Hearing about senior dogs being thrown out of their homes really tugs at our heartstrings. This is the story of Wally, a Shar-Pei who took refuge in a California parking lot after his owners grew tired of him. Hope For Paws received a call from a concerned citizen who had fed Wally, and they immediately set on their way.

Hope For Paws, a charity that rescues dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in shelters, is well-practiced in caring for frightened animals in need of help. Rescuers Eldad and Loreta earned Wally’s trust just enough to slip a leash onto him. Once he was a little rested, Wally stood and walked unaided, wagging his tail in excitement and gratitude.


Wally was placed with Lionel’s Legacy, a non-profit whose sole purpose is the rehoming and care of senior dogs. He now has loving caretakers, a sprawling backyard to play in, and other dogs who have accepted him into their family.

Hope For Paws is no stranger to giving their all for rescuing abandoned animals. Organizations like this one give us hope that for every cruel person that abandons an unwanted pet, there is someone out there who cares and will give these poor animals all the love they deserve.

If you can, please consider donating to Hope For Paws so that they have the funds to continue their amazing work.