These dogs need SPONSORS! Older & Special Needs dogs costs the rescue about $150 per month more than the adoptible dogs. It's an average and figures in extra bedding, laundry, supplies, special supplements, special foods, monthly prevents and different meds. You don't have to sponsor the whole amount to be helpful...any portion will do! Each senior has a button and you can make a monthly sponsor amount just by clicking the make it monthly option! BMAR has very few sponsors and it's very hard to run a sanctuary/hospice without financial help!
Some of these seniors are adoptible to the right home! If you love a frosty face...this is the right place! Special consideration is given on a case by case basis. BMAR would love to see these stately dogs in a comfortable place to spend their days. Ask for more info, BMAR continues to take in these loyal seniors... They all have adoption fees but to the right home...we can get donors to cover them or waive them altogether. We just want what is right for these deserving canines.
Wonderful Companions...the wisdom of years..need sponsors
Chains spent his whole life on a chain according to neighbors. The one time he got off, he wound up as an old dog, very thin, with health problems at a HIGH KILL SHELTER. When the owner was notified, he wouldn't even bother to come pick him up. Fat & happy now...he could use a family place to spend his final years. Because he was never socialized...it is reccommended that he be an only dog. He deserved better. He deserves more than spending his final days at this rescue. He is very people friendly & starved for attention.
Aleze passed away. God speed darling girl. anyone wishing we could use a few donations to pay off her medical bills and final arrangements.
You are missed old gal.
$75 monthly sponsor - C. Bieker
Boo aka Brutus, not avaialble
$25 monthly sponsor Caren I.
Cathy S. Sending Care Packages
Diamond was confiscated from owners for cruelty. They intentionally broke her leg several times to acquire her pain medication. She is permanently disabled. Dog aggressive and needs to be an only dog or kept separately. She is on supplements and is permanently disabled. Terribly mistreated, she bears no grudge and is human friendly. High storm anxiety adds to her list of woes. Very sweet gal and easily steals your heart.
Diamond loves soft fuzzy beds and jerky treats if you want to send her some!
Victor is a funny old man. Came in from a kill shelter and was in seriously bad shape. So glad his owner never claimed him! He is fat and happy now, got rid of his owies. He's pretty calm but as funny as he his, he probably needs to be an only dog. Sure would love to see him have a home of his own and out of this shelter...he's a special boy!
Maxie & Roxie (father & daughter)
They are 16 & 17 and were thrown out. When I got them it was 32* freezing! They stunk so bad & were starving. Owner's excuses were sickening...so I just scooped the tiny things up and here we are. Their grooming pics are naked..lol. They sleep 23 hours a day getting up to eat and potty on a pad. They do like going out but we watch them very close..just so tiny. Medically they are ok...just old. They are a bit finicky on eating now so we keep a variety. Desparately seeking a place where they can call home for their final days. After all those years of loyalty, they deserve that much! Please...if you have it in you!
Darcy. 12 years old. Major skin issues, Heartworm positive, blind. Despite major issues and being abandoned to die...she is a chipper little gal and bears her treatments stoically! Not available yet due to issues but she sure could use some vetting funds!
Bella from South Texas came in nearly dead. Many issues to deal with and extremely dog aggressive do not have to guess hard at what she was used for. A work in progress for this senior gal and she could really use a sponsor! Not ready for a home yet, but hoping!
$25 monthly Sponsor Caren I.
Sadly they passed at the same time. Their foster reports their passing was peaceful. God speed girls!
She passed with her sister.
Lucky...this senior boy wasn't so lucky & wound up at a high kill shelter. High heartworm positive, he has been treated and is showing improvement. Not really dog aggressive, he's people friendly and will steal your heart. This fellow deserves a life!
Tres..and I bite. Not his fault, owned 11 years & had an ear infection that was never treated. Holds his head sideways, vision impaired. Swelling on rear leg from infection. Taken us months to get a handle on these infections and to be able to touch him. BUT this little cocker is smart as a whip and winsome despite his bitey ways. The owners were just going to kill him...so we grabbed him. It's never been his fault and we now coexist. If you are smart and dedicated...you could too. But in case he never goes anywhere (because he is a problem child) he could use a sponsor to take the load off of BMAR so we can keep on helping the dogs that nobody wants.
