Christmas miracle!: grandpa Joe B

Today we were thrilled to take part in a true Christmas miracle!
Meet Grandpa Joe B, a sweet 15-year-old dog who was heartlessly dumped at the San Jose Animal Care Center by his family on 12/22 at 4pm, just days before Christmas. They said he was old and requested for him to be euthanized. Our hearts broke when we saw him, and thanks to a foster/fospice offer from Sarah (who previously adopted Arrow Bear from OPR), we were able to rescue him from the shelter today, on Christmas morning, and drive him to Sarah’s house to spend the holidays loved and cherished!
We will be taking him to the vet early this week after he decompresses and we hope to help him feel much better.
Please donate toward our Christmas miracle Joe B’s medical care if you can. Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️🙏😇

Adopt me!: Penny

Hi everyone, it’s me, Penny! My friends at OPR rescued me from the San Jose shelter at the start of the pandemic in April. I’m a total love bug, and I’ve never met a person I don’t like, but I’m choosy about my canine friends and would do best in a home where I can have my pawrents all to myself. My favorite place to be is next to my humans keeping them company.

I love to go for walks and walk well on leash, but I can get pupset when walking past other dogs. I just need to learn that it’s okay and that I have nothing to worry about. My other hobbies include sleeping in sunny spots, sniffing in the backyard, watching you cook, going for car rides, and being adorable. I don’t even mind going to the vet! I don’t really like to be left alone at home for long periods of time because I start to worry about my people. Can you blame me? I basically think humans are the very best! I would love to find my very own forever family to adore. Do you think that could be you?

To learn more about me and better yet, to arrange to meet me, please fill out this application: http://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow

2021 Calendars!

Dear Friends & Supporters:
We hope you and your loved ones are well as our world navigates these unprecedented times. One Planet Rescue remains singularly focused on providing immediate care to dogs and cats with critical needs.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our animals during this holiday season.
We are thrilled with our beautiful 2021 One Planet Rescue calendar and we know you will be too!
These make meaningful gifts to friends, family, and coworkers. Each page is a reminder of how together we CAN make a difference in the lives of neglected animals.
All proceeds go toward paying for vet bills, training, transportation, and care for our present and future rescues.
You can be confident that every calendar you order contributes to making the world a better place for our beloved four (and sometimes three!) legged friends.

Please click on this link to order your OPR 2021 Calendar!

Rest in peace, Roland

Whenever we step up for a shelter dog in need, we never know what the future will hold or how much time we’ll have with them. All we know for certain is that we’ll make sure they’re loved and cared for, perhaps for the first time ever. Our hearts are broken to share that our sweet boy Roland has gained his wings and crossed the rainbow bridge. 

We rescued Roland (aka Rolando or Roli) back in March, amid the growing pandemic, from the San Jose Animal Care Center. Although this sweet boy was estimated to only be about 5 years old, he had clearly not been cared for and had a huge lacerated mass by his penis, as well as an obvious skin issue. Rolando had a successful surgery, where the mass and his entire penis were removed. We treated his skin issue, and he was recovering wonderfully at his foster home with Filomena Farms. Because he was getting so much better, we no longer considered him a hospice dog, and we even had a family interested in him. Unfortunately, at his new home, he started showing signs of separation anxiety and his skin issues flared up again, so he went back to Filomena Farms. 

That’s when we started to notice new cancerous growths on his underside. Then his right eye sank back, and the vet determined poor Rolando had Horner’s syndrome. Shortly after, the whole left side of his face was droopy, and he started drooling. We took him to Sage to check for neurological issues and test his thyroid. During this time, his kind foster mom did everything to keep our boy comfortable, and we are so grateful. Unfortunately, to add to his list of medical issues, Rolando had a splenic mass rupture, was rushed to the ER, and was in a great deal of pain. The kindest thing to do, albeit the hardest thing, was to let him go. 

Rolando was such a sweet, gentle old soul, and we are grateful we had the chance to help him live as comfortable a life as possible. His foster mom shares, “We are grateful that he had enough time left to enjoy the sunshine, respite, solace, and freedom the Farm has to offer. We are very sad, but we are thankful that Roli got to know love in the short time he had on this earth. Fospice is so difficult, but so very much worthwhile.”

Please watch this remembrance video. We hope it brings you joy to see Roli’s journey with us and with his most amazing fospice mama and his farm friends.

World Animal Day

World Animal Day was started “to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.”

https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/
https://www.spiritanimal.info/world-animal-day/

Blue!

Blue, is the sweetest 3-year-old blue-nosed pittie. This adorable boy was found hiding in the bushes in Granada Hills, clearly abused and scared. No one came looking for him, which was probably for the best. Once he realized he was safe and would no longer be hurt, we got to see what a good boy Blue really is.

He must’ve had a loving home at some point because he knows how to sit, stay, give a paw, and give kisses. Blue waits to be leashed, is potty-trained, isn’t destructive, and loves his ball. He’s not possessive of his food or toys and is generally a sweet, calm dog at his foster home, where he lives with five chihuahuas and a female pittie. He gets along with all of them and has shown no aggression.

Blue doesn’t need much exercise, but he does look forward to his 20-minute walks. He has a minor limp on one of his back leg that is from a blunt force, likely from his abuser, but it doesn’t hinder his mobility.

Because of his past, though, he doesn’t immediately trust and need to be properly introduced to people and other dogs. His love of his ball and treats go a long way in teaching him that not all people are bad. And on walks, he is not fond of other dogs and barks at them. He is muzzle-trained, though, and is redirected easily with his squeaky ball.

Blue is a good boy who just needs a loving home, with kids over 12 years of age, that will continue his training and show him how awesome humans can be. Do you have room in your heart and home for Blue?

Please help us learn more about you by filling out our online application and we will contact you to arrange a meeting: http://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow