Just days before Thanksgiving in 2003, Amber became the very first pit bull Karma Rescue pulled from the South L.A. Shelter. Karen Pomer had looked at nearly 50 dogs before she spotted Amber on Karma’s website and it was love at first sight. Amber, who had been living on the street, completed a training course before Karen took her home. Thanks to Amber’s rehabilitation and training, Karen and Amber spent nine years together as best friends. Amber was also a loving companion to Karen’s 95-year-old mother and is sorely missed by all her relatives and friends.

The Amber Fund, named in honor of this beloved companion, helps provide dogs with rehabilitation and training.