I could use a day or two of "back to normal"
It's been a crazy train of rescues for the past 48 hours and we all need a little down time.
It's hailing Bordeaux's right now and we are trying to work through them. I'll update as we know more but it seems that Bordeaux's always show up in mass, and generally with heart worms, but we will do what we've got to do.
For tonight I will say good night to all of you, from all of us, and Pinkie Stinkie's tiny tongue too. ... See MoreSee Less
Lisa TrevillionEd said to stick my tongue 👅 out when I sleep... it helps me dream about water bowls, showers, sweet taters, shampoo bottles...... love ❤️ you momma ‼💋🐶20 hours ago · 12
Judy WrightGoodnight Renee abd Pinkie and LSDR. You have been incredible in the last 48 hrs saving , arranging for transports, vetting these special little souls. I admire how quickly you mobilize everyone and that you don't hesitate to vet them right away. I am tired just keeping up with you and your amazing volunteers. God bless all of you, have a good sleep and sweet dreams. See you in the morning.20 hours ago · 15
Jan BoveeGoodnight, Rene and all the "Rescue Rangers". May you all sleep peacefully and deeply to refresh and fight another day. Goodnight Miss Pinkie, snuggle next to mama and soothe her to sleep with your puppy sighs.20 hours ago · 10
Lynn JohnsonGet some much needed rest. You have been way to busy lately. Give that Pinkie a goodnight kiss from me and my furbabies. She is so adorable.19 hours ago · 4
Kathy CloudI just said that today ya'll are working in overdrive and are The Rescue Rangers sending Hugs and prayers and God bless ya'll Get some well needed rest19 hours ago · 4
Kimberly Dorton AguirreI am amazed by you all! Bless you for all you do and thank you for sharing sweet stinky Pinkie and all the rest with us: they sure do make the day brighter! We ask that you give miss blueberry a snuggle for us. She's currently the boys favorite and I'm asked all day if there are more pictures of her , Ma'am or pinkie. See you tomorrow ❤️19 hours ago · 5
Lyle And-Linda WiggsGoodnight little Pinkie and LSDR. Thanks from all the little rescues and the big red bear rescues. We appreciate all you do.20 hours ago · 6
Kathy E BrooksGood night Miss Pinkie and Renee. Sleep well in the knowledge that you did great things today. Thank you!18 hours ago · 1
Marbrey Dunaway Van LandinghamGood night Ranch Angels, 2 legged & 4 legged. Thank you for all you do!20 hours ago · 4
Janet Harris HukillRest up & thank the good Lord for all you do & for everyone involved with these rescues! We stand beside you & love what you stand for! Thank you!❤😘🙏🏻20 hours ago · 4
Doreen BuchenauerGood night and God bless all of you who help to rescue these sweet dogs and offer them a much better life.20 hours ago · 1
Hilary Richter StinardShe is such a love .... Mooie sure has blessed you with so much... she is smiling big20 hours ago
Myen SmartGoodnite Renee.. LSDR and angels.. thank you for saving all the puppies 😍😍20 hours ago · 1
Phyllis TaylorLights out, Mama, I haffa get my rest, this growing up is difficult work and I haffa learn from eberbody else...and kiss up to some of 'em.19 hours ago · 1
Belinda HarperGoodnight sweetheart you cutie pie with your little tongue sticking out....20 hours ago
Pssst.....Travis you sharing that cheese? ... See MoreSee Less
Ellen ElliottThey are trying to use the power of suggestive looks ! Travis you will share the cheese, you will, you really will, really ! Hope it worked !21 hours ago · 4
Jacqueline YarbroughI need some advise. You have so many dogs what do you do when a new baby dog comes home. I really want a Frenchie but my boxer is getting more aggressive to my other dogs over being around me. She nips or shoves them away.18 hours ago · 1
Kathy Buys💬 I believe we need to hold out a little longer. My nose never fails me, he has an onion on that counter for sure. It's not just 🧀 cheese dude. ITS INGREDIENTS! Yep, Travis is gonna shake, rattle, & roll some pots & pans. 💬 just act real nonchalant 😎21 hours ago · 2
Lori WhiteYou can see them scheming .... You knock him over and I will jump up and get the cheese21 hours ago · 4
Tiffany O'BrienSeriously those are the most kissable chops! I would love to mush them and kiss them! 😘21 hours ago · 1
JD ThomasThere is no way to compare the compassion you & your staff have for these wonderful animals - y'all are truly amazing! ! !20 hours ago · 1
Trish RansomI'll bet they can hear the rustle of the cheese wrapper from a mile away!!!21 hours ago · 1
Lone Star Dog Ranch added 4 new photos.
