<THEO: SAFE, HAPPY & HOME - AT LONG LAST>
This Adoption Picture Says It ALL.
Knowing what tragic shape he was in, and that he had given up, and had ZERO trust in humans, and what his Rehabilitation required...and then to look at this boy now, Smiling, Dancing around, and SO VERY LOVED, is EXACTLY WHY We Do This Daily.
CONGRATS Stav, Adi, and brother Bisly:
Thank you for answering Theo's dream of having a FAMILY to Protect, Want & Love him.
THEO: If you only knew, little man, how many hearts Worldwide you have Touched & Inspired.
Live Like Yesterday Never Existed...and that Today & Tomorrow are All That Matters.
Thank You: Hope For Paws, Eldad, Annie Hart, our many Scouts...and all of YOU Brilliant, Supportive Humans out there, that Took Note, Watched, Followed, and Cared about
THEO's Journey Back.
MUCH RESPECT & APPRECIATION to Queen Latifah, and her Awesome Producers, Staff & Crew, from The Queen Latifah Show, who Thoughtfully Wished to share Theo's Journey even wider. WATCH THEO's Segment HERE:
PLEASE SHARE THIS PICTURE FAR, FAR OUT THERE.
LET US SHOW THE WORLD WHAT IS POSSIBLE WITH COMPASSION & AFFECTION.
Yes, sadly, awful things happen...and we humans - with Humility, Kindness & Grace - can Heal-Repair-Apologize-Honor-Nurture these animals that have been so let down. THANKS for being part of that.
Theo's Original Video: youtu.be/jxEQFTpwJG0
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The Mutt Scouts Will Be Running for THEM.
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1 week ago
<THEO: The Queen Latifah Show - TODAY - SNEAK PEEK>
This little SURVIVOR pup, that has won the hearts of MILLIONS, will be appearing with Queen Latifah, TODAY, Monday, September 22.
Check Your Local Listings & Set your DVRs, and See What Is Happening In This Pic.
Here is the episode link:
In Los Angeles: 2:00 pm CBS (channel 2) & 7:00 pm KCAL 9.
Eldad of Hope For Paws, Jf from The Mutt Scouts & Theo meet with Queen, and catch people up on what has been going on with this little unassuming HERO, who fought daily to stay alive, as he lived hidden under dumpsters & trailers for over a year.
PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR & WIDE.
Then head on back here later today for a NEW and UPDATED photo of Theo, that is SURE TO CAUSE A SMILE.
THANK YOU to Queen and her Amazing Staff & Crew, to always-Supportive Eldad, ever-Dedicated Annie Hart...and to YOU.
Yes, YOU all have been so hugely Compassionate, Thoughtful, and Enthusiastic from THE MOMENT Theo became a Mutt Scout. You reinforce our Trust & Inspiration in the Worldwide Animal & Human Community, and it is an Honor to Have Happened Upon Such Kind, Fine People.
Have You visited Hope For Paws on Facebook? Now is a Great Time.
You have NOT SEEN Theo's original video?
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Hope For Paws & The Mutt Scouts will be on the Queen Latifah show today, September 22nd. with special guest star: THEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxEQFTpwJG0 You can see PART of this interview here: queenlatifah.com/lifestyle/heroes/hope-for-paws-mutt-scouts-theo-rescue/ - BUT you will have to check your local listings to see THE WHOLE THING :-) I posted a bunch of photo updates from behind the scenes (plus other rescue stories) on our Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75 Later on today I will post last night's intense rescue story!!! The potential for disaster was just HUGE, but with some amazing help from Lisa Merkin who did some crazy brave stuff that I would never expect anyone to do, we were able to save the dog! Special thanks to the neighbor who agreed NOT TO SHOOT me or Lisa (but warned us that next time he might). Have a great week!!! Eldad
1 week ago
<THEO: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...>
No Doubt, this is not a Euro-Rock band set to take America by storm. Just a few of us Scouts - and Theo Supporters - who went along to our visit, and taping, on the The Queen Latifah Show.
