Sponsor A Special Dog

On this page: Senior Dogs, Special Needs Dogs, Sponsorship Levels, How to Get Started, Other ways You Can Help

Why Do Dogs Need Sponsorship

Two types of dogs need sponsorship: Senior Dogs and Special Needs Dogs

Dogs Available for Sponsorship

Please note that dogs can have more than one sponsor. Thank you.

Dog Description Sponsor
Bart

Bart. 15yo terrier x. Bad arthritis and teeth. He's had dental treatment. Rescued from a pound. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: The Junction Hairdressers.


Silver sponsor: Elise Lane.

Bessie is available for adoption

Bessie. 8yo, small mixed breed. She has an active dermal haemangiosarcoma and has had a tumour removed. She is undergoing further testing and is unlikely to be able to be adopted due to her health concerns.

Gold sponsors: Yvette Warrington & Riley Gore

Binni is available for sponsorship

Binni. 8yo, Maltese x Shih Tzu. This dear girl was abused. She lost one eye and has two bad knees. She is fearful, especially of groomers and phones. We're not sure if she will be well enough to be adopted one day.

Platinum sponsor: Selena Costelloe

Bonnie

Bonnie. 14+ yo, Maltese. Multiple health issues including blindness. Currently being treated for an eye ulcer, dementia, arthritis, and a skin condition. She has had a dental and mammary cancers removed. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Don Hill

Bonnie the Labrador

Bonnie. 10yo, purebred Labrador. When Bonnie came into care she was badly fly bitten and in poor condition. She requires cataract surgery costing $7,000. She is on a special diet. She must stay with her lifelong friend Sasha the Labrador. Bonnie and Sasha will be available for adoption once their health improves.

Platinum sponsor: Meredith Tavener

Sasha the Labrador

Sasha. 10yo, purebred Labrador. When Sasha came into care she was badly fly bitten and in poor condition. She is on a special diet, has arthritis and needs to have regular injections. She must stay with her lifelong friend Bonnie the Labrador. Sasha and Bonnie will be available for adoption once their health improves.


Platinum sponsor: Meredith Tavener

Buddy is available for sponsorship

Buddy, 7yo wolfhound x. Requires a special diet which is expensive. He's been waiting a long time for adoption. He is available for adoption as a pair with his mother Crystal

Silver Sponsor: Brooke Mooney

Crystal is available for sponsorship

Crystal, 12yo wolfhound x, (mother of Buddy). Has arthritis. Requires a special diet which is expensive. She's been waiting a long time for adoption. She is available for adoption as a pair with her son Buddy

Silver Sponsor: Brooke Mooney

Chester

Chester. 11 year old, male, Maltese. Luxating patellas (moving kneecaps) in both hind legs. Due to his health issues he can't be adopted

Gold sponsor: Heather Duckworth.

Gold sponsor: Tom Lacey.

Silver sponsor: Sharon Taylor.

China

China. 5yo Shih Tzu. She is the most beautiful little girl but she has some challenging behavioural issues due to an unhappy past. Her foster carer is gaining her trust and working to rehabilitate her. China will only let herself be groomed by one groomer who is very gentle with her. She has been in care since January 2017 and more time is needed to work on her issues before hopefully she will be ready for adoption one day.

Gold sponsor: Bec Pope.

Bronze sponsor: Denise Morris.

Dixie

Dixie, 2yo Maltese x Shih Tzu. He is only very young yet he came to us with cataracts giving him very poor eyesight leading inevitably to blindness. We arranged for surgery to remove the cataracts and he is recovering and already showing improved vision. His surgery cost $7,000 so we’re fundraising to help pay for it: You can donate on his GoFundMe page. Dixie will be available for adoption once he has recovered.

Gold sponsor: Annakin Family

Ebony is seeking sponsorship

Ebony, 12yo mini foxy. She was severely abused and then dumped in a pound. She was terrified when DRN rescued her. This poor, sweet girl is still very timid and afraid of the world. Due to her age and emotional trauma she will not be available for adoption. She will remain in her loving foster home, with her expenses paid by DRN.

Silver sponsor: Joy Walmsley

Ella is available for sponsorship

Ella, 4yo Mastiff x. She came into care almost two years ago with hip dysplasia which unfortunately can't be corrected with surgery. She will remain in foster care with regular reassessments. Despite an impaired gait, Ella is a patient, happy girl who shows her affection by giving hugs and constantly wagging her tail.

