LALO (Service/Assistance Dog)

Chow Chow/German Shepherd
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Home:Palm Springs, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
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December 7th 2005

LALO loves cats, other dogs, loves to be walked and tummy rubbed

Loud noises as I found out when I clapped my hands to get his attention

Favorite Toy:
Loves to play with balls and be held and cuddled. He is a regular squeeze ball

Favorite Food:
So far we are feeding him Merricks kibbles but I am sure that we will spoil him with home cooking

Favorite Walk:
Lalo loves long walks. VERY energetic. He is very interested in everything and I think that he appreciates not being caged up. He discovered "roadruuners" and as with Pita tries to make a game of chasing them and can outrun most of them

Best Tricks:
Sit, stay, walk on leash, up and come. Also we discovered that giving Lalo a treat is no problem. I can toss a treat from across the room and he snatches it without a miss! How awesome. I can have my back to him and back hand a treat and he catches it

Arrival Story:
The volunteers of HARBOR SHELTER in San Pedro, California (Los Angeles County) have been supporters of our previous rescues from Harbor Shelter and were heartbroken that my other rescue had suddenly and mysteriously died at the Animal Hospital where He was being treated for a torn leg ligament. They sent us photos and bios of other dogs that were red listed (which means they die within 24 hours). We viewed the dogs available and since our Primary Chow, Pita at 14 had lost two dogs within the last 6 months, we decided to open our hearts one more time. We spotted LALO and immediately put our name on the save list so that LALO would not be destroyed. I read this dogs history and was again, abhored that someone would abandon a dog as precious as this. We immediately went to the shelter and met with Van, the Director and the volunteers who took such good care of LALO. It was a match made in heaven. I suppose that our Teddy and Layla had something to nudge us about. We adopted LALO.

LALO is exactly as described: A very loving, gentle soul that just wanted to be loved. I cannot believe or understand why he was in the shelter for 60 days and about to be destroyed. This is one very loving animal that is well trained, knows commands and is indeed a ball of fluff who loves to be loved. And so it shall be in our home with Pita and Jake.

Forums Motto:
I live for a good belly rub

Further info:
AS we just rescued LALO this day, we are going to explore his likes and dislikes. We have found though, that he loves car rides and wind in his face. He has not yet barked and is very gentle. LALO is seemingly a very devoted dog and we feel that God has smiled on our family once more in giving us an opportunity to have a loving creature in our lives and give friendship and love to our aging Pita.

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Service Dog Award:
Daddy opened up our mail this evening and I was the recipient of my OFFICIAL SERVICE DOG AWARD from the State of California. Hooray! I am now an Official Service/Therapy Dog. Even though my sister Pita is a Service Dog for life, she has gotten older and daddy is going to retire her soon, but I will be taking her place (but only as her 2nd in Command as an official Service Dog) (I even got my stinking Badge) BOL We are all so proud. Daddy is going to place the Badge on me officially on 11/11/09 Yay for me and Pita can now have her so very much deserved rest. BUT she is always number ONE in our hearts for life!

We have worked with Lalo to be ever so gentle as he came to us but has slowly become the ALPHA dog in the family. LALO is ever protective of Pita and has learned quickly to Protect both Jacob and myself with a German word that will unglue him and allow him to be aggressive and yet not bite, but Protect. He is perfect!

Desert Critters:
Living in Palm Springs, Lalo has decided that Road Runners and large rabbits are something to run for and try to corner. He has done so but has never harmed them. He likes to make a game of it. Beep Beep! Not like Wyle E Coyote, he is fascinated by their speed and tries to outrun them.

Since we acquired Lalo, he has grown fond of us and is protective and loving at the same time. He is very docile around Pita the senior Chow in the family and loving. He is certainly a one man show but is relaxed and seems to know his place. Loves to chase tennis balls and frisbees, love cuddling and likes to sleep almost on top of you. Very gentle unless provoked.

LALO has been trained and received from the State of California his certification as a Service/Therapy Dog. Loves children and seems to love those who are disabled. Does not eat children but loves them.

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Wow! A long walk and daddy stopped at that forbidden zone

May 6th 2013 10:55 pm
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Daddy and I had a very cool time out at the park. I chased myself to death. We stopped at a watering hole but there was no water there. Daddy made them give me water and he had a couple of cups of water too. We decided that it was time to go. Daddy fell asleep in the van. 30 minutes later, we got home and we are safe. Daddy is happy and I got a chicken cooked with some little red potatoes. (Shhh! Don't tell him that it makes me fat. I love the food and the cooking for me. He even makes me some eggs in the mornings when he is not a 'well woman" LOL.


Just trying to catch you up with me and daddy

April 13th 2013 7:27 pm
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Hi all my dearest friends. We are sorry that we have not been on DOGSTER for a very long time however, I know that dad never stops advocating and talking about it to all his friends and mine.
Dad has had a very hard time coming back to DOGSTER because he had such a difficult time getting over so many losses. I think his heart died when Pita left us. I miss her too.
This evening we came back to Dogster because we were talking with a young film and documentary maker, LUKE JADEN (you can look him up on IMDB.COM). Dad is about to make a couple of documentary films and a political commercial for a friend running for Senate.
While dad and Luke were talking, we discussed things in common and aside from me (of course), dad asked Luke to look at Dogster and a few of the photos and videos. End result, I think they got closer to understanding what dad wants in various films and gives him a better idea of who dad is.
We had him watch the tribute to TEDDY. Daddy got all sad again, but I know that I am number one in his heart now. I can tell. You should see me on Facebook. Whoof. So dad will be going back onto dogster again on a more regular basis besides; he absolutely must post a million more photos of me on there. I am so darn cute!
Barking a love and smug hug to all - love LALO and of course, daddy too.


Our journey to the midwest.

March 19th 2012 10:14 pm
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Daddy had to drive to Chicago to tend to a funeral so while we were out her we drove up to Minnesota to visit his sister and I got to play in snow. Intresting stuff. Afterwards, we drove out to Michigan (Ann Arbor) area, to visit his kid brother. We are currently staying here and enjoying some good old fashioned country living. Will keep you posted and will try to take some new photos. Love to all, Lalo

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