May was another great month for the dogs and cats who moved from Houston to their forever homes thanks to Rescued Pets Movement’s teamwork with BARC and our Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Minnesota partners. Here are the dogs and cats who left on the first transport of the month, with the help of an enthusiastic team of volunteers from Nexen Energy.
The next week our wonderful Wisconsin rescue partner joined us to give these lucky dogs a ride.
These are the dogs and cats who traveled to Colorado that same day.
Midway between two transports, Mia and her pups Madonna, Marco, Mikey, Mandy, Maurice, Marriane, Margie, and Monty were given a special ride to a rescue partner in Minnesota.
The third week of June our friends from Nexen Energy returned to help send these dogs and cats on their merry way to their forever homes.
We finished May with this last group of travelers.
Thank you to everyone who shows up week after week, whether transporting, volunteering, fostering, mentoring, or donating. Without you, none of these fantastic dogs and cats would have the opportunity to be strong, healthy, and in loving homes. And if you’ve never been to a Rescued Pets Movement transport, please join our crew!
Thanks again to our friends from Nexen for their unflagging energy and enthusiasm not only as they escorted our dogs and cats, but for all the work they did throughout the month in thanking our donors and helping clean and organize the RPM clinic. You’ll recognize them in the photos by their blue shirts!
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.
All “rescue” pups of course as they’re the best! Lots of grilling going on and the RPM COOK TEAM is in full swing. They’re pumped and ready to cook up some good eats. Stop in for a visit or stay for the day. We’d love to visit and share the great success RPM has had of late. BARC Rescues are nearing 1000 saved since our formation in September. Loads of good vibes and great volunteers. Hope to see you all there!
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!
Update: Beau not only found a foster home, he was adopted into his forever home! Thank you, everyone, for your response and interest.
Beau is in need of a temporary foster home from today until November 12th. If you can foster Beau, please contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org Beau is also available for adoption in Houston. You can read more about Beau on our Adopt Me! page here: http://live-rpm-transition.pantheonsite.io/adoptions/ Thank you!
Meet Booker and Ariel! They were rescued with their mom a couple of months ago and are now ready to find forever homes of their own!
BOOKER – This sweet little dark orange tabby boy is 13 weeks old and ready to find a home of his own. He is the active boy out of the group and very affectionate. He loves to play with toys, wrestle with his siblings and zoom around the house as fast as his little legs will take him! Booker is all boy, and maybe even part dog. He is definitely the brave guy in the house, chasing the German Shepherd on a nightly basis before snuggling down with her for a nap.
ARIEL – Our sweet little girl is an adorable Tabby/Calico gal. Ariel is 13 weeks old and ready to find a purrfect home! A dainty little girl, she is the sweet little lady out of the group and is extremely affectionate (just like her brother!). She loves to play with toys, dart around the house with her siblings, and then settle down for a cuddle with them. She likes to let her big brother take the lead in most things, just happy to tag along and be part of whatever he might be getting into.
Booker & Ariel have their bags packed- can they come to your house?
If you are interested in adopting Booker and/or Ariel, please contact us right away at email@example.com so we can get your application started!