Friday, July 31, 2009

Dog Adoption

Owner Surrender
Male, Miniature Pinscher X
11 lbs

At not even a year old, I have really been through it, as you can see from the loss of my eye. But I don't let it bother me. What bothers me, is not having a home. My breed is a wonderful one: the mini version of a maxi-dog. I am very protective and ready to love you forever, but please make sure you can have enough time to let me run around. I need to exercise, and somewhere along the way, I lost my gym membership. I'm smart as a whip and will be your go-to guy, given half a chance. All I need is a super cuddle family with extra love and attention for me.
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3 Adorable pups who NEED HOMES!

Here are three Pups who need homes! They are all up to date on their shots and spayed/neutered!


"Hi, my name is Sinatra and I'm a 2 1/2 year old large (75 lbs) American Bulldog. I may be a big boy, but I am a total love and get along with everyone! I love to play with my toys, but am also very well-behaved indoors and house-trained. I'm not crazy about playing with cats or most dogs...unless the dog is female, and then we have a chance. The only thing that's missing from my life is a permanent home and a loving guardian. I hope you're the one for me. Love, Ol' Blue Eye"


"Hi, my name is Buddah and I'm a 6 year-old American Bulldog mix. I'm a big fellow who loves people, children, my rope and just lounging around. I'm a little quirky and love hanging out near air-conditioning vents. I am extremely well-mannered, great indoors and am completely house-trained. Although I was trained by the famed Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, and taught to respect my fellow canines, I really don't enjoy their company. That's why I need you!"

"Hey there, I'm Jemma and I'm a 1 year-old, medium sized (45 lbs) Pointer mix. I was dumped at the pound after having a litter of puppies and am just looking for a forever home. I have lots of energy and love getting lots of exercise, so if you like to run, walk, hike or play, I'm totally game! Not only am I house-trained, I am also very affectionate and extremely loyal. I love people and most other dogs, but really want to have a home and best friend to call my own."


Dogs for Adoption


DATE IN: 6/13/09
FROM: Public Intake
DOB: 5/10/09
BREED: Female, Mixed Breed

Dogs Okay, Children (8 years and up), Puppy Classes Required at Owner's Expense, High Energy

Hi my name is Amy and I am just cute as a button right? I am so thankful that Pet Orphans took me in but am still looking for my forever family to cuddle with and take me for walks. I love kids and would love someone to throw the ball to me because I am a puppy with lots of energy! I can't wait to go to puppy classes with you and I promise to do my best and be committed. Adopt me now, I am just waiting to run, jump, play, kiss, sit…and LOVE!

For more info contact
phone: 818.901.0190

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dog friendly hiking

Runyan Canyon Loop

This was an odd hike in the heart of Hollywood, just a few blocks from the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater. The hike traverses through Runyan Canyon, whose former residents include John McCormick and Errol Flynn. The hike includes 3 great observation points with stunning views of Hollywood and the surrounding area. This park is an off-leash area for walking your dog, and it was rather amazing to watch the parade of docile dogs and slightly oddball owners traipsing along the trail. This place was busy on a weekday morning, so the weekends must be a zoo.

From the end of Fuller, follow the fire road about a half mile past to the first observation point. The trail at this point goes up some stairs and traverses a ridgeline to the second observation point. The trail continues upwards to another entrance gate, where you make a sharp turn to the final observation point. On the way down, stay to the right when you near the second observation point to make this hike a loop.
Trailhead: From the San Fernando Valley, head south on the Hollywood Freeway (101), and exit at Highland. Take Highland to Hollywood Blvd and turn right. A few blocks past the Graumans Chinese Theater, turn right on Fuller Avenue. Fuller dead ends into the park. You will need to find parking on the street. There is also a park entrance on Vista, a few block further down Hollywood Blvd. (Lat:34.10509 Lon:-118.34889

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Learn more about FOSTERING through Ace of Hearts!


Want to help Ace of Hearts save lives? Foster a dog, save a life!

One of the best ways you can help Ace of Hearts is volunteering to foster a dog. For each new foster home that opens up, we are able to save the life of another shelter dog on death row. Opening your heart and home to a dog in need can bring you joy and the satisfaction that comes from knowing you've made a difference in an animal's life. Simply put, fostering saves lives!

You provide the love and attention; we provide everything else! We provide you with food, treats, a bed, and any veterinary care the dog may need. (You call us to arrange.)

