Found: Echo Park pup without a chip or collar

Submitted by R. Keszek

I found the sweetest dog this evening hiding in a corner behind the house of a dog I was visiting for a walk. He doesn’t have a chip or collar and he doesn’t look like he was well taken care of so I’m actually not really interested in trying to track down where he came from. My original plan was to keep him until I could find a new home for him but he’s not neutered yet and when I tried to bring him home my male dog objected quite insistently. In the time I had him we met many other dogs and people and even a few cats and he was absolutely wonderful with everyone.

I was very fortunate to run into a great neighbor who was kind enough to offer to keep him in his garage/office (because his dog doesn’t like ANY other dogs) temporarily while I try to find him a home or a better foster. I absolutely do not want to see this dog go to the pound and I certainly can’t expect my neighbor to keep him indefinitely. I’ve already met one interested person but she said that although some people in her building do have dogs there is a policy disallowing it so she’s not sure she can adopt him.

Everyone who’s met him so far has adored him and he became attached to me very quickly so I have no doubt he’ll be an amazing companion for someone.  Send email to rocksalt_9@hotmail.com


  1. Please do not assume that because the dog is in what may appear to be rough shape that it was the fault of the owners. When dogs run away from home they very quickly, within a day or two, can go from having looked like a pampered pet to a rough street stray.

    I had a dog run away and I am 100% sure the person who found him and took him in said the same thing you did. And guess what? He was adored, deeply loved and taken care of when he was with me. Whoever has him clearly had the same mind set that you do, “…he doesn’t look like he was well taken care of so I’m actually not really interested in trying to track down where he came from.” You don’t know what you’re talking about.

    If you are serious about rescuing an animal you take it to the shelter and put your name on the dog if the owner does not come forward within the given amount of time at that shelter. Then a REAL rescuer tries to find the owner, putting up signs, posting it on Craigslist, K-9Alert, etc. Then, if the owner does not come forward, you bail the dog out of the shelter and find a home for it. DO NOT ASSUME THE ANIMAL WAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF AND LOVED.

    • Since the whole point of this post is to find this dog a home, clearly this person’s intentions are good. Please do not chastise someone who has made an effort to save an animal in trouble. There are not that many who would…

  2. What I forgot to specify is that this dog has a lot of scars, many many. Considering he’s an unaltered male with poorly cropped ears and lot’s of scars the chances are high that he was used for fighting, breeding or both. That said, he’s doing great, I just visited with him and his foster dad absolutely adores him too. He’s perked up a lot today, not so scared, much more outgoing.

  3. Im curantly looking for my dog TULA she must be looking not so well she gets brushed every day quite a few times a day she loves it. I appreciate anyone who goes out of there was to assist any animal. I wish the Latino man who has her would be kind enough to turn her into Lacy. St Shelter, oh all my posted flyiers have been taken down have to make more copies and post. My husband eye sight getting bad, he thought this was Tula. Thank you much. if found my cell is 323 236-0653

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