Platinum sponsor: Ella Gollan

Fraiser

Fraiser. 14 year old Maltese x. He has arthritis, failing eyesight, is partially deaf and has various skin irritations. He is also prone to ear infections so that needs to be closely monitored in case medication is required. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Julie Hatton.

Bronze sponsor: Pam Arnold.

Girly

Girly. 12 year old border collie x. She has several health issues requiring medication. She needs to stay with her best friend Tex. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Gina DiMaria.

Bronze sponsor: Margaret Humphries from Tassie Dane Rescue.

Tex

Tex. 13 year old yellow Labrador. He has several health issues requiring medication. He needs to stay with his best friend Girly. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Gina DiMaria.

Bronze sponsor: James Burns.

Tex

Jacko, 10yo terrier mix, was waiting for adoption for over two years along with his mate Tinkerbelle. Sadly, Tinkerbelle recently passed away. Jack is missing his best friend but when he is ready he will be available for adoption again. Until then, he is safe in foster care.

Silver sponsor: Joanne Stanley

Lilly

Lilly. 18 year old Silky Terrier. She has leukemia, a heart murmer, and is toothless. She has lived longer than the vets expected. Though she spends most of the day sleeping, she still gets excited when her lead comes out! She lives in a retirement village where she is well known and much loved. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Silver sponsor: Danielle Gulliver

Marley

Marley. 5yo greyhound, came to us with a painful limp from an untreated shoulder injury. We don’t know her history; the disability could be a result of a racing injury, fall, or neglect. She has been in care a very long time getting treatment from various specialists to try to help her walk without pain. We hope that she will be well enough to be adopted one day.

Platinum sponsor: Kym Butler.

Platinum sponsor: The Copetti Family, in memory of Jewell.

Gold sponsor: Dianne Wheeler.

Max

Max T. 13 year old terrier x. Various health issues. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Susan Kilham.

Gold sponsor: Annakin Family

Max

Max M. 5 yo terrier x spaniel, came from a dog hoarder and never knew a kind word or gentle touch. He is terrified of other people and the outside world in general and suffers from night terrors. Due to his many emotional problems, he will never be able to be adopted but will stay in his foster home where he feels safe.

Gold sponsor: Michelle O'Leary.

Bronze sponsor: Laura Marland

Missy

Miley. 7yr old golden lab. She came into care as a malnourished, underweight girl who has had many litters. As a result of over breeding she has multiple mammary tumors, which will probably require extensive surgery. Not available for adoption due to her health.

Gold sponsor: Joanne Stanley

Missy

Missy. 10 year old Chihuahua x. DRN found Missy in the pound in terrible condition; starved and with an untreated injury to one of her legs. We brought her into care and found that she also has colitis. She's on a very special diet which needs constant monitoring so she is not available for adoption.

Gold sponsor: Annakin Family

Molly

Mocha. 9 month old Greyhound x German Shorthaired Pointer came into care after being starved and neglected. Her foster carer is working hard to help her gain weight and improve condition. Mocha needs fish oil, probiotics, good quality puppy dry food, and real meat. She is an affectionate girl who is enjoys company. She will be available for adoption when she is fully healthy.

Platinum sponsor Selena Costelloe

Molly

Molly H. 11yo Maltese, has congestive heart failure (on medication), collapsing trachea (on medication), failing eyesight and hearing. She has had dental work and been treated for a skin condition. She is unlikely to be suitable for adoption.


Bronze sponsor: Barbara Warren

Molly the Shih Tzu

Molly M. 10yo Shih Tzu, came into care with 3 other senior dogs. Molly was loved and well fed but her owner was 88 years old and could not walk or groom her. We found Molly had more than 6 bad teeth so they were removed by DRN vets. The vet also found that she has a heart condition which requires daily medication. Due to her health she won't be available for adoption.

Gold sponsor: Lara Stuttard

Molly the Shih Tzu

Molly S. 11 year old Shih Tzu, has a hernia, prolapsed uterus, and trouble with her ears. She has been in foster care for 18 months and is receiving a lot of veterinary care. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Jane Sullivan

Nikki

Nikki. 2 yo kelpie x cattle dog, had a dislocated hip that was never fixed, apparently for a very long time. She was not able to use it so it has basically wasted away. She has had surgery and needs ongoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Her prognosis is promising and we expect she will be available for adoption once she's fully recovered.

