Monkey

Monkey came into the shelter in rough shape.  One look at him and it was clear he had spent the first part of his young life deprived of medical care and – kindness.  He was suffering from a severe case of mange, his lymph nodes were swollen and he had secondary infections. We took care […]

Monkey came into the shelter in rough shape.  One look at him and it was clear he had spent the first part of his young life deprived of medical care and – kindness.  He was suffering from a severe case of mange, his lymph nodes were swollen and he had secondary infections.

We took care of his medical needs and he soon became a happy and healthy dog.  But after spending time with our fosters – we realized Monkey needed a very specialized forever home.  He was fearful of young kids and spooked easily at different situations.  Despite training and lots of socialization – he was what we consider a complicated dog.  Finding the right home was going to be crucial and – difficult.  Luckily – his dedicated foster moms decided they could provide the perfect home for home and – after a year of foresting him – he became part of their family.

Henderson

Henderson was found lying on the street – he was on the verge of death. His skeletal body was brought to the shelter where they sent out an email blast for rescues to help this very ill puppy.  He was suffering from bacterial pneumonia. After 5 days in the hospital – he went to a […]

Henderson was found lying on the street – he was on the verge of death. His skeletal body was brought to the shelter where they sent out an email blast for rescues to help this very ill puppy.  He was suffering from bacterial pneumonia. After 5 days in the hospital – he went to a foster home to recover.  However after 2 weeks it became clear he was not gaining weight at the rate we had expected. He would eat well for 1 week and then start vomiting.  Weight gain was impossible and he was still severely underweight and weak.

After a trip to a specialist it was determined his intestines had twisted in on itself causing him those issues digesting food.  An emergency, complicated surgery was performed and he spent several days at the hospital recovering.  His foster family decide to adopt him.  We love giving dogs like Henderson the second (and third) chance they so deserve.

Turducken

We saw Turducken’s photo at the Lancaster shelter.  She was emaciated and totally shut down.  It was clear her former life had been one of neglect and sadness.  We wanted to turn things around for her. After we got her the required medical care – she began to put weight on.  Her gentle, loving personality […]

We saw Turducken’s photo at the Lancaster shelter.  She was emaciated and totally shut down.  It was clear her former life had been one of neglect and sadness.  We wanted to turn things around for her.

After we got her the required medical care – she began to put weight on.  Her gentle, loving personality blossomed and it was not long before she landed herself an amazing forever home with 2 small humans who love her to pieces.  She went from death row to Beverly Hills. Literally.

Lollipop

Sweet Lollipop.  We took one look at her sad, dejected face and knew we wanted to help. Lollipop was adopted from the shelter – and retuned a few months later after her forever humans decided to move and not take her along.  Her sadness was palpable. In addition to being retuned to the shelter – […]

Sweet Lollipop.  We took one look at her sad, dejected face and knew we wanted to help. Lollipop was adopted from the shelter – and retuned a few months later after her forever humans decided to move and not take her along.  Her sadness was palpable.

In addition to being retuned to the shelter – it was clear Lollipop had suffered some type of trauma to the side of her face.  She has a lopsided smile – which we soon learned to love.  We don’t know what happened to her but luckily there are no longterm effects from that injury.

She found her perfect home with a previous adopter who wanted to add to her adopted poodle family. Lollipop will never be unwanted again.  She spends he days frolicking on the beach, hiking with her buds or cuddling with her canine bro – Mork.

Finnigan

We received a call about a hoarding situation. The person in questions apparently had 20 plus poodle mixes living in one room, covered in filth and totally neglected.  We were able to take Finnigan and a mom with her puppies.  When we first met him we could hardly touch him.  His fur was matted with […]

We received a call about a hoarding situation. The person in questions apparently had 20 plus poodle mixes living in one room, covered in filth and totally neglected.  We were able to take Finnigan and a mom with her puppies.  When we first met him we could hardly touch him.  His fur was matted with urine and feces.  He was terrified and untrusting.  After a proper bath, and grooming he must have felt 100 times better.  Before long we got a tail wag and kisses from him – as though he knew he was safe.

