Glimmer of Life, Small Dog Rescue of South FloridaGlimmer of Life is a 501(c)(3) 100% non-profit, no-kill rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of neglected, abused, sick, and injured animals whose devastating health conditions would have caused them to be euthanized anywhere else. Over 11,000 animals are euthanized each day in the United States. Many of which could have been saved. Glimmer of Life rescues small dogs that have been neglected or abused, or are facing euthanasia in the South Florida area to give them the chance at life that they deserve. We provide great care, love and affection, and any medical attention that they may need before placing them into a safe and loving forever home! Unfortunately, we are unable to accept your pets as drop-offs, and highly advise that you take the time and make an honest effort to find your pet a loving new home if you are unable to keep them for any reason. We very much rely on caring, selfless individuals who volunteer their time and resources for a great cause! If you, or someone you know, would like to make an impact in the lives of these sweet, helpless little animals, then Click Here to find out how you can help!
|1/30 Little Ironman Needs Our Help!|
| We are now accepting donations for our newest rescue Yorkie suffering from a debilitating condition known as AAL. Just 6 months after Toby's successful AAL surgery, Glimmer of Life receives yet another AAL case. This one, just 4 months old. We're calling him Ironman because he's strong like the superhero, and he's really hanging in there! Despite the fact that he has trouble walking, and he's a bit wobbly, he's really pushing through it and won't give up! For those of you who are not familiar with our previos rescue Toby or the disease AAL, AAL is a condition affecting the spine, which causes paralysis, and if left untreated, can even cause death. To learn more about this condition, please click on the link below to watch Toby's YouTube video featuring our vet, John Eccher of Just Paws Animal Hospital in Pembroke Pines.
Video: Please Help Save Toby, Rescue Yorkie Suffering From AAL!
Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of it will benefit Ironman's surgery. If you can find it in your heart to make a donation, please click the link below. No amount is too small, and we cannot do it without you!
Ironman will also be up for adoption pending a successful surgery at The University of Florida's Small Animal Hospital. If you are interested in adopting him, or any of our rescues, please click on the following link to fill out an adoption application. Adoption Application PDF
|8/03 Toby's Surgery is a Success!|
| We are happy (and relieved) to announce that Toby's surgery was a success! He did spend a few short days in ICU due to some breathing complications, but he's recently been released and is recovering very well. He is now able to walk without falling down, although he's still a bit wobbly, but that is expected to improve in time. He can now tilt his head to look up and down, and is even able to eat out of a bowl, which he did for the very first time today! Click the link below to watch him walk!
Video: Toby's Surgery is a Success!
Video: Toby Walks After Surgery!
We were absolutely amazed by the response we received to our "Save Toby" video. As soon as the video was released, the donations just poured in from people all around the world who wanted to help us save Toby. We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who made a donation in his name. It was really heartwarming to see the dozens of smaller donations add up for such a great cause. It just goes to show you that every little bit counts, and we are just so grateful for all of the wonderful people who actually cared enough to help us along in our endeavor to save Toby. We were able to raise the money in just 2 weeks! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
|5/20 Precious' Heart Surgery a Success!|
|We'd like to thank everyone once again for donating towards Precious' heart surgery. We couldn't have done this without you, and she wouldn't be here with us today if it were not for you. We'd also like to give a very special thank you to Dr. Dewey Carpenter, the heart specialist who performed Precious' surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. She has made a full recovery, and is doing very well! She now has many happy years ahead to spend with her wonderful new adoptive family, pictured here. Many thankful kisses from Precious!
|1/20 26 Dogs Rescued from Euthanasia, 80 More Await|
|After reading about kennels closing down in the mid-west and actually euthanizing their dogs, Glimmer has offered to pay for as many dogs as possible to be shipped to our facility in South Florida so we can try to adopt them out. As most of you know, our facility is very small and can only house so many at a time. So far, we have rescued 26, but there are 80 more out there facing euthanasia. Most of these dogs have only been used for breeding and have never had the chance to experience the love of a caring family. Many of them are actually very sweet and friendly, but others are quite timid and need some work.
If you've been looking to adopt a pet, please check out our Adoptions page and consider taking one of these babies home. The more we can adopt out, the more we can SAVE. Remember, there are 80 more waiting for us!
We are also accepting donations to help feed, house, and provide medical care for those who need it. If you can find it in your heart to help, please visit our Donations page. No amount is too little, and will surely make a difference. This also includes donations of food, beds, blankets, toys, and cleaning supplies. Thank you in advance for your support!
|1/20 Update on Jacqueline|
|Remember that adorable little Jack Russell Terrier we posted about a few months ago? The one that was found in the street after being hit by a car, and we were collectiong donations to fix??? Well..... she's fixed!
