Rescued from the Unthinkable

Meet the newest member of our family. This precious 14 year old toy poodle was brought to a veterinarian to be euthanized… for being old and having a too pricey dental bill. 

Lucky for this little guy, the veterinarian refused to put a healthy animal down and asked the owners to surrender the dog to the clinic.  This awesome doctor did a dental with extractions, blood work, vaccinations, and had him groomed. She then called the owners offering him back, with a clean bill of health, and a makeover. They refused, and still surrendered their family member of 14 years.

We could be angry, or, be grateful that these pet owners chose to surrender the dog rather than just dropping him off at the humane society. Sometimes we hear stories like these and can’t help ourselves from losing faith in people as pet owners. Fortunately, I’m pretty sure it’s no coincidence that almost simultaneously we find those with kindness and compassion in greater numbers.

Many thanks to the pet hospital that was not only willing to put in the time, effort, expense, and added responsibilities of fostering this little guy… but for giving him the right to enjoy his gift of life to the fullest.

Welcome home new friend, for whatever time you have left, you can count on our love and every comfort you deserve.



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amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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17 Responses to Rescued from the Unthinkable

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  2. So glad he has a home for the rest of his days, where his worth isn’t dependent on how much his vet bills are. I can see surrendering an animal if one can’t afford it anymore–heartbreaking but at least they’d be making sure it was adopted. But I am too familiar with people who think an animal’s worth stops at a certain dollar amount if anything goes wrong. As a kid I lost some beloved pets due to my parents decision they were “not worth it.” I still ache, thinking about the darling kitten my mom backed over with the car, then had put to sleep because she didn’t think it was ‘worth it’ to have the kitten’s broken leg fixed. In my fantasies, I like to think the vet cared for and rehomed the kitten, but in reality I know that wasn’t likely what happened. It taught me that many people view life as disposable. I refused to absorb that lesson myself.

    • tbnranch says:

      I heard stories like that often when I worked at vet clinics. However, you’ll be happy to hear that usually an employee takes on the responsibility of caring for an unwanted or injured pet. Hope knowing that will ease your pain.

  3. He sure is lucky to have so many wonderful people caring for him! 🙂

  4. I’m just in tears reading this. Partly because the puppy’s eyes look all red like he’s been crying too. Thank you so much for doing this. I know you can’t save them all, but you made the right decision on taking this one. Plus he looks like a long lost twin to my grandpa’s dog whom I grew up with for at least 14 years.

  5. Oh well done for rescuing him, poor little fella, but he has a good home now

  6. rusty says:

    Yes !! BIG smile here !!! Kudos to the veterinarian also !!!!! (y)

  7. What an incredible story! You are a good person. As is that veterinarian.

  8. Tammy Jaros says:

    What a special little guy!

  9. Joe says:

    Awesome ending my friend! I’d admit like Littlesundog that tears were called for but you know I’m too much a man for tears…Bwaaaa waaa waaa boo hoo…sniff…snort… I must have come down with an allergy of some sort just now. Nothing to see here, move along now 🙂

  10. Littlesundog says:

    Oh, Amy… this brings tears to my eyes. You just melted my heart with this story. Thank you for taking this little guy into your home. And what a wonderful vet and staff to do all that they did!

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