Roll On

It was like Mother’s Day when RPM volunteers, fosters, and transporters met to save thirty-eight more BARC dogs and send them to their new homes in Colorado. Sybil and “Mama” were the sweetest, most patient dogs they could be as their puppies were transferred into their cozy carriers for the ride north.

Another little mama, Suzie Q, has six babies whose eyes haven’t opened yet. She and the rest of the dogs were happy to get on board.

We could never accomplish all that we have without people who value the well-being and future of animals who deserve their chance at good lives. Thank you!

Have a safe journey, Jolene and company!

Homeward Bound

Once again, through the hard work of RPM volunteers, fosters, BARC, and boarding and vet facilities, another group of dogs is on the way to new homes. However you support this effort, you are saving lives–from the littlest puppies like Consuela to the gentle old giants like Red. You make a difference and we thank you.

Some helpers who tucked the dogs safely into their travel berths left before we could get a photo, many of them to pick up other dogs and cats to foster or deliver.

Driver Mike is on his way!

Help us, if you can.


As soon as we pull them out and transport them, people surrender more dogs or drop off unwanted puppies. Currently BARC is already at capacity since last Friday with almost 200 dogs and 100 cats. BARC needs RPM to get all of the little ones listed in the photos below out of the shelter before they’re put to sleep. We’re happy to do it, but can you help us by fostering one or two or more until we can transport them to Colorado on the 21st? RPM covers all vet expenses, can assist with food, has fabulous puppy packs, and can provide a crate. We just need to get them out of BARC tomorrow. You will save a life and make a big difference. Please, help us out by sharing this plea with your friends!

Thank you!

UPDATE: All of the dogs and cats mentioned in the above post and an additional 17 more now have foster homes for a total of 38 dogs and cats saved. THANK YOU for your help. We’ll be needing homes for more dogs and cats VERY soon, so please contact us at if you’re interested in opening your home for a short time for a dog or cat in need. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. Did I say thank you? Thank you!

An update on last Thursday’s transport.

The 44 dogs and one cat we transported last Thursday arrived safely at their various destinations in Colorado on Friday. One of those dogs, Beverly, went on a trial visit with a new family today. From what we’ve heard she’s learning how to share toys with the family’s other dog, Mickey, and they’re already getting along well. The family loves Beverly already, which we completely understand, because we love her, too.

Violet was another dog on Thursday’s transport. She lost her home after her previous people surrendered her to BARC after she started going blind and deaf. But let’s not dwell on what kind of people could give up a loyal loving friend like Violet, because they’re not worth our energy. Getting Violet to Colorado was where our energy was better served. Now she’s content in her new foster home and the rescue organization taking care of her told us she’s a sweet and amazing dog. We tend to agree.

Thank you to everyone who helped these wonderful dogs to Colorado. All the fostering, donating, volunteering, sharing of information, planning, and driving (thanks Mike!) is greatly appreciated! Let’s do it again real soon.

Shadow and 8 lab mix puppies need fosters and sponsors


RPM is saving Shadow today! We also are working to save 8 tiny lab mix puppies who were scheduled to be put to sleep today and will get out in the nick of time. We couldn’t let Shadow or these little puppies die and we’ll be sending them up to Colorado. But we need your help and can’t do it without you! Here is what we need to save them:

1. Can anyone foster (1) Shadow and (2) one of the little puppies starting right away? You can take one puppy or two or three–you tell us and we make it work. Please email RPM at if you can help. Boarding costs are so expensive and it’s much easier on the dogs to be in a home. It will probably be a 2 week commitment;

2. Would you please consider sponsoring Shadow or one of the precious little puppies’ transport and vet costs? We can’t do it without you! No amount is too small and every dollar goes directly to helping the animals! Transport costs run us $50 to $75 per dog. Plus we’re looking at boarding for 2 weeks for Shadow and all of the puppies unless fosters are found, a year of heartguard for Shadow and vet care for the puppies. There are two ways for you to sponsor a dog or dogs. You can make a tax-deductible donation by credit card by going to our website at and clicking the donate tab. While you’re there, please consider making a monthly donation. Or if you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “RPM Inc.” and mail it to us at

RPM Inc.
3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #135
Houston, Texas 77025

Every cent of your donation will go towards transporting this well-deserving little family/or towards temporarily fostering a pet until he or she can be transported. Any excess funds we receive (we can dream, right?!)will automatically be applied to our next transport.

Thank you for your help. Together we can make Houston a no-kill city.

Your Friends from

Here are the lab mix puppies we are working to save:

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