Success Story Sunday – Quinn (fka Rocky)

Quinn (formerly Rocky) was surrendered to BARC at only eight months old, and had clearly already had a tough time. He had spent his young life tied up and showed signs of having had an imbedded collar. No doubt due to this difficult start, this sweet little dog had a tendency to be shy and nervous, especially when on a leash or around other dogs.

Little did he know, his life was about to change forever. Volunteer Brandi saw his photo on a RPM email, and he became her personal mission. She worked tirelessly to get him noticed and even raised donations for him. When he landed in the hospital, she only pushed harder to save this sweet guy’s life. As he struggled back to health, word was spread of Rocky’s Wish – “If I don’t make it, save another dog in my memory.”

Happily, he did make it, and RPM was able to pull and send him to one of our rescue partners in Colorado. He was adopted into a new family, and his new mother Megan has let us know that he is very happy in his new home:

Each new adventure we approach with caution as Mr. Quinn can still be timid. He loves going to work with me and is even starting to play with the 15month old twins. We have found out that he can open gates and doors with the handles! Yikes! But we’re confident that he knows, we are now his home.

It’s great to see this sweet boy in a loving home, working through his insecurities, and coming into himself.

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(Originally published 12-7-2014)

Freedom Traveler

Here are the dogs and cats who traveled to their new homes on the first two transports of August.

1. Mya 2. Chloe 3. Manny 4. Danny 5. Cimmaron 6. Weeble 7. Wallis 8. Arpege 9. Jasmine 10. Foxy 11. Tinkerbell 12. Tanner 13. Diesel 14. Ramona 15. Baxter 16. Nathan 17. Laney 18. K-Boom and K-Toe 19. K-Zoo 20. K-Tel 21. Sippy and Suzzy 22. K-Bob 23. K-Cee 24. K-Roq 25. K-Boose 26. Dozer
1. Kylie 2. Summer 3. Elsie 4. Buster 5. Smokey 6. Cloud 7. Tesla’s puppies Tippy, Toni, Titus, Tancos, Tilden, and Tulia 8. CR 9. Simon 10. Elizabeth 11. Tesla 12. Jane 13. Jennie 14. GG 15. Sammy 16. Kelli 17. Gypsy 18. Snuffy 19. Everett 20. Peanut 21. Artemis 22. Nell 23. Marnie
1. Shay 2. Shay’s puppies Shana, Sam, Sara, Shannon, and Shari 3. Sienna 4. Steven 5. Macy 6. Calliope 7. Axle 8. Phyllis 9. Harvey 10. Linda 11. Sadie 12. Sport 13. Janna 14. Forrest

Here’s part of the transport crew who safely loaded the dogs and cats and, along with our fosters, transporters, donors, and other volunteers, helped save lives! Then you all did it again the next week with these happy travelers.

1. Elsie 2. Beatrice 3. Gus 4. Celine 5. Cecile 6. Garrison 7. Gibbs 8. Treasure 9. Godiva 10. Gully 11. Gilroy 12. Star 13. Emory 14. Bridget 15. Zara 16. Celeste 17. Blue Sky 18. Flash 19. Rico 20. Butch 21. Daiquiri 22. Simon 23. Austin and Houston 24. Katja 25. Truffles 26. Luna 27. Skippy
1. Diamond 2. Jock 3. Stormy 4. Waldo 5. Dusty 6. Sunny 7. Emmylou 8. Echo 9. Cassie 10. Isaac 11. Camryn 12. Lady and her pups Lilac, Lorie, and Lisbet 13. Victoria and her pups Walt, Branch, Ferg, Henry, Jacob, Cady, Ruby, Lizzie, and Vic 14. Delilah and Dante 15. Cleo/Kait 16. Scooby 17. Cowy 18. Buttercup 19. Rocky 20. Tug 21. Fresno
1. Chester 2. Salsa 3. Thomas 4. Gordo 5. Dryfuss 6. Fabian 7. Bo 8. Didi 9. Darcy 10. Dixie 11. TanTan 12. Chunky 13. Slater 14. Zoey 15. Saffie and her pups Sanford, Searchy, Salome, and Shelton 16. Annie 17. Ocho 18. Kiku 19. Bryce 20. Calvin 21. Nicholas 22. Dallas 23. Bonnet

Thank you so much to everyone who helps put our transports together each week. We couldn’t do it without all of you on our team!

Success Story Sunday – Jarvis (fka Sully)

RPM doesn’t just transport and place dogs and pups, we also save cats and kittens!

