My Golden sister Tess …

Fate was real twisted for you, the car,
wrong place wrong time. I’ll miss you puppy.

All Dogs Go To Heaven (United Artists, 1989)


Connor started life in a box with his brothers and sisters in an abandoned backyard in Conway, S.C. His mom had been hit by a car after her owners apparently flew the coup and left the family of dogs to fend for themselves. One of our partner Home for Good Dog Rescue’s southern fosters was made aware of the situation and rescued Connor and his siblings.


While the abandonment issue was resolved, the foster mom noticed that Connor wasn’t eating and wasn’t growing. He was transported to Home for Good’s Aiken, S.C., facility where he was diagnosed with intussusception, an affliction that blocked food from passing through his intestines. Connor underwent emergency surgery that likely saved his life. The Tess McIntyre Foundation made a contribution to Home for Good to help fund that surgery.

Connor is now back in foster care. He’s eating and he’s starting to grow. Once he has put on a little more weight he’ll make the trip north to New Jersey where some lucky adopting family will get to bring this beautiful puppy into their home.

Home for Good Dog Rescue, based in Berkeley Heights, N.J., rescues dogs from high kill shelters in the South. They have a care facility in Aiken were rescued dogs are treated and socialized. The dogs are then transported to New Jersey where they are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. Home for Good is a 100% foster-based rescue service. In their six years of existence they have rescued 5,700 dogs.

The Tess McIntyre Foundation, based in La Quinta, Calif., raises funds to support rescued dogs who need medical care to be ready for adoption. A 501(c)3 charity it was founded in 2015. Donations to the foundation will help to support more dogs like Connor.

Donations to The Tess McIntyre Foundation are tax deductible. The Tess Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charity.
Tax ID # 47-5329117.

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