Celebrate National Puppy Day

While many of you probably celebrate National Puppy Day every day (because you love your dogs so much), March 23rd is the official international day of awareness to not only celebrate puppies, but also to promote adoption. There are very few things that are able to make so many different people smile the way that puppies do, without even having to do anything. Whether you are walking down the street or playing at home, puppies can brighten the worst days with their goofy, happy demeanors. There are so many great ways to celebrate National Puppy Day, and we’d like to start by telling you about some of our favorite puppies available for adoption right now on Wags and Walks! Get ready to have all the feels:

 

Meet the Jetson Litter

Jane, George, Elroy and Judy are 8 week old blonde terrier spaniel mixes with terrific young spirit and a lot of puppy energy. They love to play with one another and chew on toys. They already sleep through the night and are a blank slate for training and very eager to learn. With puppy basic training, they will grow up to be handsome and happy companions for a lucky person or family. They are healthy, up to date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped and will be ready for adoption in just a few days, so stay tuned for more info!

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Meet Matilda

Please meet Matilda, the puppy who never stops wagging her tail! This 6 month old easy going and loving girl weighs about 25 pounds and has a beautiful tan and white coloring. Although she's a pup, Matilda (like the movie) is an old soul. She is gentle, fun loving and wants to love everyone she meets including dogs. She is a pitbull mix who is being fostered with 3 young children and 4 dogs of all sizes.  According to her foster, "she is the perfect little girl."  Matilda is being treated for demodex mange, but is otherwise healthy up to date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped.

 

See Matilda featured on Pup Pals!

Tips Before Adopting

If adopting a new puppy has been on your mind for a while now, there are a few things to think about before sealing the deal. Puppies are amazing, but they are also a ton of work. Make sure you are ready for some sleepless nights, accidents, chewing, and spending lots of time on training. Also, have a game plan ready for where your puppy is going the spend the day. Especially while they are young, puppies have to go out every 3-4 hours, which is hard if you have a full-time office job. So make sure you have a work schedule that is going to permit you taking time during the day for potty breaks or have someone who is able to help you! Of course, there are so many rewarding benefits to having a young dog: breakthroughs in training, the stages of growing up, and the puppy awkwardness to name a few. Puppies are a ton of work but worth every moment in the end, as long as you truly are ready to commit to them. If any or all of that scares you, maybe it isn’t time for a puppy but rather an older, more self-reliant dog. Either way, you are going to be greeted every morning, noon, and night with unconditional love and happiness.

Fun Ways to Celebrate with Your Pup

  • Take Your Dog on a Long Walk
  • Make Homemade Dog Treats
  • Buy Your Pup a New Toy
  • Do a Pup Photoshoot
  • Take Your Dog on a New Hike

 

We hope that you enjoyed meeting some of our adoptable pups. We have so many that are waiting to share their love with you and find their forever homes! We hope you are able to find the perfect adoptable pup for your lifestyle!


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Team Wags

Foster Friday: Abigail and Groot

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is a day that represents luck and celebration, so we want to highlight an amazing foster and a very special pup, both of whom Wags and Walks is lucky to have as part of our family.

Abigail is a first-time foster, and as chance would have it, she was paired with a very unique pup. Her very first foster dog is a charming fella who goes by the name of Groot.

What makes Groot so special isn’t his adorable face or non-shedding coat; it’s his resilience and love for life, despite his hardships, that caught our eye. The 7-month-old Maltese pup had very little mobility in his back legs when Wags and Walks saved him, but that didn’t slow him down one bit and he was happily scooting everywhere! We were certain he was paralyzed and would need wheels, but this guy is tough and is fighting to stand again, strengthening his back legs through physical therapy.

Groot’s unbelievable progress is a testament to his foster, Abigail. Despite not having any foster experience before Groot, she’s shown a huge amount of commitment, love and patience. From physical therapy appointments to ensuring he gets the right diet, exercise and medicine, Abigail has been the perfect person to take little Groot under her wing!

Abigail stumbled  into the Wags and Walks family by chance (or luck, as the Irish would say), and her time with Groot is a true celebration. But, we’ll let Abigail tell you the rest:

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am originally an Okie that recently moved to LA LA Land! I am an actress/nanny! I have a pup of my own - Maci the Maltipoo! In my free time I like to try new restaurants, binge on TV shows, do calligraphy work, photography and make movies!

Why did you start fostering for Wags & Walks?

It just kind of fell into my lap! It wasn't intentional. I didn't originally even think about fostering! I just came across Groot's picture and decided to meet him, and through him I learned about Wags & Walks and their mission, and I wanted to get involved.

How has it been to have your first time fostering be with Groot (who is a very special pup!)? Can you tell us a bit about him, his story and how you came to be his foster?

Groot is the SWEETEST pup I have ever met in my entire life. He is so relaxed and a very "go with the flow" guy! His favorite things to do are eat, cuddle and give lots of kisses! Groot is a very special dog and it does have its challenges at times, but the unconditional love he gives makes the harder times worth it! I came to be his foster when I saw his picture on CARE's Facebook page. They had him in workout gear complete with a sweatband - and that was it! I don't see his disability; I see his potential and love for life!

What has been your biggest challenge so far as a foster parent? Especially as it is your first time.

Just trying to get in a routine and making sure I’m doing everything correctly, especially since he is a special pup! The first week was the hardest. I lacked sleep and my patience was a bit worn, but when we got into a routine and we figured each other out, it’s been great! I feel like each day gets better, and I can find a positive in each day!

Your fostering Groot helped save his life. Do you feel it has also affected yours? How so?

I stepped in for him when he really needed someone, and I'm glad I came in at his time of need! It is hard knowing that I can't do this forever, but for the time that I do have him, I hope it has made him happy and has had an impact on him! He has affected me in many ways. First, by showing me unconditional love. Groot gives out unconditional love constantly, despite his hardships. Patience is something I have also learned with this little guy. Things may not go the way you planned and get hard sometimes, but you just have to be patient! Lastly, he has shown me determination and has helped me apply that in my own life. If he can do it...I can do it!

