Tiny Bits of Life at the Hollow

Pug Hollow Sanctuary

Pug Hollow is a companion animal sanctuary devoted to helping terminal, critical care, and long term care small dogs live out their lives in peace, happiness and luxury.

I had an excellent #FabulousEarsFriday but decided to delay it for a #FirstTimeFriday. This is a moment 7 years in the making. Pippa came to us as a puppy, who had been used to bait fighting dogs. She is a happy girl over all. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body but gets overwhelmed by the Horde (aside from her buddy Zeb) and has never been comfortable with being touched in a direct manner. For 7 years we’ve allowed her to proceed at her own pace as far as human affection. Last night for the first time she sought out extended (for her) direct contact! #mutt #seniordog #slowrecovery #success #rescuestories (at Pug Hollow Sanctuary)
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November 16th 2018
<p>Miss Ginger had a dental today that ended up being more expensive than anticipated. She has ulcerations in her mouth that could be caused by an immune response to dental bacteria, an allergic response to some substance, or the beginnings of oral cancer. It resulted in her losing all of her upper teeth on the right side, all but two of her teeth on the lower side and several teeth on the other side. We will know what the cause of the ulcerations is in a week or so once we are able to do a run of antibiotics and Benadryl to see try and clear up the first two possibilities. <br/></p><p>Because her dental ended up being so very extensive, we’ve $115 left to cover out of her vet bill. <br/></p><p>If you can kick us a couple of $ we’d appreciate it.</p><p>Also if you’re shopping for the holidays, you can purchase a portrait from <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/644056377">www.etsy.com/listing/644056377</a> or from <a href="http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org">www.pughollowsanctuary.org</a> (we get to keep more of the funds if you order from the Sanctuary page). They’re super reasonable and really awesome gifts for the hard to buy for person!</p><p>You can also donate via <a href="http://www.paypal.com">paypal </a>to pughollow@gmail.com. Send as “friends and family” and we keep more of it.</p><p>You can make a donation with a credit or debit card directly to our vet at:<br/>Elisabeth Stanley’s Account<br/>Prague Vet Clinic<br/>405-567-2219</p><p>Via mail to <br/>Pug Hollow Sanctuary<br/>PO Box 244<br/>Prague, OK 74864</p><p>or via <a href="http://fnd.us/a1NPG0?ref=sh_27OuQd">Fundrazr</a><br/><br/></p>

Miss Ginger had a dental today that ended up being more expensive than anticipated. She has ulcerations in her mouth that could be caused by an immune response to dental bacteria, an allergic response to some substance, or the beginnings of oral cancer. It resulted in her losing all of her upper teeth on the right side, all but two of her teeth on the lower side and several teeth on the other side. We will know what the cause of the ulcerations is in a week or so once we are able to do a run of antibiotics and Benadryl to see try and clear up the first two possibilities.

Because her dental ended up being so very extensive, we’ve $115 left to cover out of her vet bill.

If you can kick us a couple of $ we’d appreciate it.

Also if you’re shopping for the holidays, you can purchase a portrait from www.etsy.com/listing/644056377 or from www.pughollowsanctuary.org (we get to keep more of the funds if you order from the Sanctuary page). They’re super reasonable and really awesome gifts for the hard to buy for person!

You can also donate via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com. Send as “friends and family” and we keep more of it.

You can make a donation with a credit or debit card directly to our vet at:
Elisabeth Stanley’s Account
Prague Vet Clinic
405-567-2219

