[Featured Rescue] Learn More About S.N.O.R.T. [Short Noses Only Rescue Team]

[Featured Rescue] Learn More About S.N.O.R.T. [Short Noses Only Rescue Team]

This is our second installment of “featured rescue” and we are so excited to tell you all about S.N.O.R.T. If you are ever interested in looking at all of our featured rescues, click here. This wonderful organization was founded in late 2011 and wasted no time helping dogs in need. Angel was kind enough to share some information about the organization with us:

SNORT is an all-volunteer rescue based in the Northeast US. Our purpose is to rescue French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and English Bulldogs, as well as mixes of those breeds, from shelters and owners who can no longer keep them, and place them into loving homes. We believe all dogs should be given a chance and a fair evaluation.

On December 1, 2012, SNORT was notified that an emaciated Boston Terrier named “Oreo” was on the list for euthanization at the NY Animal Control & Care facility in Manhattan. SNORT was able to arrange for him to be pulled from the shelter and transported to a loving foster home the very next day.

His condition was nothing less than shocking. He was not just emaciated – he had lost most of his fur, had a swollen, infected eye, and was unable to hold his bowels. He was truly at death’s door.

He was immediately taken to the vet who felt he was a hopeless case and was against treating him. But when SNORT says we believe all dogs should be given a chance, we mean it – so the call was made to do everything we could to give this boy a chance at recovery.

He was diagnosed with diabetes and KCS (dry eye) – both of which will require daily treatment for the rest of his life, but are completely manageable. That day, his foster mom began giving him insulin shots twice daily and started treating his eye for infection.

Oreo was renamed Phoenix. His foster family felt it was the perfect name, because a Phoenix is a mythical bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its former self – and Phoenix was about to be reborn. December 2, 2012 was the first day of the rest of Phoenix’s life.


His recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. He has gained 5 lbs (that’s 50% of his original body weight!) and has regrown most of his fur. His eye has mended, though he will always have some corneal scarring because the infection went untreated for quite some time. But best of all, he’s regained his spirit and has become a joyful, bubbly little man that anyone would be very lucky to have as part of their family.

Though Phoenix is not quite ready to go to his forever home, he will be listed for adoption soon in hopes that we can find a wonderful match for him and work with his new family to make a smooth transition from his foster home to his forever home.

We hope you enjoy this video documenting Phoenix’s recovery as much as we’ve enjoyed helping him along his journey.

To learn more about how you can adopt or sponsor Phoenix or others like him, please visit www.SNORTRescue.org or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SNORT-Short-Noses-Only-Rescue-Team/128712140542769.

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