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Get Titillated for a Good Cause

BurlBingo-sept-webWhen I think about charity, the first image that pops into my head is a zipper busting troupe of lingerie-clad burlesque dancers surrounded by distressed wood paneled walls, Gothic mirrors, 200-year old architectural trappings, the smell of British gastro pub fare – and of course, bingo!

On Sunday, September 27, Royal Clayton’s and Legendary Bingo will host “Bingo Burlesque,” a regular event that occurs on the 4th Sunday of each month. The funds raised at the door benefit local and national charities. So you see, since this is all for a good cause, it may actually be the only time that you can get loaded and drool over nipple tassles without having to worry about going to H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICK, if you know what I mean, and I think you do, heathens.

On this sin approved evening, your $20 suggested donation will include a scorching Burlesque show, 10 thrilling games of heart pounding bingo and the hurts-so-good feeling that you are helping support a very special charity, Downtown Dog Rescue. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM.

Downtown Dog Rescue was founded to assist the homeless community of dog owners. It is the only program in California, and possibly the United States, that specifically helps homeless dog owners spay/neuter, vaccinate, license their dogs, as well as offering a variety of services including crisis care, for the life of the dog.

Please call Royal Clayton’s at (213) 622-0512 to reserve a table for the event. Continue reading Get Titillated for a Good Cause

The Dogs of Metblogs

This week’s featured rescue dog comes to us from Karma Rescue. Kit is a stunning and rare, one-year old Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) mix. He’s a lover, not a fighter for sure. Kit was found walking the streets of Las Vegas, feeling down on his luck, presumably after losing a bad bet. We can only assume that’s how this poor guy lost two of his toes – but that doesn’t seem to bother him at all.

Kit is a beautiful Dogue de Bordeaux and needs a home
This beautiful Dogue de Bordeaux needs a home

Kit is learning proper puppy manners from his big foster sister. He also gets along with all the dogs at the park and beach and walks nicely on a leash.

If you are interested in meeting Kit to see if he would be a good fit, please contact Karma Rescue at [email protected].

Karma Rescue saves at-risk dogs from the high kill Los Angeles area shelters. Karma provides each dog a new beginning and finds them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. They are a non-profit 501c3, tax deductible organization.

For more information on Karma Rescue or to volunteer as a foster or a dog walker, please visit them at karmarescue.org.

Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Rescue: Save Pets, Rock Out on Sunday!

angelAt the Echoplex this Sunday, indie bands are playing for a great cause. Cat-ch (har har har) this huge show with dozens of bands, art, and giveaways–and you can help save cute little (or big) kitties, doggies, even bunnies.

clover11The event, called “Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Rescue,” is to benefit the Sante D’or Foundation, an animal rescue and healing hospice in Los Feliz. The show will kick ass, with Gliss (listen), Death to Anders, Rainbow Arabia (listen), Army Navy, The Polyamorous Affair (listen) Exitmusic and more. There’ll be a main stage & an outside stage so you can show up early & check out a slew of great bands. Plus, it’s for the kittens!

Info on the show is here!

The Dogs of Metblogs

This week’s Metblogs rescue dog is brought to you by Karma Rescue. Maddie and her tiny litter mates were dropped off at the shelter shivering in their little fur coats. When you say “Maaaadddddie,” this sweet puppy pokes her little head up like a meerkat at full attention. Maddie currently lives with two other foster dogs and they are all getting along just great. She is also doing very well with her crate training and house manners. She can even sit and lay down on command!

maddie1

Despite being a very well mannered girl, even the cutest puppies are not getting adopted right now. Maddie is about five or six months old and has been waiting for a home with Karma Rescue since she was two months old. In fact, only one of her siblings has been adopted so far. There are two others still waiting that look just like her. These puppies are still so young, they would be perfect for those living with cats, dogs or children. Or even all of the above!

If you are interested in adopting Maddie or one of her sweet siblings, please e-mail Rande at Karma Rescue at [email protected] or stop by their next adoption event. Visit karmarescue.org for more information.

Best Friend Needed

Working with my friends at Karma Rescue and Bark Avenue Foundation, two LA-based animal rescue groups, I’m going to be posting a featured rescue dog on Metblogs every week (or as often as I can).

This week I’d like to introduce Darcy Kelly. Darcy is a young, beautifully brindled pointer/whippet mix, currently living in a foster home with other dogs (big and small) and even cats.

Darcy Kelly Needs A Forever Home
Darcy Kelly Needs A Forever Home

This gal is a serious cuddler who likes to spend the night getting cozy with her foster mom, foster brother (a big pit!), and even the cat.

During the day, Darcy plays with the other Karma Rescue dogs living in her foster home, but she will immediately calm down if you ask her to. She is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed.

Darcy is not a big gal. She’s about the same size as the 8 month old pit puppy she lives with, weighing around 35 lbs. She basically looks like a puppy even though she is full grown.

To fill out an application for Darcy Kelly, please visit Karma Continue reading Best Friend Needed

These Dogs Need Foster Homes

The people who run Karma Rescue are true heroes. I have fostered three dogs through Karma Rescue and am constantly amazed at the effort the Karma people go through to make a better life for these dogs. Karma Rescue is run by people who have full time jobs and busy lives (like most of us), but somehow manage to dedicate an enormous amount of time and often their own financial resources to rescue at-risk dogs from high kill shelters in Los Angeles.

Unfortunately, Karma Rescue does not have its own facility so they rely heavily on fostering programs and non-kill shelters to help transition rescued dogs into permanent homes.

Karma Rescue recently sprang the following dogs and needs someone to show them a great home until they find a permanent one:


Chuck

Wilbur

Karma

Kai

Albi

When you foster a dog through Karma Rescue, they provide you with dog food, a crate, leash, collar and regular guidance & training. All you need to do is provide a safe and nurturing home environment. Continue reading These Dogs Need Foster Homes