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Miss Daisy's
Emergency Amputation
Hello Everyone,

My name is Miss Daisy, and today my life will change forever. I was found on the side of the road by a kind woman named Katie. She saw me and immediately stopped to help me. You see, my foot had been cut in half about a week ago. I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but Katie and the nice veterinarian's think I got it caught in a trap. Katie immediately rushed me to her vet and after they all talked about it, they decided that amputation was best for me. I have a significant amount of infection and I can't use my foot anymore. 

I am very scared and nervous, but Katie keeps telling me I will be safe now and it is all ok. I am a very sweet girl, For some reason my family didn't want me anymore and got rid of me. I have been lonely for a long time and just want the love and comfort every dog deserves. 

I am only writing here to ask for a little help with my medical bills. Katie said she didn't care what it took, she just wanted to save my life. She said she works with a rescue, Dog Gone Rescue out of Creston, IA. The rescue could use a little help in paying for my surgery. Katie and her wonderful family are going to rehabilitate me once I can go home. 

If you wouldn't mind donating, even just $5, I would greatly appreciate it. I just know my life will change for the better now! Please help me on my journey to a new life filled with love, joy and happiness, even after suffering the loss of my leg. 

Thank you so much, from the bottom of my doggie heart :)

Miss Daisy

If you'd like to help in Daisy's care by making a donation, please click on the link below...every penny helps and is greatly appreciated!! :)


Winter is here!

Protect your pet
so they can enjoy the fun of winter too! 

As responsible dog parents, it’s incredibly important to keep our four legged friends as warm as possible. Here are a few tips on keeping your pets warm courtesy of the American Kennel Club and the Human Society of the United States

  • Don't leave your pet outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your pet's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors
  • Keep your pet warm, dry and away from drafts. Tiles and uncarpeted areas may become extremely cold, so make sure to place blankets and pads on floors in these areas
  • Be extra careful when walking or playing with your dog near frozen lakes, rivers or ponds. Your dog could slip or jump in and get seriously injured
  • Short- or coarse-haired pets may get extra
  • Feed your pet additional calories if it spends a lot of time outdoors or is a working animal. It takes more energy in the winter to keep body temperature regulated.
  • cold, so consider a sweater or coat.

Other winter precautions that keep us humans from slipping, sliding and falling on concrete can be lethal to dogs. Follow these precautions to keep your dogs healthy and safe from potentially deadly poisons.

  • Antifreeze, which often collects on driveways and roadways, is highly poisonous. Although it smells and tastes good to your dog, it can be lethal.
  • Rock salt, used to melt ice on sidewalks, may irritate footpads. Be sure to rinse and dry your dog's feet after a walk.
  • Be very careful of supplemental heat sources. Fireplaces and portable heaters can severely burn your pets. Make sure all fireplaces have screens, and keep portable heaters out of reach.

We're here to help!  Please fill out our Dog House Request Form & we'll get shelter, straw & anything else you may need for your pet, don't hesitate to ask!
Dog House
 Registration. Form

If you need shelter for your dog, please fill out and submit form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

First Name:
Last Name:
Address Street 1:
Address Street 2:
Zip Code: (5 digits)
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
What Breed of Dog do you have?:
What size and weight is your dog?:
Does he/she have shelter now?:

Troop 129 building dog houses for Dog Gone Rescue, thanks Scouts!! :)

Kuranda Dog Beds

Check out our Adoptable Pets!


Adopt a Puppy

If you'd like to adopt a friend from Dog Gone Rescue, please contact us to arrange a time to meet the animal you are interested in and fill out our application. 
Our adoption Fee is:
Dogs: $100
Adult Cats: $50
Kittens: $25
We look forward to meeting you!

All of our adoptable animals are heartworm tested, up-to-date on all vaccinations, including FIV/Leuk testing for cats, we want our animals healthy when they go to their new homes!  State law also requires any animal adopted from Dog Gone Rescue be spayed or neutered within 90 days of adoption; however we strive to help control the pet population by trying to neuter and spay all of our animals before putting them up for adoption.  All our animals are also microchipped to help protect them should they get lost.

We've just recently started microchipping all of our pets as well to prevent them from ending up back in the shelters/pounds. 

We are a registered non-profit and rely solely on private donations (which are all tax deductible).  The Adoption Fee will help us pay for many things: Vet expenses, food, kennels, dog houses, pet beds, leashes/collars, etc., basically items to keep them happy, healthy and comfortable until adopted.   

To apply to adopt an animal from Dog Gone Rescue, please print out our application, complete & email, fax or mail back, thanks!



I'd like to thank everyone that has been putting money in our donation jars, mailing in personal donations, as well as donating food & wonderful pet items, such as toys, collar, leashes, pet beds, treats, even costumes!

It's absolutely wonderful to know I have such heartwarming and generous support to keep helping these really does make a difference, thank you so much!!!

If you'd like to help and would like to make a donation, please click the Donate button, or you can drop off or mail your donation to:

Dog Gone Rescue
c/o Janel McLain
205 S. Sumner Ave.
Creston, IA 50801

Items we need are: cash donations to help pay for vet expenses; donations of food, kennels, pet bedding, bowls, cat litter, cat boxes, toys, leashes, collars are always needed and appreciated. Anything we can use to meet the needs of the animals in our care, no matter how small, every lit bit helps!

We also build dog houses for animals in need of shelter!
They are hand built out of wood, shingled, painted & straw provided if needed in the winter months.

These Dog Houses are FREE,
however any donation is welcome to help compensate for the expense of some of the supplies.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you are someone you know has a dog in need!
Donators: Akin Building Center, Mike Wolfe, Tony Allen,
Cindy Allen & Sterling Johns.

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