LIMBO SPECIALS

Can't adopt or foster but want to contribute?  We take in many pups that may not be immediately adoptable...if ever,for a variety of reasons; some have constant medical needs or are going through heartworm treatment; some are in the final stages of illness or are just too old too be moved around; some have special emotional needs.  These dogs continue to be sponsored by Limbo and people like you for the rest of their time with us. 

  

Stewart aka Stewie

January 2020:

Sweet Stewie suffered an attack by another dog on December 28th, breaking his leg nearly in half.

Stuart has gone through his first surgery and is resting in a temporary foster home. His next vet visit will be in 5 weeks for the next course of action.

This boy is not only strong, but is filled with love. His foster mom says that if he is in just the right position, he’s able to slowly roll onto his back for a belly rub. He’s still a fur baby, after all.

If it’s in your heart to help Stewie, we are in need of donations to help this sweet boy.

We will be posting updates on his progress throughout the next few weeks. Please keep our strong little guy in your prayers.

Chi Man

Christmas 2020 pupdate:

Good morning, friends! Check out handsome ChiMan in his new duds and his new bed and treats! Here’s his message for his Secret Santas:

ChiMan would like to thank everyone for all the beautiful gifts that have been sent. He is looking very handsome with his new collar and leash. And loves the new beds. And is putting on the holiday pounds with all the treats. Thank you all and Merry Christmas!

We are so thankful to his new fur-ever foster momma and everyone involved in his hospice care!













November 2020

Chi Man came to us in the spring of 2017.  He was adopted and loved but after almost a year, he just never returned the love given to him.  Limbo took him back and the decision was made to let him stay in a fospice home that could handle his cantankerous self.  

With the recent passing of his fospice mom, we were at a loss as to what to do with him.  We reached out to the community and our sister rescue Low Rider Dachshund Rescue literally came to our rescue.  They had a foster mom that adores the grumpy ones and she didn't care if she could pet him or not.

With in days Chi Man had decided he is quite happy where he is. We are beyond shocked as he even has given her some stinky kisses!  With all this positive hope we plan to get him to the vets to see if we can possibly get his mouth cleaned up so his momma can enjoy his kisses.

Chi Man will stay in fospice and Limbo Chihuahuas will help with his care for the rest of his days.  Please consider helping us help him.






Maggie-

Our sweet girl has gone to be with her momma.  We are grateful to her fospice momma for giving her the love and care she deserved. January 2021

Breed: Chihuahua

Maggie was our founder's (Megan) dog.  When Megan passed away one of our volunteers agreed to provide sanctuary for her.  This gave Megan piece of mind and the rescue is very grateful. 

Limbo will provide any care little Maggie will need for the rest of her time with us.  Please help us continue to help her.


Nellie

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 5 lbs

Age: 10+ y/o

Rescue: June 13, 2019

Poor Nellie has gone through her first surgery to remove her mammary tumors.  When she is all healed up she will have to go in and get the other side removed.  She most definitely was not a happy girl with this first go around!  Foster mom has been pampering her and fulfilling her every whim and she is showing her true self once again.  

More than a quarter of unspayed female dogs will develop a mammary tumor during their lifetime. The risk is much lower for spayed female dogs, male dogs, and cats of either gender. In female dogs, 50% of mammary tumors are benign and 50% are malignant.  Unfortunately these numbers go up with repeated breedings.

Please help us continue to help dogs like Nellie.

Matilda

Breed: MinPin-mix

Size: 10 lbs

Age: 10 years

Rescue:  April 8, 2019

Did you know that more than a quarter of unspayed (or spayed after the age of 2) dogs will develop a mammary tumor?  Those tumors have a literal 50% chance of being malignant.  Unfortunately for our girl that is the case.  She has already gone through surgery to remove one side and the goal is to remove the rest of the cancer on the other side.  X-Rays will be needed to determine the full extent of her cancer and we are hoping for the best.  She is also heartworm+.  We have sterilized the worms and they will die off with time and continued preventative.  
Despite her age and medical conditions, she is outgoing, energetic, and full of devotion! 

Please consider helping us help her and the others like her.

Nellie

Breed: Chihuahuas

Size: 6lbs

Age: 13 y/o

Rescue: 06/13/19

Meet little Nellie, unfortunately her owners left her at the vet because they could not afford her vet bills. We were contacted and agreed to take her on.
She has a grade 3 heart murmur and is beginning medications! She also has mammary tumors and cannot undergo surgery until her heart is a little more stable.
Let's all send healing vibes and maybe a few dollarsto this adorable little lady!!


Roscoe


Breed: Chihuahua/ Beagle

Size: 10 lbs

Age: 13 years

Rescue: May 1, 2015


Poor little Roscoe found his golden ticket when he found himself in rescue! He came to us HW+ and had very little medical care his whole life.  He recently was showing his foster momma his teeth, he does that sometimes.  Well, she noticed that one of his teeth wasn't looking so great.   

We all know that those doggie dentals can be a bit pricey.  But, Roscoe is worth his weight in pennies...haha.  Just kidding, we adore this little boy.

...Roscoe is heartworm free and came through his dental with flying colors.  Due to continued personality issues and health complications from the years of heartworm infection, Roscoe has been moved into fur-ever foster.  His foster parents have committed to his care and happiness for the rest of his life.  Limbo will continue to support him the rest of his life also.

 

Rocky-

Our boy has gone on to sanctuary with Isle of Misfits

Breed: Chihuahua/ Daschund/Min Pin 

Size: 12 lbs

Age: 2 years

Rescue: September 10, 2017

Rocky is our little fighter.  He was found on the streets of Miami shortly after Irma blew her way through the state.  From the start he has had an upbeat attitude.  After seeing many specialists it was determined that surgery would not be able to help our little boy.  

Rocky now receives regular laser treatment.  We received some very generous donations and he is learning to roll faster than we can keep up!  Please consider donating to his ongoing care until he finds a home of his own.



Alma

Breed: Jack Russle/Chihuahua

Age: Senior

Rescue: Aug 26, 2017

Poor little Alma was picked up broken and sad...literally. We just couldn't leave her at the shelter like that. Unfortunately she lost her leg in the ordeal and recently we found out our frail little girl has the big C. Alma is now in a fur-ever foster home and we are forever grateful to her fosters!

Hubert

Breed: Chihuahua/Beagle

Age: Senior

Rescue: May 10, 2017

This poor little oldman has a large tumor among other health issues and is now in fur-ever foster care. Hubert is in a special loving home and we are over the moon happy for him! Limbo will continue to help sponsor his needs to keep him comfortable in his golden years!

What is heartworm?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. 


How does a dog get heartworm?

A: Only by the bite of an infected mosquito. There's no other way dogs get heartworms!  It takes about seven months, once a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms.  They then lodge in the heart, lungs, and surrounding blood vessels and begin reproducing.