From left: two-time Mutt Scout pup-adopter, Todd, Nikki, JP, Jf...and photobombing this moment is the sweetest little Pittie and girlfriend to Theo, Crouton.
Eldad from Hope For Paws also joined in the fun.
Queen Latifah was Amazing, so very sincere, and SUCH an animal advocate. Her entire staff was Gracious, Inviting, and full of Charm. And little Theo was nervous for his BIG MOMENT when......
...Not that fast...
You'll just have to tune in and watch.
Monday, September 22nd. Check your local listings.
PLEASE SHARE this post, so that other Theo lovers, can tune in and see what happens to this unsuspecting HERO.
There is SO MUCH information The Mutt Scouts would like to share with the public regarding Compassionate Care for our animals, and how we can be Better dog & cat guardians, and make Better choices for our animals. We shared a bit more on the QL web, after the taping. It would be a full honor to return to this fine show, to invite more discussion about our shelters, our streets, and our communities, and how we can ALL move - united - to reduce pet over-population, neglect, and reduce the euthanizing in our County and City Shelters. Telling stories of Survival, like Theo, are such a GREAT way to bring all those points home...
Do what you can in your World to Help others, Help THEM.
Give an extra hug to the pups and kitts in your Life, that make each day a Happier, more Exciting, and WAY More Loving Place To Live.
Happy Weekend Y'all.
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To Pledge To Our RACE - yes we are running - To Save More Lives.
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2 weeks ago
<THEO UPDATE - TELEVISION DEBUT>
Well now he went and did it.
Theo is hanging out with Royalty - Today.
Yup, Theo will accompany The Mutt Scouts & Eldad of Hope For Paws, and Theo's bestest buddy & former Pit Bull nurse-maid, Crouton, to meet with Queen Latifah, and be guests on The Queen Latifah Show.
We are So Very Excited, that this former little ravaged soul, who was a street dog for over a year, living under dumpsters & trailers, after his family moved away and left him - has warmed so many hearts with his Bravery & Willingness to move past the devastation he lived, and learn to TRUST again.
With over 8 Millions views to his Awesome viral video that also features Annie Hart - who was instrumental in lifting Theo off the streets, and into our hands to Rehabilitate - Theo will represent for all the animals that live on the streets, desperately waiting for us to show them the way out....and into a New, Safe, Loving & Trusted World.
More details, air-time, and so on, as we get them.
Please send Good Vibes our way for Theo's TV debut.
We Love that Theo Inspires folks to Adopt.
More Lives Saved is a GREAT thing.
PLEASE SHARE this post so others can be Updated on Theo.
If you have not seen Theo's video,
HERE you go:http://youtu.be/jxEQFTpwJG0
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2 weeks ago
<THEO: RACE FOR THE RESCUES>
Human's Name: JF
Quote: "I'm all about that Race, 'bout that Race, no Trouble..."
Why Am I Racing? I'm racing for Theo. I'm running for THOR. I'm staying focused for Bert & Katrina. I'm sweating for Georgette,
Seven & Bugle.
In honor of these SPECIAL kids from this last year, I am participating in The Rescue Train's 5K @Race For The Rescues, on October 18th, because there are So Many more Special-Needs, Shut-down, Shocked, and Saddened Souls out there, that The Mutt Scouts TEAM would be HONORED to LIFT OUT.
The Team needs your Support to make that a Possibility.
We are a Band Of Volunteers that assemble to make this Happen.
Every Penny Raised Goes To The Pups - No salaries happening here.
Doing whatever you can, does more than you even know.
You read the Rescue & Rehabilitation stories we are So Happy to share with you. Your $5, $10, & $20 or more pledges will Put Us where we need to head > closer to our goal > and ready to detail the NEW INSPIRATIONAL RESCUE STORIES - as they are able to happen - because of YOUR Kindness & Commitment.
