Adopt Mikey!

Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : San Clemente, California
  • Pet's Age : Young adult
  • Pet's Breed : poodle (Miniature)
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : small
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Yes
  • Pet good with cats? : Yes
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : Depends on the situation

Mikey, a 3-year-old terrier/poodle mix weighing 13 pounds, found himself in a dire situation at a kill shelter, facing imminent euthanasia. His arrival at the shelter on March 16, 2024, was marked by injuries likely from a car accident, leaving him with a dangling back left leg and scabbed injuries on his head and shoulder. Despite his physical pain and the bleak environment of the shelter, Mikey remained affectionate and loving. For a week, he languished in the shelter without any prospects for adoption or medical treatment beyond basic pain management.

Then, Laura Engel, a dedicated foster, stepped in, compelled by a special connection she felt with Mikey. Upon rescue, Mikey’s condition was addressed immediately. Despite his messy appearance, marked by a stinky coat, blue paint, and tar-like substances, his foster managed to clean him up, preparing him for necessary medical evaluation and surgery. An orthopedic surgeon in Tustin, CA, diagnosed him with a femur fracture but was optimistic about the surgery’s success. The substantial cost of Mikey’s medical care, totaling $7,700, posed a challenge for Lovebugs Rescue, a donation-based organization run by volunteers. They appealed to the community for support through various donation channels, underscoring the collective effort required to rehabilitate Mikey and prepare him for a brighter future.

Ways to donate: Through our Facebook page or Instagram DONATE button (we are Lovebugs Rescue on those pages) Venmo: @Lovebugs-Rescue (bypass the 4 digit code) PayPal or Zelle: [email protected] credit card: Donate – Lovebugs Rescue Donate – Lovebugs Rescue SPONSOR Check: Lovebugs Rescue PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625