QBSDR is a rescue that specializes in special needs corgis/corgi mixes from Southern California’s high kill shelters and those looking to rehome their dog. We put great emphasis on rehabilitating our dogs both medically and behaviorally, while getting to know their needs and quirks in order to find them the right home. We believe that all dogs are a lifetime commitment and members of the family, and strive to find like-minded individuals to provide these furbabies “furever” homes. Our goal is to match families with dogs that best suit each other’s needs. While most dogs that end up in rescue are given up for various reasons, we have come to understand that the particular home just wasn’t the right match. It’s our duty to ensure a mismatch like that doesn’t happen again, for the dog’s sake. QBSDR is a safe place for families to seek assistance, doing what is in the best interest of the dog, without judgment.
Susan Luong is the founder of QBSDR and proud mama to Wally, Oliver, and Eva, better known as “@thetrio_22” on Instagram. She and her husband Mike first got Wally in 2008, adopted Oliver in 2010, then adopted Eva in 2012. Before starting the rescue at the end of 2013, she was a volunteer at her local animal shelter, member of the Hollywood Dog Obedience Club, and an independent rescuer. During her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family pack, hiking, anything that’s food related (eating, cooking, watching cooking shows) and live music.
Why I started QBSDR?
My life revolved around animals and I’ve always considered them furry members of the family. One of my earliest memories is of therapy dogs visiting my hospital room at CHLA, where I was battling juvenile Polymyositis. It was then that I discovered the power of animals and their therapeutic abilities. The more I learned about the rescue world, shelter animals, and the reasons they’re given up, the more I was drawn to help those who needed the most help, the ones being overlooked due to medical issues and behavioral issues. I wanted to make a bigger impact on dogs in need by educating the public about homeless dogs, the importance of spaying/neutering, and the beauty of bonding through activities like training, while focusing on a breed I’m incredibly passionate about.
Dana Rampi-Cruz is QBSDR’s Public Relations Coordinator from Orange, Ca. She is mom to two corgis, a cat, a horse, a rabbit, and a fish. When she’s not caring for her animals, she enjoys horse-back riding, singing, and ice hockey.
Ashley Sepulveda is a volunteer and mommy to QBSDR alumni, Linus!
Daphne Ono is a volunteer from Murrieta. she has 3 rescues, Max, Rosie, and QBSDR alumni, Tigger. In her spare time she enjoys making doggie treats, going on
adventures with her furkids and trying new restaurants.
Rachel Getz is a foster volunteer from San Diego. Rachel currently owns a corgi named Pickles who knows about 65 tricks!
Kelly Cruz has been a volunteer since the Spring 2014 Corgi Beach Day. She is from Orange, California and studies music in the discipline of vocal performance. She owns a bird but has much experience watching and handling dogs. Besides music and animals, she also enjoys art and helps raise money for the rescue as a commission artist.
Like many other like minded teens, Michael Dong’s obsession with corgis started with S1E2 of Cowboy Bebop. And like many at that age, concepts of animal welfare were beyond reach. 3 corgis, 15 years, and many lessons later, Mike now runs back office operations for Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog rescue. During his free time he enjoys food, gaming, and sleep (usually in that order). His days are spent holed up in the office doing corporate contract accounting at one of the major Hollywood studios.
Adam Chang is the foster dad to Rotti. He’s been involved with QBSDR since February 2015. He moved back to LA after spending one too many polar vortexes in New York. He calls DTLA his home and likes exploring new restaurants, bars and attractions in the neighborhood. His passion for art and design led him to a career working in advertising as an art director. He hopes to use his skill set to create more awareness on the value of fostering dogs. When he ins’t working he likes to stay physically active by working out and playing sports.
Jerome Bendicion has been a QBSDR foster dad since Dec. 2014. He resides in the San Fernando Valley with his family and dog Brownie. His passion for caregiving and animals led to his role as a core member of the rescue. During his down time, he enjoys being active, skateboarding, trying different beers, video games, and going to concerts. He hopes to help more dogs find permanent homes.