Category Archives: Rescue Memorials

This page is dedicated to those dogues who lived their life out in the loving arms of DDB Rescue volunteers.

Wrinkles in IL

Wrinkles was a 10 year old male Dogue de Bordeaux that was surrendered to DDB Rescue due to his owner not being able to care for him any longer. He was not in great shape so we immediately got him to the vet, only to discover that he was in end stage of...
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Emmie in CA

Emmie has crossed the bridge in the loving arms of one of our volunteers. She had a wonderful month that she would not have had if she would have died in the shelter. We are so very thankful that our volunteers open their homes and hearts to rescued Dogues, even...
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Freckles in TX

Freckles crossed the bridge in the arms of a DDB Rescue Angel and her family. Rest easy sweet girl, you were loved and admired by so many not only in the flesh but your followers around the world. Freckles is a Dogue de Bordeaux/American Bulldog mix who found herself once...
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Mojo in FL

Mojo was adopted by his foster mom who had fallen head over heals for him. Unfortunately, he started having pretty severe seizures and then started getting violent during the seizures, so he crossed the bridge in the arms of his momma. Rest easy sweet boy.   Mojo is a around 2 year...
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Stella in AZ

Sadly, shortly after her dental, Stella crossed the bridge. The dental went wonderfully, without any complications and Stella seemed to be recovering extremely well, then, she had most likely what was a massive heart attack and she crashed, unable to be revived. Though she was only with us for a...
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Maxine in Arizona

Sadly, Maxine crossed the rainbow bridge. Maxine is a very spry 7.5 year old spayed female located near Prescott Arizona. Maxine came to us when her owners lost their home. She is absolutely adorable and extremely outgoing. She LOVES her toys (and will steal all of the toys in the...
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Jane in OKC

The hardest part about rescuing dogs is the ones you get that are too late to be saved, sometimes all you can do is hug them tight as they cross over. RIP sweet baby Jane, sorry we could not do more to help you but you are in a better...
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Nia in CA

It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce that Nia has crossed the rainbow bridge. She had just been adopted by her foster family the week before. One morning, she was just completely paralyzed in her hind end. Turns out, she had a large tumor pressing against her spine...
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Nala in NH

Nala is a senior DDB who’s found herself in rescue through no fault of her own, twice! First time, she came to us at 10 years old, in horrid shape, with a giant tumor hanging off her chest. This time, two years later at 12 years old, her adoptive mom...
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Jean Luc in IL

Jean Luc is a 9.5 year old male who came to us when a Good Samaritan saved him when his owner could no longer keep him. Sadly, Jean Luc’s issues were too extensive and he could not over come them and crossed the bridge in the arms of a loving...
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Babette in CO

Babette is 6-8 year old female who came to us in pretty bad shape. Sadly, Babette was in organ failure and we lost her. Thanks to DDB Rescue’s Angels, she knew love and compassion.  Donations are needed to help with expenses (and for the special needs dogues we have in the program). Your tax...
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Duke in IL

Duke was all set to go to his new forever home on Sunday June 15. He got up in that morning, romped in the yard, ate breakfast, played in the pool, had a great time with his buddy Storm, then laid down to take a nap and didn’t wake up....
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Buddy in CA

Buddy came to DDBR unable to walk. He had major hind end weakness and it was discovered he was likely hit by a car as he had severe spinal degeneration. On top of that, xrays showed he had severe elbow and shoulder dysplasia as well. There truly was nothing that...
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Doe in AZ

We try to post positive pieces and available dogs in our program, but every once in a while, we pull a dog out of a shelter or situation that is just truly heart wrenching and the only humane thing to do is to have the dog put to sleep. Yesterday...
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Callie in MO

DDBR is crushed that we lost Callie. She started going down hill and the only kind thing to do was let her go. Thank you Mari for opening your home and heart to this sweet, sweet girl. Rest well precious. Callie is an 8 year old female in St. Louis....
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Ethan in WA

Update: Ethan lost his battle with heart disease November at barely 6 months old. Our hearts go out to Amanda and her family for adopting this wonderful pup. Ethan (formerly Wrinkles/Morty) has been transferred over to Amanda with Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver WA who specializes in hospice/special needs rescues....
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Fabro

We were notified about Fabro, a 10 year old female that was surrendered to a very high kill shelter in Southern California. Emaciated, giant mass on her chest that was broken open and oozing, eyes so goopy she could barely open them. We were able to have a volunteer, Andrea...
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