Dr. D took Macauley to surgery, he came to her with literally hundreds of fleas all over him. He is heart worm positive like we expected him to be. She gave him a Capstar rectally while he was asleep to start killing them. She scrubbed clean his wounds, closed a few of them.
His ear hematoma is too old to do anything about, it will not drain and will only shrink and become more and more thickened..
She neutered him while he was under and pulled several broken teeth. She told us that he does growl at dogs walking by his cage so the question we have to find the answer to is does he like to fight? or was he just an intact male standing his ground on his property and thus defending himself. Many times it takes two to tango.
Mac will spend the night with Dr. D and he will be transported to the Ranch on Friday night where we will isolate him in the lounge giving him time alone to decompress, to rest, to be clean and safe. Once we've given him that time and space we will begin to evaluate who he is with a couple of our own dogs to see what the aggression he has been apart of is all about. ... See MoreSee Less
Hilary Richter StinardPoor boy... left to his own to try and survive not surprised he would growl at others. Hope he can soon be rested and realize he is safe22 hours ago · 19
Theresa Petoskeyaww poor thing hopefully he's just been so abused that he's learned to growl and try to protect himself and hopefully he can be broke of that as he learns he's safe from the nightmare he's been through, that no one or nothing is going to hurt him again22 hours ago · 15
Marcia L. HoughtonWe, humans, are responsible for his plight. I am not proud of this.. You are all angels to come to his rescue.21 hours ago · 9
Patti BaileyI'm hoping and thinking that he's afraid of any other dogs now for fear of being hurt. After what he's been through I could certainly understand that. This poor baby!!!!!!😢❤️20 hours ago · 5
Lori Minka-MaxsonThanks for giving him a chance... now come on Mac it's up to you, I sure hope you learn quickly that not all humans are neglectful and not all dogs are fighters....good luck buddy...❤❤🐾🐾21 hours ago · 4
Bari De Graff-KornerPoor baby..been thru so much. I don't blame him for growling...it's pathetic what he endured. Breaks my heart. I only hope he has peace finally22 hours ago · 3
Julie BensonPoor baby Mac. I cannot believe all those wounds - anyone would growl. So hoping he will be ok with others once he feels safe and better.22 hours ago · 3
Judy WrightPoor Mac, God only knows what Mac has lived through. Plus who knows what his former owners were like. I will be praying for Mac and his adjustment to love and nutrition and warm blankets and kindness. God bless him and help him relax and understand that he does not have to protect himself anymore.21 hours ago · 4
Janet SmithOh baby, I know you left a horrible situation, but you just hit the jackpot! You will be treated with love and kindness from now on. I have such admiration for LSDR, God bless you all.21 hours ago · 1
Anne JohnsonI know that dogs will try to protect themselves if they are injured so maybe the growling is only to let him heal. I pray it is nothing more. This dog has my heart.20 hours ago · 1
Joyce HenagerOh my goodness, he has been through hell! It's obvious that he's been in many fights, and maybe used as bait. Hoping and praying that his growl response is just partly being unneutered and a defense mechanism. Right now just eat, rest, and feel better.21 hours ago
Jan HainesPoor baby, I feel so bad that he had all this happen to him. He has been thru so much. I bet he was used as bait and he has every reason to growl when he sees another dog. He must be hurting and is afraid, but give him time and he will love you for helping him.,20 hours ago
Brandi Dunlap HudspethPoor baby! This breaks my heart! Makes you wonder if he was used in dog fights or as bait? Hang in there Mac, not all people and dogs are vicious, promise you will start feeling the love.21 hours ago
Lynn JohnsonI sure hope this poor guy feels better soon. I also hope once he does that his true personality will come out. Who wouldn't be cranky in his condition?18 hours ago
Pam Salicos RamirezO precious one...I have thought about you since they first told about you. I pray for your COMPLETE healing and comfort. We only want you to now know the love of a kind Touch and the security of a forever home.22 hours ago · 2
Donna PeelerBless his heart! I so pray he is not aggressive and just scared! Once he knows what love is maybe he will just be one of the pack!!17 hours ago
Martha LambertBless his heart. So thankful this fella is in excellent care and will be able to know what love is. Rest easy sweet Mac!🐾❤️21 hours ago
Lisa HardestyOh my goodness, I'm so glad you've saved him. People are so disappointing, to say the least. The important thing is he's safe20 hours ago
Deborah WardPoor guy has been thru so much..... hoping once he knows it's all ok he will fall right in line and be a happy go lucky pup.21 hours ago
Dr. Bayer called me with an update on how the surgery went for Faith.
