Fancee (Pekingese Mix)

Fancee is about 5 years old. She is a mix, possibly pek and border collie. She weighs about 12 lbs, short and stocky like a pek, but looks exactly like a border collie, only short! I got her on a online pet rescue. I was wanting a dog to have to be a friend to my older ailing chihuahua. I am not sure who rescued who though. She learns very quickly, anything I try to teach her she picks up quickly. She is quick to come and loves to play with the other pup I have, Skeeter.


Fancee is a rescue dog, so I know nothing about her past. I do know 26 hours after getting her, she almost died. The rescue vet that did her spaying botched it. 26 hours after getting her, I heard a horrible yelp, her insides were laying in her bed. Long story, but a neighbor helped me rush her to the vet and they saved her life. It cost me over $3,000 to save her life. But she is a great dog, a wonderful family pet, smart and so loving.

The rescue is in Odessa Florida. I had asked them if she'd had pups, they said they didn't know. Well it was obvious they did know and lied. The spaying was about 3-4 inches long. I think they knew a lot more than they told me, due to the incision. When I called them from the EMG vet she was in shock and dying. I asked them what to do? They said "Well she is your dog, its up to you what you do" I never spoke to them again. They never offered to pay the vet bills etc either. So now I make monthly payments and maybe in 3-4 years it will be paid for! For $3,000 I could have had a registered full breed show dog. But that's OK, she is awesome!


By KAS from Tampa Bay , FL

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December 30, 20090 found this helpful

First off Bless you for rescuing Fancee. I don't understand how her insides were on her outsides-If this is a totally true thing-then you definitely have to post the name of the vet and location of spaying-you owe it to all future dogs/cats/animals so they never have to endure such pain@abuse-not only that but, you have to report it to the humane society without a doubt. Pamela prwoodworth AT Do it for the animals please.

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December 31, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for responding PamelaW... It was Care Rescue ( Lisa) in Odessa Florida.. I will look up the vet office and post it, as it was in her papers.

Fancee was not take back there, mainly because at the time it was emg and I live about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs away from Odessa.

Then during the emg the way Care Rescue responded and said she's your dog.. they didn't care about her or her condition, just that they didn't have to pay out of pocket to save her life.


I think Care Rescue knew all the time.. the condition of Fancee.
What I know is that if I hadn't gotten her that day, ( Friday 12th February) she would have been dead on Fri 13th.
Itsa a nice area and facility.. but she was / others kept behind a modern "barn" in a kennel which looked nice and clean.. but it was so far away from "people" that had this happened to her.. she would have died.. they would have found her dead.

I believe it was meant to be; my having her. I had never been to Odessa, I had never had a rescue pet..It was meant to be.

Her incision was about 3- 4 inches long for a spaying. When I got her home and realized it, I took pictures of it / her.
I am a novice, just an dog lover, and I could tell she had puppies. I will post the pictures. Yet when I asked them they said they couldn't tell!

Then they told me she had "false pregnancy" and was spoting. No it was a botched spaying, I know that now. My guess.. is she was pregnant.


( They said they'd had her 3 wks at rescue) I think they decided to adopt her out, posted the picture and I responded too fast. So they took the puppies, hence the large opening in the "spaying",
I also suspect that the spaying they did was not proper.. not layered to hold it properly.
Meaning it was done cheaply puppy mill style.

I gave them a huge list of questions. They didn't tell the truth, nor did they take responsiblity for their actions and lack of. To say nothing of saddling me w/ a bill of $3,465 to save her life.

Obviously, it was money well spent. She is a lovely dog.. a wonderful furbie.. for our family. So I know I did the proper thing, by not having her put to sleep after I got her to the emg clinic.. because of her injuries from the botched care she got.

Do you know of a place ( like humans have ) to report the clinic / doctor and a place to report the rescue ?

It was a horrific experience for me. I had never been through something like that before. And you are right. Others should know. Karol

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December 31, 20090 found this helpful

She is awesome and so are you!

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January 1, 20100 found this helpful

I think having a gorgeous one-of-a-kind pet is much better than some expensive, full breed pet that looks exactly like everyone else's dog! You are very fortunate to have such a beautiful dog that is smart too! I know you are upset with the rescue place.


They sound horrible. Maybe you can write a letter to the local Animal Control and send a copy to the local newspaper. They might pick up the story and do an investigation. I hope you enjoy Fancee for many, many years and heal from your bad experience. God bless you both!

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January 1, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you for rescuing little Fancee! She will pay you back many times over with her love and devotion. We hope you can come to some resolution with the rescue you got her from. That should not happen to any animal.
Grandma Jan & Kato the Wonder Dog

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January 1, 20100 found this helpful

God bless you for saving her. I would do everything in my power to get that place shut down. Thank God you were able to find a vet to help her and to take payments.


I would call the TV stations, the paper and everybody I could think of to expose this horrible so called rescue place. It may save another animals life.

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