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.
March 30th Update:
Jane had shown little improvement, only small movement in one leg. She remains paralyzed from the waist down. Her prognosis is not good. We will continue her rehab and have a wonderful team of volunteers that have stepped up to provide Jane the care she needs. Jane will live at our refuge and continue to rehab at CTVSH. We have been told that if she does not walk in 6 months she will not walk again. We remain hopeful that Jane will recover. Maintaining her quality of life is our goal. Please help us help Jane. Donate and share her story. Thank you.
Update: Jane will begin rehab March 15th. CTVSH has an amazing rehab department. Even though she has a good prognosis, there is still a 30% chance that Jane will not regain the use of her back legs. We are going to do everything we can for Jane and remain hopeful. She has to have her bladder manually emptied and now she has a bladder infection. She is eating well and continues to be the sweet, happy dog we love. She is quickly becoming a favorite at the hospital.
We are absolutely devastated that our beautiful Jane had a mini stroke to her spinal cord. (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: test results came back 3-17 and Patty is heartworm positive. This poor dog has seen nothing but neglect. Patty will be in our system for up to six months. We are looking for a foster, a quiet home to give her care and time to recover. On a happy note, her four puppies are doing great and all have applications pending.
Patty and her four Irish puppies...Brian, Clover, Maeve and Bridget. This gentle, sweet mama was dumped on someone's front yard with her four babies. We are not sure of Patty's breed, Terrier mix, maybe some hound. Her babies look just like Labs, so the Daddy must have made an impact! The puppies are estimated at 8 weeks old and just had their first vaccination. They were all FULL of round worms and anemic. One puppy, Clover, has a heart murmur. Patty is badly underweight. She also has severe trauma from giving birth to such large puppies. Unbelievably she has had to suffer with this injury for all these weeks. She had surgery to repair the trauma. We would really appreciate donations, no amount is too small. Patty and her pups will need a few weeks to get healthy and the bills add up. Please share so we can get the help we need to care for them. Thank you. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
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 has a new foster home. She is loving it. Thank you Abbey! CLICK HERE TO DONATE
UPDATE: Odie has just now completed his 2nd Heartworm treatment (April 4th and 5th). He will require at least 4 weeks of recovery before he can be adopted, but we are taking applications now. Click Here to start the process.
Update: Slick will receive his 1st Heartworm treatment March 21st and then the two day treatment will be in 30 days. He will need weeks of complete rest to prevent an cloat from dying worms.
We rescued slick from Austin Animal Center. He is Heartworm positive with related problems of heart and liver enlargement, underweight and has major skin issues with hair loss. He will be in our system for months while we get him healthy. Please consider making a donation to sponsor Slick. Thank you.
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.
Update: Fonzi will receive his 1st Heartworm treatment March 21st and then the two day treatment will be in 30 days. He will need weeks of complete rest to prevent a cloat from dying worms going to his heart.
As a rescue partner with Austin Animal Center we took in Fonzi. Their shelter is always full and when we have room we try to help.
Fonzi is a wonderful dog, quite beautiful and probably a full Flat Coated Retriever. He is Heartworm positive and will be in our system for months while we treat the Heartworms. Please consider making a donation to 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 has Whipworms. If left untreated, Whipworms can cause death. He is 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!