Loved at Last Dog Rescue helps stray dogs from many countries, but dogs from Iran make up some of our most worrisome cases. Even before COVID-19 it was difficult to get Iranian dogs to safe and loving forever homes, but now the situation has become critical. Dogs that already have anxious families waiting for them here in Canada are stuck in Iran due to reduced … Continue reading HELP BRING OUR RESCUED DOGS HOME: The desperate need for volunteers to help our Iranian dogs reach their forever homes.
It’s easy to fall in love with easy-going pups that tug at the heart-strings – especially those with adorable faces and sad stories. Unfortunately, a quick reality check reminds us that not every dog fits this description. Those of us who have spent time helping to rescue dogs can bring-to-mind seemingly unmanageable cases – dogs that won’t let anyone get near to them due to … Continue reading CAGE RAGE! What it is and how to manage it.
When Eddie first arrived at my house as a new Loved at Last Dog Rescue foster, I had never cared for a blind dog before. Sure, I had lots of experience with special needs dogs (dogs with mobility problems and behavior issues), but this was different. I really wondered how things were going to work out. I reached out to a friend who had experience … Continue reading FOSTER DOG OF THE WEEK: Eddie will steal your heart.
A few weeks ago, Loved at Last Dog Rescue was involved in the rescue of a dog in Iran with a severely fractured jaw. Champion was unable to eat and was slowly starving to death. Thanks to the rescue efforts of some concerned citizens in Iran and Loved at Last Dog Rescue, Champion received desperately needed surgical treatment and medication and is well on her … Continue reading AN UPDATE ON SOME OF OUR SPECIAL DOGS: Champion is healing well, and the Mexican puppies have all found their forever homes!
Have you considered adopting a rescued street-dog, or better yet have you already offered one a loving forever home? Research suggests that former free-ranging (stray) dogs generally do very well when placed with a family that understands their unique needs. However, there is a lot of learning that must take place on the part of both the dog and the adopter. It is during this … Continue reading TIME-LOVE-CONSISTENCY: What every adopter needs to know about rescued street-dogs.
In some countries, dogs face especially harsh conditions even if they are healthy. In Iran where dogs are routinely persecuted, and cruelly killed just because they are dogs, life for the canine species is difficult and often short. For a dog that is injured or disabled, the fight to stay alive becomes even more desperate. Thankfully, there are people in Iran who courageously work on … Continue reading A TRUE CHAMPION: A starving dog with a broken jaw gets lifesaving surgery and hope for the future!