He said he was very pleased and it couldn't have gone any better. He was able to remove everything that he could see and feel. She did very well, he was able to close the entire incision and feels confident that it will hold with the proper care and recovery time.
Everything lies in the outcome of the biopsy now and he said we could expect to hear the results of that in 3 to 5 business days so we should know something by the end of next week.
She will remain hospitalized with the Surgery Center until Monday and then she will be transferred to Dr. D where she will stay until the wound has healed and we don't have to worry about her tearing the incision open.
So far we are very pleased with how far we have come.
Rest up sweet girl.. ... See MoreSee Less
Cyndi RosenowWhoooo hoooo! Thank you God, Drs, LSDR and caregivers. Feel better soon princess! Did the dr say exactly how big that nasty tumor was after it was totally removed? After seeing it from the outside I'd love a chance to see the whole thing now that its out! Yes, i know... itd be gross but also very interesting!23 hours ago · 33
Tessa BromleyYeah! I know she feels 💯 times better just having that icky thing gone and 10lbs not hanging around her neck! There may even be a smile in there somewhere? ❤️ you sweet girl, hang in there, "Miracle Inc." (aka LSDR) has got you all covered. And the rest of us are all praying for more good news next week!23 hours ago · 11
Janet SmithI am so happy and relieved to hear that! Been praying for her and in my thoughts for days now. I hope and pray she can have a wonderful life full of love and kindness!23 hours ago · 8
Robin Elaine ClendenonDear Father God thank you for guiding the surgeons hands during this difficult surgery on our beautiful Faith....thank you for wrapping her up in your loving healing arms and bringing her through the surgery.....we continue to pray that her recovery will go smoothly and that she will feel little pain....we pray that the biopsy will come back with only good results and nothing life threatening.....lastly God we just want to thank you for allowing this precious baby girl to have this horrible growth removed so that she may feel the freedom from the burden and pain of carrying this around for who knows how long. She deserves a chance of a loving, caring, comforting home....Amen🙏🏼💖🐾🐾21 hours ago · 6
Denise ZimmerAnswered prayer...more prayers for complete healing for a beautiful baby that will receive (and give) so much love. Stay strong Faith!23 hours ago · 6
Ashley DynanThe DVSC team is just incredible! Between Dr. D, Dog Ranch Rescue and DVSC, Miss Faith has the absolute best and most compassionate team taking care of her. My own experience with both DVSC and the ICU at the same facility makes me so confident in her recovery! She is in the best hands!23 hours ago · 5
Ali HughesYou are all completely and utterly amazing .... this adorable girl has the best chance now any dog could possibly have with your love and support and the excellent medical care you have provided for her. Regardless of the outcome, she is one lucky pup x <3 x23 hours ago · 4
Joyce HenagerThank you God! It is amazing to see this precious girl without that horribly disgusting thing hanging around her neck.Huge huge thank you to all the doctors and nurses caring for her, and of course thank you thank to LSDR for rescuing this girl and giving her every chance at a normal life with a loving family. Now praying for a miracle pathology report!22 hours ago · 2
Shirley MoweryThank you for the update - she has been in my mind and prayers. Great news. I wonder how long this huge tumor has been growing? She won't know herself - cant even internalize her trying to chew it off. Thank you amazing LSDR, vets and all involved.22 hours ago · 1
Laura BlaylockFeel better precious puppy. I'm surprised at how much I really care and have been on pins and needles. I'd like to take that festering mass and tie it around that person's neck who let it get that bad and then threw her away like trash21 hours ago · 1
Kris FrankenbergMe too, I've been waiting to hear about Faith! Such an awful growth to happen to her. I've been praying for her. It makes me sad to see her the way she was. This past year I lost my Harley to a cancer growing under his neck, and it ended up in his lungs so I had to put him down. So this one touched me and I'm praying she will now be fine. I commend you for everything that you do for these little angels. So thankyou.21 hours ago
