In memory of Bill McIntyre


and his beloved dog Tess.


UPDATE!! Darius has been adopted!


We can't thank you enough for all your support for Darius, our blind pup from Turkey. We are thrilled to report that this week he found the perfect family to love him. His new mom said she saw him winking at her from the website saying "come meet me"! And she did just that! Having lived with a blind pup before, they knew exactly what was needed to support Darius including giving him the time to learn to trust and bond with them. Thanks again for all your wonderful wishes and financial support!

Original Story of Darius

Helping a Blind Dog See His Way to a New Home


Darius is a refugee. A canine refugee from Turkey. And he’s being resettled in Southern California.

A four-year-old Golden Retriever mix, Darius was found on a street in Turkey by a local rescue worker. He was apparently abandoned. He is sightless in both of his eyes and his right eye was painfully swollen. The Turkish rescue agency contacted Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue (SCGRR) and, in the company of two other dogs, was flown to Los Angeles.

He was taken to Eye Care for Animals in Tustin, Calif. Because of fear that the right eye would rupture he underwent surgery to have it removed. Darius is now in the home of a SCGRR foster family. The surgery was a success and he is on the road to recovery. Once he’s fit, he will be put up for adoption.

The Tess McIntyre Foundation has pledged to match donations to pay for Darius’s medical expenses up to $1,500. You can contribute to his recovery through Crowdrise.

The Tess McIntyre Foundation, named after a dog who was adopted from SCGRR, was founded in 2015 in La Quinta, Calif. The foundation raises money to support rescued dogs who need some healthcare treatments in order to be adopted. The foundation has supported several dogs through to successful adoptions through its rescue agency partners SCGRR and Home for Good Dog Rescue in Berkeley Heights, N.J.


The pressure is finally off!  Darius no longer feels the pain of a swelling eye but he still has a long road to recovery.  He successfully navigated surgery and is recovering under the loving care of his foster mom.  The wound is still ugly but as the stitches start to itch and the cone of shame is getting heavy, his amazing foster mom is massaging his neck and giving him all the face scratches he could want! Thanks so much for the support so far! We still have a way to go to cover the costs of this little man's treatment.LET'S NOT LEAVE A SINGLE, GENEROUS, DOLLAR from the Tess McIntyre Foundation go to waste!  We are  MATCHING up to $1500 of YOUR DONATION! Donate now through Crowdrise


Darius healing nicely

Darius is such a trouper but we still need your help to cover the costs of his surgery and medicines.  EVERY DOLLAR DONATION IS DOUBLED DUE TO THE GENEROUS MATCHING DONATION BY THE TESS MCINTYRE FOUNDATION.   Due to a congenital defect combined with life on the streets without treatment, this love bug's right eye  was swollen and about to rupture. It's been 8 days since the surgery to remove the painful eye.  The swelling and redness in his eye has reduced and his spirits are up!  Thankful to have the pressure removed and be feeling a bit better.  Getting all the love and attention in the world from a great foster momma doesn't hurt either!  He is still getting the anti-inflammation and anti-glaucoma drops in the other eye to make sure it doesn't follow the same path.  Thursday morning he will get his stitches out and have a recheck...and hopefully be free of the cone of shame! Donate now through Crowdrise

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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