• Breed: Boxer
  • Color: White
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young

Help with Ernie's heart surgery


$1,440.00 raised of $4,500.00

A bystander watched in disbelief as Ernie, thin and deaf, was dumped in an empty field.

Luckily, they were able to save him before he had to fend for himself, which is a good thing as he was already very very thin and deaf ( this was discovered after he was in our rescue). He is very lovable and soft - likes to snuggle too. We were only slightly concerned with him being deaf as we have found multiple deaf dogs forever homes. Ernie had to put on some weight then off to the vet to be nuetered. We then found out he has a serious heart condition and was unable to be nuetered at that time.

Two visits and 6 months of daily medication later and he is in need of heart surgery. Final cardiologist outcome is pulmonic valvular stenosis, equivocal subaortic stenosis and mild tricuspid valve dysplasia.  Pulmonary valve stenosis is a condition in which a deformity on or near your pulmonary valve, the valve that influences the blood flow from your heart to your lungs, slows the blood flow. Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the aortic valve narrows and obstructs blood flow from the heart into the aorta and onward to the rest of the body and finally tricuspid valve dysplasia can result in the valves not closing sufficiently to stop blood flow when it supposed to, or to blood outflow obstruction due to a narrowing of the valves.

Please help us get this life saving surgery for our sweet Ernie so he can find his perfect family that will love him and train him to make his way in the world without his hearing.


  • We are still too far on the expense of Ernie's surgery. As he is getting older we can see the affects it is taking on him and his heart. His play time is shorter and definitely NO running in the heat. Please help us reach our goal an see Ernie grow up and grow old.

    June 30, 2017

  • Ernie deserves to have a long living life, he will NOT be able to do so unless he has his surgery. We are not able to get him his surgery until we raise the funds.

    Please help by donating to Ernie & help him live the long happy life he deserves!!!

    April 06, 2017

  • We are still waiting on a 2nd estimate from a vet school for Ernie's surgery. At the moment it appears the operation will be around $3,000 in addition to the $1,000 we have already spent on him. 

    Ernie will have to remain on medication for the rest of his life.

    January 10, 2017