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Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

Hurricane Harvey: How to Help


Rescued Pets Movement is a 501(c)3 charity and is undertaking numerous initiatives in response to the Hurricane Harvey crisis. We serve as the biggest rescue partner for the city shelter (BARC) and, since our founding in 2013, have provided more than 23,000 death-row animals a second chance via temporary fosters, rehabilitation, and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country and Canada where there is a demand for adoptable pets. Both the city and county shelters will be inundated moving forward, as Houston already experienced an overwhelming number of stray/abandoned animals.

Monetary funds are needed for us to maintain and expand transports with partnerships currently in formation. From vetting costs for each animal to actual hard transportation costs (vans, fuel, maintenance, etc.), additional funds are critical to our being able to answer the call. For those who prefer to donate items, we also have an Amazon list of items that we desperately need.

How to Help

Donate Monetary Funds Here

View our Amazon Wish List Here

Sign up to be a Temporary Foster Here

We are also opening our boarding facility and clinic at The Jack C. Alexander Building to care for pets displaced by Harvey, and we need volunteers!  To volunteer, please go to

Success Story Sunday – Kai

It is a worthwhile but long process to get our RPM rescues to their forever homes. Their journey begins with being pulled from BARC, boarded or (hopefully) fostered in Houston, and being transported to our out-of-state partners, but it often doesn’t end the moment they arrive in their new home state. Some of our sweet babies are met by their forever families upon arrive, but most go to a temporary home with loving fosters like us.

We recently received an update from a Colorado foster that hosted both Kai and a beagle/doxie, Augie, when they arrived from Houston. Both were quickly adopted and are doing well. Kai’s forever home is in northern Colorado. He has a house, a backyard, and daily trips to the dog park. His new mom adores him, and he gets to enjoy frequent hikes and the best spot in bed every night.

Even better, Kai’s new mom has decided to become a first time foster for the Colorado rescue that placed Kai! It takes a village, and we’re so grateful to have caring organizations and fosters in partner states, helping to give animals like Kai a second chance at life.

Kai-3 Kai-4 Kai-5 Kai-6

(Every animal pulled from BARC needs a Houston foster and a destination rescue/foster before RPM can commit to save them, and we’re in great need of more Houston fosters! It is an easy and short-term commitment to save a life. If you’re interested in becoming a RPM foster in the Houston area, please fill out our foster form here: )

These dogs must get out of boarding!

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.

*Beautiful team photos donated by Robyn Arouty.

These dogs need a foster or forever home.



We have several longer term doggies that are still in need of a foster! These sweet pups don’t currently have rescue in Colorado, but we are continuing to market them in Colorado and Texas both for adoption AND other rescues. The problem is, when they are stuck in boarding we can’t get to know them as well as when they are in a foster home. All those small details we learn from our fosters are what help to make them so much more adoptable in all avenues!!

That said, they will need fosters for more than one week and its hard to say how long exactly. BUT, we will take what we can get for sure and ANY time in a real home is SO APPRECIATED by us, and especially the pups not sleeping in boarding each night. Did you know a dog in a foster home finds his/her forever home 5 times faster than a dog in boarding? These are all special puppies that had their rescue or adoption fall through in CO through no fault of their own and we need your help while we find them a Plan B.

If you’d like more information about our dogs in need, here are links to their adoption profiles:







Please contact Timothy at if you are interested in more information on one of the pups listed. Also, please fill out a foster form at if you haven’t fostered for us before. And, if you’re interested in adopting one of these wonderful dogs, please fill out our adoption form at


RPM needs cat fosters!

We’re very pleased to say that RPM needs cat fosters! Because we’ve recently partnered with some amazing cat rescue organizations, we’ve ramped up our cat program and are rescuing more cats from BARC. We have some mamas and nursing kittens that need foster care, as well as some young single cats.

If can open your heart and home to them, please email ASAP. If you haven’t fostered before and would like to, please fill out our foster form. RPM covers all vetting and fostering costs. If you can’t foster but can open your wallet to help fund their foster care, we’d appreciate any donations you can offer.

Griffin, one of our fosters, sent us the below video in which you can see her foster kittens, Simone, Sangria, Sake and Summer playing and having a good time.

Fosters needed for forty and more.

Good Afternoon Fosters and Friends!
It’s that time of the week (again!) to do a LARGE foster plea. We are looking for temporary fosters FOR OVER 50 PUPPIES AND DOGS! Below are pics and descriptions of 40. We also have some new ones that just came in and a few small scruffy adults–Inky, Pierre, and Beauguard–who have been in boarding and really need to get out. Enjoy the pics as THEY WERE ALL SAVED FROM DEATH ROW. Getting them out of BARC is phase 1, and now phase 2 begins: FOSTERING and GETTING THEM READY FOR THEIR TRIP TO CO. Please consider jumping in for phase 2.

Last, but not least, get ready for this… we broke our own records and SAVED 355 DOGS, CATS, KITTENS, AND PUPPIES during the month of March 2014 from BARC! We are thrilled to be working and saving at such a phenomenal momentum, but need all the help we can get! We appreciate all gifts of time, talents, and treasures:) As always, please share. Email if you can help by fostering one or more of these kiddos short term. Visit our foster form online and provide the information requested at if you’re new to fostering and want to help. Thank you!

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