What has been your biggest surprise so far as a foster parent?

I feel like every day is a surprise with Groot man, so can I say every day is a surprise?! He always keeps me on my toes!

Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in becoming a foster?

If you have the time...do it! Even if it's short term! It helps make an animal’s life better, and it's extremely rewarding!

Do you plan to foster again after Groot?

I'm sure I will when the timing is right!

Thanks so much for sharing your first foster experience with us, Abigail! Groot is so lucky to have you, and so are the rest of us at Wags and Walks. Your and Groot’s fast friendship exhibits how caring, playful, and full-of-life dogs come in all shapes and sizes. We learn so much about life from the pups in our lives, and as Abigail showed through her story, that impact is even felt from a short time spent with a foster dog.

Abigail and all other fosters are crucial to the Wags and Walks mission. As you can see by Groot’s story, every pup we bring in to Wags and Walks is unique. Because of our fosters, who provide a loving and safe home for the dogs, we are able to find the perfect Forever Homes for these pups. Interested in becoming a first time foster like Abigail? Find out more information about how you can get involved on our website!

With that, Happy Friday and Happy St. Patty’s Day to all those celebrating! May your day be filled with luck, laughs and plenty of puppy kisses.

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Team Wags

Wags Club Reopens!

So many shelter pups are living on borrowed time, and Wags and Walks knows that every day matters. Although we’d love for each and every dog to take their freedom ride from the shelter straight to the home of a loving foster, this isn’t always the case, and we knew there was a way to save even more lives – even if a foster isn’t available. Thus, we decided to officially reopen Wags Club!

 

Wags Club is essentially a halfway house for pups to decompress between the shelter and their new foster home. Located at the Wags and Walks headquarters in West LA, Wags Club allows us to save up to five more dogs at a time when foster homes are full. Our four-legged members receive ongoing care and love from dedicated volunteers and staff. Can you think of an easier way to help save a life than to spend some of your free time cuddling cute puppies!?

Wags Club volunteers are integral to what we do. Volunteers are tasked with feeding, walking and cuddling these pups, as well as giving them their medication and ensuring their kennels are clean and comfortable. There are multiple shifts every day, making it easy to tailor to your own schedule.

 

“Wags Club has easily become the best part of my week,” said Andra, one of our Wags Club volunteers. “There is no better way to start my morning than spending time with these adorable dogs. I fall in love with each and every one of them, and I’m so grateful to be part of their journey to finding a forever home.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, there are several different ways to help, and each one is just as important as the others:

  • Give to the Wags Club fund to help us continue to improve the space and make our pups as comfortable as possible. The Wags Club rent is $600 per month and every little bit helps! Donate and add a note about the Wags Club fund.
  • Sponsor a Wags Club dog for $500 to help cover the cost of care until their new family comes along. Receive photos and updates of the dog you have sponsored and follow their journey. Donate and add a note about sponsoring.
  • Shop our Amazon Wishlist to send supplies to our Wags Club pups. Shop smile.amazon.com and choose Wags and Walks as your organization of choice to help your gift go even further.
  • Volunteer at Wags Club to help directly care for these sweet dogs through feeding, walking, grooming and playtime. Email esther@wagsandwalks.org to sign up. 

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XO,

Team Wags

Pucks for Pups Charity Hockey Game

Wags and Walks is proud to team up with Humble Gladiators for a Pucks for Pups charity hockey event. Before the Los Angeles Kings take on the Buffalo Sabres at the Staples Center on March 16th, celebrities and NHL alumni will face off on the ice for a good cause - to support Wags and Walks! All proceeds from the game will benefit our mission to save family-friendly dogs from shelters and place them in loving forever homes.

 

From 2:45pm to 5:45pm, your favorite celebrities will see if they have what it takes to challenge former NHL pros. Players include David Boreanaz (Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Impastor), Jake Picking (Patriots Day), Patrick O’Brien Demsey (Thor, Miracle), Derek Armstrong (retired Los Angeles Kings player), Daryl Evans (retired Los Angeles Kings player), Lorenzo Henrie (Fear the Walking Dead), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place, How I Met Your Mother), Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), Ken Baker (E! News, former professional hockey player), and members of the Teen Choice-nominated band R5.

We are SOLD OUT for this event and all of the money raised will go directly to Wags and Walks to help us continue saving as many lives as possible. If you weren't able to attend this event, there are still so many ways you can donate your time or money to help our efforts. Each year, 2 to 3 million dogs are relinquished to animal shelters, and of those millions, 60 percent are needlessly euthanized simply because there are not enough homes. Sadly, most of these dogs are healthy, good-natured and perfectly adoptable. For more information about the event or ways you can help, please email info@wagsandwalks.org.


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XO,

Team Wags

Wags and Walks Volunteering and How You Can Help

This is a guest post by Leann, one of our volunteers.

You’re sitting at home enjoying the weekend and the Southern California sun. Even though it’s a great day, you feel like there’s something else you should be doing – something that you just can’t put your finger on. You have a good job, a great family and a happy life, but there is something missing. At that moment, your dog walks into the room and puts his paw on your leg… and it hits you. You want to get involved with a cause you’re passionate about – dog rescue.

I adopted my pup, Cooper (then Oreo), from Wags and Walks, a rescue that saved him from death row. I felt inspired to make a difference for other dogs just like Wags and Walks did for my own Cooper. So, I sent a note to Lesley Brog, the President and Founder of Wags and Walks – “How can I help?”.  I didn’t know that this simple question would lead to a wonderful friendship and five years of volunteering, which has changed my life.

Our little girl Sophie at the latest adoption event. One of many ways to get involved!

Our little girl Sophie at the latest adoption event. One of many ways to get involved!

You may think that you can’t volunteer because you don’t have time, you live too far from the rescue, or you don’t have any experience. But if there’s a will, there’s a way. There are so many different ways you can get involved: volunteering, fostering, working adoption events, transporting dogs, helping with special events and supporting social media, just to name a few.

