Bad teeth a small tumor in his mouth, this senior shepherd is in pain.
This campaign successfully reached its funding goal and ended 2 weeks ago
107% Funded
  • $1,073.00 Donated
  • $1,000.00 Goal
  • 19 Donors
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About the Campaign

Not so Grumpy Old Men!

Mr. Oso is a senior owned by a senior. A little over 9 years ago Francisco got Oso as a puppy. A friend thought Francisco was kind of depressed, retired and living alone, and a dog friend might do him good.

Since then Francisco and Oso have been best friends, and go everywhere together. Francisco is in his 70’s and now Oso is 9 years-old, so they are kind of two old dudes hanging out together.

Friends made a TikTok of Oso:

Medical Problem

Oso seemed to be chewing more than normal, and rubbing his mouth. His shots were coming due pretty soon too, so Francisco took him to the vet in June. The diagnosed him with gum disease and gave an estimate of $2000.00, a lot of money for a retired working-man who had mostly done metal recycling.

Fortunately, as Francisco was looking for help, someone put him in touch with us. We gave some advice on vets and pricing, and he took Oso to a different clinic.

The good news is we got a new, more reasonable, estimate at 1/2 the price. The bad news, there is also now a small tumor in Oso’s mouth. Maybe the first vet missed it, maybe it grew up in the time between vet visits, we cannot be sure. But it must be removed.

Oso’s new estimate is $840.00 including the tumor removal. There will be an extra charge per tooth removed, and we suspect Oso will lose a number of teeth, so we are rounding up to a guess of $1000 right now.

Remember, as always, all donations are paid only to the vet when the procedure is performed! And all donations are only for Oso. Can you help this senior get his necessary dental surgery today?

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  • Cece Radana

    Good luck Oso! May God bless you and Francisco. ❤️

    July 24, 2020 at 4:01 pm Reply

    • Luis

      Thanks Cece!!!

      July 25, 2020 at 12:58 am Reply

    • Luis

      Thank you for your kind words CeCe ❤️

      July 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm Reply

  • Anna Montanez

    Love Oso

    July 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm Reply

    • Luis

      Thank you!!!

      July 25, 2020 at 12:59 am Reply

  • Kimberly Magallanes

    Blessings for several more years of friendship between Francisco and Oso.

    July 30, 2020 at 7:13 am Reply

    • Luis

      Thank you sooooo much!!!!

      July 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm Reply

  • Caroline

    Hope your pup gets well. Take care of each other and I hope this helps.

    July 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm Reply

    • Luis

      Thank you very much!!!!

      July 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm Reply

  • Caroline Cabrera

    Hope your pup gets well. Take care of each other and I hope this helps.

    July 30, 2020 at 12:10 pm Reply

  • Cristina Avila

    Feel better oso!

    July 30, 2020 at 12:15 pm Reply


      Thank you for your kind words ♥️

      July 30, 2020 at 2:06 pm Reply

  • JB

    Good luck. Hopefully you get to the goal.

    July 30, 2020 at 4:53 pm Reply

    • Maria

      Thank you JB for your Donation

      July 31, 2020 at 7:55 am Reply

    • Luis

      Thank you very much!!!!

      July 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm Reply

  • Terry Brown

    Trying to help others who are not as fortunate

    July 31, 2020 at 8:14 am Reply

  • Cats & Canines, Inc. Rene Hersey, Founder

    These are hard times for companion animals during a pandemic, and large older dogs can be more costly to care for. Keeping companion animals with their families is the ultimate goal, so, hope others join me with more donations quickly so Oso can get surgery completed!

    July 31, 2020 at 10:42 am Reply

    • Lugo

      Thank you Cats & Can I. For your donation and the support we received from the anonymous donors. Oso Man really appreciate the help and it means alot to our family. Thank you. God bless you all

      August 1, 2020 at 12:47 am Reply

  • Christopher Salazar

    Long live Oso!

    July 31, 2020 at 10:52 am Reply