Thank you to everyone who has so generously given time,, money, in kind services, to help these 4 dogs. Thank you for cross posting and sharing far and wide. These dogs arrived in rescue two months ago in near catatonic condition,
malnourished and sick.
We'd love to find these three a home or sanctuary together. They're a bonded family and oh so good together. But that's no easy task. Just in case there's someone out there with a perfect situation, these dogs would do well in an active sanctuary. They love to watch activity, interact with people. We've learned that at one point there were 10 dogs in the home and these, particularly the two younger boys were raised by other dogs with little human guidance. We don't know how they would be with other dogs, individually or together so in our dream world they'd be in their own space but still within a canine community.
We have the ability to transport these doggies to wherever they have to go to be safe, happy and well cared for.
While hoping for that very special sanctuary situation, Castore, Apollo, and Mama Venus now need more than we can provide within the confines of their limited space with no view. Our space is suitable for recuperation but not long term living. They've found out what it means to have a life and they want more. They've become vibrant, healthy, affection seeking dogs that would love to find human companionship for life. It's time for them to start looking for their forever home(s).
Castore is a handsome 2 year old Golden Retriever-Chow mix. He's gentle, reserved and slow to trust. Once he does though, he looks to that person for guidance. He loves people that are gently in control and has shown us that he is capable of bonding to a person and bonding deeply. Once he knows he is your best friend he will be a friend for life. Castore is smart and quick to learn when he's concluded that you are his guide and leader. He's just discovering how much fun it is to follow a person’s lead. It's very new to him.It is possible he could make friends and bond with a gentle female dog.
Mama Venus and Apollo: We would really like to keep these two together if possible. They're like a happy old married couple.They sleep beside each other and just work well as a pair. Both are more social than Castore or his brother Pollux who is still in special needs foster (and finally starting to break through). It appears at some point Venus and Apollo were part of a family unit. They both can be managed on leashes and like going out.They are quick to welcome strangers as new friends. Mama is always the first to ask for affection. We think she's a heeler shepherd mix, about 8 years old, arthritic, a bit slow moving and likes watching life from the comfort of her favorite soft pillows and beds, She's had a hard life and she appreciates a little bit of canine luxury. Her favorite thing in the world is a belly rub and she'll flop over anytime anywhere for snuggles. She has a strong prey drive and we've had quite a time keeping her away from all the toads and lizards. She's a good hunter despite her age and clouding eyes. She's had to have her mouth rinsed out with a hose more than once after catching poisonous toads.
Everyone falls in love with Apollo. He's funny and sweet and has somehow forgiven the world for the rough hand he was dealt. He thinks he's much younger than he is, and he gets very excited and "talks" when he sees people he knows or first gets up in the morning...not barking, just lots of little happy-noises.
All three of these dogs are very loving and have become responsive and interactive with humans. They will take patience and lots of love but they have shown us that they are loving, trainable, and in the right environment can continue to gain confidence and learn how to live in a real home with people who genuinely love them. We don't know what their perfect home or homes look like and would love to hear from anyone considering giving any or all of these wonderful dogs a new life.
Click to see their Facebook video below ...
They've come a long way from the severely neglected and shut-down dogs we took in 2 months ago. It's been taking lots of help from lots of people to help...
Abandoned pups ...
Left by the side of the road at 10 weeks old with severe scabies (sarcoptic mange). These pups were brought in by animal control to be euthanized because of the very contagious nature of scabies and the severity of their infection. Our vet felt they could be saved and called to see if we could help. These pups were taken into isolation foster 4 weeks ago where they received care around the clock by their dedicated foster mom. We all had to take extreme measures to insure foster parents, their dogs and all the volunteers working with them were safe from contamination.
Today, only four weeks later these pups have had their second negative scraping which means they are no longer contagious. We will be keeping them a few more weeks to insure they do not reinfect and to work on strengthening them after their heavy round of medications.
We are accepting applications on them now and will be posting them individually over the next few weeks. Right now, we're just happy they're healthy pups.
You can keep up with their progress and learn more about these pups on our Facebook page or their Facebook page here.
Golden Bone Rescue and Rehab is a no kill organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected and abused animals and thoughtfully placing them in safe and loving foster and permanent homes. We are committed to promoting local spay and neuter programs, which ultimately eases needless suffering in our animal community.
In 2002 co-founders Angela Windolph and Nadia Caillou came together to form Golden Bone Rescue & Rehab in an effort to relieve the suffering of as many animals as possible. Nadia had this notion that she wanted to save a million dogs in her lifetime and so the seed has been planted! WE started with the most difficult cases, with the Baldwin Park Chihuahua case in California (over 270 chis found in deplorable conditions) A group of these Chihuahuas came to us as feral with severe physical and mental conditions. Left to fend for themselves, they resorted to cannibalism. This case opened our eyes. Clearly the need for rehabilitation became as important as finding safe homes for traumatized animals. In fact, we realized none of these animals could be placed in permanent homes until they received the rehabilitation they needed.
GBRR is a 501c(3) non-profit group of caring volunteers, board members and supporters who provide community rescue of domestic companion animals. Located in the Verde Valley, we operate solely on individual donations and fundraising
proceeds. Thus far, we’ve placed hundreds of needy animals in loving homes.
We believe in providing low cost spay/neuter programs and education in our community for the purpose of reducing the number of unwanted pets. All rescued animals are evaluated for temperament and personality by qualified staff members. This helps us place them in homes that are well suited to their needs and to the needs of the future owners.
We interface with local city, town and county animal control officers to reduce trauma to abused, neglected, an abandoned domestic pets, as well as to provide safe and supervised foster homes for those animals that have been scarred and damaged. We make every attempt to rehabilitate those animals with behavioral issues based on their traumatic life events.
Donations can be mailed to:
Rescue & Rehab, Inc.
P.O. Box 2547
Sedona, Arizona 86339
or sent online via this website by tapping the Donate button!
"To the world you are just one more rescue person. To a rescued pet, you are the world. " - Captain James Sabin
Every once in a while we like to recognize those who go beyond the norm to save animals in need. GBRR thanks Joel at Bark 'N Purr in Sedona for taking in our emergency cases, those who need immediate rescue when we are out of foster room. He's never ever let our pups down.
is located at:
30 Finley Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336-5420
for supporting Golden Bone Rescue & Rehab with wonderful clean, green, alternative privacy fencing for our rescued dogs! If you're shopping for high quality, eco-friendly and sustainable flooring and fencing and want to shop with
a dog-friendly, rescue-supportive company.
Check out Cali Bamboo by clicking on their photo below!
We believe that sound, clean, hormone free, antibiotic free, nutrition dense food is the foundation for healing and good health. These pups were horribly sick when they were found in a box by the side of the road. Look
at them thriving now! We treat all our rescued dogs with both conventional and alternative medical care as well as supplements and the highest quality foods available.
Canine Caviar has generously donated all the food for our growing pups...no more Scabies Babies! The pups had their first negative scraping! Now they're just the Fab Five. One more clear test and they are ready to start looking for their forever homes!.
At Golden Bone Pet Products, owned by the founders of Golden Bone Rescue & Rehab we are proud to have been recommending selling Canine Caviar since we opened our Camp Verde store 9 years ago. Now that we're in Sedona it's still one of our best sellers for good reason.
Please visit the Canine Caviar website and see why we recommend this food and check out their coverage of our pups! They are not only feed our babies, they are helping us look for their forever homes!