At 11 years of age, Indie and Choco lost their home when their military owner was deployed overseas. The senior dogs were surrendered to a high-intake, open admission animal control agency in southern California and because they are senior pit bulls, their odds of finding their way to a loving forever home were slim.
Fortunately, staff at the facility fell in love with the senior dogs and they reached out for help. The non-profit agency, Luvable Dog Rescue, answered the plea for help and today, the pair is in Eugene, Oregon, waiting for someone who is willing and able to provide them with a forever home. The rescue agency knows that the dogs are deeply bonded to one another and they have promised to do their utmost to find a home that these beautiful dogs can live in together.
The rescue group has shared glowing words about the bonded duo, “Choco and Indie have so much love to give! They have been doing great at Luvable for the past few months. They are housebroken, use the dog door regularly, are completely non destructive and very quiet/mellow house companions.”
Though Choco and Indie lost their home and family, they have managed to keep an amazingly happy demeanor – both dogs are described as snugglers who are known to wear endearing smiles on their faces.
These beautiful seniors have an incredible photographer in their corner. Sophie Gamand, who has created the beautiful Flower Power: Pit bulls of the Revolution photography art series, recently offered her exceptional talents to help Choco and Indie find a new home.
Gamand created the Flower Power art series to help change the negative perception of these often maligned dogs. Gamand stated:
“I created Flower Power to challenge the way we look at pit bull-type dogs. Everywhere around the world, these dogs are the victims of terrible prejudice and abuse, sometimes leading to terrible consequences such as the eviction of their owners, or the euthanasia of the dogs. “
Flower Power has been well received – to date, just over 150 dogs featured in her series have found their way into new homes. Gamand, and others like her, are fighting an uphill battle to save these often misunderstood dogs.
You can follow Sophie Gamand’s beautiful photography at this link to Facebook, and this link to Instagram.
If you or someone you know is interested in giving a home to Choco and Indie, please contact Luvable at firstname.lastname@example.org /www.luvabledogrescue.org.
Service members who may find themselves forced to find a new home for their beloved companions might start their search for help with the following organizations (who are always looking for foster homes).
– PACT For Animals (pactforanimals.org)
– Dogs on Deployment (dogsondeployment.org)
– Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org)
– Arizona Humane Society has a temporary placement program. http://www.azhumane.org/get-help-caring-for-your-pet/temporary-placement-programs/
Military Mutts Ranch Pet Boarding (militarymuttsranch.com) in California.
Photo Credits: @SophieGamand, www.SophieGamand.com and #PitBullFlowerPower
(Portions of this article were first published for FIDO Friendly Magazine)