Rick Van Benschoten

Oscar & Tiki 🐢 Booda, LoLo, Lil' Man, Baast & Chappie 🐯 Maisie 🏑🐯 NYC πŸ—½ Special needs & rescues ♿️ πŸ‘‡πŸΌHELP REX GET HIS WHEELS!!πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

https://www.youcaring.com/rexroo-1081206

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Special New York/New Jersey area foster home needed for Jany! She's sweet and lovable, but she needs to be the only pet while her skin condition is treated. Please read below and DM @shelterchic if interested. 🐢❀️ ...
@shelterchic ❀️Operation β€œRescue Jany”❀️ has been in the works for a couple of weeks and tomorrow we are headed to @ahsnewark to rescue this sweet girl who has been sitting at the shelter since December with an awful skin infection that is getting worse. Volunteers and staff say Jany is an amazing dog who loves people, has no guarding issues, and is medium to low energy with a tail that does not stop wagging. We have wanted to take Jany for some time, but we are not sure what this skin infection is and since we are strictly foster-based, we could not put her immediately in a foster home and risk her skin issue being contagious. We have organized with a wonderful animal hospital in #NYC to diagnose, board and treat Jany for the next couple of weeks. We are planning to give her an intensive treatment so that she can safely go into a foster home...and that’s where and when we will need YOU πŸ™πŸΌ Jany will need a foster home with no other pets where she can relax and recuperate. We are hoping that she will soon have a clean bill of health and will be looking for a new forever home πŸ’–πŸ’–
Treatable illnesses and skin infections can be really bad news for a shelter animal. Not only can they not meet other animals, but they look undesirable to new adopters and they could be accidentally contaminating the healthy animals who are also at the shelter. With Jany in the general population at the shelter, it’s crucial we get her out now.
Please help us save Jany β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸΌ #shelterchic #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #rescuedog #doglover #pittielove #pittiemix #rescuepit #jany #humpday #rescuemission #nonprofit #animalrescue #wcw #nyc #newjersey #becausesavinglivesisalwaysinstyle

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Poppa was hungry for his favorite sandwich so he stopped at @orchardgrocer for the Marlowe (a #vegan #reuben). It was a beautiful, spring-like day so Oscar came along. He was crushing pretty hard on @chenoa_elizabeth (I think the feeling was mutual), and we were kicking it with our pal @positivetails, too. It was a nice outing for the boys. β˜€οΈπŸΆ

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A week ago Cameron was a nameless dog on death row with no mobility and little hope. Now he's running like a boss his very first time in a wheelchair. For some perspective, it took Oscar 3 months of practice to move like this! I can't express all the admiration I have for the incredible team that rescued Cameron and showed him so much love. Please give them a cheer and follow their accounts below. β€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
... Repost: @animalsynergy Cameron Diaz & a Heartfelt explosion stream of consciousness.. Love.. Inspiration. Compassion. Beauty... This video evokes so much emotion:: We don't really think words are needed.. just take a look & you will be reminded that magic is real ... First moment in his cart - Maybe the first time he’s ever β€œwalked”::: oye vay. Yaya!

For those that you don't know the story behind Cameron (DIAZ) it goes something like this... ***
Together >( @lionels_legacy @animalsynergy @redrobyn2us @glendalequeen @atchootreasures Barbara G & Julie A) in 24 hours ~ we (that together magic again) provided Cameron with a name (no longer a #) his freedom from the OC shelter, proper medical care and a cart. Our hearts are about to explode. This is a Magnificent heart warming collaboration with what has become family.
What’s also kinda wild - Elvis the doxi >>
If you happen to remember, he is the nugget who, a while back, came to synergy & couldn't use his back legs & was incontinent. Now he's peeing on trees & conquering some of LA's finest trails & loved madly by his amazing forevah momma Jennifer -β€˜ How's that for inspiration
This entire journey is wild and something next level magical is on the horizon ... we can feel it in our bones... major change fueled by compassion, togetherness & action. The animal will win. #bethechange #SpecialNeedsIsTheNewEasy
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Cameron Diaz.

Boom.

