Last known living 9/11 rescue dog gets epic birthday in New York City

Meet Bretagne: the last known living search and rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero.

As members of Texas Task Force 1, Bretagne and her mom/handler Denise Corliss had an intense first deployment They joined nearly 100 other search and rescue dogs to find and save people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. They’ve had an unshakable bond ever since.

Smokey needs a HOME… Please help!

Smokey’s family (friends) is in the process of moving to a larger home and are unable to take Smokey with him.  He desperately needs a home. Smokey is VERY family friendly, loves kids and loves to swim.  If you could pass the info around I would be most grateful.  An active family with a large yard would be great. 

Contact me for more information or if your interested:

Nick Rogers @

“Kitten Season” Leaves Dozens of Animals Without a Home

Animal shelters are bulging at the seams as the number of abandoned kittens and puppies continues to surpass the number of loving homes willing…

This Article from NBC 4 in L.A. discusses what is refered to as “Kitten Season” by LA Shelter officials as most of the animals brought to them are too young to be adopted. This shows a critical need for responsible pet owners to spay and neuter their animals to help cut down the population of unwanted kittens and puppies.

As the article mentions… “The procedures are offered for free or at a steep discount for Angelenos depending on their income levels. For more information and to see if you qualify, click here.”

Please Spay/Neuter your pets!

Meet Raphael, His story has a happy ending!

When Raphael was found, he weighed a measly 45 pounds – about half what he should be! This poor, neglected mixed breed pup was just a bag of bones! After another dog owner found him out while walking their own dog, the pup was turned over to the humane society and subsequently a shelter. 

Read his story

~~~ The BARKREPORT ~~~

Nick Rogers @

Fireworks Frighten Animals

I want to thank our Friends at No Stray Left Behind for posting this image on Facebook.  With Forth of July days away this is great advise.  Personally, I go out an watch fireworks every year in my local neighborhood.  One year I was home sick and discovered that my Scottish terrier hid in the corner of the bathroom behind the toilet when the fire works were going off.  I felt terrible to know in previous years she was all alone. 

  • Keep pets inside during fireworks times, they can feel and hear the loud noises from miles away.
  • Do not leave pets chained or caged outside.
  • Leave a TV or radio playing at normal volume to drown out the noise, and give them their favorite toy to distract them.
  • Make sure pets are wearing ID tags with up-to-date contact information, in case the become lost.

No Stray Left Behind is a registered 501©3 non-profit rescue group. Their goal is to save as many abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs possible; provide them environments in which to rehabilitate their souls and find them a home that will love and cherish them for the rest of their lives. They receive no funding from government agencies or other animal welfare organizations. They are an all volunteer organization and always in need of foster homes. To see there adoptables visit:

Nick Rogers @


South Hills Dog Park Grand Opening Saturday June 29th, 2013 

Glendora celebrates the much anticipated re-opening of the newly renovated South Hills Park, including a new walking trail, off-leash dog park and playground expansion. 

I attended this event an thought to do a video of the ribbon cutting.  It was nice to see all the dogs there for this event.  It was crazy to see 50 dogs all playing in the small dog area. I spoke with the nice people from Inland Valley Humane Society who will be taking over for Glendora Animal Control next Monday.

There was one man who was vocal about his dislike for the park having been a long time resident of the area he was unhappy that there was “No place to throw a ball” and continued by saying that no one wanted this park.  Well, I know for a fact because I filled out the questionnaire sent out to all Glendora Residents asking for how we would like to see improvements in our community parks and I for one was among many who called for a Dog Park in Glendora. Two years later here we are.

Thank you to the Glendora Community Services Department for this Park. My only criticism is there is NO shade trees on the small dog play area.

Nick Rogers @

Tips to Keep Pets Cool as SoCal Temperatures Rise into the Triple Digits

Many animals, especially flat-faced dogs, are at increased risk of heat stroke….

I went to a dog walk this weekend and saw allot of panting dogs. Fortunately,the organizers had PLENTY of water along the Walk. This article from NBC 4 in L.A. features 6 hot-weather tips for pet owners from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles. The most important and should be common sense is to “Keep Plenty of Clean Drinking Water for both you and your pet this summer.” Among the Tips I believe one in particular is over looked as we are protecting our own feet from hot Asphalt with our shoes. Meanwhile our little furry friends are getting burned on their Pads. “Dog pads burn easily, so avoid hot surfaces such as asphalt on hot days. Exercise pets in the morning or evening when it is cooler. After hiking, make sure to check for fox tails and other burns, as these can cause major problems.”

Two Puppy Brothers Found on the Road in Southern California

Within the past six months WAGS Pet Adoption has had over 800 animals “found on the street” brought in to the shelter. It is inconceivable …

I find it hard to understand how people can simple abandon there pets instead of simple going to a local rescue or shelter and handing the pet over. For whatever reason I hear stories almost daily of abandoned dogs that end up scared, hungry and hurt.  Organizations like WAGS Pet Adoption saw 800 animals “Found on the Streets” of SoCal brought into the shelter in the last six months.  HUGE SHOUT OUT to Wags keep up the good work.

Be a responsible pet owner! Do your part to help reduce the incidents of homeless pets wandering the streets. Please spay and neuter your pets to help decrease the population of unwanted animals. 

Nick Rogers @