Jleigh Howard Guardian Angel Fund

Can't adopt, but want to help?

Our former President, JLeigh Howard, was GMPR's biggest guardian angel. She poured her heart into fostering some of our neediest Hospice pugs, giving them love and care through their last days until her own untimely death from ovarian cancer. In her honor, we have renamed our guardian page the Jleigh Howard Guardian Angel Fund. You too can be a "Guardian Angel" for one of our "special" pugs for as little as $15 a month. Make a one-time donation or send a monthly payment to help support one of our rescue pugs, and you become a "Guardian Angel". Your name will be posted next to the picture of the pug you wish to help on this page.

You can make donations for a specific pug via Paypal with your credit card or checking account using the buttons provided below or make a generic donation using the buttons to the right. Guardian Angel funds are used for veterinary care, food, treats and toys (in that order). Pugs posted on the "Guardian Angel" page have extensive medical/social needs and are considered long-term rehabilitation candidates.

Guardian Angel- monthly supporters
Joe & Jackie Vezina
Debbie Skillman
Lori Zelenko
Michael Ginnis
Susan Flynn
Elizabeth C Landry
Priscilla DeBree
Deborah Sullivan
Karen Hammes
Christian Leogrande
Emily Currier
Deb Vizine
Eileen Batchen
Paul Hoffman

Meet Tonto Pug 33-20

Tonto is an 11-13 year old fawn male who was surrendered due to a move during the summer of 2020. Tonto has been neutered and had a full dental. He continues to mark in the house and wears a belly band. He has arthritis in his hips and right knee and will need arthritis medication. He does not tolerate handling for treatments and needs to be sedated for veterinary visits. When allowed to be himself, he is a great boy according to his foster mom. Given his age, medical issues and he has settled so nicely into his foster home it was decided that he has found the perfect place to live out his golden years.

Tonto is fostered in Merrimack, NH.

Please consider sponsoring Tonto.

Marvelous Mia, Pug #21-40 is a 5 year old black female.

Mia was healthy with no medical conditions up until October 2019. At the end of October she developed severe symptoms including paralysis of her back legs, incontinence, and recurrent urinary tract infections. She was seen by a veterinarian and a specialty veterinarian and underwent several diagnostic tests including MRI, spinal tap, labs etc. Mia was diagnosed with FCE. She was treated with antibiotics and home PT and she eventually regained 80% mobility in her back legs but she is still incontinent of urine and poop and will need to wear diapers in her new home. She is a bit weak in the hind legs, but runs, plays, and can do stairs. She uses eye drops in her left eye for recurrent eye drainage. She also needs anal glands expressed often. Otherwise, she is a healthy, happy girl. She is a young pug with lots of life and love to give. She is a sweet dog. Her owner surrendered her in love. She has spent $1000's on Mia and worked with her to get her walking/running again. She’s super sweet, a little reactive to the other dogs but nothing vicious or concerning other than she doesn’t know her weight and jumps on some of the smaller pups. She’s pretty heavy, too, at 28 pounds.

Mia is fostered in Rutland, VT.

Please consider sponsoring Mia.

Tyson happily joined our Hospice Program back in July 2023 and quickly became a fan favorite in his foster home. He's a resilient little man with the heart of a heavyweight champion. Born on November 5, 2012, Tyson was surrendered to the local humane society at 10 years old when his age and required level of care became more than his family was able to provide. An unfortunate truth to so many of our senior and special needs rescues come to face at the twilight of their lives when all they seek is the comfort of the family they've always known, just when they need them the most. Many families are not able to offer the care that comes along with a special needs or senior pet.

Tyson faces mobility challenges and the typical pug dry eyes, but his indomitable spirit shines through. Despite his unique needs, Tyson has earned the title of the happiest and toughest little fighter, capturing the hearts of everyone he meets. Tyson's journey has been one of strength, courage, and unwavering determination. His mobility issues have presented obstacles, yet this charismatic Pug refuses to let anything hold him back. While wheels might be a solution for some, Tyson has made it clear that he prefers to navigate life in his own quirky way. Tyson's charm lies not just in his resilience but in his ability to spread joy and happiness. His zest for life has become an inspiration to everyone who crosses his path. Tyson's Tale reminds us that every Pug, regardless of their challenges, deserves a chance at a happy and fulfilling life. Tyson isn't going out without a fight, he reminds us every day why we have dedicated our lives to rescue.

Why Tyson Needs Your Help?
Despite Tyson's happy and healthy demeanor, his special needs make finding him a forever home a unique challenge. GMPR has chosen to place Tyson in the care of one of our seasoned hospice fosters, ensuring that he receives the specialized attention and love he so deserves. However, providing for Tyson's unique needs comes with additional costs that GMPR is committed to providing. It is GMPR's mission to ensure we can answer the call, whenever there is a need. Your generosity can make that possible.

How You Can Make a Difference:
By supporting GMPR's Hospice Program, you can directly contribute to Tyson's well-being and the care of other special Pugs like him. Your donation will help cover veterinary expenses, specialized care, and ongoing support for Tyson and all the other Pugs with special needs in our care. Join us in supporting Tyson and other Pugs in need through GMPR's Hospice Program. Together, we can ensure that these resilient souls find comfort, care, and love in their golden years.

Donate today to become a true rescue hero and let Tyson know that know matter how old or particular his needs, he will always have a warm bed, a full belly and the unwavering love and support from his fans in our extended rescue family!

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