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Dog by Dog
Bill Foundation is a Los Angeles-based 501c3 non-profit Animal Rescue.
Here and now, we rescue as many dogs as possible to alleviate the suffering of those abandoned in shelters or on the street. We strive to provide the highest standard of vet care and training until our dogs are adopted into stable safe loving homes. Since receiving our non-profit status and beginning operation in May 2000, Bill Foundation has rescued and placed over 2200 dogs and counting.
In the beginning there was Bill, a 10-month-old Golden Retriever and Lab mix Jo and Peter Forman found starving and filthy, foraging in a trash can in August 1988. For ten years, Bill was a part of the Forman's family. He brought laughter, joy and the kind of wonderful companionship that only a dog can provide. When Bill lost his battle to cancer in 1998, the Forman's resolved to honor his memory by working to save other dogs like Bill who deserve a second chance at life. It was shortly after that the Bill Foundation was born.
BIll Foundation does not have an endowment, nor do we receive any funding from any city, county, state or federal sources. We rely solely on donations to continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place at risk dogs. Every dollar contributed brings us closer to the day when no dog is left behind. Your contributions directly support the rescue, care and placement of our dogs. With your tax deductible donation, we can continue this life-saving work.
Sadly, we are mourning the loss of a really great dog today named Daddy'O. We named him that because he was just so darn cool!
He was rescued in 2011 from a kill shelter and was adopted soon after his rescue. Unfortunately, he was returned to us shortly after his adoption.
Being a big dog and 6 years old, we knew Daddy might have to wait a while to find his forever family.
Most people are looking for small, young dogs and the ones that will give a bigger dog a home always want them to be under 2 or 3 years old.
Daddy lived at the ranch where our bigger dogs stay while he waited for his forever home. Little did we know he would be waiting for years!
In March of 2015, Daddy found his forever dad and the two spent the past 22 months doing everything together!
Even though their time together was short lived, we are thrilled that he had the best 22 months a dog could want. He spent his days hiking and playing with some of his dog buddies and welcoming anyone that wanted to pet his giant head.
He will be greatly missed by so many of us. He was a truly amazing dog. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, we want to pay tribute to an amazing dog that recently crossed the rainbow bridge too soon, Tabitha Lavender.
Tabitha was rescued from the shelter on the day she was scheduled to die because she had pneumonia and a broken pelvis.
Even with those two medical issues, Jo could tell that she was the sweetest dog and saved her from being killed.
Although Tabitha had fully recovered from the broken pelvis and pneumonia, she ended up needing double knee surgery but she came through that procedure as well and was ready to enjoy life as a healthy dog!
Everyone that met Tabitha fell in love with her sweet and happy disposition and she was soon adopted into a loving home.
Her parents would send us updates about how Tabitha and her "wiggly bottom" would make complete strangers smile and gravitate towards her.
Tabitha never barked except when she was in a deep sleep. She became known for her "sleep barking" as she would be sprawled across her bed in the living room.
Tabitha was the kind of dog that you could not walk by without acknowledging her sunny disposition and she was happy to oblige you with some friendly licks.
Although she passed too soon, in her short time here, she brought so much love and joy to those around her.
We are grateful to know that she was loved and adored by so many people and she will be greatly missed. ... See MoreSee Less