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Volunteer With Us

Our rescue would not be successful without people like YOU who are willing to lend a helping hand. If you are interested in volunteering with our rescue, please complete a volunteer application either download to print or fill in online. We look forward to working with you! Here are just a few ways you could [...]

Donate

Because we are a non-profit organization, we are 100% funded by private donations. Our rescue is 100% volunteer based, we do not receive compensation for our time.Your donations are used solely for the purpose of providing care for our animals and are tax deductible under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service and State of [...]

About Us

Lovebugs Rescue is a foster based animal rescue located in Southern California. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization under 501(C)(3). Our goal is to work with local animal shelters that are overpopulated so we may lessen the amount of animals being euthanized unnecessarily. Our hope is that we can [...]

Online Adoption Application

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Online Volunteer Application

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Lovebugs 2013 Calendar

Support Lovebugs Rescue By Purchasing Our 2013 Calendar! For ONLY $1/month! For Only $12 each (includes shipping by USPS) you will receive this irresistibly cute 12 month calendar featuring a few of our adorable rescue successes. Nationally, 60 percent of dogs that enter animal shelters never leave.  100% of the proceeds from this calendar benefit [...]

KTLA News 10/29/12

 

Good Day LA 10/25/12

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LoveShopGive 4 Lovebugs Rescue

Every Purchase Made At LoveShopGive's Website & Retail Store Location in Tustin, CA  gives 20% To Us!  Be sure to use this link or tell them we are your charity of choice!

EASY Ways to Support Lovebugs Rescue

We have some incredibly easy ways you can support us! We hope you'll participate in the following programs and encourage friends, family members and colleagues to help too. Continue Reading to learn how you can support Lovebugs Rescue!   Every time you shop online at Amazonsmile.com, a percentage of your sale goes to Lovebugs Rescue. Click [...]

Join Lovebugs In The Race For The Rescues OC!

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at The Great Park - 7 am - 12 pm Join Team Lovebugs Rescue! Register for the 1K Dog Walk, 1K Kids Run, 5K, 10K or Couch Potato Race, select Lovebugs Rescue as your team & then create your very own personal fundraising page to help us meet our goal of [...]

This St. Patrick’s Day…

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Years of lovable kisses are waiting for you
with our wonderful Lovebugs available for adoption!

To view our adoptable pets, please click here.

K-9 Corner July 2013

A huge thank you to Megan Medick with K-9 Corner for having us as their featured July rescue group! We had so much fun sharing our loveable Lovebugs on camera, and we even got a few of our foster mom's to go on camera! Watch Our Clip Above NOW To Help Us Find Homes For [...]

Lovebugs on Good Day LA 10/29/13

Holiday Travel Tips

The holidays are one of the peak seasons for travel, and with a little planning; it can be the perfect time to take your furry family member with you. Whether you are off on a ski vacation, visiting family or perhaps enjoying a coastal road trip during the holidays, having your best friend along can [...]

Thank You for Attending Our 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Lovebugs Podcast for KX 93.5

Dapper Dog Social Broadcast on KTLA Featuring Lovebugs Rescue

Dapper Dog Social Broadcast on KTLA

LoveShopGive for Lovebugs Rescue

Every Purchase Made At LoveShopGive's Website & Retail Store Location in Tustin, CA  gives 20% To Us!  Be sure to use this link or tell them we are your charity of choice!  

Help Save Whisper

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PLEASE HELP US RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR WHISPER'S LIFE SAVING HEART SURGERY! 

OUR NEED: $4,000 - $5,000
DONATE TODAY AT: WWW.LOVEBUGSRESCUE.ORG/DONATE

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Happy New Year!

Cheers To Saving More Lovebugs in 2012! With the arrival of a new year inevitably comes a variety of new year's resolutions.   Many people vow to be more organized, eat healthier, keep in touch with family better, and so on.   How about becoming a foster parent for a shelter dog in need? Our rescue would [...]

January 2012 Happy Tail: “Olivia” – From Emergency Room To Miracle Recovery

Found matted on deaths door in an overcrowded kennel. On a trip to Riverside Shelter we found sweet Olivia getting trampled in an over crowded kennel.  Olivia was skin and bones, hiding in the corner of the kennel completely shut down. We took one look at Olivia and we decided right then and there to [...]

December 2011 Happy Tail: “Greta” – A Senior Pup Finds A Fabulous Home

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. To see Greta, aka, Coco today in her fabulous Newport Beach Townhome, one would never suspect that this sweet senior Chihuahua ever had it rough.  Coco was turned into the Baldwin Park animal shelter after being found wandering around an apartment complex. She must have [...]