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"Welcome!" 🐢🏠

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First day free!!!!! Great work by all who made it happen!!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
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Repost: @animalsynergy FREEDOM for Cameron Diaz ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾from the OC shelter πŸ’« no longer just a number #A1561922 :: <> <> first freedom moments call for mad Love, a sandy sea jaunt & @dexters.deli snacks” ~ <><>>> *no functioning back legs, no problem:: wonky front legs, whatever <>>> nothing like an impromptu Sunday rescue freedom collaboration magic with @lionels_legacy & BarbaraGπŸ’•
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At the sea life is different. What better way to experience your first moments of freedom then to frolic at the ocean. ::::::::
Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air. - Emerson <<>> We love these busted nuggets with all of our hearts. We do not pity the so called "differences " - that would be a great disservice to these beautiful beings -
Instead, we celebrate their unique qualities, treat their medical need accordingly, honor their amazingness, cherish their resilience, love them madly and learn from them.
We celebrate them by sharing their stories. We do this to spread awareness, teach acceptance, educate & promote positive change. Together, we are all a revolution of love. #bethechange ❀️Thank you @lionels_legacy for giving us the opportunity to love up on this busted love nugget And thank you Barbara for doing the magic that you do.

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I wasn't expecting good news. I figured I'd be telling myself once again that people are awful and the world is terrible but the exceptions make it worth fighting for. Well, one of the exceptions stepped up today and this pup is SAFE. Keep an eye on @beaumadisonrescuenetwork for updates and please keep fighting.
Thank you @beaumadisonrescuenetwork for speeding the word about this special boy and thank you @gopfashionista for sharing him with me. You guys are definitely #exceptions.

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The #Zine Wall @chinatownsoup. Walking through our neighborhood where #Chinatown meets the #LowerEastSide we stumbled upon this amazing new shop. Christian published a number of beautiful zines back in the day, including the celebrated #BlackVirginMaryColoringBook, and this brought back memories. Discovering a new business in #NewYork dedicated to independent creativity in this day of chains and astronomical rents reminded me of why I fell in love with #Manhattan in the first place. Forget Times Square and Rockefeller Center when you come to New York. Visit places like this and cruise small neighborhood streets to feel what it is the residents stay for. πŸ—½πŸŒ‡πŸŽ¨ Great meeting you, Pooja! @femme_mache

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UPDATE: RESCUED!!! Paralyzed doxie/chi mix in Los Angeles needs urgent rescue!!! πŸš¨πŸΆπŸ’”β™ΏοΈ Look at that beautiful face - he's a black & white Oscar!!! See below for info if you can help and please share!!
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SOS!!! PARALYZED SENIOR CHI @ ORANGE COUNTY, CA NEEDS RESCUE BY 02/11/18 πŸ’”πŸ˜“πŸ™
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This poor little guy came in to the shelter unable to use his hind legs. He also has deformities to his front legs that were either caused by some kind of injury, or a birth defect. Add to that the fact that he has a heart murmur and may be incontinent and you'll see that he really needs our help to make it out of the shelter..!! Please share for #rescue. #Tag, #pledge, offer to #foster.
Let's help this guy..!! #A1561922
Comments: #Paralysis Of Hind Legs/#HeartMurmur
Status: #MEDICAL
Intake Type: STRAY
Kennel: 095
Sex: #UnalteredMale
Age: 10Y
Weight: 9.3 Lbs
Breed: #Dachshund And #ChihuahuaShMix
Color: Black And White
Intake Date: 02/06/2018
Review Date: 02/10/2018
Jurisdiction: SANTA ANA .
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Special Notes: Unable to use hind legs and front legs have #deformities, will need rescue at retention.
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OC Animal Care. 561 The City Drive South, Orange, CA. 92868 Telephone: 714.935.6848 Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm Wed -11:00am - 7:00pm Website: www.ocpetinfo.com #fosterneeded #pledge#medical #specialneeds #chihuahua#chimix #seniordogsrock #shelterdog#adoptdontshop #ocanimalcare #ca #paralyzeddog

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Thank you for your concern, but Oscar does not need a wheelchair. He has a wheelchair. He loves his wheelchair. He rocks his wheelchair. But, he hates the cold, and when the weather drops he refuses to use it outside. Also, he no longer likes using his wheelchair on the polished floors of our building's common areas, and dogs don't often use wheelchairs in their homes since they can't lay down in them. Oscar loves his drag bag! It protects his legs, helps him slide along and gives him a range of circular motion when playing with friends. So, during the winter, almost all of his posts feature him in his drag bag. Stick around for Spring. It'll be wheelchair party time before you know it. β€οΈπŸΆβ™ΏοΈπŸŽ‰

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Bouncy time with @ringorosenberg πŸΆπŸ’›πŸΆ

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My pal Shelly @rockn_rolln is a hero to special needs dogs, caring for the adorable Rollin' as he wheeled through life and many other pups that required special attention. She's trying to give LoLa, a paralyzed 3 year-old, a chance at a good life. She's raising money to fly to LoLa in Montana and bring her home - she's less than $200 from her goal! Let's help get her there!! If you'd like to donate, please go to @rockn_rolln and click the link in her profile. Thank you, and please share!! β€οΈπŸΆβ™ΏοΈ
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Repost: @rockn_rolln EVERYONE we are in NEED of helping this beautiful girl get here from Montana. She is a 3 year old that was paralyzed a year ago her current owner wants her to be in a home with less dogs where she can get more attention and care, and of course I have accepted. The flight down there and back and one night in a hotel is $472.77 would you please help me get this girl home. The link to the youcaring acct is on my main page. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. #paralyzeddog #newlife#startingover #donate #helpmegethome#frenchbulldogsoninstagram

