July 29, 2009

Update on David

David is getting better day by day. Here's a photo from the vet's office...

July 26, 2009

David's unfortunate meeting with a motorcycle

From Maggie at ARTT...

ART rescued another retriver last week on 7/17. He was found lying in front of a convenience store. According to the clerk at the counter, the dog came to the store at midnight. He seemed very tired and couldn't walk very well. There was a mark of a motorcycle wheel on his body. It seemed that the dog had a traffic accident. The boss of the store planned to report the dog to the city pound but a customer suggested calling ART for help.

We sent David to the vet for a check-up. The vet found that David had a broken rib. There is no need to have a surgery but it will take about a month for David to get healed. David also had Ehrlichia and is currently under treatment. He is estimated to complete all the treatment in mid-August.

David has very sweet personalities, superly friendly, around 2 or 3 years old, neutered, 62 lbs, and all the other tests are negative. He is a handsome boy and I will take more of his photos. Attached are the photos taken on the day of his rescue.

Additional photos of David's rescue, HERE.

Molly cooling off

Molly's foster family got her a pool...she jumped right in!

Tony rescued by ARTT

Found abandoned in a dam, Tony was emaciated and infected with heartworm. Healed and healthy, he'll be headed for the states late in August!

Willie's 'before' photos

Meet Willie

July 25, 2009


This was Kai's (Maggie's Champion) 1st day at the Total Dog Gym and Spa with his physical therapist, Natalie.

July 20, 2009

Meet Rita's Willie

He was rescued from a Taiwanese shelter by Rita and MJ. On intake, he weighed only 14kg (that's about 31 pounds). His bladder was loaded with stones, which have been removed, and he's recovering well and gaining weight. Here are some videos of Willie; the third one is quite graphic and was done after the ruined parts of Willie's coat were shaved.

Hope: photo and video update

Hope is doing well! Follow the link below to view current photos and video of Hope: http://www.wretch.cc/album/album.php?id=hmla0220&book=60

New video of Oscar

From Rita: Oscar is doing great and we will try to send him to LAX on early August.

July 19, 2009

Gina is adopted!

Rita's Gina was adopted on Saturday afternoon by Betse and Bob and their Golden boy, Joel, another GRCGLAR alumnus from 2006. After many hardships and a very long journey, Gina's found a fine family and took off to start her new life in the South Bay. Gina sends thanks to Rita and MJ who made her safe and healthy and found her passage to the states, the GRCGLAR Welcome Waggin', who welcomed her to LA, Cheryl C. and family, who brought her home, the west side crew who took care of her this week, and to Kriss H. who facilitated her adoption meeting. She also sends special gratitude to Denise P., who scouted out this great home for her!

Photos from Rose

July 13, 2009

Mickle having fun at doggy camp!

Mickle got to ride to San Clemente with David and Sonsee. David says that Mickle set his head on his shoulder so the air conditioning vent blew on him. He gave both of them kisses too. It's amazing how they know they are in good hands and how thankful they are. Within 10 minutes of arriving at the pet hotel, Mickle was in the pool having a nice swim.

July 12, 2009

Gina loves water and tennis balls!

Gina is doing great. She is young and a handful. She will make someone who is committed to her training and exercise needs very happy. She is resting quietly now after a nice walk, having fun with water and tennis balls. Enjoy her pictures, HERE!

Molly makes some new friends

After arriving in the U.S., the first thing Molly did was to retrieve a rope toy! The boys seem to like their new friend. So far, she's fine with other dogs AND cats.

Welcome Gina, Molly & Mickle!

Our latest gang of three from Taiwan arrived this afternoon, all safe and sound. Gina, Molly and Mickle made their trip without a hitch. Even though the plane landed early, we still waited until around 2:30PM before they let the dogs out. From there it went very smoothly, the dogs got a little exercise, did some business and got a little something to drink before they were whisked away to their temporary lodgings.

Mickle, Gina, Molly & friends on their way!

July 8, 2009

Life is good!

July 7, 2009

Hi everyone:

It’s Kai, formerly known as Maggie’s Champion in my old life. I just wanted to give a shout out to my friends all over the world to let you know what I’m doing these days. As you may know, some wonderful people in Taiwan saved my life when I really needed help and took me to the doctor to fix my broken leg and pelvis.

When I was all better, they put me on an airplane and flew me to Los Angeles where I was met by a really nice lady named Cheryl, her husband and 14-year old son. She said they were going to take me to their house. When we got there, I thought man this is the coolest house I have ever seen. You know, I could live here… Cheryl had lots of friends for me to meet: Jackson, Moses, and China to name a few.

After three weeks of hanging with the Cook family, I got to meet my new forever family… Sonsee, David and their 7-year old golden girl, Lani. We all had a nice time talking and cookies were had by everyone. I liked them and I know they liked me because they kept petting me and then I went home with them.

These days I’ve gained a few pounds; spend time practicing my English; walking the neighborhood saying hi to Justa, Chip and Roxy, and taking nice walks at the beach with another friend, Denise, and her 3 golden boys, Moseby, Fletcher and Cooper. All of the sights and smells are just amazing especially since I had never seen a beach before.

Here at my house I have 3 different beds to sleep on and so many toys to play with. Sometimes, I just have to play with them all! My favorite activities are riding in the car, going for walks, and did I mention cookies? I love to eat but even though I have a ways to go I have to be careful to keep my waistline looking good. My Mom says I have this annoying habit of trying to steal food. It’s hard for me to understand that I don’t have to do that anymore but I will eventually learn that there will always be food here.

In two days, I will start my physical therapy and walk on an underwater treadmill, whatever that is…I hope they have cookies!

My Mom and Dad are so grateful for the people at ARTT and the wonderful Barbara, Denise, and Cheryl of GRCGLA Rescue for giving me this awesome new life in San Clemente. Thanks for all that you do. Oh, and to my old friends in Taiwan, I miss hearing your voices and I hope to see some of you again. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine now. LIFE IS GOOD!


Kai, formerly Champion