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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dog of the WEEK: Little Rocky Rockstar! WLA A1106811, Come on!

Rocky Rockstar, 3 years old, 15 lbs, Neutered

Okay, this little guy has been waiting and waiting for a home. It's just not right! He's a wonderful little fellow.

First off, he's a great size, just right for anyone. Second, he is a good boy, easy to handle and very food motivated so easy to train!

He like pretty much everyone...now... When he first arrived on the scene he was a little scared of everyone. However, with a little love and understanding he got over it. He's really blossomed since being at the shelter. It's weird, but some dogs do!

Best of all, he's fine with other dogs and would be wonderful with an older person since he's a pretty chill little guy himself.

Please don't let Rocky down! He needs a home and someone to look after him right now...

You can meet him at the West LA Shelter today!!
LAAS, 11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Happy Ending Project: Chelsea Handler's dog Chunk shares his feelings about Pet Adoption!

Do you ever wonder what it sometimes takes to ensure a happy ending for dogs that are not quickly adopted by the public? Do you ever wonder what a dog might say that has finally been given that second chance?

Some answers to both questions by special guest
contributor, Chunk Handler.

Just to be clear. I’m a dog. I’m not a hero. I’ve never gone out of my way to rescue a kitten from a burning building. I’ve never alerted someone that little Timmy was stuck at the bottom of a well. What kind of little jerk plays next to a well anyway? I’m just your average dog. I eat, I sleep, and I take giant shadoobies. And sometimes I lay those dumps next to my Mom…while she’s exercising in Pilates class. I’m just regular old Chunk Handler. Bearing this in mind, you can imagine my surprise when I opened my email one day to find this letter.

Dear Chunk,
Well, Mr. gift-that-keeps-on-giving, this time you’ve outdone yourself. You’ve actually helped save a dog’s life! And I’d like you to write a Happy Ending story about it.
Good work, Chunk.

What’s a “Happy Ending” story? I have my suspicions about Happy Endings, but I doubt that’s what Marda’s talking about. LOL. I once knew this guy who would just say “LOL” instead of actually laughing. It’s like, get a life guy.

So far, my own life has had a pretty happy ending. I was saved from an Animal Shelter a day before my execution. A very generous person named Chelsea Handler adopted me. If you don’t know who Chelsea is, I don’t have time to explain it to you. It’s called Google. If you don’t know what Google is, then I really can’t help you.

Apparently there was a lot of hard work that led to my adoption. I was trained by a Drill Sergeant, stripped of all my bad habits, and house-broken for a life outside the shelter. None of it stuck by the way, I’m back to all my old ways, bitches. The Drill Sergeant worked tirelessly to get my story out to the people. She sent emails, made calls, and wrote all about my story, pleading for someone to take a chance on me. My story got popular, Chelsea adopted me, and then my story got even more popular. Grassroots really works, girl.

The better news is that through all the networking and contacts built off my success, the nice people at the shelter were able to save another dog’s life. Some bitch named Candy. She’s a one-year old Pit Bull, and she didn’t attract just one family to adopt her. She got FOUR. That’s unheard of, especially for a Pit Bull. Shortly after that, they were able to adopt out a 13-year old, nearly deaf, arthritic dog! Talk about a tough sell.

I think this is all great. But I just don’t see what any of it has to do with me. What did I ever do? I re-read the email from Marda, and sure enough she said right there that I had “outdone myself.” What the hell does that mean? I didn’t do anything. Chelsea’s a hero. The Drill Sergeant is a hero. The people who adopted those dogs are heroes. They’re all the ones who actually DID something. I sit around Twittering random thoughts like “Help! My Mom left me in the car.” http://twitter.com/chunkhandler

After sleeping on it, and then sleeping on it for a couple more weeks because I was really tired, I had a great idea. Maybe I didn’t do anything to save those dogs’ lives, but I can do something to help save others. Just by writing about my story, I’m helping raise awareness about all the great dogs out there that really need homes. The more people who know about this cause, the more dogs will be rescued from shelters. Go adopt a dog and love it forever, okay? I fired up my blackberry and quickly wrote back to Marda. It started like this…

Dear Marda,
Let me be clear. I’m a dog. I’m not a hero. But maybe I could be….

