HART's Special Needs Pets



These Special Needs pets have already found their own special homes


Jack Frost (Adopted Sep 19, 2015)
Jack Frost is a sweet, happy-go-lucky boy who gets along very well with his foster family's 3 dogs and 2 cats. Jack Frost is housebroken and crate trained. He's good on walks, but can get a little excited when he sees wildlife. He loves his human and canine pack and will snuggle up contentedly on a dog bed with another dog when we are watching TV. He's good with our teenagers, but we're not sure how he is with young children. Jack Frost is very agile and can climb a fence, so he needs to be placed with a family that can commit to leash walking him. He's a great companion who has a perfect activity level and size (42 lbs.) for an apartment or townhouse. Jack Frost has Diabetes Insipidus which is controlled by one eyedrop twice a day.



Adm. Scout (Adopted Apr 03, 2010)
Scout was being turned in to a kill shelter by his owners. Knowing that he would be put down immediately, a fellow rescuer made sure this didn't happen. There are not many people interested in a blind dog. Scout's former owners said he has been blind for the past two years. Scout will be taken to an eye specialist to see if anything can be done for his eyesight. With help, he navigates very well. He is crate trained, loves to go for walks and loves to snuggle with humans. This special guy deserves someone who will love and protect him for the rest of his life. UPDATE: Scout was seen by the eye specialist, and unfortunately, he has irreversible nerve damage, so his sight cannot be restored. Luckily, he has no discomfort from this condition.



Lola 2 (Adopted Nov 01, 2009)
Lola is a sweet Olde English Bulldogge who desperately needed HART's help. Lola had something wrong with her hind end and was scooting around like a seal. Lola had the problem for some time but her previous owners declined to do any diagnostic testing to see what was wrong.

Because of Lola's condition, she was turned away by many other rescues, but not by HART. She was taken in and brought to a vet to get the care she needed. It turns out that Lola had hip dysplasia, bilateral luxating patellas and a torn ACL. Lola immediately had the surgery she needed on both knees.

Lola is recovering nicely from her surgery and will be available for adoption very soon. Lola's days of scooting around like a seal are over. While she will be on low activity for a few more weeks, it is hard to keep her still. Lola is enjoying long walks without having to sit and her real personality is coming out. As far as Lola's hips -- they do not seem to bother her at all and hopefully with proper weight management she will be fine.

Lola's medical expenses to date are over $3,500. HART can only continue to take in cases like Lola with your help. If you would like to sponsor Lola to help pay for her surgery, please click on the link below.!

Visit Lola's Page for more details!



Trooper (OLD PROFILE) (Adopted Aug 26, 2009)
Trooper was rescued from King William Shelter after being hit by a car on April 20, 2009. Trooper had breaks in both hind legs as well as his hips. He was covered in ticks, which compromised his blood count. He was transported to HOPE Center and is being cared for. He had a blood transfusion and had his first of two surgeries on April 27. Two days later, after receiving another blood transfusion, his right side was repaired. His pelvis is expected to heal on its own.

Trooper's spirit has been nothing short of valiant. Despite his excruciating pain, his tail -- the only part of his rear quarters that worked -- never stopped thumping. He never snapped or even cried out as he was being moved and handled. Trooper has enchanted all of the medical staff who worked with him with his sweetness and his courage. He has responded well to his surgeries but faces lengthy rehabilitation. Clearly, his medical bills will be huge. Won't you help by sponsoring Trooper?

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