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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Network alert!! Patch IDA#1235135 still waiting at the WLA Shelter!

Patch is a sweet, gentle dog who has outstayed his welcome at the WLA Animal Shelter but as long as he is still alive THERE IS HOPE $500 towards an approved rescue has been pledged.  Additional pledges are needed and most welcome.  Mirja at MBishop355@aol.com will track pledges.  

Please contact Mirja if you have questions.

Patch is a 5 yr. old, neutered, white Pit Bull type dog who was brought to the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter on July 27, 2011 as a stray.  He is a medium sized dog but he is clearly underweight weighing in at 56 lbs. when he first came to the shelter.

He is a calm, easy going dog who is good on leash.  He comes when called and knows the sit command.  He is easy to collar and walks through the kennel without any difficulty. He is loves his treats and has a very gentle mouth.   He is an affectionate dog but sometimes seems lost in the shelter environment and becomes distracted almost as if remembering where he used to be when he had a home.  His ears are cropped close to the head so you have to wonder what kind of a home it was that Patch had and whether it was worthy of his love. 
Patch has been at the shelter for a long time so his days are clearly numbered.  He is a mild mannered, very easy to manage dog who would make a great companion for just about anyone.  He has so much love to give some lucky person.  He is a favorite of one of the volunteers who spends as much time with him as he can and who has nothing but positive comments to make about his behavior.
Please help Patch find his forever home.  This wonderful boy does not deserve to die in the shelter.  Please help Patch!

West LA City Shelter  310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5 
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR

Sandy A1219443 still waiting ! Please network!


Monday, November 21, 2011


Kane ID# A1165629

Kane is SWEET as sugar!
Kane is a beautiful 5 yr. old brown and white,  neutered pit bull terrier.  He was surrendered to the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter on July 5, 2011 after his owner lost his home.  It wasn't Kane's behavior or anything about this wonderful boy that brought him to the animal shelter.  He just didn't have a home anymore. 
Kane is described by those who have worked with him as a "gentle giant."  He responds well to correction.  He walks extremely well on leash and shows no  aggression towards the other dogs when walking through the kennel.  He is a little shy at first but warms up quickly.  He knows sit and knows how to give his paw. He is not reactive towards other dogs but needs a little work on focusing.  He is housebroken.
Kane is available for the adult foster program and it is his hope that he will find a home again either in the foster program or a forever home.  He is a wonderful, gentle dog. Please help Kane find his forever home.   CONTACT MIRJA AT MBISHOP355@AOL.COM.
West LA City Shelter  310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5 
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shadow is waiting in the shadows at WLA ID#A1253212


This handsome boy's name is Shadow.  He is a 1 yr. 3 mo. old neutered black Labrador Retriever mix who has been at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter since Sept. 27, 2011.  He weighs in at a lean 58 lbs. and has a beautiful shiny black coat.
Black dogs have a tough time in animal shelters.  They are often the last dogs to be adopted and the first dogs to be put down because of weird superstitions that people may have against a "black" dog.  Of course, in reality, black dogs are as wonderful and precious as any dog would be.
Shadow is absolute proof of that.  He is so eager to please his person. He is easy to collar and walks well on leash including walking through the kennel.  He doesn't react to the other dogs barking at him as he passes by.  He is a great dog in both the small yard and the large play yard.  He likes to play ball but it is not his favorite thing to do. Most of all he likes to hang out with his person.  He recently passed the temperament testing done by K9 Connection.  He gets along with other dogs and has enjoyed playing in the yard with one of his shelter buddies. 
Shadow is a great dog who is eager to have his own bed, his own  home and most of all his own person.  He would make a loyal and loving companion for some lucky person. Please don't let the shelter be the last home for this beautiful, black dog named Shadow.
-Mirja Bishop
West LA City Shelter  310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5 
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sandy, A#1219443 back at the shelter for no reason except for her breed.

