Empowering pet owners and local communities to
reduce abandoned animal populations through spay
& neuter, pet retention & reclamation, and education.

We need your help. They need your love.

Waves of Kindness

One kind action is a pebble dropped into the ocean of time: its ripples extend far out beyond the horizon and can reach an untold number of shores. No matter how small a kindness is—just a word or smile—it can heal, it can transform, and it can continue to carry on from one person to  …Continue Reading →

True Calling

It’s been said, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Not many of us are lucky to have such a scenario. Not everyone’s true calling can put food on the table and pay the rent. First and foremost you have to survive. But that doesn’t mean you have to ignore your …Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends and Influence Dogs

Tucker and I headed up a trail in the ancient redwood forest, enjoying the serenity of the silent wood. A brown dog with black markings around the eyes, white muzzle, and giant smile on his face came bounding around the switchback ahead of us. No human was right behind so I paused to  …Continue Reading →

The Perfect Present

As I watched Tucker rip open his gifts Christmas evening, a part of my heart reached out to all the shelter pets who didn’t get to share this day with their forever family. While Tucker was here with me, many dogs and cats sat alone in their kennels that night—some mourning the loss o …Continue Reading →

A Spay, A Smile, and a Clinic of Kindness

Looking at the line of people in the parking lot at Whittier Narrows Park at 6:30am this Saturday morning, knowing they ventured out long before dawn to be here, I am reminded of the long lines that used to stretch down Hollywood Boulevard for days and nights before the opening of the …Continue Reading →