Foster Homes Needed: Horses


True Blue Animal Rescue has a lot of horses that were taken in because they were being starved or abused and we continue to get calls from law enforcement to take in more. In order to do that we need to adopt out the ones that are healthy and ready to go into new homes. These four are current on shots and coggins, have had their teeth floated and are ready to be adopted. They are all easy to handle and rideable too! They are full weight now but rather than wait for current pictures I needed to post a plea for homes now because we need foster home space so we can take in more horses that need us. Si many horses end up going to auction and into a kill pens. Help Rescues stop the cycle and keep the horses out of kill pens. We save lives, stand up to abusive owners in court, educate the community and fight for better laws. Without adoptions we will not be able to continue in the same capacity that we have before. Please consider adoption as an option when adding an equine to your family. Email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349.

Rain Update and Photos of Diva and Baby


Despite all the rain in Washington Co some of us are warm and dry and thankful for what we have. Diva and her baby, Prince, along with all the other animals at True Blue Animal Rescue are safe. We have plenty of feed and dry land and our electricity is back on so we have water now too! We are praying for everyone who is not as lucky as we are. Please join us by extending a hand to those who have lost their homes and belongings. We have stopped and handed gift cards to those who have lost everything. Give where you can.

Adopted: Kaylynn and Olaf


Olaf and Kaylynn were so happy in their foster home that their foster Mom, Linda, decided it would be better for them to stay. We are proud to announce this foster failure as a happy ending story. Here is Kaylynn and Olaf on their Mom’s lap and with their other canine siblings. Consider fostering a rescue animal. Fostering saves lives. For more information go to and email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349


Pet of the Week: Shane



Shane is our pet of the week. This gentle Border Collie boy weighs in at 51 lbs. Playing Frisbee is his favorite past time but he loves to hug too. He is highly trainable and already knows “sit” and “down”. Email [email protected] or call 936-8878-2349 if you’d like to meet Shane

Pets of the Week: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mixes


These two little one year old chihuahua / dachshund mix girls are ready and waiting for their forever home. They are sisters and have been together since they were babies so we’d like to see them be adopted as a pair but they can be separated if that’s not possible. The person who adopted them is moving and can’t take them with them. A bit timid at first but when they warm up they are sweet and loving. They are crate trained and have not had an accident in the house since they came into their TBAR foster home. The adoption fee is $75 or $100 for the pair. They are spayed and current on shots and worming. Contact us at [email protected] or 936-878-2349 to find out how easy it is to adopt!

Success Story: Dobby


By Linda Taylor:

In our 2014 Newsletter Olivia Moore talked about how rescue is like a roller coaster.   “Rescue work can be a roller coaster. No, it can be a full-on amusement park! An amusement park, complete with a Ferris wheel, carousel and a haunted house. “

She touched on the different aspects of rescue animal jobs and the emotional rides we take as officers, staff, and volunteers with any animal rescue organization.

So, I am here to clarify this roller coaster ride of emotions as I, yet again, become a foster failure. Sending one of my last fosters to a permanent home tore me up as I had bonded to Joanie, a terrier/dachshund mix with a litter of puppies that we fostered.  So I vowed not to foster anymore – letting them go was just too hard.

And then the call went out on Social Media for yet another little face.   A Chihuahua mix named Dobby entered our front door as a scared owner surrender that was “labeled” at a shelter as a “biter”. But, at about 8 pounds he didn’t look like a bad. little guy.   We were just supposed to transport from shelter to another foster home.

… And then he got sick,  possible distemper.   So he would stay with us for the isolation period

… just inside our front door entry way,  where we could isolate him from our other dogs.

…just inside    … just inside my heart.  

It turned out to be kennel cough  – a bad case of upper respiratory infection.  As we nursed him back to health and we worked him through some of his issues,   I realized I couldn’t let him go.

He has now bonded with my two other rescue Chihuahua mixes and sometimes all three will puppy pile in one of our laps to watch TV.

James and Linda – foster failures.

Dobby wins a new permanent family!

Pet of the week: Ryder


This week our featured pet is Ryder. This happy fellow was a stray for weeks when a kind person agreed to foster him. He is not current on shots and on heartworm preventative and ready to adopt. Ryder loves to go for car rides and will even sit in the car in anticipation of going for a ride. He loves walking on a leash too and will take the end in his mouth and walk himself if you let him. This chocolate colored boy is large and has lots of lab personality traits. If you’d like to meet and possibly adopt Ryder email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349

Newest Rescue: Hitch (Horse)


Please Welcome True Blue Animal Rescue’s newest intake. We named him Hitch because he was tied to a bumper hitch when we picked him up. He had no pasture turn out or shelter so he lived his life tied up. We would like to thank Deputy Wegner or Washington Co Sheriff’s Dept for calling us to pick him up when his owner decided that the best thing was to turn him over to rescue. Hitch will be placed for adoption as soon as he gains some weight!