Once you make the decision to volunteer, an easy way to double your impact is by checking if your company participates in an employee matching gift program or a volunteer grant program. My company, Amgen, has a program that supports staff volunteer efforts by providing service grants. Essentially, hours volunteered qualify for service grants of up to $2,000 per year per employee, which go directly to the nonprofit. Additionally, the foundation matches every dollar donated by an Amgen staff member up to a cumulative total of $20,000 annually. You can easily find your if your employer participates here.

There are so many ways you can help –  all you need to do is take that first step, just like I did five years ago. I promise you won’t regret it. There is no greater feeling than helping others, whether it be humans or animals. Helping Wags and Walks find forever homes for these deserving dogs is so rewarding and has helped me fill that missing piece in my life.

Huey is excited that you're interested in getting more involved with Wags!

Huey is excited that you're interested in getting more involved with Wags!

If you are interested in volunteering at Wags and Walks, visit the website to learn more and fill out an application.

 

Leann

Wags and Walks Volunteer

4 Ways to Keep Your Dog From Running Away

The California sun has finally decided to come out of hiding and show her beautiful face again. If you are anything like us, you’re already planning your weekends and nights with outdoorsy activities that you and your pup can do together to enjoy the nice weather. With the rising temperatures both in SoCal and nationwide, we thought now would be the perfect time to share some of our favorite tips on how to keep your dog from “spring breaking” it away from you:

 

Baby Gates for Your Dog

Whether you like to leave your doors open to enjoy a breeze or you’re just in and out of the house, you should always assess easy exits your dog might have. If you know your pup likes to make a quick escape the second you open the front door, consider using a baby gate to block them from a slick exit. Baby gates vary in price and features, starting with a basic gate you climb over and upgrading to one you can open and step through. Whichever you choose, it’s a simple investment for a lifetime of safety for your pet! Also, remember to block off any fences or railings your pup could easily slip through. A quick fix is using a puppy playpen to block any openings or simply replace the fencing in your yard for a more secure area.

 

Sizing of Harnesses and Collars

While you may think that all collars are created equal, it’s very important to research the best type of collar to use for your specific dog. You would be surprised how many different types are out there! Here are Wags and Walks, we always recommend that our fosters and adopters use a flat collar with identification tags, as well as an additional collar or harness for walking. This way, if the pup happens to slip out or get loose, he/she still has an ID on and can be returned to his/her owner. We highly recommend martingale collars and harnesses because they are secure and give more leverage against pulling and surprises - it’s much more difficult for your pup to slip out of these when they want to bolt! Your local pet store will be happy to help you size your dog so that their collar/harness is comfortable and the perfect fit!

 

Training of Young and Old Dogs

It’s never too late to teach an old dog (or a young one) a new trick. Practice your stays, sits and comes so that your pup learns to respect and listen to your commands - no matter what the circumstance. Plus, it’s always fun to try  teaching them something new. If your pup is treat motivated, you might even get a rollover or high-five trick out of them! Another important training exercise (that is often overlooked) is walking on the leash. Ensuring your dog has good leash manners is crucial in keeping them safe. The more  accustomed to walking on a leash they are, the less likely they are to make a run for it.

While training is usually reserved for puppies and is best started as young as possible, it never hurts to give an older dog a refresher course - especially if they have gotten away with their fair share of antics. Always make sure your pup knows that while he/she may be number one in your heart, he/she isn’t the  boss in the house and they must listen to your commands.

 

Keep Your Pets Entertained

One of the most common reasons dogs get loose is out of boredom, so make sure you aren’t leaving them for extended periods of time with nothing to do. If you are going to be gone for  more than a few hours, drop your pup off at a doggy daycare so they can exercise and socialize, or see if a friend can take him/her for the day. If you prefer to leave your dog at home, make sure he/she has plenty to play with inside. Ensure he/she has plenty of fun toys and bones to entertain themselves with during the day and is set up with a comfy area for him/her to nap in. One of our favorite toys for keeping your dog busy are kongs, which are stuffed with treats and/or peanut butter so that your dog has to work for his/her reward.

ChaCha is a big fan of her comfy bed. Learn more about adopting this mini Poodle/Havanese mix!

ChaCha is a big fan of her comfy bed. Learn more about adopting this mini Poodle/Havanese mix!

These are only a few of many ways to keep your dog from breaking free. We would love to hear how you keep your dogs safe in the comments below!

 

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XO,

Team Wags

What Is World Spay Day All About?

Often overlooked, the last Tuesday of each February marks World Spay Day. Now you may be thinking, why do we have “World Spay Day” anyways? Well, in short - millions of dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to shelter overcrowding. This is, in part, caused by the overpopulation of companion animals across the world as a result of not spaying/neutering pets. World Spay Day helps to spread awareness about this issue and educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering pets.

 

In Los Angeles, it is mandatory to spay/neuter your pet, and all dogs brought to Wags and Walks are spayed/neutered if they were not already. By doing so, we help lower the chance that even more dogs end up in already overcrowded animal shelters, which aids in our mission of saving as many dogs as we can. It also helps to take the spay/neuter burden off of our potential adopters, and we are lucky to have so many great vets and fosters who care for our pups while they are in recovery.

Our sweet girl Honey (available for adoption!), found herself pregnant and at a high kill shelter. Luckily she and her newborn pups were rescued, and she  is now with Wags and Walks looking for her forever home. Before heading there, she will be spayed and microchipped to ensure her health and safety!

Our sweet girl Honey (available for adoption!), found herself pregnant and at a high kill shelter. Luckily she and her newborn pups were rescued, and she  is now with Wags and Walks looking for her forever home. Before heading there, she will be spayed and microchipped to ensure her health and safety!

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

Often seen as a financial burden or unnecessary procedure, spaying/neutering your dog actually has significant long-term benefits. The most well known of which is the impact of spay/neuter initiatives on reducing pet homelessness and thus lowering euthanization rates across the world. After all, many people don’t even realize that most of the dogs we find in animal shelters started out as family pets or were born from beloved family pets.

This is Eleanor, she and her siblings are looking for their forever homes. She is an extremely playful and happy little pup who is spayed, microchipped and completely up-to-date on vaccines! See Eleanor.

