Downtown Dog Rescue Dogs up for Adoption!

Sup my mammals?!?!?

It's been another hot summer in la la land. I have been busy figuring out next chapters in me life...

Scaled back on dog walking full time, only doing it part time now which has been good for my health in downtown la. 

I'm now focusing more on photography, which is one of the reasons why I decided to move to LA from Oakland eight years ago to begin with. As an addition to photographing doggies, I now capture humans, products, events and weird life things that happen:) It's been fun. 

I also have more time to volunteer, which for me, is one of my purposes on earth and especially in LA, where we have a HUGE dog population issue. Especially with pitbull types. 

SO, if you or somebody you know may be interested in adopting one of these magical creatures I highly suggest checking out Downtown Dog Rescue. 

DDR is a rescue/kennel that pulls mostly larger dogs from local LA shelters (a lot of them come from South LA Animal Shelter) and gets to know them and helps out with any issues they may be having; physically or emotionally. Once DDR sees they are ready to be adopted, they are set to go home to a fitting family or living situation that best suits the dogs. 

 

Here are some pics of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes I photographed last week. If you feel like you are experiencing love at first sight- then please click the link above to learn more about the dawgie of your dreams! 

Stay cool yall! 

xo 

Mostly Medical Dawgs at South La Animal Shelter

Hawt Hawt Hawt! 

We creatures here are in the middle of a heat wave here in la la land. It's ruf! 

Me and some amazing volunteers got to hang at at South La Animal Shelter and take some pics of some babies who need rescuing, adopting and most of all so much lovin! 

Please share this post in hopes to get some eyes and hearts on these dawgies to get them out of the shelter and into a AC home where they belong. 

The summer time is the worst time for the shelters; high intake, not enough kennel room, blazing hot and mucho fleas. 

 

 

 

 A1783887 Meet Batz! Batz is a ten-pound, ten-year-old Min Pin with a heck of a personality and a lot of love to give. He is in medical so he is away from the public’s eye, but he is chipper and spritely as can be! Batz loves to lay in your arms like a baby, give kisses, eat treats, and receive butt scratches. He is super smiley and very friendly, and he can’t wait to see you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1783887 Meet Batz! Batz is a ten-pound, ten-year-old Min Pin with a heck of a personality and a lot of love to give. He is in medical so he is away from the public’s eye, but he is chipper and spritely as can be! Batz loves to lay in your arms like a baby, give kisses, eat treats, and receive butt scratches. He is super smiley and very friendly, and he can’t wait to see you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A0911437 Meet Jamie! This hairy Pit is as sweet as they come. She has a great low energy and is as sweet as can be. Jamie has some dated scarring on her face and feet—what a life she must have lived before coming to the shelter. Despite it all, she is kind and gentle, and she gets along with other dogs when introduced properly. Jamie has a LOT of love to give despite her age (around 11 years), and she can’t wait to meet you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A0911437 Meet Jamie! This hairy Pit is as sweet as they come. She has a great low energy and is as sweet as can be. Jamie has some dated scarring on her face and feet—what a life she must have lived before coming to the shelter. Despite it all, she is kind and gentle, and she gets along with other dogs when introduced properly. Jamie has a LOT of love to give despite her age (around 11 years), and she can’t wait to meet you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1786050 Meet Angel! Angel is a four-year-old Pit who just can’t wait to go home with you! She doesn’t show well because the kennel makes her nervous and a tad aggressive, but as soon as she is out of that slammer and into the yard she is a different dog—an angel, even. Angel is super spunky, loves toys, and super sweet. Although she is back in medical, she has a great vibe and would make a great companion. Angel would do best in a medium-to-active home. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1786050 Meet Angel! Angel is a four-year-old Pit who just can’t wait to go home with you! She doesn’t show well because the kennel makes her nervous and a tad aggressive, but as soon as she is out of that slammer and into the yard she is a different dog—an angel, even. Angel is super spunky, loves toys, and super sweet. Although she is back in medical, she has a great vibe and would make a great companion. Angel would do best in a medium-to-active home. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1791383 Meet Bonnie! Bonnie is a three-year-old, 86-pound German Shepherd. She is back in medical dealing with a foot wound, but her spirits are high and her energy is great! Bonnie is a gentle giant and as sweet as can be. She is already spayed. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1791383 Meet Bonnie! Bonnie is a three-year-old, 86-pound German Shepherd. She is back in
medical dealing with a foot wound, but her spirits are high and her energy is great! Bonnie is a gentle giant and as sweet as can be. She is already spayed. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1786328 Meet Teddy! This 10-year-old Schnauzer Mini is the absolute cutest mess. He could use a bath and a hair cut, but he is otherwise adoption ready! Teddy doesn’t like his mouth to be touched but is otherwise super friendly. He will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur- ever home. Please share!

