Lovebugs Blog

Summer 2014

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What an incredible day in rescue, one that brought tears to many of our volunteers eyes after a long, hot, exhausting day. On June 7th, 2014, Lovebugs Rescue was contacted by a business owner about a dog that they had seen on their work property in Santa Ana for the last 18 months. Yes, you read that correctly - 18 months. This dog has been living along the riverbed it's entire life, going from business to business. The dog was so fearful, they were never able to catch her, but everyone knew her. They noticed the dog gave birth to 6 puppies on their property. When the mom wasn't coming around one day to tend to her pups, they brought them in and started supplement feeding.

Immediately the business owner started contacting rescues and we answered the call right away. The next day a trap was set and we were on our way. The first trap set was broken. She took the bait, but we didn't have luck in catching her. A team of volunteers started at 10:30 am the next day and scoured the area by foot and car. Talking to everyone, other local business owners, workers, even the homeless that lived in the riverbed. We put up signs in the area. All the sudden a sighting of a white matted dog running in the neighborhood nearby took us on a 2 hour chase through traffic and multiple garage sales in Santa Ana, only to chase down 2 white dogs at different points in the neighborhood that were not her and we were unable to catch. Exhausted and feeling defeated, we retreated back to our starting point. As we walked around the corner, we could not believe our eyes that were stinging from the hot sun. There she was sitting in our trap! Once we got her to a safe foster home, we were able to bring her puppies to her that evening. She cried with joy when she saw her babies, that she had been separated from for several days now. She took them in right away and allowed them to nurse and be close to her. This mama, now named Ana, went from living in fear on the streets, to being in a foster home with people, other dogs, warmth and meals she can count on, all because Lovebugs Rescue was able to help her. We couldn’t do this without our amazing volunteers and foster homes!

 
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A few days later, our Santa Ana stray, now named Ana, finally got the spa day she needed. Surprisingly, not 1 flea or tick on her, but a sea of painful foxtails everywhere which she had later removed at the vet, including one stuck in her eye. She also had to be sedated to remove 3 foxtails that were lodged deep into her ear canal.

Cash For Cupid Fund Drive

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Will you be our Valentine?

During the month of February, show your love by joining our Cash for Cupid fund drive to
benefit Lovebugs Rescue.

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To join, simply drop in a dollar (or more) in an envelope, or, write a check, and mail to:
Lovebugs Rescue
PO Box 953, 
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

No Stamps?
You can also go online and donate at http://www.lovebugsrescue.org/donate.html.

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Each dollar received goes towards:

HeartBulletPoint  Spay/Neuter HeartBulletPoint  Dog Food
HeartBulletPoint  Microchips HeartBulletPoint  Shelter Pull Fees
HeartBulletPoint  Vaccines HeartBulletPoint  Major Medical

 

Tis' the Season for Giving

We can't do the work that we do without the generosity of our supporters. Together, we can make a difference. 

Holiday Travel Tips

 

The holidays are one of the peak seasons for travel, and with a little planning; it can be the perfect time to take your furry family member with you. Whether you are off on a ski vacation, visiting family or perhaps enjoying a coastal road trip during the holidays, having your best friend along can make the trip more fun and enjoyable.

Here are some holiday travel tips for you and your pooch -

 

Photo Fund Raising and Adoption Event

Say Cheese!!! Pet Photo Shoot to Benefit Lovebugs Rescue.

Join us on January 25, 2014 for a fun filled pet photo shoot with Paw Print Foto! Please call Mayra with Pooch Sitter at 714-310-2050 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for a reservation.
We will also have Lovebugs available for adoption.
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Over $18,000 Raised For Lovebugs At The Race For The Rescues OC!

Team Lovebugs Rescue raised $18,161 and reached 73% of their goal of $25,000 for the OC Race for the Rescues. We were the NUMBER ONE team in the Orange County race! We are so appreciative of all our hard working volunteers who participated in this event and raised money for our cause. Thank you!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

at The Great Park - 7 am - 12 pm

GO Team Lovebugs Rescue!

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Halloween Hopefuls All Dressed Up & Ready For New Homes


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See Lovebugs On K-9 Corner All Month!

Featuring Our July Lovebug Rescues

A huge thank you to Megan Medick with K-9 Corner for having us as their featured July rescue group! We had so much fun sharing our loveable Lovebugs on camera, and we even got a few of our foster mom's to go on camera!

Watch Our Clip Above NOW To Help Us Find Homes For These Featured Pets.

This clip has been played throughout the month of July 2013 twice a day 12pm or 8pm. In the South Bay area of LA.... on Time Warner Cable channel 3. or Verizon FiOS channel 31. Time Warner Cable Screen Name: CitiCABLE

Join Lovebugs In The Race For The Rescues OC!

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at The Great Park - 7 am - 12 pm

Join Team Lovebugs Rescue!

