Yes this little guy has a very sad face. And he has every right to be. You see Brownee lost his best friend in the world: his owner, his constant companion Mr.Murray. We first met them when Mr. Murray, a kind and compassionate elderly man who needed help with his dogs. He wasn't in the best health so he couldn't do much on his own, so we offered to get his dogs into safe enclosures (and off of their cables they were tied to) and have both dogs, Red and Brownee, taken to the vet for medical check ups. It turned out that Red had a serious infection in his lungs and before we could do any emergency work, Red passed away at the vet. Mr. Murray was beyond distraught and it was the though of losing Brownee that kept him strong. Though Brownee had some minor medical issues, he was going to be okay. Then a few weeks went by and we got a call that a "red Pit Bull microchipped to us" had ended up at the shelter here in New Orleans. When we went to pick him up, we realized that it was Brownee and we were puzzled because Mr. Murray would never leave Brownee alone. They were together all the time. When we called Mr. Murray's house an unfamiliar voice answered and identified himself as a relative. He informed us that Mr. Murray had passed away a few days prior and that when they went to feed Brownee, he had bolted out the gate and ran away. He knew that his best friend in the world had left him. He ran like the wind and didn't stop for anyone. Where he was going, we'll never know. But what we do know is that he's scared and lonely and misses his Mr. Murray terribly. Brownee is a gentle dog and perfect in the house. After we complete all of his medical treatments, he will be available for adoption but for now he must remain with us. He is still grieving but getting better with each day that passes. They say "time heals all". We just hope that someday "that time" will be with you.
This little pint size squat, was a part of a 27 dog seizure out of Alabama. Like so many of our dogs, Charlie Brown was confiscated from a dog fighting raid. He still carries the old scars of many battles and despite living in horrific conditions, one would never know it by watching the way he wiggles and waggles and sports that non-stop smile. Charlie ADORES every single person he meets and spends most of his day running from person to person and crawling into their lap. Though we haven't fully dog tested him yet, he appears to actually want to make friends with them which of course makes the whole dog fighting thing even more heartbreaking. Living proof of a dog that didn't want to fight. Since being here, he has become wonderfully crate trained and LOVES being inside and exploring every room in the facility. He's great in the car and LOVES anything fluffy: your slippers (okay he prefers my pink ones), a stuffed animal, a pair of Uggs (ugh is right) but….he just likes to carry them around like his little babies. So here's the final low down on Charlie Brown. HE IS ABSOLUTELY THE FAVORITE DOG AT VILLALOBOS AT THIS TIME……if he doesn't get adopted out soon, any potential adopter will have to fight us off for him because as it stands now….we're all fighting to see who gets to keep him. This little pot belly piglet is by far, one of the most wonderful dogs we've EVER had here. Won't you be his Snoopy?
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Named after the mysterious swamp legend of the werewolf that inhabits the bayous of Louisiana, Rougarou (roo-ga-roo) is nothing like her namesake. This happy go lucky girl though found abandoned in a cabin in the swamp is an absolute doll. We're guessing that she is some sort of Lab mix and only weighs about 35 lbs. She is by far one of the sweetest dogs we've ever had here. Not only is she very playful and I guess you could say frisky, she is perfect in the house and very well behaved. She has been great with everything and everyone she's met and is so so so eager to please. If someone doesn't adopt her soon, I may scoop her up for my own. They say the swamps hold some mysterious powers and magic. Well this little "creature" is bound to cast a spell on you.
HENRY is a male Coonhound that we found during Hurricane Isaac. He's been with us for a few weeks now with no owner coming to claim him. Judging from his behavior he seems to have been hit and handled too hard as he can sometimes be head shy. So this time around Henry will need a fun yet gentle owner who will show him the good life!
This tiny blue and white cutie was confiscated from a dog fighting case out of Long Island, New York. She and several other dogs were a part of a long and ongoing investigation and made history when they became Hempstead, New York's, first dog fighting case conviction. Despite this little "American Bully's abusive past, she has forgotten and forgiven and moved on to become the silliest and most outgoing pooch you'll ever meet. For the record, an American Bully is somewhat a "mini Pit Bull" and usually are non-dog aggressive. Adrianna is very energetic and will need a family who loves to have fun, go on outings and maybe even have a Bar-B-Q or two. But don't let her Cindy Lauper antics scare you. She is a versatile gal who can also curl up on the couch, floor, of course your pillow and just "chillax". Named after one of my favorite characters on "The Sopranos", this chickie is just as cute and sassy as her namesake. Bada Boom, Bada Bing!
Like hundreds of Pit Bulls in New Orleans, Bunny was found wandering the streets. A good Samaritan found this little cutie running through the neighborhood, nearly missing speeding cars. And what a treasure she's turned out to be. So well behaved and calm and loves other dogs. She's a small little girl that has a big heart. She definitely goes down as one of the best behaved dogs here and would make the ultimate companion. Bunny appears so far to get along great with other dogs and great in the house. She walks wonderful on leash and is currently learning her ABC's of obedience training. Absolutely the most perfect dog!
It was a typical Spring morning and it was not uncommon for someone to come by on a Saturday morning and try to dump a dog. This morning was no different. A man came by and said he needed to "get rid of his pup". The puppy was skinny but friendly and he appeared to be a Pit/Dobie mix. We explained that we were completely filled up and had no room. Before we had a chance to ask him what his situation was, he sped off. About an hour later, one of our employees showed up and said that he had found a puppy on his way to the facility and when he opened his car door….there sat the silly red pup with the long legs that had just left our place. It was obvious the owner didn't care and threw him out on the street. If not for the one in a million chance that a Villalobos employee would run into him, well we'd hate to think what would've happened to him.
So at that point, we told the pup "this is your home for now" and we named him "Homie". He is a funny, goofball of a dog that loves to play with other dogs. He is great in the house and is currently crate trained. I can't put my finger on it, but there is just something special about this pup. Who ever ends up adopting him is going to be one lucky person!
Probably one of the cutest dogs we've ever taken in, Humperdink is the most huggable dog we have. We adore him to no end and its hard to even believe that he came from a horrible dog fighting raid. He is quiet, loves his walks, crate trained and so far seems to behave around other dogs. Despite living in mud and filth and forced to drink only green and moldy water, he so appreciates being inside the house and each day shows his appreciation for being rescued. If I didn't have my own pack of hounds, Humperdink would definitely be on my "pick of the litter" list of dogs to take!
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GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!! That's what Meadow sings every day! But fun isn't what this little stocky girl had in her former life. Along with several other dogs, Meadow was confiscated from a dog fighting situation in New York. But typical for the breed, she bounced right back from her abuse and is now a silly and comical little dog.
Meadow is a fun dog who also LOVES other dogs and just plain loves life now. She is currently being fostered and is great in the house, she is crate trained and loves to go for car rides. She is single and ready to mingle!!!