Piper’s beginnings were not so bright and hopeful – she was only 6 pounds at 6 months old and came to us for hospice care because she was not thriving and her Vet recommended euthanasia. Our job was to love her for as long as we could and then let her go…..and that is what she has been doing ever since she arrived at HWAH…. Going and going and going – just like that Energizer Bunny!!! It was touch and go in the beginning with lots of Vet visits and lots of medications and special care, many frightening stays in the ER….but once this little girl experienced the crazy love that everyone at the Sanctuary had for her she didn’t dare leave us. She is full of beans and is animated, spirited and lively and when she is not bouncing around she is snuggling and giving licks and LOVE.
Toby – Piper’s Pals
Toby is part Poodle, Havanese and Pomeranian! He’s the most handsome pup ever. He has a frozen rear leg, but that doesn’t stop him from jumping on the couch and snuggling in. He is NOT a fan of Thunderstorms, so we have to cover his head up to keep him safe. He loves to play with squeaky toys! He is very particular with his eating habits….meaning he needs to eat on a cutting board! We love him!
Bear – Forever Foster
Bear was left behind when his owner could no longer care for him. He arrived at HWAH with toenails so long that it hurt him to walk. He needed to be neutered, have a good teeth cleaning and a tumor removed. Bear has come through all of his medical challenges with flying colors and is now living with one of our HWAH Angels, Lori. Bear is joining Lori and her husband John and their other rescue senior pup, Poppy. Lori is truly practicing Love Lives Here!!!!
Gianni, a dashing Balinese came to HWAH along with his “brother” Giorgio, now passed. These two beautiful boy kitties were loved deeply by their family. When a family member developed severe allergies they came to live at HWAH. The other family members who are not allergic visit HWAH to spend time loving him and giving him a good brushing.
He is a calm and sweet cat who has quite a Fan Club among the Kitty volunteers. Our Wednesday volunteer, Angela, loves to give Gianni a bath and blow dry. He loves it, but seems to be camera shy…
Tillie is one of our special needs pups. She was paralyzed a year ago and came to us for help. Tillie had been in rehab for a couple months to strengthen her back legs and she has worked SO hard to get her little legs working again. With a lot of love and therapy, she is able to walk and run again. Maybe not the most graceful, but we think she is a miracle dog. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our little girl.
Jamison – Forever Foster
Jamison (a.k.a. Jamie) was rescued from a local hoarding situation January 1, 2016. He was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center and stayed there for about two months. He came to HWAH March 3, 2016.
When Susan saw Jamie the second day he was there, he looked like a decrepit old man. We are pleased to report Jamie is now with his Forever Foster family, Susan, Joe and furry friends
Our boy, Happy, is true to his name. This jovial and bouncy Bichon Frise enjoys every minute of his life, despite the fact that he’s lost the use of his back legs. Unfortunately, neurological consults and physical therapy confirmed that his condition can’t be corrected. But Happy doesn’t let it stop him! He can run races in his “doggie wheels,” and make his way around the Sanctuary on his own. Happy sleeps in his own crib and loves to be cuddled by his favorite people. His former family loved him and still visits him occasionally, but just couldn’t handle the demands of caring for a paraplegic pup.
Molly – Piper’s Pals
Molly has the face of an angel! One look at her and you melt. She is completely blind, but you would never know it! She uses the pet door and finds her way up the ramp and into the house!
And boy oh boy does she love her bully sticks. She will chomp on them for hours to occupy her time, and then fall asleep in the craziest places!
Raja…. loves his cozy bed. Try as we might to get him to sleep in the Doggie Den, Kitchen or Office he always goes back down to the Sunroom and finds a soft bed to snuggle in. He is an 18yr old pup whose parent can no longer care for him. He is a true little character!!
He is a solitary Gent. I have to tell you a little about him. He doesn’t see well or hear well either so when he is outside walking around I have to sneak up behind him and then quickly scoop him up to bring him back in. He is always calm and allows it and i ALWAYS think if it were me I would be totally terrified of someone grabbing me from behind.