After multiple surgeries, she's finally walking, running, jumping, and playing once again! Not only is she all fixed up, but she's also been adopted by a wonderful family! We hated seeing her go, but are very content knowing that she will be loved and cared for, and that we (with all of YOUR help and support) were able to save her life!
|10/18 Update on Carter|
|We are pleased to announce that we were able to raise enough money for Carter's surgery... and it was a SUCCESS! Thank you so much to EVERYONE who made a donation in Carter's name. This little guy has touched so many hearts that even strangers have reached out to help us. We are forever grateful!
As for Carter, he is extremely happy and after much practice, he's unstoppable! The video to the right shows his very first steps after surgery in Dr. Clemmons' office. It's so funny to watch because he's slightly clumsy at first, like Bambi learning how to walk for the first time! But he's gotten much better since then. Now he runs and plays, he's like a whole new dog!
Thanks again to everyone who made this possible. You are very special, and we could not have done this without you!!!
|8/1 Glimmer of Life's 2nd Annual Dinner & Auction|
|After the great success of our very first fundraiser back in March, we are excitedly planning for next year's Annual Dinner & Auction, so stay tuned for more details coming in the near future! This will be an event you won't want to miss! This year's fundraising event was a great success, and our very first one! Over 500 guests were in attendance and all had a wonderful time, enjoyed great food, live entertainment, music, and shopping - all while supporting a great cause! The fundraiser allowed us to raise some much needed funds to aid us in our mission of saving lives, and this year we were in great need! We've taken in dozens of dogs in need of life saving surgery; one with cancer, some with paralysis, one with liver problems, and some with heart defects. Without your support, we would never have been able to afford this type of life saving care! We'd like to give a special thanks to all of our volunteers, guests, and sponsors who helped make this year's event possible! Stay tuned for the details on Glimmer of Life's 2nd Annual Dinner & Auction, which will be even bigger and BETTER!|
|7/15 - Volunteers Needed!!!|
|Do you love dogs and want to make a difference in their lives? Volunteer! We're always in need of volunteers to help walk dogs, socialize them, and even play with them. Until our foster kids find permanent loving homes, they're kept in cages and only come out for play a few at a time. Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day for each and every one of them to get their turn, so you can imagine how sad it can be at times... and how such a small act of kindness, such as playing with them, can go a long way!
We are also in need of supplies to keep us running, and are grateful to accept anything of use, such as: beds and blankets for the dogs to cuddle in, cleaning supplies to keep their environment clean and healthy, food and treats, and toys to keep them happy while they're awaiting their forever homes. You don't even need to commit to a set schedule. Just fill out the Volunteer Application and come to help out when it's convenient for you!
Adoption Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm.
|3/29 - UPDATE on Ming Lee|
|I'm sure you all remember the adorable little Japanese Chin puppy in need of bilateral knee surgery... On behalf of Ming Lee, we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation to support our cause!
There were quite a few people, some of them even total strangers, who had the heart to give what they could in order to make our mission possible! We are glad to say that Ming Lee's operation was successful, and she is doing great! She has since been adopted by a wonderful family, and we are honored that we were able to make a difference! Another life saved...and many more to rescue!
|3/29 - Special Thanks to Just Paws Animal Hospital
|We'd like to give a very special thanks to Doctors John & Stacey Eccher, and their entire staff at Just Paws Animal Hospital for providing our rescues with the best care possible!
They have been working hand in hand with Glimmer of Life to support our cause, performing all necessary medical procedures on our rescues, including: spays/neuters, dental cleanings, physical exams, blood work, and so much more!
Just Paws Animal Hospital is located at:
11210 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
We'd like to give a special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for their generous donations!
Posh Pantry Cupcakes for their generous monetary donation!
Javier Rodriguez of Light Team Suppliers for their generous monetary donation!
Carol Buckley of Lucanus Developmental Center for their generous monetary donation!
Joe & Tara Latona of Gold Coast Roller Rink for their generous monetary donation!
Joseph Scarano of Scarano Funeral Home for their generous monetary donation!
Le Pet Petite for their generous donation of much needed beds for our rescue babies!
Angel's Eyes for their generous monetary donations!
Robert & Stephanie Mucha for their generous monetary donation!
William & Lys Rubin for their many generous monetary donations!
David Weinberg for his generous monetary donation!
Kim Mellman of Team Mellman Chiropractic for her generous monetary donation!
Shannon Chavez of Old Navy, for her generous monetary donation!
Susan & Dennis Lanci of Susan Lanci Designs for their generous donation of pet products!
Pet Flys for their generous donation of much needed beds and blankees for our rescue babies!
Favorite Pet Products for their generous donation of much needed supplies for our rescues!
Roy & Sherri Davis of Roy Davis Plumbing Supply for their generous monetary donation!
John Collopy with Remax Results for his generous monetary donation!
Neil & Toni Goodman of Aventura Worldwide Transportation Services for his generous monetary donation!
Hollywood Janitorial for their generous donation of much needed cleaning supplies!
Katherine Vlesmas for her generous monetary donation!