Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This is Scooter with his new sister Missy!  Scooter was left to die at a kill shelter and thanks to Lost Angels now has a wonderful furever home!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Why to Adopt a Rescue Pet

Some time ago, you posted a sign that said "sometimes the best way to honor the life of the pet you lost is to save another". We adopted a golden retriever from an older couple who couldn"t care for her anymore. She was the sweetest friend anyone could have. The day we lost her to cancer was one of the worst days of my life. We could not imagine ever having a dog that we would bond to like her, but we were wrong. We went to a shelter close to home and adopted a boxer-lab mix. He is so affectionate and fun-loving. He sleeps with our kids, goes on the trampoline with them, and sleeps in my lap. I"m positive our angel in heaven sent us this dog. He has helped me accept my golden"s passing and taught us to love another pet as family. I just had to share our story. I would never get another pet from anywhere other than a shelter and I wish everyone would adopt from a shelter. Thank you to all of you for what you do. you have made such a difference in the lives of countless pets and people.

Kelly Angles

RIP Fran


Fran came to us a year ago from Alabama shelter.. She was left in an overnight drop box. She was in pretty bad shape but as you can see, she died
being very loved and will be dearly missed.. :(( 
-Lost Angels

Hello Kelly, I guess I am now ready to share the news (if you didn't already hear from Tampa Vet). We lost Fran to the Rainbow on June 30th, 2012. It has been some tough times! Never thought that a little girl could take our entire family in such way on just a year, but she did. We shared everything with her, from the bed to the hugs and kisses. She went with us everywhere and loved the family trips to the beach. She learned to swim, to give kisses, to jump on a bed, to do so many of the things she probably never dis. Tears still fall as I write this, but.. now all that is left is the feeling of satisfaction that we gave her everything that we possibly could. Thank you for trusting us and allowing us to give her the very best, even if it was for only a year.
-The Ketterl Family: Marianne, Thomas & Calvin.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chubbs was saved by a Lost Angels volunteers.  He showed up on a doorstep one day beat up and hungry.  Now he lives with his sister Princess!

Hi! From Basil!!

Dear Lost Angels and Foster Mom Wendy,

I'm really enjoying my new home! Just a few pics for now. Will send more when I get the humans to download them ;) i have a billion new toys already and love to eat. miss u. Xoxo  Basil

Sunday, July 15, 2012

RIP Mishi-Me the Smiling Dog

From LAAR Director Kelly Wilson:
Mishi came to me as my foster dog in July of 2008.  I got a call from someone who had found her and she had a horrible tumor on her backside, side and also internally. As soon as I got the call I knew that this was a dog I had to save.  When I called them back they had already took her to Animal Service.  I thought that they would put her down immediately due to her condition.  It was her lucky day and she was still there.  She had multiple surgeries and it took over 3 hours to remove the growth off of her back leg.  She was a wonderful happy dog and she never ever complained about anything while she was with me.  I did not expect to adopt her out.  I never thought I would find anyone good enough.  Then I met Dennis and Jennie and there sweet dog Munchie.  We will always remember the Friday before Thanksgiving also known as Black Friday....it was also the day she found her new home and her new family.  Munchie was very sick and Mishi gave Munchie a reason to live.  Mishi was like a ray of sunshine.  I always called her Mishi-Me and when she would come to visit it me she would light up when I called out her name, and walked with a bounce that was truly her signature walk. She would shift her weight from side to side and bounce when she walked. She never forgot me and always thanked me for saving her. 
She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.....she was truly a gift to all. 
From Mishi's parents:
I can say for a fact Mishi was a HAPPY HAPPY Girl and she knew she was loved.
When she would walk Mishi had this big smile on her face and people would stop us all the time and say they have never seen such a happy dog and seeing that smile made their day.
Mishi loved to go to work!!! and ride in the shopping cart at Lowes.
Her song was Hooked on a Feeling.
We told Mishi, Munchkin will be waiting for you and she will show you the ropes in heaven.  
Munchkin is doing that right now....Boy do we miss our Mishi-me....Was and will always be the best. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

RIP Mork

Six and a half years ago we adopted our two wonderful Min Pins, Mork and Mindy. They've been a beloved part of our family and our only regret was that we couldn't have gotten them when they were younger.  They've had their share of challenges, Mindy had heartworms when we adopted her and for the past years she takes medicine daily to control her Cushing's disease. 

Mork has had problems with his spine a hips since we adopted him and they got worse about 6 months ago. He's been prodded, probed, x-rayed and medicated. He even made about 6 visits to a chiropractor. About a week ago, the pain started to get the better of him. We would be laying down and just scream out in pain. We hhad him examined and tried stronger medication with limited success. Finally on Thursday we made the hard decision and had him put down to end his suffering. We loved him and miss him terribly. Mindy seems OK most of the time but there are times she appears to be looking for him.

Nick & I just wanted to let you know about Mork and thank you once again for convincing us to take him too when we adopted Mindy.

Thanks and Regards,

Gloria Caputo