His homeless owner disappeared one day and he didn't trust anyone!!!

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    Garfield spent his days at the park, alone and confused because he didn't know where did his owner disappear. Luckily, we got a call on the #HopeForPaws emergency line.
    Loreta Frankonyte and I headed out, and after a long search for him, one of the construction workers who have been feeding him pointed me in his direction. At the point I was alone, so I waited for Loreta to meet up with me. The plan was for her to close the gate in the far end of that dead-end street, and I would cover the width of the street with my snappy snare. The rest of the story is in this video :-)
    Thank you so much for donating, sharing, commenting, and liking our videos - it helps us save so many more animals!!!
    If you would like to become a Hope For Paws member, please join us with a small recurring donation. A $5 donation from a lot of people would make us a stronger team: www.HopeForPaws.org
    We really don't want to spend any time on fundraising... we prefer being out there, with the animals and getting them to the hospital so they won't have to spend another night outside. Please don't think "$5 is insignificant, so why bother?"... it's just not true - I've been doing this for many years and it's just the best when more and more people help us grow.
    Garfield needs your help one more time with sharing his video because we now need to find him a loving forever home! Please share his video with family and friends and help us complete this amazing circle!
    Our friends at Balooja's Foundation did an incredible work with getting him out of his shell and it's just amazing to see the difference in him.
    To apply to adopt Garfield, please contact: www.BaloojasFoundation.com
    Thank you so much for your support!
    #DogRescue #Garfield
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    Published on 4 months ago


    1. Monique Gibson.

      Riding in style! I'd give you a โญโญโญโญโญ GOOGLE review too! Thank you and your team for all you do for these animals.๐Ÿ’– HFP fans... please don't overlook the other species rescues, they're amazing. If you haven't seen the racoon rescue you're missing out. I think its one of the best!

      1. Logan Sinor

        @Rita Cheatham i want to start a dog thing like hope for paws maybe if i achieve this goal i will come to chicago and help. I love animals and i would let one suffer for 999999 million billion$ so i would love to help in any way possible.๐Ÿถโค

      2. Tanchoonleng Tan

        @Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel +-+20 +0 hbb Rescue this '

      3. Celeste Watson

        @Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel as a San Diego native transplanted to east coast, I love the wildlife rescues!! Grew up on a canyon, loved watching wildlife from the patio at night! Thanks for helping all the helpless ...

      4. ๊งAkira๊ง‚

        @Rita Cheatham u can also be one :)

      5. Rosalba Preito

        I hope someone will adapted him and give him lots of love that he deserves not to be abused please ๐Ÿ™

    2. Vonciel Russell

      What a cute little fluff ball he is

    3. Vonciel Russell

      You are amazing rescuers

    4. Linda Biwer

      Thank you sooo much. !!!!

    5. Loretta Statton

      Beautiful People!! Awesome Animals!!!!!

    6. maria sotak

      Love happy stories like this โค๏ธ

    7. Deanne Kroeger

      Thanks for helping the dog and God bless you guys always โค

    8. Barbara Friend

      Another happy dog you are all awesome

    9. Dear Ace

      God bless you guys ๐Ÿ™I pray no more animal abuse ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    10. Monique Fleming

      Garfield is a chunk-muffin. Lol Thank you Hope for Paws for all you do to save and re-home these beautiful animals.

    11. catloverlady1961 Brown

      I look at all these wonderful animals so grateful so willing to trust .they want to be respected loved and be fed. Thank you for all you do God bless.i feed homeless cats brought 4 home and have my deceased mom's dog.

    12. Korra G

      Poms should always have a harness because of possible tracheal collapse with a collar, but I realize in a rescue situation you must do what is necessary ... he is a beautiful boy!!!!!

    13. Denise Jeronimo

      Love guys

    14. Tommy Petraglia

      And there's ninja guy at 5:50 doing a little broomstick cardio on the banks of the beautiful LA River. I bet ya he came down there to boost them but saw their numbers and the camera and was all like... "Who me? I'm just working out with this filthy stick I just found" I was homeless 6 years and that shit right there had my radar up even tho I'm years away from the street. Made me verrry uncomfortable. There is only one reason someone in that environment is lingering around. What? You got a 5 mile stretch of concrete river culvert and you got to do your Jack LaLane right the fk there? I know the casual walk-by with the disinterested but furtive glance. Many times I gave them the 'Get the fk away' if I couldn't get away first. If you're waiting at a right to turn left for the corner bodega there and the hobo who was sitting across the street from the light is now coming down the sidewalk after you parked at the curb... he's coming to see if it you're dope enough to leave your shit open. That one I just straight up told him I seen his shit from a block away. On the street either you are predator or prey. And being I'm an honest guy with an aversion to law enforcement, well, I guess that makes me prey. And believe me I was preyed upon. That said, doggo kinda thick. I guess some good Samaritans had been keeping him fed

    15. Philippe Van den Sande

      De beste vangers van Amerika !

