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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Anyone a Star Wars fan?

Bring on the Star Wars fans!! We have a princess for you!

Meet Princess Leia 💖 She is looking for her Hans Solo! 😊

She is currently staying at The Animal Pad in La Mesa with her other force warriors, but she would love to have her own pad to spend her days. She does have some separation anxiety and is blind, but with a lot of love and caring, she will become your best friend! Check out this cutie pie below. I have attached some pics of her highness along with her information. She would love to be someone's forever princess!

Age: 5 years old

Gender: Female

Breed: Lab-Terrier mix

Weight: 50 lbs

Personality: She is coping with an empty nest syndrome (after her pups getting adopted) and seeks love and companionship.

Education: Working on bathroom and good with leash training. Needs help with separation anxiety.

Favorite Activities: Likes laying in the sun and enjoyed playing with her pups (now adopted).

Looking for: A home where she can be a loving companion and be with her people.

Special needs: She is blind and needs help with her separation anxiety.

Adoption Fee: $ 275

Princess Leia will be the queen of your heart!

Greetings! My name is Princess Leia. I’m a loyal, loving lady who can’t wait to find a home. I’m a 5-year-old, 50-pound, Lab mix. I’m spayed now. My rescue story isn’t exactly a walk through the galaxy… ahem, I mean the park! I am blind and was found in desperate conditions with a litter of puppies in Tijuana. When I got spayed, my funky eye was removed too. All my babies have been adopted and it’s been a bit ruff for this momma. I miss that companionship and hope to find a furever family to fill the void!

I’m a super sweet girl who is completely trusting of her people. I used to love playing with my puppies before they were adopted. Since arriving in the states, I haven’t had many interactions with other pooches. I hope that we’d be friends! I live with a cat and we get along just fine. My foster fam doesn’t have any kids, but I think the more hoomans around to give me love the better! When I’m not keeping my people company, you can find me basking in the sun for a nice snooze.

I’m working on my leash training little by little. I know that with more practice, I’ll enjoy walks soon! I’m bathroom trained, so you don’t have to worry about any accidents in the house. Due to all the recent changes in my little life, I’m coping with some separation anxiety. I do not like to be left alone and will experience anxiety if I do. However, I’m still new to this whole domesticated doggo thing! I think that with a loving household and training, I can start to develop my confidence.

Life hasn’t been easy, but I’m hopeful for the future! I’m a sweet, trusting girl with so much potential. I would be happiest in a home with people around to keep me company. So what do you say? Listen to the Force and adopt me today! My adoption fee is $275 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here:

Saturday, September 3, 2022

A Stud in a sweater

This little guy is Tiki

He is a 3 year old terrier mix weighing in at 25lbs. He is very playful and friendly! He does need eye drops and also currently on Prozac due to anxiety. Maybe with a lot of love and comfort from someone special, his anxiety will settle. Oh, and in case you haven't noticed, he is a cutie pie!

His current digs are at The Animal Pad but would really like his own couch and bed to call his own. Check out his information I have given below and also his pics, I didn't lie, he is CUTE!!  


Age: 3 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Terrier mix

Weight: 25 lbs

Personality: Very friendly and playful!

Education: Good with bathroom and leash training

Favorite Activities: Playing with other pups, sun bathing, eating treats, getting dressed up in his sweater collection, and getting love from his human!

Looking for: A loving family ready for the sweetest pup! He will thrive in an encouraging home with another dog.

Special needs: He needs lubricating eye drops 2-4 times a day, and already received eye repair surgery too. TIKI is very good with application of medication. He is on Prozac(~$10 a month) to help with anxiety.

Adoption Fee: $ 250

Let’s get this pawty started!

Aloha, friends! I’m Tiki, and I’m a 3-year-old male terrier mix, weighing about 25 pounds. I’m house-trained and potty-trained and neutered. I’m leash-trained, too, but I do get a little fearful outside with everything going on around me, but I am working on that and making great progress!

My past was anything but a day at the beach. I was set to be euthanized at the Riverside County Shelter, but thankfully I was rescued by TAP just in time! I have an eye injury where I’m unable to blink, and it’s believed to have been caused by abuse. I have received an eye surgery and will need daily eye drops to stay comfortable. I’m initially scared of humans because of what I’ve endured, but my foster mama said that I’ve been able to come out of my shell much quicker than she thought. Prozac is also helpful with my anxiety! Now, I’m just a sweet little lovebug!

My foster mama says I’m the best, most loving, and loyal dog you’ll ever meet!  Despite what I’ve been through, I’m still able to trust and love with my whole heart.  First and foremost, I love being around my foster family. I don’t have any separation anxiety when they leave, but boy, do I get excited when they come home! I also love giving kisses, sun-bathing, eating treats, and dressing up in my sweater collection. Did I mention I love other doggies? Playing around with my fellow canines is one of my favorite activities.  I think I’d do okay with cats and children, too, since I have such a big heart. 

