My name is Darla....In Memory!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Calumet City, Illinois - Darla....In Memory
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The Darla Foundation (Cause 4 Paws Rescue)

Facts about Darla....In Memory

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
In Loving Memory of Darla

Darla came into our lives as a foster for another rescue. She was about 8 months old, skinny and had been used as a bait dog. Darla had a ton of issues (none of them her fault) and we worked on them all and made her a wonderful dog in no time.

We fell in love and adopted Darla. For 9 years, Darla lived with us as a treasured, much-loved family member while helping us teach manners to numerous dogs and puppies that came through rescue.

Darla never had a single health problem until she began acting odd, and not quite herself on April 19th, 2010.

On April 28th, we took Darla to a neurologist, where after having an MRI, it was discovered that Darla had Interventricular Brain Cancer that had moved through her brain and then into her spine...that is why we had suddenly started to see symptoms.

Darla passed away on April 30th, 2010.

In just 11 days, Darla went from the picture of health to a shell of her former self and we lost our baby girl.

As painful as it is for me to write this, I want other pet owners to be aware of the high rate of cancer in pets and to react at the first sign that something may be wrong with your pet.

With a heavy heart,

Cause 4 Paws Rescue & Humane Society

All of us at The Darla Foundation ask that you take a moment to learn more about pet cancer, and to then make your family and friends aware.

The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Pet Cancer Research, through the Pet Cancer Awareness (PCA) program, is devoted to raising awareness about the warning signs of cancer, as well as educating pet parents about ways to minimize the risk....

the Pet Cancer Awareness website

Once at the site you may also make a donation to help Blue Buffalo & Petco raise money to fight this terrible disease and to find a cure.

About The Darla Foundation (Cause 4 Paws Rescue)

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a foster based organization. The founder has been involved in rescue for over 20 years. The Darla Foundation is entirely volunteer.

The Darla Foundation is a *non-profit ~ 501(c)3 Rescue that is not limited to dogs. If we have space we will help whatever comes along.

*We are a 501(c)3.

-Please be advised that we are NOT taking in any dogs or cats at this time, we simply do not have any space. -

We are a small no-kill operation that is only able to continue to function with the help of volunteers, foster homes, and donations.

The more volunteers and foster homes we have, the more homeless animals we are able to save and take in.

The more donations we receive, the more homeless animals we are able to help! All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come meet some of our adoptable pets! Find out how to volunteer...we are always looking for foster homes! Drop off any donations...we are always in need of animal related items to help us care for all the animals we save (please see our "WISH LIST" below)!

Ill State Ink & The Darla Foundation present Pit Bull Awareness Weeks!!

Come to Ill State Ink beginning October 15-November 1 and get a cool paw tattoo for $40!
Various Desingns and 100% of proceeds go The Darla Foundation
Call today for an appointment (773) 853-0320
Visit their web site at

Our Adoption Process...

Please see our website for our Adoption Process.