The Twelve

You can help these 12 dogs get adopted! Donate to their medical needs, so we can get them healthy and into good homes!
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  • $2,345.00 Donated
  • $10,000.00 Goal
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About the Campaign

12 Abandoned Dogs

Your donation helps these dogs get adopted!

These 12 pups need care, like Wrangler here (picture below) who has “cherry-eye” in both eyes. He is young. This condition was probably due to neglect and possibly trauma, but it is easily corrected with minor surgery! 

What happened

Someone dumped all these dogs near Silverwood Lake Reservoir, about an hour north of San Bernardino, CA, out in the middle of nowhere. The area has numerous predators, including packs of coyotes, and is dry. These poor dogs could not survive out there very long with little water, no food and hot day time temperatures, and very cold nights.  This is the area where they were found (click to enlarge):

What the rescuers found on arrival:

The Rescue

Faith Easdale and her team of volunteers spent three full days rescuing these dogs. Most had to be trapped, a long and pain-staking process of setting traps, and then watching and waiting for hours and hours, often into the night, where it is pitch black, over an hour from any home or business. In the video below you can see the team in action at night:

And here the team is watching one of the twelve as he wanders the area where they were dumped, look how remote and dry it is out there!

The Twelve

Gallery of all 12 dogs, click the arrows on the left and right to cycle through the pictures. They need homes too! If you know anyone interested in adopting, please email us at

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What They Need

The oldest one, Annie Oakley, was clearly used for breeding and has the most health problems, from bad teeth to mange. Many of the younger ones are fairly healthy, but have “cherry-eye”, which in some cases may be due to stress and/or trauma. A number of them also have dental issues. None of them are spayed or neutered.



A lot of these pups are friendly and happy! A few are scarred and nervous, but they will come around with time and positive attention and love. None of them exhibit any dangerous or aggressive behavior. In short: THEY CAN ALL BE ADOPTED! But but but: We have to get their medical problems cleared up. At least 1/2 of them need surgery for “cherry-eye”, a number need dental work, and we have to get them all spayed and neutered too. A few have some other conditions that will need more treatment. In all it will be around $10,000… there are 12 of them after all!

All donations are for 501c3 rescue Dream Fetchers and partners to pay for these 12 dogs’s medical bills.

Your donation right now not only helps get these poor dogs feeling better and healthy, but it makes them adoptable! You are donating to give them a home!! We have rescues coming to help, providing foster families and great environments for them to learn to trust people again. We have great networks to find them homes. But we need donations to get them healthy! Can you donate to help these 12 get adopted into the safe and loving homes they all deserve? Thank you!



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  • Anonymous

    big thanks for supporting the 12!

    April 16, 2022 at 8:59 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Happy Easter and wishing for a happy life for these pups!

    April 17, 2022 at 4:39 pm Reply

  • Heather Lowe

    Donating to support Dream Fetchers tireless effort to rescue endangered dogs

    April 21, 2022 at 5:58 pm Reply

  • Susan Jervis

    Thank you for saving these babies and giving them a chance to live a happy and loving life

    April 21, 2022 at 6:01 pm Reply

  • Jeanne Krug

    Thank you for helping these dogs and making sure they get the care they need.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:13 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Praying all 12 find the loving homes they deserve.

    April 21, 2022 at 8:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your work to help.

    April 22, 2022 at 11:07 am Reply

  • stephanie olsen

    I love you pups. I pray you all find the loving families that you deserve and that deserve you and will love you unconditionally. <3

    April 22, 2022 at 11:23 am Reply

  • Felicia Edwards

    Love the Dream Fetchers Team!

    April 22, 2022 at 12:32 pm Reply

  • Sheila Haas

    Thank you for helping these 12 beautiful dogs

    April 24, 2022 at 10:48 am Reply

  • Susan Herring

    Thank you for all you do!

    April 24, 2022 at 5:22 pm Reply

  • Julie Park

    So very grateful for your love and care for these precious lives.

    April 24, 2022 at 9:46 pm Reply

  • Julie Park

    So very grateful for your loving hearts.

    April 24, 2022 at 9:48 pm Reply