This sweet boy found himself a wonderful forever home and is now loved and adored.  Just like he should be.

Peaches

Peaches (and Cream) were surrendered to the shelter in a cardboard box.  They were both covered in ticks and fleas and were just a few hours from becoming critical due to blood loss.  As soon as we saw their photo we hired someone to make the 2 hour drive to San Bernardino and got them […]

Peaches (and Cream) were surrendered to the shelter in a cardboard box.  They were both covered in ticks and fleas and were just a few hours from becoming critical due to blood loss.  As soon as we saw their photo we hired someone to make the 2 hour drive to San Bernardino and got them straight to our vet.  It took 3 vet techs 3 hours to pick all of the ticks off them.  Happily they made it and spent the next month recovering at their foster home and learning to be puppies.

Turns out – two families who are neighbors – each adopted one of the puppies.  Now Peaches and Cream get to have puppy playdates.  These bonded siblings had experienced a lot in their young lives.  We are happy they get to grow up with each other.

MilkShake

We kept seeing a plea go out on Facebook for this adorable terrier boy.  Though we love helping the medical dogs -we had just taken on some serious cases and were hoping another rescue would step up.  But – nobody did.  How could we not help him?  Poor puppy had two broken legs and had […]

We kept seeing a plea go out on Facebook for this adorable terrier boy.  Though we love helping the medical dogs -we had just taken on some serious cases and were hoping another rescue would step up.  But – nobody did.  How could we not help him?  Poor puppy had two broken legs and had been waiting in a busy shelter for someone to help him for over a week.  Luckily the amazing Dr Olds was able to rush him in for surgery to repair both of his back legs – where were broken.

Now he has been adopted and is living his best life.

Lyric

Her photo says it all.  We rescued Lyric from the Riverside shelter.  She was turned in there in horrific condition – with mange so severe she could not even open her eyes and had secondary infections.  It took time but slowly she began to recover – her hair started growing back – and she started […]

Her photo says it all.  We rescued Lyric from the Riverside shelter.  She was turned in there in horrific condition – with mange so severe she could not even open her eyes and had secondary infections.  It took time but slowly she began to recover – her hair started growing back – and she started acting like a goofy puppy.
It was rewarding to see her transformation.  A wonderful couple saw her online and decided to make her part of their family.

Milton

We first saw Milton at the Carson shelter.  He was so depressed he could not – would not walk.  We actually thought he was paralyzed at first but the shelter staff assured us when they cleaned the kennel in the mornings – he would get up and go to the bathroom on the other side […]

We first saw Milton at the Carson shelter.  He was so depressed he could not – would not walk.  We actually thought he was paralyzed at first but the shelter staff assured us when they cleaned the kennel in the mornings – he would get up and go to the bathroom on the other side of the kennel.

His transformation was immediate.  As soon as we got him on a leash – he literally pranced out of the kennel.  He jumped to receive treats.   We had a full medical work up on him and got him surgery to remove a massive thyroid tumor (the size of an orange).  Though he’s an older guy – he bounced back from that procedure.

He soon won over the hearts of his foster family and they decided to adopt him. Now he lives in a pack of other dogs – and a cat.  He loves everyone he meets and has become quite a beach dog.  He loves chasing his ball, saying hi to the pet chickens and cuddling with his humans.  His golden years will be full of love and happiness – just as it should be. .

Nugget

Nugget was rescued off the street of Tijuana with a horrible burn on her back. We don’t know how this happened to her?  Did she get stuck under a car?  Or was it intentionally inflicted?  We will never know. The good news is some kind people in Mexico managed to get her across the border […]

Nugget was rescued off the street of Tijuana with a horrible burn on her back. We don’t know how this happened to her?  Did she get stuck under a car?  Or was it intentionally inflicted?  We will never know. The good news is some kind people in Mexico managed to get her across the border and to our rescue.

Once here she blended right in.  She tuned into a happy, playful puppy and charmed her way into a forever home.  A few months later – that same family adopted another lab mix from us who, coincidentally – also came to us with a severe injury on his back.

Both dogs live happily on the westside of LA.