A1786328 Meet Teddy! This 10-year-old Schnauzer Mini is the absolute cutest mess. He could use a bath and a hair cut, but he is otherwise adoption ready! Teddy doesn’t like his mouth to be touched but is otherwise super friendly. He will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur- ever home. Please share!

 A1495997 Meet Stoby! Stoby is a 9-year-old Rat Terrier. He is already neutered, is as chill as they come, and would make a great lap/couch dog. He has been at the shelter since June 22, and he’s ready to break free! Stoby is back in medical but available for adoption or foster! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1495997 Meet Stoby! Stoby is a 9-year-old Rat Terrier. He is already neutered, is as chill as they come, and would make a great lap/couch dog. He has been at the shelter since June 22, and he’s ready to break free! Stoby is back in medical but available for adoption or foster! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1788317 Meet Rollin! Rollin is a six-year-old, 36-pound neutered Pit Bull. He is super shy but as sweet as can be. Rollin has a great, low energy, and he was kenneled with another dog previously so he likely does not need to be an only child. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1788317 Meet Rollin! Rollin is a six-year-old, 36-pound neutered Pit Bull. He is super shy but as sweet as can be. Rollin has a great, low energy, and he was kenneled with another dog previously so he likely does not need to be an only child. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1772401 Meet Tower! Tower has been at the shelter since April 22, and yet he is the kindest soul in the place. Tower is great on the leash, he is non-reactive when walking through the noisy kennels, and he is literally the sweetest thing. Tower weighs 74 pounds and is only two years old! He would make a great addition to any family. Tower will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1772401 Meet Tower! Tower has been at the shelter since April 22, and yet he is the kindest soul in the place. Tower is great on the leash, he is non-reactive when walking through the noisy kennels, and he is literally the sweetest thing. Tower weighs 74 pounds and is only two years old! He would make a great addition to any family. Tower will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1787445 Meet Summer! Summer is a spayed ten-year-old 65-pound Lab. Her hind legs are weak and shaky, but she doesn’t let that stop her! While Summer moves a little more slowly, she is as sweet as can be. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1787445 Meet Summer! Summer is a spayed ten-year-old 65-pound Lab. Her hind legs are weak and shaky, but she doesn’t let that stop her! While Summer moves a little more slowly, she is as sweet as can be. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1788449 Meet Bertha! Bertha is a 22-pound, spayed, ten-year-old Terrier Mix. She is back in medical where no one can see her, but boy is she a fast little whipper snapper! Bertha has a great personality and one of the wiggliest butts out there. She can’t wait to meet you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1788449 Meet Bertha! Bertha is a 22-pound, spayed, ten-year-old Terrier Mix. She is back in medical where no one can see her, but boy is she a fast little whipper snapper! Bertha has a great personality and one of the wiggliest butts out there. She can’t wait to meet you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1788681 Meet Marge! Marge is a 15-year-old German Pinscher. She is a mellow and sweet old lady, but don’t let her age fool you. She has a lot of spunk in that little (21-pound) body! Marge would make a great companion, and she can’t wait to meet you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1788681 Meet Marge! Marge is a 15-year-old German Pinscher. She is a mellow and sweet old lady, but don’t let her age fool you. She has a lot of spunk in that little (21-pound) body! Marge would make a great companion, and she can’t wait to meet you! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1789193 Meet Banjo! Banjo is a Welsch Corgi Cardigan and he is eight years-old. Banjo has got the cutest ears and disposition. He is back in medical but is available for adoption or foster, and boy is he sweet as pie! Banjo truly is a dapper gent, and he will make anyone and everyone look good! Banjo will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1789193 Meet Banjo! Banjo is a Welsch Corgi Cardigan and he is eight years-old. Banjo has got the cutest ears and disposition. He is back in medical but is available for adoption or foster, and boy is he sweet as pie! Banjo truly is a dapper gent, and he will make anyone and everyone look good! Banjo will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1789916 Meet Alf! Alf is an eight-year-old, 75-pound German Shepherd. He is the true definition of a gentle giant. Alf just wants to be near you, and he takes treats like an angel. Alf is back in medical where no one can see him, but he’s such a treasure! Alf will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1789916 Meet Alf! Alf is an eight-year-old, 75-pound German Shepherd. He is the true definition of a gentle giant. Alf just wants to be near you, and he takes treats like an angel. Alf is back in medical where no one can see him, but he’s such a treasure! Alf will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1790101 Meet Lucy! Lucy is a 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is super sweet, and although she has naturally sad eyes, her tail never stops wagging and she is super affectionate! Lucy loves to be scratched and will follow you around like a shadow. She is back in medical and already spayed! