The Story of Dino

We’ve got you from here, Dino.

In late September, a heart-wrenching discovery unfolded behind a city YMCA – 6-year-old Dino, tied to a tree, a mere 26 pounds of survival. The marks of malnutrition etched into his frail frame spoke of a past kept in a small kennel, with splayed and urine-scalded feet bearing witness to the hardship he endured.

In the care of a compassionate foster family and Ruff Start’s dedicated veterinary team, Dino’s journey from the shadows of despair to the light of hope has been nothing short of miraculous. Mirroring his resilience, he now stands 30 pounds heavier, a living testament to the transformative power of rescue.

Imagine a dog, once bound to a tree in, terrified and not knowing what would come next; now warm, safe and fed thanks to the incredible supporters who have impacted his life. Dino’s recovery, fueled by the generosity of supporters like you, has included complete veterinary care – vaccinations, neutering, a microchip, and a heartworm test, which mercifully came back negative.

Throughout this process, Dino has never lost his lively and friendly nature. He’s proof that love and kindness can work wonders, even in the face of adversity. As he continues to grow and learn, Dino eagerly anticipates the joys of a real home, ready to become a loyal and loving companion.

This week, we are celebrating early-giving for Give to the Max Day. We invite you to be a part of Dino’s story by making a donation, no matter the size. Your donation has the power to create a ripple effect, not just for him but for others who, like him, will rely on our support in the coming year. Witness the transformation, feel the impact, and join us in giving hope to those who need it most. Because of you, Dino has a chance to shine with renewed health and happiness. Proving that with your support, the sky’s the limit for second chances and new beginnings. ❤️

Dino is patiently awaiting for the day to come when he gets adopted by a loving home. Apply today: View Pet – Ruff Start Rescue