Success Story: Joey

Remember Joey, the one eyed cat? Here he is with his new family! Poor Joey had a severe infection and had to have an eye removed and he is FIV positive. It seemed that his chance of finding a forever family would be impossible but then he met the PURRFECT family for him. They knew that he could manage just fine with one eye and that FIV can only be contracted through deep wounds or mating which makes the risk to other cats minimal. They knew that Joey was a special guy who deserved this special chance so they adopted him! Lucky Joey and lucky family!

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Throwback Thursday: Cooper

This sweet hound dog is named Cooper in his new life with his forever family. When he came to Tbar we called him Blue and then Trooper for his strength in recovery. He endured and recovered from a broken leg and a terrible skin condition. It seemed that he’d never be happy again until he met the Silvey family. They adopted him despite his lack of hair in some places. They helped his soul heal. One of the best stories his new Mom tells is how he will now roll down a hill for pure joy. What a special boy and such a special family. Like this boy’s facebook post to show your support for special families who adopt special pets despite their differences.

In the bottom picture Cooper’s rehab foster Mom is on the left and Cooper’s adoptive Mom is on the right for a happy reunion.

Trooper before and after


Success Story: Molly

This is Molly in her forever home. She spent the first three years of her life in rescue kennels and then she finally met her person at an adoption day. Now she is living the good life and as you can see, she has learned to enjoy it, along with belly rubs!This is proof that there is someone out there for every rescue animal and it’s our job to find them.


Throwback Thursday – Dancer

Our #ThrowbackThursday animal is also our Pet of the Week! Dancer was removed from his owner by law enforcement. He had been left in a stall was starving and had overgrown hooves. His road to recovery included special farrier work, lots of nutrition and a month of natural horsemanship training by Juan Vendrell of TC Ranch Ventures. Now he accepts a saddle and rider and is ready to finish his training. If you want to know more about adopting Dancer email
TBT Dancer

Throwback Thursday – Sophie / Trixie

This sweet dog was found as a stray. She had a broken leg that healed on it’s own forming a new joint where the fracture had destroyed the old one. She recovered in rescue but didn’t completely heal until she was adopted and learned the joys of life from Carlie. Thank you Carlie for taking in this special girl and giving her the life she deserves!Trixie TBT

Throwback Thursday – Cartier

Sometimes we take in neglected horses and end up with a surprise. That’s what happened when Lizzy gave birth to this beautiful filly. Cartier is now three years old, has had lots of ground work and accepts a saddle. If you’re interested in a horse with a great start, Cartier is the one for you! Cartier TBT

Throwback Thursday: John Watson

This is John Watson. This sweet guy wandered up to a member of True Blue Animal Rescue who kindly took him in and started his rehabilitation. He is now fully vetted and healthy and waiting for his forever home!

john watson before and after


TBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization. If you would like to help animals such as this one, please consider donating to TBAR, volunteering, fostering, or adopting. Donations go directly toward care, feed, and veterinary care of the rescued animals and every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation. Rescue a pet: adopt instead of shop and spay or neuter your pets!

Throwback Thursday – Deuce

This weeks TBT picture is Deuce. When he came to Tbar he was so skinny and sick we weren’t sure he’d survive. We were able to help him gain weight but he kept to himself and seemed closed off from horses and people. Then he met AJ!

TBT Deuce

Thank you AJ Greer for helping Deuce learn to trust again and thank you Olivia Moore for capturing that fairy tail ending in this picture! These are the happy endings that remind us of what rescue is all about!

First Annual Lifetime Membership Appreciation Meeting



This year True Blue Animal had it’s first annual Lifetime membership appreciation meeting. We wanted to give those members that have made lifetime contributions a chance to come out, meet the animals and find out how their donation is being used. Our TBAR volunteer staff and officers brought snacks and were all there to talk about what we are doing to help control pet population, stop abuse and neglect and find homes for our wonderful foster animals. Everyone loved hearing about the new training program and Trainer Juan Vendrell of TC Ranch Ventures was there to talk about how he’s been helping the horses to become more adoptable. We also talked about our summer ‘Read to Ride Camp’ and what that will mean to the children in our community.

In addition to just talking and sharing information they were able to go out and meet the animals. Zelda, the zorse, enjoyed the visitors and getting some extra attention and treats! The other horses were happy to partake in eating the carrots that the members brought and getting some extra pets and attention.
Lifetime members have donated $500 or more to True Blue Animal Rescue. These donations help us continue to take in rehabilitate and find new homes for animals. We were happy to be able to show our appreciation to our lifetime members and plan to make this an annual event. I hope to see everyone back again next year and more!

Pyr Story

In February Olivia shared the story of the Pyrenees Dog rescue. We are pleased to follow that up with the happy success story ending for these dogs!
On March 12, 2012, after their final round of vet care, True Blue Animal Rescue sent Delia and Porthos, two Pyrenees rescue dogs, to New Jersey to be placed in forever homes through Eleventh Hour Rescue. In doing this we learned that northern states have done such a great job of eliminating their overpopulation problem that they currently have a shortage of rescue animals. With this demand for rescue animals in the north the southern states are now shipping hundreds there on a regular basis.
We linked up with PETS, LLC., one of the transport companies that brings dogs all over the country to their new homes. We met with this transport team in Houston, TX where there were another 40 dogs loaded into an air conditioned semi truck by compassionate people who were knowledgable about dogs and how to care for them in a transport situation. We were comforted and happy to receive updates and pictures of our dogs during this three day trip. Then when they arrived in New Jersey we were notified and sent pictures to assure us that they made it safely.
Since it means saving more lives we plan to try and place more dogs in homes in states that have less rescue dogs than we do but we also know that this is not the answer to ending our overpopulation problem. Thirty years ago these states had the same overpopulation problems that we see in the south. I worked in an SPCA in New York State and experienced this first hand. Since then They enforced licensing laws, developed spay / neuter programs and educated the public in order to become no kill states. Knowing this gives me the assurance that we can do the same thing here in Texas, and other states who are still working to decrease and then eliminate their euthanasia rates.
TBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization. If you would like to help animals such as this one please consider donating to TBAR, volunteering, fostering, or adopting. Donations go directly toward care, feed, and veterinary care of the rescued animals and every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation. Save a life: adopt instead of shop and spay or neuter your pets!