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eat and help the dawg squad!

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Come support the wonderful dogs of The Dawg Squad while enjoying fabulous food at The Veggie Grill. (177 reviews and 4.5 stars? AMAZING!)

Just mention The Dawg Squad when ordering & The Veggie Grill will make a donation to help save the dogs.

If you can’t make our event, but would still like to make a donation you can mail them to:

Dawg Squad
11209 National Blvd #246
Los Angeles CA 90064

or through paypal on our site

Hope to see you there!

Now for some doggies looking for their forever homes:

And guess what?


extreme dog (RESCUE!) makeover.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Huzzah, The Paw’d Squad is now officially The DAWG SQUAD! And there’s a snazzy new website and logo to match the adorable new name. New look, new name, but the same amazing dedication to the dogs in Los Angeles who need great homes.


AFTER: (logo & website rebranding designed by yours truly)

The new website has about a million pages, just jam-packed with great information. So a HUGE shoutout to the absolutely amazing Stephanie who spent hours upon hours creating the website!

I am so excited about the rebranding. As an advertising professional, I know first hand how much good branding and design appeals to consumers. So I hope the new look means more homes for more doggies!

And here are some doggies who are looking for their forever homes. They are all as sweet as they look. Lansky and Cayenne especially break my heart because they’ve been with The Dawg Squad for so long!

And last but not least…

Una, cause she has “una” eye!

a jeffrey update.

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Many of you have inquired about sweet Jeffrey, the dog that was saved from near death by the Paw’d Squad. Well, here’s an update!

I went to adoptions on Saturday to photograph some dogs and see how Jeffrey was doing. And I ended up walking right by him — he’s completely unrecognizable! After 2 months of lots of medical care, love, and a wonderful foster home with his very own cat, Jeffrey has blossomed. He’s gone up from a measly 45 pounds to 80 pounds! And Jeffrey even has some families interested in him, so hopefully the next time I blog about him he’ll be in his forever home.

Carole from the Paw’d Squad says on December 20th:
“Jeffrey wants to wish everyone HAPPY HOLIDAYS! He is now up to 75 pounds and is looking more handsome every day. He still has blood and bone marrow issues….but he’s getting there

Thank you all for your kindness and support. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Here’s Jeffrey before:

And here’s Jeffrey now: (Click on small photos to enlarge)

Thank you for supporting Jeffrey with your kind thoughts, networking his story, and for your financial support. In these crazy times, it’s so reassuring to know that there’s still so much goodness in the world.

PS: Jeffrey has his own facebook page! Add him as a friend to keep track of his amazing progress.

extreme dog makeover: lala

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

I went to Pawd Squad yesterday to meet some new baby Rotties and found out some great news: LaLa found a home!

I photographed this sweet Pit girl in the very beginning of May, and she’s been looking for a home ever since. Despite whatever people may think about pit bulls, LaLa is the gentlest, sweetest girl ever. All she wanted was for someone to pet her and love her. Once you started petting her, she’d lean her whole body into yours and just didn’t want you to stop.

I also have to give a shout to Tina, the woman who pulled LaLa out of the North Central shelter, right before she was to be euthanized. The “before” photos are from Tina’s blog — you can see videos of how scared LaLa was at the shelter and how far she’s come under Tina’s tender loving care.

Well that’s one less dog needlessly killed in a shelter. And that’s just fantastic.

extreme dog makeover, pt 4.

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Here’s the fourth installment of my “Extreme Dog Makeover” series.

I take photos of dogs every weekend for a group in town called Pawd Squad. Oftentimes, another volunteer takes snapshot of a dog before I get a chance to take a portrait. While their photos are really great, sometimes they lack that “doggy essence” that really conveys what the dog’s personality is all about. And this, my friends, is is where I come in!

Meet Jefferson! He’s the sweetest, most handsome young guy who loves car rides and puppies! His bio at the Pawd Squad says:

Hi there! My name is Jefferson. I was running the streets when a Paw’d Squad volunteer found me with this rope tied around my neck. She started crying when she saw my burned back and got me up to Paw’d Squad headquarters right away. I’m really a nice - I love other dogs and car rides and people and I really don’t understand why someone tried to burn me. Maybe they didn’t like me because I’m cross ‚ eyed. Now don’t get me wrong, I can see real good. It’s just a little hard to focus sometimes so if you throw a ball, I’ll run after it — I just might not see where it lands right away but I promise I will find it and bring it back to you.

Jefferson has been in foster care for TWO YEARS NOW! He’s seen countless other dogs and puppies get picked every week, while waiting patiently for a home of his own. Yeah we all know puppies are cute, but  goofy, smiley, cross-eyed dogs are cute too! If you’d like to meet Jefferson or fill out an application, please head on over to the Pawd Squad page.