Buddha....arrived with many woes. Tumors, teeth, warts, lice, heartworms, Pyoderma, URI, ear infection...poor dude. This is how we meet him in January 2019. BUDDHA HAS PASSED AWAY and I cannot tell you how sorely he is missed. We loved him dearly from day one. In his memory, please donate to our boy so that we can save other seniors. His bill for the past years remains over $4,000. I think people just do not realize how expensive life saving surgeries and meds are. Thanks to anyone that supports our senior program.
Spot has passed to green pastures. He was a great boy and we love the time he spent with us. Donations appreciated....we still have whopping bills to pay on the old boy. Paying off senior medical bills ensures that we can continue to save seniors.
AK left us. Just no cure for old age. AK was with us a lot longer than we thought he would be and boy did we have fun! So glad to have hosted him in his final years!
Donating to his medical bills makes it possible for us to save other seniors in his memory.
Alex. Thrown away to kill shelter to die. Reason? Too old. How about zero upkeep, Neglect. Abuse. We snagged him...we saw the truth. Arrived from shelter in really bad shape...but the mental shutdown was the worst. And scared, shied away from humans. What had happened to this once magnificent animal to cause this? We will never know...but to us, he is magnificent once more. He will probably never leave here. His size and age deters humans. And you have to take time to be his friend. You have to prove your worth. IF you are not real...he knows it. Once gained, trust is rewarded with steadfast loyalty.
Cooper....arrived June 2021. A bit of age, a bad eye, and ZERO hair...lol. Backyard breeders don't realize you can't breed out colors without causing Dilution Alopecia....bald dogs. Yep, he doesn't have any hair and that really is freckles you see on that skin. We keep him rubbed down with Shapleys oil and that skin is soft! Drops in the eye, but it is what it is. Doesn't stop us from being very fond of this boy! He is very sweet and a real cuddler. Everyone thinks he's ugly...I just think he's special. Extra care has t be given...like not too much sun in the summer and definitely jackets in the winter but other than that...he is just a great companion. Lives under my desk, asks to come along, dainty eater and never makes a mess. He is about bit bossy about treats and just will not hush til he gets his fill! These babies are welcome here as long as they need....but could really use some sponsor funds!
Bree...This beautiful senior girl has a sad story to tell. We don't know all of it but let's start with what we do know. Bree must have come from a kill shelter - that is all the rescue that dumped her on us took in. Bree has cancer, probably why they dumped her. She had a foster that kept her as a beloved pet...sadly, the foster had cancer too and succumbed leaving Bree homeless again. Her rescue needed a quick place for her to stay and promised to find her another foster right away -Bree needed to be an inside dog - would only have to keep her a couple of weeks. That was 2018... Obviously, Bree was abandoned again. BMAR has treated her cancer for the last 4 years, loved her, cherished her, and made room inside for her...abandoned no more, Bree is here to stay. We had always hoped for a home for her but it never came to pass. No one wants an older dog with her problems. Bree is affectionate and had a rough start in life. This now 8 year old girl deserved better in life. But she is cared for here and we spoil her with treats and toys. She could use a sponsor, vet bills are expensive for this beauty.
Top pic was my first intro to Fancy...she didn't have a name. The 2ns one told her story... spending her whole life on a chain. Bad skin issues, thin, hw+, overbred with an owner threatening to shoot her on her chain if no one got her "right now".
Such is the life of a pittie girl in Texas...life among the awful. We knew no one ever want her, we knew she would have to stay. Spending considerable vet money on her...she went through hell. And still treating heartworms on slow kill method...she had way too many to do it any other way safely. But that smile...oh that smile! How could anyone ever say no to that face? And we were not disappointed...such a happy old gal. She needs a sponsor....will you help her?
Smithy....14 years old and still kicking around! This old gal might be on her last summer. She's getting a little frail and her behind end doesn't work so good anymore. Has some inner ear problems which make her a bit off balance...but her out look as good and she eats a ton! These old dogs are so loyal and sweet...so glad to give them a safe place. She needs meds and lots of different specialty foods...but so worth it. Please consider sponsoring a tiny bit for her!
