I wanted to share with you some joyous news for Thanksgiving—CLOVE IS SAFE!!! I picked her up from the shelter yesterday on Thanksgiving Eve, and brought her to a vet hospital where she is receiving tons of love, good food, peace and quiet. I just checked on her, and the whole vet staff has been spoiling her all evening, because she has already won everyone over with her sweetness!!! For the first time in a long time, Clove ate really well, and they’re going to give her extra meals to help her gain weight. She is resting very happily and peacefully on a super cushy comforter, and is getting so much attention! Clove has medical appointments with two specialists the first of next week, so that we can schedule her surgery and medical care going forward. We are still working on finding the right foster home for her. Initially, Clove needs a quiet home with no other animals, or where she can at least be separated, so she can decompress.Special thanks to trainer Gai...
AFLAR is happy to tell you that we got sweet DONKEY into a wonderful foster home!!! This precious 10-year-old senior Pit Bull got the perfect family, and he even has a gentle foster sister named Sydney!
All For Love Animal Rescue (AFLAR) pulled SALTY from VCAS three weeks ago, and I am thrilled to pieces to be able to tell you that this sweet girl has just been ADOPTED by Lisa and her amazing parents! When SALTY was in danger at the shelter, AFLAR came to her rescue and pulled her! It takes a village, and once more I want to give special thanks to trainer Gail Major, behaviorist Diana Eva Edwards, VCAS volunteers Marilyn and Joanna, all those who networked and raised their voices to save SALTY, and to Lisa and her parents for taking a leap of faith and opening their home and hearts to SALTY, to give her the family she so deserves.
To me, this story is a little miracle!!! I was at the Camarillo shelter recently, meeting dogs who needed rescue, and I went into the lobby for a minute. I saw a little dog, named Bill, who was about to be turned into the shelter. I went up to the couple and asked them not to turn him in. I asked them if they could keep him a little longer. I promised them if they could give me a little time, I would find him a forever home. They said yes. This dog had been abandoned and they had come to his rescue. They really loved him. But the problem was that the woman is a caregiver and is gone 6 out of 7 days a week, and her husband works very long hours. They wanted Bill to be in a home where he got more attention, and wouldn’t be left alone most of the time. They said he deserved better than what they were able to give him. They thought he would get a good home and be adopted from the shelter. I told them that not only was the shelter overflowing with dogs who needed homes, but that it might be...
RAVEN is an adorable senior female chihuahua mix, who had been living out in a yard for several years, and was rescued from an abusive home. Dr. Kathy Jonokuchi and her daughter Jenna brought her to my attention They were her angels, and Dr. Kathy even took care of some of Raven’s medical needs! Kathy asked me if AFLAR would take Raven on and find her a loving home. Of course I said, YES!!! Well, at the very first AFLAR adoption event we had Raven at, she struck gold! Raven has been adopted into the most wonderful forever home, with parents Lynda and Stanley, who adore her! Plus she also has a grandpa (Lynda’s Dad), and a kitty to play with. Lynda told me, “We fell in love at first sight! We love her so much, and she’s already very, very spoiled!” We wish Raven a very happy, long, and spoiled life with her new family!!!
Please share the good news! BRUNO was out of time at the shelter. There were urgent pleas for him, and then a last call went out and no one was coming for this boy. Bruno has serious resource guarding problems with food, and needs rehabilitation to work on these issues. AFLAR is committed to getting him the help he needs. We got him out of the shelter yesterday, and he was so happy! Special thanks to trainer GAIL MAJOR, for always being there when I ask, to VCAS for reaching out for help with Bruno, and to the VCAS VOLUNTEERS for their tireless devotion to the dogs!
We're so very happy to announce that our RIDLEY IS ADOPTED!!! We pulled this sweet girl from the Ventura County Animal Shelter in June, where she was loved by many volunteers. Ridley now lives with her new Mom and Dad, Jessica and Gabe, and her 4-legged brother, whom she loves to play and cuddle with. Ridley also has decided she enjoys wearing PAJAMAS (see above photo). We are so thrilled that another of our pit bull angels, has found her forever home!
Do you remember Callie and Scrappy, the bonded, sweet senior pit bull couple that AFLAR pulled from the Ventura County Animal Shelter in January, 2016? They were adopted together, and are very loved and spoiled in their forever home. These photos were taken after they had just enjoyed a “Spa Day." Notice how beautiful and pampered they look! Their skin and their whole beings look so healthy, and they are so happy, living together with their Mom and Dad. Just wanted to share!!!
All For Love Animal Rescue (AFLAR) pulled SALTY from VCAS, and has her settled in a safe environment where she is decompressing and getting lots of love and attention, along with some training and exercise. I would like to give heartfelt thanks to Behaviorist Diana Eva Edwards and Trainer Gail Major, for their invaluable help in assessing Salty, and for helping me to rescue this sweet girl! Thank you to all the staff at VCAS for the hard work that they do, every day. Special thanks to the wonderful volunteers at VCAS, who dedicate their time to loving the dogs and keeping them happy and healthy, while they wait for their forever homes. And hugs to Marilyn for contacting me about SALTY!!!
With gratitude, Maripat Davis—AFLAR President/Founder