Donate to New Leash On LIfe through Amazon Smile

When you choose to shop at, it may not seem like you are making a difference; the website looks the same as However, by choosing New Leash On Life in Newhall, CA as the charitable organization, AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to us. It is a win-win! Check out our dog wish list and load your cart with a few items for our dogs, too!

Learning To Survive the Pain of IVDD

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the condition IVDD?

IVDD, also known as Intervertebral Disc Disease, is a condition in which a disc develops a problem and the material inside escapes into the spinal column, ultimately causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis. The condition is seen more often in dogs than cats, and tends to plague the "longer-bodied" breeds, such as: Dachshunds, Basset Hounds, Corgis - even Bulldogs - as well as many more.

the story behind the name

When it came time to name sisters Marilyn and Audrey, it was obvious they needed monikers as regal as their looks and as graceful as their manners. Audrey Hepburn would have been 87 years old today, and we jumped at the chance to name one of our adoptable dogs after her. In celebration of Audrey Hepburn’s birthday let’s give Marilyn and Audrey the gift of a forever home! Please visit our website for more information about them and to fill out an adoption application.

adoptable dog - Cosmo

Cosmo gives wonderfully affectionate kisses, and is a very avid cuddler. He can be playful, but also enjoys curling up on the lap of someone he loves to nap the afternoon away. He does great with dogs his size or smaller, loves little kids, and seems to have no issues turning strangers he meets in the street into new friends!

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Today was a special day to honor all of the volunteers at New Leash On Life. While they are appreciated every day, on this day they were able to bring their dogs to the Ranch, have snacks and drinks, play outdoor games, and of course partake in our photo booth. Have you been interested in volunteering with New Leash On Life? Go to our volunteer page, find out how you can help, and fill out an application today:


Dinner time is always a favorite time of day at New Leash On Life, for dogs and staff! This picture was taken last October – we couldn’t help but giggle over the sight of all those bowls. Does your family vacation during the summer months? If so, make sure your precious pet is taken care of while you are gone. Find more information and make a reservation (as you can tell we can get very busy so book as soon as possible) at #flashbackfriday

Protecting your dog from rattlesnakes

It’s that time of year again in Southern California: rattlesnake season! Dog owners are well aware of the dangers when hiking with their dogs, but it’s still very common to come across off-leash dogs on hiking trails regardless of leash laws and posted snake warnings. If you or someone you meet on a trail has experienced the unfortunate situation of a dog being bitten by a rattlesnake, there are important and crucial steps you can take to ensure the dog survives.

A day of donations

Today ended up being a day of donations and we are so thankful. First, our adorable Penny (now Peaches) came to visit and her forever family brought along a dog bed, coat, and collar to donate. Then, a family that was volunteering with us at a Mobile Pet Adoption at Petco in Granada Hills decided to buy some treats for our dogs. Finally, a boarding client decided to round-up his boarding fees and give that as a monetary donation. We are feeling the love today and it is the best!