Happy Tails!

These dogs were once homeless and have amazing stories. They all now have the loving, forever homes that all dogs dream of and deserve. Thank you to everyone who helped create these happy tails!

DAISY WAS RESCUED FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY SHELTER AFTER BEING SURRENDERED FOR PUPPY BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS AT FOUR MONTHS OLD (seen in photo on left). DAISY WAS A SPUNKY LITTLE PUP WHO HADN’T LEARNED WHAT WAS RIGHT AND HOW TO BE REWARDED FOR IT. SHE GUARDED RESOURCES WITH OTHER DOGS AND BECAME AGGRESSIVE AT TIMES. SHE WAS TAKEN IN BY THE PRESIDENT OF OCPBR, WHO IS ALSO A DOG TRAINER. SHE WORKED WITH DAISY FOR MONTHS ON APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH OTHER DOGS AND BASIC OBEDIENCE. SHE WAS ABLE TO LIVE SAFELY WITH ANOTHER DOG, AND WENT ONTO ANOTHER FOSTER WITH A SMALL DOG AND CHILDREN. HER CRAZY PUPPY DAYS WERE BEHIND HER, AND SHE GRADUATED FROM MANY TRAINING CLASSES WITH HONORS. DAISY WAS THEN FINALLY ADOPTED AFTER A YEAR OF AGE(shown in her new home on right), AND NOW ENJOYS THE GOOD LIFE AT THE BEACH AND BEING THE LIGHT OF HER NEW DADDY’S EYE! SHE IS ON HER WAY TO BECOMING A CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (AKC) AND IS PROOF THAT SOME DEDICATION AND WORK CAN PAY OFF!

APPLE WAS RESCUED FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL ANIMAL SHELTER MINUTES AWAY FROM DEATH. SHE NOW ENJOYS THE GOOD LIFE ON AN ORGANIC FARM IN OREGON WITH A VERY LOVING FAMILY!

 

TURTLE HIS FOSTER FAMILY LOVED HIM SO MUCH THEY DECIDED TO MAKE HIM A PERMANENT PART OF THEIR LIVES! HE HAS SURVIVED BOUNCING AROUND FROM FOSTER TO FOSTER, WAITING YEARS FOR ADOPTION FROM A PREVIOUS RESCUE GROUP; A SERIOUS SKIN CONDITION; AND MULTIPLE LEG SURGERIES. TURTLE NOW CAN FEEL SAFE AND LOVED FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!

 

DUKE IS A VERY HANDSOME MASTIFF/PIT MIX WHO WAS RESCUED AND FOUND A GREAT HOME, WHERE HE CAN BE LOVED AS AN ONLY DOG.

 

 

SHUGIE THIS P OOR GIRL WAS FOUND STARVED AND ABANDONED IN THE DESERT. SHE NOW HAS THE LOVE AND COMFORT SHE DESERVES IN A FOREVER HOME!

 

 

SNOOP ONE OF OUR“LA PUENTE SIX” HE WAS RESCUED ALONG WITH HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN A KNOWN DOGFIGHTING AREA IN HOPES OF A BETTER LIFE. THIS ADORABLE LAB/PIT MIX FOUND A LOVING HOME WITH A GREAT DOGGIE PAL!

 

LIL SQU IRT NOW KNOWN AS LIL TORII(on the right) ANOTHER LA PUENTE PUP WHO ENJOYS LIFE WITH HER LOOK A LIKE OLDER PUP BUDDY AND A VERY L OVING FAMILY!


SASSY AND BRUNO OUR LA PUENTE PUPS THAT WERE LUCKY TO FIND A HOME TOGETHER! THE FAMILY COULDN’T DECIDE BETWEEN THE TWO, SO THEY TOOK BOTH. SASSY AND BRUNO WILL GROW UP TOGETHER IN A GREAT HOME!

JAX OUR VERY H ANDSOME LA PUENTE PUP, THE FIRST TO BE ADOPTED! HE ENJOYS A GREAT LIFE IN A WONDERFUL HOME WITH NEWLYWEDS AS THE FIRST ADDITION TO THEIR FAMILY!

 

ASPEN THIS SWEET PIT MIX WAS FOUND TIED TO THE FENCE OF A LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER, ABANDONED BY HER FAMILY. SHE KNOW HAS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE WIT H A RETIRED MAN AND SOME DOGGIE FRIENDS!

