VALLEY MASTIFF RESCUE 

A DIFFERENT KIND OF RESCUE

Charity # 840502934RR0001

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.

Sydney

Bruno

Lily

Lily was welcomed as a young puppy. She is completely blind. After 2 months, one of her eyes ''died'' and became severly infected in a matter of hours. 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. 

DOGS CURRENTLY UNDER OUR CARE

Bruno arrived in March 2011and soon became my shadow... a 187 pound shadow. All the volunteers love walking him. Bruno is especially fond of children.  His favorite thing was playing house with Koko, his young human friend. Bruno is good with all dogs , he especially bonded with Nina after her leg was amputated, he would serve as a sitting bench for her.  His massive size is quite impressive but his gentle soul will leave you breathless. Bruno is not for adoption as he has been a long term resident of the rescue for 6 years now. He will live out his senior years with mama France.

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

Blue 

Gordon

Blue was rescued from Ohio SPCA in July 2012.  She had been diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma after the removal of her mammary chain and given 3 months to live. After mama France started her cancer diet, she improved dramatically. Today 3 years later she is still with us. Blue has had 4 surgeries since, to remove tumors that keep growing on her left side. Late summer this year, Blue lost her eye as there was a tumor attached to her optical nerve. Blue needs constant health issues adressed. She is living happy in her foster home that care for her daily needs and love her endlessly. Gordon is her best buddy & roomate.

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.  Gordon's incredible rescue was featured here: http://www.dogheirs.com/dogheirs/posts/5650-neglected-and-sick-neapolitan-mastiff-puppy-begins-journey-to-become-happy-healthy-dog

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

These dogs are not for adoption at this time. Once they are ready for adoption you will find them under our ADOPTION page.

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