The Pepper Foundation Urgently Needs Your Help!

The kindness we do for an animal may not change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal.”


Due to our economy with so many people losing their homes, we are finding more and more senior animals ending up in high-kill shelters. This is a tragedy that we have no control over. We are working as fast as we can to rescue as many senior animals as possible, but we cannot do this without donations. At this time we are rapidly running out of funding! All donations are tax deductible, and are desperately needed at this time.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Pepper Foundation, or sponsor a little special needs doggie, please send a donation via Paypal by clicking on the “Donate” button below.

Our Paypal account is:

Donations can also be sent to:

The Pepper Foundation  3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Suite 735

Studio City, CA 91604

The Pepper Foundation is  501(c)3 Non-Profit Animal Rescue Organization

Since we rescue so many special needs animals and seniors, many times it takes a long time before they get adopted and they remain in our care. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these little angels as seen on our Petfinder website, please contact us and let us know which doggie you would like to sponsor, and you will get lots of updates and pictures!

Thank you so much! We are these little angels’ last hope!

Julie Chadwick – The Pepper Foundation


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Yesterday I got up the courage and finally figured out how to make a little music video with images!
LOL once in awhile I CAN figure stuff out on my own! Although I never think I can.

I used to volunteer at the East Valley Animal shelter for two years. This was just before I founded The Pepper Foundation. I worked 6 days a week, and would come home crying every night because the faces of shelter animals would haunt me! I also realized that most of the animals being killed first were the seniors, special needs, pit bulls, chihuahuas, and a lot of the big dogs. So many of the animals I had fallen in love with got killed. I know with volunteering I did make a difference and got so many animals adopted but it was never enough. It’s never enough for me, I know I can always do more!

One night when I got home I sat at my piano and started to sing this song, which seemed to be coming from the perspective of an abandoned dog behind bars. Within minutes this song poured out of me! It was their song, from their hearts, from their souls!!!!!!

If you can, please watch this video on You Tube! I made this video yesterday to honor all the shelter animals that never made it out, who’s lives were gone in an instant because people refuse to spay/neuter their pets, because of backyard breeders, puppy mills and for some folks its just too easy to abandon a family member!

If you like it, please click “like” on you tube! In the first 24 hours its already gotten 447 hits alone. boy it would be a miracle if this could happen every day. Please help me make this video go viral! I want to try to get the message out to please adopt from your local animal shelter!!!!! and if you could please share with your friends!

Btw many of the animals in this video were dogs we’ve rescued, and only a handfull were killed. But I did want to honor the ones that were killed, who’s faces will never leave my heart and soul. One in particular will always haunt me, little Brownie a dog I fell in love with and was going to rescue but didn’t get to him in time. I will never forget that little brown dog! R.I.P. Brownie, I will never forget you!

Please help us make this video go viral! we want to spread the word about the plight of shelter animals!! please view the video on YouTube. on the bottom right hand side of the video click on youtube, and it will take you to the you tube site! thank you guys so much! The more likes we get on YouTube the better our chances of it going viral! xoxoxo

Pepper Foundation News!


Last night I was thinking that this has been such a hard year for so many, also been a sad year for myself, losing a beloved friend to cancer and also will need to move come 2014. I feel like so many of us get caught up in our own daily lives that we dont give a whole lot of thought to those of us who don’t have the things that we take for granted every single day, such as a warm blanket, toothbrushes, toothpaste, fresh socks, ect. Im sure you get the point. I truly believe that when someone does even one kind thing that brings back faith and hope!! When you lose those, you tend to give up!
So late last  night I had an idea of getting a group of folks together to go out on christmas eve (maybe to downtown la)  and spread a little bit of holiday cheer and try to make someone happy. I know this is last minute and not very organized and that other groups do things like this, but I feel like we can still pull this off…So, im trying to collect nice warm blankets that folks can use, cause its freezing outside and will get colder. Also other items, such as socks, gloves, mittens, anything that folks might not have would be good. I also thought that a lot of homeless folks worry about their dogs, so nice doggie blankets, sweaters, even doggie food would be good. A friend of mine will let us use her garage to store things in, in sherman oaks. Also if you would like to join us and help please let me know. I came up with another idea of also handwriting christmas cards and giving those out with the items. If anyone would like to help me with that, please please let me know. I know this is a last minute thing, but hopefully during this coming year we can make it grow and have it get better for 2014, not just on christmas but during the whole year.
anyway, please let me know if you can somehow help out! If you can help out, please email me at

 Julie Chadwick

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at for donating tons of great blankets and items for our Christmas mission this year! you guys rock and we love you so much!

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Pepper Foundation, or sponsor a little special needs doggie, please send a donation via Paypal by clicking on the “Donate” button below.

Our Paypal account is:

Donations can also be sent to:

The Pepper Foundation  3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Suite 735

Studio City, CA 91604

The Pepper Foundation is  501(c)3 Non-Profit Animal Rescue Organization our tax id is 20-5627799


The Pepper Foundation News!




Bonnie And Clyde need your help!


Nov 8, 2013
Dear Friends,Yesterday morning I called the North Central Animal shelter to pull a tiny little senior Chihuahua. I saw his picture on facebook and he looked so sad  I knew he needed our help. Little did I know what was waiting for me when I got there.  I arrived at the shelter in the afternoon and was told “guess what there is another one!”  It was the saddest sight ever, two little senior gray and brown chihuahuas huddled together whimpering in a cage! I started crying! The staff asked if we could take both of them  because when you try to separate them they both start crying their heads off. Apparently  their owners came in one day and surrendered these two tiny dogs along with another dog, a little senior poodle. The owners came back two days later to reclaim their poodle but said “We dont want the chihuahuas.” Can you imagine the terror these tiny dogs faced after being in a home for so many years and then just getting dumped in such a scary place! The tiny one was especially shaking like a little leaf and both seemed so traumatized!

Of course there is no way I could take one and not the other! It is apparent how much they  depend on and love eachother!  They are in urgent need of medical care because they were so severely neglected and obviously in my book there is no love when there is such neglect. They both have severe dental disease and will need most of their teeth pulled. The little tiny male Clyde is very emaciated and scared and will need to put on some weight.The chubby one, Bonnie is very overweight and has some liver issues. After doing blood work on both doggies yesterday our vets would like to do an ultra sound on Bonnie to check out her liver. I have to say that both little dogs are so happy to be out of the shelter and wag their tails non stop!  They are such appreciative little souls for what they have just been through!

ways to help:

We urgently need funds to help with medicals! If anyone would like to make a tax deductible donation our pay pal address is:

or can be sent to:

The Pepper Foundation
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. # 735
Studio City, CA 91604

We are also urgently need to find a foster home for them! They are such easy little doggies to take care of, so happy and all they want is love! If anyone is in the Los Angeles area and is interested please contact us at While in foster care we will pay all medical bills! Of course if someone falls in love and would like to adopt them, nothing would make me happier!

thank you guys so much!
Julie Chadwick

This is a little video I took of them the day we rescued them!