Clara, a lovely middle aged lady, was adopted in June 2018. Her new family provided preventative veterinary care and had her ear issues treated, but didn’t expect her to need a dental cleaning so soon. 

In addition to a cleaning, Clara needed eight teeth extracted; this type of procedure often ranges from $1,000-$2,000 and the family just couldn’t swing the cost right away. A Rochester Hope for Pets award helped her family pay for this much needed service, and today, Clara is feeling much better thanks to supporters like you!

This Tail of Hope is generously brought to you by our friends at Ceva Animal Health.



Sweet Bailey here tore his cranial cruciate ligaments in both knees within 12 weeks of each other this winter. After having the first knee repaired and finding out he needed the second one done, Bailey’s mom wrote to us, “I’m drowning in vet bills.” Rochester Hope for Pets was able to help with the cost of the second surgery, from which Bailey is now recovering. After the surgery, his mom said, “thank you again from the bottom of my heart and also from Bailey’s both hind legs.” We’re so happy you’re feeling better Bailey!


PS: Our wonderful friends at Davidson Fink helped make Bailey’s Tail of Hope possible!


Rosie the chihuahua was adopted two years ago from a local rescue. At the time of adoption, Rosie was 7 years old, but that didn’t stop her new family from falling in love with her. Soon after bringing her home, they noticed that Rosie’s breath smelled, and although they tried different solutions, her breath continued to smell really bad.


When they took Rosie to the vet, they were told she needed a dental cleaning and teeth extracted. The estimated cost was overwhelming for the family, so they started searching for assistance. Luckily, they found Rochester Hope for Pets. By October, Rosie’s family was able to save enough money, and with the help of a Rochester Hope for Pets award, they were able to have Rosie’s much-needed dental done. As her mom says, “It was very hard to think about losing Rosie due to health problems from having bad teeth…now she has great breath, and no longer in pain, she is enjoying life.”


“We are lucky to have Rosie, she fills our hearts with love.”


This Tail of Hope is brought to you by our friends at Javen Construction – thank you to this very talented team!


We love reading Tails of Hope like this one that recently appeared in my inbox:

“First of all we would like to say how grateful we are to you guys. This grant help Alice get back to her self.


We ended up kinda rescuing Alice and her siblings. They were brought to us at 6 days old. So our whole family jumped in and we bottle fed them all (6 of them) and took shifts to make sure they were taken care of. Needless to say they all survived and are happy and healthy. Alice however would not eat for anyone but me. So I say she picked me. My family kept 4 of the puppies. Alice and her sister were born with shark jaws. However Alice at 3 years old needed surgery to remove what was only gonna be 3 teeth, which ended being 9 teeth and $1300. I gladly paid to make my baby better.


This past year however we lost 3 cats and found out our younger rescue needs ACL surgery on both legs, one of our cat’s vet’s bill we took a loan on our car to pay the vet. Which we would do again. Our animals are our children, we are still paying the loan off. So the grant really helped Alice; she was suffering and I hated seeing her like that.”

This Tail of Hope is brought to you by Bayer, and by generous donors like you! We’re so happy you’re feeling better, Alice. <3




“I am extremely grateful to have your help. He is my best friend and he has been with me since he was 7 weeks old. I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to pay for all his treatments.”

After Moeglie was hit by a car, his mom rushed him to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services. There he was diagnosed with hemoabdomen – blood was filling his abdominal cavity. He also needed to have his left hind leg amputated. The possibility of losing your best friend and the daunting bills from trying to save him would overwhelm anyone. Thankfully, a Rochester Hope for Pets award helped pay for a portion of the care – taking a giant burden off Moeglie’s mom and allowing her to focus her attention on Moeglie’s recovery.

This Tail of Hope is generously brought to you by Ceva Animal Health.