The Rescue Center
Villalobos Rescue Center works ceaselessly to give pitbulls another chance in life. Each and every dog taken in gets spayed or neutered and is given any medical treatment necessary. We work patiently to reacclimatize fearful dogs to the loving care of a human, so that they may eventually be adopted. In some cases, these dogs have never had a kind word or touch, and it is a slow process. After determining temperaments and compatibility factors, we begin that long search for the perfect home.
The placement process is extremely slow. Unfortunately, pit bulls are their own worst enemy -- their loyalty and devotion make them the perfect victim. Have we already forgotten about Petey? He was the loyal ring-eyed dog of the Little Rascals. Yes, Petey was a pit bull! You see the dogs themselves haven't changed -- we have!
We've turned these all-American family dogs into the killing machines. It is our responsibility to turn this around. We owe it to them. After all, aren't they man's best friend?
On any given day, VRC cares for between 150 and 200 pit bulls here at our 10-acre facility. As you can imagine, the costs associated with running an operation of this magnitude are overwhelming. Our monthly operating expenses have now increased to $15,000, and our vet bills stay at an average of $5,000.
Here nestled in the hills of the high desert, dogs who have suffered in silence will never hear another gun shot or the siren of a pursuing police car. Every night they will fall asleep to the yipping of coyotes and the soothing hoot of the owl. They are safe and content. The only thing missing is a home of their own. Please help us to help them.
To learn more about Villalobos Rescue Center, visit their Web site.
To donate directly to VRC, click the photo below to visit their PayPal donation page.
The Underdawgz Program
We are an organization of controversial yet dedicated people who have one goal in mind: offering hope and another chance at life to those who have made mistakes along the way. This goes for our two-legged friends as well as our four-legged ones. Our rehabilitation program is a team effort by both man and dog. One could not succeed without the other. Our on-site program creates an atmosphere in which individuals mainstreaming back into society from incarceration will not be judged by their past or their "tough guy" appearance.
Our dogs don't care what you've done or what you look like. Hell, most of them are in the same situation too. Our ranch environment allows both dog and man to take their time learning what life is all about all over again and to learn from the mistakes that they have made in the past. Our main focus is training and rehabilitation -- no matter how long it takes! All these individuals, both human and dog, have are their hopes and dreams, and that is something no one can take from them. We are here to show them that every day is precious; every day is the chance to prove yourself and in the words of James Dean, "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." Words of wisdom from yet another misunderstood outlaw.