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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Cooper

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: August 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Gretchen Slater-Beard & Kenney Beart
Fans: Karine Biboumam, Libby Brittain, Natalia Jimenez


Eden

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: August 8th, 2019
Date of Passing: September 14th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Laura Giacchetti, The Mendez Family
Tribute: On Saturday, September 14th, we fulfilled our promise to Eden.

We rescued Eden just a month ago on August 8th. She had a gigantic mass on her abdomen, and her x-rays looked clear that were performed at the shelter on August 7th. We removed the mass and she survived! Eden's 1.1 pound mass came back as external osteosarcoma. It was then we knew she had a poor prognosis, but not this poor.

On September 5th, just 12 days ago, we noticed that she had a swollen mouth and some pus coming from her cheek where we suspected a tooth root abscess. We immediately brought her in for surgery, and not even then did the vet seem like her exam was concerning and proceeded with the dental. We did not repeat pre-anesthetic x-rays since we had done them within the month. We all just wanted to see sweet Eden comfortable and finally living her best life.

It was Thursday evening, September 12th, that Eden started turning wide right circles. We had her sleep with us and noticed she sounded like she was squeezing out breaths and coughing intermittently. We took her to High Valley Veterinary Hospital where they did new x-rays to find mets invading every part of her lung lobes. We were shocked and I know the vet gasped.The turning? A vestibular episode or metastasis to her brain. They showed us about how she should have 30 breaths for minute and Dr. Lipman was graciously on speed dial for questions. Eden had one more good day in the arms of so many loving volunteers with palliative care, and declined quickly so we let her go so she would not have to endure suffering. I admire fifth grade volunteer, Tayler Brown, for having the courage, and her grandma Janis for allowing her, to hold Eden and go through the grieving process knowing it would be her last day. She fed her chicken gently, cried over her, and held her dearly for over an hour before heading to the hospital.

Eden immediately felt wonderful after that first surgery. Our best memories were of her chasing Waldo in the yard to hump his leg, and how tightly she would press herself into everyone's laps. Her feet rarely touched the floor. She went to Julian for apple pie, trespassed in the mall, went on a Frosted Fakers hike, and the winery. Just four short weeks, two surgeries, and so much fun. Dogs live in the moment and I am so glad she had all of this good time even if only for a short while.

"The trouble is, you think you have time." ~ Buddha

I know I always have a lot of regrets and "what ifs," but everyone loved Eden in such a big way, and we did our very best for her medically with what we knew. Fair? No. Did Eden magnify the selfless, sensitive, caring people who dedicate themselves to senior dogs and don't waste a minute? Absolutely. We have more loving to do and Eden's legacy lives on.


Mickey

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Acquired from: Carson Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: August 17th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Deborah Dean, Stitch, David Joseph Katona




Ashley

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 17
Date of Rescue: August 17th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Sarah Taylor & Zoe, Bonnie Sposato, Sabrina, Jonathan and Camden Chapman, @jenhongers, Perry Family, J.R., Robin Kardon, Anonymous, The Giuffre Sisters


Gia

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Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: August 21st, 2019
Date of Passing: September 20th, 2019
Family: Andy & Kim Green
Fans: Karen Fuller, Cynthia Dean, Elaine Byrnes
Tribute: On Friday, September 20th, we fulfilled our promise to Gia.

We rescued poor Gia with a giant ulcerated mast cell on her foot. We ambitiously amputated her leg to give her a new lease on life, but mid surgery, the vet found another mass near her shoulder. Not sure if the mass was a lymph node or true mass, we proceeded and sent the mass out for biopsy. It came back as another mast cell tumor. Knowing what we know now, I am positive we would not have amputated her leg, but we do the best we can with what we know and every decision is made with love.

Gia thrived as a tripod immediately and you would have never guessed her body was being invaded by cancer. Just three weeks after surgery we started to see her skin firm up and become enflamed at her surgery site, and ever so quickly this area turned into ANOTHER mass the size of a baseball. We urgently sought her a family and Kim and Andy were quick to volunteer.

Last week the new mass ruptured and it was one of those heartbreaking decisions to let a bright girl go because there was no way to remove the mass and only pain and infection ahead.

"I know we don’t need to explain to you or anyone else connected with Frosted Faces how it’s possible to fall so in love with a dog we only knew for two weeks and spent only one week as part of our family. With Gia’s diagnosis, we knew our time with her was limited, but we couldn’t have imagined it would be so short.

We are deeply sad yet thankful. Thankful that Gia gave us her trust so quickly and showed us her spunky personality, thankful that she came running when she heard a squeaky toy and showed us how she loved to play fetch, dropping the toy at my feet to throw again, and then curling up and squeaking as if playing a tune.

How wonderful it felt when Gia began to run to us when we called her name with an excited expectancy in her eyes, trusting that something good was awaiting her. She loved going for walks, hopping on her hind legs when we held out her leash. She loved car rides, and she went on at least one everyday that she was with us, looking out the window the entire time. She loved hamburgers and had the best Redlands has to offer. She loved being brushed and resting her head in our hands as we rubbed behind her ears and under her chin gently.

The sad longing that we feel, the deep wish that we could have given her more of all these things is only surpassed by knowing that her final week of life was filled with them, love, security, and family. We are deeply grateful to Frosted Faces Foundation for giving a shy, skittish little girl with a severely injured paw a chance to live and to find family.