Interested? Some things to consider:

*Most of the dogs we rescue are between 50 and 90 pounds, so you must be comfortable with large dogs.

* We ask that you are away from home no more than 7 hours a day.

*You will need to transport the dog to/from adoption events at the West Hollywood Petco two-three Saturdays per month. If you have to miss one OCCASIONALLY, we can arrange alternate transportation.

*We do ask that you have at least some experience with dogs, but you don’t need to have dogs of your own.

*You must be able to commit to fostering for a minimum of two weeks at a time.

*You must be communicative, letting us know what the dog needs as well as general information about the dog’s personality and temperament.

We are also in NEED of dog-savvy people who are able to help maintain and continue TRAINING of some of our foster dogs! Dog training experience is a PLUS, but not necessary!

If you are ready to make a difference and save a life by fostering an Ace Dog, please send an email telling us about your experience with dogs and your current situation, i.e., what hours you work, family pets, etc. to
Please include a phone number where we can reach you!

Going to the shelters

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to write a quick post about going to your local animal shelters. My boyfriend and I have done this a few times looking for a dog, and it's actually where we rescued our cat last year. I know a lot of people are apprehensive about going, because it's sad and hard to look in all of their eyes, and I am no different. But it is well worth it to go there because so many are in need of homes because of backyard breeders and owner surrenders. Don't write off the shelters because they can be the place where you find your new companion! I know I will be continuing my search for a dog there, even though I do get sad that I cannot adopt them all, I know I can make a small step toward getting many more homes with this blog.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Here is the direct link to La Animal Services site:

Here you can choose which shelter is closest to you and browse through the many pets that need a home. Remember, due to recent budget cuts at these shelters, many of these wonderful pooches need to find homes urgently! I'll be posting this every so often so we all can help LA Animal Services! Thanks!

I think this is terrible! Michael Vick is allowed to play again

Goodell conditionally reinstates Vick to NFL

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Prison inmates care for shelter dogs

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Love On 4 Paws Animal Assisted Therapy

Love On 4 Paws volunteer handler / animal teams are experienced in interacting with people who are ill, physically handicapped, developmentally delayed, or multi-handicapped. For these people, simple tasks or unexpected situations can become discouraging obstacles, sometimes preventing interaction with others. Animal assisted therapy visits counteract isolation and facilitate socialization, while helping build motor skills, cognitive skills, and self-confidence. As self-esteem increases, feelings of sadness, pain, and vulnerability decrease. It is amazing to watch the way therapy animals bring smiles and happiness to any environment. Suddenly hard work becomes more enjoyable, and challenges become less daunting.
Love on 4 Paws volunteer teams now serve several Los Angeles area hospitals, special schools, and assisted living facilities. There is no doubt that allowing therapy animals to visit these venues greatly enhances the patients’, students’, and residents’ quality of life.

Go to: for more information about this wonderful program!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Passion for Pups

Hey everyone!

I wanted to write a little about why I decided to start this blog.... I moved to LA almost 2 years ago from Lansdale PA which is outside of Philly with my boyfriend. I have loved animals my entire life, growing up with Labrador Retrievers, and always knew I was meant to work with them/save them in some way. This is a true passion of mine and I see no better opportunity to help then right here in Los Angeles. This city has so many amazing shelter dogs that deserve loving homes, and I wanted to create a spot where I have all the rescue/ shelter information in one spot for people, like myself and my boyfriend, looking to adopt, foster, volunteer, and donate to these loving animals. Some day I would love to have my own rescue organization or sanctuary where I rehabilitate the dogs and adopt them back out, but one thing at a time. I see this blog as a great forum for people to find resources aiding dogs. Let's all work together in bringing hope to these animals.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Schwarzenegger swings budget axe at homeless animals, urging faster shelter killing

Schwarzenegger swings budget axe at homeless animals, urging faster shelter killing

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The Bumper Foundation

The Bumper Foundation is dedicated to making animal’s lives happier and healthier in Los Angeles by creating a new paradigm by which animal needs are met in the 21st century.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We’re open 365 days a year and always are in need of hands on volunteers to work with our furry kids or to help with fund raising. For volunteering with us please contact Galen Dodd, the volunteer coordinator. Please e-mail or Call for a release form and mail it to Galen Dodd, P.O. Box 3063, Culver City, CA 90231

Animal Shelter Crisis - FOX 11 News -

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The Bark Avenue Foundation

The Bark Avenue Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to significantly reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter, humane education, rescue and re-homing and community outreach. Because of LA's cultural diversity as well as the myriad of languages and cultural beliefs, we find it is critical to do aggressive spay/neuter outreach in order to address the pet overpopulation crisis in our city.