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1790101 Meet Lucy! Lucy is a 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is super sweet, and although she has naturally sad eyes, her tail never stops wagging and she is super affectionate! Lucy loves to be scratched and will follow you around like a shadow. She is back in medical and already spayed! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1791038 Meet Peanut! This little guy is such a gem. Peanut is a six-year-old, short-haired Chihuahua who weighs a whopping four pounds. That’s right, four! Peanut has an adorable overbite and loves to perch on your shoulder, or your arm, or your lap, or your chest. He is a little aggressive in his kennel (can you blame him?), but once he is out and about he is the mellowest, sweetest pup ever. Peanut will be spayed upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1791038 Meet Peanut! This little guy is such a gem. Peanut is a six-year-old, short-haired Chihuahua who weighs a whopping four pounds. That’s right, four! Peanut has an adorable overbite and loves to perch on your shoulder, or your arm, or your lap, or your chest. He is a little aggressive in his kennel (can you blame him?), but once he is out and about he is the mellowest, sweetest pup ever. Peanut will be spayed upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1791467 Meet Avalanche! Avalanche is a German Shepherd/Akita mix. He weighs about 57 pounds and is only 2 years-old. Avalancha has a bum back leg, but it’s in a cast and will be healed in no time! He is super friendly and mellow and would make a great family dog. Avalanche will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485- 0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1791467 Meet Avalanche! Avalanche is a German Shepherd/Akita mix. He weighs about 57 pounds and is only 2 years-old. Avalancha has a bum back leg, but it’s in a cast and will be healed in no time! He is super friendly and mellow and would make a great family dog. Avalanche will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485- 0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1791892 Meet Flaca! This five-year-old, 53-pound Lab mix has a TON of energy and cannot wait to go home with you. Flaca is very sweet and super energetic, but she responds well to commands and is very food motivated. She already knows her sit command! Flaca loves to give hugs and would make a great running buddy. She will be spayed upon adoption and would do best in an active home. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1791892 Meet Flaca! This five-year-old, 53-pound Lab mix has a TON of energy and cannot wait to go home with you. Flaca is very sweet and super energetic, but she responds well to commands and is very food motivated. She already knows her sit command! Flaca loves to give hugs and would make a great running buddy. She will be spayed upon adoption and would do best in an active home. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1792122 Meet Gracie! This seven-year-old Pit is unbelievably sweet and shy, she is available now! Gracie has medium energy levels and is kenneled with another dog. Gracie weighs thirty seven pounds. She loves attention and would love a running partner!  Gracie would make a great family dog! She will be spayed once adopted! Come see this beauty at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485- 0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1792122 Meet Gracie! This seven-year-old Pit is unbelievably sweet and shy, she is available now! Gracie has medium energy levels and is kenneled with another dog. Gracie weighs thirty seven pounds. She loves attention and would love a running partner!  Gracie would make a great family dog! She will be spayed once adopted! Come see this beauty at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485- 0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1793249 Meet Red! This five-year-old Pit is unbelievably sweet and will be available July 12! He has a great low energy, and while he officially came in as a stray there is no doubt in our mind that he has lived with a family before. Red walks great on the leash and is responsive to commands. He loves attention and is super mellow. Red would make a great family dog, and he will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485- 0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1793249 Meet Red! This five-year-old Pit is unbelievably sweet and will be available July 12! He has a great low energy, and while he officially came in as a stray there is no doubt in our mind that he has lived with a family before. Red walks great on the leash and is responsive to commands. He loves attention and is super mellow. Red would make a great family dog, and he will be neutered upon adoption. Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485- 0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

