Meet the Residents

  • Spike – Forever Foster

    Age: 14

    Spike is an eleven-year-old Chinese crested. He came to the Sanctuary when his mom passed away and his dad went into a nursing home. He came to us with the usual skin problems indigenous to his breed and an eye condition that requires a variety of eye drops multiple times a day. Spike is an affectionate fellow and enjoys car outings and MacDonald’s hamburgers. He’s has bonded and is now spending most of his time with our volunteer, Emily.

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  • BooBoo – Forever Foster

    Age: 16

    Darling little BooBoo is a blind 13-year-old poodle mix who was abandoned by his family in North Carolina. They dropped him off at their vet and walked away. When we saw his sad story, we immediately went into action and had him transported to us by wonderful volunteers. We fixed him up and sent out a plea for a new forever home. But he stole our hearts and we just couldn’t let him go, so we adopted him. Now he has the comfort, love, and safety of never being abandoned again. He is such a snuggle bug and is now a HWAH Forever Foster with Nancy and her family.

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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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  • Bear – Forever Foster

    Age: 16

    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!!!!

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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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  • Marlie

    Age: 14

    Dixie and Marlie had lived their entire lives in a local community of Sisters, however, the Sisters have been relocated, all but one to nursing homes. So they were unable to keep their beloved pups, and we are glad to welcome them to HWAH

    Dixie was a spayed female Rat Terrier. She was friendly and incredibly loving, but we lost her March 8th 2019 after a trying illness of pancreatitis.

    Her companion, Marlie, is a neutered male toy Australian Shepherd. He is a very dedicated, affectionate, faithful and loving boy.  We enjoy teaching Marlie more tricks. Marlie also takes very seriously the herding characteristic of his breed.

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  • Coco the Bichon

    Age: 14

    Coco’s Owner had to give her up as she was no longer able to give her the care she needed. Coco was suffering greatly and in pain with dental disease, bladder stones and tumors on the back of her legs and skin allergies. Coco has gone through bladder surgery and had her tumors removed. Now after surgery we are gaining her trust.

    You can imagine that she had to be in a lot of pain for a long time so she is hesitant to be picked up but once she trusts you she really enjoys lap time and brushing.

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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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  • Tator

    Age: 10

    Tator was rescued by PetConnect Rescue. They asked for our help to evaluate him as he was pooping and peeing in his crate. We are guessing that he spent his life in a crate and this was normal for him. So we kept a close eye on him, and taught him to poop outside. He is extremely shy and would run and hide when anyone walked in the door. Slowly but surely, he has started venturing out when people arrive. He has even started letting some people hold him and pet him. He has come a long way from the scared little man he was. He is such a cutie and we are thrilled to see him thrive with our pack.

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