Roll With It

From the very beginning, Rescued Pets Movement’s focus has been on the animals in our care. Everything we do is for them, and when you see these faces each week, we know you understand why. From the wiggly puppies to the dignified senior dogs, the timid kittens to the elderly cats, all of them longing for homes of their own, these lives matter. We appreciate every donor, volunteer, foster, rescue group, driver, fundraiser, BARC staff member, medical professional, and adopter who supports this movement. Thank you!

1. Pink Girl 2. Chance 3. Salsa 4. Fiona 5. Babbit 6. Pierce 7. Polly 8. Thicket 9. Thistle 10. Thalia 11. Perkins 12. Karlee 13. Spencer 14. Nick 15. Remmie 16. Max 17. Beautiful 18. Pinto 19. Sybil 20. Alicia 21. Gunner 22. Dannie 23. Kobie

1. Jamie 2. Cherie 3. Jayda 4. Luna 5. Candy 6. Lucy 7. Lilly 8. Maddie 9. Afton 10. Hinky 11. Huffy 12. Handy 13. Helix 14. Hatchel 15. Hero 16. Halsey 17. Hilary 18. Happy 19. Heather 20. Bullseye 21. Ursula 22. Unice 23. Uzzy 24. Unity 25. Usher 26. Pat 27. Aida Belle 28. Trudy

1. Milly and Melton 2. Mimosa 3. Manhattan 4. Martini 5. Moloko 6. Mojito 7. Margarita 8. Simon 9. King 10. Lou 11. Toby 12. Galileo 13. Audrey Lynn 14. Crystal 15. Gordon 16. Wyleen 17. Welsey 18. Wyclef 19. Swan 20. Jasper 21. Mable 22. Chessie 23. Mogwai 24. Betty 25. Ford 26. Wednesday

1. Ellen 2. Elgin 3. Elrod 4. Ellery 5. Elmore 6. Elias 7. Lady 8. Nikita 9. Hackett and Hester 10. Hemingway 11. Hattie 12. Heath 13. Hal 14. Elisha and Edwin 15. Hobe 16. Humphry 17. Tommy 18. Shadow 19. Lizette 20. Laszlo 21. Lark 22. Luise 23. Cinnamon 24. Liz 25. Lilo 26. Precious

1. Leo 2. Moonstone 3. Marco 4. Leo 2 5. Pipsqeek 6. Chloe, Conan, and Cayden 7. Clayton 8. Taz 9. Scooter 10. Lilly 11. Vanessa 12. Rico 13. Grady

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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.

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(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: )

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Nothing’s going to stop her now!

Pictured at left are Dave and Debby with RPM rescued dog Emelia. Dave and his wife Lisa fostered Emelia, and Debby, from Homeless Pet Placement League shared Emelia’s story:

This gorgeous shepherd is Emelia. She came into BARC with a horribly injured back left leg. HPPL’s good friends at RPM were able to pull this girl and have her assessed by a vet who said the leg was useless and Emelia needed it amputated. RPM knows that HPPL loves to help medically challenged animals and so that’s what we did. An animal’s resilience is evident as a week after surgery, Emelia was running by the water. Shortly thereafter, Emelia loaded up for transport to Colorado where just a few days after her arrival, she stole the heart of her foster mom who then became her permanent mom. Teamwork! BARC, RPM, HPPL, Houston fosters and Colorado “mom.” One more precious life saved!

Thank you, HPPL! Every dog and cat in RPM’s program is saved thanks to teamwork, and we’re delighted that many rescue groups, donors, and volunteers work so tirelessly with us to be part of the solution.

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A visit from Robyn.

Our friend, Robyn Arouty, came to visit us at Transport Day this morning. While Robyn is no stranger to our program–a percentage of the proceeds from her Pocketshots sessions are donated to RPM–she wanted to come by and photograph what happens when fosters, volunteers, drivers, dogs, cats, and kind hearted people come together to try to make a difference. You can see it all from Robyn’s point of view on Robyn’s website right here:

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A response to recent articles about RPM in the Houston Press.

With regard to recent stories in the Houston Press about Rescued Pets Movement, all we can say is we are disappointed by the negative slant in the articles. We responded to some of these concerns on our website when they came up a year ago. Please see and Moreover, we provided Mr. Malisow with a full list of our Colorado rescue partners, and all were very eager to share their adoption and success stories. Mr. Malisow apparently deemed their statements not relevant because they had only positive things to say about us.

Everyone at RPM works around the clock to save these animals, and our rescue partners are more than glad to help us save Houston’s homeless pets. RPM also recognizes that it is only a part of the solution to Houston’s homeless pet problem. What is required are aggressive spay-and neuter-programs and education, along with traditional and transport rescue groups. We all must work together to bring an end to the problem. This type of press is disheartening, but we will not let it stop the wonderful work we are doing or stop us from celebrating the thousands of animals we save who would otherwise die each day at BARC.

We welcome anyone to come to our transports and speak to our fosters so you can learn more about RPM.