 

STEVIE (on the right:)ONE OF OUR HAPPIEST TAILS! HE WAS RESCUED FROM A BACKYARD IN LOS ANGELES WHERE HE WAS ABANDONED DURING THE RAINY WINTER. STEVIE HAS A DE-GENERATIVE CONDITION THAT HAS CAUSED HIM TO GO BLIND. HE WAS EMACIATED WHEN RESCUED LEFT TO FEND ON HIS OWN. NOW THAT HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST HOMES POSSIBLE FOR A DOG, HE HAS GAINED AT LEAST TWENTY POUNDS. HE IS A BRAVE, INCREDIBLY AFFECTIONATE, GENTLE AND HANDSOME BOY! HE LIVES IN A SAFE, VERY LOVING HOME WITH HIS OWN DOG “GIRLFRIEND” AND DEVOTED OWNER.

TITUS FOUND AS A STRAY WANDERING THE STREETS OF AN INDUSTRIAL NEIGHBORHOOD; HE HAD A SERIOUS SKIN CONDITION. HE RECOVERED NICELY IN A FOSTER HOME AND HAS NOW FOU ND HIS FOREVER HOME!

 

LOLA IS ANOTHER ONE OF OUR FAVORITE HAPPY TAILS! SHE WAS FOUND TIED TO A TREE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WITH NO HUMAN ATTENTION OR EVEN WATER. SHE FOUND A WONDERFUL FOSTER WHERE SHE LEARNED GOOD DOGGIE MANNERS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A LOVING FAMILY. SHE WAS ADOPTED AND NOW LIVES IN BEAUTIFUL SAN DIEGO WITH TWO CHILDREN; A LOVING COUPLE AND A LITTLE DOGGIE PAL!

LITTLE LOU HAS FOUND A WONDERFUL HOME, AFTER BEING LISTED ON OCPBR’S WEBSITE! SHE WILL ENJOY THE REST OF HER LIFE AS A MEMBER OF A LOVING FAMILY.

 

 

MYA WAS FOUND AS A STRAY WHO HAD WANDERED INTO A LUMBER YARD. SHE HAD A ROUGH BEGINNING, AND WAS SO LUCKY TO FIND A KIND RESCUER TO TAKE HER IN AND OFFER A GREAT FOSTER HOME. SHE WAS NURSED BACK TO HEALTH AND EVERYDAY MADE PROGRESS OVERCOMING HER FEARS AND MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE OTHER DOGS IN THE HOME. SHE SOON BECAME INSEPARABLE WITH THE YOUNG GERMAN SHEPARD IN THE FAMILY, AND THE FOSTER FAMILY FELT THE SAME. THEY NOW COULDN’T IMAGINE THEIR LIVES WITHOUT THIS SPECIAL GIRL AND OFFICIALLY ADOPTED HER!

COCO WAS ABANDONED AS A TINY PUPPY ALONG WITH A LITTER OF SIX. SHE WAS THE LAST TO BE ADOPTED, AND WE THOUGHT SHE FOUND HER HAPPY ENDING. UNTIL SHE WAS RETURNED SIX MONTHS LATER. WE TOOK COCO BACK IN AND HELPED HER THROUGH THIS TOUGH TRANSITION-SHE LOST THE ONLY HOME SHE KNEW, AND WAS QUITE SCARED. SHE MADE AMAZING PROGRESS AND WAS ONCE A HAPPY PUP AGAIN. ONLY TWO MONTHS PASSED AND SHE MET THE LADY SHE WAS MEANT TO BE WITH. COCO NOW LIVES WITH ONE OF THE MOST KIND PEOPLE YOU WILL EVER MEET, JUST THE TWO OF THEM IN A BEAUTIFUL HOME IN COSTA MESA. SHE IS ENJOYING THE GOOD LIFE; DAILY WALKS IN THE NEARBY NATURE PRESERVE, TRIPS TO BIG BEAR AND ALL THE LOVE AND ATTENTION SHE COULD ASK FOR.

KOBE WAS RESCUED FROM AN ABANDONED HOME, AND THEN SENT TO THE SHELTER TO AWAIT HIS FATE. LUCKILY OCPBR WAS THERE TO GET HIM OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. KOBE QUICKLY BECAME A FAVORITE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, TRULY AN MVP. IT DIDN’T TAKE HIM LONG TO FIND A HOME, WHERE HE CAN PLAY IN A BIG BACKYARD AND GO TO WORK WITH DAD!

