• May 20, 2018

    Today while I was at The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks it wasn't in the capacity of the Founder of Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. as all of my trips usually are. Today I walked in, quietly, worried, distraught, weary and tired and did not look around but straight ahead. Yes, today I walked in as a loving fur mom, a concerned parent , and someone who, though was praying for the best, feared the worst :-( Yes, today I was not there as " Ms Toby" from LNPB, today, with his favorite dog bed and blankie, I was there as Chauncy's mom <3

    Chauncy, though very drugged, was happy to see me, he had not eaten or pottied since his surgery yesterday and of course that was of major concern to all of us :-( With one short visit, one momentum from home, one loving kiss on his head, and one tender and gentle whisper to him: " mommy's here, don't be afraid, I love you with all my heart and I need you to stay strong. You are not alone, I am here, and I will be back to take you home", Chauncy perked up, started eating and FINALLY went potty :-)

    On the ride home, I could not help but think about the animals that are abandoned to shelters every day, how they must yearn to hear those words from the only humans they ever loved. I cannot fathom what must go on their little minds and hearts just as I cannot ever wrap my head or heart around how anyone could ever just walk away :-( Chauncy showed me today that, as I have always believed, animals do indeed have feelings, they do mourn and they do respond to love and kindness. Yes, today I was there as " Toby", a loving fur mom and parent, tomorrow and each and every day after , as I have done for 7 years, I will be there as " Ms Toby", the founder of LNPB and I will continue to whisper to all of them " don't be afraid, you are no longer alone, I am here and we are Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. and we are here to take you home". <3 tw, LNPB

    PS: I was gripped by fear through all of this, I was trying to be strong, I would not allow myself to cry UNTIL I took a deep breathe and started to write this post and the flood gates opened 😢 I want to thank all of you for your love, kind words and prayers, because of all of you, I knew I was not alone ❤️ tw

  • May 19, 2018

    THIS is a wonderful and blessed sight for these sore, tired, swollen and red mom's eyes ❤️ All it took was a visit from mom, a pep talk and his own bed ❤️ They are now starting him on oral meds ❤️ THIS is the Chauncy I know, he LOVES that bed :-) All paws continued to be raised in prayer 🙏🙏🙏 #GototownChauncy

  • May 19, 2018

    Rescue. is so bitter sweet :-( It is with the saddest and heaviest of hearts that I must announce that Faith, our oldest rescue, has peacefully crossed over the rainbow bridge. We rescued Faith in November of 2012 , when she was 14-15 years old, abandoned suffering with end stage kidney disease. We then placed in loving hospice care for what we believed would be 3 months and much to our surprise, Faith rallied and, turning 20-21 years old this year, she went on to enjoy her gift of life and love for 6 years <3

    Our loving foster is so heart broken however she too knew Faith's time was nearing. Faith had developed Dementia several months ago and just recently she stop eating, letting us know she was ready :-( Faith left us knowing she was so loved and that her life mattered. Our thoughts and prayers are with our loving foster mom who, even though she knew the time to let her go was nearing, is so heart broken.

    Tonight the skies will light up with a brand new shining star as the heavens and my Alley welcome home our grand old lady Faith <3 RIP sweet girl, gone but never forgotten <3 Rescue is so bitter sweet :-( tw, LNPB

  • May 19, 2018

    Here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. we are dedicated to assuring that our beloved senior, special medical needs and end of life animals , no matter what their age, are granted that second or even third chance at life. These animals dedicate their lives to showing us such unconditional love and devotion and we just want to help pay it forward at a time when they need us most. Please help us continue to help them and consider a one time or a recurring monthly donation to help us continue to help them. There is no greater feeling in the world than giving the gift of life and love or allowing the aged and terminally ill to pass on with dignity and love because here, at LNPB, we believe no matter what, their life matters and no animal should die alone and wondering <3 No amount is to small and all amounts benefit the health and welfare of abused and abandoned animals and are tax deductible. ♥ tw, LNPB

    WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT: Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 (EIN 45-2717681) non profit corporation governed by the laws of the State of California. LNPB does not have a facility, we are an all breed, all foster based rescue, specializing in rescuing seniors, terminal and end of life animals, and animals with special medical needs from So Ca High Kill shelters. When possible we step up, most times in the "11th" hour when all hope is gone, to help save the lives of those that are in most danger of being left behind to die on a cold shelter floor.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP US CONTINUE TO HELP THEM: You can make a one time donation, OR sign up to become a monthly sponsor and help us continue to help them all year long. Also if you live in the Los Angeles, Ca and surrounding areas we are always looking for new loving and life saving foster homes. To join our network of amazing fosters in So Ca, please e mail info@leavenopawsbehind.com.

    http://www.leavenopawsbehind.org/donate

  • May 19, 2018

    Happy Saturday from The Popcornian Express ! This little fella has been lost without his BFF 😩 He runs in to every room looking for him and as you can see, he got so excited when he got a good whiff of Chauncy's scent ❤️ He is not gonna be happy with me next week when he finds out he is having a spa day 😂😂😂

  • May 19, 2018

    Mere words can never express the respect, admiration and love I have for this amazing woman. VMD Missy Achenbach of The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks is simply amazing. Her skill, talent and love for her life saving profession and animals shines through with each and every animal she helps <3 Missy, and the entire team and staff at TPD, are truly a blessing and a gift to all of us here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. <3 #LNPBlifesavers

  • May 19, 2018

    LOOK who I went to visit ❤️ I brought his favorite bed and as soon as he came in the room and saw me and then his bed, he snuggled right on it ❤️ Then they brought some food in AND as soon as I put some in my hand, he began eating ❤️ Doc was thrilled and so was I, he ate 1/2 can, bless his heart 😄 He is quite drugged however I did get the tiniest of tail wags and even a little kiss ❤️ I told him to keep getting better and hopefully mommy can bring him home tomorrow 🙏 He did not want to get out of his bed so Doc carried him back in it and he has been cuddled up in it ever since. Please continue to keep him in your prayers, the next 24 hours are crucial 🙏🙏🙏

  • May 19, 2018

    Chauncy is now on his way back to The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks! He looks a lot brighter however tis little guy needs to eat and take his insulin :-( Perhaps a visit from his mom will be just what the Doctor ordered <3 All paws continue to be raised in prayer <3 #theworrycontinues

  • May 19, 2018

    Chauncy update. Poor little guy is not eating and appears painful and nauseated :-( He will be transported back to TPD in an hour and I will be visiting him later today <3 Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers <3 #theworrycontinues

  • May 19, 2018

    Rescues rescue, fosters save lives <3 The difference between their life and death is a place to call home. We cannot help them unless you help us and join our network of loving and life saving fosters in the So Ca area! We do not foster or adopt out of state, you must be local in the So Ca area! We are an all foster based rescue, we do not have a boarding facility. Please email info@leavenopawsbehind.com and help us help them.

    Rescues rescue, fosters save lives! How our foster program works right here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.! Due to the nature of our rescue, ( seniors, special needs, severe medical cases and end of life,) we have a very unique and amazing network tier of fosters! We provide hospice care for those who are deemed terminally ill by the vet and shelter alike. These sweet animals remain in a loving long or short term hospice care foster home where they continue to receive love, kindness and medical care for as long as needed. We also have special needs seniors, blind, deaf, mobility issues, serious medical issues and heart conditions and are between the ages of 13-20 years old. They remain in regular long term foster care and continue to receive love, kindness and medical care for as long as needed.

    We also provide short term foster care for our rescues, who although some are seniors, are very highly adoptable and can go on to live a happy life in a loving forever home! We have a core group of fosters who we never, ever want to be a "foster fail" as they continue to help us continue to help save lives! So while we would all like every rescue animal to be a foster fail, it is important to note that the sooner we can place our "adoptable" rescues, the sooner we can move on to save another life in need!

    If you are in the So Ca area and would like to join our ever growing network of amazing and loving fosters, please e mail info@leavenopawsbehind.com and help us continue to help them and give the gift of life and love. Here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., their life matters and for the duration of time they remain in our care, the rescue never ends with the pull. LNPB provides all medical needs and special food (as needed) for all of our rescues, all you supply is the love <3 tw, LNPB