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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Bubbles

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Acquired from: Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: January 31st, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Kelly Todoulakis
Fans: Melissa & Steve


Charlie

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: February 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Lisa Girolami & Kari Cranfill
Fans: Emily Kazmierski, S and R, Oso and Cy Kane, blackbirddagger, Morgan Kleiderlein


Eggo

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Acquired from: Carson Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: February 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Donna in memory of Marley


mAPLE

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Acquired from: Carson Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: February 3rd, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Manuel Rodriguez
Fans: Sarah Russo


Winnie

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Acquired from: Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: February 7th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Michael & Jill Brower
Fans: Diane Parmigiani


Glorious

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Acquired from: Baldwin Park Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 19
Date of Rescue: February 7th, 2019
Date of Passing: May 25th, 2019
Family: Jim Ito & Melanie Granfors
Fans: Elizabeth Mckee, Marla Hernandez, Barbells For Bullies, Lynnmaria Bazan, Donor in honor of Java Porto, Pancake, Waynette Parraga, Heather Ramsey
Tribute: "We fell in love with her the moment we saw Frosted Faces Foundation's post in February. Her shelter name had been Coco. She came to us as Gloria.

Within a few minutes of knowing her, we expanded that name. Glorious. It captured everything about her. We knew we were welcoming a very special, magical girl to our pack.

Just look at the expression in those eyes!
After so much betrayal by certain humans, she still held out hope for someone to return that gorgeous gaze. We did that on every single one of the 105 days we spent with her.

Words that come to mind when describing Glorious: grace, kindness, trust, curious, forgiving, soulful, and open-hearted. Everyone who saw her —even only in photos— felt a connection with her.

She coped with adversity and moved through life with a positive outlook and an incredible appetite. Yup, the girl could eat like a champ— working from the side of her mouth and lapping up every morsel.

It was so tough to wake up each day wondering if the time had come to avoid suffering. FFF and the amazingly skilled vets we work with would have done anything to reduce that darn mass—if there was the slightest chance of success. We all knew it was impossible.

On the day we set her free, she downed a cheeseburger and treats... and then laid quietly in my arms as if to say 'Okay, Mom. I’m ready for what’s next. Let’s do this.'

Glorious deserved so much more than she was given in life. We were so happy to be able to show her heaven-on-earth for almost four months.

We woke up each morning, looked into those beautiful brown eyes, and proclaimed “It’s another GLORIOUS day!” 105 of them. We’ll never get over her. "


Wynken

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: February 9th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Caleb & Jessica Davison
Fans: Lynn Cannizzaro


Blynken

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: February 9th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Philip Baldacci


Nod

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Acquired from: Coachella Valley Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: February 9th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Jason & Maeleen Cardoni
Fans: Philip Baldacci, Debbie Dunivan


Hardy

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: February 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Gary & Katie Grisko
Fans: Caryn & Michael Rosenstein


Perry

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: February 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: April 1st, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Stella Stutz, Patricia & Pups, Natalie and Family, Carol Shear
Tribute: On Monday, April 1st, we fulfilled our promise to Puppy Perry.

Puppy Perry was found abandoned on the side of the road and brought in by Animal Control. He was emaciated, dirty, and had horrendous arthritis that caused mobility issues.

We wanted to give him a chance to thrive on pain medication and he began to show us that he was so strong he could pull himself and walk a little! I will never forget one evening when we saw Perry crawl himself up onto the couch in the yard. It was an unthinkable task in our minds knowing his limitations.

We sent Perry on a Frosted Fling with FFF volunteer, Olivia Spadafore. She carted him around in a wagon, bathed him when he had accidents, and took him on adventures like to the beach.

He became increasingly painful where he would have to be muzzled to be carried outside to go potty, which let us know he was in pain. In the last of his days he would not eat for us, he no longer pulled himself around, went potty laying down, and began panting which was likely from pain.

I will say it. As a team, no one complains about belly bands, expressing bladders, lifting 100 pound dogs in and outside, or making special meals. It is all a part of hospice care and we are devoted to our Frosted Faces to help them live with dignity until their little lights dim with frustration or fatigue. I think we got Perry in such bad shape, that as we did so much to help him day to day, we never really stopped to appreciate how much he had declined from the period of being a normal healthy dog at one time. He was an important reminder to treat every dog as his or her own case and reconsider what we want as quality living for our Frosted Faces.

On Perry's last day June Bruns Watterson brought rotisserie chicken for him and he loved it. He laid on the patio in good company and watched his final sunet.

Olivia SpadaforeJenna LarsonAndy Smíšek, and I met at Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego and let him go together. As we all left the clinic with glassy eyes, we noticed a sign across the street, Perry's name was in the sky on the building across the street. Waterworks from there on out for the drive home.

We love you, Perry.


