Fosters Are Needed

Leave No Paws Behind is an all foster based rescue. What that means is that we don't have a facility, shelter, kennel, or farm where we can place the animals we rescue. We rely on fosters offering to take our rescues into their own homes. Without fosters, we can't rescue animals, as we have no where for them to go.

Leave No Paws Behind Summer Updates

Hi everyone! Here is hoping you've found a way to keep cool this summer. We are in the middle of a heat wave here in California, which seems like it starts in January and lasts until October these days 😃. We have a lot of news to share with you, and thought the blog would be a great way to do it!

Create An Evacuation Plan

We are an animal rescue in Southern California. California suffers tragically every year from destructive and devastating wildfires in the hotter months, and mudslides in the rainy season. As such, our thoughts immediately go to the animals. How are they doing, can people take them to shelters, are the animals getting fresh food, clean water, medications, a dry place to sleep? Being from California and the heart of earthquake territory, we are taught from an early age to "be prepared" in case of a disaster. In many cases, disaster strikes with no warning. Wildfires, earthquakes, flash floods, tornadoes, there are any number of things that can lead to massive power outages, infrastructure loss, homelessness, an inability to contact friends and loved ones, and a need to be self reliant until help arrives.

The Health Benefits of Living With Pets

Did you know that having pets in your life comes with some very positive affects to your health? Some may seem obvious, and others may surprise you. We will tell you about just a few of the great things that happen when you share your life with a pet.

Happy Rescueversary Rambo!

In June, we normally celebrate our anniversary (we just celebrated our 7th, click here) but this year we are also celebrating Rambo's rescueversary! It was one year ago today that we pulled Rambo from the Baldwin Park Animal Care center, suffering horribly and in a lot of pain. At the time we rescued him, we were told he had an auto immune disease, that he may have chemical burns, and that he probably didn't have long.

Pancreatitis In Dogs

Pancreatitis in dogs can be extremely dangerous. It is a health issue that all pet owners should be familiar with in order to recognize the signs and symptoms, as it can be life threatening. It is fairly common in canines, and isn't age, breed, or gender specific. Let's start with explaining what the pancreas is. The pancreas creates enzymes that aid in digesting food and produces insulin which helps regulate blood sugar.

June 15th Is Our Anniversary!

June 15th is Leave No Paws Behind anniversary, and this year is our 7th. I (Frank) have been involved in a minor role since the beginning, helping behind the scenes, as a board member, and in fund raising events like creating the calendars every year. Last year, right around this time, I came on full time. In my role here, I have created this blog (this is post 52!) and I capture imagery of all of our rescues in an effort to help tell their story and show you just how amazing these animals are. Here are just a few images that I have created in the last year. Please keep in mind that as a hospice rescue that specializes in senior, end of life, and severe medical conditions, not all of the animals shown below are still with us, but those that aren't passed knowing love, warmth, and kindness. I hope you enjoy these, and as always, to help us continue to help them, please click here: DONATE