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Adopt Me!: Samantha

Samantha is a sweet senior pittie. As soon as you meet this cuddly couch potato, she will flop down for a belly rub or shove her head under your hand for ear scratches!

Gentle, friendly Sami likes everyone she meets. Only adults in your home? That’s fine with Sami because they usually have the treats! Live with some teenagers? Great, that’s someone to run around the yard with! Small children? Their faces are at the perfect height for kisses! Although Sami will give an alert-bark when a stranger comes to the house, it’s all for show: as soon as you introduce your friend, that’s Sami’s friend, too!

Sami knows all her basic commands, and always is eager to learn more. (Learning comes with treats, after all!) She currently is working on lengthening her “stay.” That’s a hard one for Sami because she always wants to be close to her people.

Sami would love a home with a dog-sibling. She enjoys playing with dog buddies in her foster home and at the dog park, and is so friendly to new dogs that the animal shelter used her as a tester! (If you are looking for a second dog, Sami’s brother was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center after OPR pulled Sami: https://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SNJS.A0871790.) Sami even has been known to share her toys with other dogs.

Sami has a touch of arthritis in her back legs, but is still quite active. She loves to run and play at the dog park, and hasn’t let her senior age slow her down!

If you would like to learn more about Sami and arrange to meet her, please help us learn more about you and your household by filling out our online application: http://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow

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Adopt Me!: Al Capone

Handsome and happy 7+ years old Al is a German Shepherd/ Australian Cattle Dog/ husky mix. Not only does his breed mix make Al handsome (and SO FLUFFY), it also gives him smarts and great focus. He already knows how to walk nicely on a leash, how to “sit” for a treat and offer his paw for a “shake,” and that he should potty outside! Al loves learning new things and is motivated by high-value treats, so is easy and fun to train.

Because Al was mistreated in his life before OPR, he needs a home where all family members have dog experience and are committed to training using only positive methods. Al is shy at first, but loves getting affection from people he trusts. He will ask for pets by putting his chin in your hand, then rolling over for a chest scratch and belly rub! You’ll know you hit Al’s tickle spots just right when he covers his big grin with his paws. The way to this loyal boy’s heart is through his stomach; if you approach him treat-first, he quickly will realize you want to be friends. Once you are in Al’s trust circle, he will let out his goofy side. He loves to roll around on the grass, catch toys in mid-air, and even to roll around while holding his toys! After a particularly satisfying session of catch, Al would like to cuddle up next to you outside, enjoying the breeze and watching the world go by.

A little back story about our boy: Poor Al was abandoned in a park during a July heatwave, tethered to a tree by a prong collar. He was taken from there to an animal shelter where the veterinarians failed to recognize a cancerous lesion. Al sat in a kennel for four months scared and in pain! Finally he was saved by One Planet Rescue. Al ended 2022 with the loss of his leg, but now is in remission. Al had a particularly rough 2022, and hopes that 2023 brings him a quiet, adults-only home where he can recover from beating cancer. FOSTER-to-ADOPT is an option! If you like to learn more about Al and arrange to meet him, please help us learn more about you and your household by filling out our online application: http://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow

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Adopt Me!: Bear


Meet Gentle Bear! Poor young Bear was apparently hit by a car and instead of rushing him to the vet clinic, his owners dropped him off in the parking lot of @seaaca shelter in Downey. Robin of SoCal Chow Chow rescue network and Johanna (another chow advocate) reached out to us and with their help, we found an amazing foster home for Bear. I reached out to one of our SoCal volunteers (Tanya) who dropped everything and rushed to SEAACA to meet and evaluate Bear. He had abrasions and open wounds, as well as noticeable dislocated hip but despite all of this, he was so gentle and allowed handling. Other than telling the shelter his name and age, the owners provided no other info and did not even bother to come in to the shelter. Seaaca sent out a notice in the late afternoon and gave us less than 24 hours to exit him, so we got the ball rolling and thanks to another kind volunteer (Ron) who picked him up later that afternoon and rushed him to amazing Dr Shoolman of Camino Pet Hospitel of Irvine, they took care of the open wound on his head that afternoon and by the next morning FHO surgery was performed. He was kept another night for observation until Saturday morning when his new foster family picked him up for the drive down to San Diego. Thanks to all who pledged to help and honored their pledges, we were able to take care of the expensive surgery and have no doubt with the amount of love and care by his foster family , he will be as good as new in no time! Stay tuned as we will share more about Bear and his new humans real soon. Friends: please remember fostering saves lives and we are ALWAYS looking for foster homes so we can rescue more beautiful dogs and cats.

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Adopt Me!: Bellamy

BELLAMY HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

Loving, easygoing Bellamy is a Border Collie/Husky mix looking for her forever family. She is the sweetest and gets along with everyone, including toddlers! This patient, gentle girl loves attention (especially being brushed), but if you are busy then she is content to sit quietly as part of the family. Bellamy makes friends quickly, is kind to her human and animal foster siblings, and has played well with new friends on her trips to the dog park.