 A1792377 Meet Gage! Gage is a five-year-old, nine-pound Chihuahua! He has a hip injury so is back in medical, but that doesn’t stop him from following you around or taking treats! He is super cute with an adorable underbite. Gage is already neutered and would make a great addition to any home! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

A1792377 Meet Gage! Gage is a five-year-old, nine-pound Chihuahua! He has a hip injury so is back in medical, but that doesn’t stop him from following you around or taking treats! He is super cute with an adorable underbite. Gage is already neutered and would make a great addition to any home! Come see this babe at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (1850 W. 60th Street, 213-485-0303), and make yours that ever-deserving fur-ever home. Please share!

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Hola!  I have been taking lil journeys throughout LA on the east side to get me out of downtown la for a few hours. LA- what a trip..

Follow me on IG @marissadela for everyday street shiet on my stories & follow me here @dawgystyle_143 for your black n white dawgy fix! 

xo 

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Goody Goody

Happy Day Light Savings Times. Isn't it pleasant having more daylight to get all your ratty tasks done during the day so you can enjoy a sexier night. I dig. 

I also dig old photographs- a lot. So I decided to recreate some of my favorite things; cute kids, cute dogs and cute props. es cute. 

Hope you enjoy! 

Shout out to my gurl @ trendy little sweethearts for being the rockstar human and dog mama, business woman and friend that she is!!! Homegurl inspires me! Aye. 

 

 

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Dawgs & Chics

Alo! It's been a busy and creative 2018 so far. I got to photograph some of LA finest mammals doing their thang! I would still love to continue this project and photograph dawgs and their dudes as well. So Holler if you want you or your dude/dad/brother/cousin/uncle/homie to get their portrait done with their dawgy! 

xo 

 

Marci + Sally

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Mira + Gigi

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Hannah + Sphynx

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Lisa + Nina

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Siouxzen + Penny

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Nathalie + Aya + Coda

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Nikki + Brody

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Lauren + Amber

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Mayra + Star

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I WANNA SHOOT U AND YO BABY

Helllllo baaaaaaby! Can I photograph you and your furry baby? Are you getting married? Or want to do a fun cheesy Valentines day shoot? 

I'm looking to expand my portfolio this year and photograph more humans with dogs!

All kinds of humans- new, old, thick, sexy, bored, happy, sad- Lets do it! 

We have the good times! 

xo

 

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Film Is Not Dead

Greetings digital techy cyborg fusion mammal things :) 

I recently got some film developed that I shot earlier this year at the Women's March and just around the hood. 

As some of you may remember when shooting film, it's kinda a guess on what the end result will be..

So with that said these were the decent shots that made the cut :) 

Happy almost fall and keep it G out thur! 

xo

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Medical Doggies at South LA Animal Shelter

Hola! 

Happy Early Summer :)

This past weekend I hung out with some doggies that are in medical isolation at the South LA Animal Shelter. Doggies in medical, usually have a minor physical injury or condition, or skin issues that can be easily dealt with under the proper care. 

The shelter is way over populated this year and unfortunately as the weeks get hotter, the shelter becomes more crowded and more dogs are euthanized due to space. 

The medical dogs are sometimes the first to get put to sleep, since they sometimes get sicker, and the shelter environment works against them in their rehabilitation. It's not the shelters fault, it's politics, money, time- all that bullshit that comes with bureaucracy and over populated systems. Life just isn't fair sometimes..But we humans can try our best to help them! 

 

All these dogs are currently at:

If interested in more info on any of these dogs, please have impound number ready! 

I am just a volunteer and met these dogs once, so for more thorough information, please call or visit! 

 Remy A1424039 This baby gurl is a volunteer favorite who has been at the shelter since NOVEMBER! She is currently in medical..Remy is about 4 years old and was an owner surrender. She loves going for walks during dog walking class, listens well and wants to please the humans for treats! Please come visit Remy and consider adopting her!

Remy A1424039 This baby gurl is a volunteer favorite who has been at the shelter since NOVEMBER! She is currently in medical..Remy is about 4 years old and was an owner surrender. She loves going for walks during dog walking class, listens well and wants to please the humans for treats! Please come visit Remy and consider adopting her!

 Jake A1694559 this handsome 8 year old male lab mix is currently in medical due to an injured front leg. Jake was a stray! Loves getting rubbins and giving kisses

Jake A1694559 this handsome 8 year old male lab mix is currently in medical due to an injured front leg. Jake was a stray! Loves getting rubbins and giving kisses

 Titan A1089597 this liltle neutered male nugget was an owner surrender and is believed to be 10 years young! His cropped ear will make you laugh- So rough so tough! Come visit Titan!

Titan A1089597 this liltle neutered male nugget was an owner surrender and is believed to be 10 years young! His cropped ear will make you laugh- So rough so tough! Come visit Titan!

 Conjac A1696112 This cutie pie is a female 8 year old terrier mix who is already spayed and weighs 13 pounds!

Conjac A1696112 This cutie pie is a female 8 year old terrier mix who is already spayed and weighs 13 pounds!

    Nina A1694526 This lil 2 year old female is currently in medical! Weiging in at 54 pounds- she was a stray! Although she has a cast she wants to PLAY! Come visit Nina- she will make you laugh

 

Nina A1694526 This lil 2 year old female is currently in medical! Weiging in at 54 pounds- she was a stray! Although she has a cast she wants to PLAY! Come visit Nina- she will make you laugh

 Elvira A1695880 Currently in medical due to back leg issues. Germ She/Lab mix- weighs 58 pounds. Elvira is 2 years old! 

Elvira A1695880 Currently in medical due to back leg issues. Germ She/Lab mix- weighs 58 pounds. Elvira is 2 years old! 

 Sparkle! ADOPTED!!!! 

Sparkle! ADOPTED!!!! 

 Chavela A1698960 This baby girl is sooo sweet! Chvela is extremley under weight -37 pounds. She is 2 years old and currently in medical! Please come visit her!

Chavela A1698960 This baby girl is sooo sweet! Chvela is extremley under weight -37 pounds. She is 2 years old and currently in medical! Please come visit her!

    Winter A1693001 Big girl here is an owner surrender who weighs 73 pounds and is currently in medical! 8 years old and been at shelter since April!

 

Winter A1693001 Big girl here is an owner surrender who weighs 73 pounds and is currently in medical! 8 years old and been at shelter since April!

 Nicky A1692818 Currently in medical --neutered male- 11 pounds- stray!

