This One’s in Honor of You, Harley

His name is Julian.

It was purely by chance that I (Harley’s mom) saw this photo of him on a Los Angeles shelter website. The description said this little Chihuahua was 14 years old, knew obedience commands, and is good with cats and small children … BUT, as you can see in the image, he has a large growth/tumor. Because of that, combined with his age, this poor guy most likely would never have made it out of the shelter alive.

So I posted his picture on my personal facebook page.

There was much messaging and orchestration, but in less than 24 hours this little guy’s destiny changed … Christy Cane contacted the shelter, Yoko Masuda pulled Julian from the shelter, and Carolyn Fairbanks with The Pet Association of Estes Park agreed to accept Julian into her rescue once he arrives in Colorado and make sure he spends the rest of his life being loved!

JulianThe following message came from Yoko, along with this happy photo of Julian’s ‘freedom ride’:

“SAFE!! Sweet Julian will be going to the vet tomorrow night and hopefully will be cleared to fly with me on our way to Colorado as we make our way to celebrate Harley’s life. On my way here the clouds and sky were so beautiful. I know Harley was helping us all to help this little boy out. This one’s in honor of you, Harley!”


“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”









  1. Makes me so very happy! Thank you for saving this senior nugget. ♡♡♡

  2. I saw the post, noticed the growth and was worried about the little guy. I wish I could take him, but have a Chi who is not friendly with other dogs so glad you are helping him.

  3. God Bless you and Harley for helping this little fellow enjoy the rest of his years! He will find out what hugs, kisses, snuggles, nice warm comfortable beds and just good old plain loving is all about! He deserves all he can get from adoring people waiting to give it!!!❤️

  4. I’m so happy for this sweet angel. What a life waits for you. You are very much loved.

  5. Thank you for helping this beautiful little boy! Bless your heart ♥ & his!

  6. What a wonderful way to honor Harley and thank you for helping this little boy. I hope that we ALL honor Harley’s legacy for years to come!

  7. How wonderful – sharing these wonderful dogs is a great way to help you never know who might be in a position to help #HarleysDream

  8. I can’t Thank You enough For all you do for all these babbies…….My heart wishes I was there with you all to give a Helping Hand….But Just remember There is Love going your way All The way From Cape Breton Nova Scotia Canada’………Love to all <3

  9. I can’t tell you how awesome you all are! I saw this sweet boy and thought he would never get out of there because of condition. Thank you so much for saving this sweet baby! God Bless you and everything you do!


  11. This brought tears to my eyes! What a way to honor Harley. Good luck little one. Rest assured the worst is behind you.

  12. Harley always makes me cry … Sometimes because I miss him, but most the time because he makes my heart so happy that I feel as if it about to burst !!! This is the most wonderful news … My gratitude to all the people, who have made it possible to change this little boys fate … And a ton of kisses to our angel across the rainbow bridge … Harley!!! You have done it again ❤️

  13. So precious. What a wonderful way to honor Harley……… ♡♡♡♡♡♡ xoxoxo

  14. I am bawling my eyes out…
    in a good way ♥

    Dog bless all involved ♥

    Go with forever love, sweet JULIAN ♥

    Precious angel HARLEY watches over you ♥

  15. Beautiful story all pups and animals deserve a second chance so happy for him <3 and thanks Harley for guiding them <3

  16. This little dog also has a disease of the eyes. I can not remember the name but the vet should know. My daughter had a rescue with same look. It’s not curable but meds can get it under control! Ease check on this ASAP

  17. Thank u to all. It was a group effort to save a innocent living, loving being who could not speak for themselves…again Thank you. With love Sue

  18. I could have cried that someone rescued this little man. How lovely that he is so like Harley, and I am sure that Harley would be so happy that he is being saved to spend the rest of his life being loved as he should be. I hope he gets a beautiful forever home as they are getting a beautiful little dog xxx

  19. That is so AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for reaching out and helping this poor baby who really needed help out of the building….

  20. This brings pure happy tears to my eyes. I’m SO happy this little pup was saved. What a great community of people this is. Harley is still working his magic.

  21. I truly believe that Harley is watching over Julian when he was at Lancaster Animal Care in Southern California. Harley is Julian’s Guardian Angel. Harley led his mom, Rudi to the website where Julian was posted. Miracle do happens in the the most heartwarming and beautiful ways. Thank you, Harley for keeping an eye on Little Julian. Because of you, he’s now able to enjoy a brand new healthy and loving life. 🐶❤️❤️❤️

  22. Words cannot begin to express what I feel in my heart for what you all do.
    I do my best, but feel the need to do more.
    My heart needs a bit more time to heal. I will be watching for the next special dog for us.
    Thank you.

  23. I am new to this blog, & reading through all these stories of deliverance, of good-hearted humans bringing these sweet, deserving creatures out of despair & into hope & love & security. The ugliness of the world can be so overwhelming…THANK YOU to all of you who bring its beauty to these dogs & to the rest of us who follow you. You are undoubtedly angels-on-earth.

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