    16. Cathy Hunnnicutt

      These are some angels from heaven. God Bless you for all you do for God's creatures.

    17. Sheetal Israni


    18. Sedora Green

      Heโ€™s adorable!

    19. Mia Crei



      Thank Youโค๏ธ

    21. ะœะฐั€ะธะฝะฐ ะ›ะฐั€ะตะฝะบะพ

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    22. Canuckmom1958

      Dude...you are the Cheeseburger people. Where is the Cheeseburger? You produce the Burg and we can talk...otherwise...I eat your face. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿถ Well Done HFP.

    23. Restore The Earth

      I wonder what happened to his owner- murdered, sick in hospital, kidnapped, got a job? Anyone looking for dog's owner? What happened to him?

      1. Tommy Petraglia

        Prbly arrested. And this dog scrammed when the Man drug him off. Who knows where his other dogs are

    24. Jane Bush

      I love the extremes you will go to to rescue an animal! You are so patient.

    25. Exploring ISRAEL's History

      Hello from ISRAEL. I've been watching sence you stared. Love the job your all doing. Keep up the good work on keep the animals safe.

    26. Ty Willinganz

      Let's play catch with the fat dog! I'll throw it 5 yards, and see how long it takes him to come back lol

    27. Ty Willinganz

      Check out the dude doing Karate Kid exercises in the background at 5:47

      1. Tommy Petraglia

        A little broomstick cardio on the banks of the beautiful LA River. I bet ya he came down there to boost them but saw their numbers and the camera and was all like... "Who me? I'm just working out with this filthy stick I just found"

    28. Teah Esse

      There's definitely papillon in him. Sweet baby!!!

    29. Jimmy Velez

      great job, I wish we have your organization here in the Philippines. I would have voluntered too.

    30. Anita bakker

      Garfield he is such a personality, we are going for a walk nope we are not๐Ÿ˜Š

    31. ์–Œ์ด์‚ฌ๋ž‘

      ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๊ณ ๋ง™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ™

    32. MO JOE

      He will miss the freedom of living with a homeless bum ๐Ÿ˜”

    33. Bald Movie Buff

      I love how he gives them commands with the assumption they've been pre-domesticated.

    34. Jenna Puhl

      I wish I could donate as I love this channel but I am the cat ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ› lady and currently have 12 living in backyard greenhouse since it's cold now. I am struggling to feed them all and get them fixed. Luckily my local humane society cuts me breaks ๐Ÿฅฐ

    35. gwg5640

      Can I give a zillion likes?

    36. osborne007

      I always get teary-eyed when I see the bubbles! ๐Ÿšฟ

    37. maria magalhaes

      Deus vos abenรงoe ๐Ÿ™. obrigada ๐ŸŒน

    38. Valerie C.


    39. Kiera Atkins

      When Loretta was patting the dog in the cage what was the guy doing besides the water it looked like heโ€™s dancing

    40. El dron 29-A

      I hope the homeless man is still alive...

    41. Red caca

      I love the man in the back

    42. John A.

      Garfield is cooler than a cucumber.

    43. AnimalSTEP Official

      Thanks, everyone!

      1. Nidhi Menon


    44. Mary Aguilar


    45. Sharon McCleary

      The only support I can give is to watch your videos without skipping the ads. God bless you guys.. stay safe...

    46. Carol Bennett

      what a cute little pudge!

    47. kellie peacock

      wouldn't it be a good idea if you always had a water in a side pocket or somewhere..sure would help a scared running animal understand you more

    48. Jeanie Price

      Yes me too giving you 5 Stars well done you BIG Thank you for saving this Lovely dog xx

    49. Manis Netwok

      What a sexy woman you are Loreta, always love you

    50. haadi warraich

      I love this channel

    51. Marguerite Rose

      Such a pretty little doggy. I would never abandon such a sweetie.