Nicky A1692818 Currently in medical --neutered male- 11 pounds- stray!

 Ryan A1696400 Currently in medical! Ryan is one year old, weighs about 7 pounds and was a stray!

Ryan A1696400 Currently in medical! Ryan is one year old, weighs about 7 pounds and was a stray!

 Sable A1700349 Female 10 year old Germ Shep currently in medical due to some physical issues..Only weighs 30 pounds! 

Sable A1700349 Female 10 year old Germ Shep currently in medical due to some physical issues..Only weighs 30 pounds! 

 Ginger A1697881 Baby gurl here is currently in medical due to some physical issues..Ginger is 2 years old and already spayed- she weighs 20 pounds! 

Ginger A1697881 Baby gurl here is currently in medical due to some physical issues..Ginger is 2 years old and already spayed- she weighs 20 pounds! 

 Marci A1699708 In medical! Female 3 year old was a stray and weighs 60 pounds. Marci LOVES people! She currently has some skin issues and has some old fighting wounds :( but that doesnt stop her from wanting to kiss you and want belly rubbins! Come meet Marci!!! 

Marci A1699708 In medical! Female 3 year old was a stray and weighs 60 pounds. Marci LOVES people! She currently has some skin issues and has some old fighting wounds :( but that doesnt stop her from wanting to kiss you and want belly rubbins! Come meet Marci!!! 

 Loyal A1699238 Owner surrender- female 2 years old. 47 pounds. Volunteer favorite! high energy and will make you laugh with her "la loca" eyes. Loves to play and gets along with other dogs! 

Loyal A1699238 Owner surrender- female 2 years old. 47 pounds. Volunteer favorite! high energy and will make you laugh with her "la loca" eyes. Loves to play and gets along with other dogs! 

 Rufus A1679907 Neutered Male 3 years old. Rufus was a stray but super sweet and a volunteer favorite.

Rufus A1679907 Neutered Male 3 years old. Rufus was a stray but super sweet and a volunteer favorite.

    Eyor A1673736 Male 2 year old pittie who has been at the shelter since DECEMBER. Needs to get out! Still holding balls and was a stray. Eyor loves meeting new people!

 

Eyor A1673736 Male 2 year old pittie who has been at the shelter since DECEMBER. Needs to get out! Still holding balls and was a stray. Eyor loves meeting new people!

 Wolfy A1695565 Male Shep mix currently in medical due to skin and back leg issues. Wolfy weighs 50 pounds and was a stray! 

Wolfy A1695565 Male Shep mix currently in medical due to skin and back leg issues. Wolfy weighs 50 pounds and was a stray! 

 Princess A1684392 Sweet face here is a 2 year old spayed female who is 54 pounds! She was a stray who was roaming the 110 freeway! She is such a free spirit- she loves to love and submit for belly rubs! All the volunteers adopr her! Come visit Princess!

Princess A1684392 Sweet face here is a 2 year old spayed female who is 54 pounds! She was a stray who was roaming the 110 freeway! She is such a free spirit- she loves to love and submit for belly rubs! All the volunteers adopr her! Come visit Princess!

Pittie Party

Did you know that each year, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized, approximately 40% of whom are Pit Bulls. This means that nearly half a million Pit Bull-type dogs are killed in shelters annually.

fukin sad huh? I know. 

I think it really narrows down to education- and affordable spay neuter programs all over the earth. 

Step by step..

Owning and living your life with a pitbull is no walk in the park- there is a lot of tugging, training, establishing who is boss, exercising, disciplining and then the affection. 

 

 

 

Pitbulls are magical misunderstood creatures who do well with structure, leadership and balance. 