This is Eleanor, she and her siblings are looking for their forever homes. She is an extremely playful and happy little pup who is spayed, microchipped and completely up-to-date on vaccines! See Eleanor.

In addition, spaying or neutering your dog could actually help your pup live a longer, healthier life by lowering or entirely eliminating your dog’s chance of developing certain life-threatening cancers and infections, such as prostate or ovarian cancer. Also, spaying/neutering your dog can decrease your pet’s long-term healthcare costs and even reduce those behavioral issues associated with the mating instinct.

Handsome Henry (available for adoption!) is a very healthy 8 year old German Shepherd mix; he is neutered, and he is a loyal companion who responds very well to commands. Henry is looking for his forever home where he can spend many more years hiking and playing.

Handsome Henry (available for adoption!) is a very healthy 8 year old German Shepherd mix; he is neutered, and he is a loyal companion who responds very well to commands. Henry is looking for his forever home where he can spend many more years hiking and playing.

So, while that little cone your pup has to wear is a temporary nuisance, the pros of spaying/neutering your dog outweigh the brief period he/she must endure the “cone of shame”. To help you make an informed decision, organizations like the ASPCA, American Humane Society and American Veterinary Medical Association provide extensive research and information on the pros/cons of spaying/neutering.

Heartly just got spayed last week in preparation to go to her forever family! She isn't a big fan of her cone of shame.

Heartly just got spayed last week in preparation to go to her forever family! She isn't a big fan of her cone of shame.

“Happy World Spay Day!” may not be a common conversation starter, but spreading the knowledge of its benefits and impacts could help save dogs across the world. As more awareness is raised, more resources are put towards increasing the number of low-cost (and safe) spay/neuter clinics opened across America, which makes it easier for all pet owners to affordably and safely spay/neuter their dogs.

Happy World Spay Day from the Wags and Walks humans and pups. The little cutie pictured above is Hugo, a 6 month old Maltese who is neutered and ready to join his new family at his forever home! Read Hugo’s story here.

Happy World Spay Day from the Wags and Walks humans and pups. The little cutie pictured above is Hugo, a 6 month old Maltese who is neutered and ready to join his new family at his forever home! Read Hugo’s story here.

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Team Wags

5 Great LA Outdoor Activities For You and Your Dog

In Los Angeles, we are normally lucky enough to have great weather all year round. However, this past winter showed a different, rainier side of SoCal. We bet it left you and your pup stuck inside, spending a lot of couch time with Netflix. While everyone at Wags and Walks loves snuggling on the couch with our furbabies, we are so badly looking forward to the return of the warm SoCal sun and some much needed outdoor play time.

We all know maintaining an active lifestyle is important for our minds and our bodies, but we can’t forget how important it is for the dogs in our lives, too. As February comes to a close, we are hoping the next sunny Saturday is just around the corner. In preparation, here are five great local, dog-friendly outdoor activities that will keep both you and your furry friends healthy and happy.

 

Hike Griffith Park or Runyon Canyon

Everyone knows Griffith Park for its iconic Hollywood sign, but did you know there are over 50 miles of trails in the park? With trails ranging in length and difficulty, there is a hike out there for people of all skill levels and dogs of all sizes! For those of you closer to the West Side, Runyon Canyon is a ~3.5 mile hike that always tops lists for the best hikes in LA and is especially loved by dogs. Both parks offer great views of the city and plenty of places for your pup to stop and sniff, making them the perfect opportunity for both you and your dog to combine exercise and exploration.

 

Tips before you go:

  • Before letting your dog off leash, check the surrounding signs to see if it is allowed, and keep your dog safe by staying aware of fellow hikers or dogs sharing the trail with you.
  • Remember that dogs often become fatigued in the heat and sun much faster than humans do, so be sure to check the weather before departing and bring lots of water and treats to keep your dog hydrated and energized throughout your hike.
  • As always, bring doggy bags to pick up after your pup. Keeping the parks clean not only helps the environment, but future hikers and dogs alike will appreciate it!

 

Jog the Santa Monica Bike Path

If your dog needs a more up-tempo exercise to stay in shape, make your way to the Santa Monica bike path and boardwalk. You can extend this jog/run for as long as you want, with over 8 miles of pavement lining the beautiful LA coastline in Santa Monica alone. If you can’t keep up with your pup’s speed, there are plenty of benches along the path where you can take a break, hydrate, bask in the sunshine, and even do some people and dog watching.

 

Walk Around the Silverlake Reservoir

One of the best things about LA is how many places there are for you to ditch the car and take your dog for a walk. One of our favorites is the Silverlake Reservoir. A little less than 3 miles around, it’s quite popular for walkers and joggers but also a quick way for you to turn an afternoon dog walk into an outdoor activity. The best part? There is an awesome dog park located along the path, so you can stop off at the end of your walk to give your dog a chance to run around off leash and play with the other pups!

 

Play Fetch at Your Local Dog Park

Speaking of the Silverlake Reservoir, next up on our list of outdoor activities for you and your dog is scoping out your local dog park. All you need to bring is your dog’s favorite tennis ball, frisbee, or maybe that stick your dog loves so much, and you have hours of fun awaiting you! Just like humans, dogs need to socialize and explore on their own. The dog park is the perfect place for a doggy play date or just a great way for you to let your dog run around off leash without having to travel far.

 

Play Hide and Seek In Your Backyard

There are tons of ways for you to keep your dog healthy with regular exercise without even leaving your backyard, like playing hide and seek outside. By placing treats around your yard, you aren’t only turning a fun game into an easy outdoor workout, but you’re also increasing your dog’s cognitive quickness and helping build your bond. Plus, seeing how excited your pup gets once he/she finally finds the treats is priceless.

 

Regardless of if you’re staying home or venturing out for a hike, getting outside and exercising with your dog is much easier (and more fun) than you may think! So, the next time the sun peeks through the clouds, try one of these five ways you can turn “exercise” into a fun activity for you and your pup!

