Stormy Weather

We awoke to heavy rains in Houston on Thursday morning, but when it was time to load 60 dogs for their journey to Colorado, the rain stopped and it was warm enough that the puppies weren’t shivering. They may get a bit of a surprise with Colorado’s weather, but inside their new foster and forever homes, they’ll be snug and warm. Here are some of the faces and names who are on their way to their new lives.

With the help of some mama dogs, RPM continues its mission to Leave No Puppy Behind!

Safe journey to driver Mike and all these sweet lives who’ve been saved thanks to BARC, along with help from RPM volunteers, fosters, transporters, donors, and board members, as well as our tireless affiliates in Colorado.

A.D.O.R.E. sponsored this transport and so can you. Contact us at to find out how. Thank you, A.D.O.R.E.

When the Wheels Come Down

On Friday we had our first transport of the new year–fifty-two dogs boarded the van in a couple of locations.

Tinsel was ready to roll!

So were all these adventurers.

Of course, there were plenty of puppies making the journey.

Sometimes it can be hard for fosters to say goodbye because they all take such loving care of one another.

But new friend Shorty is there to be a strong and comforting presence for Halo and Angel on the trip.

And they’re on their way!

Thanks as always to BARC, the boarders, vets, transporters, fosters, volunteers, donors, and our dedicated affiliate organizations in Colorado who will find all these dogs their best forever homes.

Big wheels keep on turning

At Rescued Pets Movement, we are grateful every day for the amount of support we’ve received from all of you. For a new organization to have been able to move more than 600 animals from death row and send them to new homes in Colorado is amazing. It’s taken a lot of time and effort and energy from BARC, from our fosters, transporters and other volunteers, and from those who board and vet the animals. We appreciate everyone who has supported us through donations of food, toys, blankets, and collars. We have constant need of collars of all sizes, because every animal who boards the van is required to have a collar along with a comfortable crate, food, a water source, refreshed liners as needed, bio breaks, and individual litter boxes for the kittens and cats.

The financial commitment it takes to save these dogs and cats is a deep one, and there’s simply no way we could have accomplished all we have without our donors. Every bit of money you send us goes to animal care and transport; our board members and helpers take no salaries–in fact, all of them contribute financially, as well. Please consider making monthly donations. When we say no amount is too small, we mean it, but our need for funds grows as we save more animals–at an average of at least $50 per pet. We appreciate every donation. Thank you for making this happen!

If you are currently unable to contribute material goods or money or time, we understand. One thing you can do is share our stories. Link to us from your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow and friend us, retweet and repost us. Share our Tumblr and Instagram photos. As more individuals and companies and groups hear about us, the financial commitment is shared and grows, and our ability to save more puppies and kittens and dogs and cats grows, too.

The mama dogs in the composite below are some of the most loving and grateful we’ve seen on any transport day. We know they understand that we’re saving all their lives. No effort is too great for them. Thank you.

Rollin’ Home

At the last RPM transport of animals from death row to new homes in Colorado, 68 dogs and nine cats made the trip. We know what you want to see: PUPPIES!

You know who else loves puppies? Our friends at Winrock Animal Clinic.

We all love the big dogs, too!

We also love the kittens and cats.

Thanks to all the volunteers, fosters, donors, friends, BARC and Winrock staff, boarders, transporters, board members, adopters, and Colorado rescuers, we will continue our quest to leave no puppy behind!

All these beautiful dogs and cats arrived safely, and many have already been adopted. Thank you to everyone who assists with this effort. We couldn’t succeed without you.

A thank you note to share.

We received a very nice thank you email from someone who adopted Harpo, a RPM dog who was transported a few days ago and has already made a wonderful impression on his new family. Thank you for helping us get Harpo to Colorado and making this family happy. We couldn’t have done it without your support.

Hello! I just wanted to tell you all a huge THANK YOU!! Thank you for saving Harpo from the shelter, and for taking care of him all this time, and thank you for bringing him to Colorado to join our family. Harpo — we renamed him Franklin (AKA Frankie, the Frankster) — has settled in quickly. He and Reyna adore each other. It continues to be extremely cold and the snow has picked up again today, so we haven’t been able to play outside much. Reyna is very sensitive to the cold and gets really uncomfortable, no matter how much we dress her up. But Frankie acts like this insanely cold weather is totally normal to him. He smashes his face into the piles of snow and prances around in it. He bumps himself into bushes so the snow will fall down on top of him. I’m trying hard to get pictures of him, but its hard to get pictures of him standing still. I’m not sure how Ilyana got this really cute picture, but so far this is the only one that isn’t blurry. Despite not being able to play outside for very long, our dogs have found new ways to exercise: Reyna and Frankie wrestle with each other for hours until they both pass out from exhaustion. They are cuddling with each other during naps. We have a toy box for the dog toys, and Frankie has quickly figured out where the toys are and helps himself to the toy box for a new toy when he’s tired of the one he has. Frankie has been really good at only chewing on dog toys — and Reyna’s ears! He has brought so much laughter to our home in the past few days. He is such an awesome little guy. Again, thank you.


Nor sleet, nor snow…

It was warm when we began loading two vans of dogs and cats taken from BARC to make their journey to Colorado on Thursday. But while our volunteers, fosters, the vet staff, board members, and drivers were working hard to get on the road, the Houston temperature dropped thanks to the cold front affecting several regions of the country. We’d delayed the transport by a day so much of the storm would be over, but it was still a slow journey northwest because of road conditions. Thanks to the dedication and conscientious driving of Mike and Natasha, all 71 dogs and 5 cats were delivered safely.

We’ve heard six puppies are already adopted–we love you, Colorado!–and Nadia and her very young pups are doing well. You can see her photo along with the photos and most of the names of the others who made the trip below.

Those are the faces of gratitude and hope because of all of you who donate your time, energy, money, and items like toys, food, collars, and blankets to RPM. We couldn’t save these lives without you!

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