Wrangler was picked up by a good Samaritan and then brought to us by one of our dog loving deputy friends. Although this handsome guy with the cool name is a great dog, at this time he has a few “temperamental” kinks we have to work out before we can adopt him out. So for now he will remain here with us, just lookin’ good.
I first spotted Lucky running as a stray in the infamous Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, LA. For weeks I tried to catch him but he was so scared and you could see the desperation in his eyes. He was skin and bones yet his lanky body was able to out run me, day after day, night after night. Weeks had gone by and I had given up all hope of catching him. Then one day I received a desperate call from a woman who was trying to help a dog who was drowning in the canal near her house. Apparently her 12 yr. old daughter had gotten off the school bus like she did every day and the neighborhood stray dog, Bo, was acting "weird". Bo who ran the streets, being fed by all the neighbors, was frantic. His normal happy go lucky attitude was now that of a panicked dog who was trying to tell the 12 yr. girl, Destinee, "something". She followed Bo across the field and he hung over the side of the bridge and down into the alligator infested canal and there, hanging on for his dear life, was a brown and white dog. He was drifting in and out of consciousness as he fought for his life from drowning. After many 911 calls to the sheriffs and animal control and with the help of neighbors, they managed to pull the dog from the water. Villalobos was then contacted and when we saw the "canal dog", it was then that we realized it was the same dog that I had been chasing for weeks! Thanks to Destinee and a little brown stray dog named Bo…."Lucky" was now safe. Once healthy and after weeks of re-cooperation, we realized that Lucky had some "behavioral issues" that made him unadoptable. So he remains with us and is now living the life out in the country at one of our satellite houses….right off the river. Despite his near death experience, Lucky has absolutely no fear of the water and actually enjoys playing in it. We consider him our "brat" dog but he is one of our founder, Tia's favorite companions to hang out with.
SPECIAL NOTE: Now you would think because of the traumatic experience Lucky went through, that he would be more “appreciative” of what life has to offer but….noooooo, Lucky has joined the “I don’t play well with others” club and he is not available for one on one/contact visits with his sponsors. But you can say “Hi” from afar….very far…he’s kinda our resident jerk
Dylan has been with us since birth. His life started off horrible from the second he came into this world. He and his litter mates along with his mother (Roxy Mama) were left at a hotel after their owner got arrested for drugs. They were then taken to someone's backyard, where it was soon determined that Roxy Mama was too aggressive for anyone to handle. Villalobos Rescue Center got involved and brought the entire family to their facility. As the puppies grew up, we began to notice that some were great but there were others that had "issues". Dylan was one of them. Unfortunately he took after his mother and just didn't accept too many people into his inner circle. So he remained with us where he is a big ole long legged goofball who actually prefers to play with little dogs over anyone else. Dylan may be a little "off" but we love him regardless.
This happy go lucky gal ended up here because there were just too many women in the same household. Anyone who knows anything about Pit Bulls knows that 1 female is enough woman for everyone. But Harley lived with another Pit chick and the two didn't see eye to eye. Despite her "disagreements" with her roomate, Harley is a very playful and fun lady to hang out with. She would make a great companion as she is very polite in the house yet she likes to roll around in the dirt outside. From one redhead to another…this is one fun chickie!
Dakota (the big brown male) and Riley (the brindle female) are probably one of the saddest cases we've had. We get hundreds of calls and emails for pleas for help. This pair had been running loose in a suburb of San Antonio, TX. for about a year. No one could get near them because of their fear of people. As if that wasn't bad enough, they had gotten into a tussle with a porcupine and their eyes, face, mouth, tongues were filled with painful quills. As the good samaritan watched the infection grow with each day, we were all finally able to network with a wildlife rescue who were able to trap them (www.wildlife-rescue.org) Villalobos drove down to Texas and picked up the shy couple. Though sweet, they are still so afraid of people but at least now realize they are safe.
Like his name, he has the muscles of one of the mightest animals of the African plane. When he trots across the yard, you can feel the Earth shudder. But then you look at this silly crossed eyed face and you just have to laugh. Rhino is two french fries short of a Happy Meal but with looks like his, who cares? He loves his baby pool and though he's too thick to go for long walks, he at least likes to go for a short little jog. If you're looking to take a walk on the wild side, then sponsoring this beast is for you!
