At Home Dog LA, we believe that pets are an integral part of the family. Unfortunately, sometimes financial difficulties happen and our ability to take care of our pets is not possible. Home Dog LA is here to help our community through those difficult time.
We keep pets out of the animal shelter by connecting low income owners to the resources they need! The primary reason people surrender pets to a city shelter is due to financial constraints. Home Dog LA is the intervention program at North Central Shelter in Los Angeles, and we offer community based solutions to local residents to help them and their pets. We assist with vet visits, spay/neuter, dog training, pet food, return to owner fees, fence repair, collars and leashes and tenant rights legal help. We believe that people truly love their pets and want to do the best for them. Our mission is to keep pets out of the animal shelter and in their loving home.
In 2017 we helped keep 965 animals out of the shelter. We also helped spay and neuter 250 pets in our community.
All money raised during this challenge will be used to cover the cost of vet visits for pets in need! Medical care takes up 40% of our budget and we never want to turn a suffering animal and their owner away.
One story of how we help. Earlier this spring, Home Dog LA's counselor received a call from an elderly and disabled pet owner. Her faithful dog, Cheyenne, was at the end of life and no longer able to walk or willing to eat. Her owner did not want Cheyenne to suffer another day. But she was living on a small fixed income, had no car and could not carry her 70 pound dog down two flights of stairs even if she did have a car. She called our program looking for some kind of assistance. Two of our counselors met her at her home to help give a beautiful old dog dignity at the end of her life. She was gently carried down the stairs and driven to our vet where we covered the cost of euthanasia. Her owner got to kiss her goodbye and let her know how she was loved and what a good dog she was. We were honored we got to be a part of the end of Cherokees life and that we were able to be there when she needed it the most.
To learn more about what we do please visit us at www.homedogla.org