    52. vl c

      You guys are so good with these creatures. Lovely

    53. winder zhao

      The crowded babies disappointingly behave because second pathologically discover outside a infamous libra. mixed, ubiquitous temple

    54. anna

      5:46 just a man in the background doing yoga beside a highway nothing abnormal or anything

    55. Robson Canella


    56. Just Ho


    57. Chris Nanopoulos

      Great story ๐Ÿฑ

    58. 687Rebeca

      Thank you for the work that you do.

    59. Guardian Fairy Kayleah

      5:47 that man is me...

    60. SteveRules

      Lol 5:50... What the hell was that person by the water doing?

    61. Richard 1

      LA river channel and you didn't get mugged? Amazing.

    62. Mae

      i hope he finds a great home

    63. Nishant Sabharwal

      How could anyone abandoned such a beautiful dog?

    64. Akmal Syafiq

      5:47 there was a guy dancing

    65. Joyce Gibbs

      Just think, if every subscriber to this channel gave just one dollar, Hope for Paws would the funding they need. Come on everyone. I love to volunteer to an animal rescue but I'd want to take every animal home !!

    66. Marie La Costa

      He's a cutie

    67. DEMONIC

      good job

    68. Nathan the BeeMan

      For being homeless he is round ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thankyou for what you do

    69. Emerson Frias

      I salute you guys for saving dogs

    70. Ren

      no food?

    71. Marie Carole

      Garfield is one lucky dog!

    72. Said Ismail

      molto bravi o molto gentili 123 mipiace tanto grazie 1,0000

    73. Robert Lewis

      LA yuk..... so thankful Hope For Paws is there to help and does the hard work necessary in an otherwise horrible environment for dogs.

    74. zardozmania

      so many gorgeous homeless dogs....

      1. Dave Howson


    75. Dayna Stebs

      6:00 what is that guy doing in the back lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

    76. Pajeek Sauce

      Garfield needs to lay off of the lasagna just a tad bit.

    77. ใตใฟ


    78. Samuel Bhaskar

      Poor Dog And The Homeless Person So Saddening God Bless The Dog Rescue Workers And Hope for Paw Rescue Workers Amen

    79. rhmeade

      Love what you do!

    80. Wallace Williams

      5:47guy in bacround : Just DoinG My MORNING YoAGA

    81. Chris Thompson


    82. Eileen Pizarro


    83. Asherah 1147

      Guess little chubby didnโ€™t have a microchip. Thought for sure he would. Given the weight and harness on him when they found him. Good thing he couldnโ€™t run far. Had he been svelte, heโ€™d have dusted em. Great work team!

    84. Mary Sutherland

      This little one looks to be part Papillon.

    85. Paul Adams

      Great job. I'm on the monthly plan

    86. Carol Kristian

      Such a thoughtful, intelligent rescue! You are great you guys!!!

    87. Cindy Rogers

      He's little tail starts wagging you guys are awesome amazing

    88. Mason's World

      I feel like they make up the titles

    89. Cailyn Davis

      u are the BEST i have two dogs one time i had them sit next to me well i watched the video and she looked like she was crying and tried to lick the screen ( not the food ) ( that was in a diferant vid)

      1. Cailyn Davis

        i would so give u a gazzilion google review if i could

    90. Barbara Wilkins

      I like the fact your organization is legitimateโ€ผ๏ธ

    91. Ashley Morgan

      5:58 What the๐Ÿคฃ

    92. Chadrach William

      I've been homeless. Honestly, you never been free untill you've been homeless so long it becomes comfortable.

    93. betty cogswell

      It's so great seeing the transformation of these animals. God Bless you all...

    94. Anime. kiddo

      5:47 lol...look at the dude

    95. Chassummer Sonatina

      Someone has clearly been grooming him - he hasn't got one mat and they start to form within days of a groom! He hasn't been running wild for very long that's for sure! Great that he is in your care and can be re-homed with someone to love him!

    96. Linda Sulla

      My buddy is from a hoarder situation. I've had him for 6 years He sporadically plays. He's sweet as can be but his being able to integrate to society has been a a nonstarter. He's glued to me. I'm his saviour. But he trusts no one else. He was 4 yo(?) and weighed 7 lbs now 10 yo and 12 lbsil I had to have all his teeth removed. I'm amazed all these dogs come out so strong and healthy. My experience has not been that. I absolutely love my rescue but every day is a struggle because he has trust issues.

    97. Marilet Orellana

      Pobre animalitp, gracias por ayudarlo

    98. Richard Chalgren

      Thanks for all you do.

    99. Betty Rubble

      If You do this, expect a visit in 2021 with your lump of coal.