Zuko the Dog

One of Donna’s greatest experiences has been adopting and nurturing a rambunctious little puppy, who was so full of life and looking for a home. She was told he was found in the middle of a busy intersection in downtown Los Angeles. She found him in a cage with two other puppies at the West Los Angeles Bundy Animal Shelter (now closed) where he had been transferred to, and he tried very hard to get her attention when she was there. He immediately stole her heart, and he chose her as much as she chose him. He has been such an amazing animal and friend for the past 17 years— always curious, always intelligent, always protective, and he is still so full of life.

Donna is proactive in trying to create awareness about the gift of saving a life by adopting an animal from a local shelter. It is an important bond and is so rewarding. Somehow the animal knows you saved them, you know you saved a life, and that is more fulfilling than you could ever imagine. You have just adopted a friend for life.

Donna’s adopted dog, Zuko, has been such an inspiration to her. He has been the subject of photos and stories, and has been her friend, guardian and protector. Donna created “Zuko the Dog” website to create awareness about adopting animals from local shelters. To her, there is no greater gift to give.