Puppy Foster Homes Needed!

Temporary foster homes needed. Please join our team by becoming a foster home and help these pups. They are the survivors from a littler that was left on the side of the road in Washington Co, TX. A good samaritan was kind enough to take them to Brenham Vet as long as True Blue Animal Rescue would take them in. We were happy to find out they have worms, infection and demodectic mange which is not contagious. They are now vaccinated and have been treated for the mange, worms and infection. They will remain at the vets office for the weekend. All they need now is a foster home to take care of them until they find a forever home. They are 5 month old, medium sized catahoula / lab mix puppies. Contact True Blue Animal Rescue if you can foster one, two or all three pups. [email protected] or 979-277-4746. 

Donations to help with their care can be made via paypal at www.t-bar.org or mail to True Blue Animal Rescue PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834

Rescued from certain death on the side of a road in Washington Co, these little pups are hopeful that someone will be able to foster them. All they need is a safe yard to run in and someone to feed and pet them. We can’t afford to pay to board them at the vet clinic much longer and all of our current foster homes are full. Please help by temporarily fostering these sweet 16 week old pups. Call 979-277-4746 or email [email protected] if you can help.

Update: Foster home found!


True Blue Animal Partners with Houston SPCA


True Blue Animal Rescue submitted a request to support the Houston SPCA by transferring some dogs from their shelter into rescue on September 4th, 2017. Kylie Roach, Animal Community Coordinator for the Houston SPCA, responded on September 14 with rescue partner paperwork and an application to submit.

After submitting the application True Blue Animal Rescue was officially approved as a rescue transfer partner with the Houston SPCA on September 19, 2017. In the application the rescue requested to transfer pit bull and pit bull mix dogs, so Kylie sent pictures of four pit bull mix dogs for True Blue Animal Rescue to transfer.

Dale DeAeth, Facility Manager and Melanie DeAeth, President of True Blue Animal Rescue, drove to Houston SPCA to pick up the four dogs on September 23rd. All four dogs had been given all of their shots and were spayed, dewormed and tested for heartworms during the time that they were at the shelter. Melanie and Dale didn’t ask what their policy was but it is their belief that if these dogs were going to be euthanized the Houston SPCA wouldn’t have taken the time or spent the money to have these things done. Emmy, Blanca, Megan and Dottie, four gentle and friendly mix breed dogs, are now available for adoption through True Blue Animal Rescue.

Melanie and Dale have been taking in Bully Breeds since beginning True Blue Animal Rescue in 2004. Dale purchased his first pit bull in 1982, before the breed had been labeled as a vicious dog. He has always owned pit bulls since and is partial to rescuing bully breeds through True Blue Animal Rescue. He understands the challenges of caring for and adopting out this high energy terrier dog, also known as an American Pit Bull Terrier. Anyone who owns a terrier knows what a loyal, stoic and fearless dog they are. These qualities have been used against the pit bull by cruel owners who have exploited and abused them.

Bully Breeds are the hardest dog to find homes for and yet there are more bully breeds in rescue than any other. Sadly, without more options for all of these dogs, many are euthanized. Dale and Melanie were happy to be able to take in four from the Houston SPCA, doing their part to help find homes for a few more of these misunderstood dogs.

“If we want to stop euthanasia of these dogs,” said Melanie, “Then we need to find them homes, and most importantly, spay and neuter all pets until the overpopulation problem is under control.”

“I wish I could save them all”, said Dale, “but if I take in too many I’ll only become part of the problem because I can’t take proper care of every pit bull that needs a home. Unless we come together as a community and stop abuse, neglect, and overpopulation we cannot save them all.”