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Team Wags

5 Easy and Delicious Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

In honor of National Dog Biscuit Day, Wags and Walks is sharing a list of homemade dog treat recipes that your pet will love! Just like we love our homemade chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven, your pup knows the taste of homemade treats from one sniff! Let’s face it - homemade is always better and allows us to add the most important ingredient, LOVE!  Knowing that pup parents are busy and don’t always have time to bake, we compiled five easy-to-make and delicious dog treat recipes that will leave your dog pawing for more.

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For The Peanut Butter Lover / Whole Foods Market  

This recipe not only has peanut butter and banana (which your pup is guaranteed to love), but parsley is one of the ingredients, giving your dog a chance to alleviate themselves from bad breath. A pro tip is to sneak parsley or mint leaves in treats to give that added fresh breath effect. Additionally, peanut butter is a great source of protein, which is beneficial for all of the playing and running your pup does.


For Your Pup’s Best Pal / Martha Stewart

Let’s face it, when we bake for our friends, presentation is key! These Paw Print Dog Treats by Martha Stewart are just too doggone cute to pass up. They make the perfect gift for your pup’s best pals, whether it’s a birthday celebration, holiday treat, or just because.

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For The Young At Heart / Kol’s Notes

These salmon and sweet potato dog treats are a great treat for older dogs that may need softer treats or have special dietary needs. The combination of salmon and sweet potato makes for a healthy snack that is also sweet and delicious. Always remember to consult a vet to find out about any particular allergies your pet may have!

 

For The Energetic Pup / Fido Bakery

These are the perfect goodnight treats for your pup! The combination of chamomile and oats triggers relaxation, which is helpful in calming them down before bedtime. Your pup will drift off into dreamland and be sleeping soundly in no time.   

 

For The Bacon Lover / Damn Delicious

Who doesn’t love bacon? If you feel like totally spoiling your pup, these are the perfect treats to do so. Your dog will be sure to thank you for these delicious biscuits, but don’t expect them to share!

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Homemade dog biscuits are the perfect excuse to spoil your pup and provide them with healthier and tastier options. We hope that these recipes will inspire you to bake some delicious treats for your pup - they deserve it! Happy National Dog Biscuit Day!

 

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Foster Friday- Alessandra Cecconi

February is a month filled with love, especially this week following Valentine’s Day. Since we have a thing for our fosters, we wanted to get in on the trend of showing appreciation this week and share our love for our amazing foster, Alessandra Cecconi. She is currently fostering our little fluffy pup Heartly and took some time to talk with us about her puppy love for Wags and Walks:

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I recently moved from NYC and work at the World Surf League. At home in the Bahamas, my house consists of 4 kids, 4 cats, and 2 dogs. Each cat was found as a kitten in the bush by one of us kids and the dogs came from a local shelter.

What got you started fostering for Wags & Walks?

I fostered in NYC because I couldn't have a forever dog just yet. When I moved to LA in October, I immediately researched shelters to foster with because I needed that puppy love. I'm so happy I found Wags and Walks!

 

To date, how many dogs have you fostered for Wags? Do you have a favorite?

Since starting in October I have fostered 3 puppies, who have all been so different that I can't pick a favorite.

What has been your biggest challenge fostering?

Because we only foster puppies, the sleepless nights are always a challenge. Our current foster, Heartly, was the first pup I had who was terrified of other dogs to the point of yelping and running away when she saw one across the road. But with some patience and some treats it took her less than a week to be able to sit quietly when a dog walks by and even go say hi on her own.

 

How has fostering affected you?

Fostering is incredibly rewarding; healing them from sickness, gaining their trust, building their confidence, and seeing the connection they have with their forever parents is an incredible experience. It has also shown me what it takes to own a dog full time and what traits do/don't fit my lifestyle.

 

What has been your biggest surprise as a foster parent?

That two puppies are easier than one!

Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in becoming a foster?

It's a lot of work, especially the first couple of days, but don't give up! The more a scared/anxious dog is moved around, the less they can settle. Just push through the night crying or the timidness because once they open up, it can be like a completely different dog! When fostering puppies, have Nature's Miracle on hand at all times. Do your research on different breed traits- no two dogs are the same and not all training techniques work the same way. Saying good-bye can be hard, but they won't think you've abandoned them once they see a new toy or treat :).  When you see the love in their adopter's eyes, it makes letting go so much easier.

You can join Wags and Walks' foster program too! Also, share this post with your friends and family so we can continue expanding our foster program. It saves dog’s life and makes an for an unforgettable experience!

If you’re looking to adopt, you can find all of our dogs that are available for adoption on our website. And be sure to follow Wags and Walks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (username: wagsandwalks. Because, really, who doesn’t love seeing photos of adorable dogs with big smiles and even bigger hearts?

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Team Wags

10 Reasons Your Dog is the Best Valentine’s Day Date

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is a day that we shower our loved ones with affection, so let’s not forget about the one who loves you most – your dog. Our pups are definitely one of the most important relationships in our lives, so here are 10 reasons your dog is the only Valentine’s Day date you need this year.

1. They Are Easily Impressed

Valentine’s Day is filled with expectations, from the restaurant choice to the grand romantic gesture. If your pup is your date, you don’t have to fight for a reservation at the nicest spot in town or spend a fortune to make them happy. All they need is you and some kibbles – and maybe a bone for the special occasion – and it will be the most memorable Valentine’s Day they’ve ever had.

2. They Won't Stand You Up

Has there ever been a time that you came home from work and your dog didn’t rush to the door, jumping and crying with excitement? Whether you’re gone for 10 minutes or 10 days, your loyal companion will be waiting with a lick. Valentine’s Day is no different. Just give them the date and time, and they will be there. What human is that reliable?

3. You Won't Be Going Home Alone

You don’t have to spend the entire night wondering if you’re making a good impression, if they think you’re funny, or if they’re having a good time. An evening with your dog is stress-free. You can kick back and relax, because you already know they’re into you. At the end of the night, they’re only going home with one person – you.

