We recently rescued a special girl who was found with a chain severely embedded in her neck. Our friends at BARC reached out to us, hoping we’d be able to help her. One of our rescue partners gladly stepped forward and offered to help find her the perfect forever home, so we moved her out of BARC and into a great foster home. We heard she enjoyed her freedom ride very much–she got to ride in a car seat!–and has been a gracious guest in her foster home. Her foster mom says, “She’s doing much better. She jumped up to greet my husband this morning. She hung out with the dogs for a bit, but kinda growls at one because he’s kinda nosy. She really likes our daughter, too!”
We initially named her Renee after a rescue dog in St. Louis who recovered from an embedded collar and found a wonderful person to take care of her and treat her like a princess, because we hope the same happens for this sweet girl. Then we found out that BARC had named her Alice, so now she’s known as Alice Renee. We’ve heard that a lot of people became concerned for her well being after many pleas and posts were circulated about her on Facebook. We just want everyone to know she’s doing very well. Her neck wound is severe (we won’t subject you to photos of it), but it’s clean and we’re told it should heal nicely. If you feel inclined to donate toward Alice Renee’s vet care and transport, please visit our donation page. Thank you for caring about this sweet girl, and the other homeless pets in Houston!
These photos may mark the end of their time in Houston, but they also remind us of the beginning of their new lives in Colorado. All thanks to you!
In case we haven’t mentioned it lately, we have the best volunteers, fosters, transporters, drivers, staff, and donors any organization could hope for. RPM’s dogs and cats really do carry your love with them, and we thank you!
We are officially two weeks into our Raise the Save Kennel Initiative and we are proud to say we already have some sponsors! We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Granite Properties, Ashley Glaw, Cathy Gentry and David & Mary Brown for becoming Kennel Kings with your awesome sponsorship of the much needed kennels for our RPM clinic. Thank you! If you’d like to sponsor a kennel, please click here.
Rescued Pets Movement is excited to announce a partnership with an amazing artist, Kermit Eisenhut, to raise funds for the remodeling of our new clinic and to create a gorgeous mural for our clinic’s lobby at the same time! To say that we are pumped would be an understatement. All of the images on this flyer were painted by Kermit. Kermit’s commissioned paintings range from $1500 to $2000, so you are actually receiving close to full value AND making a donation to RPM at the same time! Space is limited–only 25 paintings are available–so sign up now! Please, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this offer. We rely on word of mouth and your social shares to help us save so many dogs and cats. Forward this to a Friend. We appreciate your support!
Thank you for making the difference for these beautiful dogs.
You give in so many ways and each one of them saves lives. We simply couldn’t do it without all of you.
Success Story Week comes to a close with Monet, who was adopted by Arete in Colorado. Monet is now named Apollo and, judging from the above photos and below note from Arete, he’s having the time of his life now.
I’m very happy to tell you that Apollo loves it here in Colorado. I live far up in the mountains and he runs free all day. (Don’t worry there aren’t any animals near my house that can hurt him.) I’m sorry if I’m wasting your time but I would love to tell you more about him! I really do love him. When he naps, which he does a lot, he will jump on the couch with me and lay right on my lap. He’s the cutest little guy if I do say so. I have also taken him to a few different lakes, and he is quite the swimmer. He’ll come into my kayak with me and just stare dreamy eyed at the water going by. He also decided it was a good idea to jump into the lake. That’s how I found out he can in fact swim quite well…in January my dog, Angel, of 11 years passed away. I hadn’t been able to move on for a long time. [This] summer I chose to take the step of getting a new puppy. I visited many shelters and searched online for a long time, but when I saw the 4 paws 4 life website I decided to go to an adoption event. I held another puppy first. She wiggled and wiggled and I wanted a calmer dog. So I put her back and asked to hold one of the two brothers. Apollo was the first out so I held him. He turned in my arms and wrapped his front legs around my neck. He just stared at me in the most intelligent way. I knew right then he was perfect! He’s been my savior, lately.
Kira being driven to Vegas.
Kira, after her first spa day.
After everyone is in bed, Kira likes to sleep in a chair.
As RPM foster mom Bevin says, “Special girl.”
After everyone is in bed, Kira likes to sleep in a chair.
Kira napping with brother, Charlie, and Art.
