Lend a Paw on a Mission

The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women, and children in need.

As one of its graduates said: "I'm not hungry anymore, I'm not empty anymore. I've changed from the inside out."

For those of us in animal rescue there’s a resonant echo of our own calling.  How perfect for the Lend A Paw dogs to reach out in service to this community.

A Dog's Tail - Week 2

Wow!  What a week it has been.  I've had another cast change, and I can tell you that I could go many years without another one of those!  but, I guess I still have to do them for another several weeks until I heal completely.  The good news is that the doctor said that I'm still doing very well, and he expects a great outcome for me.

A Dog's Tail - Lindsey Vonn

Lucky me!  When the folks at New Leash On Life saw me hiding in my tiny kennel at the East Valley Shelter medical section, they knew what they had to do!


My leg was severely fractured and I was so terrified of people that I thought no one was ever going to save me. But, instead of turn away from me, they named me Lindsay Vonn (because I was so brave and beautiful) and whisked me away to a brighter future. Although my skiing days are limited, I know that I'm in excellent hands and I have a hopeful prognosis.  

November Tips!

Alec’s Training Tip of the Month

"Consider being more aware of your reactions to your dog’s behavior.  For example, if your dog is flailing about and barking up a storm at feeding time, instead of putting their food down, simply wait until he calms down.  By doing so you have just taught your dog that calm behavior gets the food presented to him instead of his usual hyper activity. 

The Downside of Dog Food

While nearly every dog owner goes to the supermarket to buy dog food for their pet and most are assured they are nutritionally balanced, commercial pet foods may not be in your dog’s best interest.  Like human ‘ready meals’, they can contain ingredients that shouldn’t have any place in the diet and they just aren’t as good for your dog as fresh food.

Why you should avoid dry food

September Tips!

Alec’s Training Tip of the Month

"Always remember to reward your dog, either verbally or physically (slow down on treats), for wanted and good behaviors. Even if your dog is just sitting quietly and chewing a bone in their doggie bed, recognize and reward this as a positive behavior. If our dogs don't know what we want them to do, they won't do it as much!"

~Alec Torres, Dog Trainer New Leash On Life



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