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Nearly one year ago, the LA police picked up a stray off the streets and deposited him in an overcrowded, underfunded dog pound. When no one claimed him, he was slated for euthanasia.
But shelter staff could not bring themselves to kill what they considered an adoptable dog. He was taken off death row and put on a bus to Luvable dog rescue in Eugene, Oregon. He arrived sick, full of fleas and worms, horribly matted, un-neutered, and untrained. After medical treatment, Waldo came to live with me to develop his social skills.
When a social worker called me about a client needing a dog, Waldo found his forever home. He is now a fully trained and licensed therapy dog living with an 18 year-old woman with post traumatic stress disorder. With Waldo at her side, she was able to complete her senior year of high school and graduate in June. She starts university in September. Waldo is just one of the thousands of dogs that Luvable has saved from euthanasia and placed with loving families.
If you have been inspired by my journey or have admired my tenacity in completing it, please consider a donation to Luvable dog rescue. For those putting 10 pennies in their piggy bank for every mile I have walked, my total distance was 1032 miles. For more information, the Luvable address, and paypal account go to:
There is a fantastic video under the “about us” section that describes the LA shelter where Waldo came from, how the transport system from California to Oregon works, and the vision of Luvable’s founder.