Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mya Living the Life

As a pup this sweet girls time was up at the shelter. When one of the founders of Lost Angels saw her on the list she pulled her to safety. Once in a foster home it didn't take long for this beautiful special girl to find her forever home. Below is an update from her dad.

2 years ago on 4-13 we adopted Mya from your rescue. I wanted to send you some pictures showing her growth and the life she is living. Armando and I are so blessed with this little angel. She has changed our lives for the better and love her beyond words. She has grown up to be an extraordinary dog and member of our family. She has become our little protector and I have even caught her “patrolling” the house in the middle of night going to all the doors and the sliding glass door just looking into the yard. She has also become a big sister to our 2nd rescue, Max and the bond those two have developed is truly amazing. They do everything together and she mothers him to the fullest. Please enjoy these pictures as we have enjoyed making them. Hope all is well with you

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Boy and His Dog ~ Shyla

From running the streets to Saturday morning snuggles.

Chloe becomes Pepper

FB Post by Ann Beal:

UPDATE 2/2: Just wanted to share a picture of Chloe and her new mom, couldn't ask for a better home, and they love her!! Thanks Jacquelin Love Wester!!
UPDATE 1/20: Chloe got adopted!! She has SUCH a wonderful new home, and has turned out to be the sweetest, most gentle little girl!! THANK YOU GOD - AGAIN!!
UPDATE 12/10: WE HAVE A FOSTER HOME!! YAY!!! Thanks to EVERYONE that has helped and shared and prayed for our little girl! If this foster home doesn't work out, we even have a back-up in place. THANK YOU GOD!
New pix of Chloe attached. Please continue to share, I'd love to find a foster home or permanent home before this Saturday, 12/12 - she's scheduled to go to a no-kill shelter then, and I really don't want to do that unless I have to!
UPDATE MONDAY 12/7: Up until today the girls at the clinic have been afraid to let Chloe run in the fenced-in play yard, because they were afraid she would get scared, and would be hard to catch. But since she doesn't leash-walk, they let her run a bit today. She had a ball, and ever since has just been a lap dog! Wants to be picked up all the time. So cute!
UPDATE: She is H/W negative, and weighs on 15 lbs. Just heard from the vet - he thinks she is just over a year old, exam was fine, she's healthy. Was very sweet during exam. Said she was a little nervous, but when she's scared she just shows fear and not aggression. Please share, she's still sitting at my vet's office in a cage....
FOSTER HOME DESPERATELY NEEDED - TAMPA AREA! I found this little girl (I named her Chloe) running down a really busy road yesterday. Took two hours, a McDonald's hamburger and a whole can of dog food to catch her! She's very street-wise, and with the help of a lovely older couple, we were finally able to catch her in their pool enclosure. She's about 17-18 lbs, and young. Lost Angels is overflowing, and I had another group that was going to take her, but now they are full and may not be able to. Right now she's boarding at my vet (read that $$$), and I sure can't take her here, with all my sick little old ones. She is not chipped, and my attempts at finding her owner have come up with nothing. I swear she's the same dog I saw two months ago in a field about 5 miles from where she was caught! She's VERY sweet, just very scared!! Once I finally got her in the car, she went sound asleep. She DEFINITELY needs a home with a securely fenced area. If anyone can help, PLEASE message me ASAP. Thanks!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bears 5 Year Adoption Anniversary!

Bear Boy relaxing on the 5th Anniversary of his adoption!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Because I'm Batman - RIP Sweet Boy

Oh how this sweet boy will be missed.  Batman came to Lost Angels about 8 years ago.  Desiree got a call about a dog who had been run over.  Come to find out, he had been run over by his own "family" and left in pain and agony for two weeks.  We took him in immediately and got him the help he needed.  Batman had to have a metal plate and 7 pins put in his leg, it never slowed him down for a minute.  He recovered wonderfully and became my foster.  Around this time my parents were looking for a dog for themselves and my little brothers.  I just knew Batman was perfect for them.  Boy was I right!  He stole all of our hearts.  Batman was an affectionate boy with soulful eyes who loves to snuggle.  He was so funny when someone he loved came over that he hadn't seen in a while and would run around with excitement and whine a little bit until you showed him the attention he deserved.  He became a best friend to my brothers, and a fourth child to my parents.  He loved to sneak food off the kitchen counters when no one was looking (we are still not sure how he always managed to get up there)!  He had a special hiding place for his stash underneath my parents bed.  He had a wonderful life with my family and went to dog parks, camping, kayaking, and on trips to NC and the beach.

Batman was diagnosed with cancer.  It started on his foot and my parents had it removed several times.  Unfortunately, it was a very aggressive form of cancer, and a few months ago the decision was made to stop putting him through surgeries and allow him to live the rest of his life as comfortably as possible.  The vet actually can't believe he made it as long as he did.  As my brother Jake said, he kicked cancers butt for as long as he could to stay with us.

This past week, he had a very bad night, and his mommy knew it was time.  She held him in her arms while we let him go to rainbow bridge.

Letting go is never easy, but I find so much comfort knowing he was given the very best of everything while he was here.  Knowing that he received so much love that so many dogs never get to experience.

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

~~Korra Turns 3~~

The second picture is the first time we saw Korra.  The first is Korra celebrating her 3rd birthday with her family!!  Isn't she pretty!  What a change a home can make.  There is no better feeling.

A dog who barks? - Abigail aka Miku

We just love updates - and it is WONDERFUL to hear from Abigail our perfect little pocket lab!!  She was Miku when she came to LAAR in need of rescue from the shelter and surgery for her injuries after being hit by a car.  She was so scared and shy, you couldn't imagine hearing her bark, but a family who loves and protects you has a way of changing a dog :) 

From Abigail's family:
Wanted you to see updated photos of  Abigail ! She's doing great and has actually developed a barking habit ! :)