Bringing Brooklyn to Texas

Here’s a feel good story for you to enjoy this week!

We recently boarded Brooklyn, a former West Los Angeles shelter dog who was adopted by a veteran named Raleigh. Shortly after Raleigh rescued Brooklyn, he experienced trouble finding housing and found himself going through difficult times. He decided to head back home to Texas, but didn’t know what to do about Brooklyn. Already having a service dog who was permitted to stay with him, Brooklyn was considered his pet. He loved his pet; he wanted to love his life.

Returning Brooklyn to the animal shelter was not an option for Raleigh. unnamed-9So his counselor at the Veterans Affairs office contacted one of our volunteers and they began working together to help Brooklyn through this time of transition. We agreed to board him at our Downtown Dog Rescue kennel for one month, buying Raleigh some time to plan Brooklyn’s trip to join him. We were happy to offer free boarding and a little leash work in order to keep Brooklyn safe because we knew that soon this cherished dog would get on a plane with his owner. Together, along with his service dog, they would make their way to their Texas home and live out their years as a family.

For us, this is what it’s all about. Meeting people where they’re at, extending a hand, and finding a way to make it work for the animals and the people who love them. Sometimes the solutions are easier, and sometimes they’re tough. But every time, we try to pinpoint an answer to one simple question: “How can we help you?” Here’s to Brooklyn and Raleigh, and their happily ever after.

1st Picks for 2nd Chances – Meet Daisy!

A daisy can brighten your day. We’re not talking about the flower, we’re talking about our Daisy, a 4-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who bonds tightly with her people. This beautiful girl is calm around the house, but also loves running around a yard and laying in the sun. She is not destructive and can be home alone an entire day without any problems at all.

We rescued Daisy when she was a puppy, and she was fearful in general back then. But being young came to her advantage and she was able to gracefully learn about life, behaved great with other dogs, and slowly grew lDaisy1ess anxious in new situations. Her discomfort in the world did not go away quickly and perhaps it never will entirely; however, she is very smart! She learns slowly and gets it. Then about a year ago, Daisy was adopted. Unfortunately her adopters added another dog to the home who was challenging. Living with a dog who did not like her, plus moving into a small space requiring several walks a day, was too much stress. Daisy was returned to us more uneasy around dogs, and better suited for a peaceful, nice life without other pets to share a home with. She would prefer not to tag along on errands with you, and instead stay home and greet you excitedly when you walk through the door.

Daisy’s dream would be to have a house and a yard, as well as an owner who gives belly rubs and accepts her for who she is – a truly wonderful companion. She is so very loving, she will lay by your feet for hours and be your absolute best friend. If you don’t have much time to spend walking and working with a dog, but would enjoy having a buddy around who does not ask for much, then Daisy is your lady! We believe wholeheartedly that the right home is out there just waiting to find her…and she’s waiting for you, too.

Daisy 2As DDR the rescue group, we’re all about second chances. We believe all animals deserve a second chance, and we stand by each of our rescue dogs. They are worthy souls living up to their potentials, some getting there easier and quicker than others. And yet there are a few dogs that stand out because they have unique needs, because they’ve been with us so long, or because they’ve been patiently waiting for the right family to call their own. Daisy’s story is the forth and last in our four-part series called 1st Picks for 2nd Chances. We sincerely hope you will read each of these tales, share them widely, and open your hearts.

Daisy is house-trained, spayed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. To learn more about her, please click on this link! And don’t forget to share her story with your friends, family, and coworkers. Who knows who might be her destiny – maybe even consider opening your home if you’re a good fit! The person who adopts Daisy or any one of these 1st Picks for 2nd Chances dogs will get free boarding at the DDR […]

1st Picks for 2nd Chances – Meet Rudy!

Hello to Rudy! Rudy is a sweet, 2-year-old America Staffordshire Terrier mix who weighs 70 lbs. He is a sweet, special dog that is best suited for a simple, quiet life. Adopted as a puppy, his previous owners wanted a dog who could go to doggy daycare and dog parks, but Rudy ended up not being a very good match for that. He’s been waiting patiently ever since for the “right” family to come along.
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A peaceful home with a yard and someone who doesn’t leave for long periods of time would be Rudy’s ideal. He doesn’t need to play with other dogs or go on long walks as these activities make him over-stimulated and anxious at times. He is super friendly with people, and good with children. His foster family says, “Rudy is perfectly content laying quietly by your side or lounging in the sun all day!”  He would rather sit with you on a patch of grass than be the social butterfly of the neighborhood. So if you’re looking for a lovable four-legged friend who can keep you company at home and be your best buddy, look no further – Rudy is just the dog for you!

