One adult dog and one puppy were adopted last week. You can see that the little girl dog, now named Kenobi, is going to be loved and spoiled by her adopters and Tearsa has a great new home too. Thank you for adopting instead of shopping. There are so many animals that need loving homes of their own. Go to www.t-bar.org and check out all of our dogs, cats and horses that are waiting.
This horse was abandoned and alone. True Blue Animal Rescue took him in so he could get the vet care he needed and go into a foster home. This week his foster Mom decided he was meant to be there forever and adopted him! Hooray for Dusty and his new Mom, Jenni. If you’d like to adopt go towww.t-bar.org and take a look at the horses we have for adoption and consider our Foster to Adopt option.
Meet TBARs newest horse, Guy. He was found homeless in Washington Co and when nobody claimed him the options were to either send him to auction which would most likely end with slaughter or try and find him a home. His time is running out but we haven’t given up yet. Help us keep this one out of the kill pens! If anyone is looking for a sweet, young horse that would make a great pasture pet or horse to train to ride, email email@example.com or call 936-878-2349.
UPDATE: Foster home found!
One of our wonderful foster homes went to Brenham Animal Services to volunteer and bring some donations. While she was there she met this beautiful dog named Stella. Poor Stella had some tumors on her side and belly, she was heart worm positive and she’s not a young dog so her chances for adoption were non existent. Shelli took pictures and together we tried to network for a foster home. Shelli already has a house full of pets and knew it would be a challenge to take her home but when nobody offered to foster or adopt Stella she decided to go back and get her and do the rehabilitation so she’d be healthy and have a better chance of being adopted.
Here’s Stella now. She’s spayed, on heart worm treatment and her tumors have been removed. As soon as we get the results of the biopsies and she’s fully healed she’ll go up for adoption. Thank you for saving a life Shelli. This may not make a difference for all the dogs but for this one dog, it made ALL the difference. Save a life, foster or adopt.
UPDATE: Stella’s tumors were benign except one and Dr. Philips got all of that one out so she is cancer free and will go up for adoption soon!!
A couple more adoptions were finalized this week. Connie realized that Nettie was home all along when she decided to adopt this sweet foster dog and Cheryl finalized her adoption for Ali this week too! These two didn’t have to go anywhere, they were home all along! Adopt don’t shop! www.t-bar.org
A few more of our adult dogs were adopted this week! Cookie went home with the family that met her at the chili cookoff. Missy got a great home with a family that has 14 acres for her to run on and Benny is going to be companion to the couple in the picture with him. All three went off happily with their new family as if it was meant to be. Foster homes are just holding them till their person finds them and nothing makes us happier than to see them go home! If you’re considering adoption see if your dog, cat or horse is on our website www.t-bar.organd then call and let us know so we can put you together! ?
Adoptive family update!ia We announced Lily’s adoption last week and were thrilled to see this picture of her with her new family. Thanks for adopting! If you’d like to see our puppies, dogs, cats or horses that are up for adoption go to www.t-bar.org and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to adopt.
The first one of our new puppies is adopted!! We still have 6 more of these medium / small breed puppies looking for a forever home. If you’d like to see them go to www.t-bar.org and then email email@example.com if you’d like to adopt. Please share.
Ginger was caught up in a fence wire that cut her belly open in several places. Thanks to some fast acting rescuers who got her to the vet to be stitched up she’s healing and doing better. She’ll be at the vet for another week to be monitored while her injuries begin to heal before she takes another trailer ride. The owner could not keep her so True Blue Animal Rescue committed to rehabilitating her but we need your help to pay the vet bills. Go to our website and make a donation to help Ginger. Make a note to let us know that your donation is for Ginger’s vet bill. www.t-bar.org
Being a dog owner is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, but it does not come without its share of hard-work. Dogs can be incredible friends, and they can be a continuous source of joy and love for us humans, but they can also feel stressed out and anxious as well. As dog owners, we must be sensitive to our canine companion’s stress levels. If your dog’s behavior is slightly-off, stress could be the reason. Dogs are highly sensitive animals and get stressed in foreign situations, or if they feel uncomfortable, or in pain. You may notice a decrease in appetite when stress is the issue, a more isolated personality, your dog might act a bit more lethargic – or in some cases, even more antsy if they feel stressed. Noted below are some of the best tips for lowering your dog’s stress level.
Being with your dog is one of the greatest ways you can help them find calm, and reduce their level of stress. An article by the BBC shows that a dog’s brain reacts intensely to their owner’s presence, so keep in mind when your dog looks stressed, your being with them can greatly ease whatever discord they might feel. Dogs are biologically pack animals, so being with familiar faces really helps them find a sense of calm and relaxation.
An anxious or stressed out dog might find comfort in a quick snack, or a bowl of good, natural food. There are many great dog-centric websites that list in-depth breakdowns of health concerns and personality traits of various breeds, even for the more obscure breeds. For example, check out this in-depth analysis of the Norwich Terrier, found by just searching the web. It is not the world’s most popular dog breed, but as this example shows, there is an exhaustive amount of information available on this breed, and we can access it faster and more efficiently than at any time in the past. The analysis linked covers everything from the basic physiology of the breed, to grooming tips, and even links exhaustively detailed descriptions of diseases that may harm the breed. The amount of information on this one lesser-known dog breed alone shows how incredibly useful the internet can be when we use it to understand our pet’s dietary/physical needs.
This goes back to the first point of the article. Your presence alone helps your dog. The BBC article went on to state that symbols of affection or approval (i.e. petting, speaking in a loving way) stimulates a dog’s brain in immense ways. So there really is a very positive neurological response from dogs when they are being shown love by their owners. And this is the key to calming an antsy dog down. Interaction. Dogs are social animals, they like to interact with life. Humans are the same. We feel bad when we have nobody to talk to, we crave affection just like our canine counterparts.
It is important to understand these above concepts if your dog seems to get stressed out a lot. Consult with your veterinarian about possible anti-anxiety medication for your dog if it becomes true issue for them. But on bigger note, be supportive of your dog, be mindful of their struggles. Their moods are largely built on your mood towards them. A little patience can go a long way!