Deana Snyder is a hero. She lives and breathes dogs and rescues them. She doesn’t just have one special needs dog, but three. She volunteers in a dog rescue center and fosters as well. She has dedicated her time and energy to helping dogs with special needs.
“Chewie was my very first foster – fail. Scruffy, I rescued out of a bad store, and Snowy was a foster- fail. This coming June, it will be two years since I started doing rehab on Snowy. How could I let him go to someone else?”
I agree with her. Snowy needs a lot, and Deana is the best person to take care of her. Her devotion, her dedication, her love for rescue is amazing. Deana is a very special person indeed. She is a blessing.
Deana’s Three Special Dogs
Snowy is a 6-year-old mini Poodle mix. Snowy came from SNARR NORTHEAST where her mom Deana Snyder volunteers. SNARR Northeast provides special needs animal rescue and rehabilitation out of White Plains, New York. They save the toughest dogs to place. It is run by Courtney Bellew. It has given hope to the countless hopeless dogs who have come their way. They also have SNARR Adoption Agency.
Snowy came into the rescue in June 2018. Deana said, “We knew he had IVDD and a problem in his hip. He was an owner surrender. His mom died suddenly, and the family didn’t know how to best care for Snowy. I have cared for special needs dogs (my own and fosters), have a BEMER machine that would help with his inflammation and pain, and live near the specialty hospital the rescue uses in addition to the physical therapist”.
“Snowy has undergone three operations/5 surgeries in less than a year (2 knees, 2 ACL, 1 hip). He went through months of hydrotherapy and physical therapy. I have a therapy ball, an ultrasound machine, and the BEMER in my house to continue his care. (BEMER: Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation, a therapy that normalizes and optimizes the body’s blood flow). He also gets acupuncture and laser once a month. He suffers from autoimmune joint disease, so all this helps manage his pain. He will forever be on prednisone and a whole host of natural supplements to help keep him healthy.”
Deana goes on to say, “He’s a quirky little spitfire who is funny, bouncy, and a pure love bug. I can’t imagine life without him. With all his Vet visits, surgeries, therapy, and the hours, days, etc., taking care of him, I couldn’t let him go. His favorite thing to do is snuggle and loves to eat anything that is not nailed down”.
She adds, “I cannot tell you how many Doctor’s visits, trial, and errors and screaming in pain, therapy, etc. for this little dog. I could not help but cringe a little just imagining her screaming from pain.
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