Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kittens are People Too

There are lots of dogs on this blog, but the rescue world has plenty of feline fur kids that need homes too.  I've asked various cats to guest blog for me, but you know how they are.  They aren't ones to do tricks on command.  Lucky for them I am willing to do the work on their behalf.

Every now and then you will see cats available for adoption through rescue groups like Red Collar Rescue, but you can ALWAYS find cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelter like the Harris County Animal Control Shelter.  Currently one of my favorite rescue friends has become a cat lady!!

She has opened her home to 4, yes FOUR, kitties from the Harris County Shelter.  I promise we haven't teased her at all about this, especially not after her last birthday.  :)

Who wouldn't want 4 tiny fur balls to love?  I remember the text I received the day she picked up these babies.  She had intended to bring one kitten home.  Her text said, "I picked up my foster kitty today."

"And three others."  Oops.


Look at that face!!  You understand why she brought home all 4.  You are falling in love too, aren't you?

"Mew, mew."

I love that this little girl looks like she knows she is modeling.  Work it sweet kitten.

"Please to put me downz."

If you are interested in meeting one of these bundles of love, contact me at and I will put you in touch with the cat lady.  She will be fostering these guys for another couple of weeks until they are big enough for adoption.

"I'z planning mah pounce."

Harris County is always looking for people willing to foster.  You too could be a temporary cat lady (or gentleman).  Here is some information for you if you are interested in fostering:

I promise you that being a foster is a rewarding job.  There is no greater feeling than saving a life, working with an animal, and seeing them get their happily ever after. 

*All of the photos in this post were provided by Amy of BH Studios.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

I hope everyone has had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. 

If you haven't already please take time to remember those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Lucky is safe!!!  Look at all the happy!!

(picture shamelessly stolen from Facebook)

I am so happy for this beautiful boy.  He was pulled in to a rescue group and they will help him find his forever home.


Happy Heart!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


**PUPDATE!!  Ryder has been adopted!!!**

Oh,'s Wednesday.  We are halfway through the week!  Here is Ryder from Red Collar Rescue to bring you some weekly cute!

Hi! I’m Ryder and I’m a happy handsome fella and I have never met a stranger. I love everyone and I think new people are exciting. 

I love to run and play and I’d be a great jogging partner once my heart is back in tip top shape. I have the heartworms, but Red Collar Rescue is getting me all fixed up so I can be super healthy for my new family. I’m a good sized guy, about 45 pounds and I’m a calm 5 year old. I still have the bounce of a 2 year old. You wanna race?

I already have pretty great manners, so I’ll be really good at home. I can’t wait to find my forever home. I hear it is a really cool thing to have. I mean a human to call my own who will always love me? It sounds great to me.

Are you looking for a loyal fur baby? I’d be happy to love you forever and ever!

What an awesome guy!! If you'd like to meet Ryder you can contact Red Collar via email at

*All of the photos in this post were provided by Amy of BH Studios.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


**PUPDATE!! Kason has been adopted!!**

It is that time of the week again, time for another guest blogger from Red Collar Rescue.  Thank goodness for all the help I am getting from all these wonderful adoptable dogs or I wouldn't get anything posted these days.  Life gets busy sometimes, doesn't it!?  Phew...

Meet Kason!

Hey! I’m Kason!! I’m a young, almost 50 pound lab mix, and I am looking for a human to call my own.

Since I’m such an active guy I’m looking for an active human that needs a running or walking partner. I am also open to fetching toys for you if you’re interested in throwing them.

I’m learning good manners and behavior skills, so I will be the perfect companion. My hobbies include frolicking, tail wagging, and giving kisses. I love long walks in the neighborhood and trips to the dog park.

If those things sound great to you, I’d love to meet you and see if we are a match made in heaven. Get moving and contact Red Collar Rescue for information on us getting together!

Such a handsome guy...I think he'd be perfect for you!  You can email Red Collar Rescue at for more information to set a date with him!

*All of the photos in this post were provided by Amy of BH Studios.

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Cyclone got adopted!!!  Yay!!!

*All of the photos in this post were provided by Amy of BH Studios.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Make me Lucky

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This guest blogger is another from the Harris County Animal Control Shelter.  His time is running out.  Please share so we can find his home!!

Hi!  The nice humans at the shelter call me Lucky because they are hoping it will help me find some luck.  I need to get rescued soon.  

I am as sweet as I am adorable.  I am an active guy, so I would be perfect for an active family.  I walk really good on my leash and I promise I will repay you in love if you become my hero.

I'm an Alaskan Malamute mix and I am almost 2 years old.  I sure would love to find a home of my own.  Please help me!!

Help me help Lucky by sharing his gorgeous pictures and details with every animal lover you know.  I am sure he has a family out there, we just have to find them.  And we have to do it FAST!

If you or anyone you know are interested in saving Lucky, you can contact the Harris County Shelter at 281-999-3191.

*All of the photos in this post were provided by Amy of BH Studios.

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Preston has found his forever home!!!


Look at that beautiful family!  Congrats sweet boy!!

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dealing with Loss

When you volunteer your time in animal rescue you are bound to suffer loss.  I suffered one last week.  I was working to try and get a beautiful, very sweet white German Shepherd rescued.  We failed him and he was put to sleep.

In the short time I have been working with animal rescue, I have noticed that some animals speak to you more and you are extra motivated to see them have a happy ending.  Each of the animals that I have emotionally bonded with until now have made their way out of danger and into rescues, fosters, or forever homes.  The animals speak to you for various reasons.  It can be anything from their history, their wrinkled faces, or their personalities.

This loss hit me hard.  I cried for this dog.  I think he deserves to be remembered.  I have named him Luke.

Luke, I am so sorry that we failed you and you had to die alone without a human to call your own.  I wish we could have done more to rescue you from your situation.  I wish that the adopters that had tagged you, had you neutered, and planned to give you a forever home had been able to follow through with those plans.  

Even though you never got the forever home of your dreams I want you to know that you were cared for and loved.  You are missed and you did matter.  You touched my life and I will never forget you.  I hope that you rest in peace.

Luke really spoke to me because he looked a lot like one of the dogs I had in high school.  She was with me until my mid twenties; and I was with her when she died.  I held her while she left this world.  It was hard. Anyone who has ever told you that owning a dog is all fetch, love, and snuggles lied.  There are challenges, there can be health issues, there is always death.  Being with your pet through all of those things is part of your promise, your commitment to them.  They need you.

You might think that suffering this loss would make me apprehensive about continuing to work in animal rescue, but it does not.  It makes me motivated to work harder and do better so another animal like Luke gets to live.  I will not let his death be for nothing.  I will save lives in his honor.

If you adopt a dog and you cannot keep it, please think twice before taking the easy way out.  There are options for you to re-home your pet without putting their life in danger.  Yes, they are harder on you because they take more time and work; but their life is worth it.  Don't let what happened to Luke happen to an animal you have made a promise to.

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