Like always, YOU are part of the Team Scouts, YOU are deciding how many new kids we can SAVE & YOU are the reason we are
Able To Do More Than Ever.
We are Grateful for your Time with us.
Hey, if you want to Race WITH us, you can do that from the comfort of your own home. Ask Us for Details.
PLEASE, take a minute, and Join Us in Support of Our
MUTT SCOUTS Team HERE:
Big Time Appreciation For That!
See Which Mutt Scout Team Member is NEXT...and why they are Joining The Race.
***FOR THOSE OF YOU PATIENTLY WAITING FOR A THEO UPDATE: HE SAYS HI!!! Please come back here next Thursday,
the 18th, For An EXCITING Announcement.
We Bet, You Didn't See This One Coming...
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST - and Help Us Get Our Rescue Train Full-Steam Ahead.
THANK YOU AGAIN.
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3 weeks ago
<teamTHOR: THEY SURVIVED HELL -
NOW LET'S BRING THEM HOME>>> shar.es/LBAaa
There are aspects of life we DO NOT want to know about, nor look at.
It should be noted: There will be NO graphic images in our post or our link.
The World Is Waking Up -
And Wants To Make A Difference.
We are honored to have partnered with the Amazing Andrea Gung - who is pictured - and was especially instrumental in getting Bert, Safely to us.
Andrea is back in China now, and picking up Survivors from the recent YuLin DogMeat Festival.
Andrea will be bringing them home as Mutt Scouts.
We know the two pictured in the pink cage are Scouts, and we have asked Andrea to secure others, if possible.
We Need the Help of The Global Team.
To Scouts Everywhere: Please go to this link: shar.es/LBAaa
and read more about what we are doing. If you are able, even contributing a few dollars will make a difference.
ALSO, PLEASE SHARE THIS POST.
These are Survivors, who will be Celebrated, Nurtured, Wanted,
and that will need Loving Fosters and/or Homes.
EVERY PENNY raised will go to paying for their care, and securing these pups for a SAFE journey back.
Any money above that, if raised, will go to the other Survivors who are being Lovingly cared for by Animal Activists in China.
We, at The Mutt Scouts, do much rescuing locally, and are regularly pulling dogs from hoards, ferals, abuse, abandonment
and neglect cases.
Similarly, we believe that when help is needed - even on the other side of the world - that there is No Limitation to Compassion.
And Awareness Happens from EVERYWHERE:
Ask THOR, BERT, THEO and So Many Others.
As You All know, we volunteer our Hearts & Souls Daily and Diligently to turn Lives Around, to give opportunity for Love where there was none, and ultimately to bring you the Happy Comfort of knowing that they are HOME, ADORED, AND SMILING.
We Need Your Help To Make That Happen For These Kids.
THANK YOU SCOUTS.
PLEASE SHARE BECAUSE YOU CARE.
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER.
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2 months ago
<CONNOR UPDATE> Remember poor Connor - the first Partner Pup between The Mutt Scouts & Hope For Paws - who was found laying on the roadside, severely injured and near death? This Sweet Soul had been ravaged with dog bites, and was left for dead, and had endured such severe, blatant neglect that had come before, that left him with hundreds of maggots in his ears. All were uncertain if this little guy would pull through, but he gathered enough fight to make it!
After we received Connor as a Mutt Scout, he went to our most perfect Nurse, Heather, for his Physical & Emotional Rehabilitation. Well, trust that Connor not only Survived, but Flourished.
He is looking Might Handsome sitting on his own couch. Oh, wait, did we say "his own" couch?
We have some Big Exciting Connor news: To read the entire story and see who exactly Connor is hanging out with now - and Forever - and how FATE works its Magic Hands in our lives when
we Need It Most, head on over and read the entire Beautifully written Connor Adoption story- and see his Adoption Pic - on Annie's Page HERE: Annie Hart.