“If you give only 80 percent leadership, your dog will give you 80 percent following. And the other 20 percent of the time he will run the show. If you give your dog any opportunity for him to lead you, he will take it.” 
― Cesar MillanCesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

 

Below is a link to the majority of big dogs which are pitbulls that are at South LA Animal Shelter and are in desperate need to get the funk out of the system! A lot of these dogs may be red alerted (death row) soon! Been at the over populated shelter and are under exercised and need to get out ASAP!!! Adopt or Rescue!!! 
Please share this album and photos to network these babies!
I'm just a volunteer! Intake info in descriptions and comments. 
For more info please call or visit with impound number on photo. 
Address: 1850 W 60th St, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Phone: (888) 452-7381

 

 

 

 

There are millions of “pit bull” dog owners across the United States who live peaceful, every day lives with their family pets. Families like these are the rule, not the exception. We are valued members of our communities and families. We are your co-workers, neighbors, and friends.

 

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Year of the Rooster

Sup my mammalzzzzzzz

Hi! Here we are--2017!!! Things are happening- the good, the bad and the ugly :) 

Personally, I feel like a witness, an observer, another human just trying to get a nut! meoow

We are about to enter the year of the rooster, according to Chinese New Year:

The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. You’ll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.

Remember: In a Rooster Year, all of the Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into Rooster traits. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearances are just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year.

So for me and my world, I plan to move forward of course and take the dawgies with me! 

With the accomplishment of the Kickstarter I did for, Dawgs of Downtown LA, I intend on taking that project to the next level! I would love to score a publishing deal for that photo book and partner with a publishing/distribution firm that can help me recreate the book and layout and sell to the general public at a more affordable price! So if you know anyone who hustles books- holllllller ata playa! 

I am also going to start to layout the second version of the book, Dawgs of Downtown LA II, this year and see where that takes me... :) That project will include more street folks with their dawgs, the revitalization of downtown la, and maybe some more dolls..hahahah. who knows! 

I also plan to learn some graphic design this year and create some really cool stuff with my photos and some sexy graphics! The journey continues....

As far as volunteering! I have already been to South LA Shelter twice this year and can't wait to go back! SO many awesome dawgies and kitties that need some exposure and some TLC. I love love photographing them and networking them in hopes they can get the eff out of that prison system! It's also great to volunteer with like minded humans who are all on the same page--clear the shelter! 

So here we are almost the end of January. Going forward. Living in the moment. Not focusing on the negative shit or people in the past and just being fukin kind and loving towards others and most important ourselves.

Keep it G my mammalz! 

 

 

 

KICKIN IT! DAwgy sTyLe!

Que Pasa!

 I officially launched my kickstarter for "Dawgs of Downtown LA" le photo book! 

Feelin confident and sexy about this campaign and already lovin all the support I'm receiving! 

Muchas Gracias! 

 

 

My goal is to raise $10,000 breads in 23 days! With this dinero I can do a mass printing and get the book down to a reasonable price to share with all the homies~ Yay! 

I also have a bunch of cool rewards to offer as well goals to create more fun doggy related stuff for the future! 

So please help me achieve my goal and give me a lil something something to help spread the love! 

 

 

autumn in dtla

alo! been a minute. spring and summer passed-now, here we are in the early stages of fall, but not really cuz were in la and its always kinda sunny :) 

2016 like any year, has had its up and downs. I have been busy with dog walking in the hood and Billie has been busy eating nacho toppings off the ground and making new friends around the block. Since I've been busy with walking to pay them bills, I haven't had much time to focus on the step phase of "dawgs of dtla" and what and how I want to sell and market the book and the merchandise that comes with it. But now I feel something coming on..un kickstarter! 

In the next month or so I'm going to launch a kickstarter to promote and raise funds for the printing of the black and white photo book, "dawgs of dtla". My goal is to get the book out to purchase by the holidays and also to build some buzz so that I can eventually get a publishing deal and continue with the series.."dawgs of dtla II", & "dawgs of dtla III".  Stay tuned for more dates and details..

Hope all you mammals are spreading love and saving lives out there in this crazy ass world! 