As DDR the rescue group, we’re all about second chances. We believe animals deserve a second chance, and we stand by each of our rescue dogs. They’re all worthy souls living up to their potentials, some getting there easier and quicker than others.

And yet there are a few dogs that stand out because they have unique needs, because they’ve been with us so long, or because they’ve been waiting waiting waiting for a family to call their own. Rudy’s story is the third of our four-part series called 1st Picks for 2nd Chances. We sincerely hope you will read these tales, share them widely, and open your hearts. Who knows – maybe even consider opening your home if you’re the rRudy2ight fit! Whoever adopts one of these dogs will get free boarding at the DDR kennel whenever traveling, as well as a lifetime of support, spanning from dog training to assistance with medical care.

Rudy is house-trained, neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Currently living in a foster home with other dogs, he is doing well, but would prefer to be your one and only. To learn more about Rudy, please click here! And don’t forget to share his story with your friends, family, and coworkers! We just know his perfect match is out there waiting to meet him. Thank you for helping us make it possible for them to find each other.

2 days, 10 dogs = Great adoption weekend!

We had an amazing weekend with 10 dogs adopted and several others receiving strong applications that may lead to adoptions in the coming week.  Check out the photo of Rambo (on right) walking with his new family.  We met with them twice to allow Rambo to play off leash with their dog Blue, once at our kennels, and again this weekend. On Monday, Shyann delivered Rambo to his new home.

Sweet Elsa, who we pulled from the Downey shelter last Sunday, is already in her forever home! Her family came to the NKLA adoption event with their dog and they immediately hit it off.  Because they were ready to adopt and they lived close to the park, a volunteer drove Elsa over to their home to help introduce the dogs.  In a week, Elsa is in a loving home!

Beautiful Rainy has also been adopted.  She will be delivered to her new home next weekend.

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A former South LA intervention dog, DDR Little Leaguer, Bentley, has found his forever home!

Crocus was our first adoption of the day at the event on Saturday.  Best news of all, because we were able to adopt so many dogs, Mia picked out a six year old pit bull named Buddha who came out to the event from one of the LA County Shelters.

Applications for Joey, Casper and Abigail are pending and we hope can count them as adoptions by next weekend!

We cannot take part in these large adoption events without the support of our volunteers.  Thanks so much for everyone who came out to support Downtown Dogs at this two-day event. You all did an awesome job this weekend! Now, let’s pick out some new dogs to rescue!

15 MORE DAYS UNTIL RACE DAY!

Saturday October 18th is DDR’s BIG DAY, it’s Race for the Rescues Day at the Pasadena Rose bowl.  This event is DDR’s biggest fundraiser and with only 15 days left to raise $30,000, we haven’t hit the 50% mark yet.  Can you help us help dogs like Honey.  We rescued 14 year old Honey from the East Valley Shelter.

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What chance would 12 year old Red, a former South LA Shelter dog, have had finding a home had we not rescued him?

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Your support helps us continue to rescue shelter dogs who truly deserve a second chance.  JOIN OUR TEAM and run walk with your dog.  If you can’t make race day, donate $50 and sponsor a DDR volunteer to come out to the race with an adoptable DDR dog.  Every donation helps us get closer to our goal!  We look forward to seeing you and your dog on race day!  http://www.racefortherescues.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5222

NEW ADOPTIONS VENUE for Downtown Dog Rescue: PUSSY & POOCH!


Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar
564 South Main Street, Los Angeles
(213) 438-0900

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WILL BE HOLDING ADOPTION SATURDAYS!!!!!

Every second Saturday of each month
from 11:00 am -2:30 pm

Starting on AUGUST 14th!

COME MEET OUR DOGS
AND HANG OUT IN THIS
AWESOME PET RESORT
IN THE HEART OF
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES!!!

thanks to our own Lezle Stein for setting this wonderful collaboration!

HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!






Pictures from apartmenttherapy.com