I calmed down a bit and yes, the rescue and I are talking this out. Pardon my language in my original post, but I have felt like several houses have been dropped on me lately, vet bill-wise, and finding out yesterday that Peekaboo is not spayed just put the icing on the cake, so to speak.
If the rescue is going to take back the Girls, one of the people from the rescue will be passing through Chicago in June and can pick them up then, which is good, because this is a New York rescue.
However, I don't think the rescue WANTS to take them back; they are not what you would call adoptable, and A said 'we know they will never have as good quality of life as they have with you' which is probably true. I am willing to keep them if Peeks's surgery is paid for, so the rescue is discussing that. Posey's dental last year was over $800, and Peeks will probably ring in at around $1100 with a spay included in that. Rescues have access to lower-cost vet services so that's quite a chunk for them to come up with, and I don't know if they will. It's up to them. They can leave Posey with me -- I've put almost $1400 into her vet care since she came here, and as far as I'm concerned, that's cool and she's in as good shape health-wise as she can be. Now that I know she gets vestibular episodes, I don't even take her to the vet for those, but ride them out with anti-nausea meds so long as she's still eating and not vomiting.
I will not pay for Peekaboo's dental and spay, so they can take her back, or have the surgery done and leave her with me. Their call.
I feel like I'm being a jerk about the money, but I'm not. No more than they were jerks about giving me two dogs with inaccurate medical information. Stuff happens. And when it does, you make it right. I'm just saying.
BTW, CharlieBear has rung up over $3,000 in vet bills with me. I did an Excel sheet of my rescue dog vet costs yesterday. He's quite the pricey little item, another unadoptable dog!