Via mail to
Pug Hollow Sanctuary
PO Box 244
Prague, OK 74864

or via Fundrazr

November 14th 2018
<p>Yappy Howloween! <br/></p><p>It’s been a heck of a week at the Sanctuary but we keep forging on. We’ve got Auggie’s final visit and funeral costs covered, but we can use your help with Speedbump’s unexpected expenses. We still have the $154 outstanding for his initial visit, plus his emergency final visit and funeral expenses. The vet has a new cremation service they’re working with so we don’t know exactly how much that is going to run. We are anticipating another $250. So we need to raise another $400 to cover the current expenses without totally draining our account. <br/></p><p>Because it’s the holidays, EVERY donor who sends their mailing address to pughollow@gmail.com will receive a hand painted Pug Hollow Supporter’s ornament with one of the Sanctuary dogs. The top donor will receive an 8x8 painting (either custom or a breed portrait). <br/></p><p>If you can’t donate, please share, reblog and retweet. Every person who sees your post is a potential donor. <br/></p><p>Donations can be made via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com, via Fundrazr at <a href="http://fnd.us/a1NPG0?ref=sh_27OuQd">http://fnd.us/a1NPG0?ref=sh_27OuQd</a>, via mail to Pug Hollow Sanctuary at PO Box 244, Prague, OK 74864, or directly to our vet with a credit or debit card at  Prague Vet Clinic, 
(405) 567-2219, Elisabeth Stanley’s account.<br/></p>

Yappy Howloween!

It’s been a heck of a week at the Sanctuary but we keep forging on. We’ve got Auggie’s final visit and funeral costs covered, but we can use your help with Speedbump’s unexpected expenses. We still have the $154 outstanding for his initial visit, plus his emergency final visit and funeral expenses. The vet has a new cremation service they’re working with so we don’t know exactly how much that is going to run. We are anticipating another $250. So we need to raise another $400 to cover the current expenses without totally draining our account.

Because it’s the holidays, EVERY donor who sends their mailing address to pughollow@gmail.com will receive a hand painted Pug Hollow Supporter’s ornament with one of the Sanctuary dogs. The top donor will receive an 8x8 painting (either custom or a breed portrait).

If you can’t donate, please share, reblog and retweet. Every person who sees your post is a potential donor.

Donations can be made via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com, via Fundrazr at http://fnd.us/a1NPG0?ref=sh_27OuQd, via mail to Pug Hollow Sanctuary at PO Box 244, Prague, OK 74864, or directly to our vet with a credit or debit card at  Prague Vet Clinic, (405) 567-2219, Elisabeth Stanley’s account.

October 28th 2018

Swarm alert: Asian lady beetles are swarming in central OK looking for crevices in which to overwinter. These are NOT your friendly garden ladybird beetles. They are a different invasive species. They have a W marking on their “head”. They also bite & excrete a stinky chemical that can cause respiratory distress and skin inflammation in dogs. They WILL get in your house, especially in west facing windows behind curtains. A vacuum with a bit of flea powder in the bag/cannister works well for removal. Removal is a MUST to alleviate adverse reactions. Some dogs may respond to benadrly or they may need oral steroids from a vet.

October 27th 2018
<p>Mr. Speedbump had to get cleaned up and make a vet trip today. He’s developed a nasty bladder infection and UTI, and he’s a very unwell, very pitiful pug. (Bladder infections/UTI’s are a common problem with paraplegic dogs requiring manual bladder expression.)</p>

<p>He had a strong combo shot of antibiotics to get him started and he came home with a month worth of Amoxicillin, a UTI supplement, and a tube of Amoximast to squirt up his sheath to help with any external infection he’s experiencing. </p>

<p>His total for today was $154.63. We could use donations to help us cover today and pad against any follow up visits or hospitalization he may need (we like to be prepared for all possibilities). </p>

<p>You can donate via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com, mail a check to Pug Hollow Sanctuary, PO Box 244, Prague, OK 74864 or donate via Fundrazr at <a href="https://tinyurl.com/PugHollowFundrazr.">https://tinyurl.com/PugHollowFundrazr.</a></p>

Mr. Speedbump had to get cleaned up and make a vet trip today. He’s developed a nasty bladder infection and UTI, and he’s a very unwell, very pitiful pug. (Bladder infections/UTI’s are a common problem with paraplegic dogs requiring manual bladder expression.)

