Success Story: Bambi Dog

TBAR-Adopted-Bambi-DogBambi was found in a ditch, sick, skinny and hairless. Her foster Mom, Kyrstin, took her in, took care of her and helped her get healthy. During this time Kyrstin fell in love with this sweet and gentle dog and decided to keep her. This might be a foster failure but for Bambi it’s a huge success!
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Adopted: Bella Dog

TBAR-Bella-Dog-Adopted-2016I am way behind on announcing pets that have been adopted. I’ll do my best to catch up starting with Bella! She was adopted by Ben and will be his companion as he attends college! Hooray for Ben and for Bella! If you’d like to adopt a new friend check out our adoptable pets listings and give us a call 936-878-2349 for more information!

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


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!

Senior Dogs: Laser and TBAR

TBAR-Dogs-Laser-TBARThe 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.