Grayheart was part of the Wood county seizure we did several years ago. She came to TBAR as a skinny little filly. She was dark gray with a white heart on her forehead. Today her color has changed to a beautiful gray and the heart is barely visible. But, isn’t she beautiful? I just love when our adopters keep in touch! Thank you Amanda Bolander!
The two oldest dogs at TBAR Ranch, Laser and TBAR. Laser was found with his litter mates in a bag on the side of the road. Rescuing him was part of the inspiration to start True Blue Animal Rescue. His litter mates found homes but we kept Laser. He’s the black and white dog in the front. He is smiling.
TBAR, the brindle hound behind him was our first rescue dog after we started True Blue Animal Rescue. He is a shy dog so he never did find a home. When he was younger he used to climb the fences and patrol the farm making him the perfect watch dog for the ranch. They’re both in their teens now and might not be with us too much longer. These two characters have enriched our lives for years.
Nothing makes us happier than to hear from people who have adopted in the past and send us pictures of their rescue kids with their forever family. Here’s one of those pictures that touches my heart in a special way. Pablo Redcloud aka True Seven, Picasso and Tejas came to TBAR as a baby. He went to several foster homes and was even adopted but he had some bad habits that were tough to break and he managed to out smart his people every single time. The last time he came back we sent him to Juan Vendrell for training and that helped a lot but his antics were still too much for the next adopter too. Even though Pablo was too much for them they didn’t give up on this beautiful boy and sent him to another trainer. This trainer was Otis Dyer. Otis is a gifted trainer who didn’t give up on Redcloud and continued working with him and eventually fell in love with him and decided to adopt him for himself. Here’s what Otis has to say about Redcloud now:
I have really become fond of my rescue horse Pablo Redcloud. He has become a trusted partner and a good friend, plus a fun ride. I’m glad I was able to adopt him, we are a good fit. Thank you Dan Matula and Melanie Hewett-Deaeth for allowing me to adopt him and give him a forever home.
This story warms my heart and is a perfect expression of what Valentine’s Day is all about. We get the animals out of harms way but that’s only part of rescue. The true rescuer is the one who adopts and works through the difficulties a rescue animal might have and loves them unconditionally the way Otis loves Redcloud. Have a heart, adopt, don’t shop. We have lots of dogs, cats and horses that need homes. Go to www.t-bar.org if you want to help rescue an animal.
Once upon a time these babies were born to a feral momma & abandoned at 2 weeks old. They were crying & cold in tall grass. Found by a sweet young woman. That young woman reached out and found me. She struggled to keep their little flames of life burning. Their sister was lost so she fought to keep the boys alive. Now here they are 2 years old & spoiled boys! Fire was adopted by a sweet little family & Titan was a foster failure!
Help True Blue Animal Rescue with our TNR program.
Email if you know about any Feral cat colonies that would benefit from a trap, neuter, release program. firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week we shared Piper and his post-skunk encounter crazy hair as our #TBARFluff and we wanted to follow that up with a look back at how far he has come, and how happy he is now in his forever home! Here’s Piper, before and after. This poor dog was abandoned and starving in the streets. He’s a small dog and survived by hiding in a culvert Pipe in a driveway. Lucky for him one kind person couldn’t look away and made it her business to catch him and get him help. She became his foster Mom and then adopted. Here he is spoiled and happy in his new home. A true rags to riches story!
Here’s Kado as a puppy when he first came to True Blue and now, as an adult still here. Some dogs get adopted right away but some don’t manage to find their forever home right away. Kado is one of those. We are a no kill so he’s not in danger of being put to sleep but he is in danger of never being someone’s special boy and knowing the love of a family all his own. Please consider adopting adult rescue dogs. Email email@example.com and ask about Kado!
Here is a Throwback Thursday Happy Tail of Watson the dog. He had wandered up on someone’s porch when he was near death, and that person networked him on Facebook to find someone who could take him in. Luckily, Kris Broussard agreed to foster and (being a nurse) she was able to clean his wounds and get him started on the road to recovery that night. Thanks to those who donated he is now fully vetted, healthy and ready for adoption! What a difference some love, good food and vet care can make!
Below are pictures of our puppy Savannah (she was originally named Delilah), we got her from TBar in February 2010. We first saw her at one of your adoption events at Petsmart in College Station.
The first picture is Savannah with my husband Mike at Teresa’s place where we went to see her a second time before officially adopting. In two of the pictures she is with her brother we got from animal control in 2012.
They are both wild and crazy and so much fun but Savannah is also the sweetest little girl you will meet. I call her my little girl, she is 85lbs, she’s been such a sweetheart and blessing to our family.
Thank you for all you do!! I couldn’t image our lives without Savannah 🙂
Thank you for the update, Lacey! We love updates on the pets that were adopted from us! Seeing them so happy in their new life gives us the motivation to keep saving more and more!
If anyone else would like to share their success story, please email photos and updates to firstname.lastname@example.org