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dawgs of downtown la

Hello. It's been a cool minute since I "blogged"

Things have been good. Busy walking bitches in the hood and just livin enjoying the awesome mammals i co-exist with erreday. cant complain- mucho gratitude! 

In the last few months I have been working on some passion projects like creating some photo books of dawgs in downtown la, and also humans in downtown la. I live in such a unique part of the country, let alone the world- it's kinda hard not to document it and then stare at the photos later and reflect. At least thats what I do and think maybe other humans like to do that as well :) 

I'm having a lil art show thingy next Thursday in dtla, during art walk. I will have my books for sale, as well as some tshirts and greeting cards. 

Again, I am so grateful to able to share my journey with all the mammals I have encountered in downtown the last five years and I hope you can find some humor and weirdness in the photos too. real life ey. 

Hope to see ya'll fine asses next Thursday! If not, you can check out my products tab and buy away and check back in a couple weeks when I add more stuff on there! 

Shabba! 

lil humans reading to homeless doggies..too cute, i know.

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to attend a reading event that was produced by, Trendy Little Sweethearts(TLS), Watts Project, and the volunteers at South LA Animal Shelter. 

The premise of the event was to invite children of all ages accompanied by their parents, to read their favorite books to the doggies at South LA Shelter who are homeless and looking for their forever homes. This was the first time we did this event- and it was great! 

We hope to do more of these events again at South LA shelter, as well as other shelters in the LA area. This was great for the children, who were able to socialize and give these doggies some love and attention and visa versa.  These doggies are unfortunately kenneled up all day with not much human interaction so you can tell they really did enjoy the time they got with the children and their parents. 

Most importantly events like this teach children from a young age about dogs at the shelter and how cool it is to adopt and how shopping for dogs is not cool :) 

There are HUNDREDS of all types of puppies to senior doggies at shelter all over LA. Really no reason to be buying a puppy from a puppy mill at this day in age. Teach em young and spread the gospel! 

 

Please visit TSL to check out their monthly kids walking the dog outfits. A portion of the proceeds will go to a special item to the South LA doggies. 


De La Doggies y Dog Day LA

Greetings! 

Earlier this year, and yes the year is flyyyinnnng by, De La Doggies- the dog walking part, merged with Dog Day LA! So tight. Dan, who owns and operates DDL is awesome! Cool dude originally from Baltimore who is familiar with the dog walking biz from running thangs in Baltimore for some years. The DDL pack also comes with 3 rad dogs (pic below) and 1 black cat, not pictured, and an awesome human female who keeps errebody in check! :) 

So what this means for myself and him is that we can cover more areas and dogs throughout the week, we can give each other time off, and basically just have each others back when the situation is needed! Good to have homies that have your back in a crazy big city like downtown la- I am super grateful and appreciative of what we build so far and having going on! 

So if you see us on the mean streets of DTLA strutting bitches- Holllller!!

 




Princesa

This is Princess. She lives in Chinatown and is one of the sweetest lil bitches around. She does not care for other dogs and will get chola real quick. THUG LIFE. but she listens well and is top notch in my book! 

Miss Bille Holiday

I rescued BIllie last Sunday, April 12th from the South LA Shelter. 

Deciding to finally foster a senior after I had to put down Cheri last summer was something I really wanted to do- but it never was the "right" time- so after a quick trip to see my family in the bay area I decided when I came back it would be a good time. 

When I rescued her and took her home I genuinely felt like we saved each other. Sometimes being alone in such a big city like LA, can be sad and lonely- but thats life. Ridin that wave bro. journey. 

So ya, here I am a week later and now Billie Holiday (named after the late artist because I listen to her Pandora station all day and her cds in my car when I drive) #lifestyles - is sick and in the hospital. such a fukin tragedy. We can only hope for the best. 

I created a gofundme page to help raise monies for her hefty medical bill which A Purposeful Rescue is helping with too. 

Please send your healing energy for our baby gurl Billie!