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2015 Monster Holiday Drive

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The yearly Monster Holiday Drive is all about helping save local pets. At least 73 “monster” elves from all over the country are collecting donations to benefit local shelters and/or rescue groups. LARPBO is very proud to announce that once again LARPBO dog, Dexter the Pibble, has been especially selected as one of the Monster Elves.  Dexter the Pibble represents perfectly imperfect “monsters.” He is changing perceptions of disabled dogs every day and is an advocate of training and pit bull education. Throughout the month of November until December 19th, LARPBO will help collect donations at our class locations.  If you are unable to deliver donations, you may also purchase items on Dexter’s Amazon’s Wish List.  All donations collected by Dexter the Pibble will be delivered to Best Friends Los Angeles‘ NKLA Pet Adoption Center. Donating new (or gently used) dog or cat toys, blankets, sheets, and unopened pet food/treats will help give every pet waiting at no-kill/low-kill shelters or rescues a special holiday gift and a more comfortable stay until they find their forever homes! DROP OFF LOCATIONS (except major holiday weekends): Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys Park Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am 14201 Huston St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Altadena/Loma Alta Park Saturdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm 3330 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001 Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library Sundays 8:00am – 9:00am...

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2015 National Pit Bull Awareness Day Celebration

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

**All breeds are welcome at this event.** It’s time to celebrate our pups and show support for LARPBO dogs and all the pit bulls everywhere! Please join us: Saturday, October 24, 2015 Loma Alta Park (we’ll be next to Altadena Community Garden off Palm St.) 3330 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA • 10:45-11:00 Pack Walk Check-In • 11:00-12:30 Pack Walk • 12:30 Picnic Check-In • 1:00 BBQ Lunch Starts • 1:30-2:00 Advanced Dogs Demo • 2:30-3:00 Basic Group Class • 3:00-5:00 Fun, Contests & Games To RSVP, visit our Facebook Event or Meetup. Entrance fee of $15/person (children 5 years and younger are free). Entrance fee includes food and access to all of our activities: – pack walk – group class – agility equipment – LARPBO style photo booths (bring your camera!) – and a whole lot of games and contests We’ll also hold raffles for human and dog merchandise. Tickets will be nominal at $1 or $5 per chance. **Please consider bringing a crate to give you and your dog a break.** We would love a huge turnout to show support for LARPBO dogs and all the pit bulls everywhere.  Please share this post.  Sharing this event is one way of building awareness. Started in 2007, National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and...

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2014 Pit Bull Awareness Day

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s coming up quick! October 25, 2014 at Crescenta Valley Park we will be spending the day celebrating our amazing pups! We will start the day with a pack walk and then on to a picnic with agility equipment, contests, raffles and a great time with our community of responsible pit bull owners (all breeds are welcome)! We can’t wait to see you there. To RSVP go to our Meetup Page! To see what we did last year look...

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Changes in behavior must be explored

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An interesting story came along that we would like to share with you.  Often when dogs are acting “out of character” there is an organic reason.  It doesn’t always present itself as a limp or a bump or something visual and sadly, our dogs can’t tell us when they don’t feel good.  ANY abrupt change in behavior should be taken seriously and looked into.  Here is one dog owners story:   My dog, Karma, became extremely agitated and aggressive...

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Protecting Our Four-Footed Companions in a Vehicle

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Good to know, Resource Library | 0 comments

by Jody Mumcian As a pet owner, have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if you were involved in an auto accident with them in the vehicle, and you were too injured or incapacitated to call someone or to be able to give instructions to the paramedics, or police? Do you already have a plan? Well, let me tell you, did I have an experience recently with my dog that has made me wonder about these...

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Troy Smith makes cover of American Dog Magazine

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you don’t already have a subscription to American Dog Magazine now’s the time. Our founder Troy Smith appears on the cover and has a 2 page spread in the magazine in their latest feature “Real Men Love Dogs”. He’s in great company as he’s joined by Josh Liddy from SwayLove and Ben Dunham who is the human guardian (servant?) of Boss the Surfing Pit Bull It’s great to see men who not only love their dogs, but prove...

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LARPBO dog becomes Therapy Dog

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Emily Hansel and her gorgeous boy Ollie are now doing therapy visits at Children’s Hospital. We got Emily to give us a little insight into how they got there. Why we did it I was looking to do some charity work and since Ollie loves people so much, I thought therapy work could be a nice way to give back. I had never seen or known anyone to do this, so it took quite a bit of online research...

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Fix Long Beach Pet Expo!

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

LARPBO loves the Fix Long Beach program and is excited to share their next event! They are celebrating their first anniversary with a with a Pet Care Expo and Fix Fest! The event will be held in Silverado Park on May 17th. If you, or someone you know needs to get their dog spayed or neutered this is your chance to get it done free! There will be giveaways and lots of assistance available from vets, trainers and others....

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LARPBO will be attending the NKLA Adoption Weekend

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Continuing on with our mission of keeping dogs out of rescue and in their homes LARPBO will be attending the NKLA Adoption Event this coming weekend. When you find your new family member we will be here to help!! From NKLA: In less than a week, NKLA Adoption Weekend will bring together NKLA coalition partners, Los Angeles Animal Services, County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control, animal rescue groups and passionate animal lovers all eager to match shelters...

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Cesar – Love My Pit Bull

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cesar – Love My Pit Bull

Last year LARPBO had a great pack walk and picnic for Pit Bull Awareness Day We were very excited when a producer who works with Cesar Milan showed up wanting to get some footage of our dogs for a new show they were working on. Well as most of you know that show premiered last weekend on Nat Geo Wild and is called “Cesar Love My Pitbull”. A great show that had some tough scenes acknowledging the reality of...

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