Smokey’s Story

Our dear friend Armani of @bravedogsadvocacy was evaluating Smokey the other day when we went to pull Jazz (now Reeva) from @sanjoseanimalcarecenter. He caught my eyes especially that the poor boy was skin and bones. We had someone lined up to foster Smokey but at the last minute, we learned his landlord was not thrilled he’s a pitbull, so I reached out to another Angel who had offered to foster for us and we were waiting for the right fit. Karen said yes without any hesitation! I pulled Smokey and we went straight to Dr Lim at Kirkwood Animal Hospital where he confirmed that Smokey had untreated diabetes mellitus for several weeks if not months. He’s also severely underweight and was dealing with an ear infection also. He received fluids, his ears were deep cleaned and we were sent home with insulin, ear meds and eye drops for his dry eye. It’s been 6 days since Karen has been taking care of little man Smokey and we can already see he’s gaining weight (slowly) and he even got to go to the beach with his lovely foster mama this weekend. Please stay tuned for more about Smokey. Please consider helping us when you can as without our supporters we would not be able to take on these wonderful dogs who have most likely been neglected most of their lives and need medical care. Oh and PLEASE consider fostering. We can help save so many more beautiful lives if we have families willing to foster for us.


When we took on Sonny, we would have never guessed he’d find his forever loving family as fast as he did! In case you missed Sonny’s rescue story, be sure to check out our first post about him. Pam & Dave contacted us as she saw a post about Sonny in a private group page and by the time she reached out to the original family who were looking to re-home him, @oneplanetrescue had stepped up and taken him on. She then wrote to us letting us know she’s interested to meet little man Sonny! Thanks to @filomenafarmssj who helped accommodate our visit, we all masked up and met at the farm. After our meeting, I suggested they think about it and get back to us. I don’t think Pam had arrived home, yet she texted me saying “He’s just a love, Farah and Sami. We’d love to have him join our family.” We went through the adoption process and arranged to meet outside the animal clinic as we had a follow up appointment with Dr Gonzalez to check on his urine infection. He was clear of the infection yet he would need to continue with his pain meds until his little body gets the much needed TLC to gain strength while using his cart and future physiotherapy … thank you Pam & Dave for opening your home and your kind hearts to Sonny. He is in for a treat and we are truly grateful!


One of our most amazing foster families messaged us last night offering to foster ChaCho if he gets along with their dog. She saw the post on @bravedogsadvocacy page. ChaCho who was surrendered to the shelter by his family earlier this month, had until today (March 20), so we arranged to meet him outside the shelter building in the parking lot for a meet and greet. It went well although it’s evident ChaCho was anxious to walk away and find his owners…😔😔 Apparently ChaCho had an exit plan that fell apart at the last minute…He is still intact, has a stiff gait, muscle atrophy and overall seems a bit depressed. He is now decompressing at his new foster home and we will arrange to take him in to be neutered and more once the vet hospitals open up for non emergency cases. Stay tuned for more about little man ChaCho as he starts to trust his new people.


Fostering Saves Lives! We at rescue receive several emails on a daily basis asking if we would consider taking on a new case. We receive these notices when the dog or cat’s time is up. Fluffy was one of them. His face reminded me of Milo who we rescued from Iran a couple of years ago. He too had cherry eye! Fluffy was dumped by his family at @baldwinparkanimalslaco late last month at age of 10. The notes indicate he was surrendered due to seizures…we reached out to our amazing network and received a couple of foster offers! Next we contacted the shelter to let them know we are working on the details while we reached out to our wonderful volunteers in LA area. @arezooshaytoon who is a nurse and working harder than most of us these days dropped everything on her only day off this week and drove out to the shelter to pull Fluffy for us. She then brought him home for a couple of hours until another kind volunteer @fariba.asgari.3 helped transport him to his temporary hosts Jennifer, her husband and their pack for a couple of days until a dear friend drives him up to NorCal where he will be fostered while we have him seen by our local vet. We hope to get a better understanding of extent of his seizure episodes so he can get the right dosage of medications to get a handle on it and we will also see if surgery will help with his cherry eye. 😍 Thank you to each and everyone involved in Fluffy’s last minute rescue. 🙏😇🐾 Please stay tuned for more