At Marlow Dog Boutique, we love to support and give back to non profit Dog Rescues in the UK. As a Volunteer myself I have seen first hand how much vital funds are needed to help keep Charities running. I'm not even counting the running costs or costs for bedding, dog food and every day items but the medical help, that is a real expense.
Through to the end of June 2019 we are raising funds for Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue UK. Marlow Dog Boutique wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them, as this is where my baby Amber was rescued from who gave me the inspiration to run this Boutique and also help put back in what they gave me.
To get a little understanding of where the funds go read our blog from our hero Teresa Cargill who is the Founder of Phoenic French Bulldog Rescue UK.
We expect our monthly vet bills to be around £3000 but any large procedure can push that amount much higher: Lupin needed double heart valve surgery, costing almost £4K but now has a full, happy and healthy life; many rescued dogs need palate surgery to improve their airways, at around £600-1000; Frenchies have notoriously narrow ear canals and often need ear canal surgery at around £600-800 per ear.
All are neutered before adoption – males cost around £120, females around £160-180. Vaccinations usually need restarting at around £50-60 for a course.
We see more and more dogs affected with demodex (see below) – an awful condition leaving their skin red-raw, itching and cracking, with terrible fur loss and an horrid smell, caused by mites livng in their skin. This is truly horrible but can be mended with medication, time and love. The latter are free, thanks to our fabulous volunteers, but the medication is more costly.
And so much of this is standard and does not include the flea and worm treatments, anti-anxiety remedies for the traumatised (many more of these are being seen), regular vet check-ups, the surgeries for any injuries, antibiotics …. the list is endless.
With your help we can concentrate on the dog, and not the costs, to make sure we give them the very best care to set them up for their Forever Homes and the lives they truly deserve. We never want to find ourselves in a position where we cannot treat a dog purely on financial grounds, but that could happen.
Please help us to help the Frenchies, they need you now more than ever.
Founder of Phoenix FBR