OUR 2ND ANNUAL FUNDRASIER WAS A HUGH SUCCESS.
We had twice as many supports, a wonderful group of companies, large and small , donating their time and products that made this years event just great !!!!
Just to name a few of our supporters:
Hilary Duff, Whitney Cummings, Oliva Munn, Maria Menounos,
Rolling Greens, Petrossian, Miraval, Tito’s,
A cameo appearance by Carl, our poster puppy of 2019, along with a few other forever homed dogs was especially appreciated by the crowd.
a cake by ?
sasha and carl
Today I had to say goodbye to my bestest boy. Don’t get me wrong, all my dogs are the best. (And all of your dogs are the best too.) But Jimmy was special. He had a pure heart, a sparkle in his eye. People always gravitated towards him and wanted to say hello and give him a pet. And he always had a kiss and a tail wag for them return. Even on his last days, he was meeting strangers with a sweet hello.
I rescued him from the Baldwin Park shelter at three months old. He had a broken femur and the cold hearted kennel supervisor told me not to bother with him because the surgery would be too expensive. Needless to say I ignored that ill advice. He spent the next 10 years leading a truly blessed life with me. He went on hikes, he ran on the beach, he always enjoyed a three day weekend at a nice hotel… His favorite food was pizza. He never met a person or a dog he didn’t like, porcupines were a different story. 😮
He was kind and gentle. He fostered hundreds of puppies and helped them become better dogs. He had a fierce corrective growl but never so much as touched a hair on their heads. He was goofy, and he was a class clown, he made everyone laugh. And he was a #breedambasador – helping people understand and love this misunderstood breed.
I wish his time here on earth was longer… But one thing I promised him was I’d never let him suffer. When I found out the cancer spread to his brain, I knew his days were numbered As soon as the tail wags stopped, as soon as he no longer wanted to play the water game with the hose, I knew I had to let him go with dignity.
I loved every day I got to spend with him. I’m so grateful I got to care for him for 10 years… Jimmy … you were my wild and crazy boy and I love you forever and —- I miss you already. i’ll see you some day – somewhere over the 🌈 rainbow.
Rest easy you handsome boy.
The 2nd annual Love Leo Rescue Fund Raiser is being planned for 2019. Save the evening of November 6th. Bring your friends and help save a life by donating to our rescue. Or sponsor a spay and neuter clinic and prevent unwanted litters from being born !
Link to Fund Raiser
TEAM CARL CLOTHING
Baby Carl was found on a construction site – clinging to life. He was 1.5 lbs and severely emaciated. Two construction workers did not know what to do when they found him and they brought him to the shelter. He was scheduled to be immediately euthanized because the shelter is not equipped to deal with critical medical cases. A shelter volunteer asked us if we wanted to take a chance on him. Of course – we said YES. He spent 5 days in the hospital and needed blood and plasma transfusions and had a feeding tube for a few days. Now he’s made a full recovery and is loving life in his foster home and will be ready for adoption in a few weeks.
Purchase a groovy Team Carl tee shirt and help Love Leo make more second chances possible. This special silk screen run of clothing will close on June 1
How to choose the right training tools for your dog: for more information go to “decodingdogsla”.
Remember – there is no ‘one size fits all’ so it’s important to recognize what works for you and your dog.
• A toggled slip leash (top R) is a good starting point. All collars they should be fitted so they stay high up on neck under the jaw line.
• A martingale collar is safe for a new or shy dog because it will not slip off. • A sporn harness is a good pick If more corrective pressure is needed for walks.
• A halti (L) works well for pullers and alleviates pressure on the neck.
• A herm sprenger prong collar is effective for powerful breeds and extreme pullers (bottom R).
• Start by using the leash in the house. Guide the dog around and teach them where they can and can’t go. For example guiding them off the couch so they don’t turn it into a game or become hand shy.
• Start by having your new buddy sleep in a crate at night and when no one is home. Your dog can earn more freedom as a routine is established . Put the crate in the bedroom to represent his bed and a dog bed in the living room to represent his couch.
• Always have a collar and tag with your phone number on your dog at all the times!!!
First a little cautionary tale:
Hamlet was adopted after having a rough start. His former home was not very good to him. His forever family was dedicated to him and wanted to set him up for success. But there were a few hiccups in the first weeks in his new home. Basically, Hamlet ate part of their car. His humans didn’t blink an eye but rather got on the phone with “decodingdogsla” and discussed how to deal with these issues.
“decodingdogsla” and LLR thought this was a good opportunity to start a weekly post about the common issues that occur when bringing home a rescue dog.
BRINGING HOME YOUR FOREVER DOG:
• The first 2 weeks are key!
• Set up a structure with rules and boundaries. It’s easier to add more freedom later than have to take it away.
• Start with a solid foundation of sit, stay and come.
• Let the dog know where they can and can’t go, where they will sleep and where they will be when left alone. Creating this structure helps to establish your relationship with your forever dog.
• Use treats/affection to reward the desired behavior. Dogs learn by association so treats and affection reward what the dog is thinking or doing at that time.
• Do NOT do or expose dog to too much to soon.
• Have realistic expectations as this is all new to your dog as well as you. –
• Remember – it’s better to say “we could have done that sooner” verses “oops we did that too soon”.
Your new dog is looking to know their place in the new family pack. Creating this structure in first 2 weeks helps establishes that.
On Valentine’s day Loveleorescue launched a campaign to cloth our supporters. By purchasing a T-Shirt, Sweat Shirt or Hoodie LLR received part of the cost the item. We had a great response. There are now over 150 folks walking around supporting our and your mission. We will do this again in the fall of 2019. Thanks
We did not know if the husky and the cat would get along! What would the first reaction be, would we get a late night phone call telling us to pick up the Husky ?
Seems to be working out just fine.
You guys know how much I love animals (and especially my rescue pup, Maverick!), so today I wanted to
chat with Sasha Abelson, President of Love Leo – an amazing dog rescue based in Los Angeles. I’ve
talked about how great Love Leo Rescue is before, but there are a few aspects of animal adoption (and
dogs, specifically) that people might not know or understand. Here are Sasha’s top three things to know
when it comes to dog adoption…
1-) Some rescues focus on dogs that need “extra help.” Perhaps that means the dog(s) have
serious injuries and need costly medical care, or perhaps they are shy and/or fearful and need a
patient home and time to learn and trust their new owners. If you’re open to adopting a dog that
needs extra help, make sure to do your research and find a rescue that specializes in that.
2-) Many rescues spends hundreds, even thousands of dollars on ONE single dog. Helping each
dog with medical or behavioral issues and getting them ready for a forever home is sometimes an
expensive task. The adoption fee rarely covers the amount of money that rescues spend on that
single animal. That said, if you’re thinking about adopting a dog (or even if you’re not!) consider
doing a monthly donation to one of these rescues. Even a small amount like $5 or $10 a month
can make a BIG impact.
3-) Some people think that rescue groups are “too picky.” In reality, most rescues just want to
pair up the right dog with the right home to make sure it’s a “forever” home. If a dog is too much
of a couch potato for an active family (or visa versa), it’s not going to be a good match and rescue groups would rather say no and wait for the right situation. This protects the animal as well as the
Love Leo Rescue is proud to have received The Walmarts Community Playmarkers award. Every quarter, Walmart selects a someone who they think are making a positive impact on the community. This award was given to us in recognition of our work in the animal rescue community. Our President, Sasha Abelson and 4 of her rescue buddies were treated to a night at the forum for dinner, drinks and great seats for the U2 concert. We are grateful for this honor and – for a fun night out.