Bellamy was rescued as a stray, so we do not know her full history. She has a stiff gait for unknown reasons, but it doesn’t prevent her from loving walks or dancing with excitement at the prospect of treats. This eager learner does very well with reward-based training: she learned to lie down within a day!

Although Bellamy is still learning to walk without pulling, a harness controls her desire to bound ahead. Bellamy appears to have been used as a puppy factory, then abandoned when she reached senior age (she is about 8 years old). She is just over 70 lbs.

We recommend a home with no cats as she’s a tad bit too interested in them 🙂

If you would like to meet Bella, please help us learn more about you and your household by filling out our online application: http://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow

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(Urgent) Foster Me!: Elliott

I was at the shelter today when a lady arrived with this baby wrapped in a blanket.

She said she “found” him , and couldn’t keep him. The shelter had no choice but to take him but here’s a text I received from one of the shelter advocates:

“The vet looked at him and gave us until 5pm because the medical ward and the entire shelter is full…I bargained with them and took a dog home from the medical ward so he can stay. They dewormed him and gave him flea meds and he’s eating with out vomiting”

PLEASE consider fostering Elliott. PLEASE contact us at farah@oneplanetrescue.com asap if you can help.

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Spanky’s Rescue Story

Spanky was brought to my attention just the other day when I went to @sanjoseanimalcarecenter to pull Brawny (the pitbull mix whose time was up 🥹)

While I was waiting for Brawny, our friend Ani with @sjanimaladvocates asked if I could go meet Spanky whose deadline was also that very day at 5pm!

I learned he was in quarantine because of a cough. I was also warned that he bites and doesn’t like to be handled. I asked to see him. Of course I approached him cautiously and offered him a treat and soon after he started to rub himself against me and then I even got a kiss!

Due to his cough, I can’t take him to his foster home @filomenafarmssj until he recovers so thanks to our dear friend Val who only has cats in her apartment, Spanky’s life was spared and he is now decompressing at Val’s place.

Thanks to Dawn of SJ Animal Advocates for insisting Spanky get a shaving as it’s clear his body hurt from all the locks thus his discomfort and aggressive reaction to touch.

We went straight to the vet and learned our little boy has heart murmur and very bad teeth but for now, he’s on heart and cough meds. Dental work scheduled for next week.

Please consider helping us so we can take on more medical cases.

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Adopt Me!: Bellamy

BELLAMY HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

Loving, easygoing Bellamy is a Border Collie/ Husky mix. She gets along with everyone, even toddlers! This patient, gentle girl loves attention (especially being brushed), but if you are busy then she is content to sit quietly as part of the family. Bellamy makes friends quickly, is kind to her human and animal foster siblings, and has played well with new friends on her trips to the dog park.

Bellamy was rescued as a stray, so we do not know her full history. She has a stiff gait for unknown reasons, but it doesn’t prevent her from loving walks or dancing with excitement at the prospect of treats. This eager learner does very well with reward-based training: she learned to lie down within a day!

Although Bellamy is still learning to walk without pulling, a harness controls her desire to bound ahead. Bellamy appears to have been used as a puppy factory, then abandoned when she reached senior age (she is about 8 years old). She is just over 70 lbs.

We recommend a home with no cats as she’s a tad bit too interested in them.

If you would like to meet Bella, please help us learn more about you and your household by filling out our online application: http://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow

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Farah’s Birthday Wish! Please Donate!

Please see below for a note from Farah!

“Dear Ones:
If you know me, you know that my life revolves around helping animals in need. My journey began many years ago, and after helping give hundreds of dogs and cats a second chance (and spending thousands of hours and dollars doing so), I have no intention of stopping anytime soon! I’m honored and thrilled to have this as my life mission.
And if you don’t know me personally, you may have seen the work of my organization, One Planet Rescue. We rescue animals in need regardless of breed, age, and medical status, but we can only do what we do with your support.
If you appreciate my mission and the work that we do, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of my upcoming birthday. It would mean the world to me, and it means a second chance to the animals. Thank you so much for your support!”

We hope you consider donating to help give more OPR animals a second chance at life! You can donate via:
1. Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/donate/463943605403506/463943618736838/
2. Card or PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9YDCC9GDPXXZC
3. Other options: https://oneplanetrescue.com/how-to-help/donate/

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Gone, But Never Forgotten

As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on the past 12 months and in particular on the sweet OPR alumni who spread their wings to soar with the angels. We lost 23 alumni sweethearts in 2021. While we’re heartbroken that they’re no longer with us physically, we’re also so grateful that they had the chance to experience unconditional love and to know that they mattered, many for the first time in their lives. Without our supporters, fosters, and adopters, these 23 angels would never have had the chance. We’re so grateful for the love and support of our community. There are 23 stars twinkling brightly in the heavens tonight. Gone, but never, ever forgotten.