VALLEY MASTIFF RESCUE 

A DIFFERENT KIND OF RESCUE

Charity # 840502934RR0001

Lucy

Lucy was welcomed in 2011. She is a survivor of Paws R Us puppy mill where 527 dogs were rescued. Lucy stayed with mama France for almost 2 years. Then we decided she was ready to go to a long term foster home. Things are not always easy for Lucy, she wants to become invisible, a sad symptom of living in a puppy mill. Lucy is living with another bulldog that is keeping her on her toes and busy. This is the best outcome we could hope for, healing from another dog is nothing any human could ever do as well as a dog.

These dogs are under long term medical fosters. They are not for adoption. However , this is how we are different and need your help. We are responsible for these dogs for their lifetime. They need food, medical care, vaccinations and mama France has to check up on them to make sure they are doing fabulous !

Dexter

Dexter is our 100th dog rescued !! and to top it off, he is from Egypt..yes where the pyramids are !! Dexter flew more than a 16 hr flight to get to us. Once arrived at the Toronto airport, we drove for more than 5 hours to get him home. It was a battle trying to stay in the back seat, Dexter wanted the front seat for his royal self.  Dexter was loved by his family and wanted the best for him, and felt he needed more. Dexter is a master cuddler, just a big softie. He is fitting in and adopting well to Canadian weather. Dexter will remain with mama France as promised to his family. He is currently helping heal a human with PSTD.

 Blue

Blue has been with us for years. She came with a 3 month life expectancy as she was battling cancer. 5 Years later, she is still with us. She has had many surgeries along the way, and one recently where she lost her eye and one toe. We are keeping a close eye on her health but she is a happy girl. She is living with Gordon in a medical long term foster home where she is being spoiled and loved.

Sydney

Lily

Lily was welcomed as a young puppy. She is completely blind. After 2 months, onw of her eyes became severly infected. The eye was removed and she was back to her old self. For months, with Mama France, Lily learned to be confident and brave, using voice commands only. She loves to play in water, as one of her favorite outings was going to swim in the river in Wakefield. She loves the car rides too. She is now living in a foster home with a retired couple where she gets all the attention. She is spoiled as her foster mama makes her roast beef and gravy. 

Gordon

Gordon arrived in May 2014. He was slowly dying from demodex mange, his organs were slowly shutting down from the parasite. It seemed as if Gordon had given up. We made him a special diet, bathing him with antiseptic shampoos and love every day, and with the constant supervision of vets, we slowly saw him get better. In less than 28 days, he made a dramatic improvement. A few months later, Gordon was placed in Blue's foster home. Gordon also needs constant medical supervision as his mange is a condition that he will never fully heal from. 

The dogs are in our medical program and are either living at the sanctuary or being cared for in one of our select few long -term foster-homes.

DOGS CURRENTLY UNDER OUR CARE

Sydney was rescued July 25th 2013. her story is touching as this little girl was neglected beyond what any dog should have to endure. She could barely stand when she arrived , at 91 pounds. Sydney's front paw had been broken and left to heal without medical attention,  her paw was angled at 90 degrees. Sydney suffered from hip dysplasia, she was treated at the Montreal DMV hospital. Syd was in excruciating pain as every step caused her femur bone to rub on her hip and most of the bone was shattered. Two major surgeries later, she is running and going up stairs. Sydney will remain under our care for her lifetime. We need to monitor her orthopedic status as she grows older. He story has been featured on http://www.dogheirs.com/dogheirs/posts/3939-rescue-asks-for-support-to-help-neglected-neapolitan-mastiff-live-without-pain-for-the-first-time-in-her-life

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