Success Story Sunday – Piper (Formerly Fern)

Piper (formerly Fern) was fostered in Houston and went to our Colorado partner with her brother, Gully. Gully was adopted quickly after arriving, but she had to wait a bit longer for her perfect forever family. When her new mom Cristin came across Piper’s photo online, she knew that they had to have her. Piper quickly integrated into her new home and became fast friends with their other dog, Cali. Cali and Piper are together 99 percent of the time, and the whole family is so happy with their new addition. Piper’s new home was definitely worth the wait!




These dogs must get out of boarding!

Meet Our ALL STARS! These boys have been waiting a LONG time for a wonderful and loving home. It is time to find that family. Help us save these great pups! If you’d like to foster any of these dogs for us, please fill out our foster form. If you’d like to adopt one of these dogs, please fill out out adoption form and specify which dog you’d like to meet. Thank you!

So let’s meet the team!*



WOOF! My name is Rhett and my life began a little rough. I was surrendered to the city shelter by my owner. Cruelty charges were filed because of the wound around my neck from an embedded collar. I’ve been promised by my rescuers that most people know better than to treat a friendly dog like me so badly. All this and I STILL love humans.

I’m a sweet 4 year old pit bull mix, red with a little bit of white, weighing around 50 pounds. I know that I’m very lucky to have been made adoptable, and I promise that if you’ll spend some time showing me that you love me and that you appreciate my sweetness, I’ll be the best forever dog you can imagine. I just need someone to believe in me and finally treat me right. I do best with a pack leader or an alpha because then I don’t feel the need to take charge! I just want to relax and cuddle!

I am potty trained and am very smart and eager to please. I’ve been moved so many times that I would LOVE just to plop down on someone’s lap and relax in my new home. With some stability I can grow and be happy! I had an awesome foster mom who was getting me ready for forever family. I d love to a have a family to teach me how to have fun. I do love going for walks, I tug a little, but I’m working really hard on it. I am a little thin but slowly I am getting to the right weight. I love to lay on the couch and watch tv at night. I’m usually pretty mellow in the house so I shouldn’t have to be kenneled. So if you are looking for a gorgeous bully breed, look no more, you’ve found me.



Hi there! I’m Stitch and I’m a 3 year old coonhound/hound mix. I am a medium sized dog at around 55 pounds and full grown. My best friend Lilo and I were wandering for days and finally exhausted and hungry we laid down in the middle of the street in Houston with cars driving around us. We were placed in the local shelter and waited as we kept getting passed by until our time was just about up. FINALLY the awesome people of RPM pulled us to safety!

When I first got to my foster mom’s I was very nervous and I really didn’t know what to expect or how to act, but once I realized that I was safe, I start to relax and open up. I started to play with toys and even found a few favorites. I love small stuffed animals and to lay around on couch pillows. I love to throw them up in the air and try to catch them and act like a complete goof ball. I do love to go for walks and I enjoy sitting on park benches and looking all around. I am good on a leash because I mind my own business. I don’t pay much attention to anything, just having a good time walking.

What my RPM advocate suggests is training classes to help me gain confidence around other dogs! RPM will even start you out with a few personal training classes to get me acclimated and started on my journey!

My foster mom says I am just perfect. Totally housebroken and no need to kennel me. I absolutely love to cuddle up beside you and watch TV. I don’t trust strangers in the home immediately but again, training will help that– and if you sign me up for obedience classes, my adoption fee is WAIVED. My foster mom has been working very hard though to help me build confidence and teach me that no body will ever hurt me ever again.

My ideal family would be someone that will continue to work with me, to love me , to teach me how to be the perfect dog. I’m almost there, I just need someone to finish where my foster left off. The very best Christmas present for me would be to get a new family, could it be you?



Pick me, pick me! My name is Manny and I’m certain that I’m the dog you’ve been waiting for! I was found as a stray, wound up in the Houston, TX city shelter, and was lucky enough to be rescued by my friends at RPM. My next step is to get out of boarding and into a furever home…geeze, I can’t wait. A real bed, in a real home- WOW. I know I would savor every second!

I do LOVE taking walks so if YOU love taking walks, too, I think we could be best friends. I can be motivated most days with a simple treat and have been known to catch one midair because I get so excited about them (they are just so good!) I’m a love and consider myself a laid back guy (note, I like walks, not runs) and will make the best forever dog you can imagine. I’m about three years old and weigh around 46 pounds. I’m full grown already, but the streets and boarding are a little stressful, so I might gain a couple of ‘happy pounds’ once I get settled in a home. I’m still just a little nugget and there will be plenty of room on the couch for both of us.



Hi–I’m Lilo, the white American bulldog mix. As you can see in my photos, I have a hearty appetite because I needed to put on some weight. I am about 3 years old and 55 pounds. My best friend Stitch and I had some rough days on the streets of Houston, where we were living for quite a while. Finally, exhausted and hungry, we just laid down on the street as car after car drove around us. We persevered because we had each other, and then the best thing happened and someone stopped to rescue us.

We are both sweet pups who love to be loved. I’m more of the relaxed one, while Stitch always has his tail wagging. I do very well on a leash and like to be around other dogs. I’ve got a cute face and a HUGE heart! I’m so ready to curl up on someone’s lap and be loved instead of in boarding.

I’m going to be such a handsome dog with a little love and care. Will you be the one who’ll give it to me? I can’t wait to meet you.

*Beautiful team photos donated by Robyn Arouty.

Move Along

Guess who thanks you for all you do? These guys, that’s who. Here are the dogs and cats and puppies and kittens who traveled to Colorado to find their forever homes last week.

