Trooper is a 3 year old Rottie, that spent 2 years living on the streets of Elizabeth, NJ with a broken leg. Once he was rescued by some wonderful people at All Star Pet Rescue, his rear leg had to be amputated.
Now, Trooper has healed and the missing rear leg does not slow him down one bit. He is currently in foster care, but what he really needs is a loving and caring forever home. He loves people and is great with other dogs.
Let us know if you would like to meet Trooper and give him what he deserves…a loving home.
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Sara is a 1-2 year old sweet chocolate Lab/ Pit mix. She is great with people as well as with other dogs. She is very smart and is responding well to training.
She does not have any physical special needs, but Sara was suffering from serious kennel stress at a shelter and had to be removed from that environment.
Sara needs daily exercise and proper leadeship. If you would like to meet this great dog please contact us.
Penny is about 3 yrs old and was left in a crate on the front steps of the Maplewood animal control officer’s residence last winter. Penny was denied admittance by two local animal shelters.
Best Friends were contacted and took her in. For now, she is doing well in her foster home but she really needs more attention and would surely thrive in a “forever home”.
Penny has Ankyloking Spondylitis, (a chronic, inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease.) It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroilium in the pelvis, causing eventual fusion of the spine. She will need ongoing medical supervision although the vet feels that for now her condition has stabilized. Penny has a brand new set of wheels, custom made for her by “Eddie’s Wheels” with all the bells and whistles. She is still resisting the wheels but, again, she needs someone who is willing to work with her on a more regular basis.
Penny’s foster mom says the following about this little girl:
“Penny loves to cuddle. She never gives up with walking. Even though she can’t walk very well, that doesn’t stop her from trying. She goes swimming in the bath tub to get clean and to help her legs. She doesn’t mind the water and she does the doggy paddle pretty well, (she has a life vest in case she gets too tired). She’s a fighter, despite everything that she’s been through, she isn’t giving up. She loves people and other animals.”
”She knows to go to the bathroom outside but in cold weather she knows to go on the wee wee pads. She’s has a funny personality, is eager to please, loves attention and loves to give kisses.”
Are you that special someone that can take on the challenge this special needs dog, accompanied with a bundle of some serious love?
Truffle is a beautiful, sweet and affectionate guinea pig whose owner contacted a local animal hospital and wanted to give Truffle away. The owner also stated that if Truffle does not have a new home within 2 days, Truffle would be “discarded”.
The animal hospital contacted Tina Cox, a woman who has a passion for these wonderful creatures. Tina has rescued many “piggies” in the past including two through SNK9 and has seven of her own.
The time was of the essence, and Tina contacted Special Needs K9. We put the information and request for help on facebook and received an almost immediate response from Frannie, who runs Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue along with her friend Jamie.
Frannie said she would take Truffle. We picked him up at the animal hospital and transported him into the safe hands of Frannie (see photo), who actually gave him the name “Truffle”. She said, “new name for a new beginning”.
Special Needs K9 would like to thank the team of people who helped save Truffle’s life, including the people at Dumont Animal Hospital, Tina Cox, Frannie and Jamie of Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue!