3 more deserving dogs

I was quite shocked that both Rescue Paws with Half Pipe, and LIFE Rescue who are working with Yoji, reached out to me. I didn’t realize my reputation for helping special needs dogs had reached areas like Thailand and the UK.  I have been asked to help both of these paralyzed dogs.  I really hope that our supporters find them deserving enough to help us help them.

Half Pipe, Yoji and Mr. T – are the last 3 dogs on Dhana Metta Rescue Society’s waiting list.  We hope that we will be able to find all 3 of these very deserving dogs foster homes before they arrive.  We would like to have that in place for them when they get here – so they can start enjoying their lives.

Donations of any amount are ALWAYS GREATLY APPRECIATED!  And you can donate by clicking on this link below:



We are currently fundraising for Half Pipe – so he can find his way safely from Thailand to Dhana Metta Rescue Society. Dogs like Half Pipe will never find a home in Thailand.  We hope that someone here in Beautiful BC will step up to foster him until he finds his forever home. He is a smaller dog, around 20 lbs, Dhana Metta will provide all the support you need and will help you understand everything that a paralyzed dog requires. Really they aren’t anymore work that a dog that has use of all 4 legs!!

Half Pipe

You can donate towards Half Pipe by clicking on the link below!



Another very deserving paralyzed dog name YOJI,  needs our help. He was originally from Thailand, and was adopted to a family in the UK. After a couple of weeks, the family in the UK decided that Yoji was just too much for them. He is in desperate need of rescue, so he does not get sent back to Thailand.

I hope that someone here in BC will also step up for Yoji  – to provide a safe foster home until his forever home can be found. He is young, one year old, and a medium sized dog around 35 lbs. He was only a baby when he was found on the streets of Thailand, paralyzed and with sores all over his body from dragging himself around.

It makes me so sad to know that there are dogs just like Yoji all over the world suffering – those who will never end up in safety, those who will never feel the love and care of a human being.  His story is sad, as is so many other animals that suffer at the hands of awful human beings. We hope that one special person will open their heart and home to Yoji!

Yoji where he was found



Yoji with wheels

You can donate to help fund Yoji’s future care and transport by clicking on the link below.



Mr. T was a last minute save from a high kill shelter in California.  A friend of mine wanted so much for this little old man to be safe so he could live out his life with love!  No rescues would take him because he has many fatty tumors, and maybe some not so fatty tumors.  Everyone was calling him Tumor Boy – I had to tell everyone that this name had to change LOL!!

Because I adore my friend Pat, I obliged her request to help Mr. T… and she obliged my request to change his name.  And here we are.  Mr. T  is currently in foster care in California.  He has been there for almost 6 weeks now. We are looking for a foster home here in BC that will step up for him so he can come and go straight into a home environment while he waits to see the vet locally.

He is a senior dog, around 10 years old.  He will need to go in for some mass removal surgeries and of course a dental.  His dental alone will cost up to $500 with a geriatric panel, and the mass/lump removals will be on top of that.  So we are hoping to raise at least $1000 for Mr. T’s veterinary care before he arrives.  Then we can get him straight into the vet and he can start to relax.  Please consider opening your heart and home to Mr. T as a foster or forever home.  And if you can’t foster – please donate, any amount helps!

Mr. T



Thank you Everyone for your ongoing support.  I am so very proud to have supporters and followers like you.  You have made Dhana Metta Rescue Society and important part of animal’s lives, we could have never come this far without you.  I hope that you all continue to donate towards the animals that will remain in our care, whether temporary or indefinitely.  While Rescue Mommy of Dhana Metta takes a little break (after the above 3 dogs arrive and get all the care they need)… please keep following us!


Taco (still waiting) and Kiko (adopted)

Kiko and Taco are both 11 years old.  They have been together their whole lives, since they were puppies.  They were surrendered to Dhana Metta Rescue Society in early July 2011.

These 2 dogs, deserving of love, had been kept in a small room about 4 x 6 maybe less, for 4 years. They used to have free roam of the house, but since grandchildren arrived, they have been segregated, away from family and what they had been so accustomed to. The room was clean, don’t get me wrong they pee on newspapers in this room and sleep on clean towels.  The owners really did love them alot, but no longer had the means to provide to them what they needed.

Kiko and Taco

Kiko and Taco had never been socialized with other dogs or very many people until they arrived here.  They have been amazing with the other small dogs so far, and are living communally with so many of them.  They have so many human visitors that Taco no longer goes to bite, and Kiko seems to have become very independent.

Both of them had their vet visit yesterday, and as we suspected there are things we absolutely need to have investigated before we can let them go to a forever home.

Taco has had trouble walking for a long time.  When I saw him at him original home, I suspected a neurological issue.  Maybe a disc problem, an issue with his spine, or possibly a tumor near the spine.  Taco saw a specialist at Canada West Veterinary Specialists and he confirmed that Taco’s issue is most likely a disc issue in his neck.  We could do an MRI at the cost of approx $3000, however Taco is doing so well just the way he is that maybe we should just let him be, and find him a home who will love him just the way he is.  We wanted to thank all those who donated towards Taco to get him in to see the specialists.

Kiko has been Diagnosed with Cushing’s disease.  There are 2 options – to let her live her life just the way she is, and believe me she is an amazing little dog.  Blind but smart – and independent!  Or we could start her on meds – Lysodren and Trilostane are the most common drugs we use to treat HAC in dogs Neither of these is cheap nor without risks of severe side effects. We are going to be running one more test on this sweet little girl before our final decision on how to treat her.  We want to thank all those who have donated to Kiko’s vet bills, with a few more to come.

These sweet little seniors deserve to feel what it is like to be loved and cared for again.  We hope that someone falls in love with them just like we did.

Thank you in advance!

Liloo – adopted

Liloo is a very small Pomeranian Poodle cross, she is about 9 months old right now. She was born blind (without eyes), but this does not hinder her.  She is full of puppy energy and is still working on her house training.

Liloo has been in foster care, and is learning how to be a dog, learning how to sleep in a crate, and how to bathroom outside. At 9 months old her growth seems to be stunted. Her baby teeth still have not come out, and she has not gone into heat. The vet thinks she will never develop like a normal healthy dog.

LilooLiloo is very smart, loves to cuddle, but can potentially become overbearing an clingy if not given proper training, discipline and boundaries.

If you feel you are the one to give Liloo all she needs, please email us for an adoption application. Home visits are also required. Liloo’s adoption fee is by donation.



Since finding out that Jake was suffering from Progressive Retinal Atrophy, his owners have found things to be so much easier.  They now understand Jake – and why he does the things he does.  They have decided to keep Jake, sell their smaller sized townhome, and buy a house with a yard.  They are reading lots of books on how to live with blind dogs, and they feel they can overcome this challenge the universe put before them.  KUDOS to these wonderful people, for going the extra extra mile to be able to give their dog Jake a forever home – and to love him just the way he is!!!



Jake is a 3 year old Black Lab.  He is a wonderful dog, smart, willing to please and needing a new home.  Jake has been diagnosed with Progressive Retinal Atrophy.  It is hard to tell that Jake has this condition.  His eyes are clear and seem normal.  It was his behavior that made us question his sight.


Jake needs a new home who has experience with sight impaired dogs.  In time he will be completely blind.  He needs a home that is quiet, organized, and patient.

It will not take Jake long to learn a new layout, he also needs to be trained on leash – as a blind dog.  He hears and smells extremely well, he tends to get a little stressed if he doesn’t know where his human disappeared to and will bark to ask you to tell him where you are.

We are asking the animal loving community to help find Jake a foster home, until a forever home is found.  The foster home will also need to be experienced with seeing impaired dogs, and willing to help train him.  Jake would of course prefer a forever home first so that he does not have to relearn layouts too many times.

jake 1

Jake is currently at the only home he has known for 3 years, however the stress of the noise, toys and inconsistency is wearing on him.  Even though his owners are sad to have to make this decision, it is the best thing for Jake.  It would be great for Jake to be put into foster care sooner than later, so he can start learning how to cope with his sight loss.  He also needs to start to relax as his home now is very stressful for him.

An application and home visit is required, please send an email to fosterdmrs@yahoo.ca if you feel you can open your heart and home to Jake as a foster parent.  Those interested in giving Jake a forever home can email us at adoptionsdmrs@yahoo.ca

Pharaoh – Adopted


Pharaoh is a young dog, not sure what mix he is, he weighs in at about 13lbs.  He is a special needs dog, as he has suffered a brain injury – Kinda like our little friend Lego.  Pharaoh is smart, but he walks funny, and reacts a little slower to commands than the normal dog.  He may have been hit by a car or kicked – but we are leaning towards the former not the latter.

Doesn’t stop him from getting up onto the sofa (with a mini step up of course) and playing with the other dogs.  His house training has come along very well.  He actually goes to the back sliding door and whines when he wants to go out.  I guess all the other dogs have taught him well.

Pharaoh is fine with all sized dogs, and cats.  He also does not mind children at all.  He is a happy go lucky little guy, and he deserves a great home, with few stairs or carpeted stairs LOL.

He loves to cuddle on the sofa with his humans while we watch TV.  He sleeps in the kitchen on his own bed by the heater, and sometimes he has an overnight accident, and other times he doesn’t.  It’s my fault if he does cause I didn’t take the food and water away early enough.

I don’t let him sleep in my bed in case he falls off in the middle of the night, he certainly does not need more injuries in his lifetime.

Pharaoh is looking for his forever home, and any family would be lucky to have this mild natured little dog as their best friend.

His adoption fee is $195.  He is neutered, vaccinated, dewormed.

An adoption application and home visit is required as usual.

Misty – Adopted!

Introducing little tiny Misty girl.  Oh she breaks my heart.  I saw this little doll needed help – posted on a rescue forum.  I sent an email and offered to help her.  I exchanged emails with the owner of Misty (actually it was the owner’s daughter).

I can’t believe that this sweet tiny tiny chihuahua was kept outside.  Used for breeding purposes.  And when I pulled the vet records, I discovered that she had been bred all the way up to the age of 8 years old!!!  Having c-sections more than once.  Now the scar tissue is so thick, it may be a complicated situation.

I tried to convince myself not to take in this little girl, because a breeder should be responsible for their own dogs, instead of taking it from them and helping them discard of their “used up” stock.  Then the other side of me argued – but if they give this dog to some Joe Shmoe on the street – she may be subjected to being bred again.  It was a battle of yes, no, yes, no, yes, no with me, myself and I.

I met with Misty and her temporary humans.  I took one look at her and knew she deserved a better life.  She is 10 years old now, and the least we could give her was a home, inside, under warm covers, cuddling with a human that loves her for her…and not for the money she could make them.

Misty is so sweet, I can’t describe how her eyes tell you how sad she has been….how she cries to be near you…


She would make an easy addition for a senior, or an older couple that would love to have a little dog to share their lives with.

But before we can do that, Misty needs some medical attention.  We hope that the community will help raise enough money to get her a geriatric panel and urinalysis at the vet – this is the first step to ensuring she is healthy enough to undergo a complicated spay.  If her bloodwork looks good – we are going to be taking Misty in to Canada West Vet Specialists to have her spayed…however she also needs a dental so badly, and Canada West does not have a dental specialist.  So she may have to undergo anesthetic more than once, which really sucks for her.

Her vet bills will be very costly.  Bloodwork alone will run about $200, a dental with her teeth will probably run about $600 and of course last but not least – the spay – we have not yet gotten an estimate on this, but surely it will cost far more than any normal spay situation.

Please help us help Misty feel better, and find a forever home that will give her all she so deserves.

Donations for Misty’s fund can be made through Paypal by clicking on the link below.  Please be sure to make a memo “For Misty”.

ChinChin the Japanese ChinChi – ADOPTED

Today (Sept 14) ChinChin got a custom splint made for his front right leg.  It will help him keep his leg straight, and hopefully help him to build more muscle mass in the leg so he can stand on it.  His left front leg is pretty strong and he can already use it to keep himself up, but better to have 2 legs!

Chin SplintWe would like to thank Joanne Smith (occupational therapist) for donating this splint to ChinChin today.  Thank you for spending the time to make one for him, and thanks for believing in him.

We would also like to thank Dr. David Francis at Canada West Veterinary Specialists for taking the time to see ChinChin today.  Hopefully with the new xrays, we can see what is going on – and pray that there is something that can be done surgically to help his front leg.


ChinChin is about 8 years old.  He’s now 5 pounds (he was about 8 pounds and solid, dead weight when rescued). He is a Japanese Chin Crossed with a Chihuahua.


The doctors in California think that ChinChin had a failed bilateral luxating patella surgery about 3-5 years ago.  Once he gets to us, we will have the orthopedic specialists at Canada West Vet Specialists take a good look at him, and we will have more answers as to what we can do for ChinChin.

His previous owners should have looked into other options for him, for instance, if he could no longer walk – he could have used a K9 Cart – just like our little man B-Boy had.  But instead, they left him sit like a ‘living pillow’ until both front feet atrophied and curled in…. they eventually dumped him in the shelter to die.  TLC pulled him literally 2 hours before he was due to be euthanized.

The ulcers are gone on both front elbows now (they were to the bone when TLC found him).  Both front legs are much stronger, he turns himself over and back up again – none of this was going on when he came to TLC.  Linda got a high quality 3″ foam piece and had it cut to fit the large sized crates (like a Doberman or GSD would be comfortable in).  On top of the foam, we put pitty pads and on top of that, thick velour blankees.

