His homeless owner disappeared one day and he didn't trust anyone!!!
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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  • Monique Gibson.
    Monique Gibson.

    Riding in style! I'd give you a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ GOOGLE review too! Thank you and your team for all you do for these animals.💖 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!

    • Logan Sinor
      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.🐶❤

    • Tanchoonleng Tan
      Tanchoonleng Tan

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

    • Celeste Watson
      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 ...

    • ꧁Akira꧂

      @Rita Cheatham u can also be one :)

    • Rosalba Preito
      Rosalba Preito

      I hope someone will adapted him and give him lots of love that he deserves not to be abused please 🙏

  • Dear Ace
    Dear Ace

    God bless you guys 🙏I pray no more animal abuse 🙏❤️😥

  • Monique Fleming
    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.

  • catloverlady1961 Brown
    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.

  • Korra G
    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!!!!!

  • Denise Jeronimo
    Denise Jeronimo

    Love guys

  • Tommy Petraglia
    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

  • Philippe Van den Sande
    Philippe Van den Sande

    De beste vangers van Amerika !

  • Cathy Hunnnicutt
    Cathy Hunnnicutt

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

  • Sheetal Israni
    Sheetal Israni


  • Γιώργος παρασκευάκης
    Γιώργος παρασκευάκης

    nice rescue.....!!!!!

  • Sedora Green
    Sedora Green

    He’s adorable!

  • Mia Crei
    Mia Crei



    Thank You❤️

  • Марина Ларенко
    Марина Ларенко

    Какой ты хорошенький!Какой красавчик!!!Я счастлива!;!

  • Canuckmom1958

    Dude...you are the Cheeseburger people. Where is the Cheeseburger? You produce the Burg and we can talk...otherwise...I eat your face. 👍💜🐶 Well Done HFP.

  • Restore The Earth
    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?

    • Tommy Petraglia
      Tommy Petraglia

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

  • Jane Bush
    Jane Bush

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

  • Exploring ISRAEL's History
    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.

  • Ty Willinganz
    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

  • Ty Willinganz
    Ty Willinganz

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

    • Tommy Petraglia
      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"

  • Teah Esse
    Teah Esse

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

  • Jimmy Velez
    Jimmy Velez

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

  • Anita bakker
    Anita bakker

    Garfield he is such a personality, we are going for a walk nope we are not😊

  • 얌이사랑

    감사합니다 고맙습니다 🙏 😄 😊 😍 😁 💕 🙏 😄 😊 😍 😁 💕 🙏

  • MO JOE
    MO JOE

    He will miss the freedom of living with a homeless bum 😔

  • Bald Movie Buff
    Bald Movie Buff

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

  • Jenna Puhl
    Jenna Puhl

    I wish I could donate as I love this channel but I am the cat 🐈😻🐈‍⬛ 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 🥰

  • gwg5640

    Can I give a zillion likes?

  • osborne007

    I always get teary-eyed when I see the bubbles! 🚿

  • maria magalhaes
    maria magalhaes

    Deus vos abençoe 🙏. obrigada 🌹

  • Valerie C.
    Valerie C.


  • Kiera Atkins
    Kiera Atkins

    When Loretta was patting the dog in the cage what was the guy doing besides the water it looked like he’s dancing

  • El dron 29-A
    El dron 29-A

    I hope the homeless man is still alive...

  • Red caca
    Red caca

    I love the man in the back

  • John A.
    John A.

    Garfield is cooler than a cucumber.

  • AnimalSTEP Official
    AnimalSTEP Official

    Thanks, everyone!

    • Nidhi Menon
      Nidhi Menon


  • Mary Aguilar
    Mary Aguilar


  • Sharon McCleary
    Sharon McCleary

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

  • Carol Bennett
    Carol Bennett

    what a cute little pudge!

