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Long Journey Animal Rescue
PO Box 364
Fryeburg, ME 04037
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Journey Animal Rescue's
Hospice and Lifetime Fosters

Sometimes a dog comes into our rescue's care with pre-existing health or behavioral needs.
Many simple health and behavioral issues can be resolved and a dog will become adoptable.

But sometimes their needs are long-term, severe, permanent and potentially costly, or they need a home with a specific knowledge or skill.
Finding forever homes for these dogs is extremely difficult- especially with so many younger, healthy dogs to compete with.

For those special reasons a dog may become a Lifetime Foster Dog or Lifetime Hospice Dog.
These dogs will remain in the care of our rescue with all future bills paid.

For some of these dogs, the bills will reach well into the thousands for care they so desperately need.
Please help us to continue to offer this unique and truly needed care.
Consider making a donation to support our Hospice and Lifetime Foster Program.
Click the donate button below to make your gift through our secure donation page.
Thank you for your interest and support.

If you would like to become a regular supporter of any of these special dogs, please contact us at journeyanimalrescue@gmail.com



Every now and then that special dog joins our long-term care due to age, temperament or medical condition. It’s official: Raj will be a permanent resident. Raj came into our life a few months after we lost one of our permanent dogs, another pit bull mix named Austin. Austin was rescued from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along with 125 other dogs I brought back. He and 4 other pit bulls became permanent residents due to medical issues which made them unadoptable at that time. Austin loved us, loved his pit bull companion Jelly (another Katrina dog) and adored the people he learned to trust. At the young age of 10 and 1/2 years we lost our beloved boy to pancreatic cancer, devastating us and Jelly, his soulmate. We did our best to console Jelly, rotating her with our other female but it was rough on everyone. Then Raj joined us as a foster dog. Initially we were told he was great with dogs, cats, kids and all people, so we agreed to take him. We noticed some concerning behavior when we first picked him up, but shrugged it off to stress and having been shuffled through 2 shelters and another foster home prior to arriving here. We then noticed that reaching above his head or picking up anything like a stick, broom or tennis ball would result in a terrified dog. When we went to public events, it became obvious that his past mistreatment at the hands of men would not allow him to be placed without a lot of work. We are lucky to have a wonderful trainer, Marianne Finney, who loves and believes in him and to have had the gift of Austin in learning how to deal with a dog with such issues. Raj is great with our animals and he and Jelly adore each other. Raj is here to stay.
We got the Message, Austin: you sent him to us.
Jelly says thank you, Austin, we all miss you but feel you are here once again.




Jelly is a pitbull that was rescued in 2005 from hurricane Katrina. She was found in a shed with multiple other pitbulls who were locked in chicken cages above the ground and were likely used as breeder dogs for a fighting ring. Jelly is a very loving and sweet dog whom we were not able to adopt through no fault of her own. She loves her best friend Austin, and the two now have permanent sanctuary here with the rescue. Her favorite things are bully sticks, belly rubs and to maul you with kisses.

Won't you consider sponsoring Jelly??

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Takota is a Native American Indian dog (malamute, husky, Tamaskan cross. He was surrendered to another "rescue" at 6 months of age and relegated to living outside where he was fed only twice a week and as a result of his omega personality was constantly beat up by other animals at feeding time (having his head literally almost taken off, his tail broken and damage to his hind end).

He suffered some mistreatment by men at some point in his life, and is absolutely petrified of men.

Due to his significant orthopedic problems and fear issues, he is a permanent resident here.

He recently required surgery on one of his knees, and will likely need his other one operated on in the future, He also suffers from hip dysplasia.

Despite this, he is very content living with his dog and cat and other friends, and enjoys sleeping inside on a comfortable dog bed.

He is on multiple supplements for his orthopedic issues and receives regular chiropractic, massage and acupuncture.



Radha is a Chihuahua mix who was acquired from a high kill shelter with the intention of placement. Because she suffers from herniated discs and severe luxating patellas, she has joined our pack. She will be getting bilateral knee surgery in winter 2018. Additionally, she us on several herbal supplements and receives regular acupuncture and chiropractic.


Carmella was acquired from a cruelty case we worked in conjunction with the Conway Area Humane Society in April 2017. We originally planned on placing her, but her plethora of medical issues make that impossible. She suffers from 4 eye conditions requiring medications and opthalmology visits every 3 months, dermatology conditions requiring a special diet, herbs, oral medications and shots and final end stage elbow dysplasia requiring oversight by an orthopedist and herbal supplements. Additionally, she receives regular acupuncture and chiropractic.


Narissa is a 3 year old poodle mix who was abandoned prior to hurricane Harvey. When we got her she was pregnant, heartworm positive, had been shot with a bb gun, has spinal, eye and skin problems. She gave birth to 2 stillborn and two live puppies. Narissa is being treated for heartworm and has to see an opthalmologist.

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Ateme and Aquila are 9 and 10 year old wolf hybrids acquired from another rescue. They were originally surrendered when their owner found them too much to handle. They are permanent sanctuary residents.
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Spruce is a 9 year old female wolf hybrid who came to us with her soulmate Cochise after the sanctuary she was living in shut down. Sadly, she lost her best friend to lung cancer but was paired with Apache and Nashoba, who brought great comfort to her. Spruce is pure joy and loves to give kisses, play and go for car rides.

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Apache and Nashoba

Apache is a 6 year old Alaskan Noble Companion dog who came to us with Nashoba after his owner became too debilitated to care for him. He is a very friendly and outgoing guy who loves people and his friends, Spruce and Nashoba.

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Mangus is an 11 year old shepherd mix who was mislabeled as a wolf hybrid and based on this label, cannot be placed. He also has some behavioral issues due to being chained and abused by a former owner. He is 1 of 6 wolf hybrids we took from another sanctuary. He finally,after a lifetime if solitude has a best friend, in Cheyenne, a female wolf hybrid. He is a permanent sanctuary resident.
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Cheyenne is a 7 year old female who is mostly wolf. She was 1 of 6 wolf hybrids transferred to our sanctuary and is best friends with her companion , Mangus. She is a permanent sanctuary resident.
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