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. 

  

Luke & Lucy

Breed: Shih Tzu

Size: Small

Age: 5 y/o

Meet Luke and Lucy. These 5 y/o little fluffies have been through a lot. First order of business was to clean them up! Poor Lucy was matted so bad our veterinarian had to sedate her to remove the mats and embedded dew claws! They are now recovering in a quiet foster home and being monitored closely by a doting foster mom.

If you can help us help them it would be appreciated. 

Joy

Update:  Unfortunately Joy did not make it through heart worm treatment.  This is a tragic loss to the Limbo community. Our hearts and thoughts are with Joy's mom at this time.

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 7lbs

Age: 5 y/o

Rescue: Feb. 8, 2017

Adopted: April 28, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Okay well, 6 months early but, close enough! Do you remember Joy? She came to us from a severe neglect situation and she was extremely shut down. After more than a year in rescue she was on the path to healing. She went on walks and was learning that not all people are bad. And then surprise, at her annual check-up she was positive for heartworms....ugh. 

So, just like a pregnancy test, heartworm tests can give false positive and negative results. She had been on preventative for about a year. The worms were not getting any worse but, we have opted to go with the quick kill treatment. This is a very expensive procedure and not easy on the pup. The doctor is confident in this treatment and mom is committed to making sure this procedure is as easy as possible on Joy.

 Please help us help Joy live a long and healthy life. We rely on your support to continue to provide the care for pups like Joy and the many other medically needy dogs we take in each year.

Edna

Update:  Poor little Edna's body just couldn't fight anymore.  Her kidneys were failing.  She was held in loving arms and sent on her way to the rainbow bridge.  She crossed knowing love and comfort.

Breed: Black Fluffy, Shitzu, Maltese, Adorable

Size: 10 lbs

Age: 11-13 y/o

Rescue: July 15, 2018

This poor sad little girl came to us from Jacksonville Animal Control..  Definitely not a great place but, they do have some wonderful officers there that only want the best for their lost wards.

So, now we have Edna and we are doing everything we can to make sure that we do our best for her.  Please help us help her.



Cookie

Update:  Cookie fell asleep in her kennel and did not wake up.  She was comfortable and safe and knew she could walk the rainbow bridge with confidence.

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 7lbs

Age: Unknown, possibly 5

Rescue: July 4, 2018

Poor little cookie came to us physically drained- so weak that she staggered, and extremely dehydrated.
She needs so much love and attention! Another little one, who will need so much medical care - her mouth is so bad she can barely eat, she has two mammary gland nodules, a hernia, requires spay and of course her vaccinations. 
DONATIONS - would be so appreciated and we thank you in advance! 

Roscoe

Update:  Roscoe is HW free and came through his dental with flying colors.  Thank you for your support.

Breed: Chihuahua/ Beagle

Size: 10 lbs

Age: 8 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.

 

Alma

Breed: Terrier

Size: 12 lbs

Age: 12 years

Rescue: August 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, we will continue to help sponsor her care and keep her happy and comfortable for as long as we have her.



Molly

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 8 lbs

Age: 16 years

Rescue: Sept. 23, 2016


Our little escape artist has made quite the commotion since coming to rescue.  She scaled a 6' privacy fence and went on an adventure of her own.  Luckily we got her back and foster mom has made sure she cannot escape again.  

This little girl is so perfect and we just cannot understand how she ended up in rescue.  Help us to continue to keep this girl content in her golden years.




Rocky

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.



Hubert

Breed: Min Pin mix

Size: 10 lbs

Age: 12-15 years

Rescue: May 10, 2017

Hubert was a surprise arrival for us out of Pasco County AC.  We went to pick up one dog and came home with 2 completely different dogs.  This poor little man had a large tumor and we just couldn't leave him behind.  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!

Belle

Breed: Chihuahua Mix

Size: 7 lbs (used to be more!)

Age: 8

Rescue: April 15, 2015


Belle is a wonderful little girl - loving and sweet. Belle discovered play and grass at her foster's and has done very well with other dogs and cats! Belle came to us as an emergency with compromising health issues. She was extremely overweight and was being given way too much insulin for her diabetic condition. 
Although we had hoped to get her off of the insulin, we were not completely successful. However, her foster was successful in helping Belle lose her excess weight so her insulin could be regulated to the correct amount. Belle will always need her insulin 2x daily so she is a special needs girl! (First photo is from before she lost all her weight!!!)

Tinker Bell & Angel

Breed: Chihuahuas

Size:  8 lbs

Age: approx 20 years

Rescue: Spring 2014

These two girls were part of a "puppy mill" case and hit the jackpot when they made it Limbo. They have had adventures and met so many wonderful people. 
They came to us at about 17 yo and have been with us since the spring of 2014
(Tinker Bell passed away with her very loving foster mom over the Easter Holiday 2018)

Bambi


Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 6 lbs

Age: 10 years

Rescue: Early 2016

Bambi is a forever foster, meaning Limbo will cover the cost of her care for the rest of her life.  When she came to us, it was discovered she had tumors on all her breasts due to over breeding. After enduring two separate surgeries, a cancerous throat tumor was found. She doesn't seem to notice and we are just fine with that.  Recently she presented with a painful tumor on her belly.  The doc agreed to remove it and removed some of the lumps in her neck.  She has one more tumor to be removed and hopefully she will be back to her lovely self. 

Please consider donating to her care so we can continue to save more pups like her.



Linus

Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier

Size: 8 lbs

Age: 5 years

Rescue: May 10, 2017

Poor little Linus came to us heavy with HW+.  He has been going through treatment and it was touch and go for a while.  Heartworm treatment can be very tough on their little bodies, is expensive to treat and it could have all been prevented with a monthly pill.  We are hoping that he will soon be ready for his own home.


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.