  • kellie peacock
    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

  • Jeanie Price
    Jeanie Price

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

  • Manis Netwok
    Manis Netwok

    What a sexy woman you are Loreta, always love you

  • haadi warraich
    haadi warraich

    I love this channel

  • Marguerite Rose
    Marguerite Rose

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

  • vl c
    vl c

    You guys are so good with these creatures. Lovely

  • winder zhao
    winder zhao

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

  • anna

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

  • Robson Canella
    Robson Canella


  • Just Ho
    Just Ho


  • Chris Nanopoulos
    Chris Nanopoulos

    Great story 🐱

  • 687Rebeca

    Thank you for the work that you do.

  • Guardian Fairy Kayleah
    Guardian Fairy Kayleah

    5:47 that man is me...

  • SteveRules

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

  • Richard 1
    Richard 1

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

  • Mae

    i hope he finds a great home

  • Nishant Sabharwal
    Nishant Sabharwal

    How could anyone abandoned such a beautiful dog?

  • Akmal Syafiq
    Akmal Syafiq

    5:47 there was a guy dancing

  • Joyce Gibbs
    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 !!

  • Marie La Costa
    Marie La Costa

    He's a cutie


    good job

  • Nathan the BeeMan
    Nathan the BeeMan

    For being homeless he is round 😂. Thankyou for what you do

  • Emerson Frias
    Emerson Frias

    I salute you guys for saving dogs

  • Ren

    no food?

  • Marie Carole
    Marie Carole

    Garfield is one lucky dog!

  • Said Ismail
    Said Ismail

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

  • Robert Lewis
    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.

  • zardozmania

    so many gorgeous homeless dogs....

    • PuppyGirlPlayz


  • Dayna Stebs
    Dayna Stebs

    6:00 what is that guy doing in the back lol 😂

  • Pajeek Sauce
    Pajeek Sauce

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

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  • Samuel Bhaskar
    Samuel Bhaskar

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

  • rhmeade

    Love what you do!

  • Wallace Williams
    Wallace Williams

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

  • Chris Thompson
    Chris Thompson


  • Eileen Pizarro
    Eileen Pizarro


  • Asherah 1147
    Asherah 1147

    Guess little chubby didn’t have a microchip. Thought for sure he would. Given the weight and harness on him when they found him. Good thing he couldn’t run far. Had he been svelte, he’d have dusted em. Great work team!

  • Mary Sutherland
    Mary Sutherland

    This little one looks to be part Papillon.

  • Paul Adams
    Paul Adams

    Great job. I'm on the monthly plan

  • Carol Kristian
    Carol Kristian

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

  • Cindy Rogers
    Cindy Rogers

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

  • Mason's World
    Mason's World

    I feel like they make up the titles

  • Cailyn Davis
    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)

    • Cailyn Davis
      Cailyn Davis

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

  • Barbara Wilkins
    Barbara Wilkins

    I like the fact your organization is legitimate‼️

  • Ashley Morgan
    Ashley Morgan

    5:58 What the🤣

  • Chadrach William
    Chadrach William

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

  • betty cogswell
    betty cogswell

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

  • Anime. kiddo
    Anime. kiddo

    5:47 lol...look at the dude

  • Chassummer Sonatina
    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!

  • Linda Sulla
    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.

  • Marilet Orellana
    Marilet Orellana

    Pobre animalitp, gracias por ayudarlo

  • Richard Chalgren
    Richard Chalgren

    Thanks for all you do.

  • Betty Rubble
    Betty Rubble

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

  • Liliana Pico
    Liliana Pico

    I give you not 5 I give you 10 starts is amazing all you do guy to help this little angels I admired you hope for paws my favorite dog rescue channel💗💗💗🐶🐶

  • Lyle Slaton
    Lyle Slaton

    No way to find out what happened to Garfield's dad?

  • Jennifer Frutez
    Jennifer Frutez

    I want him can I adopt him ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Jennifer Frutez
    Jennifer Frutez

    Awesome 👏🏼 ♥️♥️♥️

  • Nina Ben
    Nina Ben

    Taxi 😂😂

  • FroPro

    I am being helpful by commenting this...

  • Logan Sinor
    Logan Sinor

    Would it be smart to take a dog that u already saved to help with other dogs that need to be saved?