Adoption

There are numerous benefits with providing a good home to a pet who needs it. An obvious benefit is the rewarding experience associated with saving an animal’s life. Why is pet adoption important and what are the benefits of adopting a dog or cat in need from a rescue, animal welfare organization or shelter? Adoption is the only way to save innocent life’s, learn why and how to adopt and get informed before you bring your new companion home.

Adoption
Toni Eakes and the truth about A wish for Animals rescue

Hello dear animal lovers and friends, In  2012 I wrote an article about Toni Eakes and her rescue and she threatened to sue me and I had to take it down. I left this short post up to let people know why I took the previous post down. For whatever reason, maybe because the universe wants […]

De La Doggies – Dog walking and photography in Downtown Los Angeles

I met Marissa at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter on a Sunday morning, while she was holding a big heavy camera and waiting for the shelter staff and volunteers to guide her. At the time, I was volunteering at another animal shelter and had come with a dog trainer to show new adopters basic […]

When Animal Lovers become Animal Hoarders

Where is the fine line between the act of ‘loving animals and  ‘hoarding animals? When does a case become extreme? The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium (HARC), defines an animal hoarder as someone who: accumulates a large number of animals; fails to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation and veterinary care; fails to act on the deteriorating condition […]

AYLA – PackPeople’s new foster dog is waiting for the perfect home

Update: AYLA got adopted 08/12/12, YAY!  This is AYLA, a Corgi/Shar-Pei Mix rescued from the North Central Animal shelter on Sunday 07/29/12. I went to the shelter on Friday to take pictures of adoptable dogs — I know that the North Central Shelter doesn’t get a lot of public attention when it comes to pictures […]

L.A. Love & Leashes Benefit Event – The first non-profit pet store

Hey PackPeople, We need your support: my friend Marissa is volunteering for a great organization in Los Angeles called L.A. Love & Leashes and she has asked me to help get them some exposure. Please read what they do and how you can help support their awesome work. This Thursday night, June 28th, there is […]

Dear Charlie Bear, we are looking for a home for you ~ Please, don’t give up!

Charlie Bear is a special dog to me: Because of him, I was introduced to dog rescue and animal welfare in the U.S. Meeting Charlie Bear and taking care of my (now deceased) dog Samson, who suffered from a similar condition as Charlie Bear, inspired me to start our website PackPeople. I met Charlie Bear […]

Willow – After many years, a three legged dog found her forever home

For so many Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, it takes a long time, to find the right home. Many never do. Some rescuers feel, that it is “warehousing” to keep the dogs in a boarding facility for a long period of time. I guess, depending on the facility and the care they get, that […]

Raise Funds with Pure Gold – Celebrate Pets and Books

PackPeople is so grateful to have featured Holli Pfau and her wonderful book, Pure Gold – Adventures with Six Rescued Golden Retrievers (hear the interview here) last month, and we’re delighted to share with you a note from Holli about a great way for your shelter, humane society or rescue to raise funds: “For every […]

Found Kitten – We need a home for "Thursday"

It’s late at night and very windy…I can hear the sound of a whining cat, it sounds like a little kitten and not an adult cat. I get up and check the yard, it’s dark and I can’t see and can’t hear the meow anymore. This was last Wednesday, the last day of November 2011. […]

Shelter Pets need your help – Support and Share "The Shelter Pet Project"

Hey, PackPeople – HAPPY THANKSGIVING Today is a special day to give, consider to give a dog or a cat a loving forever home. Many, many dogs and cats are waiting for you in shelters and animal rescues. They will give unconditional Love, Companionship and Trust for sure if you reach out to them. Here is a […]