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Lennon

Acquired from: Bonita Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: February 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: April 15th, 2019
Family: Jonathan & Karen Bunkell
Fans: Caryn & Michael Rosenstein
Tribute: On Monday, April 15th, we fulfilled our promise to Lennon.

Lennon, formerly known as Orion, was immediately diagnosed with renal disease upon rescue. We couldn't imagine it because he was light on his feet like a puppy and played fetch! His new family had originally put in an application to foster him... just to get their hands on him for a little while because it was love at first sight. When they learned he had a poor prognosis, they didn't hesitate to commit until the end of Lennon's time. His renal insufficiency became more evident as the adrenaline from his new lease on life wore off and his appetite changed along with his energy.

We hospitalized him last week at College Animal Hospital, but even at the time of being discharged his values had worsened. His family spent a good, quality weekend with him, and on Monday let him go with the help of Paws into Grace in his home.

"Lennon passed comfortably this morning. He was a very sweet and loving boy.

While he wasn't with us long, he was family and we'll miss him. Len loved going for walks, hanging out with Bunny and Wally, lying in my office while I worked, carne asada, meatballs, and ear rubs.

Thanks to you all for all you do at FFF and for entrusting us with Lennon."


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Petey

Acquired from: El Cajon Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: February 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Amanda Marcus
Fans: Beth Pratt


Birdie

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Acquired from: El Cajon Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: February 20th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Amanda Lanthorne
Fans: Genevieve Grace


Meeka

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 5
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Tom & Lynn Roach
Fans: Keith Hodgson


Capone

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Todd Gunther & Jane Sparks
Fans: Romy Sonderegger


Juno

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Michael & Karen Hansen
Fans: Stacy LaFrance


Nilla

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Diane Kinkead
Fans: Lalaine & Julius Castillo


DIANA

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Josh Grindstaff & Leslie Starcky
Fans: Cathy Minshall


Buddha

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: June 15th, 2019
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Zach and Kara Brunk, Kelly Wilner, Robin
Tribute: Yesterday we fulfilled our promise to Buddha.

Buddha was a victim of human selfishness from the point of conception. He was bred predisposed to ailments that would lead him to live an uncomfortable life from difficulty breathing to poor skin for the sake of humans wanting him to look a certain way.

A breeder sold Buddha for a lot of money, to use for his personal benefit, to a consumer who was either too selfish or uneducated to adopt a homeless animal, which perpetuated this selfish business.

Buddha was relinquished to the shelter later in life due to resource guarding around other dogs. A product that was no longer desirable, disposed of for the sake of convenience.

Upon rescue we treated his infected skin and eyes. He lived at Frosted Faces Foundation for months as a volunteer favorite. Four weeks ago, surely by a stroke of luck, he lived in the luxury of a foster home until he was returned last weekend due to schedule conflicts.

Yesterday we noticed Buddha was breathing harshly and brought him to the ER. He was only picking at his food and then vomited. Upon arrival his temperature was 105 and could not catch his breath. We do have air conditioned kennels and he had not been on a walk yet for the day, just a 10 minute yard rotation for a morning potty. The vet said oftentimes bulldogs can breathe so hard they get can elevate their own temperatures.

They sedated and intubated him, and new chest rads showed he had pneumonia, probably from aspirating, which we understand is common in bulldogs. They also diagnosed him with laryngeal paralysis, which made the prognosis quite poor. Once they got his temperature down with fluids, they woke him up, extubated him, and tried to get him slowly on room air with the assistance of oxygen therapy.

He never was able to breathe unassisted, and yesterday evening they called and said his heart had stopped. They quickly sedated and intubated him again and began CPR as Andy and I rushed down there to be with him. Buddha passed away before we got there. We did go hold his body and filled out aftercare paperwork.

Buddha was destined for a tragic ending, although he did not have to pass without family too. Our hearts are aching as we suffer from our fifth loss of a Frosted Face this week, and Buddha, so unexpectedly. He would paw at us for pets and rub his silly wrinkly head into us. He loved the idea of food which motivated him to do most things. The cutest characteristic about Buddha is that he loved water. He would chase the hose when it was on! (There is a video in the comments.)

In a society where consumerism, well.... consumes us, why do we have to think of dogs as products? We pursue an appeasing look by breed, the perfect temperament, and the least health concerns, among other things.

Firstly, can we guarantee these things? Secondly, do we have to? Where good dogs die everyday in the shelter system, why are we making more? The primary reason is for looks. My only hope is that if you naively, or even selfishly have chosen a dog from a breeder in this lifetime, that you learn to love your dog so much, you would never ever buy a dog again and only adopt once you are educated about the atrocities of pet overpopulation. When you know better, you do better. Surely you cannot imagine being the one holding a homeless animal's paw to comfort her as she is euthanized for space in a shelter. "It's okay, sweetheart. You are better off dead, than languishing in a kennel. I am not the person for you. I have my dog at home who was created in vain to look exactly how I wanted her."