My ideal home would be with a family who likes to get licks and who’d be willing to work with me to build my confidence. I’d love to have some doggy friends to play with, too.  I also require lubricating eye drops 2-4 times a day, but my foster mama says they are very easy to administer.  If I sound like a trip to paradise, let’s meet! My adoption fee is $250 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here:

Friday, August 26, 2022

Next up: Treasure!

First up I "gave you" Diesel a one-year-old Boxer mix with the best ears! And he is ready and waiting for his forever home! 

Now we switch it up and go to a sweet little special needs treasure, named Treasure! She is a year 2 old chihuahua mix and needs some extra care, but I am sure she will fill your life happiness definitely give you unconditional love! If you are unable to take in a special needs baby but still would like to adopt, check out The Animal Pad at, there are many dogs out there waiting for you!

Age: 2 years old

Gender: Female

Breed: Chihuahua mix

Weight: 6.5 lbs

Personality: Sassy and sweet princess!

Education: Needs bladder and bowel expression for her business, does not need diapers.

Favorite Activities: Fetch, walks, fetch, snuggles....did we mention fetch?

Looking for: A sweet, mellow home ready to open their hearts to this special girl. She will prefer a carpeted home for better mobility and wheelchair when outside.

Special needs: Needs bladder and bowel expression on her walks, does not need diapers. Uses wheelchair when outside.

Adoption Fee: $ 400

You’ve gotta meet this gem!

Hello, darlings! My name is Treasure, and I’m a 2-year-old, spayed Chi mix, weighing in at 6.5 pounds. True to my namesake, I’m a sweet girl who will only enhance your life! Sadly, I haven’t had the most dazzling past. I was found on the streets of Baja with rear leg paralysis, believed to have been hit by a car. As a result, my mobility is a bit limited. Indoors, I can scoot around unassisted (with carpet being easier for me than tile or wood), but when outdoors, I prefer to move around by using my wheelchair since my backside is prone to injuries when near concrete or rock. Due to this condition and the lack of sensation in my legs, I need to have both my bladder and bowels expressed. Thankfully, I don’t need to wear diapers, as I’m pretty good about doing my business during my regular assisted potty breaks.

Despite my special needs, though, I have a heart of gold and a glass-half-full mentality. I love cuddling and napping with you, and I adore being held. But in true Chi fashion, I am also a little spitfire! I love to run/scoot around all day and make you laugh. I have a zest for life, and I love cats and children of all sizes. Other doggies take me a little longer to warm up to, but all in all, I like having them around to play with. I also love playing with my toys and I even run to them first thing in the morning so that I can start squeaking and fetching! I have mild separation anxiety and tend to bark at strangers or when someone’s at the front door. I also have a bit of leash aggression to other doggies while out on a walk, but I am working on it and making progress!

My ideal household would be to anyone willing to open their heart and invest the time and energy to being my caregiver. I’d make a great companion to any type of family. If we sound like a good fit, follow the treasure map straight to TAP to schedule a play date! My adoption fee is $400 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here:

I am more than happy to reach out to the rescue with anyone that is interested. My email address is 

I will also cover the adoption fee for this sweet girl as well! 💖🐕

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

                                             Let's get these babies exposed!

I reached out to The Animal Pad and they gave me 4 dogs that are priority because they aren't getting any applications!! The more I work with the rescue and help with the dogs, the more heartbreaking it is to see these pups in kennels and the condition some of them are in. I really hope with these blogs getting out there that I will be able to help get these pups noticed and find their forever homes!! For each dog that I will "feature" I will use their information from the rescue's website so all of their backstory and information will be provided. 

This boy is the 1st of the 4 dogs.... 


Age: 1 year old

Gender: Male

Breed: Boxer mix

Weight: 65 lbs

Personality: Very loving and trusting!

Education: Good with bathroom, crate and leash training. Enjoys training.

Favorite Activities: Walks, playing with other dogs, training because he gets treat

Looking for: A loving family, moderately active, who can adore him! He will do great either as an only dog or even with dog siblings.

Special needs: Diesel has Canine Severe aortic stenosis. He takes a beta blocker to help with the management of the heart condition and will need to be it on for life. The medication's estimated cost is ~$13.00 per month, depending on market value. Diesel will need regular Cardiologist evaluation of his heart, and to monitor his medication efficacy.

Adoption Fee: $ 200

How could you not love this boy and his ears?! I feel for him because I am also on a bet blocker for a heart condition, so I can sympathize! Please pass this boy around to anyone that you know and ask them to do the same. We need to find him a home! 

I am more than happy to reach out to the rescue with anyone that is interested. My email address is
Looking forward to a lot of emails in my inbox!!

And one more thing... I will personally cover the adoption fee for this boy, so pass that along as well! 💖🐕


Saturday, August 20, 2022

15 years.... and still walking

Hello Everyone!

One of these days, I will prioritize my schedule and make time to stay on top of this blog!

Quick update, I had taken a couple months off from walking to try a job that provided benefits. Well, that didn't work out. As I went to work every morning, I realized this is not what I am meant to do. Benefits or no benefits. My heart lies with the puppies. So back to walking I go! No better benefits than kisses and tail wags!!

