Little Chef, Big Love

Little Chef, Big Love

One of our favorite foster “failures” of all time, the brilliant woman behind Little Chef Big Appetite tells the story of how she and her boyfriend fell in love with Bessie: http://littlechefbigappetite.com/dear-bessie/

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Greta: From Gimpy Gal to Gangbuster!

Greta: From Gimpy Gal to Gangbuster!

Hello! I adopted Greta from you in July last year. She was recovering from an injury at south LA shelter and Andrea Braver and Deb Vigna were lobbying for her, sent me a few photos and I was hooked. She is hilarious and I can’t imagine life without her. She has a 5-yr old Jack…

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Parsley’s Paws Are Perfect!

Parsley’s Paws Are Perfect!

From her new mom: Parsley is now named Charlie. She has recovered 100% from her two front broken legs. She loves her new home with her two sisters Zoe and Nacho. Thanks so much to everyone who helped her along the way. We got little Parsley with two broken legs. She was the tiniest thing but…

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BB Loves Being Held By These Guns!

BB Loves Being Held By These Guns!

BB, formerly known as “Ophelia” used to have an extreme fear of men. But after going into a loving home with a family who would not give up on her and working with a wonderful trainer, Dave Dreyfus, BB now adores her dad and is downright flirty! Here is what BB’s new mom has to…

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The LA Times Sings Soulja’s Praises

The LA Times Sings Soulja’s Praises

One of our favorite dogs, Sinatra, now known as “Soulja” and his parents Zelenne and Mark recently partnered with several organizations including the National Museum of Animals and Society to offer free dog food, toys, vaccinations and grooming for pets of homeless people in LA’s Skid Row.  The Los Angeles Times featured a picture of…

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Welcoming Woody Wins Hearts!

Welcoming Woody Wins Hearts!

FROM WOODY’S NEW FAMILY: We’ve had Woody now for about 3 months and just love this little guy so much.  We really lucked out with him.  He can’t get enough of chasing tennis balls, he is always on the lookout for squirrels, and he is just full of love.  The best thing is coming home…

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Tati and Tootsie are a Terrific Twosome

Tati and Tootsie are a Terrific Twosome

We adopted Tati a year ago on August 7, 2012. Tati has been a wonderful dog. Her older sister Tootsie has showed her many tricks and they play everyday.  Tati has overcome her peepee issue and doesn’t rip apart anything anymore.   When we first adopted her she had these issues, nontheless we showed her…

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Greta Joins A Wonderful Pack

Greta Joins A Wonderful Pack

Rebecca C. adopted Greta before the little terrier mix even made it to an adoption. We love it when that happens! It looks like she is fitting in with her canine and human companions very nicels. We are so happy for our little Greta! Rebecca writes: She’s the best little girl. We love her to…

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Laker Scores From Coast To Coast

Laker Scores From Coast To Coast

We just received this great report from the folks who adopted our beloved Laker–now an east coast dog named Toby (Not Koby!!!): Toby (formerly Laker) was our third foster dog with Much Love.  I call him a miracle dog because when he came to the West LA shelter, his entire right hip was totally shattered….

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Lucy to Lucci: One of Our Best Foster "Failures" Yet!

Lucy to Lucci: One of Our Best Foster "Failures" Yet!

It Takes a Village: Several months ago, we received an email from Seiko Maramba, owner of LA PhoDographer, and lover of dogs, especially pit bulls and pit mixes. She and her neighbors had come upon a dog—a female pit mix– in distress in a drain channel. Over the course of a few days, several of…

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It’s A Wild World For The Kitten Formerly Known As Miles

It’s A Wild World For The Kitten Formerly Known As Miles

Our little grey kitten Miles, now known as “Cat Stevens” wants to sing out about how happy he is in his new home, with his feline moonshadow, Mr Wiggles. From Yusuf Islam’s adopter: We love our kitten!!! He has worked out so perfectly. Our other cat Mr. Wiggles absolutely adores him and they play together non-stop:)…

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Layla Shows The World How Loving "Pit Bulls" Can Be

Layla Shows The World How Loving "Pit Bulls" Can Be

LA Shelters are filled with dogs who are labeled with the  slang term “pit bull”. What we call a “pit bull” is usually a mix of the American Staffordshire Terrier and another breed. Up until about 30 years ago, these dogs were known as cuddly, loyal, and friendly family dogs. In fact, Petey from the iconic…

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Peppy Piper: Senior Dog Adoption Success Story!

Peppy Piper: Senior Dog Adoption Success Story!

The beautiful Bertha came to us a tad dirty and matted, but her adoptive family saw through that and knew that they had found a very special dog. Bertha is about 10 years old and as you can see, she has plenty of pep in her step! From Bertha’s New Family: Bertha now known as Piper…

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Bodega, Now Bohdi, Enlightens Everyone He Meets!

Bodega, Now Bohdi, Enlightens Everyone He Meets!

A note from Bodega now Bohdi’s new family: “Just wanted you to know how well Bohdi is doing – He is a happy dog and goes with me everywhere possible – He starts the day every morning with our 3 mile walk thru Beverly Hills – He is great in the car and seems to…

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From Scruffy Killian to Much Love-d Wally

From Scruffy Killian to Much Love-d Wally

We loooove sharing a good Success Story! Here is one from Killian’s, aka Wally’s new parents: I just wanted to share with you some photos of Wally (Killian)!  He has such an adorable personality now and he’s gradually becoming more social.  He is now friends with my neighbor’s dog as of this weekend. Like no…

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The Grey Poupon of Pooches…MUSTARD!

The Grey Poupon of Pooches…MUSTARD!

We thought ML mutt MUSTARD was the Grey Poupon of pooches!  So do his newly married mom and dad!   Great update from his happy home… We adopted Mustard on 1/23/2010, but renamed him Ryno…. My husband would tell you that he bought him for me as an Xmas Present to put off buying me a…

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FRANK THE TANK Rolls Into His Forever Home

FRANK THE TANK Rolls Into His Forever Home

We got Frank The Tank just a little over a month ago and he’s already part of the family. He and Mickey have become best buds! Frank can be a little skeptical of things and people at first so it’s great to see him follow Mickeys lead and take cues from him. We’ve been working…

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ROOTBEER – showing her town Pitbulls are great!

ROOTBEER – showing her town Pitbulls are great!

Here’s a picture of Ruby and I.  She’s the local favorite in our neighborhood (Rose Ave, btwn 5th & 6th) and everyone loves seeing her because when she sees someone she knows (or someone new, for that matter), her entire body wags she’s so happy. It’s a shame dogs like her get such a bad…

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Tiny WINNIE has a big heart!

Tiny WINNIE has a big heart!

This is all about Winnie, and that’s appropriate because in our house life is a pretty much all about Winnie – at least SHE thinks so.   We brought her home from “Much Love” on Oct. 30, 2010.  I was afraid of getting a Chihuahua that barked all the time, and she won my heart because she…

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