Let's say, you perfect consumer you, that you bought your dog from a breeder because it may have fewer health problems. While that is completely untrue and cannot be guaranteed, why do you need a dog who doesn't require veterinary care? Consumerism at its worse right here. This isn't like buying a new car. At any given time your dog could and will require health care and you should be prepared to spend money. Heck! Most of us have jobs, why not choose a dog who needs us? Why do we need the best model? Surely you can afford to keep a dog comfortable while offering her a home.

You're not picky. You buy a dog from your backyard breeder neighbor whose two mutts had a litter. You don't care what she looks like and you don't mind paying for veterinary bills, BUT you say you bought your dog as a puppy because she is a blank slate who you will train to be the most perfect dog. Training any dog takes consistent execution by the owner whether the dog is adopted or purchased. While you don't want a rescue dog with baggage, you will certainly inadvertently condition bad behaviors into your dog. ...Yes, you will. And when she starts to resource guard her toys or her bed, you will not tolerate it or subject your family to that behavior. She will land in the shelter or worse.

Consumers, dogs are not products. Open your eyes, they are animals that we have created and domesticated who need us to make educated, selfless decisions at this point in time in order for them to live. You have an opportunity to do good and eliminate suffering.

Stop breeding dogs. Stop buying dogs. Stop giving up on your dogs.

To love dogs, is to save dogs.
"To love, is to act."

We loved you Buddha and I am sorry.


fRECKLES

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Michele Nelson
Fans: Carla Anderson


Cora

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Jacob Gottlieb & Jacqui Le
Fans: Stacy LaFrance


Buddy

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Brian & Theresa Wilford
Fans: Charlene Buechner, Jessica Schlueter


Fanta

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Susan Anoba
Fans: Lalaine & Julius Castillo


Sherlock

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Lalaine & Julius Castillo, Marla Hernandez


Mrs. Maisel

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Won & Amber Choi
Fans: Gail LaPurja


Ringo

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Andy & Kim Green
Fans: Beth El, Barbara Roblin Mirza, Wilson Family


Deborah

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Gillian Young
Fans: Karen Smith


bARNABY

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 7
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: John & Valerie Herrera
Fans: Lalaine & Julius Castillo


Whiskey

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: February 26th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Olivia Aiza & Eric Gomez
Fans: Lalaine & Julius Castillo


gINNY

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Acquired from: SEAACA
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: March 1st, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Steve & LuAnn Pollett
Fans: Rose Family


Darla

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Acquired from: SEAACA
Age upon Rescue: 10
Date of Rescue: March 1st, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Khoe Huynh Tu & Matthew Rose
Fans: Lisa Wahl


Huxley

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: March 8th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Ken Barnes & Taryn O’Neill
Fans: Jessica Pugliese


Rumor

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Acquired from: San Diego Humane Society
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: March 8th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Killian & Andrea Serrano
Fans: Marianne Richmond, Wendy Davis


Boscoe

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Acquired from: The Barking Lot
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: March 10th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Debbie Dunivan, Sarah, Pots4Paws, Liam


Gracie

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Acquired from: The Barking Lot
Age upon Rescue: 9
Date of Rescue: March 10th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Tania Chyplyk
Fans: Jessica Pugliese, Lisa Scott, Christopher Packard


Elwood

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Acquired from: OC Animal Care
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: March 13th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Michelle Hawver
Fans: Denise Mendonca, Elizabeth McKee


Janis

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Acquired from: OC Animal Care
Age upon Rescue: 12
Date of Rescue: March 13th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Lisa Lind, James Berkson


Spud

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Acquired from: Redlands Animal Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 8
Date of Rescue: March 15th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Katie Braaten & Tanner Dunn
Fans: Rachel Harriger


Ireland

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Acquired from: At-Choo Foundation
Age upon Rescue: 2
Date of Rescue: March 17th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Amy Jellison, Amber Gardina-Quintanilla, Lutley Family


Max

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Acquired from: VCA Mission & Bird Hospital
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: April 9th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Nancy Vaughan
Fans: Kristina Berry, Liam


Nessie

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 11
Date of Rescue: April 17th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Luana Connor


Whisper

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KangaAcquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: April 17th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Carrie Gonzales, Joe Souza


Chai

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Acquired from: Riverside Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 13
Date of Rescue: April 17th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Carol Shear


Bunny

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Acquired from: Downey Shelter
Age upon Rescue: 6
Date of Rescue: April 17th, 2019
Date of Passing: 
Family: Frosted Faces Foundation
Fans: Ginger Haggerty, Pooja Teckchandani, Ariane Wilson, @Ladylarrythelabrador, J Flores, Dana Cyccone