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GivingTuesday 2022: Help Support Canine Cupids

Consider giving to Canine Cupids this GivingTuesday!


We know that there are a lot of great organizations out there to donate to this GivingTuesday. We hope you'll consider Canine Cupids! Canine Cupids often goes above and beyond for the dogs in our care to make sure they get the best treatment possible. You can read about just a few that we helped so far in 2022 alone below. The average cost of of care for one of our foster dogs is $285 (spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm, etc.) and the average adoption fee for our dogs in 2022 was $300. We often do not make any money off of adoption fees, as even a small illness like kennel cough (which dogs are apt to get in shelters) pushes us over the breakeven point. However, the point we want to make even more, is that we absolutely cannot continue to do the work that we do without donations from generous supporters like you. Keep reading to hear just a handful of our medical cases in 2022, big and small. Or donate to Canine Cupids' GivingTuesday campaign using the GivingGrid.


Alfredo | 2 yo | Male | In foster care for 2 months

Little Alfredo was in really rough shape when we pulled him from the shelter. He had a bad cut on his tail and was severely matted. He stayed overnight at the vet on his first night so they could address the painful mats and monitor his tail to see if it needed to be amputated. Luckily no amputation was necessary and his foster family did a great job of taking care of it and keeping him from licking. But they noticed that even as the tail got better, he was still really uncomfortable. They found that he had an ear infection, needed several teeth removed, and had allergies which required a regular injection to manage. Now he is off living his best life with his new family, but his adoption fee of $300 didn’t nearly cover his medical expenses, which totaled $2,739. You can help us support Alfredo and other dogs like her by donating to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and adding a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


Dottie | 2 yo | Female | In foster care for 2 months

Dottie came to Canine Cupids from a very overcrowded shelter where because of her small size, she was being kept in portable kennels to allow for more space for even more dogs. While in the kennel, she would hit her tail on the walls so hard that it broke open. While we were lucky that she didn’t require surgery, it did require follow up treatments, proper wound care, and time to heal. Now Dottie is all better, freely wagging her happy tail, and ready for adoption. Even minor medical cases like this can add up for Canine Cupids. And while Dottie’s medical costs were only about $170, the standard cost of care for our dogs (spay/neuter, vaccines, etc.) typically totals $285. This means even minor medical issues push us well over what our adoption fee covers ($300 in Dottie’s case). When our adoption fees don’t cover the cost of care for a dog, we have to rely on generous donors like you to keep taking in these dogs. You can donate to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and add a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


Koda | 1 yo | Male | In foster care for 4 months

Koda is another dog that was taken in to rescue, seemingly healthy. Once with his foster family they noticed something funny about his hind leg. Turns out his femur bone was completely broken off at the head. Koda required FHO surgery to remove the head of the femur from his hip and clean everything out. Koda recovered from surgery and was adopted by his foster family. Koda’s total medical costs totaled $1,862, but his adoption fee was only $300. You can help us offset these costs by donating to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and adding a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


Rosemary | 6 yo | Female | In foster care for 3 months

Rosemary was not doing well in the shelter environment at MADACC. While originally on their weekender program, MADACC worked with us to take her into the Canine Cupids program to help get her adopted. Rosie, like many of our other dogs, has had some tummy issues. We think this might be due to nerves and possibly diet. But most importantly, she developed a large bump on one of her legs. The rescue thought it was best to biopsy it (which also involved removing it) so that she could go to her furever home knowing exactly what they were dealing with. It turns out that a piece of gold had somehow embedded itself into her leg and then had become infected. Now that the whole lump was removed, she is ready to be adopted! Even though we were lucky that it wasn’t cancer, the surgery and diagnosis still cost $1,127 and her adoption fee is only $175. You can help us offset these costs by donating to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and adding a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


Sabrina | 1.5 yo | Female | In foster care for 4 months

When we pulled Sabrina from the shelter, we had already known that X-rays indicated a fractured pelvis in addition to the lame back leg. She needed 8 weeks of crate rest in her foster home to heal before she could move on the evaluated leg. Ultimately appointments with orthopedic specialists determined that amputation would give her the best quality of life. She was a champion during her surgery and recovered fast. Now she is living her best life in her new furever home. We are so happy to help dogs like Sabrina, but her medical costs totaled $4,550 and her adoption fee was only $300. You can help us support Sabrina and other dogs like her by donating to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and adding a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


Star | 7 yo | Female | In foster care for 7 months

When we brought Star into rescue, we knew that she was diabetic and would need some extra special attention to figure out how to regulate it. After months of getting control of the diabetes, Star started to thrive, but we noticed her eyes seemed foggy. An ophthalmologist appointment confirmed what we feared, Star was going blind. She needed cataract surgery in both eyes in order to prevent her from going blind permanently. Star just underwent the surgery this month and you can already see the difference in her eyes, and so can she! She will be adoptable shortly, but her adoption fee will not nearly cover the costs incurred to treat her ($9,500 so far). To support Star and dogs just like her, you can donate to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and add a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


Winston | 3 yo | Male | In foster care for 9 months

Sweet, young Winston came into rescue seemingly healthy. You couldn’t tell anything was wrong with him by looking at him. Then the first seizure hit. We had been working for months to regulate this with an almost monthly visit to the emergency vet. We were able to do an MRI and found that he had lesions from hemorrhagic strokes of the brain. However, shortly after figuring this out, Winston ended up in the ER again with a huge bowel obstruction. After assessing the damage and knowing his little body had already been through so much, the veterinarian, foster family, and rescue leadership made the very difficult decision to say goodbye. Winston was such a sweet and silly boy, who deserved the best care and a shot at a happy life. While Winston’s story didn’t end in adoption, we still incurred over $18,850 in medical costs to try to help him. Please consider donating to Canine Cupids to help cover the medical costs he’s incurred and to allow us to try to save more Winstons. You can donate to Canine Cupids through our GivingGrid and add a special message to show your support. This year, make your donation go further. The first $2,500 in donations will be matched by a generous, anonymous donor!


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