"Special Needs" dogs like Blue just need the right people who understand their condition and can meet their needs.
Articles about rescuing
The following articles about rescuing also include information from the Vet’s Corner about some of the diseases we must be aware of so that we do not expose otherwise healthy dogs to the newly rescued dog. Before you take on rescuing, it is very important to read as much information as possible, to understand the culture here, and the diseases these strays may carry into your vehicle or home.
Hope 4 La Pawz promotes responsible pet ownership which includes getting pets spayed or neutered to stop over-population and abandonment.
An amazing success and example of how much can be accomplished when organizations work together.
Rosie was rescued by a kind-hearted person who couldn't drive by and ignore her. Hope 4 La Pawz promotes responsible pet ownership which includes getting pets spayed or neutered to stop over-population and abandonment.
The ideal time to socialize puppies is from 4 to 14 weeks
Don't let your dog go out with his collar and tags!
February is all about affairs of the heart. Make this month a time when you think about keeping Heartworm away from your pets. Prevention is key to keeping your pets healthy.
Lily was one of the lucky ones. Her heartbreaking start is one that happens too often here in La Paz, but with your help, we can rescue and care for more Lily’s…
My friend Isaac and I planned to go out early one morning to see if we could spot Izzy or where she had made a den for the pups.
I got another call from a neighbor. She heard a distinct sharp yelping in the arroyo in front of her house.
It was December when a friend called to say, “I have 4 puppies that just came out of the arroyo in front of my house”. I am one of the people who gets a call when there is dog in our neighborhood that people don’t know what to do with. You see I am a rescuer. A rescatista in Spanish.
Make Don Abraham proud of his community by donating to help his dogs.
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs and the main cause of rear leg lameness.
Puppies go through several stages of development.
Motion sickness is a condition of the vestibular system in the middle ear, which is a series of bones that function as a gyroscope and provide
the brain with information about the body's position relative to the surface of the ground. This positioning system feeds on visual information and the dog's posture.
Hip dysplasia is an abnormality of the articulation of the hip and leg due to an uneven growth of the bones involved in the joint. A healthy hip has a perfectly round shaped femur head and a perfectly matching socket in the hip bone -called acetabulum.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of gums and teeth adjunct tissues, due to unusually high presence of bacterial numbers as well as tartar buildup.
Adapted from The Dog Saving Network, this is an excellent guide for to understand why rescuing is more than simply getting a dog off the street and out of immediate danger.
Kennel cough common in certain seasons of the year like the rainy season or the cold season, due to the stress that weather changes produce in the immune system.
This common, contagious disease affects many dogs in La Paz. In México, over 10% of dogs have TVT and worldwide its frequency varies from < 1% to 20%.
Estimates of stray dogs in La Paz is over 15,000! Life span of these dogs is no longer than 5 years; they wear their teeth short by chewing on sand to try to fill their bellies.