THE FROSTED FACES

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Enjoy scrolling through all of our Frosted Face senior animals who have benefit from our mission at Frosted Faces Foundation.  They are listed in order of date of rescue, including those that have passed. If you have been following a certain Frosted Face's story and would like to know how he/she is doing, please email us at friends@frostedfacesfoundation.org.

Please make note of animals still looking for families as their "Family" is listed as "Frosted Faces Foundation."  View their biographies and more photos at Available Frosted Faces, learn more about becoming a family and the different programs we offer. You can also help fund their care by registering as their monthly sponsoring Fan.  

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Zion

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Acquired from: SEAACA
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 15th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Jim Ito & Melanie Granfors
Fans: Debra Sakata


Finch

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: June 18th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Ellen Anderson & Jim Mayoral
Fans: Heejin Kim


Waldo

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 18rh, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Stephanie Silberstang & Colin Barth


Della

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Acquired from: San Bernardino City Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: June 19th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Mary Arkwright


Tuba

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Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 21st, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Christine & Dominic Castiglioni
Fans: Lina Leslie, Holly Ann Hoff


Isla

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Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: June 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Marcy & Jack Riordan
Fans: RZ


Linnet

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Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: June 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: RZ


Norris

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Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: June 23rd , 2019
Date of Passing: July 6th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: RZ
Tribute: On Saturday July 6th we fulfilled our promise to Norris.

You can imagine the day after the FFF 5 Year Anniversary Party was one of the few days of the year we absolutely did not want one more dog. Ashley Corrigan Steffey, of The Rescued Dog, was at Humane Society of Imperial County and let us know about three seniors in need of rescue.

One of them was sweet Norris. He was brought in as a dirty matted stray with a horrible cough. She knew he needed immediate veterinary attention and it was humbling she considered us for his care. Shannon Linch drove to the shelter and scooped up Norris and his two buddies.

Norris went to High Valley Veterinary Hospital where they did bloodwork and x-rays. He had a narrow trachea likely causing the cough, while his heart and chest looked and sounded fine. We started him on a couple medications to suppress his cough and reduce inflammation. We also started antibiotics just in case. We knew to keep a close eye on him because he just never seemed to get relief.

Norris spent 4 out of 5 days at the vet last week trying to figure out what was wrong and to keep him comfortable. Andy and I needed to be gone for the weekend, and the night before we left, I slept on the couch with Norris at FFF. It was so nice to see his deep clear breaths as his chest would rise and fall.

On Friday x-rays finally showed evidence of something we could treat- pneumonia. We hospitalized him at Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diegowhere he got injections, fluids, and remained in oxygen for two days. Saturday night the vet called us urgently to let us know Norris was looking terrible and struggling to breathe despite being in oxygen. We always fight for our Frosted Faces and appreciate that it can take a very long time to recover from pneumonia.

One of our Kennel Managers, Alicia Anthony, closed up FFF early and rushed down to the ER to be with Norris. She sent the team a video, of which I wish I could unsee, to help us make an informed decision. Norris was not going to make it and the decision to let him go had been crystalized. Alicia stayed with him until the end.

In Norris's time with us, he spent an evening at our house before we got control of his cough where he cozied up for some Netflix! Just a normal family dog. What he did love were his warm baths. He seemed to forget about the cough and sat under the shower head peacefully while he caressed his chubby pink body. Norris was missing all of his teeth and when he kissed me he licked me all over my face without reservation, drool and all!

So many times we need a diagnosis to give us the peace of mind that euthanasia is the sole final solution. Leading up to Norris's diagnosis of pneumonia we could see something was not quite right, but nothing seemed concrete. We have learned that sometimes, if an animal is presently suffering, even without diagnosis, it is okay to put them to sleep. It has to be, and we have to let ourselves walk away with comfort that we tried our very best. I wish we knew the underlying cause of Norris's cough before it turned into pneumonia, and I wish I knew if we could have done something more to prevent it because we would have.

Innocent little Norris, we love you.


Anthem

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: June 26th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Gail Rockhold, Cindy White


Miller

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: June 26th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Holly & David Zierden
Fans: Melisa Sanchez


Battleship

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: June 28th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Wendy Davis, Susie Brant, Sammi Selzer, Kat Lester, Karin Levi


NANCY

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Acquired from: San Bernardino City Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Hays Family


Oliver

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Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Tacit Networks


Gracie

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Patti Edwards


Arthur

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Manuela, Picquet


Mary Kate

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Michelle Wester


Buddy

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: JingUei & Drew Verkade
Fans: RZ


Bingo

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: JingUei & Drew Verkade
Fans: RZ


Tallulah

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Linda Hampshire & Belinda Hein
Fans: Shirley Richardson


Tango

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Lori & Glenn Godwin
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Pops

