Since its inception, Wags & Walks has relied and benefited from the amazing community of volunteers and partners that have helped us place dogs in their furever homes! With your helped, we have saved over 4,300 (and counting!) and plan on continuing to do so. We understand that not everyone is able to volunteer or adopt, so we thought we would provide some ways that you can still be involved and make a difference with Wags & Walks!
It’s our favorite time of the week when we get to check in and see how one of our alumni are doing in their furever home! This week we would like to introduce you to Brooklyn, who was adopted by a wonderful human named Jason.
Jason was looking for the perfect addition to his family when he found Brooklyn. He fell in love with her temperament and she got along perfectly with his other dog… you could saw it was the pawfect match! The rest is history…
We are excited to start a monthly zodiac series, which will focus on doggy personality traits and spotlight some of our available pups. Although we don’t always know our rescued dogs’ real birthdays, there’s no denying that our pups have strong personalities, and some could easily be considered a Libra or a Leo...regardless of the day they were born on!
Today is the first day of Aries season, which will run until April 20. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac calendar, so adopting an Aries dog will mark the beginning of a new chapter in more ways than one! Aries are known to be determined, confident, enthusiastic and passionate. An Aries dog may not always come when they are called and their impatient side can show during dinner time, but they want to be the center of your world. They are most compatible with Libras and Leos, who balance out their strong personality.
Did you know that there is a holiday to celebrate puppies? On March 23rd, it is National Puppy Day, and we are inviting you to show off your love of dogs and puppies alike with these pawsome gifts! From little ones to your active kiddos, here are some great dog-themed gifts to give your kids!
Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s our favorite time of the week again, and we can’t wait to introduce you to Bailey, who was adopted by Chris. It was love at first sight for this dynamic pair! Read on to learn more about Bailey’s story:
Today is International Women’s Day - a day to celebrate the achievements of women all of the world. As many of you know, our incredible founder and leader, Lesley Zipkin Brog, is a woman..and a badass one at that
Lesley founded Wags & Walks in 2011 after seeing how many healthy, family-friendly dogs were being euthanized due to overcrowding in LA shelters. She mustered up the courage to leave her comfortable job and start an organization dedicated to making a difference. Today, Wags & Walks operates a full-service Adoption Center in LA and has saved over 4,400 dogs...and counting!
This dog-loving, animal-rescuing, hardworking woman should be celebrated every day, but especially today. On International Women’s Day, we are excited to introduce Lesley and share some of her words of wisdom with the world.
Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means...it’s time to make some tails wag with our Wagging Tail Wednesday!
Today, we would love to introduce you to Boots, who was adopted by the Lila and her family. It was love at first sight for this family, and Boots has even made a name for herself around the neighborhood with her sweet demeanor and tricks (like a high five)! To hear about Boots and her furever family’s story keep reading.
Today, we are excited to have a guest writer on our blog. Mikayla, who works on Wags & Walks’ adoption team, is sharing her experience having large dogs in a small apartment - how it’s possible, why it works, and why you don’t necessarily need a yard to be a good dog parent.
If you’re anything like us, you want to take your dog literally everywhere. To the park, to brunch, to the bar, to the dentist’s office… (jk but not really because we would if we could!) Luckily, though, LA is an extremely dog friendly town with a plethora of dog friendly destinations, and not just restaurants! Today, we’re taking you on a trip to Downtown LA and touring some of the amazing (and some not so obvious) furriendly spots.
Today is the easiest holiday to celebrate - it’s Love Your Pet Day! Now let’s be real, we celebrate this holiday 365 days of the year because there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t love our furry family members. Even when our canine counterparts chew up our favorite shoes or dig up our garden, we can’t deny that underneath our anger is a whole lot of love.
To share the love on this special day, we asked our Wags & Walks adopters to share what they love about their dogs. Read on for the heartwarming responses we received.
Valentine’s Day can be one of those holidays that is so hyped up that it ultimately becomes a disappointment. Between trying to find a date, getting a dinner reservation at that coveted restaurant, and dressing up, it can be exhausting - and far from the celebration of love that it’s meant to represent.
But do you know how to guarantee the most special, loving Valentine’s Day yet? Spend it with your pup! Read on for five of our favorite date ideas for you and your dog.
It’s our favorite day of the week - Wagging Tail Wednesday! Today, we are excited to share the success story of Tiny.
What started out as her foster home turned into her furever home when Kelly, her foster mom, fell in love and knew in her heart that Tiny was meant to be part of the family for life. We love a happy ending!
TGIF...and TG for fosters! Our fosters are so important to us that we wish we could celebrate them on a daily basis. From opening up their homes to training newborn puppies to teaching our dogs love and affection, they go above and beyond to help our mission.
Today, we are happy to introduce you to Marci and Ted, a power couple who uses their free time to foster dogs (14 and counting!) for Wags & Walks. We are so lucky to have them as part of our team and are eternally grateful for everything they have done for us.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! With the start of a new year, we are excited to keep working toward our goal of finding forever homes for even more innocent, loving dogs in Los Angeles.
One of our favorite things is seeing our alumni thrive in their new homes. On today’s Wagging Tail Wednesday, we would like to introduce you to Murray, who was adopted by two wonderful humans, Jacob and Devin. Read on to learn more about how Murray wormed his way into his family’s hearts - and is there to stay!
We realize that we are almost a month into the new year, but now that things have settled, it’s time to get serious about your resolutions. As you prepare to embark on #NewYearNewYou in 2019, don’t leave your four-legged best friend behind! Studies show that having a resolution buddy helps you stay accountable to your plans for self-improvement — and who says your that resolution buddy can’t be your pup? Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate your dog into your New Year’s Resolutions:
Moving across the country and starting a life in a new city all by yourself can be very difficult. This was the experience of our latest Foster Friday feature, MJ Lewander. She came to Wags not only as a way to find something to keep her company, but in order to foster dogs and prepare them for adoption! Her selflessness is why we do what we do! So let’s meet MJ!
Alexandra, a hard working professional who often traveled for work, needed a break from her busy lifestyle. Little did she know the love would find in her foster (failure) Brecken! Alexandra took on the role as a first time dog mom like a champ and never gave up on Brecken who came with some behavioral challenges. She did not give up on this adorable pup and both their hard work and trust in each other has paid off. Read on to learn all about their success story.
It’s January, which means that a lot of us are trying to start the year on the right foot. Is one of your New Year's resolutions to get exercise more? What about spending more time outside?
If you didn’t know, January also marks “Walk Your Pet Month”, which is perfect to coincide with your goals to ensure you start the year out right - for you, and for your pet!
Below are five good reasons you should walk your pup, which may also help with some of those New Year's resolutions you’ve been trying to keep. It’s a win-win!
What a year it’s been! As we look back on 2018, we are beyond grateful for the staff, volunteers, fosters, adopters and supporters who have helped our mission in every way. Since the inception of Wags and Walks eight years ago, we have grown in ways that we didn’t think imaginable, and we are looking forward to what 2019 will bring us.
Did you know that December is Safe Toys and Gift Month? As the holiday season draws close, it’s important to make sure that the gifts you’re giving will not only be liked, but be enjoyed safely. If you’re purchasing something for your furry little loved one, here are a few tips and recommendations to make finding the perfect gift even easier!