ChinChin sits so patiently while he is groomed, watching the birds from the outside grooming table.  he gets to swim in the pool, working him every day as he gains more strength in his front legs.  ChinChin does not bark (or hasn’t yet).  He will tolerate the other little ones around him, but only allowed our tri-pede, Abby (R.I.P.) to be in the same doggie bed at the same time.

ChinChin and Abby

Believe it or not, he is not much trouble at all.  He goes pee three times a day outside in the playpen and has a poop every morning on the first potty break.  Otherwise, he never has an accident in his crate or in the stroller throughout the day around here.  Unlike B-Boy – ChinChin does have control of his bodily functions.  He knows when he has to go – or better yet – when you take him to go.

The biggest problem we will have with ChinChin is to find someone else (besides us) to believe in him.  At this time ChinChin will not be for adoption.  We would like to have him assessed, and if he needs a K9 Cart, we would like to get him one, just as we did for B-Boy.

We kindly ask for donations to help ChinChin get mobile.  Donations can be made through our PayPal account – and once set up – donations can also be made directly to Canada West Vet Specialists under the Dhana Metta Rescue Account.

Lego – Adopted


Lego has come so far in 7 weeks.  He is awesome!  He plays, runs, tries to jump but that is still something he can’t do.  The ramp for my big old Bubba came in handy, Lego learned all on his own that this ramp was the way in and out of the house.  He uses it all the time and is really good at it!  Thank you to all those who donated to Lego.  He is doing so well now.  We are planning to use the rest of the donations to have his teeth cleaned and have him neutered.  He will be going into his trial forever home this Friday!

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Carlsberg – Adoption Pending


Carlsberg is doing very well, he made it through the healing very well.  He got his pins removed just the other day.  His foster mom has of course fallen in love with the little dude, and is seriously thinking of becoming his forever mom.

To date we have raised $700 for Carlsberg’s surgery and still owe about $2800.  Even though he may be soon to be adopted, he is still worth raising the money for…please don’t forget about Carlsberg.

To donate you can call Canada West veterinary specialists directly, or cheques can be sent to our society.

Thank you to all those who have helped so far!  Carlsberg thanks you!

Carlsberg is a 15 week old Pug Chihuahua cross.  He had an unfortunate accident.  I know we all think that puppies are not as fragile as they really are, simply jumping off the bed and landing incorrectly can be dangerous.  And that is exactly what Carlsberg did.



He has fractured both of his front elbows very badly.  It took 2 separate surgeries.   Poor guy had to just sit on his butt (literally) while waiting.  It is very unfortunate and very sad that his owners could not afford this surgery and did not have pet insurance in place….they have chosen to surrender the little guy.

We unfortunately do not have the money either to pay for his surgery of $4500 (give or take).  And we certainly didn’t want to see this little guy PTS so young,  but again we need to raise the funds to pay his bill.  This was a surgery that simply could not wait like some of the luckier ones.  We usually have time to raise funds prior to going ahead….Carlsberg was simply in too much pain and stalling was not an option.

Carlsberg 1


If you are able to donate even $20 towards Carlsberg’s fund – we graciously accept.  If we could get 225 people to donate $20 each, we will have reached the goal.  Can you help?   Donations can be make directly to Canada West Veterinary Clinic by calling 604 473 4882.  Or cheques can be mailed to 235 – 2607 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H4.  Be sure to make the cheque out to Canada West.

Carlsberg IS NOT currently up for adoption.  He has a few months of healing, rechecks, pin removals ahead of him.  We are not accepting applications for Carlsberg at this time.  Please continue to check this website for updates.

Any inquiries regarding Carlsberg should be made directly with the Dhana Metta Rescue Society via email, please do not contact Canada West for this information.

Little Ella


We didn’t have much luck raising the money needed for Ella’s surgery.  We only reached a total of approximately $700.  Time was running out.  Ever since Ella came into our care, one of the surgeons at Canada West was very interested in her.  We had many discussions, and their family also had many discussions.

Their family had always wanted a dog, but were concerned about allergies, so we decided to let them take Ella home to see how things went.  Needless to say, things went wonderfully and they decided to adopt Ella.

The great part about the surgeon adopting Ella was that she would get her surgery, even though we had only raised $700. She got her surgery and she got her forever home.

We thank all those that contributed to Ella’s cause, the foster families that cared for her in the interm, all the selfless folks that were interested in adopting her, and we give a huge thank you to the folks at Canada West Veterinary Specialists.


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