He had a strong combo shot of antibiotics to get him started and he came home with a month worth of Amoxicillin, a UTI supplement, and a tube of Amoximast to squirt up his sheath to help with any external infection he’s experiencing.

His total for today was $154.63. We could use donations to help us cover today and pad against any follow up visits or hospitalization he may need (we like to be prepared for all possibilities).

You can donate via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com, mail a check to Pug Hollow Sanctuary, PO Box 244, Prague, OK 74864 or donate via Fundrazr at https://tinyurl.com/PugHollowFundrazr.

October 25th 2018

We had a couple of vet visits this week. Mr. Chance had his intake vet visit, and got his cherry eye checked out. He got a clean bill of health. He’s a sturdy if battered old man though our vet is mildly concerned that he may have protein uptake issues.

Our other vet visit was Miss Bella. The ringer of Hell’s Bells did not get a clean bill of health unfortunately. I had noticed that her heart sounded slushy when she slept up against my head and suspected that Bella was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. As much as I hate to be correct, she does indeed have DCM. It’s a severe case, severe enough that when she breathes deeply her heart stops. We’ve begun medication and supplements to do as much as we can to keep her comfortable for as long as possible. Her medication will cost about $70 a month (Vetmedin, Lasix .and a canine heart support supplement).

If you would like to assist us, we can use vet funding, and dog food. Our largest needs for dog food are: 80 lbs of Diamond Naturals Beef and Rice, 100 lbs of cheap dog food, and Bella tinned dog food.

You can see all the various ways to donate on our webpage www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php

October 14th 2018
<p>Remy’s Deep Thought Thursday</p>

Remy’s Deep Thought Thursday

September 13th 2018

Vinnie and Zee have a grand time together.

August 31st 2018
<p>I trimmed Clawd’s nails and he wad indignant enough to climb a crate and laundry basket to glare balefully at me over the door.</p>

I trimmed Clawd’s nails and he wad indignant enough to climb a crate and laundry basket to glare balefully at me over the door.

