Thanks For The Ride

In our last post, we told you about RPM’s successful media launch. With so much activity surrounding the two vans, the media, and the many animals to transport, our photographer wasn’t able to get the photos and names of all 48 dogs and four cats. We never forget that these deserving pets are who we’re working for, so we wanted to share at least a few of their names and faces.

A word about Jonah and the marks on his head. When he and his foster mom were on their way to the event, she stopped at her salon and of course took him inside with her. Her hairdresser covered his sweet head with kisses–and who wouldn’t? He’s wearing the traces of her lipstick.

We love the BARC staff and our fosters, friends, donors, transporters, affiliate organizations, vets, boarders, and the people on the other end of the journey who meet and often photograph the dogs there. All the dogs and cats from this transport are now safe and sound in Colorado. Here are a few photos of their arrival.

More great news!

We’re excited to tell you that since our last post about the most recent transports, fifty dogs have been adopted! These are dogs who would have been euthanized but instead are now settling into their forever homes. Here are a few photos taken when the dogs arrived safely in Colorado to be greeted by rescuers, fosters, and adopters there.

Thank you to everyone who helped get these wonderful dogs to Colorado, including those on the other end who are ready to welcome Houston’s dogs and cats when they arrive. Thanks also to Sarah Roshan for letting us share her photos.

Roll On

It was like Mother’s Day when RPM volunteers, fosters, and transporters met to save thirty-eight more BARC dogs and send them to their new homes in Colorado. Sybil and “Mama” were the sweetest, most patient dogs they could be as their puppies were transferred into their cozy carriers for the ride north.

Another little mama, Suzie Q, has six babies whose eyes haven’t opened yet. She and the rest of the dogs were happy to get on board.

We could never accomplish all that we have without people who value the well-being and future of animals who deserve their chance at good lives. Thank you!

Have a safe journey, Jolene and company!

Homeward Bound

Once again, through the hard work of RPM volunteers, fosters, BARC, and boarding and vet facilities, another group of dogs is on the way to new homes. However you support this effort, you are saving lives–from the littlest puppies like Consuela to the gentle old giants like Red. You make a difference and we thank you.

Some helpers who tucked the dogs safely into their travel berths left before we could get a photo, many of them to pick up other dogs and cats to foster or deliver.

Driver Mike is on his way!

An update on last Thursday’s transport.

The 44 dogs and one cat we transported last Thursday arrived safely at their various destinations in Colorado on Friday. One of those dogs, Beverly, went on a trial visit with a new family today. From what we’ve heard she’s learning how to share toys with the family’s other dog, Mickey, and they’re already getting along well. The family loves Beverly already, which we completely understand, because we love her, too.

Violet was another dog on Thursday’s transport. She lost her home after her previous people surrendered her to BARC after she started going blind and deaf. But let’s not dwell on what kind of people could give up a loyal loving friend like Violet, because they’re not worth our energy. Getting Violet to Colorado was where our energy was better served. Now she’s content in her new foster home and the rescue organization taking care of her told us she’s a sweet and amazing dog. We tend to agree.

Thank you to everyone who helped these wonderful dogs to Colorado. All the fostering, donating, volunteering, sharing of information, planning, and driving (thanks Mike!) is greatly appreciated! Let’s do it again real soon.

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