These dogs are in foster care but NOT yet ready for adoption.  They may be too young, need time to gain weight, recover from illness or trauma, or need sterilization.  We do not adopt animals that are ill or unsterilized.  Watch the progress of these animals with updates here and on Facebook.  They will soon be ready to move into your home and heart!  All our dogs and puppies are sterilized, de-wormed, and vaccinated prior to adoption.


Corazon, or Cora for short, is a sweet young pup who was thrown from a moving car.  She was found, lying injured, helpless, and left to die on the side of the road at nightfall in the pouring rain.  It really was that bad – we are not exaggerating.  A kind person walking along the road found her and carried her to a safe place.  She made her way to Saldea very quickly.  Cora suffered multiple fractures in both right legs from being thrown from the car.  She had orthopedic surgery with pins to repair the fractures.  The rear leg developed an infection at the surgery site, which required more hospital time.  She came back to her foster home with a drain in the rear surgery site.  Cora is healing now.  She also has nutritional deficits, skin fungus, and anemia, which are all common ailments with dogs that are neglected.  Cora is receiving a nutritional supplement cocktail tailored to her needs, and had anti-parasite and anti-flea treatment.  Sterilization is a long way off.  She is not strong enough yet for more surgery.  She will be in rehabilitation for several months at least.  In spite of her suffering, Cora is trusting, loving, and gentle.  She will make an ideal pet for the family lucky enough to adopt her!

Vino Solo

Vino Solo means “he came alone.”  Vino Solo was a street dog who formed a bond with several families in a neighborhood in David, who collectively fed him every day.  Due to COVID’s impact on the local economy, the families began to struggle to find funds to pay for his food.  One person in the neighborhood beat him with a shovel, resulting (we think) in blindness in one eye.  That neighbor threatened to murder him if he was not removed.  Thanks to a generous sponsor, SALDEA was able to take in Vino Solo as a foster.  We do not yet know the specifics of his situation, other than that he is in good overall health and very personable.  Stay tuned for more information!