Who are we and what we will be doing?

LOVE ME LIKE A DOG Inc Non-profit Public Charity Organization, where donors, can deduct their contributions 100%, under IRC Section 170, and according to IRS section 2055, 2106, or 2522 are qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers and gifts.

My name is Ricardo Suassuna, from Sao Paulo Brazil and raised in Ribeirao Preto but I have been here for over 30 years. During this time, I have done different jobs and was able to meet people from working in different fields; Hospitals, IT (PM), Carpet designer, Bank manager in Brazil for seven years, owner of a soccer school in US for 9 years and many others. One thing that I have always noticed among all the activities I perform here in America was the generosity and respect that I always received.

So, my best friend (Rex) and I will be starting a journey across the US with my truck and RV, visiting every single state to:

  1. Raise funds and distribute among other organizations, who work for the well-being of dogs in America.
  2. Funds for Organizations who help those in need of a well-trained four-legged companion; a best friend, like our War Heroes (who sacrificed themselves for us), children with medical condition (disorders) and vision impaired individuals.
  3. Promote awareness regarding Puppy Mills hoping to help to put an end to this cruelty and pave the path for the closure of these cruel facilities for good.
    • Puppy Mills are actually Puppy Farms, a commercial dog breeding facility, which work for quick breeding of dogs, in poor conditions for the sake of profit.
    • This facility ignores all the needs of the pups and their parents.
    • Dogs breed from Puppy Mills are found to be sick and non-social.

I guess someone is ready and can’t wait to hit the road.

“Hit the road Rex and…”

Some of the initiatives that we will love to be helping, with the support of every single compassion American, will be dog rescue, programs that train guide dogs for our War Heroes with PTSD, children with medical condition and people with vision impair, who could benefit from a good companion, a best friend.

Did you know a guide dog for people with impaired vision, costs over $50k each?

If you can see all the colors on the above phrase, consider yourself blessed!

We can help for sure!

Who’s my inspiration?

Due to the lack of understanding of dog psychology, Cesar Millan, who is an expert in dog behavior, and my mentor, too many dogs are labeled as aggressive, beyond rehabilitation and end up being put to death. “Euthanized”

According to ASPCA organization, an average of 3.3 million dogs across US is sent to a shelter every year. The same sources also report that approximately 670,000 dogs are euthanized every year.

Cesar Millan believes if human beings would take the time to understand dog psychology, this number would be much lower.

With that concept, Cesar Millan’s son started a project to teach children about dog behavior “Psychology”. It is all about good and stable energy.

“No dog is too much for me to handle”

“I rehabilitate dogs, I train people”

“I am the dog whisperer”

-Cesar Millan

Puppy Mills

The LMLAD “Love Me Like A Dog” project will also promote awareness about cruelty in puppy mills, as the HSUS (Humane Society of the United States), thousands of people and several organizations across United States, are working very hard to put an end to this cruelty and close those facilities for good.

A puppy mill, also known as a puppy farm, is a commercial dog breeding facility characterized by quick breeding and poor conditions.

According to The National Humane Society Organization, a puppy mill is an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility that churns out puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the pups and their mothers. Dogs from puppy mills are often sick and unsocialized.

Puppy mills commonly sell through internet sales, online classified ads, flea markets and pet stores. In fact, the majority of puppies sold in pet stores and online are from puppy mills. Responsible breeders will be happy to meet you in person and show you where the puppy was born and raised—and where their mom lives too.

10,000 puppy mills are estimated to be currently active in the United States.

194,000 are kept solely for breeding in USDA-licensed facilities. Sadly, a license is not a guarantee of a breeder’s quality.

2 MILLION PUPPIES are sold each year after originating from a puppy mill, according to HSUS (Humane Society of the United States).

How can you get involve and help to spread this unconditional LOVE!

  • Volunteer for some small tasks;
  • Give me some ideas;
  • Spread the word, using your social media contacts;
  • Make a donation even for a single $1.00; it will make lots of tails wag.

Please click on Our History page, and learn about how this idea came about, who REX the dog is, and how we will be reaching as many people as possible across the USA.

No, I am not crazy; I have a mission; God, my father and Rex will be guiding me every step of the way.

If you invite REX and the Love me Like a Dog project, to your city, we will make a stop and Rex will bring you a special gift.

He also would love to take a picture with you and post on his page, if you give us permission. “See details at “REX & FRIENDS” page.

Thanks for taking the time to read and please tell those you love about us.

God bless.