March 23, 2009

Ben adopted!

Rita's Ben went home for good today with past adopters, the Gonzalez family. After all his travels, Ben has found a lovely home with his own boy, and a lovely golden girl to keep him company! Ben sends his love and thanks to Rita & MJ, who saved him and found him passage to the U.S. He is also grateful to the LA Welcome Waggin' who met him at LAX, Mr. Teng Wei Wei, who made it possible for him to come to the states, and foster mom Krista, who kept him safe and happy until he found the right home.

March 21, 2009

Lily: wandering sick and alone

This is Lily, a 2-year-old female found wandering the streets in Taiwan. Her vet exam found that she was suffering from erlichiosis, a tick-borne disease common in the US. she has been treated successfully, and is looking forward to making a new life in southern California. LIly will join Leo, Beauty and Hannah on the April flight. Read more about Lily, HERE.

March 20, 2009

Leo: hit by car, abandoned, heartworm positive

Leo was hit by a car and abandoned; he lost a front leg. He's healing from his amputation and has completed treatment for heartworm. Once recovered, he'll be looking for a permanent home in the U.S.

March 15, 2009

Beauty: botched de-barking victim

Beauty was found wandering the streets in February 2009. She was emaciated and is slowly regaining her weight. She is quite healthy, but is the unfortunate victim of a ‘de-barking’ procedure, which, while intended to reduce the volume of her barking, has made her breathing raspy-sounding. Beauty is expected to arrive in April.

March 7, 2009

Rose adopted!

Rita's Rose was adopted by former adopter, the Elliott Family. This is truly a special adoption. Li Elliott felt a connection to Rose having immigrated to America as a child from Taiwan and struggling to make a life in the U.S. with her family. Li felt this was truly meant to be. So did Rose.

March 1, 2009

Along comes Hannah...

A few months ago, one of Rita's rescue associates was standing on the side of the road, waiting for her ride to work. A person with two Golden Retrievers ran towards her and handed her the leashes, stating he'd be back for the dogs. But he never returned. The rescuer soon realized it was yet another case of abandonment. Hannah was one of the dogs. The vet has found Hannah to be in good health, and she’s thought to be about 4 years old and has a typical lovely golden personality. With our help, Hannah will find a great new home in California. She's scheduled to arrive in April. View Hannah's online album HERE. Video: CLICK HERE.