About the Campaign
His name is long, his heart is big, his skills are real!!
Pugsley is a trained service dog. His owner has Ventricular Tachycardia, a heart condition where the heart can suddenly speed up and lose it’s correct rhythm. Pugsley detects this before it happens, and can bark alert his owner Jan if she is going to have an episode.
This condition can be deadly, and Pugsley barks according to the severity, allowing Jan to get to a safe place, or even to the Emergency Room, in time. He is quite literally a life saving dog!
Three years ago he needed extensive dental work, including removals of many teeth (this is why his tongue hangs out in some of the pictures!)
Unfortunately part of one tooth was left in during this procedure and later became infected severely damaging his jaw. It was repairable with a bone-graft but he has been left even more sensitive to dental issues.
Because of her medical condition his owner Jan has reduced her income a lot, and now gets by on Social Security of just about $1000 a month. She just cannot pay for much more than Pugsley’s regular check-ups… but his breath has gotten bad and she has noticed some issues with his teeth. Taking him into the vet, they say he needs another dental surgery!
Pugsely is nine years-old, and so surgery also means a blood work up, and Jan just does not have the money, nor the potential to save up the money, for this procedure!
Let’s help Pugsley and Jan!
Jan loves Pugsley and he is her full time companion, but he is also her life-line! Pugsley has saved Jan’s life previously, and he will probably do so again. Her condition comes on with no warning, and sometimes is not detectible by her or a doctor without specialized equipment, BUT PUGSLEY KNOWS!
All donations here will only be paid to Pugsley’s vet, who is working on giving a substantial discount on the price of his tests and surgery. Your donation goes a long way to help Pugsley and his mom! Can you donate to help today!?