Newest rescue: Murphy

I was driving to work and noticed this little guy on the side of the road. He was flat out and it didn’t look like he was alive but I noticed his tail move so I turned around to check on him. Sure enough he was breathing so I scooped him up and put him on my lap and drove to the nearest vet. The X-ray showed a broken pelvis so he’ll need extensive rehab and follow up X-rays to be sure it’s healing but he should be ok in about six weeks. He’s on total crate rest until he’s healed. He is able to prop himself up to eat and drink but spends most of his day laying flat. I named him Murphey after Murphey’s law and he would like your prayers and support. Donations to help pay for his vet care can be sent via paypal a twww.t-bar.org, on our facebook page or mail to True Blue Animal Rescue, PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834

Help needed with HSPCA rescues

Update: Thanks to your donations we were able to buy the kennel panels and pick up the dogs. We still need to get dog houses for them before it gets cold. Please donate to help us purchase dog houses. 

We were approved to be a rescue partner with the Houston SPCA this week and were asked to take these four dogs that were not claimed by their owner. We have room for two but they showed us four pictures and we would really like to take them all. In order to do that we need to set up a couple more kennels and get them some dog houses. We need your help to do that. Please donate to help us save all four of these babies. Donations can be made via paypal on our website www.t-bar.org or on our facebook page. Checks can also be sent to True Blue Animal Rescue, PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834.
We’d like to pick them up from HSPCA this weekend.


Newest Rescue: JJ and Puppies (updated)

September 11: JaeJae was is an owner turn in who had 9 puppies. She still needs to gain some weight, but she is a sweet little girl and needs a good home. Here 8 babies are also available for adoption!

July 31: JJ the Chihuahua had 9 healthy puppies!! So many great colors! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and good thoughts during the day as she gave birth. She started at 10:30am and finished up around 3:00pm. TBAR welcomes these 9 little lives into our hearts.

July 23: We picked up another foster pup this week. An 11 month old Chihuahua mix that is due to have babies next week. Owner turn in to TBAR rescue. Baby having babies. XRAY shows 8 puppies. Hope we aren’t in over our head.



Francesca and Puppies (updated)

July 29: Francesca would like to thank all the rescuers who helped her get off the street in Houston. She is the sweetest dog too. She must have lived in a house at one time because she loves being inside and has not had an accident inside either. She’ll be available for adoption as soon as her puppies are weaned and we get her spayed. www.t-bar.org

July 28: Good morning from Bear, Monkey and Cougar. They are fed and have full bellies already this morning.

July 27: Look whose eyes opened first! She’s only 11 days old and doing well on milk replacer. Her name is Cougar and she’ll be available for adoption in about six weeks.

July 25: Francesca is sitting with her pups and keeping them warm and clean even though most of their milk comes from bottle feeding. I’m exhausted from doing round the clock feedings but it’s worth it to watch Francesca settle in and enjoy being a Mom to puppies that are thriving. We did lose one more and poor Francesca seemed so resigned as if she was used to that. I imagine she’s had a lot of litters that didn’t survive the elements and mange that she once carried. Each time she goes out to go to the bathroom she rushes back to them and sniffs and counts to make sure they’re still there. The Face of Rescue.

July 20: We’re happy to say that Francesca’s babies are thriving. Bottle babies are so cute but so much work. I’m loving every minute.

July 18: One of Francesca’s precious little babies died yesterday. I rushed her to the vet while she was alive but there was nothing anyone could do. Meanwhile, I noticed that they were always sucking and never satisfied so I started supplementing them with puppy formula every three hours. As you can see they are resting and content now. I don’t think their senior mama was making enough milk and her nipples are big and callused making it hard for the puppies to suck on. With the milk supplement these four pups will thrive and grow.

July 16: Who remembers Francesca? The dog that had been living in the streets of Houston for 10 years. We’ve been treating her for mange and heartworms with ivomectrin and now that she’s mange free and a better weight we were going to bring her in for spay soon. The other day we noticed her nipples looked swollen but thought maybe she had a mammary problem. We didn’t think this senior dog was pregnant! Well, here she is with 5 puppies!! We thought we were saving one life but we were really saving 6!