Silver sponsor: Caitlin Hayter

Oscar

Oscar. 10 year old golden retriever. He has a bladder condition requiring medication and a catheter. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Kirstie Frost

Porridge is available for sponsorship

Porridge, 12 year old, small mixed breed. He has lost most of his sight and hearing. He has to be supervised in the backyard because he can get lost. He has Cushings disease and needs dental work. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Ashleigh Anderson

Rex

Rex, 1.5yo Chihuahua x. He was abused before rescue and is afraid of men and children so has been waiting a long time for a special adopter who will love him anyway. See Rex's profile and photos.

Platinum sponsor: Doreen Hobbs

Silver sponsor: Danielle White

Rosie is available for sponsorship

Rosie. 12 week old Whippet x. She had eight vet visits and was hospitalised for two days during her first month in care. She is underweight, has ongoing gastrointestinal problems and has food intolerances. She has an abscess in her left eye. She is on a number of medications. She is often in pain and needs weekly vet visits. We are hoping that she will be well enough to be adopted one day.

Silver sponsor: Danielle White

Roxy is available for sponsorship

Roxy. 14 month old American Mastiff was diagnosed with a Haemangiosarcoma (cancer of blood vessel cells). We were not given a life span estimate due to how aggressive the cancer is. She is on a special diet consisting of real meat, fish, prescription dry food, and natural remedies. She loves treats, daily walks and socialising with the neighbours. Palliative care.

 

Ruby is available for sponsorship

Ruby, 5 yo kelpie x was handed into a pound one day after giving birth to 8 puppies. She was emaciated, dehydrated and very scared. DRN was able to save her and her pups the next day. Her puppies are doing great and will be ready for adoption in late September. Ruby will need more time to regain her strength after having so many litters but will eventually be ready for adoption.

Platinum sponsors: Surmount Maintenance Australia

Platinum sponsors: West Wallsend Newsagency

Saffron

Saffon. 7yo Maltese. Problems with her knees and hips causing pain and affecting toileting. She also has a heart murmur and adbdominal lymphoma. Unlikely to be well enough to be adopted.

Platinum sponsor: Jane Sullivan

Snowy

Snowy. 13yo+, female, Chihuahua x. Skin issues and dementia. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Gold sponsor: Louise Outram *In Memory of Captain*

Stanley is available for adoption

Stanley. 8 week old, large mixed breed. He has abnormalities with his ligaments and growth plates requiring massages and a special low protein diet. He will be seeing a specialist orthopaedic veterinarian. He will be available for adoption after treatment.

 

Tessie

Tessie, 15 to 16yo terrier, has been in foster care for 2 years. Sweet, incredibly loving, brave and stubborn, Tessie has overcome many emotional and physical challenges. She has diabetes, requiring injections morning and evening. She has mammary tumours, some heart failure and an abdominal hernia. Her lower jaw is wired, necessary when her jaw crumbled during teeth extraction because her teeth had rotted into her jaw. DRN have given Tessie the chance to be a happy pup for her remaining time. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Gold sponsor: Dianne Sparkes.

Bronze sponsor: Margaret Humphries from Tassie Dane Rescue.

Tiddles

Tiddles. 4 yo Chihuahua x. This lovely girl was in such bad condition when she arrived in rescue she needed to gain a kilo before she could even be vaccinated. She is a happy, loving girl in her foster home but is still terrified of strangers and will hide when someone comes to her home. Due to the abuse she suffered and damaged caused she will not be available for adoption. She will be in foster care for many years.

Gold sponsor: Colin Stanley.

Bronze sponsor: Liz Matthews.

Bronze sponsor: Sandra Giles.

Tika

Tika. 13 year old Miniature Poodle. She has skin allergies and is losing her eyesight; has recurring anal gland problems; needs dental work. Palliative care, not available for adoption.

Platinum sponsor: Jodie Kilham

Vixen

Vixen. 7yo Fox Terrier x Pomeranian. She came into care with long term untreated skin disease. She is improving and will be available for adoption when her skin improves.

Silver sponsor: Elise Lane

 

Senior Dogs

It's heartbreaking to see elderly dogs languishing in pounds. They are away from home in a scary and uncomfortable environment just when they should be enjoying an easy retirement on the lap of a loved one.

