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…
And the week after that…
And our most recent transport…
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
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.
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/.
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!