Meet the Residents

  • Piper

    Age: 5

    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.

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  • Toby – Piper’s Pals

    Age: 11

    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!

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  • Tillie

    Age: 4

    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.

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  • Jamison – Forever Foster

    Age: 19

    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

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  • Happy

    Happy

    Age: 16

    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.

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  • Molly – Piper’s Pals

    Age: 13

    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! 

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  • Poppy – Forever Foster

    Age: 16

    When Poppy arrived at HWAH she was suffering terribly with skin allergies. Much of her hair was missing and her teeth were a mess. Poppy’s Mom had not been able to care for her as she herself had to go into a nursing home, and her family reached out to us. The moment we met this girl, we fell in love. She is ADORABLE! Her personality is LOVEBUG. Poppy is a Forever Foster with Lori and John and their other HWAH Forever Foster pup, Bear.

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  • Marlie

    Age: 14

    Marlie (and his companion Dixie now passed) had lived their entire lives in a local community of Sisters, but once they were unable to keep their beloved pups, and we are glad to welcome them to HWAH

    Marlie, is a neutered male toy Australian Shepherd. He is a very dedicated, affectionate, faithful and loving boy. Marlie also takes very seriously the herding characteristic of his breed. Here, Marlie is snuggled up next to the little stuffed pup that has the heartbeat…

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  • Marco

    Age: 14

    Marco was at the PG County shelter when we were told that they were full and were going to start euthanizing dogs to make room for more. He was marked as a fear biter. He bit a couple people at the shelter, and other than horrid dental disease, was in good health. So we transported him to us, gave him a dental and grooming, and kept him in a pen to evaluate his behavior.
    Boy were they ever wrong! Marco is the sweetest, most loving dog! If someone is sitting down, you can guarantee that boy will be in their lap. He gets excited whenever he sees his favorite people. He is a very happy, silly pup.

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