VicDRG Blog

Help Needed With Senior Dogs

VicDRG Blog We are frequently asked to take on older dogs, sometimes for palliative care, sometimes dogs that can’t live with other dogs.

Your donations hard at work...

Pets in need We support a gorgeous wolfhound who is the beloved companion of a homeless man. When Hooch was diagnosed with cancer in October we arranged his surgery by a well-known specialist. Hooch had…

Happy Shad In His Forever Home

VicDRG Blog Have a look at Shad, now adopted and in his new home. Yes he has limitations with his leg, but he’s not in pain, does whirries when he’s happy and is well loved.

Ex Puppy Farm Dog Suki

VicDRG Blog Here is our lovely ex puppy farm dog Suki. Some of you will remember that she was on the website last year and then we had to take her off as we realised she need an operation, crating and rest for her leg. Her luxating patella operation carried out by Chris Preston has been a great success but...

Animal Rescue Organisations Need Your Help

It's coming up to that time of the year when all the charities begin to ask can you make a donation. You would have received some already. On behalf of all the under-funded and overstretched community fostercare networks and other groups out there please do think whether there is one you would like to donate to.

Please Consider Adopting a Senior Like Myself

VicDRG Blog Do you remember little Hamlin? He was found by a teenager and taken to the pound, fortunately a pound that works with rescue and knows that groups like VicDRG will take and care for old dogs. Hamlin was…

Jude And Joanie In Their New Special Home

VicDRG Blog Jude and Joanie were found abandoned in the middle of the forest - their pads were nearly worn away as they must have tried hard to get to food and water. Jude was standing with Joanie at his feet when…

Don't Blame Us When You Buy A Dog From A Puppy Farm Or Back Yard Breeder

VicDRG Blog Yes we know our processes are far from perfect and we are usually far too slow because there is a limit to how far we can stretch and cover in one day.And yes in an ideal world we would telephone everyone…

Remember Elton?

VicDRG Blog Do your remember Elton who jumped off a sofa and was paralysed from the waist down. He then went to Sam Snelling who as usual carried out a brilliant operation on Elton's spine. However the general consensus…

This is Jake Smith

VicDRG Blog This is Jake Smith. He was advertised for free on Gumtree and someone offered to take him. The person dropped the dog off at the woman’s place and left. She realised the dog wasn’t as advertised, had many…