Independence Day

Have we mentioned lately how much we appreciate all that you do to save lives? We do–and so do these guys. They celebrated Independence Day by declaring their freedom from fear and having the courage to travel a long way to their new forever homes.

Thank you so much for making a difference to them!

9 thoughts on “Independence Day

  1. Karla Crossett - July 7, 2014

    Love to see these pictures, it gives me hope. Thank all of you for what you do.
    I was just wodondering if you get dogs from places besides Houston. I live in Nederland,Tx
    (Jefferson County) just outside of Beaumont,Tx. about 90 miles from Houston. We sure could use some help. If you can’t take a dog from this area can you refer me to someone else that can network and send them to Colorado or wherever they have a demand for them. I am not a rescue just an individual with a little org Hope 4 the Hounds and we try and fundraise to cover vetting for the shelter dogs in hopes of getting them adopted. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Karla

  2. Tina H - July 8, 2014

    Thank you so much for saving Flannel, who is now Willie, and a beloved member of our family.

  3. rescuedpetsmovement - July 8, 2014

    Thank YOU for adopting him and letting us know he’s in his new home. He is adorable.

  4. KD - July 12, 2014

    We adopted Hamilton (now Hunter) and appreciate all the work you do. He’s a smart, inquisitive, well adjusting/adaptive, darling puppy who is a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you!

  5. rescuedpetsmovement - July 13, 2014

    Hamilton/Hunter’s foster loved him, so I know he’ll be glad to hear he’s doing well. Thank you for letting us know!

  6. rescuedpetsmovement - August 10, 2014

    Hi, Karla.

    Rescued Pets Movement is in a partnership with BARC Houston to move 400 to 500 adoptable pets from their facility every month to our partner rescues in Colorado. While our hearts go out to dogs and cats in need in other areas, we only have the resources to honor our partnership with BARC at this time. Hopefully, one day we’ll have the resources to expand our reach to help dogs and cats in other areas. I think what you’re doing sounds great. I wish I could recommend someone similar to us, but the reason we started our organization was because we knew we would be the best in our field. Please look for transport people whose main interest is the safety, health, and peace of mind of every animal in their care while they’re on the road. If they’re cramming dogs into crates and stacking as many crates as possible inside their transport vehicle, look for someone else. Ask them sign a liability agreement. If they say no, or question why you think you’d need one, you probably dodged a bullet. Please email with any question you may have about what we do, and we’ll be more than happy to answer. Or come meet us!

    Thank you for your compassion for homeless pets, and your understanding of our limitations.


  7. Julie Bymaster - November 21, 2014

    Funniest thing as I read above about the former Flannel: We adopted Hummel here in Colorado back on July 4th. We were told that he and Flannel were brothers, although at the time, Flannel was quite a bit bigger and “fluffier” –at the very least, we know the two were fostered together. We got to meet Flannel for a few minutes when we picked up our boy, but not his new family. Guess what we named Hummel? Willie!!!!!!

    Our Willie (Wild Willie McGee, when we are singing to him) has absolutely stolen our hearts. He is friendly and fearless and fully believes that everyone loves him. His ears cannot decide what to do. Some days they both tip forward they way they are in his moving day picture above. Some days they stand straight up off his head like soldiers at attention. My favorite is the one ear up , one ear down look. It gives him a quizzical, comical expression; I hope that’s how they eventually will settle. He learns quickly because he will do anything for food–anything. He already knows a long list of tricks and will soon be taking up puppy agility. He’s great on a leash and loves to take walks. Now that he is older, with longer legs to keep up, he gets to hike some of the trails in the foothills near Denver. He is the reason my 6th grade students all got free “The dog ate my homework” homework passes (personalized, of course, with his portrait), because, yes, he ate my homework…the only copy I had of the sign up sheets for parent/teacher conferences. He constantly harasses our long-suffering cats, tirelessly wrestles with his older, much larger rescue sister, and pushes under the covers for long, cuddly snuggles. And we love him. Thank you all, RPM, for bringing him home to us!!!

  8. Becky - November 22, 2014

    Hi, Julie–I’m the person who took those photos of Hummel and Flannel on transport day, and yes, they are indeed brothers. I remember them very well! They bunked together on their van ride to Colorado, and both were as cute as they could be.

    How funny is it that both ended up being named Willie? It’s wonderful to hear that Hummel/Willie is doing so well. Thank you for giving him a great life, and especially, thank you for letting RPM know how he’s doing. Without RPM’s fosters here, and the rescuers and adopters in Colorado, RPM couldn’t do what it does. “Wild” Willie is one lucky boy!

  9. Tina - November 22, 2014

    Amazing, wonderful, and perfect! Brothers, Willie and Willie, both with ears one up and one down, motivated by food, and harassing the older pets in their new homes.
    Thanks for replying, Julie, thanks for fostering, Becky, and thanks to RPM for getting them both to Colorado to join loving families and enjoy hiking on trails in the Foothills (and my Willie/Flannel in the snow near Winter Park ski resort this weekend).

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