Help Our Dogs In Need
Berlin Needs Our Help - Surgery!
Wags & Walks rescue discovered Berlin at the shelter, an unclaimed stray dog with a leg injury causing her to limp with pain. We knew we had to rescue Berlin and help her get well. Her injury turned out to be much more serious than we would have thought, requiring urgent surgery to repair her leg to relieve her pain. The surgery is critical and the recovery process will be intense, she will likely need physical therapy as well.
Everyone that meets Berlin is smitten with her gentle sweet demeanor. Despite her pain, Berlin always has a smile on her face and is eager to make new friends. Please help us to help Berlin live a pain-free life.
Wags & Walks Saves Meat Market Dogs
While Wags and Walks is committed to helping save dogs in need throughout Los Angeles, we also feel compelled to step up in times of crisis. The abuse and slaughtering of dogs for the Yulin Meat Market has to end. Therefore, Wags and Walks has teamed up with Los Santos Rescue, who is boots on the ground in China, and have dedicated their time fighting the dog meat trade and helping the dogs of China. We have committed to bringing a group of at least 7 dogs to safety and will need to raise the money before they are able to be transported. We will be picking the puppies up from LAX and taking them straight to the vet to be properly treated, vaccinated, and monitored. From here, we will move them to foster homes where they will begin their long road to recovery.
In addition to taking on their medical bills, these pups will need the help of experts and trainers to help the adjust and socialize into their new life.
Once they are ready, we will post them for adoption and work to find their forever family!
Sweet Betty needs Eye Surgery
This lil cutie is Betty, Wags and Walks rescued her from the shelter with a condition known as "cherry eye" - her tear glands are swollen and protruding. Betty has a severe case of cherry eye in both eyes, requiring surgical correction. Although the cherry isn't painful, it is not safe or healthy to leave them sticking out. Betty will have a delicate procedure to tuck and hold the glands back into place . We know that once Betty has this surgery, she will have no problem getting adopted - please help us help Betty get the surgery that she needs so that she can find her forever home!
Help Sammy Overcome Crippling Pain
When Wags and Walks got Sammy we noticed that something wasn't right with his hind end.
We hoped it was just that he had been kept in a crate too much and not exercised.
To be certain before placing him, we took him to vet where we received the shocking news that he had crippling case of hip displaysia--the worst the vet had ever seen--requiring immediate surgery to correct this painful condition.
His first of 2 surgeries (one for each hip) is scheduled for next week and we need to raise $7500 to cover the (discounted) costs of the process.
We are grateful that Sammy is in a wonderful foster home who loves him and who is dedicated to his well-being. After the surgeries Sammy is expected to live a long and healthy life.
We are committed to doing everything we can to bring this sweet soul out of pain and into a state of health, comfort and love.
Pup broke an arm- emergency surgery
Sporty Spice is from a litter of pups that we rescued and named after the Spice Girls. This sassy little chihuahua pup managed to break her arm! A double compound fracture which requires immediate emergency surgery for optimal repair. One of the best orthopedic surgeons in LA agreed to perform the surgery right away. Sporty will have a long road of recovery ahead of her, but with surgery and physical therapy we can save the leg and ensure that she will walk well again!
Gertie is Suffering From Pneumonia
Sweet Gertie needs our help! After being saved by Wags & Walks, Gertie was showing symptoms of what we thought was kennel cough but it was much more serious than that. She quickly declined and had to be hospitalized for pneumonia. Gertie is undergoing medical treatment, but her care is costly and we have many dogs with medical needs at any given time. Would you please give to help Gertie and other dogs like her?
Surgeries For Eloise
Eloise was found on the street, scared and confused. She was brought to Wags and Walks and we thought she might be pregnant because her belly was swollen and lumpy. She went straight to the vet where they determined that she isn't pregnant but her lumpy belly is due to numerous mammary tumors and a large hernia.
Help DJ Get Back on Her Feet
DJ is a very lucky pup! She was brought into a City shelter as a stray with a broken leg, likely from being hit by a car while on the run. Our rescue team happened to be at the shelter when she was brought in and immediately said we would take her and get her fixed up. Surgery was the only option because the break was so high up on her leg - the bones needed to be aligned and a metal pin implanted to keep everything in place. Sweet DJ needs to rest for 4 weeks to heal properly, very challenging for a young rambunctious pup! After her resting/healing period, DJ will need a month of physical therapy rehab to ensure optimal use of the leg.
Benji's Knee Surgery
Wags and Walks rescued Benji from the shelter and almost immediately noticed he had a little limp and would hold his leg up when walking/running. Benji went to see our orthopedic vet who confirmed that he has luxating patellas (unstable knee caps that pop in and out of place.) One leg is worse than the other and needs to be surgically corrected. Little Benji will feel so much better after his knee is repaired.
He will have surgery this month followed by 6 weeks of intense physical therapy. Please help us cover the cost of his surgery and therapy by giving today and sharing his stories.
Elle Has Two Fractured Legs
Sweet Elle was rescued by the Wags & Walks team! Unfortunately, our team noticed something visibly wrong with her leg.
After taking her to a vet partner for X-rays, it turns out she actually has two fractures - one in each leg! She is currently undergoing treatment that helps increase the blood flow in her legs and after her surgery for the fractures, she will begin her rehabilitation treatment.
Nick Needs FHO Surgery
Nick is a 10 month old German Shepard who was found as a stray after being hit by a car. He was rushed to East Valley Shelter where Wags and Walks rescued him and is committed to his care.