Jarvis (fka Sully) traveled to Colorado as part of the “Disney Crew,” with momma Elsa and six siblings. Jarvis was scooped up practically the moment he arrived, and he is happily settling in to his new home. From his adopters:

Sully, now named Jarvis, is doing amazing. He fits great with our family. He is so playful but yet so cuddly. He always wants to be with us! Thank you for rescuing him so we can have the perfect little boy in our life.

We had the opportunity to touch base with the Disney crew’s Houston fosters, Katie and Ally, as well. As you can imagine, fostering eight crazy kitties was an adventure! From Katie:

This was definitely one of the most fun groups to foster. They were at the perfect age of pure madness! They would run all over the place and attack each other or you. They loved toys, like any toy; they could have been great cat toy testers! Once they’d all start to fall asleep, it was silence for a couple of hours, and then they’d be back at it again. Seeing stories like Sully’s turn out so well makes fostering worth it. Knowing he has a loving home is what makes loving eight kittens for two weeks, then letting them go, easy.

We’re so grateful to Katie & Ally for opening their home to the Disney Crew, as well our Colorado partner rescues and the forever families, for giving these babies a life and a home! We couldn’t save these animals without the team effort!

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Take a Little Trip

Here are the dogs and cats who beat Houston’s heat last week by traveling to Colorado!

1. Harvey 2. Sandia 3. Sandia’s puppies Sarita, Santos, and Salvatore 4. George 5. Everest 6. Rochester 7. Oreo 8. Mikey 9. Marley 10. Cooper 11. Paisley 12. Labelle 13. Labelle’s pups Larken, Laurette, Larue, and Lakota 14. Martino 15. Bruno 16. Davy 17. Brooklyn 18. Sawyer 19. Nugget 20. Sammy 21. Branson 22. Thunder
1. Willis 2. Hunter 3. Kaleb 4. Minnie 5. Goose 6. Garfield 7. Margie 8. Viceroy 9. Ellen 10. Elisha 11. Ebony 12. Walker 13. Huck 14. Charlie 15. Barnaby 16. Kisses 17. Alma 18. Lightning 19. Windy 20. Mr. Smee 21. Oliver North 22. Rocky 23. Sky 24. Marra
1. Richie 2. Albany 3. Marvel and Mystic 4. Millay 5. Maddie 6. Marcelous 7. Nicklous 8. Bark 9. Fletcher 10. Jasmin 11. Lilliana 12. Taz 13. Rockford 14. Tiery 15. Elijah 16. Rosemary 17. Rosie 18. George and Jet 19. Jane 20. Elroy
1. Bravo 2. Monica 3. Stella 4. Corazon 5. Oliver 6. Curtis 7. Gumbo 8. Houston 9. Megan 10. Austin 11. Dallas 12. Grim 13. Abigail with Mo, Larry, and Curly 14. Ariel, Sully, Pongo, Sven, Tiana, Lilo, and Kronk 15. Elsa 16. Sprint, Squirt, and Cheerio

Thank you as always to our fosters, transporters, volunteers, staff, and donors, along with our partners at BARC, our vets, and our Colorado rescues.

Success Story Sunday – Gideon

This week, we have Gideon’s perspective on finding a furever home, and are happy to report that he has been adopted! All the best to Gideon and his new family.

Gideon was the name the nice man at the shelter gave me. I feel lucky as some of the shelter dogs only got a number. I think he was trying to help me, trying to get someone to notice me.

On the outside, I am a non-descript, medium sized (44lbs) dog — perhaps a small boxer mix of sorts. Some have said I have kinda funny looking ears and eyes that don’t shine as brightly as they once did, but I sure perk up when I see potential friends that may want to play with me! There are places where my hair doesn’t grow anymore. You see, I have a few scars, but they are there to prove that I am a lover and not a fighter as they were given to me by others. My fur could definitely benefit from some good nutrition.

My outward appearance shows that my approximate 3-4 years of life have not been the best, but on the inside well…I am a diamond in the rough and now I have hope!

The ladies of the rescue saw something in me worth saving and I do not intend to disappoint them!

So here I am, looking for a soft place to land. I would be grateful for a loving foster home, but would REALLY love to find a furever home to call my very own.

So, if you would be willing to open your heart and home, exhibit a little patience in allowing me to learn what is expected of me and teach me what traits and behaviors are expected of a loving pet, I promise to reward you with unconditional love and loyalty.

My name is Gideon. Please consider adopting me. I am worthy.



(Originally posted April 5, 2015)




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