Beth came to us from Louisiana with some pups. She had to go through a few homes to find the right one, but is living happily now.
Kali was originally left in an apartment in Salem. She took 15 minutes to get a leash on her, and 45 minutes to get enough trust between us to load her in the car. With big trust issues, it took a while to get her in a home, but she loves her new family.
Karma was a long term residence. A smaller dog with a big attitude, she wasn't for everyone. A great couple opened their hearts, and their time, life, and home to a troubled girl in the start. Now she is living a good life and still expanding her horizons.
Leyla, one of Beth's pups, had a couple bumps along the way of happily ever after. She has some medical issues being addressed, but is doing well. Her foster family has been phenomenal, and has fell in love with her. They are now seeing to adopt her.
Luna is one of Beth's pups. She was adopted for a service dog for her owner and is doing well... She thrives in her new home.
Xena was a California dog. We drove 55 hours non-stop to go get her. She was used as a breeding machine. Her nipples were exploded with Cancer, she had to sway to walk to keep from stepping on them and she was whole.
Mercedes was a senior when she came to us, she was very skinny, and she needed some help. After putting some weight on her, she started eating grass like it was going out of style. Soon after she passed 3 baby bottle nipples. She was with us approximately a year and almost house broke when she started walking off and snapping at other dogs. When antibiotics failed and the swelling came back she was handed down the diagnosis of Lymphoma or Bone Cancer. (2017). She is very much missed by all our board members.
Roxy came to us by an acquaintance who didn't know how to handle her anxiety. Roxy would run to me anytime she anxietied out because she knew I knew how to calm her. After being signed over and her anxiety subsiding some, our rescue dog numbers started to climb and Roxy started to have anxiety again. Her high points manifested as attacks on other dogs. Roxy is service dog trained, but the rescue life was too stressful for her. She has been adopted by a nice lady and continues to do service work without the stress in her new life. She is thriving in her new home in AZ.
Willie Came in as a transport hold. He ended up getting along with our pack and there were dogs in more dire need of his spot, so we traded Willie into our rescue for transport of two other dogs. Willie's personality soon started to change and shortly after was diagnosed with Cancer at the young age of 2 1/2 yrs old. They was sure it was in the brain and that is reactions and outbursts would just get worse. He was humanely euthanized. He is greatly missed.
Cassie started out life wrong. In the hands of a breeder, bred to a dog too big for her, and not much boundries, we had our work cut out for us. Trust issues, insecurities, and yearning for attention the training began. Cassie has been doing well and became my wife's dog. She still growls or barks for attention sometime which people often take wrong, but she is improving.
Onyx adopted as a mobility dog with the hopes since he's a puller he would be like his old dog and pull him on a long board. Onyx has decided that a long board is not his style and he'd rather pick them up and chew on them then pull them.
Jasper came in with no boundries, no respect, and no training! We had to undo every bad habit he had, and it lasted months past his adoption as well. His owner has been an adopter, and put more then most would into him. He thrives and grows every day in the care he is in....
Anastasia came in beat down, compressed and not knowing how to be a dog. She walked around with her head and tail down all the time. She is now my service dog. She enjoys attention, swimming, hiking, and just being a dog.
Breezie was an LCAS dog, she spent the first 2 years of her life in a dog run in the back yard. In an accident of freedom she ran over a chicken and killed it. She got a label of aggressive dog, and was marked for being put to sleep. The Director of LCAS and us worked hand in hand to get her released from the courts to us. She experienced 2 yrs of love in a home before an unfortunate accident. She is dearly missed.
Hunter was an LCAS dog labeled as deaf and marked to be put to sleep. We stepped up for him and he ended up being tone deaf. He spent a good many years with us at the rescue, between his special needs, his prey drive, and later in years his neurological issues. Hunter ended up having to be humanely euthanized (2017) do to his neurological issues getting so severe, he was not able to exist comfortably anymore. He is greatly missed.
Sierra is one of our first rescues and is still in her furever home. She is coming up on 10 years old now. She was another dog that had to be taught how to trust again. Coming into our facility, she would sit next to us for attention. She wouldn't lay next to us, let alone take a nap (as back then the intro room had a full sized bed) That soon changed, and she started taking naps with us, learning how to play fetch, etc. Sierra is a LCAS dog and I was told not to expect a welcoming wagon from her. On entrance to the room, she ran to me, spun around, sat in front of me, and gave me kisses while getting her chest scratched. Staff was in shock.... She still lives comfortably in her adoption home.
Chico was from when we were just a placement program, catching pit bulls and power breeds before they went into the shelter systems and finding them new homes. Chico was 2 years old when he entered our placement program. He was harrassing other dogs in the home, and naturally they had to work to keep a roof over their heads. His first home failed and even as a placement program we accepted responsibility and went and picked Chico up to ensure that he had a chance at a better life. He went into another rescue where he was fostered. The fosters fell in love with him and quickly adopted him. We lost contact with the fosters 2 years after that. Last we heard he was doing well in the home.
If not for a chain of events leading to this dog, none of the dogs you see on this page would of more then likely been saved. It all started with a red nose pit bull named Tippur, which sparked my interest in the breed. As I had connected with Tippur I found I did with most pit bulls I ran into. When I was offered one for my birthday, I seeked out a shelter dog.... Being Dosha photo'ed. Her willingness to change, and her willingness to put herself out, and in some cases on the line to protect me made me fall in love with the breed. Detecting my med level naturally and service dog working at my side for 6 years. This one little dog's love has saved so many lives. I love most of the pit bulls that come through our rescue, but there will be no spot as pure in my heart as the spot this dog will always hold. 11 yrs old and we're still kicking it around the rescue world together.
Rocky came to us from another rescue in California, and stayed with us for almost 2 years. He is now in his new home, getting all the love and attention he deserves. He helps his new owner with the daily stresses and challenges of PTSD, and is very loved.
We were contacted about Mya through a supporter of ours, and we took her in for them. She was only with us for a short time, but went to a close friend of ours. She is enjoying her new life, with a new child to play with. Being with a family member with high energy, her energy has continued to be burnt off on a regular basis, and is calming down greatly!