Reader Rescue Story: Kota the Lovebug

Article from ILoveDogs.com This week’s story is about Kota, a Wheaten Terrier-Border Collie mix. Kota had no idea he was about to bring joy to a heartbroken man and help a couple to become stronger in their love, but that’s exactly what he did. We hope you enjoy reading his story as much as we [...]

February 2012 Happy Tail: “Razzleberry”, now named “Coco!”

Abused Backyard Breeding Dog Finds Loving Family In Lap Of Luxury! After starting her life as an abused breeding dog and then dumped at the Riverside shelter with multiple medical issues, we are pleased to announce that Razzy has chosen her forever family! Our little Razzy, now named Coco, has traded her dingy shelter digs [...]

March 2012 Happy Tail: “Amber,” now named “Tipitina!”

Deaf Austrailian Cattle Dog Finds Perfect Family With The Help Of Lovebugs & Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue Amber was rescued out of Riverside County Shelter with her mom Jewel and two siblings. This family was covered in hundreds of stick fleas, and each flea had to be plucked off by our vet.  Soon the family [...]

April 2012 Happy Tail: “Ireland,” now named “Emily!”

Neglected Momma Finds Love In Lovely Nellie Gail! This once badly neglected and discarded mom has chosen her new forever mommy and daddy and is living it up as a pampered princess in Nellie Gale Ranch. Ireland, now named Emily Dickenson, is enjoying her new family and loves to play and take walks with her [...]

SPRINGING TOWARD OUR 2012 GOAL!

We Need Your Help To Rescue 100 Lovebugs This Year! 2012 ADOPTION GOAL UPDATE Lovebugs Rescue is fortunate enough to have an amazing group of volunteers. These wonderful people all bring something different to our goal of guiding as many dogs as possible on their journey to their forever homes. We have volunteers that are [...]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Summer's Over… BACK TO SCHOOL! You think you are bummed… think about how Fido feels. Dogs Separation Anxiety - Common Symptoms and Treatment One of the greatest joys of dog ownership is the tight bond we experience and encourage with our dogs. However, if your dog becomes too reliant or dependent on you, dog separation [...]

Meet Magical Merlin Now Marly!

Abandoned 5lb Chihuahua Suffers Severe Chemical Burns! November 2012 - Merlin (blue chi) now named Marly has gone home with a new loving family and has a new furry sister named Baby! Sept 2012 - Magical Merlin was dropped off at the Orange County Animal shelter as a stray with no owner in sight. Merlin [...]

Special Needs Rescue: Suffers Foot Deformity

Little Lola In Need Of 2 Orthopedic Surgeries Miss Lola was on the way to the shelter, along with her brother, when we happen to be at the right place at the right time. We wisked brother and sister away to the safety of one of our foster homes. Shortly after getting the two settled, [...]

Inspiring Rescues:

Riverbed Rescued Mama "Hope" & her Pups This family was dumped the other night in a riverbed left to die. Thankfully, one of our previous adopters found the mom running along the trail. We asked them to take her back to where they found her to see if she would lead them to her pups. [...]

FALL in Love With A Lovebugs Rescue!

Order Our Lovebugs 2013 Calendar For just $1/month and get one for yourself and everyone you love... it will be a great stocking stuffer or small gift to give during the holidays.  This sweet mini calendar is 5.5" X 8.5" and features a few of our over 400 rescues thus far. > Click to get [...]

Please Think Before You Give That Gift!

Pets As Presents!            Movies and TV have given people the idea that adorable puppies make heartwarming holiday gifts. In reality it can often end in the heart-wrenching realization that this living, breathing "gift", is not a good fit for the family and they are now faced with the dilemma of [...]

Our Wishes For The New Year…

Funding For Our Medical Needs Rescues, Loving Homes For Our Rehabilitated Rescues & Awareness In Our Community Of The Imminent Need!   Last Chance To Buy Our Lovebugs 2013 Calendar For just $1/month and get one for yourself and everyone you love... it will be a great stocking stuffer or small gift to give during [...]

CAUTION: Poisonous For Your Pup!

pet-medicationMotrin, Advil and other human medications account for the vast majority of companion animal poisoning cases each year.  Other substances that are poisonous to dogs are obvious things most people have heard of like antifreeze and chocolate but there are many things that can make your dog sick that just might surprise you. Remember a dog is very much like a toddler and is quite likely to put anything that looks appealing or appetizing into their mouth.  Below is a list of items potentially dangerous to the health of your Lovebug that you may not be aware of.

