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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.
Today, on this #GivingTuesday we are going to give you something; a love story!
This is a "happy tail" that needs your help to achieve a happy ending!
Robert and Cara's relationship started out rocky, as most great love stories do, but now these two kids are so enamored with one another that we are determined to get them adopted together!
Robert was pulled from the shelter in October of 2011 (yes, that long ago!) with the worst case of mange we had ever seen. He was only about 7 or 8 months old and full of spunk despite being almost completely bald.
His treatment was successful and all of his hair grew back other than the hair on his neck but this in no way detracts from how adorable Robert is.
Robert is a happy guy, who like most dogs, enjoys the company of a four legged companion while his people are away. However, Robert is very picky about which dogs he likes and this has been one of the reasons he has not been able to find his forever home.
Robert needs another dog in the home but this little guy definitely wants to be the alpha.
Over the years, Robert has had interest but none of the applicants were the right match. Either they didn't have another dog or Robert did not like their dog or they worried that he barked too much for their apartment lifestyle.
Cara was rescued from the shelter in September of 2013. She was also about 7 or 8 months old and she too had mange! Cara's mange was not as serious as Robert's so she did not have the extensive hair loss that he had.
These two cuties were fostered in different homes but would see each other at the adoption events and always ignore one another.
Robert liked to spend his time at the events alternating between playing fetch and getting belly rubs. Being a dominant dog, he did not like to share his toys or the affection of the volunteers so most of the other dogs avoided Robert in the playroom including Cara.
About a year and a half ago, Cara moved in to Robert's foster home and that is when things started to change. Initially, Robert saw her as competition for affection as well as toys and sometimes there was conflict.
If Robert was sitting on someone's lap and Cara came over to say hi, Robert would growl at her and chase her away. In their foster home they would usually ignore each other.
Then one day their foster mom noticed that they were playing together. It was cute but short lived and after a few minutes they would go back to ignoring each other.
However, each day they would play a little longer and before long they became inseparable. Now in the playroom at adoption events, Robert is happy to share not only his toys with Cara but she is welcome to join him on a volunteer's lap for some affection.
Never far from one another, these two share everything and have become quite bonded. She is the yin to his yang and they balance each other nicely. Robert is always looking out for Cara and makes Cara feel secure.
Since both dogs have been waiting so long for their forever homes, we would love for them to find a home together.
We realize it is not easy to find a home for two dogs but these two cuties are so happy together that we cannot even think about separating them.
This is where we need your help. The more people to hear about their love story the better their chances of finding a loving home together.
We know there is a forever family out there that would love to give these two tiny tots the home that they deserve.
Robert and Cara have waited long enough, let's find them their forever home! We appreciate you spreading the word far and wide to help get them adopted!