We’ve had Francesca for 50 days so she was about two weeks pregnant when she came to us. If she wasn’t so sick and elderly we would have spayed her right away but instead we waited…………….Surprise!!



Newest Rescue: Donkeys

You know we help a lot of stray dogs and cats but did you know that there are stray horses and donkeys too? These two were abandoned in Montgomery Co. When an owner wasn’t found they were turned over to True Blue Animal Rescue but we wouldn’t have been able to help them if we didn’t have foster homes. Thankfully these two are safe, but we are desperate for more good foster homes to help. If you have some land, a fence and shade, please consider being an equine foster home. For more information email us at [email protected] or call 936-878-2349.

Newest Rescue Horse July 12

This sweet little horse was wandering around the street in this condition. A good samaritan saw him and couldn’t leave him like that so she called True Blue Animal Rescue to ask for help. Soon after that he was brought to our vet to be evaluated. He’s emaciated and has lots of old injuries and scars. I don’t imagine he’s known a full belly his whole life and then he was turned out like garbage. Lucky for him that’s about to change. This sweet, gentle horse will be getting the best of care and plenty of love from now on.
This is the 11th stray horse or donkey that TBAR has taken in this year. If you’d like to foster or adopt email us at [email protected] and we’ll get you signed up to help!

Francesca resuced!

June 9 Update:

Skin scrape came back negative so we get to hug and love on her now! Hooray!
She got her rabies shot and more medicine for her eye too. When she goes in to get spayed in a month Dr Panko can fix her eye which healed split causing the lashes to keep irritating it. He’ll check for mammary tumors then too but after palpating them he thinks it’s just callus related due to having mange for all these years. 10 years is a long time to suffer. Please don’t look the other way, help an animal in need if you see them suffering. No living being deserves to suffer and animals can’t get help unless we step in. Be a doer in life, not a by-passer.

June 8 Update:

Francesca got another medicated shampoo bath yesterday. Now we’re off to the vet today to check her skin and see if she’s mange free. She’s much more comfortable than she was in the streets but she still has that stray dog walk and stance where she seems to be looking in every direction to make sure she’s safe and nobody is going to hurt her. I can’t wait till she finally realizes that she’s safe and can be content for the rest of her life. Please donate toward Francesca’s vet bill at www.t-bar.org or PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834. She still needs shots, spay and biopsy’s on her mammary tumors.

June 1 Update:

It’s been a week since Francesca came to us. She’s been to the vet and was prescribed doxy and ivomectrin to fight the mange, heartworms and skin and eye infection. She is better but she didn’t get this way overnight so it’s going to take some time for her to fully recover. We’ll take her back to the vet next week for another skin scrape and check up. Hopefully she can get her shots then too.

She was living in a depressed area with a large stray population where residents don’t have the means to take them all in, so they feed them in place.

She has sarcoptic mange, an ulcer in her eye and skin infections, but she will fully recover. We’re treating her for all of that and then we’ll go back for shots and to check for tumors and get her spayed. She is off the streets for the first time in 10 years. If you’d like to donate to her care you can donate through Paypal or mail checks to:

True Blue Animal Rescue

PO Box 1107

Brenham, TX. 77834

Rescued Dog Cletus

Dale is comforting Cletus at the vet today to let him know that we’re here for him no matter what. We accepted him into TBAR in October 2016 and he had skin issues then. We had his skin scraped and he tested negative for any mange or mites so the vet treated him for skin infections and he improved. When we stopped the antibiotics it all came back worse than ever so we went back to the vet for more testing and it turned out that he had an aggressive yeast infection. He was itchy, scabbed up and swollen. We then started an aggressive antibiotic fight against this infection and this is Cletus today. His infection isn’t gone but he’s winning the fight. We have another months worth of antibiotics and special shampoo to bath him in. Hopefully he’ll get a clean bill of health when we go back next month. It’s been a struggle but he’s worth it. Please donate toward Cletus’s vet bill www.t-bar.org or PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834