About the Campaign
The best little guy,
he needs urgent dental work!
Toots is just the best. Everyone falls in love with this little bro, the doctors and the nurses love him. He’s great! But he has got serious dental issues.
It is not just bad teeth, he has severe gum disease, and may have some issues with bone loss. He’s been to two doctors, he is on medications now to keep him stable, but he has got to have dental surgery very soon. Look at this mouth (click to enlarge):
So what happened? Well let’s zoom back over 10 years ago. Toots was rescued from abusers by the daughter of his owner, Michelle. A group of men had Toots, and they abused him. They literally talked about how they used him as a soccer ball, kicking him back and forth. Horrible stuff.
Michelle took him in, and he was completely shut down. If she touched him, he would pee himself, and sometimes poop. It took a long time, but she brought him out of his trauma and he become a great, and very friendly, dog. Michelle herself had personal issues as well, difficulties with an abusive relationship, and some brief bits of living out of her car. She recently had to move to Portland, Oregon because of some of this, and has been getting back on her feet there these last few months.
Toots when he was younger:
Toots is very stoic, and has not shown any indication of pain. Michelle noticed problem only when one of his teeth fell out! She had no money, but managed to get a local charity to pay for Toots to be seen by a doctor, and then later he went to an emergency hospital for further examination. In all it cost well over $1000, much of which was covered by the charity, and Toots got antibiotics and pain relievers. But, he needs the actual surgery still.
Toot’s w/ ID badge, at Michelle’s previous work:
He will have to have a number of teeth removed, which is no big deal… happens with older small dogs all the time. He is also going to have to have surgery on his gums. We have attempted to get him in at a number of places. The ER hospital does not do dentals. The clinics they referred are all booked up until October, or later. We were able though to get him into a dental specialist in September. Over the phone they have given an estimate of $3000.00 but talking we with them we are hopeful this will be lower.
The clinic has not seen Toots in person yet, he has an appointment Wednesday, and they will give us a firmer and probably lower estimate at that time. The good news is that he has had all his blood work, and testing and is a good candidate for surgery. He has a slight heart murmur, but that should be ok. His organs are strong, and his is otherwise healthy!
All donations here are specifically and only for Toots! We hold all the donations, and pay them to the vet clinic (Forever Pet Dental, Beaverton, Oregon) when the surgery is performed. No money is paid to the owner. If you would like to help Toots get the surgery he needs and deserves, please donate in confidence. You donation will go to HIM. Thank you!
Vet list of medications given to Toots (click to enlarge):
Full doctor’s report on Toots (pdf file, 9 pages): Toots_MedicalRecord
Oh Toots so sorry life has been difficult for you…once you have had the dental surgery may you have a really great life!
Goldie who was helped to see by Free Animal Doctor and I send our love and prayers.
September 9, 2022 at 9:44 am
Feel better Toots!
September 9, 2022 at 10:26 am
Prayers for Toots!
September 9, 2022 at 10:52 am
Toots reminds me of my Maltese pup, Princeton, that passed away in 2019. Prayers for Toots!
September 9, 2022 at 10:53 am
I hope toots gets better soon. At 13 years old he must of been suffering his whole life. We need a celebrity to jump in and just donate the whole surgery. Is not hard for them. If i had the money I would
September 9, 2022 at 11:30 am
I love to help every time I can. Animals deserve better and I will always be here for them
September 9, 2022 at 11:33 am
I hope he gets the help he needs asap.
September 9, 2022 at 11:34 am
Your such a sweet little dog. I hope you can get those nasty teeth cleaned, that’s the worst hopefully all your fleas are now gone. Good luck to you and your mom!
September 9, 2022 at 12:18 pm
For Toots dental surgery
September 9, 2022 at 12:54 pm
Hoping Toots gets well.
September 9, 2022 at 4:59 pm
September 9, 2022 at 8:23 pm
Toots deserves to be pain free from the teeth
September 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm
Praying for Toots
September 10, 2022 at 10:01 pm
Praying for speedy recovery for Toots
September 14, 2022 at 6:03 pm
Michelle and Toots are amazing. Help any way you can 🤍
September 14, 2022 at 10:14 pm
Come on people Toots needs these teeth done now , any amount will help this little dog.
September 18, 2022 at 3:42 am
Dental disease isn’t fun no matter if your human or k9. Hope this helps.
September 22, 2022 at 7:14 pm
Thank you everyone for helping my Baby Toots. His surgery is soon and we are excited to move forward in good health!
October 16, 2022 at 6:04 pm