after work to do anything else!!  

This is my little Jillybelly!! I found her picture on petfinder.org & she reminded me of the other dog in the 2nd picture who was my first love & I just had to meet her.  She had been dumped off in the night box at a shelter & was obviously abused.  She was very afraid of my husband and pretty much all men, but treats did the trick & now she loves everyone!  She was really sick when I inquired about her & we couldn’t even meet her for a few months until they figured out what was wrong.  She ended up having pancreatitis and we have just had to put a powder in her food all her life.  She was about 12lbs full grown when we took her home & she’s 16lbs now.  She’s still pretty slim at 16 but she eats so much!!!  Twice as much as her little brother who’s a little truck!!  They weren’t really sure exactly how old she was when we first got her because they figured she’d been sick for a long time, but the vets are pretty sure she’s about 14 now.  She’s deaf & blind now and still so sweet & I just adore her!!  

I couldn’t get my pictures in order. Oh well…  This is her now…

This is when she first came home.  She’s sitting on my Grandma’s lap with Lenny.  He was my first rescue.  I adopted him when I was 19 years old with my best friend and he made my life complete.  He brought joy to so many people and tought me so much.  He is the reason I am such a dog lover and suporter of rescue.  Jilly is wearing the pink sweatshirt because she was so thin & didn’t have all of her hair so she would shake in the cold.

This is her at probably her healthiest.  Full of energy, healthy weight & all of her hair.  She looks like such a puppy!! I haven’t looked at it in while, it’s amazing how much she’s aged πŸ™

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