As one of the few dog rescue and adoption organizations in the Texas Hill Country we make a commitment to care for every dog that comes to us. With the support of our dedicated sponsors, volunteers and donors we're able to provide veterinary care, food, Heartworm prevention, flea & tick prevention, and basic supplies needed from leashes to toys for our dogs while they wait to be adopted.
An important part of our caring for these dogs is finding a foster home. Please consider giving of your time to help these dogs in need. Become a foster parent, and change your life by helping a dog. Please go to our Foster A Dog page to read more about becoming a foster. If you cannot foster, please consider sponsoring a dog.
SPONSOR A DOG
Sponsor a dog by:
- Donating their adoption fee. Adoption fees vary based on the age of the dog, and range from $75 to $125.
- Making a monthly donation in any amount that goes toward their care.
- Donate items such as toys, leash, collar, treats like bully sticks, antlers (no rawhide please)
Besides knowing you have changed a dog’s life, Sponsors will receive the following:
- Regular updates – available by mail or online, allowing you to track the progress of your sponsor dog.
- Recognition of your sponsorship – We will recognize you on our website and our Facebook page as a Sponsor. If your business wishes to become a Sponsor for one of our dogs, we will link to your website or Facebook page.
- Participation in the adoption process – When you dog you are sponsoring has a meet & greet or adoption planned you will be contacted if you would like to be a part of the happy occasion.
Please become a Sponsor today and help make a difference in a dog’s life.
HELP HEAL A DOG
Not every rescued dog that arrives at WAG Rescue is in a suitable condition to be adopted. Some dogs come to us with urgent medical needs ranging from broken bones or infections necessitating critical care, to other orthopedic or medical issues requiring surgical intervention. Some are pregnant, Heartworm positive, Parvo positive or nutritionally deprived and very underweight. Some animals also come to us with deep emotional scars due to neglect and mistreatment. Tragically, some animals are barely alive due to the abuse they have suffered.
WAG Rescue takes in dogs off the street that have been abandoned or from shelters that euthanize. Our mission is to give each dog the care they need – the care and the second chance that they deserve. We included the word rescue in our name, as that is what we do, rescue dogs and find them a new home.
Please make a donation today to our Help Heal a Dog Program, and help us provide these dogs with a safe haven and time to heal.
Meet some of our dogs requiring extra care.
Lana & Jane...really it's therapy!
May update: Jane is slowly improving, but requires round the clock care which we thankfully have with our awesome Team Jane. We love our volunteers and our donors. Shannon & Kay donated a really nice wheel chair! Thank you everyone that responded to Jane's plight. Her right leg is getting stronger, but the left may never respond to therapy and a decision will have to be made to amputate the left leg. Jane is pretty spoiled now. She has her own room at our refuge. Jane is on multiple medications, supplies for her incontinence, supplements and a bully stick once a week, so any donation of items or monetary donation is appreciated.
Her Story: We are absolutely devastated that our beautiful Jane had a mini stroke to her spinal cord March 14th (google FCE & dog for more info). She is paralyzed from the waist down. Prognosis is good for recovery, but it will be weeks of therapy and rehab. Jane is at CTVSH receiving the best care possible. Her condition is good. As you can imagine her care is going to be very expensive. Please help us help Jane. We urgently need donations for her care. Thank you. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Update May: Patty's puppies all found great homes and she had her spay surgery which also involved repairing damage caused by having such large puppies. She is now in a foster home getting what she loves...attention. Patty is heartworm positive and will be in our system for several more months while she is treated. A donation of $40 would pay for her next antibiotic prescription, but a donation in any amount helps. Thank you. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Wow, we got El's lab results back from her check-up and she is now heartworm negative! She still has a "bad heart", but now less of a burdon with the heartworms gone. This girl constantly surprises us.
Elvira is 8 plus years old, she is Heartworm positive and most likely has been positive a good part of her life as her heart is in very bad shape. She breast cancer. Her heart is so damaged that she would not survive the Heartworm treatment. Elivira is also deaf. Elvira has shown us she is not ready to go. She is being well cared for and getting lots of attention from our volunteers. No matter what, we will not let her suffer. Elvira hangs at our refuge and she is loving it. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Vinnie is a found dog. He was covered in fleas, full of intestinal parasites and Heartworm positive. He has received veterinary care and is in a great foster home. Vinnie will have his first Heartworm treatment in May. Please consider making a donation to help with his care. Thank you.
Lacy is another rescued dog. She is a 4 year old blue Chihuahua, gentle and sweet. Lacy is Heartworm positive and will receive her first treatment in May. Please donate to her care. Thank you.
This little guy was found and never claimed. Grover is a small Terrier mix, 2 years old, 16#. He is Heartworm positive and had Whipworms. If left untreated, Whipworms can cause death. He is now clear of Whipworms. Grover is scheduled for Heartworm treatment in May. Please donate to his care. Thank you.
CHAMP - OUR MASCOT
Champ started out as a found dog that no one claimed. He is a Great Pyrenees - St. Bernard mix, 10+ years old. No one seemed to be interested in adopting him and after a few months we realized he was not well. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in one of his back legs. We were given a poor prognosis which meant he had little time left so we chose not to amputate. Champ was in a great foster home and given lots of pain meds. After 6 months Champ was still with us. His leg needed amputation and since he was not showing other symptoms he had the surgery. We were again told it was only a matter of time since Osteosarcoma is so invasive. After the surgery, Champ continued to improve and went off all of his pain meds. That was December 2012 and Champ is still with us. He is a happy, outgoing old man. He is starting to slow down and is back on pain medication. He loves receiving a new bed, which is needed often as he cannot always hold his bladder. A bully stick once a week is his big treat and of course lots of attention.
If you have not seen our "Boot" designed by Rich Canter, please go by our store, Treasures on Twelve, see our boot out front. Champ is at the helm.
We will continue to give our Champ physical and emotional support. We cannot save him from his fate, but we can make the journey a peaceful one. We love you Champ!