Saturday, May 30, 2009

...Li'l ole dog walker, me....

These are the cuties I walked today at Villalobos. Keep in mind, all of these dogs would love to be adopted!!!!

First, there was Boo (left), who's a total sweetheart. He greeted me by jumping up and putting his two big paws on my chest.

Then there was Lily (below), who survived Hurricane Katrina. Be sure to go to the Villalobos Rescue Center website to read the stories of these wonderful dogs. Lastly, they saved "manly" Stanley for me again. His photo can be found on my previous blog. His eye infection seems to be getting better. Yay!
I only walked 3 pups today 'cuz there were quite a few volunteers there. So, let's keep the volunteers comin'!!!

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Visit to Villalobos Rescue Center in Agua Dulce

These are the wonderful doggies I spent the morning with at Villalobos Rescue Center as a volunteer dog-walker. They specialize in pit bulls. This was my first time getting this up close and personal with what is probably the most misunderstood and mishandled breed.

My first walk of the day was Betsy (above). She was a sweetie who was just happy to be out and about. She was the perfect icebreaker for me.

After Betsy, I was introduced to the majestic, Shavar (below), whose mere size and visible muscle was intimidating. Who knew that all she wanted to do was hang out in the shade getting tummy rubs? We did that for an hour! If I didn't have 6 kitties, I would seriously want to adopt her. Amazing temperament on this one. A regal couch potato at best.

And then there was Sherman (below), who when he was brought to me, was described as sweet, but still a "gangsta". Well, he obviously put his inner gangsta on hold during our hour-long walk. Trust me, if his tongue looks big in this picture, it was even bigger in person! He was a doll!

Finally, I met Stanley (left). He's only been there a couple of weeks, but he was a total gentleman, in spite of his eye infection. He just wanted to hang out as well.

This was an eye-opening experience for me. I plan to return to Villalobos again and again. Please check out their website:

If volunteering is not your thing, then by all means throw money at the problem and make a donation. It would be most welcome!