Under The Porch

Under The Porch is a dog rescue and placement  effort in Los Angeles that offers temporary and foster homes for stray dogs. Here are some excerpts from that blog:

Give Champ a home

December 17, 2010


This  is Champ .  He is a 13 year old champion good boy!   His 83 year old human was taken to the nursing home forever, his little adorable companion shih tzu was immediately taken in.  He was left behind with the drug addict adult daughter who removed his collar and set him out in the yard with the gate open as if to say “go on get out of here”.  He stayed until a neighbor came to his aid.  The daughter said she hadn’t fed him in “a couple days”.  For all that he is sweet, calm and playful .  Even though he is very confused about where his friend and his momma went, he is willing to make new friends.

Champ needs a safe foster or a forever home.  He deserves some comfy pillows and regular meals.  He has spent most of his 13 years outside but is a well mannered guy and likes to go for walks.  He is friendly with other dogs but is a cat chaser.  If you can foster him or give him a forever home please call 323 702 4667.   Donations to Kind Hearts in Action /Under the Porch will be appreciated – but the foster home is the most important thing.  www.undertheporch.wordpress.com

Dumped for the Holidays

Dec. 8, 2009

Black Friday almost took on a new meaning for this old guy and his partner. A neighbor flagged me down on my morning dog walk to tell me that there was a dead dog down the street , could I go see if I knew who it was.  Because I am the neighborhood Dog Fairy I know most of the dogs and a few people.  He was laying flat on his side in the middle of the road.  As we approached I was making oh poor doggie noises and he slowly lifted his head.  I got another neighbor to help and got him in my car and off to the emergency vet.
He was not hit by a car , the vet said that his arthritis was so incredibly bad that he must have just given up trying to walk.  No other injuries and blood work was normal. His ears were caked in dried blood from bad fly strike and he was filthy with mats all over. But home he went to be dosed with pain killers and cleaned up and given a comfy bed to sleep on.
Next morning he was up for a stumble outside and lo and behold this big reddish brown girl shows up thrilled to see him.  She licked his lips and squealed and leaned on him and when he lay down she was practically on top of him.  She hasn’t let him out of her sight since.
They are partners for sure – she doesn’t eat until he does, she keeps herself between him and the unknown, she backs off the other dogs and they both cry if you seperate them.  The consensus is that they were probably dumped in the neighborhood — he would not have been able to walk far at all — going around the block totally exhausts him.  And no one responded to the signs we put up all over the neighborhood.
They are both very sweet , but seem to have been yard dogs that didn’t get a lot of care. They are catching on quick to inside living though and have nice personalities.  They like cats a little too much – or maybe like is the wrong word.  He is responding well to arthritis treatment and goes on very short walks, she had a smelly skin problem that is clearing up – and is not spayed ( hooray !!) .  I will take care of that as soon as the vet gives her the okay. Otherwise she is healthy and playful – a little nervous at first but then she warms up.  They need a place where they can relax and be safe together and thats the challenge
If it had been just him, old creaky and sweet , all alone I would have tried to keep him.  But the two of them are too much for my household. Unfortunately I am underemployed and overwhelmed with pets.   I have  two extras who seem to defy adoption – Lulu and Jimmy, and my others(Norman ,Ruby, Trixi, Brownie, Lorelei)  need my attention too.  Not too mention the cats !
So please  if you know anyone who can either foster them or take them on permanently let me know . Vet says best guess is that he is over 10 and she is about three.  I call them Ginger and Boo, or Bilbo Baggins.  You have to see how much they love each other – its the sweetest thing, right now they are sleeping under my desk with her head on his side, both snoring away.
Thank you in advance for anything you can do !
Karen Bond
email ed.bond.new.york@gmail.com if you can help.


  1. i recently rescued a wonderful dog who had been fostered till a permanent home good be found. i’m so grateful that someone was kind enough to do that so roxie and i could be united. i applaud your good work and am happy to support it.


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