Wags and Walks In The News


Kings Care Foundation Hosts "B is For Bailey" Reading for Adoptable Dogs


Yesterday, Bailey joined campers and volunteers from Wags and Walks Dog Rescue for a special bonding exercise with the animals.

As part of Wags and Walks camp programming, they teach children the importance of having loving interactions with animals.

Today, that included reading "B is for Bailey," the LA Kings children's book, to animals in search of their forever homes.


Lauren Conrad Adopts a New Puppy as The Hills Cast Returns to TV

Lauren Conrad has a new furry friend!


The former reality star took to Instagram over the weekend to welcome a new member to her “pack.”

“Another little one has joined our pack. Thanks @wagsandwalks for bringing this sweet girl into our lives!” Conrad, 33, captioned a selfie of her and her new adorable puppy, who she rescued through Wags and Walks Rescue in Los Angeles.


Happy 1st Birthday, Wags & Walks Adoption Center

First birthday parties and pups?


They're a truly big thing, for many people.

Either you're buying your baby barker a special made-for-dogs dessert for his own first birthday, or you've created a dog-focused theme for your human tot's first big bash, down to the cute tablecloth, plates, and napkins.

What if, though, you could go to a first birthday party and possibly meet a pooch you'll want to live with forever and always?

It feels like the perfect match-up, between tail-waggers and a major milestone, and the ideal way to mark a first birthday.

Which is just what Wags & Walks will do on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 27.


Megan and Jeff Carter do their part to make sure rescue dogs find their “forever” homes


Megan and her husband, Jeff Carter, who plays centerman for the Los Angeles Kings, have been involved with animal rescue and advocacy for the majority of the time they’ve lived in the South Bay—beginning with Megan’s early volunteer work with shelter and rescue group NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles). Their involvement with West L.A.-based Wags & Walks started in 2013 when the company was still in its infancy and working in founder Lesley Brog’s garage in West Los Angeles. To date Wags & Walks has saved more than 4,000 dogs, a statistic they proudly display on their homepage.


These 2 Dogs Were Trapped in an L.A. River Sewer and Covered With Fleas – Now They Look Like Brand New Pups!


Thanks to two amazing and compassionate teenagers, not one but two homeless dogs were recently rescued by Hope for Paws. The kids made the life-saving call after they heard dogs crying in a sewer near the L.A. River. They waited with the two Westie mixes until Eldad and Loreta arrived at the location.

The rescuers climbed the wall to the sewer below and managed to gain the pups’ trust with a little bit of food. Loreta was able to place lucky leashes around their necks, and soon the duo was named Winn and Dixie!

After being checked for microchips, Winn and Dixie were treated for fleas, eye infections, and of course, they got a nice, warm bath. These two were so sweet they found a forever home shortly after going into foster care with Wags and Walks. Now, they are so happy, healthy, and loved – talk about going from rags to riches!


Sir Patrick Stewart to be Honored by Los Angeles Dog Rescue; Learn More about Wags and Walks

It isn’t a store or a breeder: it’s Los Angeles-based dog rescue Wags and Walks.


This dog rescue knows that the country is full of family-friendly, adorable dogs who need a little help finding their perfect matches. So far, Wags and Walks has helped place more than 38,000 dogs of all breeds, ages, shapes and sizes in loving homes.

And some of those homes happen to be celebrity abodes. Wags and Walks has adopted out to stars like Paris Jackson and Tom Brady, and the rescue also fostered Ginger the pit bull to Sir Patrick Stewart — a special relationship that captured the hearts of animal lovers all over the world.



KISS Front man Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons made a surprise visit to local Los Angeles dog rescue Wags & Walks on Tuesday June 19th 2018.

Their visit was to help raise awareness about dog rescue and deliver hundreds of toys and treats to loving dogs in need of homes.  The toys and treats were provided by iHeartDogs.com.