Kira was an RPM adoption dog who lost one eye because of a severe case of glaucoma, but that never stopped her from being very sweet and loving to everyone she met. She went to a couple of adoption events here in Houston, but for whatever reason she was overlooked every time. That was fine by Kira’s foster mom, Bevin, who absolutely adored her and enjoyed the time Kira spent with her family. Finally, a potential adopter in Las Vegas was found and Kira traveled to Denver, Colorado, where RPM friend extraordinaire Kiersten was waiting to personally drive Kira to her new home. We really had to twist Kiersten’s arm to do a road trip to Vegas. (*sarcasm*) Kiersten told us, “We got there at 5:30 in the morning after Easter Sunday and she had coffee and cinnamon rolls ready and it wasn’t even just like a drop off. We sat and talked with her and Art till after the sun came up. I may or may not have cried when leaving her.” We had a feeling Kira was home. The above photos are of Kira in the backseat of Kiersten’s car and of Kira in her new home with Karen, Art, and her brother Charlie. The below note from Karen, Kira’s new mom, is from one of many emails sent to Kiersten and Bevin, because Karen is wonderful about staying in touch. She’s also just wonderful.
We are beginning day three! It seems like we always had her. She follows us everywhere, so now Charlie follows us everywhere! When she sees us with the leashes in our hands, she gets so excited for her walks. (I say “walks,” but it’s just around the block!) She is always meeting new neighbors and new pets. Her behavior is impeccable; we’re hoping some of it will rub off on Charlie and that none of his behavior rubs off on her! They seem like great friends. This morning I decided to walk her by herself so we could have a little girl time. As we were leaving, she looked back a few times and whimpered–I think wondering where he was! She seems to like it better when we’re all together. She is just so sweet! Art and I had to leave for an hour yesterday afternoon to buy a new washing machine. She was either anxious to go with us or anxious that she was being left. We kept reassuring her that we were coming back and this was her forever home. When we returned, we gave her a treat and told her she did a great job of holding down the fort. I can’t thank the both of you for all you did for Kira–and for us! I knew when I saw her little face that I had to have her–especially when I read her story. When we’re explaining Kira’s story, by the way, to others, Art still becomes emotional.
Rats! I said I’d post a success story every day this week and I missed yesterday’s post. Yesterday was Transport Day, and time completely slipped away from me. Sorry! To make up for it, I’ll post some photos sent to us from rescue partner Farfels Friends Rescue of former RPM pups. I hope you enjoy the above photos of Paris, Sophie, Zane, and Sage with their new families.
This update comes to us via rescue partner 4 Paws 4 Life.
We appreciate everything they do, from working with us to save Houston’s homeless pets to sending us information when possible about the homes they find for them. Phantom is a great example of that!
Phantom’s new name is Wilson, and he is adjusting very well. Wilson knows how to sit and is enjoying walks throughout the neighborhood and on nearby trails. His favorite toys are a stuffed duck, a plastic bowl, tennis balls, and knotted socks. He’s fully crate trained and prefers his crate or the laundry pile during nap time. It’s been fun to see him grow so much over the last several weeks!
Thanks for checking in.
Erik and Lauren
To atone for my lack of Success Story postings in August, I’m posting one every day this week. Today’s success story is about Tonka, who was adopted by a great family last July and is now named Max. From the photos above and note below, it sounds like Max is finally home.
My husband Dan and I, along with our 12 year old son and 13 year old daughter adopted Tonka on Saturday, July 12. We live in [redacted for privacy] a suburb of Denver, and have a large yard as well as a huge park with hiking trails directly behind our home. First off, he is SUCH a joy to be around. We fell in love with him almost immediately and our kids cannot get enough of him. Our daughter asks that I put him on her bed when I leave for work in the morning, and my husband is thrilled to finally have a little boy puppy in the house! He adores the little guy. Tonka, who we now call Max, now has two big sisters, a one year old Rottweiler named Maggie and a four year old Tabby cat named Molly. They all get along SO well. Max walks past the cat like meh, there’s a cat and doesn’t seem to care at all that she is around. Max and Maggie are amazing together! They share toys, can both drink from the same water bowl at the same time–found that out by accident!–and they have no problems kenneling themselves when they’ve played too hard and need a break. We leave their crate doors open during the day and let them go in and out as they need to, to rest. The kids are amazing helpers while they are at home this summer. As they are home most days the doggies have only had to be kenneled overnight while we sleep. Max has had NO potty accidents and is such a quiet little thing. He will sit patiently by the backdoor until someone realizes it’s time for him to step outside. He is having no trouble eating all of his food like a big boy. He has gotten so good at “sit” that we have no trouble getting him to follow with absolutely no gestures, only the command! Maggie just graduated at the top of her class in obedience and we hope to get Max on the same program soon.
Dan and April