One of our most special memories of Gia is the day we met her and went on a double date with resident Frosted Face Watson to Coronado. What we would like to do, both to honor Gia and to give a very deserving sweet boy a loving home and forever family, is to adopt Watson."

The Greens are making good on this promise & legacy tomorrow. 


Clyde

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Acquired from: Owner Surrender
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: August 26th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Lynn Spears & Nick Burneff
Fans: Rose Connolly, Kelly Lance, Melinda Rinehart


Bonnie

Acquired from: Owner Surrender
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: August 26th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Robyn French
Fans: Janice Schlesinger, Melinda Rinehart, Lisa Sears


todd

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Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: August 28th, 2019
Date of Passing: September 7th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Sara Young
Tribute: This weekend tragedy found Frosted Faces Foundation. In the safe beautiful space where we promise family and good care for abandoned senior dogs, Todd lost his life.

It was sunset on Saturday, a cool breeze swept across our play yards and the Littles play group got one more rotation in the yard before bedtime. Todd was happily humping his friends and kennel staff went on to give assertive corrections verbally and with a squirt bottle. In a quick moment, his friends retaliated and a play yard supervisor jumped in and scooped Todd out of the commotion as quickly as anyone possibly could have. Although he was alert and seemingly fine for a moment, he passed away in her arms within minutes. He had no puncture wounds and the vet suggested he may have broken his neck.

Andy and I were not at FFF when this happened but rushed back immediately to find a Kennel Manager sobbing over Todd's tiny body on the couch. In the car where Todd rode from the shelter to FFF just a week earlier falsely promised a bright future, I drove his lifeless body cradled in my arms to Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego to be put in a freezer.

On Labor Day he went to Julian, CA and rode in a stroller down Main Street with Romy Sonderegger. They got some cheese sticks from the deli to snack on, and then ran around in the grass of a small park. Just two days before Todd's death, he had dental surgery and got neutered at College Animal Hospital. He had FFF's record number of teeth extracted - 35.

We struggle with all of the "what ifs." We weren't going to rescue Todd when we did. I had all the paperwork done for Padre and I couldn't get Todd off my mind, so I went back and asked them to exit him also. What if we had left him to be adopted? How could a family keep Todd alive all this time in such poor condition, and we, the most thoughtful collection of good-hearted people could not protect him? What if they had claimed him? What if they had never lost him?

Earlier in the day Saturday he was held by countless people at Open House, and we laughed as he tried to use the heightened laps of volunteers to take advantage of his Frosted friends and hop on their backs. What if we had just pulled Todd out of the play yard for being persistent instead of making corrections? What if one of the applicants interested in him had come to adopt him sooner? We all feel accountable, and yet, we know that these terrible things do happen. As one volunteer said, "We have to remember that no matter how much we convince ourselves that dogs are our surrogate children, they are still 'animals' at their core."

I took these photos of Todd on Saturday in hopes of adding them to his adoption profile to find him the perfect loving family. Only hours later they became a final memory of how his eyes sparkled with mischief and curiosity.

I beg that you respect our transparency and regard Todd's legacy as a reminder that life is so very fragile. xo

We loved you, Toddler. We are so sorry.


Gnocci

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Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: August 28th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Marie & Andy Diamond
Fans: Olive L


Miles

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Acquired from: Carslbad Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 16
Date of Rescue: August 28th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Chris Packard, Noor Khalil, Anonymous


Denali

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Acquired from: San Bernardino City Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: August 28th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Jillian Gerrity & Amanda Gosselin
Fans: Moxie Firearms Training, Elizabeth Stolle


TINA

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: August 30th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Jaimee Beach, J.R.


Moo

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: August 30th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Tammy Martin, Maria Beatty, Bella Sakata


Vinny

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Acquired from: Ramona Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: September 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Rachel Parsley, Lisa Hernandez, Richard Dixon


Bobo

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Acquired from: Ramona Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: September 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Letha Morrison, Lisa Hernandez, Richard Dixon


Trooper

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Acquired from: Ramona Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: September 12th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Romy Sonderegger
Fans: Tasha


Sherman

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Acquired from: SEAACA Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: September 18th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Bert & Kris Wood
Fans: Carol Diaz-Zubieta, Sammy's Family, Kelly Lewis, Molly Dobelle, Marty & Molly


Pumpkin

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Acquired from: Final Wish Program
Age upon Rescue: 15
Date of Rescue: September 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family: Manuel Agah & Klaudia Barsi
Fans: Audrey Brooks


Blanca

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Acquired from: Final Wish Program
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: September 23rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Laura Giacchetti


Boogie

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: September 30th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Cathy Jimenez, Anonymous


Poe

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Acquired from: Mission Viejo Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Merri Kasuba-Kelley


Robin

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Acquired from: SEAACA
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: October 2nd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Sandra Buechner, Lois & Jack-Jack Taylor


Darby

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Hula Diego


Jubilee

Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: October 4th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Lisa Lind


Rayban

Acquired from: OC Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 5
Date of Rescue: October 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: Cheryl Bradley


Fiji

Acquired from: Carson Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: October 6th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
Fans: The Mendez Family


dixie

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
Family:
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harris

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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griffin

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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amy

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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astrid

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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atlas

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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Autumn

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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baluga

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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bates

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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blush

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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cashew

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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dolphin

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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gladys

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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huck

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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james

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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julia

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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lainey

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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lotus

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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lumberjack

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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nadia

Acquired from: Humane Society of Imperial County
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: October 8th, 2019
Date of Passing:
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