Lee Asher is just a typical guy living in Los Angeles. He likes to chill with friends, go hiking, hang out by the water – and he also happens to have nine rescue pets. Ever since he was a kid, Asher knew he was destined to help animals. He used to spend a ton of time at the shelter near where he grew up, learning about the rescue process and getting to know the people involved in it.
Meet Lee Asher, a typical LA guy with quite an extraordinary pet family – the man happens to have 9 rescue animals. As soon as he was grown up and out on his own, Asher started adopting dogs like it was his job.
Somehow, he always managed to find the dogs who needed him the most, like Butters, who was .ᴀ.ʙᴜsᴇᴅ by someone who tried to sell him to a shelter.
“I always knew that when I was older I would have a house filled with rescue dogs, so seeing where I am now isn’t much of a surprise to me or anyone who knew me growing up. Ever since he was a kid, Asher knew he was destined to help animals. He used to spend a ton of time at the shelter near where he grew up, learning about the rescue process and getting to know the people involved in it. “
Asher, who runs a finance company, told. Ever since he was a child, the man knew that helping rescue puppies and other animals were his calling. So far, Asher has rescued 16 pets.
As a child, the guy would spend tons of time at animal shelters, volunteering and learning more about the process of adopting a dog. Once he got into college, he started fostering dogs from shelters and finding them loving forever homes as family dogs.
“The inspiration just comes from loving dogs and knowing that you are not only saving a life, but when rescuing a dog you are allowing the space for other rescues to possibly get adopted too.” He added: “It’s a win-win and a beautiful feeling.”
More often than not, Asher doesn’t go looking for dogs to adopt. He’s met some of his dogs just hanging out at shelters, spending time with animals in need, and some of his dogs he happened upon in the weirdest ways. He found Molly while his mom was getting her watch fixed at a jewelry store across the street from a shelter in Florida, and found out about Haven when his ex-girlfriend was visiting her family in Texas. His dogs come from all across the country and make up the cutest, most unique little family ever.
Today the man has seven cute dogs and two adorable cats, some of which are ‘foster fails’. “It’s constant entertainment and I’m very grateful to have a home filled with so much love and dog fur,” said Asher. “Sounds corny, but just try to imagine an epic beautiful day every day filled with a lot of laughter, love, and belly rubs,” Asher confessed.