Happy Tail: Max & Doug

 We received a call from a family who desperately needed to surrender their Maxht3Aussie/Boarder Collie mix. We did the typical run down of asking for some basic information and photos of the dog.  One look at his mugshot and we said "yes, we will take him in!" About a week after taking Max into our rescue, we realized good looks and good manners did not go hand in hand. While Max was responsive to basic obedience commands and proved to be smarter than the average dog, Max began to show signs of being “off”. Max began to lunge at people and other dogs for no known reason. His behavior was so unpredictable, that we were not sure what his trigger points were. We quickly enrolled Max into a board and train program experienced with Aussies where they confirmed this behavior.

Donate To Spring Us Towards Our Goal Of Saving 200 Dogs This Year!

Annual-needAverage routine medical costs for 200 dogs in 1 year:

• Microchips: $1,300
• Grooming: $1,500
• Vaccine/Deworming Litters: $2,100
• Board & Training: $2,600
• Shelter Pull Fees: $3,200
• Spay/Neuter: $11,000

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In 2012, Lovebugs Rescue put $46,000 towards our rescues major medical surgeries, treatments, & care.  This does not include routine medical, care, microchips, worming, vaccines, grooming, etc.  We are 100% volunteer based Non-Profit 501c3 Rescue.  We need your support to be able to continue on our mission.

Happy Tail: Luna – Lovebugs Largest Rescue To Date

CocoHTOur not so little Lovebug Luna found herself discarded at a high kill shelter by her former owners when they decided to move but not take the "house" with them. Weighing in at 140 lbs, Luna is our biggest lovebug yet! Luna is an Old English Sheepdog and had been terribly neglected by her former family. We gave Luna a much needed grooming, began treatment on both eye and ear infections, and started her on a healthy diet along with some small walks to start shedding the extra 40 lbs of weight she has been carrying around. It wasn't long before Luna's family to be saw her on our facebook page and fell head over heels. Luna's family had recently lost their beloved New Foundland and was ready to open their hearts and home to another furry giant. We couldn't have asked for a better match for Luna. Her family reports that she has melted their hearts!

Join Lovebugs In The Race For The Rescues OC!

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at The Great Park - 7 am - 12 pm Join Team Lovebugs Rescue! Register for the 1K Dog Walk, 1K Kids Run, 5K, 10K or Couch Potato Race, select Lovebugs Rescue as your team & then create your very own personal fundraising page to help us meet our goal of [...]

See Lovebugs On K-9 Corner All Month!

Featuring Our July Lovebug Rescues A huge thank you to Megan Medick with K-9 Corner for having us as their featured July rescue group! We had so much fun sharing our loveable Lovebugs on camera, and we even got a few of our foster mom's to go on camera! Watch Our Clip Above NOW To [...]

Lovebugs On Good Day LA LA

Halloween Hopefuls All Dressed Up & Ready For New Homes

Over $18,000 Raised For Lovebugs At The Race For The Rescues OC!

Team Lovebugs Rescue raised $18,161 and reached 73% of their goal of $25,000 for the OC Race for the Rescues. We were the NUMBER ONE team in the Orange County race! We are so appreciative of all our hard working volunteers who participated in this event and raised money for our cause. Thank you!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

at The Great Park - 7 am - 12 pm

GO Team Lovebugs Rescue!

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Photo Fund Raising and Adoption Event

Say Cheese!!! Pet Photo Shoot to Benefit Lovebugs Rescue. Join us on January 25, 2014 for a fun filled pet photo shoot with Paw Print Foto! Please call Mayra with Pooch Sitter at 714-310-2050 or email mayra@poochsitter.com for a reservation. We will also have Lovebugs available for adoption.

Holiday Travel Tips

 

The holidays are one of the peak seasons for travel, and with a little planning; it can be the perfect time to take your furry family member with you. Whether you are off on a ski vacation, visiting family or perhaps enjoying a coastal road trip during the holidays, having your best friend along can make the trip more fun and enjoyable.

Here are some holiday travel tips for you and your pooch -

 

Tis’ the Season for Giving

We can't do the work that we do without the generosity of our supporters. Together, we can make a difference. 

Cash For Cupid Fund Drive

Will you be our Valentine? During the month of February, show your love by joining our Cash for Cupid fund drive to benefit Lovebugs Rescue. To join, simply  drop in a dollar (or more)  in an envelope, or, write a check, and mail to: Lovebugs Rescue PO Box 953,  Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 No Stamps? [...]

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Fall for a Lovebug!

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 This season, fall for one of our many Lovebugs available for adoption. 

Tis the season for giving

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

For information about booking a 20 minute “Ask the Trainer” session, please click here to download. If you’re unable to attend but would like to donate, please click here.   Sponsored By:     Jody and Jens Hudson Shirley Jandron Tracy and Troy Muller Selly and Jeff Straight Tammy and Bill Walsworth Woof Lauren