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.

What a difference a day makes.

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Earlier today Coconut was in BARC, about to be put to sleep. Now she’s in her new foster home, undoubtedly thinking, I didn’t know it could be like this!

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.

Beau needs a one week foster home, please!

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 Beau is also available for adoption in Houston. You can read more about Beau on our Adopt Me! page here: Thank you!

A happy update from RPM

Hi Friends,

We wanted this to be solely a happy email to let you know that 44 BARC dogs and cats left Houston last Friday for Colorado. Over the weekend, 31 of those dogs were already adopted and the other dogs and cats are in loving foster homes. In just a little over a month, Rescued Pets Movement has saved 196 dogs and cats who were scheduled for certain death and transported them to other nonprofit, no-kill rescue groups in Colorado that have real-live foster homes waiting for them.

And when we say certain death, we MEAN certain death. Here is a true story about Stouffer, the dog with the stunning green eyes:

This is Stouffer’s BARC picture. Handsome isn’t he? But so sad . . . .
Emails had been swirling around about Stouffer in the rescue community because he was about to be euthanized, and no Houston-area rescue had space for him. When we finally found a rescue group in Colorado to take him, we called our contact at BARC, and he literally ran down the hall to the euthanasia area where Stouffer was sitting on the table and the doctor had the euthanasia shot in his hand. Certain death. He was taken off the table, and here is how he looked as he was waiting for his turn to get on the transport van:


So we said we “wanted” this to be solely a happy email, but we’ve learned we don’t always get what we want. We know we are always hitting people up for funds, but including vet bills, transporting each pet is averaging us at least $150 to $200. Even if you cannot donate (and please DON’T if you can’t afford to), we would love it if you just shared this post with your contacts so we can grow a larger base of donors, supporters, and volunteers. Spreading the word is huge.

There are two ways for you to donate. You can make a tax-deductible donation by credit card here on our website by clicking the donate tab. Or if you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to RPM Inc. and mail it to us at:

RPM Inc.
3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #135
Houston, Texas 77025

Every cent of your donation will go toward transporting these well-deserving pets, toward temporarily fostering a pet until he or she can be transported, and/or toward reasonable and necessary veterinary expenses. Any excess funds we receive–we can dream, right?!–will automatically be applied to our next transport.

We are honored to have your help. Together we can make Houston a no-kill city.

Your Friends from

Here are some happy pictures of us loading these babies up last Friday:


Tango had been hit by a car and ended up at BARC. After having surgery in Houston we coordinated efforts with another rescue group and he was adopted and transported to a great family in Colorado. They adore him and say he’s a very special dog. Below is a short video of Tango at Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group‘s new facility in Broomfield, Colorado, where he goes to help build muscle in his back leg. We’re very happy for Tango!

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