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If you love Oscar and Tiki please consider donating to Rex for his front wheelchair and medical costs. You can click the link in my profile. β€οΈπŸΆβ™ΏοΈ You're all aware of Oscar's special needs, but you may not know about Black Dog Syndrome. Black dogs have a much lower adoption rate than others. In fact, when I inquired about Tiki years ago, her shelter was overjoyed because months after her rescue I was the first person to show any interest. That makes Rex a double-whammy, but he's still full of love, affection and spirit. If you're interested in adopting or fostering Rex and live near LA, please DM @deityanimalrescue or email deityanimalrescue@gmail.com. ---
"If I sit for you, will you stand for me?" - Rex. β™₯️
Meet Rex. Rex just arrived in Los Angeles, California from Los Cabos, Mexico. He was born without his two front legs and some of the fur on his neck. An amazing human saved him from being euthanized at the shelter and contacted us with the hopes of finding him "a good life". Happy to say, we are working hard to make that dream come true. First thing on the to do list - fresh wheels!Β 
Reaching out to our village with prayers that together we can raise the funds for his new wheels and other potential medical needs which we are hoping will totally change his life.
Rex is 1.5 years old, 25 pounds and totally dog friendly! He loves to dance, chase his tail, and CUDDLE. He is available for adoption to someone who can commit the time, dedication and LOVE.Β 
Email deityanimalrescue@gmail.com to inquire about fostering or adopting Rex.

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Tiki doesn't have #RBF, but she did have most of her top teeth removed after we adopted her due to years of neglect in her previous life. That's enabled her to perfect the #billyidol #sneer. Also, she'd like you to know it's too damn early and she's going back to bed.

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His friend's name is Oscar, too πŸΆπŸ’›πŸΆ

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What's that? You're having a stressful day? OK, here you go.

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Some blurry but heartfelt shots from tonight's Oxercise. β€οΈπŸΆβ™ΏοΈπŸ’ͺ🏼

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Fido went home today, and he brought his girlfriend with him!! Swipe to see Fido at #WheelsOnWallStreet when he broke every heart in the dog run, human and pup alike. Thank you @marthak12 for introducing us to this very special boy, and thank you @animalhaven for taking such good care of them. ...
Repost: @animalhaven FIDO AND DEDE WERE ADOPTED TOGETHER! Yep, we can't believe it either. As you might remember, Fido is from a sanctuary in Iran where we have taken in many paralyzed dogs over the last few years - finding them loving homes in the US. Fido then met Dede at Animal Haven where they shared a room and, well, fell madly in love. So when this amazing couple came in to meet Fido, they decided two adorable dogs is better than one. We could not agree more! Animal Haven has some real heroes walking through our doors to save animals and this family is no exception. Thank you for keeping our sweet duo together and taking on a special needs pup! #animalhaven #adopt. Photo by @shannonkirkman.

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The pups are all being pulled and taken to vet care. They'll need homes (adopters or fosters) in the New York area. Please contact @nycscr www.nycsecondchancerescue.org/contact/ if interested. Thank you to all who donated and shared and thank you @nycscr!!! 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢❀️

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UPDATE - SAFE!!! Now fosters and adopters needed in the New York area. Please contact @nycscr if interested. ❀️🐢 Can you help CLEAR THE SHELTER today? Click the link in my bio to donate to @nycscr and help them SAVE THESE DEATH ROW PUPS!!! All are on the euthanasia list. 🚨❀️🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢
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From @nycscr
Dear SCR Friends,

Usually, we send out an urgent plea asking for your support to help us save ONE dog from being euthanized, but today, January 25th, 2018 we are requesting your help to save SIX lives. We were contacted by one of the rescue coordinators at the shelter (she and her close friend spend their waking hours trying to save dogs from death row) to ask if we would be able to save ONE dog but sent us several photos to choose which ONE we could rescue. When we have SIX pairs of eyes staring from behind a photograph asking toΒ be helped WE CANNOT JUST CHOOSE ONE. THEY ARE ALL ON THE EUTHANASIA LIST FOR THE SAME DAY. This shelter has very little resources and very little help at all. They need our help.
Every one of those six dogs used to be someone's dog and now they are sitting in a cage unseen and waitingΒ until they will be euthanized. Some of them have skin issues, some of them are heart-worm positive, some of them are just babies, and some of them have leg injuries that need medical attention. ALL of them deserve to walk out of that shelter into a new life.

