Rescued Pets Movement

Having saved over 29,000 lives since September 2013, Rescued Pets Movement makes new beginnings possible for homeless pets across Houston. Donate today to help us continue this life-saving work!

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How Rescued Pets Movement Works

An estimated 1 million homeless dogs and cats roam the streets of Houston, TX. With many animal shelters and other animal welfare organizations operating at capacity (and often overcapacity), this overcrowding forces the city’s kill shelters to euthanize up to 85% of the animals brought in.

Rescued Pets Movement is here to change that.

Rescued Pets Movement gives pets needing homes a second chance at life by, sometimes literally, pulling pets from death row. Once saved and in loving foster homes, these pets receive the crucial rehabilitation and medical care they lacked while they were on the streets. We've teamed up with reputable animal welfare organizations in areas across the United States and Canada with a high demand for adoptable pets and then transport those pets to their forever homes.

Our model is simple - if Houston has a high number of homeless pets, we'll send them to places where people actually want to adopt animals. And it works! We've driven over 1.5 million miles to bring pets to their forever homes, and with your donation, we can continue this amazing work.
Overpopulation of pets
RPM rescues pets from BARC
RPM fosters and rehabilitates pets
Transport to locations throughout US & Canada to reputable animal rescues

Your Donations Make a Difference

  • 22k+ Animals Saved
  • 1 Million+ Miles Down
  • 120-160 Pets Transported/Wk
  • $100 RPMs cost to transport 1 pet
  • $125 RPMs average cost to rehabilitate

Testimonials

“These folks work tirelessly to give a voice to those who cannot speak - to offer a better life to abandoned animals - you cannot ask for a greater cause. With this valiant effort comes high emotions - both positive and negative - but when you see the big picture and set aside personal interests you emerge part of a greater good.”

Steve Ouellette

Rescued Pets Movement
2018-06-07T06:14:31+00:00

Steve Ouellette

“These folks work tirelessly to give a voice to those who cannot speak - to offer a better life to abandoned animals - you cannot ask for a greater cause. With this valiant effort comes high emotions - both positive and negative - but when you see the big picture and set aside personal interests you emerge part of a greater good.”
"This is a wonderful organization! Great people getting together to save lives. I had tears putting my foster puppies on the van, but they were happy tears. So happy these baby puppies are going to LIVE in a forever home. And I'm going to continue fostering."

Marianne Camargo

Rescued Pets Movement
2018-06-07T06:15:16+00:00

Marianne Camargo

"This is a wonderful organization! Great people getting together to save lives. I had tears putting my foster puppies on the van, but they were happy tears. So happy these baby puppies are going to LIVE in a forever home. And I'm going to continue fostering."
"Amazing rescue that's doing things the right way!! Thank you for your approach to the overpopulation of animals in Houston and your partnership with the city. Big things to come for you all, I just know it!"

Lauren Ellis Stacks

Rescued Pets Movement
2018-06-07T06:15:52+00:00

Lauren Ellis Stacks

"Amazing rescue that's doing things the right way!! Thank you for your approach to the overpopulation of animals in Houston and your partnership with the city. Big things to come for you all, I just know it!"

Stories to Warm Your Heart

Success Story Sunday- Lucy

Success Story Sunday – Lucy (fka Scar)

May 29, 2016
Lucy (formerly Scar) was a cruelty case from BARC, and she was in horrible shape when she came to RPM....
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Success Story Sunday- Family Reunion

Success Story Sunday – Family Reunion

May 8, 2016
Some time ago, RPM transported a older, pregnant momma to one of our partner rescues in Colorado. She had her...
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Success Story Sunday- Boots

Success Story Sunday – Boots

March 27, 2016
From Boots’ forever family: “From what I understand the poor little guy was found on the streets in Houston. How...
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Our Blog

Meet RPM’s Staff Veterinarian Dr Karen Tatum

Meet RPM’s Staff Veterinarian Dr Karen Tatum

October 8, 2018
Every animal gets a full medical screening before setting foot on our transport vans. From getting micro-chipped to ensuring all...
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A Family That Volunteers and Fosters Together Stays Together!

A Family That Volunteers and Fosters Together Stays Together!

October 8, 2018
A family that volunteers together… As the beating heart of our organization, the fosters at Rescued Pets Movement are the...
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Foster Feature: Ellen Chen

Foster Feature: Ellen Chen

September 6, 2018
Turning a life-long love of pets into volunteer engagement – and even marriage! As the beating heart of our organization,...
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