Welcome to Dolly's Dogs at Paws Across Pittsburgh!
Dolly's Dogs was created to help dogs that have been injured and/or have disabilities. Paws identified a need for help in this area, and with our wonderful fosters and supporters, we were able to start Dolly's Dogs!
These are dogs that would have little to no chance of making it out of the shelter or bad situation they are in without a program like this. Many of the dogs that go thru Dolly's Dogs require surgeries, medications, rehabilitation and frequent vet visits to ensure that they are in the best condition possible before finding their forever homes.
Dolly's Dogs was started after Diane Raible agreed to temporarily foster a small dog that was paralyzed from the waist down after being struck by a car. Dolly had such an impact on Diane because of her spirit, wonderful demeanor and love of life, that she adopted her and wanted to help more like her.
About the Program
The mission of Dolly's Dogs is to provide a medical/rehabilitation foster home for dogs with disabilities or injuries.
A needs assessment will be completed on each dog entering into the program. Considerations will be focused to plan for permanent adoption of the participants. Dolly's Dogs will link disabled pets to resources for durable medical equipment, provide medical care and therapy.
The program consists of two phases. Dogs with a temporary disability may only require a safe, quiet environment to promote healing and wellness. Upon medical clearance, the pet will either be posted for adoption or begin rehabilitation therapy.
Rehabilitation therapy will be under the supervision/guidance of a veterinarian and/or chiropractor. A plan of care will be developed by the treatment team and will be administered by the foster.
Volunteers assist with rehab and social therapies in the foster home.
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Questions about Dolly's Dogs can be sent to email@example.com