We try to limit our fundraising to a few times a year but neediest cases appear all the time. Frequently we are the "rescue of last resort" who will help a dog that other groups have passed by. NGPR is a 501 c (3) non-profit and your tax-deductible donation helps save our neediest cases who can also be found here, here, here, here and here The dogs needing help never end and we will never stop helping them!

Many of our neediest cases are in temporary homes. Please consider helping a neediest case by fostering or consider adopting one of the dogs below. If you have a question, please contact us.


Pretty Noelle (2/9/21)
Don't Worry, Baby


Noelle is a three year old female we were asked to take by a Tennessee shelter.  We were told she had hip issues. She seemed very uncomfortable when she arrived at her foster home and was seen immediately  for an exam and xrays. The diagnosis is bilateral cruciate tears in both her knees. She is being scheduled for a Medvet consult with Dr. Barnhart for possible TTA or TPLO surgery. In the meantime, she will have novox and gabapentin, and Dasequin to make her more comfortable. 



Calcasieu Shelter Girl (2/7/21)
To Be Named



We were contacted by a Louisiana shelter in mid-January about this girl.  She came to them on Christmas Eve as a stray, so they couldn't provide any background history on her. She exhibited an orthopedic issue the shelter vet thought could be either her hip or pelvic. NGPR had her x-rayed and she will need an FHO (Femoral Hip Ostectomy) to repair her hip and regain normal mobility. She is about 1 year old and Heartworm status is negative.

She is great around people; very sweet with no signs of aggression. She seem to be fine around other dogs, too. As of 2/7/21 we are waiting for her to be spayed and released from the shelter so we can proceed with her hip operation.




Pee Wee (2/4/21)
A Brave Boy


Meet Pee Wee who came to us from an animal shelter in Michigan.

This sweet fellow has had a rough start in life. He is only around 3 years old and it appears he will need an FHO surgery on his hip due to a prior injury.

He also recently had a mass removed from his side but is recovering well.  He's in great hands with our foster Rebecca and we look forward to getting through all his procedures and on to a great home.



Bubba (1/18/21)
Bubba's Bump

Bubba came to us in December from a kind woman in Alabama who took him in. She wrote: "About two months ago my landlord came to me about a Great Pyrenees that had been hanging around his house. I have my own dogs and have vet tech experience. I found the dog under his porch almost dead. He was skin and bones, had an upper respiratory infection and a skin condition. He's only about 2 or 3 and not neutered. My landlord was going out of town so I took the dog to my place. I've treated his skin and respiratory infections. I haven't seen any posters or online listings of a missing dog in my area. Unfortunately we seem to be a local dog dumping spot on my road."

When he was brought to the vet to be neutered, the bump on his head seemed to be very prominent, although the vet seemed unconcerned. We moved him to a foster in Tennessee who brought him to another vet who thought the growth could be very invasive. She speculated that it could be a bone cyst due to a prior trauma in which case, it is benign. She advised that the only way to be sure is to have a biopsy, which in itself might be lethal. Bubba is going to Nashville Veterinary Specialists for additional testing to help us determine what can be done to help this sweet dog, who has already had such a hard life.


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