Smithy reaaly does well for such an old gal and is a testament to why people should not dump dogs for getting old. Age is how you treat them...and this girl is pretty great!
Casey...We first met her in October of 2020. Casey owner passed and is the case with so many pets of deceased owners, she suffered greatly. Never socialized, only liked her owner, was aggressive to all other people. Relatives didn't want her period. These are the perfect storm of dogs that are immediately killed, put to sleep, euthanized... whatever you want to call it, they wind up dead because their owners are. I have always taken exception to this fate for these dogs. It's bad enough their whole world has changed, but to be unwanted and wind up dead? She didn't like me either...so instead of taking the upset girl to the kennels, I took her home and placed her with my little crippled girl...Casey didn't like dogs either. Have to start somewhere. Took me 3 weeks to get her harness off of her and be able to just touch her without a growl and snap. But that flipped the switch. She became my best friend & now can get along with 2 whole dogs! High prey drive means no small dogs, no cats, no kids. Antisocial means I am her person and to heck with everyone else. But that's ok, had a premonition when I reviewed her case that she would be a lifer here...so she stays. It's no-kill here and for dogs like Casey...that means life. Helping sponsor dogs like Casey means we can take in more whose only crime is a deceased owner.
Shelby...technically not a senior BUT a "lifer" here due to medical. Of course we never know what issues will be found until we get them here...but would we have left her if we had known?
As you can see, Shelby suffered a traumatic injury that was never repaired. One can only imagine the pain this frail little gal went through. It can't be fixed and as she grows older the pain will become too intense to be managed on meds. A bleak future indeed. Her young life hasn't seen much blessings. Injury, abuse, lack of basic care & food. Of course high heartworm positive tops it off. So do we treat her for heartworms for the few years remaining to her? Yep. This particular dog is a big drain and the reason that ordinary rescues don't take them in. We understand...but BMAR is not your average rescue. Being no kill means that we wil stick by her...once rescued, a dog should remain rescued and have some security for the years remaining. Shelby's meds & suppplements are pretty high. While we ask for $150 sponsors on the older dogs...Shelby's is more like $400...so every monthly $5 adds up to help her!
Chewy Toy...these type dogs are a dime a dozen. Just a mix of this and that. Common colors. Half her ear missing. Houdini escape artist. Nothing great about her, nobody wants these dogs. Always dumping these dogs to perish. And she has been here 9 years. Now a senior, she has multiple roles here from greeting new dogs, showing them the ropes, to playing with the really shy dogs -thus the name "Chewy Toy". However...main draw back...she bites people she is unsure of. Never from the front...she is very fearful and mistrusting of new people...so she goes behind them and nips a calf or two. And sealed her fate...she stays here where we can control human access to her. For her safety. We never want anything to happen to this girl. Like all seniors, she needs monthly prevents, special treats and food....If you have a soft spot for these wonderful dogs....consider sponsoring a part of her upkeep!
Gigi...once a beloved foster snagged from a kill shelter. Treated like a diva. And now here because she had no where else to go. I hate this for her. She deserves better and loves being pampered. But she has issues. Severe food allergies...we monitor her food. She's slender so it's important. She can't take extreme heat. she lost so much weight when the hurricane knocked all the electric out for weeks. When she likes you, she bonds. And she will bite anyone that comes close to you. That's the problem in a nutshell. So no kids, no other dogs, just her own person in a quiet household where someone wants to care for her that has her best interest in mind. Doesn't set her up for failure...presenting people she doesn't know...she will bite them. Vet visits require a muzzle. We haven't found that person yet...so she needs a sponsor. Going on 4 years now. Surely the rescue community can do better than this for such a pretty girl. She really deserves a home.
Now she's just in an outside kennel...
Blue Girl...a beauty right? Not so fast....been here 5 years and is now a senior because of the 2nd photo.
One bad eye can mean that nobody wants you, means you are not perfect. This girl had a bad start to life. We picked her before she was killed at a horrible shelter 5 years ago. Bred, puppies sold, beaten til her eye was damaged and then thrown into a shelter to be killed. She arrived underweight, defeated, injured. After a monumental effort to get in shape...she faced rejection after rejection...because she wasn't perfect. BMAR is no-kill for a reason...so dogs like this get to stay without fear of being killed because of an abnormality that was caused by humans in the first place. Now @ 9 years...she won't leave here. But that's ok...she joins our senior pool and that's where we start asking for sponsors for these older furbabies...hope you can help her despite the eye!
