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...

Evie and her “mom” have been an inseparable duo for 14 wonderful years! Recently, Evie started having issues with walking. The veterinary team at Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Sorrento Valley determined she had a herniated disc that required surgery. Her mom was devastated, with reduced hours...

After Max fell ill, his family rushed him to All Day Pet Hospital. The doctor suspected that Max had eaten a sock or a towel that needed to be surgically removed. After dealing with a different family medical emergency and lay offs due to COVID,...

This adorable little kitty is Cheesy! After only having Cheesy for 2 weeks, his newly adopted family was at risk of losing him simply because they couldn’t afford the cost of his care. Coincidentally, the thing that he is named after is what got him...

After Max accidentally got out and was hit by a car, his family did everything they could to raise money for his emergency surgery. Max’s “parents” had both been working in the food service industry and when restaurants started closing due to COVID, they both...

Meet Rosie, the adorable 6-month-old Maltipoo! Rosie loves running around with her family but had recently gotten into a bit of trouble after playing a little too rough. 😔 She had failed to catch herself after a fall and was left with a broken leg....

After being adopted as a puppy from Second Chance Dog Rescue, Scout and her “mom” have been inseparable for 7 wonderful years! When Scout showed signs of neck and back pain, her mom rushed her to the vet. The team at Veterinary Specialty Hospital- Sorrento...

This photo perfectly explains why Chops’ nickname is “Grumpy Sunshine.” Despite his expression, Chops is a happy and playful Siamese who has been with his family for over 8 years! After showing signs of a urinary tract disease, Chops was rushed to Veterinary Specialty Hospital...

This playful little chihuahua is 6- month old Chiquita! While Chiquita looks happy and healthy here, she was recently fighting for her life after eating a lethal dose of anti-inflammatory pills. If left untreated, Chiquita would not be with us today. She needed immediate hospitalization...

Meet Chloe, pictured here with her three beautiful babies! Chloe is doing a fabulous job as a new mother now, but she experienced some serious complications with the delivery… Chloe had to be rushed to the veterinarian for an emergency cesarean or she, and...

Bubba was adopted from a rescue two years ago by his loving pet parents. He was an otherwise healthy boy, so when he started showing signs of distress his dads were shocked. Bubba started panting heavily, stopped eating and drinking, and strained to urinate. Bubba...