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
Cheech and Chong though here for years looking for a home of their own, have now become lifetime residents here at Villalobos. You see earlier this year Chong was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. These two brothers are so attached at the hip that we refused to separate them so because of Chong's ongoing health care, Cheech will remain here with him. These two big lugs have now become our official mascots and we love them dearly. If you ever have the honor of meeting them, you too will feel the same. With their slobbers, drools and silly antics, they have just stolen our hearts and though we know that Chong is living each day to the fullest, we hope that the higher powers to be realize that his magical personalty is so needed here to help keep our spirits up to get by in a world that can sometimes be so cruel. Brotherly love to the fullest.
Named after our 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 you can say “Hi” to him from afar….he’s such a grumpy old man
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.
With his long legs and mysterious ways, he is a favorite with the staff. He is absolutely brilliant when it comes to learning anything new and ever so athletic. But sadly he doesn't do well away from us. He feels very secure here and he is now become a permanent member of the VRC family. If you like to run, hike, job, or anything that's on the move, then Spyder is the dog for you to sponsor!
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
Yet another Katrina dog that went un-noticed. Joshua was found after the hurricane disaster, hiding under a house with a big chain and padlock around his neck. Such a common scenario for a Louisiana dog. Most of them were found with chains dragging from their necks. Josh managed to find refuge under a house. Though it's been years after this horrible event, Josh still bears the emotional scars of what he went thru. He is still very shaken up and gets spooked easily. He will need someone with patience and understanding. He is a big Pit mix so he will also need someone who can work with him physically until he reaches his training potential but course Villalobos offers lifetime training so he is always welcome here to learn. This big gentle giant is so desperate to have a quiet and secure place to live out the rest of his life.
Joshua would make a great watch dog, but he needs a soft warm bed to sleep in as under that 'guard dog' exterior is quite the softy.
Yet another Katrina dog. Like so many of them, it took some time before they were over the trauma of what they endured. Cash was one of them. One can only imagine what these dogs went thru in those weeks of trying to survive until rescuers found them. Though Cash is very sweet, he does have some behavioral issues that warrants him staying with us. But he would absolutely enjoy your company and go for weekend walks. Help him forget his past and give him a uplifting future.
This little bitty angel was given up by her owner due to what he said was behavioral problems. So in this situation we were expecting the worst, but what we got was the unexpected……..SHE WAS PERFECT!!!!! But as time evolved we did start to discover some “issues” she had that made her not the best adoption candidate. Under our care, she can be handled and is an absolute angel but her untrusting behavior makes it difficult for strangers to deal with her. So our little 99% angel will stay with us for the remainder of her life. But that doesn’t prevent her from wonderful sponsors like you coming and taking her for a walk. She LOVES taking a stroll!!