You can help Sarge by donating at any Utah County Credit Union (UCCU) branch near you!

You can also help Sarge by donating at any Utah County Credit Union (UCCU) branch near you or by using the donate button below!

Call or walk into the nearest UCCU branch and tell them you would like to donate to the "Surgery for Sarge" account under Blu's Ranch & Rescue. Call (800) 453-8188. Thank you for helping Sarge!!

meet sarge

meet sarge
our beautiful pup

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

help for another pack mate

We just want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to a very dedicated and persistant rescuer!!! Cheyenne was able to track down Aslan (the pack mate that went into the shelter with Sarge the 2nd time) and get him out of the shelter. THANKS AGAIN Cheyenne!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

cost of surgery and where we are today

We have had a lot of requests wondering how much the surgery is going to cost. The estimated cost is $5600.00 for surgery and pre/post work. We are currently still trying to raise $3800.00. We are in the process of putting an event together to raise the rest of the funds needed for his surgery. We so appreciate all who have helped out in this cause. It will be a wonderful day to see this sweet dog be able to walk on all fours again. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! But please pass this on to all you know and hopefully we will see you at the event this fall (once it has be finalized we will post the details on his blog and facebook group page).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Our visit with Dr. Glawe

We took Sarge to Denver to meet with Dr. Glawe. After looking over the xrays and a thorough examination, he feels Sarge has a good chance of recovery. His pelvis is broken and is caved in a little from the stress of only using one leg to walk on, and his kneecap is on the side of his leg and will need to be moved back into place. So as long as he has good cartilage and we start exercising his muscles and ligaments on his hurt leg he has a great chance at using his leg again. it won't be 100% but if we don't take care of the leg, he will eventually loose his ability to walk. We will be looking at different benefits for fundraising so if you have a great idea or would love to donate time/talent to help Sarge, let me know.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

surgical examination date set

We will be heading out to Denver to take Sarge to his surgical evaluation with Dr. Glawe. He is an orthopedic specialist that works with the Great Pyrenees Rescue in Colorado. They have been a great help to us and Sarge. We will keep you all updated on his status and what the surgeon suggests for his best options. Wish us luck!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sarge loves to ride and sleep in the backseat of my car. Here he is with his buddy Tito, who is a 2 lb. Chihuahua/Terrier puppy. Tito follows Sarge everywhere.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Our plea for help

We rescued Sarge from our local shelter because his time was up there. He had come into the shelter a year ago (along with 2 other Pyrenees) as a stray with leg injury and when the owner was tracked down and came to pick his dogs up he stated he didn't want his dogs socialized and wouldn't take him to the vet to fix his leg. You see, Sarge was a working dog. The owner was also livid that the workers in the shelter would be around the dogs. The owner wanted no human contact for his herding dogs.

A few months later, Sarge was picked up again as a stray and brought into the shelter with his leg still crippled. Again, the owner came to pick him up and was furious that his dog was being socialized. Sarge loved being around people and now the owner felt he would be worthless as a working dog.

Well, it is now a year later and Sarge found his way back to the shelter again, and true to his word, the owner never got his leg fixed, so when his time was up we stepped in knowing the expense of such a task to try and undo the damage that a thoughtless owner would allow for over a year to poor Sarge. He is mobile and has adapted to not using his leg, but as you can see from his xrays, his injury to his knee and hip need to be addressed. Unfortunately to add insult to injury this sweet pup also has some hip displaysia.

Even with the enormity of the surgical expense and rehabilitation, we thought that the humanity of people would step in and help Sarge out once they saw what a great dog he is. Sarge is only 3-4 years old and has a wonderful life ahead of him and with just a little bit of help from those around him he will have that great life.

He will be available for adoption after we have been able to do what should have been done by a thoughtless owner that was supposed to have cared for his needs. I know many working dogs that are well loved and cared for by their owners. But it will now be more difficult (but not impossible) to fix an incorrectly healed leg and hip on a year old injury.

Thank you for your consideration and help in getting the word out for Sarge. He will be so happy to run at full speed again.