A lot of my clients were so happy to hear I was back, and I started walking the following week (in some cases, the next day!) I am truly blessed with the clientele I have and for so many years! 

I also started volunteering for a local rescue called The Animal Pad. They are located in La Mesa, Casa de Oro /Helix area. They are overwhelmed with all the dogs that they have and the condition some of these dogs are in. I have only been there for a couple weeks and I am learning a lot!

One thing I learned is a cancer that dogs can get. It's called Transmissible Venereal Tumor or TVT. It's different from other cancers, TVTs are transferrable between dogs. It is sexually transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact with the tumor that results in cancer cells being transplanted from dog to dog. The rescue has so many of dogs with this disease, it's heartbreaking. Thankfully it is curable tumor with the help of chemo treatments and has an excellent prognosis. 

I am hoping to be able to work with the shelter and "feature" a dog every couple weeks to get them some publicity and also share adoption events that we are having to get as much exposure to these babies as possible. 

Stay tuned!!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

4 Years have past....

Hello there!

Looking back at my posts, I see that it has been 4 years since my last blog. Yikes! Where does the time go?? 4 years ago I had turned 40 and had a tad bit more energy and memory space! I apologize for my lapse in writing!

What has been going on? My business Stop! Doggie Time! is now in it's 11 year of service. That's A LOT of miles and sneakers! I have tired out quite a few doggies out there! Also just recently my business was invited to the Better Business Bureau to become an accredited business. How cool is that? 

My boy Parker is doing really well. The boy has attitude! Example- If he doesn't get what he wants (mostly food/treats) he will 1st, stare at you from the corner of his eye. If that doesn't work, he will grab one of his toys and start doing laps in the house with it shaking and growling at it. Eventually if he still doesn't get his way, he goes to bed. This boy is too much!! 

                                                         Nope.. No attitude here!

He has come a long way from when I 1st brought him home 5 years ago. I am truly grateful for finding him and him picking me to be his Momma. 

I recently lost a client who I have been taking care of for over 6 years. She was a little pug who was pretty close to celebrating her 17th birthday. Her name was Aspen and she was a sweet little dog. Losing her sure has left a whole in my heart. It truly opened my eyes just a little more as to what life is about and our duties in this world to be kind and gentle to the ones that have no voice. There is too much violence, abuse and neglect against these babies and it needs to stop. If you have a fur baby at home, give them an extra squeeze and maybe that treat they have been wanting, you never know when the world can turn upside down.

I think I need to get Parker his treats now, he is truly staring a hole in the side of my brain!

Good night!

Monday, June 23, 2014

You may not be paying attention... but they are....

I've been walking dogs for 7 years now and have been around dogs all my life. We all want our babies to have their manners and basic commands down. We will take the time to teach them to sit, stay, come, etc.... Sometimes it takes some time for some dogs to get it and it can get a bit challenging but with a little patience and persistence, they succeed!

Have you noticed things that you say or do that your dogs get as if you trained them on purpose?

A few years back, my sister was away on travel for a good part of the year and I was taking care of my boy and my nephew. My nephew was on a eating schedule and had dinner every night at 5. We all know that dogs know how to tell time. (Although when we do a time change, they are off the hour but eventually get caught up). Every day at 4:55 Diego would start on me that dinner time was approaching. Diego was one of those that he would get right up to your nose (doesn't touch you but a sheet of paper width apart) and stare at you until you got up to feed him. Meanwhile, my boy Sebastian would sit in the back ground and let Diego do all the work. Dinner time came and I would say "fine" and off we went into the kitchen. Every day I would say fine to dinner or even to go out for a walk, not realizing that they were picking on this word and knew when that was said something was going to happen. I never realized that I was training them with the word fine, until my sister came back, had no idea of this, and one day said the word fine and the boys were at her feet. Uh Crystal......

When I walk my clients we tend to get on a path that we take and some of the neighborhoods would be a cul de sac to where we just walk to the end and turn around. Well, a couple of my clients that I have been walking for a few years now, I noticed I "trained" them with the word "OK". We would be walking and if I wanted to turn around and go back my one girl Binx would do a 90 degree turn to go back the other way. It was something I didn't notice until recently that they picked up on me saying "OK" and knew what I meant by that. Sienna was another pooch that picked up on that as well and to me that is pretty cool.

Another two "cool cats" that I walk, we tend to walk up and down side streets in their hood and when we walk to the end of the street, I would make sure there were no cars coming and say "OK, lets cross". I have been walking these two for a few years as well and had no idea that they picked up on me saying OK, lets cross. The second I say it they are crossing the street with me! Pretty cool...

Dogs are pretty amazing creatures and beyond smart. They are similar to little kids that are learning to talk, very impressionable and will pick up on what you say! Now if they can get sit & stay as fast as they learn "OK, lets cross" we'll be all set! Pay attention and watch what you say around these guys! :)

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