La la la la la la la la la…..yes that's what our crazy little blue girl hears in her head. But we adore her. LaLa came to us when her homeless owner living on Skid Row in Los Angeles became ill. Though LaLa can be a silly thing, she also "hears voices"….I swear she does :) At least she thinks so. If you're looking to sponsor a dog and hang out for the afternoon and have a good ole conversation with LaLa and "her friends", then this is the gal for you. She's bound to make you laugh
Named after the California governor (well at least the one that used to be big and buff) Arnold is one big ass boy!! And unfortunately he's got the "tude" to go with the muscles. So because of this , he cannot be put up for adoption. But we deal with his sometimes grumpiness and he has now become our founder, Tia's sidekick because she's the only one who will put up with him. Why are all the good lookin' ones a*@hol@s?? But they say, ladies love the bad boys.
SPECIAL NOTE: Because Arnold “does not play well with others”, he is not available for one on one, contact visits but appreciates the sponsorship. His favorite thing: anything edible. HIs second favorite thing: anything edible. His third favorite thing: anything edible….his forth favorite thing…..
Our resident gargoyle awaits your presence. Calibos has always been a mysterious yet spunky character. But don't let his monster like looks scare you off. He's actually a very lovable guy and LOVES to play in the water after a nice long walk. If you're looking for a "wild" time then this little creature needs your sponsorship!
And he earned every bit of his name. Alluding authorities for almost a year, this hot looking guy hung with a group of homeless people. But unlike other "homeless" dogs, this one looked like someone spent some money on him and that he came from a caring home. The first thing animal control noticed is that his ear crop job was done professionally which is costly. So who was missing this gorgeous dog? But that question didn't have a chance to get answered, as he began to get himself into "mischief". And unlike most dogs owned by homeless people, this crafty fellow didn't always hang out with his camp or on street corners pandering for money. He had his own agenda which sometimes landed him in the backyards of unsuspecting home owners, or in their trash cans or sometimes chasing their pets. So law enforcement began the hunt. He out ran them, out witted them and even ended up on the roof of a house to evade incarceration. All the while, his big alligator grin stretched from ear to ear. He was having a blast. Eventually animal control was able to catch him where he was given to us. To this day, the Outlaw has proven to be quite the handful but all in the name of fun.
This little babydoll is as cute as her name. This has got to be one of the most affectionate and sweetEST little dogs we've ever had here. Literally within minutes of being dropped off by her owners, she was playing and running around with everyone. She is very outgoing and such a fun gal. Munchkin does have some separation anxiety so any potential adopters have to realize that long hours alone will be a problem for her. But we are working on it, and Munchkin is improving with each day that passes. She ADORES people so a busy home with alot going on, is her dream come true. Though she is not good with other dogs, she can at least behave on leash and when out on walks. But there has been an incident that has now taken Munchkin off the adoption market. Recently she fell off of her Kuranda bed and tore a tendon in her back leg. She will require surgery that will make her good as new so for now, she is an official Pit Pal until the money can be raised for her surgery. But that doesn't stop her from having fun and going for easy walks. And most importantly….it doesn't stop her tongue!
This cutie pie is a Pit Bull/Lab mix or what we call a "Plab". And he totally acts like a goofy Lab. This little guy gave me quite the adventure when I first met him. I got a distress call from an entire neighborhood that a stray Pit Bull had somehow gotten into someone's backyard and was acting aggressive and no one could get near it. Animal Control had been called and they didn't have the time to get out there. So I went to the house and there was who I now call "Baby Leroy". Growling and shaking, it took me about an hour of wrestling with him in the bushes, under the house, you name it, but I finally convinced him I was his friend. The second I put a leash on him, he completely remembered he was a dog and became the sweetest pooch ever. Baby Leroy is a handful but silly at the same time. He can be a little insecure and loves his crate (its his security blanket) Unfortunately as time went on, his securities grew even stronger and to the point where he is unadoptable. But the good news is that he is happy and living under the personal care of our founder Tia Torres so if you sponsor him, you will have to deal with Mama Tia herself At this time Baby Leroy is available for contact visits, but you will not be able to walk him on your own. He seems to have a knack for getting away from everyone