Blog 2017-05-24T08:43:59+00:00

MOST RECENT NEWS

Our outreach and service programs are focused on delivering what is needed, to those in need, through direct service. Often, this is done through community clinics that offer spay/neuter, vaccinations, …

1st Picks for 2nd Chances – Meet Bruce!

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: A - Featured Adoptables|

We're happy to be known as DDR who helps the community, DDR with the Shelter Intervention Program, DDR who is making a difference. But we're also DDR the rescue group, and we're all about second chances. We believe animals deserve a second [...]

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Happy third birthday to SIP!

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Shelter Intervention Program|

Today is a special day for us. It is the third anniversary of our Shelter Intervention Prevention (SIP) program at the South LA Shelter. That's three years of sitting in our little table inside the lobby of the shelter, five days a week, [...]

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A great article on financial problems and pets

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Media, Shelter Intervention Program|

We were so glad to see this article on Dogster.com. Every time our work is put out into the world, in front of new people, we garner more support. And more support inevitably means more animals get saved, more families [...]

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How one man, one dog, and one night can make a difference.

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: DDR IN THE COMMUNITY|

People ask us all the time: Do you still help homeless people with pets? Our answer is, Yes. Of course we do. But there's more to that answer than we usually share, and those unsaid words are actually the most important. The real [...]

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We spent our Valentine’s Day the perfect way.

By | February 20th, 2016|Categories: DDR IN THE COMMUNITY, Spay/Neuter Clinic|

We spent our Valentine's Day spreading the love the best way we know how: By holding a clinic that offered free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchips and so much more to over 200 cats and dogs. This February 14th clinic, held at [...]

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January numbers are in — We’re starting 2016 off right!

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: Donors, Shelter Intervention Program|

In the first month of the new year, our South LA Shelter Intervention Program prevented 91 family pets from entering the shelter. Being there to talk to people, and more importantly to listen to them, made it possible for us to provide services [...]

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National Change A Pet’s Life Day + #GiveFive kick-off!

By | January 24th, 2016|Categories: Help Us|

#GiveFive is a social initiative to raise awareness for Downtown Dog Rescue and encourage donations towards our rescue efforts — even just $5! Please, please, please join us today for the kick-off. It's super easy: Today... Take a photo (or [...]

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End Of The Year Numbers – A Graphic

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Shelter Intervention Program|

What could be shorter and sweeter than summing up the success of our Shelter Intervention Program (SIP) for 2015 with a cool graphic? Last year 79% of the cases that came to our South LA Shelter intervention office needed financial assistance to pay for [...]

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ASPCA Research Project On Poverty Problem

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Shelter Intervention Program|

You've heard us say it many times before: What’s happening in our shelters isn’t a “pet problem” — it’s a poverty problem. There were many days when we felt like we were shouting it to no one, telling it to the walls. It's [...]

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Thank You For a Great 2015! Here’s To More In 2016.

By | December 30th, 2015|Categories: Annual Update, Uncategorized|

As 2015 comes to a close, we want to reflect back on all that you've helped us do - our donors, supporters, volunteers, adopters, friends, partners, and fans. For starters, our Shelter Intervention Program (SIP) continued to keep pets out of [...]

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Help DDR Keep Families Together on #GivingTuesday

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Shelter Intervention Program|

It’s been a good year for our Shelter Intervention Program, which continues to keep pets out of the shelter. People often ask us how we do it, how we empower pet owners with options other than surrendering their animal, and [...]

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