The couple brought George, one of their 4 rescue dogs with them.  Shannon Simmons said “I think adopting dogs is good for people’s health.  It’s good for the dogs and good for people and not just adopting 1 but adopt at least 2 because then they have a herd so they can be together.  So you don’t feel guilty when you go to work.  My daughter and I rescued 10 dogs, and we now have 4 with us and my daughter has 2.  We have to put 2 down last year because they were too old. One was 19 and another one was 20 and we adopted them since they were 2 years old so it was really hard to let them go.  They got cancer and went blind and many other problems.”


Hollywood's 10 Favorite Pet Rescue Centers: Where Ellen Pompeo and Bradley Cooper Adopted Their Dogs


Founded in 2011, Wags and Walks' goal is "to promote and save as many shelter dogs as possible and promote them as the most family-friendly dogs in the world," says founder Lesley Brog, who started the organization — which has saved 3,800 dogs to date — out of her home. 

In 2017 the organization opened the first Wags and Walks adoption Center in West Los Angeles, featuring 28 kennel suites and a Pussy and Pooch retail store — a feat made possible by major donors including talent manager, producer and label owner Arnold Stiefel of Stiefel Entertainment (and honoree of last year’s Wags and Walks gala). "I got into a dog rescuing mode 20 years ago," says Stiefel (his company logo features one of his late rescues, Nipsy Russell), who was introduced to Brog through a friend. Over the years, he has provided advice, financial support, and fostered. (In 2015, when an abandoned pitbull named Bessie gave birth to nine pups, Brog named one Arnold — "the craziest one," says Stiefel — in his honor.)


Two Dogs Find Happy Endings Thanks to One Los Angeles Rescue


Transporting animals to shelters where kennel space is plentiful and demand for adoption is high is one approach to saving lives in high-density, urban environments that struggle with animal homelessness—like Los Angeles. 

Too often, dogs in shelters are euthanized simply due to lack of shelter space when, often times, many of these animals would be quickly adopted in other states or parts of the county.


Jeff Carter and the LA Kings Help Open Wags and Walk Adoption Center

The LA Kings joined Wags and Walks to celebrate the opening of their new Adoption Center in LA


On Saturday, January 27th, the LA Kings joined Wags and Walks to celebrate the opening of their new Adoption Center in Los Angeles. Jeff Cater, along with LA Kings Ice Crew and team personnel were on hand to support the event.


LA Kings Weekly: Wags and Walks


The LA Kings have partnered with Wags and Walks and have generously supported this deserving rescue.

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Wags and Walks rescue group opens adoption center in West LA


A local dog rescue group is about to open a new adoption center in West Los Angeles. FOX 11's Matt Johnson reports.

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Peek Inside the New Wags & Walks Adoption Center


Been to a bark-tastic, cuddle-kissy, snout-sweet adoption festival in the past few years? You may have seen Wags & Walks there, or at other locations around the region, like The Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax. The nearly 7-year-old rescue organization has gone to many places around Southern California to match many happy humans with home-needing hounds, but there hasn't yet been a main adoption center for the busy group of animal supporters.

That all changes starting on Saturday, Jan. 27 in West Los Angeles when Wags & Walks cuts the ribbon on its first-ever center. ASPCA is stopping by to join the ceremony, and some LA Kings representatives, too. Will there be food? The Word of Mouth food truck will be nearby. Plus? Count on "(p)et & people-friendly vendors" at the noon to 4 p.m. party, so do browse. But, most of all, make time to meet some of the adoptable dogs who will also be there, searching each face for their forever person. Want a look inside the facility, which is located at 2236 Federal Ave.? Here's a preview...



Unlike Jax Taylor, the dog Jax featured today probably can’t make you a pumptini, but he can definitely wear a backwards Taco Bell sweatshirt, as long as you purchase and style it for him. He comes to us from Wags and Walks. Based in Los Angeles, Wags and Walks is a rescue that prides itself on being a community of dog lovers first, focused on family-friendly foster and adoption programs for dogs. They concentrate on selecting their dogs based on temperament to ensure successful adoptions and that they have. Among their many success stories includes an impressive roster of celebrity fans and adoptive pet parents.

