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 Dolce Pug #60-18

Back in late September 2018, GMPR was informed of a bonded pair of 11 year old pugs. An individual who had been pet sitting this pair was very concerned about their condition. The owner was unable to give them proper care and they were in pretty rough shape. She was able to convince the owner to surrender them to GMPR. Dolce (black male) and Gabbana (fawn female) arrived in GMPR's care with the help of several Good Samaritans along the way. Both of these sweet pugs had many health issues. Dolce has a permanent head tilt due to chronic ear infections, dry eye, and skin infections. He is blind. Gabby arrived with a raging urinary tract infection, a history of seizures, and severe ear infections. Dolce and Gabby were placed in Foster Care so that we could evaluate and treat their many health issues.

During this time we discovered that Gabby has an aggressive bladder cancer. We decided to place both pugs in our Hospice Program and give them the best possible care until it is time for them to Cross the Bridge. These adorable seniors win the hearts of all who meet them. They are so deserving of the TLC and Love they will receive with their incredible Hospice Mom.

Gabby recently passed away but Dolce is still holding on and has her foster pug friends to keep him company.

Please consider sponsoring Dolce

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.

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