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Go the distance

We all traveled toward our forever homes last week! Thank you for helping us get there.

1. Matt 2. Melvin 3. Snickers 4. Blair 5. Lissa 6. Lloyd 7. Woody 8. Rhianna 9. Rusty 10. Kirvin 11. Fresca 12. Roxy 13. Chester 14. Adababe 15. Kelz 16. Bijou 17. Cella 18. Cici 19. Chief 20. Muneco 21. Holmes 22. Peanut 23. Isha 24. Ingo

1. Ivan 2. Ilsa 3. Babycakes 4. Brody 5. Brownie 6. Scotty 7. Landry 8. Levin 9. Locket 10. Lori 11. Chica 12. Hazel 13. Julep 14. Jelly and Jutty 15. Junie 16. Toto 17. Pebbles 18. Paisley 19. Pearl 20. Blanche 21. Blanche’s pups Blum, Bynum, and Becca

1. Leo 2. Lenard 3. Lulu 4. Julius 5. Heinz 6. Tish 7. Jazz 8. Allie Belle 9. Aura Belle 10. Keaton 11. Rayford 12. Alberto 13. Tierra 14. Taz 15. Diego 16. Deacon 17. Kachina 18. Duke 19. Koko 20. Roxie 21. Captain 22. Laney 23. Angelica 24. Hauser 25. Carlee 26. Chimo 27. Cali 28. Buffy

1. Orson 2. Oakley 3. Otter 4. Orby 5. Oxford 6. Outlaw 7. Ollie 8. Olivia 9. Friar 10. Fellow 11. DeeDee 12. Sebastian and Christopher 13. Fairy 14. Fable 15. Bella 16. Bella’s puppies Bower, Bevy, Brawley, Bunter, Brinks, Button, and Briar 17. Rider Butterworth 18. Mike, Mick, and Stevie 19. Madison 20. Mazie, Mae, and Myer 21. Ollie, Lottie, and Sooni

Because you drive us out of BARC, take us into your homes, help pay for our care, foster us, and love us, we are safe! Thank you from us and from everyone at RPM.

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Success Story Sunday – Piper (Formerly Fern)

Piper (formerly Fern) was fostered in Houston and went to our Colorado partner with her brother, Gully. Gully was adopted quickly after arriving, but she had to wait a bit longer for her perfect forever family. When her new mom Cristin came across Piper’s photo online, she knew that they had to have her. Piper quickly integrated into her new home and became fast friends with their other dog, Cali. Cali and Piper are together 99 percent of the time, and the whole family is so happy with their new addition. Piper’s new home was definitely worth the wait!




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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.

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Move Along

Guess who thanks you for all you do? These guys, that’s who. Here are the dogs and cats and puppies and kittens who traveled to Colorado to find their forever homes last week.

1. Emelia 2. Katarina 3. Veronica 4. Torrence 5. Pippi 6. Tonisha 7. Tynan 8. Fendi 9. Beau 10. Bella 11. Cassie 12. Brenda 13. Colby 14. Cody 15. Kingsley 16. Copper 17. Phoebe’s pups Phenix, Phyla, and Phrensy 18. Phoebe 19. Noodles 20. Jeffers 21. Nadia

1. Julie 2. Sydney 3. Tess 4. Alen 5. Balto 6. Skyla 7. Vail 8. Vienna 9. Nalda 10. Ziggy 11. Felicia 12. Edgar 13. Damon 14. Buford 15. Olivia 16. Roamie 17. Gino 18. Clyde 19. Mama with Marie, Oliver, and Sophia 20. Plum 21. Leta with Castor and Pollux 22. Chewy 23. Rocco 24. Bibi 25. Oreo

1. Coco 2. Rex 3. Sebastian 4. Kylie 5. Ellie 6. Farrah 7. Fergus 8. Dino 9. Sonoma 10. Sonoma’s puppies Sawyer, Skye, Sonnet, Shayla, Sabrina, and Senna 11. Bruce 12. Belly 13. Beauregard 14. Taffy and her pups Tessie, Tracy, Tide, Tate, Thomas, Travis, Turner, and Tenley 15. Giselle 16. Bucky 17. Mister Man 18. Meow with her kittens MacKenzie, Meredith, and Matthew 19. Lola 20. Elliot 21. Mercy 22. Kitchi 23. Finch 24. Porthos 25. Mickey 26. Calvin

We thank you, too. We couldn’t do it without your support!

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Success Story Sunday – Beau (Formerly Ninja)

Beau (formerly Ninja) is another sweet pup that RPM transported to our good friends at 4 Paws 4 Life in Colorado. As can be seen in the photos, he is a happy pup and growing like a weed. His new family says that he loves to chase his tail and roll in the grass. He is a swimmer, and always jumps in the creek on walks. He’ll soon finish his shots and start puppy kindergarten, but he has already learned so much! He is fully crate trained and knows how to sit, shake, and lay down. He is a smart, energetic boy, and we’re so happy to hear that he is doing so well!

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