Drax is a handsome 2-year-old bangle who recently experienced a medical emergency when he developed a urinary obstruction. He needed surgery to prevent future blockages and save his life. Drax’s “mom” had just returned to work as a nurse after being on an extended medical...

One year old chiweenie, Jasmine, recently became ill. The doctors suspected that she had an obstruction caused by eating something she couldn’t digest. They wanted to move forward with surgery, but her family could not afford it. During the pandemic, they took on excess debt...

"The last week has been one of the most emotionally exhausting weeks for me in a long time. Oscar has been in my life for the last 4 years. With my husband gone so much Oscar has been the smiling face I've come home to....

Sweet eleven-year-old Duke lives on a ranch with his human mom and dad as well as cats, goats, and chickens. While out on his ranch Duke was attacked by a coyote and sustained some very serious injuries. As an integral part of his family, Duke’s...

Mr. Chow is a handsome tuxedo cat that has been a big part of his family for 5 years. His "mom" is a hard working nurse with a son in college. She had recently taken in a friend who lost his job due to the...

This sweet little chihuahua is Matías, pictured here with his bestie! While walking in the park, Matías was approached by another dog. An altercation left Matías with trauma, surface wounds, and a broken pelvis. His injuries were treatable with hospitalization and surgery, but because his...

Just after her sixth birthday, Kaia had a medical emergency. She had a collapsed lung and was expected to make a full recovery with surgery. Her family put everything they could towards getting their girl the care she needed but the estimate was more than...

Weeks after being laid off from her job due to COVID-19, George’s "mom" noticed that her sweet six-year-old pup was experiencing paralysis in his hind legs. George’s mom barely had enough funding to get him to the vet. In pain and unable to walk, George...

King’s “mom” describes this Yorkie/Pomeranian puppy as “my best friend, the sweetest puppy in the world, and my trauma support dog.” Recently, King accidently wandered out and was hit by a car. He was brought into Veterinary Specialty Hospital where they determined he had a...

Meet Arlo! Arlo is an adorable kitty cat who is loved by his “mom” and “dad” who are both local veterans. Usually a healthy cat, Arlo experienced a medical emergency recently when he developed a urinary blockage: a condition in male cats that if left...

Just after celebrating his 3rd birthday, American bulldog Sumo got himself into a bit of trouble. He suddenly became lethargic and had trouble holding down food and water. The veterinarians at VCA Animal Specialty Group suspected he had eaten a mystery object that needed to...

Meet Berny, featured here with his feline sibling! Despite being only a year old, Berny was recently diagnosed with a urinary disease that required him to have an emergency procedure and several days of hospitalization. Berny’s “mom” is a mother of 5 and couldn't...

After several days in the hospital and an emergency surgery, Apollo was very happy to be reunited with his loving family! After his “dad” noticed him straining to use the bathroom, he was rushed to VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center. He was diagnosed...

Moe is a very smart kitty, he knows exactly how to get his owners attention and even learned to use a human toilet! When he started to have trouble using the restroom, his family rushed him to Country Pet Hospital where he was diagnosed with...

This beautiful house cat is Boba, who was recently diagnosed with two different urinary diseases. Both issues were completely treatable with surgery, but Boba’s family didn’t have enough to cover his care. With reduced hours due to COVID, they were barely making enough to cover...

A few weeks ago, Otto was suddenly unable to walk! He needed emergency orthopedic surgery, but the cost was more than his “mom” could afford. She lives paycheck to paycheck and recently had to move in with extended family just to make ends meet. Otto...

Sterling had been in good health, so when he started hunching and then dragging his hind legs, it was clear something was really wrong. His “mom” rushed him to the vet where the doctors determined Sterling had a spinal disease that needed emergency surgery. After...

Sweet nine-year-old Sin was suffering with a ruptured hernia and needed emergency repair surgery. Sin’s dad had just been laid off of his job due to COVID and Sin’s mom’s income was just enough to make ends meet for the family. After asking friends and...

Meet Sparky! Sparky is a six-year-old pitbull terrier who was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor and was in need of radiation therapy. Sparky was fortunate to have a good prognosis as long as he received treatment, but his "dad" had recently lost his...

Sevshun is a six-year-old pug who also benefited from the Petco Foundation’s life-saving investment in FACE. When Sevshun was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor, his mom was devastated. She had an aggressive autoimmune disease and was on full medical disability. Her fixed income...

Meet Emily Sue! This sweet 13-year-old beagle ended up at the veterinarian with a mass on her mammary gland. Upon diagnosis, Emily Sue’s mom received the heartbreaking news that Emily Sue needed surgery immediately to remove the tumor. Emily Sue’s mom is a single parent...