Congrats to the New Family.
Thank You Eldad, Hope For Paws, Annie, The Scouts, Heather, and of course Connor...
Who listened to the Wise Advice of THOR, THEO & BERT:
NEVER GIVE UP.
PLEASE SHARE to show others what is possible.
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2 months ago
<THEO! WOW- THANKS 95.7> With a WHOPPING 375,000 SHARES & over 4 MILLION VIEWS to Theo's video on 95.7's Awesome page alone - IN ADDITION to the nearly 3.3 MILLION views that exist on YouTube - makes Theo the Sweetest and Most Humble Celebrity We Know. Thanks Eldad, Hope For Paws, Annie Hart, Theo's Pit & Pit-Mix Nurses & The Scouts for making Theo's New Life Possible. Theo will be making an announcement Soon. Even Sooner: Remember Theo's Survivor-Poodle pal Connor, another daring rescue, who was in such bad shape, it was believed he might not make it? Stay Tuned Here, and Check Back for Connor's Update. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
FASNTASTIC! A terrified abandoned dog gets rescued. His transformation will warm your HEART <3 Thank you guys! www.facebook.com/HopeForPawsCalifornia and www.facebook.com/TheMuttScouts PLEASE SHARE so we can find Theo a loving forever home <3
2 months ago
<THEO + CLEATIS SAY HELLO + UPDATE> Theo wanted to check in with you all and sends his FINEST regards. Seen here hanging on with one of his Favorite ladies/Nurses/Teachers, Cleatis, Theo continues to get Happier, more Comfortable & more Trusting every day. Some have written and asked how Theo is, or how come he is not already in his new home, and it is important to remember that this is a process, and different every time. As everyone is an individual, we are traveling at Theo speed.
This little man was fending for himself on rough streets for A YEAR. Half Of His Life. So after his body healed itself of a broken femur, and several secondary illnesses, there is still emotional healing occurring Every Day. While he became social around other pups, Theo was frightened of humans. How would he have any Trust of them after they had failed him miserably up until his capture? Thrilled to report now that Theo is actually SO MUCH more responsive to people now, and actually gets Excited when we walk up to greet him versus the beginning, when he would run away and hide. Theo will eat out of your hand now, versus standing there frozen and shaking when his food was set down, when he first arrived.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is not just for humans.
Part of rehabilitation is our daily efforts to help pups gain the Confidence they need - and deserve - to carry Forward with them to their Adoptive Families.
All that said, Theo has been meeting folks that we selected from him MANY thoughtful applications. He is actually having some second meetings this week, and we are letting him decide. So important that he LOVES his pup brother or sister, so again, we take the time to make it a GREAT fit. We have a number of other pups presently, that we do the exact same for.
We are in this For Life, and view adopters as partners. We will always be there to be a resource, an ear, and a friend.
The minute Theo looks up to us and tells us He Is Home, we will know, and announce it to you all.
You have sent this pup Amazing Amounts of Kindness, Encouragement & Unfiltered LOVE, and we SO APPRECIATE YOU, and the Community that understands our Dedication to Healing these kids & giving them the Life they ALWAYS DESERVED. We are a Team of Scouts that volunteer countless hours of our lives to these kind of broken Souls - to counteract the trauma that others have inflicted...to undo what should have NEVER been done.
THANK YOU ALL for your Support. Additional Thanks to Eldad, Hope For Paws, Annie Hart, and our little buddy Theo....
who will have a New Last Name soon enough.
If you are new to Theo, and have not seen his Viral Video, you can view it HERE: youtu.be/jxEQFTpwJG0
Please Consider Helping us to Save More Lives.
A Few Dollars Goes Further Than You Know.
And EVERY PENNY Goes To The Pups.
If you are looking for someone like Theo, that needs needs the Safety of a Loving Foster or Adoptive Family, write us, and we will introduce you to some Sweet pups that cannot wait to
tell you their story.
