Three For The Road

RPM is having one busy summer. Here are the dogs and cats from the last three(!) transports. We think you’ll agree these gorgeous faces are a great reason to stay busy!

Three weeks ago…

1. Brody 2. Kaiser 3. Noreen 4. Snowball 5. Courtney 6. Bella 7. Baxter 8. Laura 9. Max 10. Dalton 11. Loretta 12. Dalton again because who can resist those big paws on a little guy? 13. Nonny 14. Hampton and Harmony 15. Henry 16. Heather 17. Lance 18. Smiles 19. Hallie 20. Elvira 21. Sam 22. Honey 23. Jack and Bosco 24. Donna 25. Tracy
1. Selma 2. Hilda 3. Casey 4. Zetsy 5. Arnold 6. Kobe 7. Zetsy’s pups Zola, Zuzu, Zippy, Zaida, and Zachary 8. Kennedy 9. Daisy 10. Elijah 11. Stacy 12. Tila and Sady 13. Hugo 14. Haden 15. Sparky 16. Devon 17. Kiku 18. Duke 19. Izzy 20. Frederick 21. Bella
1. Beauty and her pups Balky, Bouncy, Buzzy, Boogey, and Binky 2. Morris 3. Rocket 4. Simba 5. Addison 6. Nubby 7. Nazzo 8. Natty 9. Tabitha and Teddy 10. Trey 11. Thomas 12. Tiara and Timothy 13. Terri 14. Todd 15. Disco Franklin 16. Carmen 17. Akoda 18. Lewis and Linette 19. Leif 20. Linda 21. Lyndon
1. Mezzo 2. Milo 3. Mica 4. Minute 5. Pluto 6. Jittie 7. Jellie 8. Josie 9. Gavin 10. Gretchen 11. Gabi 12. Graham 13. Sheila 14. Harley Quinn 15. Batman 16. Poison Ivy 17. Percy 18. Perla 19. Pace 20. Plum 21. Bonnie and Clyde 22. Bubbles 23. Benny 24. Buster 25. Winston 26. Mary Sue 27. Lizzie 28. Magic, Star, and Moon 29. Nema

And the week after that…

1. Cameo 2. Keyla 3. Corby 4. Lavander 5. Rosey 6. Precious 7. Edie 8. Evelyn 9. Emmott 10. Eli 11. Joe Bear 12. Joy 13. Beavoir 14. Amberly 15. Kahlua 16. Trooper 17. Charlie 18. Lovey 19. Reddit 20. Charlie 21. Snap 22. Jude 23. Patty Cake 24. Tater 25. Sarge 26. Georgi 27. Duchess
1. Mio 2. Perdita 3. Crimson 4. Clover 5. Russky 6. Elvis 7. Malniche 8. Sport 9. Primrose 10. Jullian 11. Zizi 12. Maverick 13. Bella 14. Justice and Joyous 15. Mackenzie 16. Cora and her pups Cannon, Corky, Clay, Cadence, Clementine, and Carreme 17. Coral and her pups Nemo, Marlin, and Dori 18. Mabel 19. Maxine 20. Link 21. Patience
1. Patrick 2. Katrina and Kathy 3. Fila and Chanel 4. Priscilla and Princess 5. Brewster 6. Dustin and Devine 7. Jinki 8. Jambi 9. Hogan 10. Vega 11. Greyson 12. Chipper 13. Ollie 14. Bingo 15. Magnolia 16. Phoenix 17. Farah
1. Chief 2. Bennie 3. Bindi 4. Ninja 5. Junior 6. Korie 7. Hannah 8. Sage 9. Shorty 10. Charlotte 11. Margaret 12. Reese 13. Spencer 14. Della 15. Destiny 16. Piper 17. Princess 18. Chiquita 19. Tulip 20. Fallon 21. Faith 22. Emma 23. Panama 24. Posey
1. Kandy and Kyra 2. Kimmy and Keeline 3. Kane 4. Korla and Kelsey 5. Maria 6. Mercedes 7. Marquis and Michelle 8. Melinda and Mark 9. Elsie 10. Coy and Clarice 11. Exton 12. Dulcie 13. Cady and Chloe 14. Dabney 15. Dania 16. Desoto 17. Domino 18. Erin 19. Eden

And our most recent transport…

1. Murphy 2. Marley 3. Serenity 4. Drake 5. Girl 6. Jay-Z 7. Talon 8. Presley 9. Pinocchio 10. Honey Bunche 11. Biscuit 12. Rodger 13. Rex 14. Lucy 15. Oliver 16. Geisha 17. Rally 18. Rustle 19. Roxy 20. Fishstick 21. Karl 22. Karley 23. Sergio 24. Robby
1. Sabrina 2. Alexis 3. Braylen 4. Leon 5. Trig and Tara 6. Tag and Tori 7. Socrates 8. Olive 9. Opal 10. Twix 11. Milly 12. Maggie 13. Chica 14. Sonic 15. Yuli 16. Mochi 17. Miriam and her mama Maggie 18. Ranier’s pups Ramey, Ready, Roca, and Reiki 19. Chuck 20. Sylvester 21. Ranier
1. Margie 2. Joyful 3. Donny and Dani 4. Daisy 5. Petey 6. Max 7. Meg 8. Bailey 9. Louise 10. Royer 11. Vincent 12. Molly 13. Sampson 14. Joanne 15. Bruno 16. Max 17. Harley 18. Reagan 19. Dana 20. Waylon 21. Happy 22. Sasha 23. Badge
1. Nixon 2. Teddy 3. Quimby 4. Pomona 5. Paula 6. Paxton 7. Abilene 8. Priddy 9. Ella 10. Ella’s puppies Ivy, Stone, and Jester 11. Pleasant 12. Pippa 13. Acton 14. Ambrose 15. Achilles 16. Aiken 17. Pristina 18. Abita 19. Aberdeen 20. Alexis 21. Gizmo 22. Spartacus 23. Roxanne 24. Roxanne’s puppy Captain 25. Mollie