 

MAJOR WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY AND A VOLUNTEER FAVORITE WHILE IN ANOTHER RESCUE. HE NOW LIGHTS UP THE LIFE OF HIS FOREVER FAMILY!

 

 

STELLA WAS ABANDONED AT A SHELTER WHEN HER OWNERS COULD NO LONGER CARE FOR HER. SOME FRIENDS RESCUED HER AND FOSTERED STELLA UNTIL SHE COULD FIND HER HAPPY ENDING. WELL, SHE FOUND IT WITH HER FOSTER WHO COULDN’T HELP BUT KEEP HER!

 

KANE WAS RESCUED FROM THE SHELTER AT THE LAST MINUTE AND THRIVED IN A GREAT FOSTER HOME. HE HAS NOW FOUND A WONDERFUL FOREVER HOME JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

 

PENNY ADORABLE PENNY WAS PURCHASED FROM A BREEDER BUT WHEN WAS NO LONGER WANTED SHE WAS SENT TO THE BACKYARD WITH NO SHELTER, LOVE OR BARELY ANY FOOD OR WATER.  PENNY HAS NOW FOUND HER FOREVER HOME THAT WILL CARE FOR HER AND LOVE HER AS ALL DOGS DESERVE.

LUCY WAS ONCE AN ABANDONED PUP HOPING TO FIND HER FOREVER HOME. SHE BEGAN TO LEARN SKILLS THAT WOULD HELP HER GROW UP TO BE THE BEST DOG SHE CAN BE. SHE HAS NOW FOUND THAT FOREVER HOME WHERE SHE WILL CONTINUE TO BLOSSOM AND KNOW LOVE.

 

LITTLE DAKOTA WAS ONCE FOUND DUMPED IN SOMEONE’S YARD WHEN THEIR FRIEND NO LONGER WANTED HER. THEY TURNED TO OCPBR FOR HELP AND WE RESCUED THIS LITTLE SPUNKY AND UNRULY PUP, GAVE HER A GOOD FOSTER HOME AND TRAINING. WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TLC, DAKOTA BECAME AN EXCELLENT DOG. SHE HAD BEEN LIVING IN A FOSTER-TO-ADOPT HOME AND THEY WERE SO EXCITED TO MAKE HER A PERMANENT OF THEIR FAMILY! DAKOTA NOW LIVES WITH A WONDERFUL FAMILY THAT INCLUDES CHILDREN AND HER VERY OWN DOG BUDDY. SHE WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MISSING OUT ON THE LOVE AND ATTENTION ALL DOGS DESERVE EVER AGAIN.

BUDDY LOST HIS HOME AND FAMILY THAT HE HAD MOST OF HIS LIFE. A WONDERFUL PERSON STEPPED IN AND FOSTERED HIM UNTIL HE WAS ADOPTED. BUDDY NOW HAS HIS FOREVER HOME!

 

BANDIT WAS FOUND TIED TO A TREE AT A VETERINARY HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN LEG. HE WAS TAKEN IN BY ONE OF THE STAFF MEMBERS AND WAS ABLE TO HEAL IN THEIR LOVING HOME. HE SOON FOUND A FOREVER HOME OF HIS OWN!

 

JOE WAS FOUND IN THE STREETS OF COMPTON WANDERING AROUND A CONSTRUCTION SITE. HE WAS RESCUED AND BROUGHT INTO A GREAT FOSTER HOME AND THEN WAS ABLE TO FIND A LOVING ADOPTIVE HOME!

 

PENNY WAS FOUND DUMPED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER RECENTLY GIVING BIRTH. SHE WAS VERY SCARED AND LUCKILY FOUND A NICE HOME TO RECOVER. ONCE HER HEALTH AND CONFIDENCE WAS BACK UP, SHE FOUND A LOVING ADOPTIVE HOME!

 

VANS WAS FOUND IN A SHELTER WITH NO TIME LEFT. HIS RESCUERS SAW WHAT AN AMAZING DOG HE WAS SO THEY TOOK HIM OUT OF THE SHELTER AT THE LAST MINUTE TO FIND HIM THE HAPPY ENDING HE DESERVED. THIS HANDSOME GUY NOW KNOWS LOVE IN HIS FOREVER HOME.