They all have a name and a spirit of their own:
1. Carla and Chester

2. Cornflake

3. Muttley

4.Β  Tippy

5. Puppy Muffin

TODAY IS THE ONLY DAY WE HAVE LEFT TO HELP.

Can you please help us clear the shelter?

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Being a fashion plate isn't easy, Tiki just makes it look that way ❀️🐢 Tiki's vision has been declining for years, and at this point she's mostly blind. She suffers from diabetes, Cushing's syndrome and other ailments, and she's lost a lot of weight from Cushing's and the medicine to treat it. That's left me very afraid of putting her under general anesthesia for potential surgery, so instead, Christian and I are her seeing-eye humans. She still enjoys treats, long naps and she loooooooves cuddles. She doesn't zoomie any more, but she's content being a dignified lady. She knows she's loved and she loves her home. It's still a good life for a very sweet girl.

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I know everyone thinks they have the cutest lobby, but they can't all be right. πŸΆπŸ’›πŸΆ special guest @harrietpupman @hpupman

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UPDATE - FOUND!!!! ❀️🐯 Lost animal community, please share. This handsome boy, Lynx, went missing Friday in Commack, Long Island, New York. 🚨🐯

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"Though the air shivers with a great chill, the red dog burns warm with a fire from within." -ancient Lower East Side saying ❄️πŸ”₯🐢

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Repost: @WagAware πŸ”ΊπŸ“’ BROOKLYN MEETUP TO FIND LILYπŸ“’πŸ”Ί LILY IS STILL MISSING & WE ARE FLYERING CANARSIE/FLATLANDS THIS SATURDAY 1/20. MEET AT 10am!🚨 Please meet us at the Wendy’s at 79th and Flatlands to post more flyers at local stores (especially pet-focused venues), put them in mailboxes, and spread the word with even more neighbors! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» #bringlilyhome. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»Contact me here or text to confirm: we’ll pass out flyers to volunteers and then divide and conquer. Our baby is STILL missing as of 12/23/17 😭. Dept of Sanitation knows nothing, no one has any updated leads, and we need HELP getting her name and reward out there. $3500 REWARD FOR INFO LEADING TO LILY’S SAFE RETURN. NO QUESTIONS ASKED🚨Contact 858-232-2843 or Jhnrls@gmail.com♦️#brooklyn #brooklyndog #brooklyndogs #lost #lostdog #christmaspuppy #pleasehelp #shihtzu #bringlilyhome πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰PLEASE SHARE!!! We need the help!! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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9 month old Snoopy is a sweet boy who was injured in a hit and run, looking for a very special family to care for him. Read below if you'd like to adopt or foster Snoopy and make a huge difference in this deserving boy's life. If you can't, please share!! 🚨🐢❀️
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Repost @louieslegacy URGENT FOSTER PLEA - STATEN ISLAND

Last weekend, we introduced you to 9 month old Snoopy, a hit and run victim with permanent brain damage which has left him blind and walking in circles. We had a few people apply to foster him, only to cancel on him when the time came. Snoopy still remains without a foster. We believe Snoopy deserves the chance.
This sweet Beagle has been let down by humans multiple times so far in his young life, it’s time for someone to stand up for him. Snoopy needs a foster family who will love him in spite of his differences until we can find him a forever home who will do the same.

The rescue provides the food, the vet care, Snoopy only needs a foster home who can temporarily care for him on his road to recovery and to forever. Could you make a difference in Snoopy’s life and others like him?
Our foster form is located at www.louieslegacy.org/foster, and we can be reached via newyork@louieslegacy.org if you have any questions about the fostering process prior to filling out the form and speaking with a volunteer.

#whatsyourlegacy #beaglesofinstagram #fosteringsaveslives

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Next level cozy, always. #tikilovestheluxuries β€οΈπŸΆπŸ’€

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"Listen, Augie, being adorable is kind of my thing around here, so don't overdo it, OK?" πŸΆπŸ’›πŸΆ

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My grandmother's in the hospital, and as I walked past this board of the nursing staff I thought, "This is the whole melting pot, right here." Given the recent, shameful level of political discourse in America, the homelands of many of them, their parents or grandparents would be regarded as "shitholes" by some, much like southern Italy and Sicily would have been when my great grandparents immigrated from there. These people, their parents, their grandparents... came here from around the world looking for greater opportunities and a better future, and now they spend their days working hard and caring for the sick. THIS is what makes America great, and if you can't see it, you're in the wrong country. #πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #thisisamerica

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