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Rosie

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Denise Mendoza
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Bella

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Amanda Moreno
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Honey

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Wendel

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Wade & Barbara McKnight
Fans: Maryann Caban


Maximus

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Steven & Kristen Pilcher
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Henry

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Lisa Switzer


Lenny

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Lisa Switzer



Ross

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Kristine Brabson


rachel

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Kristine Brabson


Debbie

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Kristine Brabson


Redman

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Ann Kelsey
Fans: Kristine Brabson


Barber

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Bev Hollis Photography


Christopher

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Tanya Nielsen, Carla Anderson


Maggie

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Paula Singer


Lucille

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: July 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing: July 17th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Venus Catherine Andrecht
Tribute: I wish we could restart today knowing what we know now. Lucille passed away while being anesthetized this morning for surgery.

Lucille was one of 25 dogs we temporarily housed from San Diego Humane Society for the 4th of July. Just a couple days into her stay the Rescue Coordinator called to let us know that Lucille would be deemed unadoptable/untreatable and euthanized upon her return, so that we should consider our options. We signed her over as a Frosted Face that same day because oftentimes euthanasia is not necessary for U/U dogs, but it's the amount of resources that determines which dogs will be "safe."

Lucille entered the shelter because she was running at large too many times and was brought in by animal control. She had a pretty large mammary mass, dental disease, and was mildly anemic. We covered all of our bases with pre-anesthetic bloodwork and x-rays. She didn't even have a heart murmur and the vet was not concerned. We ran fluids for surgery because she is a senior too.

As it was described to me I believe, her heart started to slow with the onset of anesthesia and it went to a stop. They gave her injections to restart her heart and did CPR for 15 minutes. She never came back.

We do a lot of surgeries. A lot. And big ones. We bring our vets dogs that have never met a vet in their lifetimes, in addition to not being valued by their previous families. Lucille had a lot going on and we are always told that there are risks to anesthesia. There is no certain reason why we lost Lucille, but our hearts are broken.

Lucille was not suffering going into surgery, although we did try to do what was best for her. She was, in fact, always the heartbeat RIGHT at our feet and wagged her tail so hard you could not even see it. She loved being held and would crawl into our laps. She would steal a treat from anyone near to her! She loved to eat! She got to help hold the banner front and center during the Pride Parade from her pouch and got so much love from FFF volunteers. We knew this would be a big surgery for her today, so we brought her home with us last night for snuggles and table scraps. She chased the cats, and even earned a swat from Frosted Feline Feta! She was intrigued with the TV and kept her little sparkling eyes on the moving colors of the screen. She, Knight, and I fell asleep together on the big orange chair late last night, and I am so grateful Andy snuck a photo to share that tender moment.

Where we want someone to be accountable, from her previous owners, to the vets, or even ourselves, I think we need to sting for awhile with the realization that life is just sometimes very unfair. I am not feeling the whole " we fulfilled our promise" bit, as we didn't provide her necessary medical care or place her with a family. We did comfortably house her and now mourn for her absence, so in that, she was loved and treated well.

We owe thanks to our vets for having the courage to give so many of our Frosted Faces an opportunity to thrive and live extended lives through successful major surgeries. It was not meant to be for our Lucille.

We love you sweetie pie.


Roka

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: July 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Paula Singer


Rusty

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Acquired from: Owner Surrender
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: July 11th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Michelle Fulton
Fans: Patricia Lau, Loren Taylor, Nicole in honor of Jaime & Lewis


Leeloo

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Acquired from: California City Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 5
Date of Rescue: July 14th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Shirley Richardson



Dallas

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: July 14th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Amber Tkach


Spaulding

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Acquired from: Carlsbad Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: July 18th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Chris Lowe, Noreen McCormack, Dog Devoted, Christy Guitreau, Sara Young, Bobbi Holzworth, Olive L, Christie, Janet Franklin, Yael Meyer


Steffi

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: July 26th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Nora and Pam Becker, Andrea & Killian Serrano, Cyn Hendry, Jana Glock, Corinne Marteeny


shamrock

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: July 18th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Diana Coelho


Dorian

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 5
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Joni Duke



Merci

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Jacquie Jordan, Tamara Larson, Sammy's Family, Kim & Perry Hall, Rachel Charles


Orlando

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Jacquie Jordan


Cane

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Dawn Dully
Fans: Jacquie Jordan, Lani Marie


Layton

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Lori & Glenn Godwin
Fans: Donna Beinfeld, Silva Family, Andrea Samarkos, Annmarie L


Cambria

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Anneliese Hunter, Cori Higley


Gisela

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Acquired from: South LA
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Briana & Dillon Smither
Fans: Laurie Roberts, Dan and Diann N., Jessica & Holly