Meet Gustave, Gavin & Birdie!

We were thrilled to have some adorable rescues visit us from the HIT Living Foundation! Standing for Honesty, Integrity, and Trust, HIT Living applies these principles in all they do, from rescuing dogs domestically and internationally to providing special needs and senior dogs with the care they need to live a safe, happy life.

We had the pleasure of meeting 3 of those amazing dogs, starting off with Gustave! A 6 year old male Husky, HIT Living pulled him from the South LA shelter during the Woolsey fires to help make room. With random wounds all over and a skin infection to boot, he was desperately in need of help. The team at HIT Living didn't hesitate to take him in and provide the care needed for him to heal. Here is how Gustave looked when he was pulled from the shelter...

You wouldn’t know that to see him now, just look at those beautiful eyes and handsome coat! Gustave is super smart, knows all kinds of tricks, and showed some of them off for us. Typical for his breed, he definitely needs a home that can accommodate his playfulness and energy.

It looks like he even thinks we're funny! He's truly full on smiles, love and energy. We loved our time in the studio with him!

Next up we had little Birdie, a 6 year old female Chihuahua/Beagle mix rescued from death row at the Downey shelter. Dropped off with her brother when their owner was hospitalized, the owner only came back for her brother and left poor Birdie at the shelter. HIT Living scooped up this gentle little girl, and has helped her blossom! With those classic puppy dog eyes, Birdie melted our hearts with her sweetness. Still a little shy, she came out of her shell to pose for the camera and get lots of cuddles (and off-camera lap time). Great with her current foster’s young child and other dogs, she would fit in well just about anywhere!

Last but most definitely not least, we have grandpa Gavin. A 13 year old senior male Chihuahua, Hit Living pulled Gavin from the Downey shelter, where he was being completely overwhelmed by his run mates. Cowering in submission and down to 2 teeth, this old man was in need of a fresh start! Just a day after rescuing, one of his teeth fell out on its own, then the last diseased one was removed and what a difference. Now pain-free, little Gavin is small but mighty and just loves being the center of attention. This guy loved all the soft blankets and beds he found here and made himself right at home.

Did you know? HIT Living specializes in rescuing dogs who have been through traumatic experiences with special needs, such as dogs who need extensive medical treatment. They have a program called For Always Fostered, which allows the Foundation to place animals with the most extreme needs or hospice care with their experienced fosters who can maintain the constant supervision and care needed to allow those animals a secure, loving environment.

HIT Living founder, Heather, with Gustave.

We absolutely loved having just a few of the amazing dogs HIT Living has up for adoption and are looking forward to meeting more of them in the future. This year, along with rescuing at-risk SoCal dogs, HIT Living is working with rescues in the Bahamas and Quintana Roo/Tulum Mexico, and you can check out the saga of Fries, a Potcake rescue from the Bahamas and his journey at the Loving Fries part of their website.

To learn more about Fries' rescue and journey check out their video below:

Be sure to follow @Hitlivingfoundation on Instagram and if you'd like more information or would like to adopt of their pups please contact them at

Until next time.... Thanks for reading!


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