4. Looks Don't Matter

They love you for who you are, not what you look like. If you’re not in the mood to drive home after a long day of work just to get dolled up again, then make plans with your pup. Your doggy date will think you look just paw-fect in your sweatpants. In fact, you’ve never looked better – as long as you’re cuddling with them!

5. They Make You Laugh

Everybody knows that a sense of humor is one of the most important qualities in a relationship. Somebody who can make you laugh is a keeper, and who makes you laugh more than your dog? Whether they are chasing their tail, fighting their reflection in the mirror, or being devious, you are guaranteed to crack a smile when spending time with them.

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6. They’re Doggone Cute

With their floppy ears, soulful eyes and wet nose, you’re guaranteed to have the best looking date in town. Just try to keep your jealousy at bay when they’re getting attention from secret admirers galore. While they do share the occasional kiss with others, you know that you are their only true love.

7. They’ll Do Anything for You

Whatever you want to do, your pup is game. They will happily keep you company to watch that movie nobody wants to see, run that boring errand, or veg out in front of the TV. They love you more than tennis balls, so they’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy. Do you think they want to participate in your doggy Valentine’s Day photo shoot, sitting patiently with a rose in their mouth? No, they are doing it because they love you – and maybe because you are bribing them with a treat (just a little).

8. They’re All Ears

You won’t have to spend the evening talking over each other or listening to your date only talk about themselves. Your dog is there to listen, provide support, and silently agree with you, even if you’re being unreasonable. And if you don’t feel like talking, dogs have this amazing quality that allows them to know everything that is going on without you having to say a single word. It’s the best of both worlds!

9. They’ll Keep You Healthy.

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with themed candy, a big dinner and, of course, dessert. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll get off track with your diet (or your New Year's resolutions, if you’re still going strong). However, choosing your pup as your date will eliminate that temptation. Their activity of choice is a hike, and those fancy restaurants don’t allow dogs, so forget about that. Throw out the dessert too, because we all know chocolate is toxic for your doggy date!

10. It’s More Than Just Puppy Love.

It goes without saying that a dog’s love is the most pure, unconditional, and selfless love there is. They don’t need a flat screen TV or the latest designer jeans to make their tail wag. It doesn’t matter to them if you’re rich or poor, smart or dumb. You could be a supermodel or a plumber or an astronaut and they would love you all the same. They are with you because they love you, and that love is fur-ever.

If you don’t have a doggy Valentine’s Day date yet, it’s not too late! Check our website for available dogs to find your perfect match!

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Team Wags

5 Easy and Fun Indoor Dog Exercises

Winter always feels longer than any other season. Even here, in Southern California, this winter has seemed to drag on with cool temperatures and lots of rain. Spring might be getting closer, but we aren’t there yet. While you might be able to escape to the gym or get in some at-home workouts, your dog might not be getting the exercising he/she needs while hiding from the bad weather. However, it can be easy to get your dog up and moving, even if you’re both still hibernating for a few more weeks. Try these easy (and fun) indoor exercises for your dog brought to you by Wags and Walks:

 

Play Fetch Inside

Mom always taught us to never play ball in the house, but this is an exception! At least we think it’s a good reason to break the rules. If you can’t take your dog out to chase the tennis ball, the least you can do is roll it around inside the house. You can even do this sitting down in front of the TV if you don’t mind multitasking a bit. It’s probably safest to do this on carpet so your pup doesn’t slip around or knock anything over during all the excitement. If you live in an apartment building, find a hallway that people don’t frequent to get even more fetch space. Even though you won’t be able to throw the ball far, your dog will still enjoy the chase.

 

Work Out on the Stairs

Friend or foe, it’s hard to say that taking the stairs isn’t good for your health. Well, the same holds true for your dog. Whether he/she is walking or running up and down the stairs, it’s an easy way to keep building that muscle, even when he/she can’t spend hours outside. Don’t push your dog too much, especially if they have any health concerns or arthritis, but also don’t let them wimp out on you. Incorporate a game of fetch if a little incentive is needed. It will be good for you and your dog to start using the stairs more.

 

Treat Hide and Seek

If you have a treat motivated pup, it’s time to use that to your advantage. You can hide treats around the room and for your dog search out. You can even add yourself to the equation and play a classic game of hide and seek. Once your dog finds you, he/she is rewarded two times over - seeing you (the one he/she loves) and getting a real treat. Plus, they get to channel their inner hunter while they are running around the house. This is also a great way to get the whole family involved and get some quality time with the pets while everyone is around the house together. Make it extra challenging and set up some “traps” that can serve as an agility course while they are searching for the treat or you.

 

Treadmill Workout

If you have a treadmill at home, you can always utilize this for indoor exercises and train your dog to walk/run on that. Check in with your vet first to make sure this is okay for your dog, and be prepared for it to take a little time for him/her to get used to. Don’t push your pup too hard and be patient with the training. It’s important to monitor your dog at all times when you’re using the treadmill, keeping them on their leash and staying with them the entire time. As they get used to it, you can play with the speed and incline to keep them on their toes!

 

Bonus Indoor Exercise: Practice Basic Commands

Another easy way to keep your dog active is freshening up on their basic commands. This will not only keep them moving, but it will also benefit you. The classic sit, stay, and come commands are simple, but a great activity for the mind and body!


We know that it’s more fun to exercise outside, but these indoor dog exercises will keep you moving until the warmer weather comes around. Remember, it’s important to maintain your pup’s mental and physical health year-round, even throughout the colder months! 

Exercise. Nap. Eat. Repeat.

Exercise. Nap. Eat. Repeat.

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Team Wags

Tips for Dog's Dental Health

February is Pet Dental Health Month! Keeping your pup’s teeth healthy is essential to maintaining their overall wellness. It is just as important to care for your pet’s teeth as it is your own teeth. I mean, you wouldn’t go days without brushing your teeth, would you?

 

Luckily, your local pet store offers a wide variety of dental hygiene solutions to keep your dog’s teeth looking clean and breath smelling fresh. You can choose from dental treats, dental sprays, dental wipes, and good old toothbrushes with flavored toothpastes or dental rinses.

