About Mutts & Moms

Every Mutt is one of a kind. Pure bred dogs all look alike but find two mutts that look the same... impossible.

When a pregnant dog comes into a shelter, the story is almost always the same. The puppies get adopted but the mom dog is put to death. No one wants to adopt a dog that's just given birth. Month after month, volunteers at shelters see mom dogs come into the shelter, her puppies always getting adopted and the mom being destroyed because her droopy sacks of milk were unattractive to the public. Few dedicated volunteers or rescues have the time and funding to be able to take them home, let the milk dry up, and spay the mom - and give her the chance to feel and look like a brand new dog. Sometimes the mom and litter are destroyed because the shelter does not have room to keep them. It is an outrage that a mom dog could go through giving birth, caring for her pups and then be destroyed. This is why Mutts and Moms was formed.

"Mama Noel was going to be destroyed on December 23, 2004. WI had sworn off dogs for the holidays but when I went to bring the shelter employees their annual holiday lunch, the kennel supervisor showed me Mama Noel (I named her that) and she would have been destroyed in just a few minutes so I took her. Once she regained her pretty figure she was adopted by a wonderful woman in Pasadena. Mama Noel is an example of what happens to the mom dogs in our city/county shelters. They are destroyed because no one wants to adopt a dog with a sagging belly. Mutts & moms is here to rescue dogs like her and give them their well-deserved second chance." -- Mutts & Moms volunteer

In 2005, Mutts and Moms received non-profit status. All donations are tax-deductible and the money is spent caring for and treating sick and injured mutts and post-lactating moms. Mutts and Moms is all volunteer, no one receives a salary.

Even though hundreds of dogs have been saved, there are too many being destroyed daily in our shelters. Please spay/neuter your pets and encourage everyone you know to do the same. Please do not breed or buy while homeless animals die. There are many wonderful dogs in our shelters and available through rescue groups. To rescue a homeless animal is the greatest gift you could ever give or receive. The love and devotion of a dog that has been rescued is unparalleled. They know they have been saved. And their gratitude is unending.

I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything
but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do
interfere with what I can do.

--Edward Everett Hale

If you would like to help us, please make a donation, or adopt or foster a dog.