A note from the photographer: I think anyone who’s never been to a transport day would be amazed by how many people come together to make this happen. Fosters, transporters, volunteers, staff, board members–everyone’s there to make sure these dogs and cats get a safe end to one part of their experience–leaving BARC and their foster homes–and a good start to their journey north. By the time I take each transport day’s group shot, dozens of people have already left–to take their kids to school, to go to work, and even to pick up their next fosters. Every week I laugh with you, cry with you, and am awed and inspired by the way you step up for Houston’s homeless pet population. You may have been the one who drove them out of BARC. You may foster them for one night or for weeks. You may have nursed them through life-threatening illnesses. You probably have been astounded by how much laundry they create for you. Your love for them shines out of your eyes and shows in every tender gesture you make as you take them from your cars, hold them for their vet exam, collars, photos, and boarding stickers, and finally hand them over to the drivers. THANK YOU for all you do and for being patient with me through thousands of photos! –Becky

Success Story Sunday – Roo (formerly Boo Boo)

Roo was found last summer with a broken and badly injured leg that had to be amputated upon her arrival at BARC. After recovering with a foster in Houston, she transported to Colorado and was adopted by Sue, a veterinary technician perfectly suited to care for a 3-legged dog.

Fast forward a year, and Roo has been a busy dog! She is healthy and happy, and is best friends with her three dog and four kitty siblings. She goes to daycare twice a week, and even earned her therapy dog certification this past March! She now visits hospice patients and nursing/healthcare facilities with Sue, putting smiles on many faces.

Roo couldn’t have found a better family in Colorado. It’s fantastic to hear how her life has turned around, and the wonderful ways that she is helping others.

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Thank you, Tad’s Toys!

At our last transport we were visited by Tiffany and Louis of Tad’s Toys, a local organization that collects donated toys and distributes them to local rescue organizations once a month. Tad’s Toys is named after Tad, a dog who was severely malnourished, hairless from manage, and all but left for dead. Thousands of people pulled together and donated clothes, food, treats, toys, and their love, attention, and prayers. Because of them, Tad is still here today. Although he didn’t know what to do with the toys at first, as his health improved he grew to appreciate the purpose and joy they gave him. Tad is still around today and has his own fan page here: https://www.facebook.com/theabandoneddog

Tad’s Toys donated enough toys for the 120 dogs and 9 cats that traveled last Thursday, and left even more for us to give to future foster dogs and cats in our program. Thank you VERY much, Tad’s Toys! For more information about Tad’s Toys, please visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TadsToys For more information about donating items to RPM, please visit our donation page here: http://live-rpm-transition.pantheonsite.io/donate/.

Success Story Sunday – Several

Many times, RPM’s pups and kitties are so busy enjoying their forever homes that we simply receive a quick comment and a photo or two. Here are some quick updates!

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Cleo (fka Winky) on her way to Thursday transport.
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Cleo’s playdate with her new friend.
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Ginger (fka McKenna) and DipnDot (fka Mya)

 

From their new mom: "Ginger & DipnDot are spoiled rotten and very much loved."
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Nora1 From Nora’s (fka Mia) new mom – “She loves children, other dogs, everyone, and wants to eat every squirrel! I am so lucky to have Nora and cannot thank you enough.”

 

Let the Wind Carry Me

A couple of weeks ago we had a gorgeous day to send these cats and dogs to their new lives in Colorado.

1. Dawn 2. Knee Highs 3. Elsie 4. Madge 5. Marcel 6. Max 7. Kelly 8. Keyla 9. Kayli 10. Kealeigh 11. Babe 12. Riley 13. Cookie and Trixie 14. Major 15. Larry 16. Sally 17. Fizzle 18. Millie 19. Judd 20. Bebe 21. Hannah and Shila 22. Watusi 23. Gina 24. Naini 25. Naini’s puppies Nettie, Noodle, Nicolette, Nollie, Nicely, Nipper
1. Mojo 2. Chase 3. Zenith 4. Bruno 5. Dustin 6. Fiona 7. Christy 8. Bronx 9. Willette 10. Radcliffe 11. Zeke 12. Pongo 13. Tippy 14. Gizmo 15. Evelyn 16. Jandy 17. Jerry 18. Lucy 19. Rookie 20. Erick 21. Jacobo 22. Sampsie 23. Cassandra 24. Sammy 25. Skipper 26. Scoop 27. Squeaky 28. Swerve
1. Leo 2. Ziggy 3. Megan 4. James 5. Oso 6. Steph 7. Dakota 8. Casey 9. Bandit 10. Skyler 11. Sentry 12. Hailey 13. Winston, CeCe, and Schmidt 14. George and Bear 15. Stormie and Bashful 16. Lettie and Darla 17. Mona and Fluffy 18. Polly 19. Flower and Thumper

Thank you to everyone who helped us make transport day a success, whether as fosters, transporters, volunteers, or donors. You keep the wheels turning!

Success Story Sunday – Boone

Boone was underweight and scared when he arrived at BARC last October, but that is definitely no longer the case! He was adopted into a loving family with furry siblings and couldn’t be happier and more comfortable. From his new mom:

“Thought you might want to see how he’s doing! Still growing and gaining weight! He is getting really good at stay and wait. He is truly an amazing dog; we feel so blessed to have him. He fits in perfectly with my other dogs. Boone knows how to read other dogs and adjusts his behavior appropriately! We think he is a vizsla/coonhound mix.”

It’s so great to hear how Boone’s life has turned around!

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Boone’s Shelter Intake Photo

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