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. 

  

Ruggie

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 7 lbs

Age: 1 year

Rescue: October 4, 2017

Poor Ruggie just can't catch a break. 😕 At just a year old he was given up due to having seizures. We were just starting to get things under control when ...BAM! Ruggie had to have emergency surgery.  We were so nervous that he wouldn't be able to handle all the stress on his little body but, he has pulled through!  We are thrilled! That was a whole lotta stress just days before Thanksgiving. 

It has been determined that Ruggie has a typical puppy eating disorder, as in he eats everything....including rocks.

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 and we are working on fitting a wheelchair to his wiggly self.  Please consider donating to his ongoing care until he finds a home of his own.



 
 

Francis

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 6 lbs

Age: 12 years

Rescue: 2011

Francis is our "ghost".  He came to us several years ago terrified of everything.  Even after all these years he still is hesitant of human touch but has been known to startle foster mom by crawling on her belly as she sleeps!  Francis will stay with Limbo for the rest of his life and we are okay with that!




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!!!)

Gibbs


Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier

Size: 6 lbs

Age: 3 years

Rescue: June 1, 2015


Meet little Gibbs! Gibbs is a very cute little 5 pound boy who loves walking in circles, playing with his little toys and his friends! Gibbs has some very special needs! He is developmentally disabled and does have seizures. He catches on after a little bit and is capable of building a bond with his person. He loves to greet his foster mom and is very affectionate. This affection does take time to develop.  Gibbs is up to date on his vaccines and on heartworm preventative. Gibbs is on medication for his seizure activity and is responding nicely.

Gibbs is adoptable to the right home. 

ZEUS

Breed: Chihuahua

Size: 7 lbs

Age: 19-20 years

Rescue: Spring 2014

Have you met Zeus? This little man is 20 y/o and still going strong. He was recently featured in an article about a Senior Prom held for senior pups in our area needing special homes.  Zeus is in a fur-ever foster home and will be sponsored by Limbo Chihuahuas for the rest of his life.

 

Tinker Bell & Angel

Breed: Chihuahuas

Size:  8 lbs

Age: approx 20 years

Rescue: Spring 2014

These two girls spent their entire lives in a small shed, having puppy after puppy.  The authorities in Jacksonville shut the back yard breeder down and the rest is history.  We affectionately call them the sea hags...at 20 years old, missing half their fur and most of their teeth they still sure are cute! These two are in a fur-ever foster home that we will continue to sponsor for as long as they see fit to stay with us!

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.