While canine dental hygiene is often overlooked, keeping your dog’s teeth healthy is something that you should be focusing on all year long. Believe it or not, oral health is the leading health problem for dogs and can stem as early as age three.

A dental routine also enables you to monitor your pup’s health. Yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of a more serious disease, like gum disease, which can create serious health issues for your dog, affecting their kidneys, liver and heart. As alarming as that sounds, it is easily preventable! Remember, you can always visit your local vet to check your dog’s teeth and get advice on caring for their oral health.

Your pup deserves pearly whites! If we can make it a routine to brush our own teeth, then we can make it a routine to care for our pet’s teeth. After all, we all know that our furry children are an important part of our family.

 

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Team Wags

Tom Brady, Football, and Fluffy

This Sunday marks Super Bowl LI, which means we have a lot to look forward to – an exciting matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, a halftime performance by Lady Gaga, the most anticipated commercials of the year, and the 13th annual Puppy Bowl (which is our favorite part of the day).  

 

This Super Bowl game is special to us because Tom Brady, The Patriots’ star player and quarterback, adopted a rescue pup from Wags and Walks last year. That’s right – he’s not just talented and handsome – he’s also an animal lover.

The black and white pooch, who Tom and Gisele appropriately named Fluffy, marks the third rescue dog for the couple. Fluffy didn’t waste any time bonding with her new furry siblings - a pit bull mix, Lua, and a beagle, Scooby.

After they took home their newest family member, Gisele shared an adorable picture of Fluffy on Instagram, writing “Thank you @wagsandwalks for all you do and for letting us rescue this little angel. The kids are over the moon with our new family member. Fluffy is pure joy!”

We can say without a doubt that both Fluffy and her pawrents hit the jackpot! Gisele and Tom, along with their three children, are the perfect match for Fluffy, and she’s the perfect addition to their family.

 

We are beyond thrilled to have found such a wonderful home for one of our pups. We know that Fluffy, Lua and Scooby will be cheering on their dad this Sunday, but regardless of who takes home the Super Bowl ring, Tom gets to go home to Fluffy. In rescue, everybody wins.

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Foster Friday - Alexis Paine

What would we do without our volunteer foster parents? They are absolutely essential to our mission, and both the humans and the pups at Wags and Walks are eternally grateful for their generosity and love. For this Foster Friday post, we are featuring our amazing foster, Alexis Paine. So, without further ado, meet Alexis:

About me: I grew up in Maine, always with a huge love & respect for animals that I learned from my Mom. Probably the biggest focus in my life is animals & striving for a happier future for them!! And, I love collecting old pieces of furniture that need some love and bringing them back to life.

Got me started: What got me started fostering was definitely my own dogs. We have two pit bulls, and before getting them, I was never aware of the bad rep they had. Never in my life had I ever stopped to think that because a dog was a certain breed, that meant it was a bad dog.  So they really inspired me to want to help the others. Seeing how many dogs are in shelters or just in awful situations really broke my heart and I just wanted to help.

A featured photo of Alexis' boyfriend Adrian :) 

A featured photo of Alexis' boyfriend Adrian :) 

How many foster dogs: We have fostered 4 dogs so far for Wags. I have to say that my favorites were the brothers, Scooter & James Brown. They were our first, and I loved watching them come out of their shells and get adopted into the best homes. They have a special place in my heart.

Biggest challenge: I think the biggest challenge is definitely letting them go. You get so used to having them in your home and they become a part of your family! But seeing them with a great family is so rewarding.

Most rewarding part of it all: Fostering has brought only more love and meaning into my life. Knowing that you can help and do everything for these little guys is really an amazing feeling. I would always feel so helpless when I would see posts about dogs who were about to be killed in the shelters, and I still do, but I always remind myself that we do everything we can to help. You can’t save every animal, which is really a tough reality, but who we do save, is everything and more.

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Biggest surprise: My biggest surprise as a foster parent is how quickly our foster [dogs] feel like a part of our family. You never know the dog’s background and what it’s been through, but they are always the most loving regardless of their past. I remember our first fosters, James Brown & Scooter, took a few days to open up but after that it was like they had forgotten about everything they had ever been through. That’s one of the most amazing things about animals, they are so loving, forgiving and loyal.

Advice for someone considering fostering: My only advice for someone who is interested in becoming a foster is DO IT! Seriously. It is always the most rewarding experience. You are literally saving dogs and creating memories that last forever. If it wasn’t for the fosters, the dogs would have nowhere to go, and they couldn’t get pulled from the shelter. And the number of dogs that get killed daily in shelters is enough for me. So think about that. It can be tough and emotional, but I think we should be very very thankful that we are able to feel those feelings. Imagine how all the pups feel. <3

Wags and Walks Foster Friday- Alexis Paine

Thank you so much, Alexis. Your words are so thoughtful and inspiring. Alexis and all of our extraordinary fosters are an integral part of this ever growing Wags and Walks family we love so much. We are eternally grateful for you and the time you spend making a difference in these precious dogs’ lives.

 

You can join Wags and Walks' foster program too and please remember to share this post with your friends and family. As Alexis said so well - becoming a foster could not only save the life of a dog in need, but also add unbelievable meaning to your life too.

 

If you’re looking to adopt, you can find all of our dogs that are available for adoption on our website. And be sure to follow Wags and Walks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (username: wagsandwalks. Because, really, who doesn’t love seeing photos of adorable dogs with big smiles and even bigger hearts?

 

XO,
Team Wags

Saving South Korea

Earlier this month, we read about Humane Society International’s inspiring rescue of 200 dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm. We sleep better knowing that 200 dogs, that were once destined for the dinner table, now have a second chance at life. We applaud HSI for their worldwide campaign to end the practice of raising dogs for human consumption in South Korea.

 

This is a cause that is close to our heart. In July 2016, Wags and Walks implemented our own rescue mission, saving six innocent dogs from a Korean Dog Meat Factory.