August 24th 2018
<p><b>WARNING: Graphic really gross photo at link!</b></p><p><a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fphotos.app.goo.gl%2F6ddCtQ487U4Cesmo8&t=Y2QwYzNkZjlmZmMwMmRjMTVhNDQwOGNiNzJhYWY0ZGQxMzc5ZjU0MSxrdUNXWDdUZg%3D%3D&b=t%3Az57G71oRa0w812RwwXx6iw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fpughollowsanctuary.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F176697550234%2Fgrigori-raspugin&m=1">https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ddCtQ487U4Cesmo8</a><b><br/></b></p><p>
 Alright… the dogs have been back not quite 24 hours and we have our 
first “Holy crap, Doc, we’re bringing you a dog…” and our first “We need
 an appointment for…”<br/></p><p>Those of you who are familiar with our 
Horde at Pug Hollow may remember Grigori Raspugin, and his fatty tumor 
that we call his “moob”. It’s been on the list of non-critical surgeries
 that we eventually needed to get done, but he decided to move it up to a
 critical “we have to do this today” status. <br/></p><p>He had a puncture wound on the “moob”. He was treated for the puncture, and antibiotics were administered.  <br/></p><p>If
 you haven’t dealt with them, puncture wounds are tricky. They’re super 
difficult to clean and treat, because of the nature of the wound (give 
me a laceration any day of the week). In this case it decided to 
abscess. The abscess ruptured, which is usually a good thing (we can 
then clean and treat and clear up) BUT in this case it wasn’t. Because 
of the nature of the “moob” and the work of gravity, when the abscess 
ruptured so did the “moob”.  This left a large lump of nasty, infected 
fatty tissue hanging out of his skin.<br/></p><p>So Raspugin is at the vet right now for an emergency “moob-ectomy”.</p><p>That’s 1.</p><p>2
 is Lovepug. One of her empty eye sockets is trying to get infected. I 
suspect that she has itched it raw. She has an appointment at 11. <br/></p><p>As usual we can really use your assistance in making sure we have the $ to cover the vet bills.  <br/></p><p>You can help by:</p><p>1. Donating to us via (Paypal, Fundrazr, or by mail) <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pughollowsanctuary.org%2Fdonate.php&t=OGU0NzViZmI3NzFiNDMxOGVlMjdmYWEwYTg3NzE5ODcxMzc5NzAzMiw2Z0UxMkhSUg%3D%3D&b=t%3Az57G71oRa0w812RwwXx6iw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fpughollowsanctuary.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F176697508114%2Fgrigori-raspugin&m=1">http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php</a></p><p>2. Donate directly to our vet at:<br/>Elisabeth Stanley’s Account<br/>Prague Veterinary Clinic<br/>405-567-2219<br/></p><p>3.. Buying a painting or jewelry box by ordering at <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pughollowsanctuary.org%2Fpaintings.php&t=NmNhNjIxZjI3ZjRiMjRkZDRkY2M1YzdhYjMyYjY3ZTA5NzcxNzQxMyw2Z0UxMkhSUg%3D%3D&b=t%3Az57G71oRa0w812RwwXx6iw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fpughollowsanctuary.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F176697508114%2Fgrigori-raspugin&m=1">http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/paintings.php</a> or at <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Fshop%2FFloraVellum&t=MDFkMDQ4ODM4NTI5ODI3ZTVkMWQ2MWU0YTc2MTE0ZTcwYmFhMmQyNiw2Z0UxMkhSUg%3D%3D&b=t%3Az57G71oRa0w812RwwXx6iw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fpughollowsanctuary.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F176697508114%2Fgrigori-raspugin&m=1">https://www.etsy.com/shop/FloraVellum</a></p><p>4. Donate dog food: <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pughollowsanctuary.org%2Fdog-food-drive.php&t=YjZhNWRmNDUxNjQ1ZDg4MTY3MjBhNzI0NDYwMWRkMTZiNTYyNGU2Yyw2Z0UxMkhSUg%3D%3D&b=t%3Az57G71oRa0w812RwwXx6iw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fpughollowsanctuary.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F176697508114%2Fgrigori-raspugin&m=1">http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php</a></p><p>Share/retweet/tell your friends!</p>

WARNING: Graphic really gross photo at link!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ddCtQ487U4Cesmo8

Alright… the dogs have been back not quite 24 hours and we have our first “Holy crap, Doc, we’re bringing you a dog…” and our first “We need an appointment for…”

Those of you who are familiar with our Horde at Pug Hollow may remember Grigori Raspugin, and his fatty tumor that we call his “moob”. It’s been on the list of non-critical surgeries that we eventually needed to get done, but he decided to move it up to a critical “we have to do this today” status.

He had a puncture wound on the “moob”. He was treated for the puncture, and antibiotics were administered.  

If you haven’t dealt with them, puncture wounds are tricky. They’re super difficult to clean and treat, because of the nature of the wound (give me a laceration any day of the week). In this case it decided to abscess. The abscess ruptured, which is usually a good thing (we can then clean and treat and clear up) BUT in this case it wasn’t. Because of the nature of the “moob” and the work of gravity, when the abscess ruptured so did the “moob”.  This left a large lump of nasty, infected fatty tissue hanging out of his skin.

So Raspugin is at the vet right now for an emergency “moob-ectomy”.

That’s 1.

2 is Lovepug. One of her empty eye sockets is trying to get infected. I suspect that she has itched it raw. She has an appointment at 11.

As usual we can really use your assistance in making sure we have the $ to cover the vet bills.  

You can help by:

1. Donating to us via (Paypal, Fundrazr, or by mail) http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php

2. Donate directly to our vet at:
Elisabeth Stanley’s Account
Prague Veterinary Clinic
405-567-2219

3.. Buying a painting or jewelry box by ordering at http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/paintings.php or at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FloraVellum

4. Donate dog food: http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php

Share/retweet/tell your friends!

August 6th 2018