It’s been seven months since our last blog post, but we’re back! While our pups are the focus of our website, this blog can be a wonderful way to educate, entertain, and connect with our community. Keep your eye on this spot for weekly tips, info, and features highlighting our amazing pups.

As a non-profit run by volunteers, CHN depends on word-of-mouth recommendations that enable us to publicize our mission and match rescue dogs with loving and responsible individuals and families. The more people who know who we are and what we do, the more dogs we can save.

“Adopt, don’t shop” is a common hashtag on rescue social media. We wholeheartedly agree! Some of the most famous dogs have come from humble beginnings, and found success only after someone gave them a second chance. Our CHN dogs are in good company with some great ones.

Old Yeller

Poor Old Yeller didn’t have a happy ending, but the dog who portrayed him did. Spike was rescued from a California shelter when he was a pup, and went on to appear in movies and television shows. This lab/mastiff mix ran in some famous circles!


The original Benji was played by Higgins, former resident of the Burbank Animal Shelter. Higgins had a celebrated career, but his rescue story inspired many more adoptions as well.


The sun came out tomorrow for Sunny, the original Sandy in the Broadway musical Annie, when trainer William Berloni rescued him from a Connecticut humane society hours before he was to be euthanized. Berloni is an esteemed animal trainer, and he often finds his rising stars at rescues and shelters. 

These three dogs have amazing origin stories, but there are so many more pups waiting for their chance to be found. They may not become famous, but all the dogs we have at our rescue and with our fosters are destined to become stars…they just need the right person or family to give them their big break.

We hope you’ll follow our blog and social media channels, so we can help place our furry friends in their forever homes.

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