Donate in honor of our angel Oscar
In Memory of Oscar
$25 buys enough pee pads for a small dog for a month
$100 pays for senior dog vet visit
$200 feeds a small dog for 3 months
In 2017, Oscar “the little, grumpy old man” came to live with Phinney's volunteer, Pam, when Oscar’s mom, Shirley, was moved into a nursing home. Pam became his permanent foster mom through Phinney's: she provided all the love and care Oscar needed, and Phinney's paid for vet care and supplies.
Oscar the terrier lived to his teenage years with the typical set of conditions associated with old age. He didn't see or hear well, had no teeth in his tiny mouth, and boasted a cantankerous and therefore very funny personality. He was also incontinent, which required him to wear bellybands and use pee pads.
Despite having to be constantly monitored and moved around, he was a good trooper, Pam used to say. She enjoyed Oscar's antics and loved him despite the challenges of caring for him. In return, the little guy followed her everywhere, to her grooming salon, office, or den, which all had enough space for him to stretch and play as he wished. He loved to snuggle and sit on a warm lap or take a leisurely nap when Pam was not working.
"Shirley never wanted to give up Oscar," says Pam. "She loved Oscar, and he always reminded us of Shirley. He always reminded us of something that we did right.”
Pam is our hero. Thanks to her, Phinney's could keep its promise of fighting for both the happiness of the pet and the person when it was not possible to keep them together.
Now that Oscar has crossed the rainbow bridge,
make a recurring donation or one-time donation today
to help fund the Godparents General Fund in his memory
Phinney's will apply the funds toward the first
godpet in the Program with a need