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2 months ago
<GOOD BOY PERCY!> Such a Sweet, Happy kid. Percy has come such a long way. This Handsome kid was living on the streets a couple months ago, and is now moving into his own home with his Kind New pops, Ron. When Percy was first rescued from the streets he was uncertain of who he could Trust, which is completely understandable. Through much Affection and Conditioning Percy came to understand he was Safe & Wanted. Really Wanted. Ron saw Theo's video, and went searching on our site and saw Percy's pic. He was instantly smitten, so Ron and his friend came by our recent Mobile Adoption to meet. Needless to say after looking at this HAPPY picture, an INSTANT bond was formed.
Congrats and Thank you Ron for choosing to Adopt, and for the excellent decision you made. Thank you Theo, Eldad, Hope For Paws, & Annie Hart for the Powerful Viral Video that brought these two together.
And Percy: Thank YOU for Trusting what we told you:
'Someone will Love you like we do. You Deserve it. You always did.'
Now Go Enjoy Life, Buddy.
#MuttScouts #Adopt #FamilyMembers
For those of you asking, Theo is Wonderful. Happier, More Confident, and sharing More Smiles than ever. There is no time-line in Rehabilitation. Wounds happen physically, but they also happen emotionally. Every day is a step in the Forward direction. Theo has been meeting different families and their pups to see where he best fits in. Theo will be making his decision about his Lucky Loving Family in the near future, and you can Trust we will keep you notified.
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2 months ago
<MEANT TO BE> These two Beautiful Souls were destined to meet. Though on very different paths they happened upon each other through chance....which is another name for Fate.
Dog # A599276 had just been rescued from the Phelan Hoard and Abuse Case in San Bernardino by The Mutt Scouts, just as Francesca recently realized she wished to add the Love of a canine companion to her life. Actually Francesca had written about our much loved Theo and came to our Saturday Mobile Event, and was instantly captured by Laverne's Energy, Story of Survival, and her Sweetest Disposition. Once she held her in her arms, there were tears flowing, and so began their bond...and their Ever After.
Once something is Meant to Happen, the Timing and the Details
Take Care Of Themselves.
Pretty Awesome to think that there is someone out there NOW that Needs YOU...and is working their way toward Your Embrace.
Congrats Francesca & Laverne.
Have a Great Week, All. - Jf
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2 months ago
<SAFE> Good News to report that all 38 of the Phelan Hoarding & Cruelty Case dogs, that were in such horrific condition - are SAFE. These dogs - and 17 cats - were all living crammed in a diseased, filthy, dark living room in someone's "home." We headed down Saturday to Devore, on the One Year Anniversary of our many trips to the same shelter - where we took 10% of the 130 dogs from the Apple Valley Cruelty & Abuse Hoard - to do our part to help. Thoughts of Seven, Georgie, June-July, Bugle, April May & Mary came rushing back. We returned to LA with five new kids. Though heartbreaking to see any animals behind bars, the difference after these kids were stripped of their own filth, and matting is Remarkable. Reminds us of our Sweet boy Theo.
Just unreal what some people are capable of. That said, there are other people, whose Compassion, Diligence, and Kindness counteract the ill ones. Rescues stepped up, and took these lost souls in. The amazing group Friends Of Freddie are to be applauded for all of their efforts. Their quick networking and the affection they offered these pups is so very respected.
Still awaiting confirmation on the status of the cats involved, on whether any remain at the shelter, awaiting HELP out.
Now the work begins as we 'start over' with these kids.
Time to teach them from their New Beginning, of their WORTH, and show them that TRUST is something that can happen, and words like PLAY, HAPPY & HOME will soon be part of their vocabularies.
#MuttScouts #Introduce #Oscar #The #Sweet #Senior
MANY MORE TRANSFORMATION Pics Coming.
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3 months ago