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Be Love.

Much Love


"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home
and every home would have a dog." -unknown


Our Mika Girl

In all the renovation work we've done, nothing has made our house a home as much as having our Mika Girl come to live with us.

Much Love Animal Rescue shows available dogs in Santa Monica across from the Farmers Market on Sundays and this is where we first saw Mika- though that wasn't her name then. She had already been given two different names in her unstable little life and neither of them felt right to us.  It was a new beginning and we decided her name should have meaning and significance...Read the full story  [here]



much love exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals.   Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has placed over 3,000 animals into loving homes.





  

Could you be our forever family?

much love
ANIMAL RESCUE











I talk to him when I'm lonesome like;
And I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
And gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes,
But I never say naught there at.
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
But never a friend like that.
                                      ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth


                       Meet Oliver

Will you be my Valentine?






"We can judge the heart of a man 
by his treatment of animals." 
~Immanual Kant



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