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.


Oliver (5/13/21)
Caught in a Trap

We were told that the three dogs, one female and two males, wandered up to a woman's house a year ago and she has been caring for them ever since. She can no longer afford to do so. Sad to say, the local Kentucky shelter was so full they couldn't take these dogs without euthanizing them. They asked NGPR's foster, Gloria, to help them and she did.

One of the dogs, Oliver, a young male had an injured rear paw, which was probably caught in a trap. The three dogs were vetted and Oliver's wound was examined and cleaned out.  Unfortunately after several bandage changes, the paw looked worse so we brought Oliver to MedVet for evaluation. Amputation of his rear left leg was recommended. Oliver has been moved to a foster home in Ohio and is recovering. He is doing well and we are happy to say our latest tripod should be available for adoption soon.


Johny (4/01/21)
The One and Only

Johny in New Jersey is seven months old and one of the sweetest and smartest little fellows his foster mama has come across in a while. He was born in rescue and has been raised in a home with his mama, other dogs and visiting children. Unfortunately he needs FHO (hip) surgery at a tender age. Johny sleeps in his crate all night and is quickly becoming house trained—he will make a mad dash for the door when he needs to go out. He loves his people and will bark if left alone but is learning it is okay. He has also learned to wear a harness and is getting used to a leash. Johny plays nicely with the adult dogs in his new foster home and loves to do normal puppy things. He is currently with a medical foster but we will be looking for an adopter for him post-surgery.




Blondie (3/15/21)
Ready for the Next Step

Blondie was found New Year's Eve on the side of the highway, hit by a car and gravely injured. Her pelvis was broken and she had other internal injuries. She had recently given birth to a litter of puppies that were never located. She has been treated for both pyometra and mastitis. Originally she was not expected to survive but she is doing very well and has gained a ton of weight. She does need FHO surgery, so we are looking for a medical foster who can take her in and get her through surgery.

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. 

Noelle Update: Noelle had TPLO surgery on both knees on 3/27.  She had be be hospitalized a week later due to infection but has successfully combated that and now (we hope) well on the way to recovery.

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 him 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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