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Los Angeles Pup My Ride



Los Angeles (LA) Pup My Ride is a program started by Best Friends Animal Society that transports at-risk, small breed dogs from LA area shelters to communities where the demand is high but the supply is low. The mission is simple; get dogs out of local shelters to rescues and communities where there are waiting lists or open shelters for dogs that would otherwise die in Los Angeles shelters.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In some areas of the country, dogs are killed by the thousands because they were unlucky enough to land in an overpopulated shelter. In other parts of the country, shelters and rescue groups can't provide enough of those types of dogs to keep up with demand. The answer? LA Pup My Ride: a Best Friends program to get dogs out of shelters and puppy mills and into areas where they are most likely to find their forever homes.

How will this project solve this problem?

Each journey begins with a single step. Since its inception, thousands of lucky pups have started their journey with a ride. Since 2008, BFAS LA Pup My Ride programs have rescued and transported 6,589 dogs. The LA Pup My Ride program currently pulls dogs every Monday from the LA County shelters, LA city shelters, and other local shelters to transport the dogs to cities where there is a wait list to adopt small breed dogs, or the shelter has space to take them and get them adopted.

Potential Long Term Impact

The LA Pup My Ride program was developed to offer communities a 'rescue alternative' to pet stores and irresponsible breeders, therefore decreasing shelter euthanasia, increasing adoption, and saving lives. LA Pup My Ride demonstrates that when caring people work together, we get closer and closer to creating a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,245
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,755
Total Funding Goal: $12,000


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Project Leader

Myla Burns

Development Officer, Workplace Campaigns
Kanab, UT Utah United States

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Map of Los Angeles Pup My Ride
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