Snow passed from severe damage due to heartworm disease. We had treated the heartworms but the damage was too much to overcome. We had Snow grace us with her presence for 4 years and she is missed. Any donations to pay for outstanding medical bills allow us to continue our senior sanctuary program.
Oso and he has a story! He came from HCAS KILL SHELTER and of course in their usual incompetence they neglected to advise that they were sending a dog with full blown distemper. We of course had to scramble and fix up a quarantine and of course everyone was exposed. The aggravating thing was we would have taken him anyway but a head’s up would have been beneficial. He was so sick…and he’s small – a little Jack Russel/Chi mix. But he was a fighter and we didn’t lose him. Oso didn’t come out unscathed…he will forever suffer his distemper side effect: chorea. It is a neurological disorder that will plague him for life. Once he recovered his true colors came in and he hates everybody but his chosen few. Little dogs bite really hard…so we adhere to his wishes and let him choose who he wants to be handled by. Oso has been here 4 years and with the best of luck he will be here many more years! This little fellow that had such a bad previous life deserves to rule the roost here for many, many years~
To that end…we would like to ask for sponsors for him. Just defray some of his meds costs, maybe a treat or two and remember that we always take the dogs nobody wants. Little Oso’s everywhere deserve a chance and we are here to give it to them. But we need your help and sponsors mean we can keep on doing our rescue for sanctuary…lifers.
Like all seniors, he needs monthly prevents, special treats and food....If you have a soft spot for these wonderful dogs....consider sponsoring a part of their upkeep!
Lifers, Seniors....all need safe haven!
Cassie...we took her in despite her eye problems. A few surgeries made a big difference. But of course when any major eye surgery like that happens...she is always going to have to receive maintenance care like occu drops, eye wipes and keeping them clean. Just goes with common sense. Had her spayed, cleared up her skin, put some weight on her...much needed weight. And she is beautiful now our little bully dog.
Of course as with any bully breed, she is head strong and a bit dog selective. She gets along with dogs she is introduced to...but she is alpha and territorial so I never leave them unsupervised. If another dog growls...it's all over! Guess people don't understand that...so she was returned 3 times. We understand her and maybe just some dogs are meant to be here with people who get it...get her. And love her anyway. She's been here 6 years and will stay. We are not making her available again. She has her life here, her human friends, her dog friends and her own castle. She's by the house so she can be a part of our "pack". And if I need some young pupper to be taught to mind his elders...she's the one that obliges in the teaching part. The youngsters quickly learn that certain old bats won't put up with their crap...lol. Dogs like Cassie are killed every day...let's celebrate the fact that she wasn't one of them....and please, sponsor part of her stay!
Hamsek... he has bone cancer. Hamsek was pulled from a kill shelter by someone who wished to provide him with a bucket list for his limited time on earth. Sadly life intervened and she was unable to keep him. BMAR has long believed that any dog able to make it out of a kill shelter alive should never have to go back. So Kris brought him to us. He's a delightful trooper and regales us daily with his singing voice...we wouldn't trade a minute of our time with him! We all know his time is limited, treatment is not an option and you can depend on us to make the right decision when the time comes. But for this time...Hamsik could use a little monetary help for his meds which keep him comfy and singing all day long!
Chains...well, he is just Chains because he lived his entire life on a Chain and then was thrown away to be killed in his senior years. Hold up! BMAR cannot let that happen so here this big old boy is in sanctuary and having a grand old time with a full food bowl & treats. Sadly Chains has cancer on his privates.
Ichains is being kept comfortable on medications and his life is full of treats and toys, companionship and stability...no more chains ever for this big guy! Of course taking in senior cancer patients is never a cheap task. Anyone contributing is a gift to our senior program!
Logan is a senior definitely in need of saving. Starved, beaten, abandoned and with cancer on his privates. Logan is firmly in our senior sanctuary program and frankly, we need financial help with this old gentleman. what the hell is wrong with people?