 

COLTON WAS ONCE A POUND PUPPY BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER AFTER HE WAS FOUND BEATEN BY SOME KIDS. HE FOUND LOVE AND CARE IN HIS FOSTER HOME AND WAS ALWAYS HAPPY! COLTON NOW LIVES WITH A GREAT GROUP OF YOUNG ACTIVE MEN AND ENJOYS MANY ADVENTURES AS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY!

 

LUNA NEEDED TO FIND A NEW HOME WHEN HER OWNER COULD NO LONGER CARE FOR HER. SHE FOUND A GREAT ONE QUICKLY DUE TO HER CUTE FACTOR AND HER PREVIOUS OWNER’S DEDICATION TO FINDING HER THE BEST NEW LIFE POSSIBLE.

 

BONNIE MAE FOUND HERSELF LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME AFTER HER OWNER COULD NO LONGER CARE FOR HER DUE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. THE OWNER’S FAMILY TOOK BONNIE IN TO HELP HER FIND THE VERY BEST HOME OF HER OWN. AND BONNIE ABSOLUTELY DID! SHE IS THE LIGHT OF HER NEW FAMILY’S LIFE.

 

CARMEL‘S OWNER SADLY PASSED AFTER LOSING HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER. THIS SWEET YOUNG GIRL WAS ONCE AGAIN LOOKING FOR A HOME AFTER BEING RESCUED AS A PUPPY. WHILE CARMEL ISN’T A “PIT BULL” WE STILL HELPED TO FIND THIS GREAT GIRL A NEW HOME. SHE IS NOW HAPPY IN A HOME THAT WILL BE FOREVER THIS TIME.

 

LEXI WE SAW LEXI AT THE SHELTER WHEN WE WENT TO PICK UP CHARLIE AND COULDN’T LEAVE HER. WE FOUND A PATIENT AND LOVING FOSTER HOME THAT HELPED HER BLOSSOM FROM A SCARED DOG WHO WOULDN’T EVEN WALK ON LEASH, TO THE MOST FRIENDLY AND OUTGOING LITTLE GIRL YOU COULD EVER MEET. SHE LOVES HER NEW DAD STEVE, HE CALLS HER HIS LITTLE BLUE SHADOW! THEY GO RUNNING OR ON BIKE RIDES EVERY DAY, AND SHE GOES EVERYWHERE WITH HIM. SHE IS ALSO LEARNING HOW TO PLAY FRISBEE FROM HER NEW FRIEND BUSTER THE BLACK LAB. LEXI, WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

CHARLEY WAS RESCUED FROM A HIGH KILL SHELTER FOR A SECOND CHANCE. THIS ADORABLE AND SWEET PUP FOUND HER HOME IN NO TIME! SHE NOW KNOWS THE MEANING OF HAPPY TAILS!

 

DAISY MAE WAS A SHY SWEET YOUNG PUPPY STUCK AT A HIGH KILL SHELTER UNTIL SHE WAS RESCUED. IN HER FOSTER HOME SHE BLOSSOMED INTO A MORE CONFIDENT, PLAYFUL PUPPY. SHE NOW HAS A FOREVER HOME TO CALL HER OWN WITH A LITTLE FRIEND!


 

BUSTER WAS AT A LOCAL SHELTER WITH SERIOUS ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS AND HE WAS GROWING INCREASINGLY STRESSED THE LONGER HE STAYED. HE WAS RESCUED BY OCPBR AND RECEIVED THERAPY THAT HAS HELPED HIM REGAIN MOST OF HIS PHYSICAL ABILITIES, SO HE CAN PLAY LIKE A NORMAL PUP. BUSTER HIT THE ADOPTION LOTTERY BY SCORING A HOME WITH TWO CHIROPRACTIC DOCTORS AND A DOG AND CAT FRIEND. HE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE EACH DAY.

COSTELLO WAS RESCUED FROM A HIGH-KILL SHELTER WHERE HE WAS AWAITING HIS FATE. OCPBR SAW THE POTENTIAL IN THIS HANDSOME FELLOW AND FOUND A GREAT FOSTER HOME TO HELP HIM. HE SETTLED INTO THE FOSTER HOME EXTREMELY WELL, MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE DOGS AND ALSO MAKING HIS FOSTER PARENTS HAPPIER THAN THEY HAD EVER BEEN. WE KNEW COSTELLO HAD THEN FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME AND STAYED RIGHT WHERE HE WAS.