We cannot leave them there to suffer and maybe die. We try to rescue these beautiful souls and give them a loving home with a volunteer foster carer where they get lots of TLC and the best of care. Dog Rescue Newcastle pays for all their vet care and other needs to make whatever time they have left as happy as possible. Usually these seniors need extra vet visits and medication for ailments such as heart murmur, arthritis, tumours, and dental work. Sometimes these seniors are not made available for adoption due to health problems and so they live out their days safe and loved in a foster home.

As you can imagine, this is expensive. Your sponsorship can help pay for essential vet care and also help provide some extras such as a warm sweater or a heated mat in winter; a cooling mat, sprinkler hose or plastic shell pool in summer; medicated shampoo for sensitive skin, special toys, yummy treats, and prescription food.

You can help us by sponsoring a senior dog. Dogs can have more than one sponsor. All donations to DRN of $2 or more tax deductible.

 

Special Needs Dogs

Most of the dogs we rescue are normal, healthy dogs. But we also regularly rescue dogs that need special care before they are ready for adoption. Often these dogs have been neglected or abused all their lives, such as the dogs we rescued from the Hoarder of Hounds.

These special dogs have physical ailments such as mange, hip dysplasia, heart conditions, hypothyroid, parvo virus, or badly infected ears, skin or teeth. Some have behavioural issues such as being afraid of people or other dogs.

These are the dogs that sit in pounds for a very long time because no one wants them. They are also dogs that owners can't handle or can't afford to pay for veterinary treatment. This is where Dog Rescue Newcastle steps in. If we have an available foster carer, we take the dogs no one else wants and we give them a second chance at a good life.

We bring them into a loving foster home and give them all the veterinary care that they need, including specialist surgery and medicines. Our volunteer dog trainers assist foster carers to work through any behavioural issues. It usually takes many months for a special dog to become healthy enough to be ready for adoption; then they wait many more months waiting for a home.

Your sponsorship can not only help with essential veterinary care but can also provide some extras for a dog's comfort such as a warm sweater or a heated mat in winter; a cooling mat or paddle pool in summer; medicated shampoo, a calming collar, special toys, chewy treats, and prescription food.

We think every dog deserves a chance. You can help us help them by sponsoring a special needs dog. Dogs can have more than one sponsor. All donations to DRN of $2 or more tax deductible.

 

Sponsorship Levels

You can choose your level of sponsorship. Dogs can have multiple sponsors. (If you prefer to make other forms of donation rather than sponsorship, please refer to our Donate page.)

Bronze Sponsorship

  • A donation of $50 to $124 or a monthly donation of $4 to $9.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer on request.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album when you make your donation or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

Silver Sponsorship

  • A donation of $125 to $249 or a monthly donation of $10 to $20.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer for 3 months.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album for 3 months or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

Gold Sponsorship

  • A donation of $250 to $399 or a monthly donation of $21 to $32.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer for 6 months.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album for 6 months or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

Platinum Sponsorship

  • A donation of $400 or more, or a monthly donation of $33 or more.
  • Receive information on the dog you select from his/her foster carer for 12 months.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business on the Dog Rescue Newcastle Facebook page in the “Sponsor a Dog” photo album for 12 months or for as long as your monthly donations continue.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business within the DRN Dog Adoption Folder displayed at all events at which we have a merchandise stall.
  • Acknowledgement of you or your business at our Dog Lovers Market Day on October 15th 2017 (unless event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances).
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

How to Get Started and Make Your Sponsorship Donation

Please send an email to DRN.sponsorship@gmail.com to let Rhonda know you'd like to sponsor a dog, for help selecting a dog, or with any questions you may have.

Make your sponsorship deposit or setup a monthly transfer to our Newcastle Permanent bank account at any branch or use internet banking to do an online funds transfer to:

BSB: 650 000
Account: 511885103
Reference: "SPO", your sponsored dog's name, your surname
     (for example: SPO Rover Smith)

Thank you very, very much!

You can also donate by Paypal, GiveNow, or personal cheque. Please send an email to DRN.sponsorship@gmail.com for details.

If you prefer to make a one off or recurring donation or a bequest rather than sponsorship, please refer to our Donate page.

If your sponsored dog passes away or gets adopted you can choose another dog for the remainder of your sponsorship or we can select another dog for you.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Foster, Volunteer, Donate, Spread the Word, Be A Responsible Pet Owner

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