Amy HowanskyDear Lone Star, Of all the dogs you have helped, this pup has touched my heart the most. I love all your pups, especially Ms. Blueberry Luv, but this dog Faith has really made me bawl my eyes out. Thank you very much for helping all of the precious pups!!15 hours ago
Ellen ElliottLone Star Dog Ranch so happy to hear this ! I just know it will be ok ! I am so glad the surgery went so well and I think the biopsy will come back good as well ! I love this girl ! She is so perfect and so sweet !21 hours ago
Terri EdwardsYay! We love Faith!!!! God Bless! She is meant to stay on this earth awhile longer and get lots n lots of love! Thank you for the update! I can't stop thinking about Faith! Keeping her in my prayers!21 hours ago
Jan HainesWhat good news. I have been thinking of her all day. You are going to feel so much better Faith. I know everyone has been pulling for you. Bless you and all the people that are helping you.23 hours ago
Jennifer Morrison BarkerShe has the sweetest face. I do not understand why some humans are so cruel. I'm so glad you all took her under your wing to help her. I hope she heals nicely and her biopsy results are good.22 hours ago
Toni LenzoraYes!!! So happy for her. I have been so worried for her and can't get her off my mind. Thank you for all you do. Get better soon sweet Faith.21 hours ago · 1
Jaylene HughesOh wonderful news! I have been on edge all day for her!! Good job Faith!! We will keep praying for more good news and a speedy recovery!!21 hours ago
Terri MartinezPraise the Lord! Answered prayers!!!!! Thanks to ALL the angels involved with her care. She deserves the very best and that's exactly what she's getting. She's so pretty💗21 hours ago
Alannah DawnYAY! :D so happy for sweet Faithy <3 I knew she would pull through!! with all of our prayers O:) ^_^ will continue to pray for a speedy recovery! lots of love xoxo19 hours ago
Today was the big day for our little girl Melody to go home, Kelly O'Donahue flew in from Shoreview Michigan to adopt this sweet girl. I hope Travis told her what a yodeler she is, because let me tell you this girl can sing...
She was torn on names for her and is trying to decide between three, Peggy, Marie or Franny for her new name.
We told her we would take it to the page and let the village chime in on what they think.
We wish you a very happy life little girl and we will wait to see what your name shall be. <3 ... See MoreSee Less
Annie Stachon StebbinsWell, my thought is also Melody! She looks like a Melody and she even yodeles/sings/expresses herself! I like just "Mel" too. Safe travels and congratulations!!23 hours ago · 5
Cathy NashCongratulations! All those name choices are awesome, but Franny Marie sounds like something you'd say when she was naughty (which I am sure she'll never be!)22 hours ago · 3
Leah A. LarsenShe is quite the stinker so I think she needs a middle name when she is in trouble. Franny Marie is my vote. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Such a sweetheart.21 hours ago · 8
Julie JenkinsOhhhh I would be singing this song to her allllll the time..."FRANNY FRANNY BO BANNY BANANA FANNA FO FANNY FEE FI MO MANNY FRANNY"........24 hours ago · 15
Sonja Birkeland-ThomasI'd stick with Melody...since she likes to sing and she's probably used to the name now.24 hours ago · 7
Delois MogonyeI love Melody it suits her. But if not, then Marie Congratulations, I've had a soft spot for this girl.23 hours ago · 4
Barb LuesMarie as mooie Marie would love that or melody marie because she's a singer23 hours ago · 2
Stephanie DotyI like Franny Marie. Sounds like a country music star (she does yodel) 😉🎸🎙22 hours ago · 2
Bonnie Backes HintzeYeah, close to my neck of the woods. Have been to Shoreview many times, she is going to live in a great place!22 hours ago · 1
Debbie WentworthPeggy Marie (cuz we want to keep Mooie's memory alive). Happy life, new family!19 hours ago
Michelle BastianMarie makes me automatically think of Aristocats and Marie singing her arpeggios!!23 hours ago
Bonnie Raville HutchinsA family, at last!! I still like Miss Melody...She is s singer, after all! Happy and Blessed Life!! <3 <3 <323 hours ago · 1
Ellen ElliottCongrats to you all ! I like Peggy for this one ! Peggy Sue -- remind you of a song ?21 hours ago
Cindy GreenI think she should stay with the M names in honor of Mooie. So, I choose Marie.24 hours ago