And now meet the cast of Shelterpup Rules, complete with opening credits-worthy taglines! (Okay, we know that Vanderpump Rules doesn’t have taglines, but play along with us.)


25 Best Animal Charities to Donate to on World Animal Day 2017


21. Wags and Walks

Unlike many other animal rescue groups, Wags and Walks saves dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. Based in Los Angeles, this nonprofit was founded in 2011 by Lesley Brog, to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in shelters.

Since its inception, Wags and Walks has saved the lives of more than 2,000 rescue dogs. In 2016, the group saved 787 dogs and found forever homes for 735 pooches.

One of the most heartwarming animal charities out there, all donations go towards helping rescue homeless dogs from shelters and providing them with medical care, food and boarding.


Eric Stonestreet Gushes About the New Woman and Man in His Life


Furry Friend


Paris Jackson cuddled up to a sweet pooch at the 7th Annual Wags and Walks Gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 16.

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Also featured on Hot Pics here and Teen Daily here


Revenge's Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman Give Rescue Dog a Forever Home

Forever their girl!


Hollywood couple and former Revenge co-stars Emily VanCampand Josh Bowman, who got engaged in May, just gave an adorable Rescue dog a forever home.

On Friday, the 31-year-old actress hopped on her Instagram to share the furry news with the world that the twosome had added a four-legged friend named Frankie B. to their fam.

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This story was also featured on Entertainment Tonight and Just Jared


Patrick Stewart fosters a pit bull — and we're completely in love


Sir Patrick Stewart has a new role, and we think it's his best one yet: He's now the foster dad to a pit bull named Ginger.

On Wednesday, Ginger came to live with Stewart and his wife, the musician Sunny Ozell, at their home in Los Angeles.

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Ginger and Patrick were also featured in Vanity FairPeopleMashable and The Animal Rescue Site.org!


Pet-Friendly Places in West Hollywood

As welcoming as West Hollywood is, it can often be a challenge for even the most outgoing of folks to meet people when moving into a new neighborhood. Why not consider volunteering your time with the local animal rescue organization? It is a great place to meet fellow pet-lovers while serving your community. Wags and Walks is a great West Hollywood-based rescue organization that works to pair dogs with future guardians based on home, family and lifestyle. They have monthly adoption events at The Original Farmers Market and The Dog Bakery. Don’t have time to commit to volunteer work? Check out their events calendar for monthly pet-centric fundraising and social functions.

Full article here.


Real Time With Bill Maher

Many thanks to Penny for helping us out today! She's REAL friendly (just ask @BillMaher) & 100% adoptable from @WagsandWalks! #AdoptDontStop

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Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson

Featuring George Lopez with Wags & Walks alumnus Pippa!

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Tuesday Ten: Our Favorite Charities - LaurenConrad.com

It’s fun to give and receive gifts during the holidays, but nothing beats the feeling of giving back to those in need. All of the family festivities and gifts act as a reminder of how lucky we all are, and inspire us to help those who are less fortunate. Whether you’re donating time or money, everyone can find something to give this holiday season. So, with the season of giving in mind, today we’re sharing a few of our favorite charities and nonprofit organizations. We hope that one of our picks below strikes a chord with you too, and inspires you to give back this holiday season (and all year long!)

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Dr Jeff Werber: Holiday pet hazards

The holidays can be a confusing time for your pets...trees, shiny ornaments, candles, and extension cords - all create hazards. 

Dr. Jeff Werber is here with some friends from Wags and Walks Rescue to help keep your pets safe.

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'MILLIONAIRE' Kicks Off 'Bachelor' Fan Favorites Week

Seven contestants from the popular ABC franchises "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" will play WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE during Bachelor Fan Favorites Week, airing MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016. Bachelor Fan Favorites is one of "Millionaire"'s most popular theme weeks and host Chris Harrison will reunite with memorable contestants from the romance reality series, all playing to benefit their favorite charities.