The BARK AVENUE FOUNDATION is now holding puppy adoptions at 3030 S. Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles Monday thru Saturday 10AM till 5PM. Come and find your new best furry friend who will be an important and influential family member for many years to come.

To say thank you, you will receive a 20% lifetime discount on all of the BARK AVENUE award winning services you will need. Day Care, Boarding, Grooming and Training. We also offer pick up and delivery service.

If I can be of assistance to you at any time please do not hesitate to call (213-840-0153) or E Mail I am always available. We wish you a lifetime of love with your best furry friend.

The Paw d Squad

The Paw d Squad Animal Rescue is working toward a time in Los Angeles when all cats and dogs are cared for, when all puppies and kittens find loving and generous owners. We rescue unwanted and abandoned animals, provide them with medical care, rehabilitation and foster homes until caring adoptive homes can be found. We spay and neuter prospective pets and educate owners about the importance of pet population control. We educate and help caretakers maintain healthy feral cat colonies, with a goal of population control and placement of socialized cats and kittens in permanent loving homes.

The Paw d Squad Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations and contributions are tax deductible. These can be sent to

Paw d Squad Animal Rescue
11209 National Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064

If you want to donate large items, such as sacks of litter or food, please contact us first at

Friday, July 24, 2009


Hey everyone, this is Steph here! Welcome to "Woof In The City". I started this blog to help all dogs without homes in Los Angeles find somewhere to live. I'm hoping that this can be a hub for all local dog rescues so we can come together and help these wonderful dogs. Please check this site regularly for new info on dog adoption. Thank you all!

Volunteer and Donate with the SPCA LA

Noah's Bark Rescue

Noah's Bark
is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit local pet rescue organization based in the Los Angeles South Bay area. We are committed to finding permanent and happy homes for unwanted and homeless pets in our community. The organization was founded by Lila Hemenway in 1997. We rescue and re-home approximately 300 pets each year. Our organization does not have a shelter; volunteers provide foster care for animals while they await placement. Pets come to us as strays, owner turn-ins and from LA area shelters. We get dogs of all sizes and ages, purebreds and mixes alike. Although we primarily rescue dogs and puppies, we also have cats and kittens for adoption.

Dog Adoptions every Sat.12pm - 3pm at PETCO24413 Crenshaw BlvdTorrance, CA 90505

The Amanda Foundation

The Amanda Foundation was founded in 1976, and has since placed thousands of homeless animals. It is a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and cats who, through no fault of their own, are spending their last days at City and County Shelters.

The Dawg Squad

The Dawg Squad is an all-volunteer animal rescue working in the Los Angeles area. We rescue at-risk animals focusing on homeless and abandoned dogs providing medical care, rehabilitation and loving foster homes until a permanent, adoptive homes can be found.

Donations can be mailed to:
Dawg Squad11209 National Blvd., #246Los Angeles, CA 90064

Meet Dogs Available for Adoption:
We show our dogs every Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Centinela Feed and Pet. 7600 S. Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045

How you can help the Lange Foundation Rescue

The Lange Foundation is able to save lives thanks to people like you. We are a no kill kennel and sanctuary that provides a haven for unwanted pets. We are able to carry out our labor of love thanks to the generous people who support us. Lange Foundation is dedicated to saving impounded companion animals, and preparing them for a journey to a new, safe, loving world. Every year in Los Angeles County, over one hundred thousand pets are taken to animal shelters simply because they drastically outnumber the homes available to them. They are alone, they are fearful, and most of them are euthanized. As their lives silently end, several thousand more pets are being born who will endure the same fate
You can donate by mail or phone to: The Lange Foundation 2106 S. Sepulveda Blvd West Los Angeles, CA 90025. You can also sign up to be a Foster parent, Volunteer, or sponser an animal of your choice that may need extra medical attention.

Kennel Hours: 11am-5pm 7 days a week 310-473-5585

Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue Pet Adoption Schedule

July - 25th
August - 8th, 22nd, 29th
September - 12th, 26th
October - 10th, 24th
November - 7th, 21st
December - 5th, 19th

**Adoptions are held on Saturdays at Pet Co. in West Hollywood at 508 N. Doheny on the southeast corner of Doheny and Santa Monica Blvd. from 1 to 4 pm. Upcoming adoption dates below.