We are an all-breed, all volunteer, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization focused on the rescue of dogs forgotten and forsaken by humans. We primarily receive dogs from rural animal control facilities, as well as providing services to the Indigenous American communities which are typically without options for dealing with unwanted dogs.
We depend upon the generosity of our fellow animal lovers, as well as the occasional grant award, to keep moving forward in our continuous efforts to save lives through a combination of adoption and spay/neuter services.
Please consider donating to Dog Town Rescue. We don't have a fancy facility, but you can trust that your money will be going directly toward providing life-saving care for dogs in need.
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Young, pregnant, and homeless... Darla was surrendered to animal control very near to giving birth. She is only eight months old and was bred on her first heat cycle.
We felt that animal control was no place for her to bring her babies into the world, so we took Darla in to one of our foster homes with a volunteer who is also a vet tech.
At this writing, Darla's milk has come in, which means the puppies are not far behind. We were extremely concerned because her former owners indicated that she had been bred to a much larger dog, so we could be looking at a difficult birth or even emergency C-section.
We will keep everyone updated.
Update on Darla 10/15/14
Today we had an ultrasound and x-rays done to see how many puppies Darla was carrying, and how large they are. She was supposedly bred to a much larger dog and since she is only eight months old, we were concerned that she would have a difficult delivery and possible emergency C-section.
In these two x-rays you can see the puppies' skulls, spines, and rib cages. The vet thinks there are at least seven of them, but their skulls are not so large that they appear to present a problem with giving birth.
Darla is being fostered by one of our great volunteers, who is also an experienced vet tech, she will be spending the nights at her home to be monitored for any signs of distress. During the day, she is hanging out at the vet's office and checked frequently.
The vet is guessing that the puppies should be born any day now.
All of this medical care can get expensive, so if you would like to donate toward Darla's vet bill, it would be much appreciated! We have either the Paypal link on this page, or checks may be mailed to: Dog Town, PO Box 2978, Carson City NV 89702
Thank you in advance!
In this video of the actual ultrasound, you can see the puppies' hearts beating
And here you can see Miss Darla, and what a sweet girl she is. We're all hoping and praying for a safe delivery of healthy puppies.
10/14/14 Darla arrives at Dog Town
Darla 10/16/14... We have puppies!
Miss Darla gave birth to seven healthy puppies on October 16th! Despite her young age (8 months) she is proving to be a great momma.
Thank you to our volunteer and Vet Tech, Deena, for watching over them before and while they were being born.
Our little family is now staying with our volunteers in Reno, thank you to Helen and James for opening your home to them!
And big hugs to our friends who donated toward her veterinary care! Darla and her babies will have the best care and will all be available for adoption when puppies are old enough.
Harmony was adopted from Dog Town a couple of months ago. Just last week we discovered that her adopters had given her to another family member.
Harmony was hit by a car on Friday and ran off before the driver could catch her. On Saturday, someone found her laying on the cold ground at a golf course at South Lake Tahoe.
She was still wearing the collar and our tag she had on when she was adopted, so Animal Control contacted us. We hadn't seen her yet, so we weren't sure which dog she was, but we went ahead and took responsibility for her to receive immediate medical treatment.
We arranged transport for her to our vet in Carson City, and it was then that we discovered who she is.
Harmony's pelvis is badly broken - broken in half near the point where the halves come together,and there are three separate floating pieces, which means she needs surgery. She will be seen at Sierra Veterinary Specialists in Reno,NV this week.
We are asking our friends and extended family to donate whatever amount they can, to help with her medical costs. It is going to be expensive, so we're not ashamed to ask for help.
Donations may be made through the secure PayPal link on this home page, or mail to: Dog Town, PO Box 2978, Carson City NV 89702
Thank you in advance for your continued generosity and kindness for the forgotten dogs in our community. Harmony will be available for adoption after she has healed.