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Dogs Rescued - Fox 11 News

These dogs lived in deplorable conditions with such little human interaction. They are loving and affectionate and ready for adoption!

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George Lopez's Special Bond With Rescue Pup Owen

George Lopez met his 1-year-old Chihuahua Owen when he was hosting the World Dog Awards. 

“I was looking for a dog, but not really looking looking,” Lopez, 55, tells PEOPLE. “Then I held him, and I said, 'Hey, maybe this might be the dog for me.' “ 

Owen had been rescued by Wags and Walks, but no one had given him a permanent home. 

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Maria Menounos Throws Her Dog a Sweet 16 Because Why Not

Earning a woof of approval! Maria Menounos threw her dog Baby a Sweet 16 birthday party on Sunday, July 10, while wearing the most summery A-line skirt. The E! host, 38, modeled the hot-pink, floral-print Rose Crista Skirt from Kate Spade New York's Madison Ave. Collection ($548, katespade.com). (It also comes in a black-and-white rose print.) Menounos teamed the ultra-femme piece with a sleeveless white crop top, metallic sandals and a wide-brimmed black hat.

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Peter Facinelli at Wags and Walks Gala on People.com

Peter Facinelli poses with a pup Friday at the Wags And Walks Muttin' But Love gala in Beverly Hills, California.

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Megan & Jeff Carter "Wagatarian" Recipients Featured On ESPN


We're as Obsessed With Dane Cook's New Dog as Dane Cook Is

Do yourself a favor and find Dane Cook on Instagram. The funnyman adopted a puppy in February, and since then, Dane's Instagram account has been riddled with absolutely adorable pictures of the little guy, named Chopper. The German Shepherd and Poodle mix came from LA shelter Wags and Walks, and the pup has clearly already burrowed into Dane's heart. Dane shares photos of their life together on Instagram, including their hikes at Runyon Canyon and playtime at home. Scroll through to see arguably one of the cutest dog/owner pairs ever, and then check out Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's dog, Fluffy, also adopted from Wags and Walks.

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Oscars Puppy Predictions: Meet the 10 Adorable Dogs Who Will Pick the 2016 Best Picture Winner


It's time to let the puppies do the talking...well kind of!

This Sunday before the Oscars 2016, we're enlisting 10 puppies to help us predict the Best Picture winner.

During E!'s Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2016 Academy Awards starting at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT, we'll have a course set up with treats leading to each of the eight Best Picture nominees. After two minutes whichever film attracted the most puppies wins the puppy prediction!

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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady Have a New Family Member at Home (Hint: He's Adorable and Fluffy!)

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's family has just grown…with the addition of another fur baby!

The couple surprised their two children with Fluffy, a precious black-and-white pup that they adopted from Wags and Walks, a dog rescue in Los Angeles. The organization saves dogs from kill shelters and places them in "loving forever homes." So yes, Gisele and Tom are beautiful and goodhearted. 

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Tom Brady Welcomes New Puppy With Amazing 'Lion King' Video

The Brady family added an adorable rescue pup named Fluffy to their brood and the little guy got the royal treatment on Tom’s Facebook page.

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Adopt A 'Fluffy' Family Addition

Gisele Bundchen posted the photo of the adorable, black and white pup Fluffy to her Instagram on Wednesday.

"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!" she wrote in the caption.

And on Thursday, Brady uploaded a video reenacting the "Circle of Life" with the little dog.

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Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady Pick The Perfect Name For Their New Rescue Puppy

Leave it to a supermodel and a NFL heartthrob to find the cutest puppy ever!


Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady welcomed a rescue dog into their beautiful family, and it's clear that they're already experiencing some serious puppy love. "Thank you @wagsandwalks for all you do and for letting us rescue this little angel," Bundchen, 35, captioned a pic of the pup on Wednesday. "The kids are over the moon with our new family member. Fluffy is pure joy!"

Full Article Here.