It was warm when we began loading two vans of dogs and cats taken from BARC to make their journey to Colorado on Thursday. But while our volunteers, fosters, the vet staff, board members, and drivers were working hard to get on the road, the Houston temperature dropped thanks to the cold front affecting several regions of the country. We’d delayed the transport by a day so much of the storm would be over, but it was still a slow journey northwest because of road conditions. Thanks to the dedication and conscientious driving of Mike and Natasha, all 71 dogs and 5 cats were delivered safely.
We’ve heard six puppies are already adopted–we love you, Colorado!–and Nadia and her very young pups are doing well. You can see her photo along with the photos and most of the names of the others who made the trip below.
Those are the faces of gratitude and hope because of all of you who donate your time, energy, money, and items like toys, food, collars, and blankets to RPM. We couldn’t save these lives without you!
Adoption Event Canceled! – We were going to have an adoption event this Saturday at The Corkscrew, but we’re canceling it. It’s going to be cold and we’d rather be inside with our dogs and cats.
But we still need COLLARS, KONGS, and CASH!
If you were planning on dropping off collars, Kongs, and cash donations this Saturday you can drop them off at 1316 Woodcrest St., Houston, TX. 77018. Please leave collars, Kongs, and cash only. Do not leave stray dogs or flaming bags of poo, please. Thank you!
We love it when we see photos of the pets we’ve transported with their new families. Do you remember little Bison? Bison has been adopted into his forever home with welcoming smiles!
Here are some more familiar Houston faces who are among those now living in forever homes in Colorado.
And here is a video of Clark. After we moved him from BARC to Denver, Clark was adopted by a family in North Dakota and is now having the time of his life running through the snow.
Clark’s new dad wrote to us and said:
Clark is doing just great. We had a rough start with him in regards to our shoes. I believe in all we lost about $350 or more worth of shoes–haha–but we’ve been more careful and invested in a kennel. It is quite cold here! I believe the high today is going to be 6 with snow showers all day. Luckily, we’ve invested in a dog jacket and Clark loves the snow! He runs around, burrows his face, and jumps into the drifts. Thanks for all your help getting Clark to us. He’s definitely part of the family now and we love him very much!
Thank you to all those who’ve made it possible to help these wonderful animals find places where they’ll be nurtured and loved. If you notice the number on the upper right just under the “Donate” button–it’s always getting higher–as of today, we’ve moved 510 dogs and cats off of the euthanasia schedule to their chance at long, happy lives.
Those of you who adopt a rescue dog or cat: You are their heroes, and we think you’re great, too.
Come see our local pups up for adoption at The Corkscrew at 1308 w. 20th street on December 7th from 10 AM to 2 PM. While you’re there you can have a holiday photo taken, eat some amazing grub, and make a contribution to our transport program. We’ll be collecting collars of all sizes, so that each pet we transport has proper identification. We’re also collecting toys for the dogs, so we ask you to donate a Kong of any size to give the pups something to do during the long drive. And we’re always thankful for any cash you can give to keep our program going. No amount is too small and any amount is appreciated and needed. We hope to see you there. Thank you!