1. Emelia 2. Katarina 3. Veronica 4. Torrence 5. Pippi 6. Tonisha 7. Tynan 8. Fendi 9. Beau 10. Bella 11. Cassie 12. Brenda 13. Colby 14. Cody 15. Kingsley 16. Copper 17. Phoebe’s pups Phenix, Phyla, and Phrensy 18. Phoebe 19. Noodles 20. Jeffers 21. Nadia
1. Julie 2. Sydney 3. Tess 4. Alen 5. Balto 6. Skyla 7. Vail 8. Vienna 9. Nalda 10. Ziggy 11. Felicia 12. Edgar 13. Damon 14. Buford 15. Olivia 16. Roamie 17. Gino 18. Clyde 19. Mama with Marie, Oliver, and Sophia 20. Plum 21. Leta with Castor and Pollux 22. Chewy 23. Rocco 24. Bibi 25. Oreo
1. Coco 2. Rex 3. Sebastian 4. Kylie 5. Ellie 6. Farrah 7. Fergus 8. Dino 9. Sonoma 10. Sonoma’s puppies Sawyer, Skye, Sonnet, Shayla, Sabrina, and Senna 11. Bruce 12. Belly 13. Beauregard 14. Taffy and her pups Tessie, Tracy, Tide, Tate, Thomas, Travis, Turner, and Tenley 15. Giselle 16. Bucky 17. Mister Man 18. Meow with her kittens MacKenzie, Meredith, and Matthew 19. Lola 20. Elliot 21. Mercy 22. Kitchi 23. Finch 24. Porthos 25. Mickey 26. Calvin

We thank you, too. We couldn’t do it without your support!

Success Story Sunday – Beau (Formerly Ninja)

Beau (formerly Ninja) is another sweet pup that RPM transported to our good friends at 4 Paws 4 Life in Colorado. As can be seen in the photos, he is a happy pup and growing like a weed. His new family says that he loves to chase his tail and roll in the grass. He is a swimmer, and always jumps in the creek on walks. He’ll soon finish his shots and start puppy kindergarten, but he has already learned so much! He is fully crate trained and knows how to sit, shake, and lay down. He is a smart, energetic boy, and we’re so happy to hear that he is doing so well!

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Lola’s Fund: Keeping Lola’s Spirit Alive

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Rescued Pets Movement lost a special friend two days ago: Sweet Lola. Many of you knew and loved her because she brought a smile to the face of everyone she met.

RPM rescued Lola from BARC and quickly found out that as a product of backyard breeding and due to overbreeding, she could not walk. RPM board member Dana Blankenship and husband Danny took her in and did everything humanly possible to help her walk, including two stem cell transplants.

Finally, the doctors discovered a certain mix of powerful medications that gave Lola the ability to walk. Sadly, those medications that helped her walk caused a bleeding ulcer, which quickly led to a massive heart attack. She passed in her daddy’s arms.

Lola’s death has been felt across our organization. She was RPM’s mascot at Strut Your Mutt Houston; was a model for SNAP; and attended every transport load, providing comfort to the crying foster parents who just put their foster pets on the vans to go to Colorado. She reminded us that no matter how bad things seemed at the moment, you just pick yourself up because the lives we are saving count on us.

In honor and memory of Lola, a group of RPM supporters have created Lola’s Fund. The fund will be used to have Lola’s beautiful face painted on our mural at our new clinic and to help other BARC dogs who are unable to walk or are otherwise injured. We never want to forget the impact Lola had on our lives, and we hope this fund can keep her lovely spirit alive.

If you would like to donate to Lola’s Fund, please CLICK HERE. In the memo line, please indicate “Lola’s Fund.” (You can also mail a check to Rescued Pets Movement, Inc., 3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #135, Houston, Texas, 77025.)

Lola, thank you for the love, laughs, and smiles. You are finally able to run and jump as much as you want. We will miss you deeply.

Without You

That’s right, you. Without you, there would be no foster homes. No donations of money and time. No transports. No snuggly blankets and fun toys and good food. No warm beds and lots of cuddles. No crates and carriers. No pictures on Facebook and Instagram. No excited puppy yaps, big dog yawns, or the fleet-footed play of kittens who know they’re safe. No cat grooming in that spot of sun on the floor. No smiles on the faces of fosters and adopters at the end of the road. No forever homes.

Please keep doing what you’re doing. These dogs and cats from last week, like every week, are the only incentive RPM needs to keep going, but we could never do it without you!

1. Bogart 2. Emmet 3. Amber 4. Kat Von D 5. Sephora 6. Hardy 7. Karla 8. Ford 9. Nels 10. Butterfly 11. Fern 12. Razzle 13. Lilly 14. Arnie 15. Atom 16. Evan 17. Franklin 18. Ralphie 19. Dixie 20. Natchez Earl
1. Graycee 2. Cadence 3. Camille 4. Angela 5. Niko 6. Mimi 7. Harley 8. Sequoia 9. Rexford 10. Cisco and Cuddles 11. Celia 12. Covu 13. Tribune 14. Rose 15. Kathleen 16. Joey 17. Betty 18. Sven 19. Winken 20. Leo 21. Mckenna 22. Mya
1. Sandy 2. Sandy’s puppies (not in order) Sloane, Saige, Salana, Simone, Sondra, Sybella, Shalyn, and Selma 3. Zane 4. Abott 5. Este 6. Elaine 7. Emery 8. Bones 9. Doc 10. Winky 11. Wynne 12. Candy 13. Bosco 14. Chip 15. Downey 16. Cannon 17. Selena 18. Sora 19. Axel
1. Foxyy 2. Winston 3. Jake 4. Alfred 5. Naomi 6. Naomi’s kittens Nathan, Nadie, Norman, and Nicholas


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