They're dogs who may not run to the front of their kennel to greet visitors, so they're less frequently seen. Maybe they're shy, or they just don't do well in the stressful shelter environment. Perhaps they have a treatable medical condition and just need someone to give them a little extra care. Whatever the reason, these dogs find themselves running out of time at the shelter. Previously overlooked, once you get these Magical Unicorns out of the shelter and into a loving foster or forever home, they reach their full potential as happy, loving companions!

You're invited to the Los Angeles premiere of Life In The Doghouse.

An emotionally charged and inspiring documentary about the life-long dedication of South Carolina based Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, life partners for almost 30 years, directed by Ron Davis. Their unique style of rescue has the dogs living with them in their home - not in kennels; up to 75 at a time. The film provides viewers with an all access pass into the lives of these men and the remarkable sacrifice it takes as they approach their 10,000th dog rescue and adoption.

Join us Wednesday, 9/5 @ 7pm, for the premiere benefitting A Purposeful Rescue. A Los Angeles dog rescue that saves dogs from hi-intake LA and surrounding area shelters. “A Purposeful Rescue advocates for the overlooked dogs in high-intake shelters: the Magical Unicorns. These amazing dogs may not run to the front of the kennel to greet every visitor. They may be shy or stressed. They likely have a treatable medical condition or need surgery. They’re often seniors. They need a champion and we’re here to be that champion.” Hillary Rosen, Founder of A Purposeful Rescue

Distributed by FilmRise

Purchase tickets here.


Our little pint-sized pop tart MU Gemma Toothpick was featured on people pets! 

Nobody likes a complainer. And even though Gemma Toothpick has every reason to be one, those surrounding the tiny injured pup say she's been an “amazing patient” throughout the medical ordeal that will fix her two broken front legs.According to A Purposeful Rescue of Los Angeles, the 13-week-old puppy, who is shown wearing a pair of un-fur-gettable pink casts on Facebook, is a “pint-sized superhero” who has dealt with her extensive surgery with grace and calm.“She needs our help,” said a post shared on the rescue's Facebook page on Monday, when the Chihuahua came into its care. “She's only 13 weeks old and has two broken front legs … This will not be a cheap surgery. If you have some extra change in your pockets we would be grateful.” During pricey surgery (believed to cost close to $4,300), a plate was put in one leg and the other was splinted. The leggy girl came through surgery with flying colors — pink to be exact, the color of her casts — and the rescue shared a video of the sweet baby walking around just a few hours afterward (set with perfection to The Proclaimers' song, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)”). “She is an absolute doll,” says one update. “The staff at ASEC were carrying her around like a baby and all said what an amazing little patient she was! She's home now and headed to her foster tonight! We wanted to thank you all so much for your love, support, and donations for this little pop tart!”