We first helped her last May when her owner told us she was walking like a “drunken sailor.” Dr. Smith suspects a brain tumor, but the 14-year-old dog is fine otherwise. Her owner, a homeless man who lives in his camper truck, put together this walker... read more

Kato’s owner, a man in his 40s, had lost his job and was about to start a new one, but Kato couldn’t wait! Kato had stomach issues and had a flare-up. We found out he needs to be on special diet food to manage his health issues. His owner couldn... read more

Happy needed emergency surgery for bowel obstructions. Her owner is a disabled man in his 70s who lives in low-income housing. Dr. Campbell at CARE Hospital did the surgery, and Happy has made a full recovery.

Yosi had an uncomfortable abscess on her stomach. We sent her for a vet visit, and she is now doing much better!

This poor sweet cat was at death’s door. She had swallowed something that became an obstruction. DBF paid for the xray to diagnose the problem. The cat was given a laxative, and was able to expel a plastic bag she had ingested. She is one relieved k... read more

On July 12, 2014, precious pitbull, Tegan Rose, was struck by a vehicle in Carpinteria, CA. Unfortunately, the gate was left open by an unaware delivery man and Tegan got out and was instantly struck by a small vehicle traveling on the road right in front... read more

Blanche was attacked by a dog when she was only a year old. Five years later her leg started deteriorating, “She’s all I’ve got”, said her tearful owner. The vets concurred that her leg had to be amputated, which was very difficult... read more

Poor Browny was the victim of a freak accident. He was running along side his young owner, who was riding his bike. Browny saw a dog to play with and turned into the bike entangling his back leg in the spokes. His owners are low-income workers & newly... read more

Rodeo lives in a car with his owner, a young homeless woman who was laid off last year and is going through a divorce, and her father has cancer, so he can’t be of financial assistance. Rodeo had a sore on his paw, which turned out not to be serious... read more

Our Daughters and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help with our little fighter “Canelo”. Karen, we really appreciate all your guidance and support this past weekend. You guys are truly amazing. No words can expla... read more


This little Chihuahua was poisoned and nearly lost his life. With help from Diana Basehart Foundation, Carpinteria Pet Hospital was able to save him and keep him with his family. To see a letter from Rex’s owner, read on. “Dear Ms. Basehart, Thank you... read more

Patrick has a rare form of Parkinson’s Disease, and his service dog Lindsay can detect his seizures 15 minutes before they happen. Lindsay has saved Patrick’s life on several occasions. She’s always there to break his falls and even ran ... read more

Linda is a cancer survivor on a very limited income. Rosie has been her constant companion through good times and bad. Unfortunately, Rosie developed chronic stomach issues, and Linda’s biggest fear was the possibility of having to give up her cat s... read more