Sandy is a 3 yr. old spayed Staffordshire Terrier who has been at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter since Oct. 9, 2011.  Sandy and her 10 puppies originally came to the shelter on June 4, 2011.
Sandy or momma as we lovingly called her was a good mom who cared for her pups until it was time to separate from them.  She cried and tried to reach them when they were put in a separate run.  She had to be moved to a different part of the shelter where she could not see them. Her pups were all adopted very quickly and it was our wish that Sandy too would find a good home. 
 In Sept. the volunteers and staff were thrilled when a family came to the shelter to see her and decided to adopt her.  It was our hope with Sandy, as it is with all of our dogs,  that she find a good home with people who would love and care for her.  Sadly for Sandy that did not happen.  She was returned by the adoptive family because the landlord did not approve.  They described Sandy as friendly with everyone and a good dog which we all knew from her previous time at the shelter.  Sandy loves to play with her toys but more than anything she loves her people. She is good with other dogs and she is just a fun dog to be around as can be seen in this video. 
Sandy is back again and again we hope that she finds that special person who will not only love and protect her but be committed to her so that can finally feel safe and secure in her forever home.  Please help Sandy find that special person.

West LA City Shelter  310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5 
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR

Monday, November 7, 2011

Charlie the low-rider Lab RETURNED!!! :-(

Charlie ID#A1247525
Oh no, poor Charlie is back at the shelter! Poor guy...

It may be that Charlie needs some training. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt this great guy needs to know that training will be involved. Most dogs don't come home all perfectly trained and it's only fair to assume that training is mandatory to have the dog that you want. No one wants an ill-behaved dog, right?!!! You can't blame Charlie that no one ever took the time to shape him into the best dog he can be, that's up to the guardian to make sure that happens!!

Did you know that when you adopt from the West LA shelter that you can bring your dog to some free training right there at the shelter!  West LA has a  great support system that will guide you through the first steps on the road to a LONG and successful relationship! For more info contact Charla at the WLA shelter!

Come meet Charlie at the shelter today.  He's waiting!

So cute! Little Laurel sleeping like a baby now!

Laurel having a good night's sleep!
Just had to post the latest on Laurel's journey to a safe haven. Laurel spent this weekend at adoption events with her new rescue org.  Ace of Hearts has weekly adoption events at Petco in West Hollywood on Doheny Blvd.  

Laurel is sleeping so soundly now that she's out of the shelter. I even hear there is a video of her snoring! Okay, not so lady-like but what the heck, she deserves a little R&R after what she's been through! 

Laurel is available through Ace of Hearts now!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ring around the Rosie's (tail?) ID# A0811989

Rosie, the lovely senior girl waiting for you at the WLA shelter

A picture is worth a thousand words!  What else could one say about this picture of Rosie.  Rosie is a beautiful 9 yr. old spayed Labrador retriever mix who was surrendered to the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter on Oct. 15, 2011.  For Rosie life as she knew it came to an abrupt halt.  She had a family once.  For years she belonged and felt loved and then suddenly the family was gone. 
Rosie is a sweet, gentle dog.  She is easy to walk through the kennel and does not react to the other dogs. She sits on command and is probably housebroken.  She has a very soft mouth when she takes treats.  She loves belly rubs and anyone who takes time to rub her tummy will be her lifelong friend. If you sit on a bench she will climb up and curl up next to you.  She just wants her own human companion.  Sometimes she wiggles her hindquarters from side to side she is so happy to have someone pay attention to her. 
Rosie's tail is quite amazing in its appearance and has to be seen rather than described.  The mystery deepens but it's a good reason to come and see this wonderful, senior dog who deserves a warm place to rest but who still has plenty of life left and would love to be best friends with humans who would commit to her and give her that forever home that she so much deserves.
Come meet the beautiful & sweet Rosie now! 
310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5 
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR

Shelter Updates!

Some good news to share with you all and a testament to the hard work of shelter volunteers and networkers who do an amazing job of finding rescues and homes for the animals who could possibly lose their life at the shelter through no fault of their own.
Katherine of K9 Connection with Babs in Malibu
  • Laurel was rescued by Ace of Hearts rescue. She still needs a real home so if you are interested in this wonderful dog she is now available through www.aceofhearts.org
  • Babs was rescued by K9 Connection!! She had participated in their dog training program working with at-risk teens. What a great girl! K9 Connection is raising funds for Babs' boarding until they can find her a foster or even better a permanent home.  www.k9connection.org.  Just click on the Babs fund to donate!  Also, Babs has been awarded "Pet of the Month" at the Malibu Vet's office where she is being boarded! Not surprising!! http://www.malibuvets.com/

Laurel is thrilled to be with Ace of Hearts!