While Wags and Walks is committed to accomplishing a No-Kill Los Angeles, we also feel compelled to step up in times of crisis beyond Los Angeles. Seeing the abuse and slaughtering of dogs in South Korea, we knew we had to get involved. Wags and Walks partnered with Nami Kim, an animal rights activist who has dedicated her life to fighting the dog meat trade, to rescue six sweet puppies – who we named Jody, Heidi, Bell, Duke, Cherry and Tora.

 

While this may seem like a small victory in a vast, global problem, we know that each and every dog’s life is worthwhile. If we can change the world for one dog, then we’ve succeeded in making a difference.

 

Dogs that are raised in a South Korean meat farm know nothing beyond the filthy, cramped cages they call home and the abuse they endure on a daily basis. For our six puppies, we were able to open the door to a new chapter and show them what it means to be loved. After taking them to the vet for proper care and treatment, bringing in dog trainers to help them adjust to their new life, and placing them in foster homes where they began their journey to recovery, we eventually found each puppy the perfect forever home to grow and thrive. Now, they have the life they deserve, and their time spent in South Korea is a distant memory of the past.

 

Thank you to our supporters, donors, fosters and volunteers who enable us to give dogs a second chance at life – in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

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Team Wags

Wagging Tails Wednesday - Penny

We are excited to share our newest pupdate! This week we’re featuring the lovable Penny (formerly Matea), who just recently celebrated her first birthday. This special pup's mom wrote a song dedicated to Penny that truly shows how much rescuing a dog can change your life. 

She also created a video to accompany the song and we can't wait to share it with you...Check it out below and share with your fellow dog lovers!

Penny Lover

There are people who love their dogs, and then there are people who write songs for their dogs! Here is "Penny Lover," dedicated to Valerie's playful pup Penelope. Penny was rescued from Wags and Walks and she's celebrating her first birthday today. Happy Birthday Penny!

Posted by Layla Lane on Friday, September 16, 2016

I hope that you will continue to read our blog and follow us on social media to get updates on our new adoptables and amazing success stories.

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XO,

Ashley

 

 

Foster Friday – Stan Kats

Today we want to introduce you to one of our phenomenal fosters, who is an integral part of the Wags and Walks family. Stan has fostered a total of nine dogs thus far and plans to foster even more. Without him, we could not save the amount of dogs that we do and we are so excited to share his story with you! Take it away, Stan…

“About: I live near West Hollywood with my Wife, Jean, and two (very spoiled) rescue dogs Reese & Kobe.  I have a local Computer Service company, Stan’s Tech Garage, which allows me the pleasure of bringing those two hooligans to work with me.  I figured one more couldn’t hurt.

Got me started: I’ve always loved dogs and feel they’ve given me so much.  My wife and I always toyed around with getting a 3rd, but held off in case there was a real dog in need at some point.  Then I heard about various pet cafés sprouting up, and I thought, why not a Pet Tech Shop?  So I sought out to find a rescue that’d be with that plan, and one of my customers connected me with Wags, and the rest, as they say, is history.

How Many: I believe it’s currently at #9, and I love all my foster babies the same!  Whichever is right in front of me is my favorite!

Biggest Challenge:  Besides saying goodbye?  Probably knowing what these poor babies have gone through, and I don’t even see the worst of it.  I don’t have the intestinal fortitude to set foot in a shelter, so I’m in awe of the folks who can do it and not just want to take them all home.

How has it affected you: It’s been a very positive experience.  These dogs did nothing other than wind up in a bad situation beyond their control.  They can’t speak or stand up for themselves.  Fostering is how I can help.  I know it’s not much, but it’s my small part in this process.  These babies deserve a chance.  I’m happy being able to help give it to them.

Biggest Surprise: The amount of people willing to dedicate their time and effort to this cause.  Sometime rescue events have more volunteers than dogs!  Especially by the end.

Advice: DO IT!  It’s not a major commitment, and if you love dogs and want to help, why not give it a shot?  Every good dog deserves a good home and every good home deserves a good dog.  The biggest thing you have to fear is a #FosterFail.”

Thank you so much! Team Wags is eternally grateful for all that you do for everyone around you. You can find Stan, his dogs, and his foster doggies at Stan's Tech Garage; http://www.stansgarage.com

If you're interested in becoming a foster, fill out an application here.  Make sure to share this post with your friends on social media, so that we can spread the word about how life-changing fostering is! It not only saves dogs lives, but it will change yours too.

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XO,

Ashley

Team Wags

 

Riverside Ten

Help the Riverside Pit Bulls

Today on the blog, we have a serious issue to discuss and are hoping that by bringing light to this crime, more dogs will be saved. Approximately 25 neglected and 11 dead pit bulls were found at a Riverside County home. Dozens of these dogs were so malnourished, that they had to be carried off of the property.

Despite what these pitties have been through, they are incredibly sweet to both humans and dogs alike. Wags and Walks were able to save ten of these angels, however, with your help – we are hoping to aide in the rescue of many more! 

These pups still have a long way to recovery and we will be with them every step of the way. To help - interested readers can foster, adopt, donate to their recovery, or simply share this blog and spread the message. 

Thank you to our incredible fosters, volunteers, transporters, donors, and the staff at the San Jacinto Animal Campus for helping us along the way. If you are interested in volunteering, fostering, or adopting – please don’t hesitate to contact us at wagsandwalks.org … we could not continue to save these dogs without all of you wonderful readers.

I hope that you will continue to read our blog and follow us on social media to get updates on our new adoptables and amazing success stories.

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Ashley

Team Wags

Wagging Tails Wednesday – George

Wagging Tails Wednesday – George

August 31st, 2016

We are thrilled to share our newest pupdate! This week we’re featuring the angelic George (formerly known as Denver). This lucky pup has made himself right at home within his forever family. George will be turning nine months old soon and is already getting so big, as shown by these phenomenal photographs! 

George loves to play fetch and tug of war with his toys. This little pup is also extremely intelligent and has already mastered some tricks. His family is moving to Torrance and can’t wait for him to have a backyard to play in.

We wish George and his family a happy life and lots of memories in their new home!  

I hope that you will continue to read our blog and follow us on social media to get updates on our new adoptables and amazing success stories.

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XO,

Ashley

Team Wags