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My name is Pinto Vroom -- HOSPICE!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburg, California - Pinto Vroom -- HOSPICE
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Umbrella of Hope

Facts about Pinto Vroom -- HOSPICE

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8832802

Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'



Pinto is a 8 Year old, 6lb, Chihuahua, SPAYED Female For ADOPTION!

Meet Miss Pinto Vroom! 

As of 10/24/15 Pinto is considered to be a hospice dog due to a pituitary tumor.  She will be completing a bucket list and can be followed on Facebook with the hashtag #pintosbucketlist

Pinto has been with us since July 2015 when she came to us with a healing abscess on her head that our wonderful friends at CONTRA COSTA ANIMAL SERVICES took care of for us by placing a drain.
 
It was very slow to heal and as we were monitoring some unusual findings on her bloodwork over the next few months, we incidentally found out that she had developed Cushing's Disease (which is treatable/manageable).  She was put on a diet to help her lose some weight because she was having some issues with her back legs.
 
She also has had a snotty nose that would get better and then get worse after many rounds of antibiotics and a culture.  Her right eye has also been bulged out and that did not get better after her abscess resolved. Putting all of these pieces together, our vet x-rayed her head and is pretty confident that she has a brain tumor on her pituitary gland that is growing pretty fast. 
 
We have entered her into our hospice program.  She is now no longer on a diet and can eat whatever she likes.  We will be monitoring her quality of life and making sure that every day counts and when she is no longer having good days, we will let her go.  Right now she is happy, active and HUNGRY.
 
She has now decided to end her life in the best way possible... By starting and COMPLETING a Bucket List. 
 
If you are local (SF Bay Area of CA) and want to take her on a date, please email us at beourpet@gmail.com.  If you are not local, please consider taking a hospice dog from your local shelter or rescue and giving them an amazing sunset.  Donations towards Pinto's care or her legacy program, can be mailed to Umbrella of Hope, c/o Well Pet Vet Clinic, 4040 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565 OR our paypal address is beourpet@gmail.com.  We also have an Amazon Wish List.  Our tax ID number is 45-4103375 and all donations are tax-deductible.
 
(Pinto is from Contra Costa Animal Services)
 
Pinto is a 8 Year old, 6lb, Chihuahua, SPAYED Female For ADOPTION! She is also microchipped, vaccinated and free of parasites!
 
Pinto was dropped off in the night drop off box at Contra Costa Animal services, when the shelter workers found her she was scared and hurt. She had an ENORMOUS abscess on the right side of her forehead. They drained it (you could even see her skull underneath it, poor baby!) and set about fixing her, all through out this she behaved like a model citizen regardless of how hurt she was! 
 
Thanks to the amazing work by Contra Costa Animal services she is healing well. She currently has stents holding her sore bits open, she looks like she's going to make a fantastic recovery very soon and is going to be back to her vivacious self soon. (UPDATE; We are happy to annouce she's made an amazing recovery and is slowly growing back some fuzz around her old injury)
 
She's got an amazing personality, she has the cutest bossy little bark if she wants attention but quickly stops if you give her the eye! She seems very independent but also a lover of cuddles! She loves lounging in the garden on the grass and if you're lucky she'll show you Her famous grass wiggle! She even gives kisses if you tell her she's pretty. She also knows how to sit and is great with other dogs!
 
If you think Pinto is better off in your arms, email us at beourpet@gmail.com or fill in an application online! 
 
Welcome to UOH Pinto!

 

GENERAL INFO:  

Housebroken?: Yes

Crate Trained?: yes

Leash Trained?: yes

Rides Well in Car?: yes

Non-Shedding?: no

Good with cats?: seems to be

Good with dogs?: yes

Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes

Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 13 years old

Some animals at UOH have benefitted from the Maddie's Treatable Assistance ProgramMaddie

Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. 

Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)

 Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service.  Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption

 Some of our animals are sponsored by the Maddie’s Fund Treatable Assistance Program. 

Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at beourpet@gmail.com. Detailed emails will be answered first.  

We thank Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, The Zoom Room Walnut Creek for training and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals.  Please support these businesses for supporting rescue! 

 



Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.  Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at beourpet@gmail.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.


About Umbrella of Hope

About Our Rescue Group...

Umbrella of Hope exists to rescue, rehibilitate, and rehome animals from shelter situations with a focus on East Contra Costa County, California. Our goal is to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals through increased adoptions of those animals already born. Help increase public safety by reducing the number of strays and feral animals through population control who might carry disease or pose other dangers to the community. Provide resources to pet owners to enable them to be responsible forever guardians of their companion animals. To increase public awareness of homeless pets, encourage spay and neuter of companion animals, and promote adoption for the acquisition of family pets.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please contact go here to find out how to make a donation: http://www.beourpet.org/donations.php

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please visit our website for our next adoption event: www.beourpet.org

We DO NOT have a shelter location. No animals are housed on premises, all our animals awaiting adoption are in foster homes. Please do not visit our office space without an adoption appointment.

We also post when our next adoption events will be on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Umbrellaofhope

Please contact us at beourpet@gmail.com if you have any additional questions.

Our Adoption Process...

Potential adopters must fill out an adoption application to be considered. Please go here to access our web-form adoption application: http://www.beourpet.org/adoptions.php

Please allow a few business days for us to review your adoption application, if we feel your home would be a good fit, we will email you back to set up an adoption appointment.