Many thanks to Chelsea Handler for Chunk’s appearance here.
"You can catch her—and sometimes Chunk—on her popular late night E! channel show, Chelsea Lately."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Reggie A1127873 at SLA: A total charmer! URGENT!!!

Reggie (A1127873, 2 year old, rottie mix, needs out by Monday, July 19th!!!!!) trembled at first, his haunches quaked, he froze on the leash. We coaxed him, knelt down and gave him reassurance. You can see the radiant smile that appeared soon afterward. I've watched Reggie for a while now. This 50-pound guy was put into a kennel with lots of little dogs, yapping and squirming. He looked around him, puzzled, but gentle as a lamb, he never overpowered them. Then Reggie was moved to a kennel with two big dogs, including a 14-year old. He was intimidated but polite, watching the big guys for tips on how to exist in a shelter. Reggie can adapt to any situation -- he's bright, he's considerate and he's super sweet. And he will fit in perfectly at any dog party. If you can save his sweet soul, please contact the South L.A. shelter at (213) 485-0117 or -0119. And kindly let us know that he will be helping at your next celebration. With thanks, Andrea & Mindy ivegonetothedogs@gmail.com (323) 363-4909

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Play with Misty for me! Urgent in Pasadena ID#A267407

MISTY - ID#A267407

Spayed female, tan and black German Shepherd Dog.

About 5 years old.

At the shelter since Jul 06, 2010.

Someone at the Pasadena Shelter asked for assistance on this sweet girl who really got a raw deal! This situation is URGENT!

This is what the email said:

We are desperately looking for a rescue (who uses fosters) to take in this sweet girl – she has one potential adopter looking at her at Pasadena Humane tomorrow. I have gotten to know her, yesterday I took her out to the park for 45 min. and she was great. She knows sit, down, stay, takes food and treats gently, walks well on a leash. We cat-tested her and she was very appropriate, non-reactive and just not that interested in the cat.

Space is so tight right now. She is an owner turn-in, they were going to take her to one of our training classes and then decided they didn’t want to do the work. She seems very sweet. The owner did say she guards the property (she is part shepherd) and they were worried she was going to attack some of their friends who just walked up the driveway one day so they decided to get rid of her based on that. As you know, that’s a bit of a death sentence for a dog.

She could be a great dog for someone who wants a good watch dog! She seems like a winner to me. Please contact the Pasadena Shelter about her right away!!!

For more information about this animal, call:
Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA at 626-792-7151
Ask for information about animal ID number A267407

Monday, July 12, 2010


Miracle (A1127808, 1 1/2 years old, on alert -- needs out by end of day, Tuesday, July 13th !!! ) arrived at the shelter weighing only 31 pounds with a nasty case of demodex to boot. So fearful, half-dead -- it was a miracle that she survived. Longing to trust people again it took only a few minutes to see this smile brighten her face. And it hasn't left since that time. Miracle is energetic and happy. She has been kenneled alone in ISO, getting extra food and treatment for her skin. She seems fine around other dogs and is super friendly with people. Please look at this face, open you heart, and call the South L.A. shelter at (213) 485-0117 or -0119 to save her.

Kindly let us know as we are very concerned. Many thanks, Andrea & MIndy ivegonetothedogs@gmail.com (323) 363-4909

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CHELSEA - A1105692 at WLA - She's begging for a break

Chelsea is a very sweet girl. She's big and brawny, but underneath she is a sweet gal who just wants to relax with her favorite friends. Chelsea is large but not difficult to handle. She just assume be with YOU and hang out.

Chelsea lived with her family her whole life, but for some reason they didn't or couldn't keep her, we don't know why. She was very distraught when she first arrived at the shelter. It was sad to hear her howl, she sounded so sad and lonely. Luckily, the wonderful WLA volunteers came to the rescue and made Chelsea's time at the shelter bearable. She's doing pretty well, but her time is running out.

Not sure how Chelsea does with other dogs, but she's not reactive to them. I think she would do well in a variety of situations with young or older folks. She's pretty chill.

Poor Chelsea is in BIG trouble at the shelter, she's just been there too long. She's a little older and has some mammary tumors that are operable. Her time is running out and I hate to think of it. She's too nice a girl...

Please share, network and let's find her a home!