Register for the 1K Dog Walk, 1K Kids Run, 5K, 10K or Couch Potato Race, select Lovebugs Rescue as your team & then create your very own personal fundraising page to help us meet our goal of $25,000.


To sign up to run one of the races and create your own fundraising page visit our Race for the Rescues Lovebugs Team Page
To donate to support one of our rescue's participants at this event
1. Visit Our Race for the Rescues Team Page.
2. Scroll To The Bottom.
3. Click on A Team Member's Name
4. Click Their "Support Me!" Button located the bottom of their page.
5. Donate!

Happy Tail: Luna - Lovebugs Largest Rescue To Date

CocoHTOur not so little Lovebug Luna found herself discarded at a high kill shelter by her former owners when they decided to move but not take the "house" with them. Weighing in at 140 lbs, Luna is our biggest lovebug yet! Luna is an Old English Sheepdog and had been terribly neglected by her former family. We gave Luna a much needed grooming, began treatment on both eye and ear infections, and started her on a healthy diet along with some small walks to start shedding the extra 40 lbs of weight she has been carrying around. It wasn't long before Luna's family to be saw her on our facebook page and fell head over heels. Luna's family had recently lost their beloved New Foundland and was ready to open their hearts and home to another furry giant. We couldn't have asked for a better match for Luna. Her family reports that she has melted their hearts!

Donate To Spring Us Towards Our Goal Of Saving 200 Dogs This Year!

We Can't Do It Alone... We Need Your Help!

Annual-needAverage routine medical costs for 200 dogs in 1 year:

• Microchips: $1,300
• Grooming: $1,500
• Vaccine/Deworming Litters: $2,100
• Board & Training: $2,600
• Shelter Pull Fees: $3,200
• Spay/Neuter: $11,000

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In 2012, Lovebugs Rescue put $46,000 towards our rescues major medical surgeries, treatments, & care.  This does not include routine medical, care, microchips, worming, vaccines, grooming, etc.  We are 100% volunteer based Non-Profit 501c3 Rescue.  We need your support to be able to continue on our mission.

Happy Tail: Max & Doug

We couldn’t have asked for a better person to adopt Max other than his new owner Doug!

 We received a call from a family who desperately needed to surrender their Maxht3Aussie/Boarder Collie mix. We did the typical run down of asking for some basic information and photos of the dog.  One look at his mugshot and we said "yes, we will take him in!" About a week after taking Max into our rescue, we realized good looks and good manners did not go hand in hand. While Max was responsive to basic obedience commands and proved to be smarter than the average dog, Max began to show signs of being “off”. Max began to lunge at people and other dogs for no known reason. His behavior was so unpredictable, that we were not sure what his trigger points were. We quickly enrolled Max into a board and train program experienced with Aussies where they confirmed this behavior.

CAUTION: Poisonous For Your Pup!

If you have ever wondered what the number one cause of poisoning in dogs is, wonder no more.

pet-medicationMotrin, Advil and other human medications account for the vast majority of companion animal poisoning cases each year.  Other substances that are poisonous to dogs are obvious things most people have heard of like antifreeze and chocolate but there are many things that can make your dog sick that just might surprise you. Remember a dog is very much like a toddler and is quite likely to put anything that looks appealing or appetizing into their mouth.  Below is a list of items potentially dangerous to the health of your Lovebug that you may not be aware of.

Our Wishes For The New Year...

Funding For Our Medical Needs Rescues, Loving Homes For Our Rehabilitated Rescues & Awareness In Our Community Of The Imminent Need!

 Calendar2013Coverlovebugsheaderheart Last Chance To Buy Our Lovebugs 2013 Calendar

For just $1/month and get one for yourself and everyone you love... it will be a great stocking stuffer or small gift to give during the holidays.  This sweet mini calendar is 5.5" X 8.5" and features a few of our over 400 rescues thus far.

> Click to get more details and/or buy caledars!

 



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Every cent you donate goes directly to our rescue efforts.  Help us rescue & find homes for dogs that will be put to sleep due to overcrowding at our local shelters! WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

> PLEASE CLICK TO DONATE NOW!

 

 Xmaspup1lovebugsheaderheart GIFTING PETS: DO'S & DON'TS!

There are things you should consider before you gift a pet during the holidays.

> Read Our Blog: Think Before You Give That Gift

 

Max formerly Monty3lovebugsheaderheart Monte Becomes A Certified Therapy Dog.

From OC to Nevada, Monte Gives Back!

When we met Monte at the Orange County shelter, we knew this adorable boy was special but we had no idea just how special he was.

> Click to read Monte's Entire Story.

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heart  Upcoming Events  

  • August 03, 2014
    Doggie (and cats too) Dental Clinic

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We are a 501c3 Non-Profit and are entirely reliant upon your help.  Give us your time by fostering, helping out at events, fundraising, or transporting.

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