The Lovely Chaya

Urgently Needs Fostering!

UPDATE: June 12, 2011

Our dear Chaya ran away from her fosters’ home Sunday night (June 5). They opened the door after coming home and she flew out. She may have been looking for her friend Valentino, who visited her that day. The foster parents and UHA have been working around the clock looking for her. She is a blue and white pittie girl – sweet, shy, submissive. She was wearing a pink collar, has tags, and is microchipped. She ran away in the Highland Park area heading towards her favorite park Hermon Park. If you have any tips or would like to volunteer some time looking for her, please contact Claudia: 626-264-2614 or

This beautiful dog, Chaya, is a sweet, submissive pitbull mix that needs to find a foster family where she can feel safe. She truly is a pretty dog, and is fine featured and has soft suede-like gray fur.

She needs love more than anything!

She was in danger of being put down but money we raised for her enabled us to pull her from the shelter where she was in danger of being euthanized.

Chaya getting out of the shelter and on her way to the vet.

She was so large that she was having trouble walking so we put her on a stretcher to get her in the car. We then brought her to the Southern California Animal Hospital where she gave birth to 10 pups. Here is a video of Chaya taken at the shelter:

4/25/11 Update: We are saddened that Chaya’s pups did not survive, despite the best efforts of the vet with oxygen, bottle nursing and CPR. Everything that could be done for them was done, and we are currently working with our trusted veterinarian to understand why Chaya’s babies didn’t thrive.

Chaya has her own battle to wage as she got an upper respiratory infection at the shelter and also has worms. She is currently being treated for both and is expected to make a complete recovery.

We will share more as we know more. In the meantime, we will be working to ensure that Chaya finds the safe, loving, permanent home she deserves.

Chaya was a bit down after the loss of her puppies but is reslient the way dogs often are and has re-focused her energy on another rescue dog boarding at the vet’s office, Valentino, and she has taken a shine to him.

On a happier note, Chaya got to spend Easter at the vet tech’s house, and it turns out she is great with kids and loves belly rubs!


Chaya is being boarded at the Southern California Animal Hospital but URGENTLY NEEDS A FOSTER or FOREVER HOME.

If you are interested in learning more about and possibly fostering or adopting beautiful Chaya please contact Sasha at: