Welcome to Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Shira where our mission and passion is to Spread a Little Kindness each day! Please join us in our efforts in Riverside, California to bring donated food and pet supplies to the dogs and cats living on the streets and snacks, water and toiletries for their homeless companions. Our supporters help us to provide spay & neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchips and county licenses for these street pets.
Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira was a concept that began by Shira's concerns about stray animals on the streets and grew into a larger concern in March 2012 for the homeless pets we call 'street dogs' and the people who care for them. For many these animals are the only unconditional love and loyalty they receive...read more
On my way to the Eastside this morning, I made a stop on Market Street near one of the river bottom outlets. Over the week-end, I missed giving supplies to the companion of a couple of dogs so I took care of that today. They received what they needed and I was able to visit with one of the dogs. My next stop was on Massachusetts Avenue where I visited with two dogs and their companions before heading over to Hunter Park. The people and pets I were looking for were not there but others were so I spent some time there. I visited the dogs, distributed supplies and then headed home. I had to give my dogs their morning break and pick up a package that needed shipped and a couple of gift bags filled with homemade cookies. The gift bags were for AC Officer Luna, Sgt. Sanders and Christine Langdon. Christine picked up and delivered this month's donation of pet food from the Star Milling Company. I am so grateful for all three of these people and the cookies are small token of that appreciation. Nestle Pure Life waters, body wipes, Repel bug repellent, pet wipes, small stainless steel pet dishes, chicken jerky treats for dogs, wet dog food, Max and Neo dog collar, leashes, small bag of dog food, Jones Natural and other dog treats, bacon flavored chew sticks, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.
We are supposed to provide 'the works' for a puppy on the 21st. In the meantime, he is living in the river bottom with his companion and she is concerned about him getting parvo. I offered to bring her a pet stroller to help keep him off the ground and I brought it this morning. This puppy is a boxer mix that was bought from someone which everyone knows frustrates me to no end. After it was bought, the person became homeless and gave it to another family member. This one is homeless too but she got attached quickly and wants to be responsible with him now. I can't change the past but I can help change his future/ When I left that location, I drove around until I found 'Kawasaki' and her companion. We visited for a bit and then I drove out to the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I did not se anyone outside with pets so I drove around the corner and stopped to visit a pet that stays in a small encampment with her companion. I had planned on visiting a few more pets but people were either sleeping or not in their 'spots' so I called it a day around 11am. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, tuna snack packs, chicken salad snack packs, cookies, crackers, beef sticks, protein bars, flavored drink packets, toilet tissue, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, puppy pads, collapsible pet dish, pet stroller, stainless steel pet dish, chicken jerky treats for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba balls, squeaky dog toys, medium dog collar, Jones Natural and other dog treats, small dental chews, bacon flavored chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
My first order of business this morning was to drop off the large pet stroller/wagon in the parking lot of the American Legion Hall at Fairmount Park. It holds up to 150 pounds so the two dogs I brought it for will fit in just fine. When we were done, I drove to the front of the park in the lot across from the tennis courts. There is a family who is no longer homeless but that I like to visit with every now and then. They agreed to meet up with me today and we were able to make that happen. After our visit, I drove over to an area where they had tables set up for the homeless to get clothing and other supplies. I stopped to see if anyone was there with pets. There were not but I did spend some time speaking with a couple of people who do have pets and made arrangements to meet with one of them this week. Her dog needs a harness. I only have two but would like to see if one of them fits. I also want to put them in a room this week so they can get a break from the heat. When I left the park, I drove to a location in Rubidoux but nobody was there so I continued on to Jurupa Valley. I checked out PO Box and then went home to feed our tortoise and let the dogs out for a bit. I had planned to go back out and run some errands but it was already getting hot so I decided to call it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, cookies, crackers, beef sticks, protein bars, flavored drink packets, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, stainless steel pet dish, chicken jerky treats for dogs, wet dog food, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, cat toys, balls, squeaky dog toys, Jones Natural and other dog treats, small dental chews, bacon flavored chew sticks and bully slices were shared.
I started the day a little earlier than usual. Part of that was due to the heat and the other because I had so much to do. My first stop was Fairmount Park and a parking lot across the way from the park. From there I drove to Massachusetts Avenue on the Eastside. There were no people with pets in front of the Access Center or pallet houses so I continued on to Hunter Park. When I left Hunter Park, I stopped to pick up an order of stainless-steel pet dishes and then went home to give my dogs their morning break. When I left the house, I stopped by the post office and then headed over to Riverside Self Storage to meet Susan Rogers, Dawn Cummings and her husband Doug who were kind enough to drive out to Ontario and pick up a large donation of waters. Nestle Pure Life waters, Arco gift card, body wipes, pet wipes, chicken jerky treats for dogs, wet dog food, portable water troth for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Jones Natural and other dog treats, bacon flavored chew sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.
I went to the Jurupa Valley Motel 6 this morning, to check on the two dogs that received 'the works' yesterday and to visit with four dogs that spent the night thanks to 'Summer On The Streets 2021'. The dogs that received spay/neuter surgery were recuperating nicely. The other dogs seemed to be enjoying the beds and the air conditioning. When I left the motel, I went to the Post Office to pick up donations and then I ran a couple of personal errands. I was supposed to meet a woman with 4 dogs at the Vaccination Clinic but I did not have time and just phoned in a payment for them. Nestle Pure Life waters, Large Pet Stroller, small towels, body wipes, McDonald's gift cards, Arco gift cards, pet wipes, plush squeaky toys, balls, chicken jerky treats for dogs, wet dog food, Max and Neo and other dog collars, dog leashes, Zippy Paws safety vest, 20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Jones Natural and other dog treats, bacon flavored chew sticks and bully slices were shared.