Virtual Foster - Cathy Mandzuk
Goose is a 9 year old Yorkie x 

Goose was found as a stray in Quebec before ending up at the SPCA. We were then contacted to give him a retirement home. Little Goose has a growing mass on his head that we have to get checked. Welcome to your Retirement life Goose.
 If you would like to be Patrick’s angel and sponsor his life care, please email us at

Lucky Lady is an 8 year old  Australian Cattle dog x

Lucky Lady came from North Carolina where she survived the hurricane, then moved from Buffalo to the Welland SPCA in Canada. She was almost adopted when they discovered her belly was full of fluid... maybe cancer, or an enlarged heart. They looked for someone to take her in as a palliative, and found Freedom. Lucky Lady is so full of life, you wouldn’t know there’s anything wrong with her if it weren’t for her swollen belly. She had surgery recently, and we now know she has a very bad case of liver fibrosis. She’s on medication and special diet to keep her condition under control. Lucky Lady is really “Lucky”. Not only is she a hurricane survivor, but she has also pulled off multiple medical plot twists... and now she's REALLY enjoying life, and being spoiled rotten.

 If you would like to be PLucky Lady's angel and sponsor her after life care, please email us at

Freedom Dog Rescue has a Palliative Care Program where older or medically fragile dogs are welcomed into their fosters homes were they live until it is time to go to the rainbow bridge.

​What does this mean?
These furbabies spend the rest of their lives loved, spoiled groomed and vetted and to be made comfortable. They get to complete their bucket lists with the help of sponsors like you.

Meeting our palliatives immediate needs is our number one priority.  Because of this we incur monthly bills from vetting, dietary needs, medicine and supplies (diapers, pee pads etc.) Your donations go directly to off setting these ever mounting costs.  

We have two levels of sponorship:

1) Virtual Foster

If you choose to donate a recurring monthly amount or if you choose a one time donation to our Palliative Program Care Fund, you will be listed as a virtual foster.  With this gift you will receive updates, pictures and a meet and greet with the palliative pup of your choosing.  All monies collected go to monthly costs of running our large palliative program.

2)Palliative Guardianship

Donors who cover all expenses from intake until end of life care are our Freedom Dog Palliative Guardians.  This level of sponsorship may include medical care, dentistry and specialty food.  Your donation will ensure this palliative pup has everything needed to live  their best life with the love of their foster family.  This level of sponsorship allows for the donors to meet and greet their palliative and have regular contact with the foster family which also includes updates and pictures. You will be listed as the dogs Palliative Guardian.  

Thanks to the generous support of our Virtual Fosters and Palliative Guardians we can continue to save dogs who would otherwise be left behind and potentially euthanized before their time.  If you have any questions about our palliative program or would like to become a Virtual Foster or a Palliative Guardian, please email

Cody is an 11 year old Coonhoud

Cody came to us when his previous owner had passed away. He is a twelve year old hound, and is a calm, friendly, cuddly fellow. Once you take him outside, this senior has a surprising amount of energy! He loves walking to the park and the beach, and making friends with other dogs there. Cody is being fostered by Alex, and has quickly become Alex's new best friend. Cody follows Alex around the house and often asks for pats with a gentle tap of his paw. He is a really charming and loveable dog, even if he does like to hog the bed [😉]

At Rainbow Bridge

Sammy is a young at heart 12yr. old Pomeranian mix.
When he came into care he was timid but was craving love and attention.
It didn't take long for him to make himself right at home and fit in well with all the other dogs and cats.
Sammy loves his walks, cuddle on the couch, the odd treat and play with his brother dog, Moe.
Although he is a senior he looks as young as 5yrs. A true love bug  [💜]

If you would like to be Sammy's Virtual Foster or Palliative Guardian please email us at

Palliative Guardian - Thank you Nadine Arena
Virtual Foster:  Cathy Mandzuk

​Storm is a Swiss Mountain Dog (Palliative)

Storm came to Freedom when she was 4 months old from pound in Quebec where she was surrendered. We were contacted because Storm needed to be rushed to emergency. She was having continous seizures and they thought she had a broken spine or pelvis issues. We rushed straight to pick her up to get her to VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital where she saw a neurologist (Dr Anne Chauvet). Storm was admitted to the hospital because no-one was sure that she would make it. Not only was something going on neurologically, her back end didn’t work and they realized she had a bad heart.

She had tests and treatments done: spinal tap- which confirmed she had meningitis, eosinophilis lab work - negative, heart work tests ammonia - negative

suspect meningitis, eosinophilic mixed pleocystosis - protozoal, tick borne, parasitic, allergic
cardiac disease/murmur 4/6
Prognosis: this could be due to viral, fungal, guarded for now although we have some control of the seizures now. 

That was what was said at the hospital. Fast forward and Storm had been seizure free for almost a month, is running around and acting like a puppy and her sight is back.


For more information on our Palliative Care Program, please email: