Throwback Success Story: Fabio!

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Throwback-Success-FabioLast week we received an update on Fabio!

His family tells us:

 “I don’t know if you will remember Fabio but he was debilitating shy when we first got him. I remember your husband asking me to please be patient with him. While he is still a tad shy around us and hides from strangers, he has also recognized his forever home and family! Our alpha (jealous) male still rules the roost but even he shares his garage chair with Fabio!”

We are so happy Fabio has such a great forever home! He was one of a litter of puppies who were stuffed in a plastic container and illegally dumped off in front of a country home when they were 7-8 weeks old in 2011. We couldn’t be happier to hear updates like these. It gives us the energy we need to refuel our passion and continue to help animals in need!

Please send us updates on YOUR TBAR animal! Email [email protected] and we would love to feature your pet’s update on our site!

Throwback Thursday Success Story: Baby (Sinatra)

Throwback Thursday Success Story True Blue Animal Rescue Texas Sinatra aka Baby

#ThrowbackThursday Success Story

TBAR found this boxer/austrailan shepherd/terrier mix as a stray, took her in, and named her Sinatra. We remember what a beautiful color pattern she had, as well as her bright blue eyes! In 2007 she found her forever home, and this week they sent us an update!

“Just a note to let you know-

This girl went home with me in May 2007. You called her Sinatra, (a terrible name for a sweet girl), so I have called her Baby ever since. She grew to a healthy 55 lb., 18-19″ tall. She is still doing fine in a big fenced yard with a male playmate of her size, a warm bed (under a heat lamp when it’s really cold) in the garage and plenty to eat. She travels well, gets along with my small dogs and loves to be petted. Her blue eyes are still amazing!”

Her owners sent us this update after they received our newsletter this week. We couldn’t be more pleased to received updates like this from forever homes! It warms our hearts and helps us to keep rescuing when we see the good lives these animals get to live. Our thanks for sending us the updated information on Baby!

Success Story Wednesday: Penny and Rusty

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Texas-Success-Stories-Rusty-PennyPenny was taken into TBAR when her owners could no longer keep her and she was at risk of being surrendered to a high kill rate shelter. Normally TBAR tries to work with owners to network their unwanted pets and find them a new home, but in this case there was no other option. Penny had puppies, and all of her puppies were found homes and Penny had to wait a bit longer for her perfect family to find her. Thankfully they did, and Penny is now living happily ever after with her human and doggy siblings!

Rusty was also adopted last week! Rusty was abandoned at a shelter and terrified. The shelter has a high euthanasia rate so they contacted us to see if we would take him. Luckily someone came forward to foster him. The same family quickly fell in love with Rusty and decided to adopt. You can see what bad shape Rusty was in before he went to his foster family, and how great he is doing now after their love and care helped him heal! He even has a boy of his own to play with in his forever home!

Thank you to everyone who has opened their hearts and homes to these two dogs! If you or someone you know is looking for a new furry family member, please view our dogs, cats, and horses available for adoption, and take a look at our adoption policies and procedures. We are always in need of new foster homes as well! If you have any questions, you can contact [email protected] or call 936-878-2349 and one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as they can!

Success Story! Ares!

True Blue Animal Rescue Texas Success Story AresWe love sharing success stories with you, and today we get to share that another one of our recent rescues has found a forever home. Here is Ares, one of the three husky puppies rescued from a high-kill rate shelter. You can see how much love he now gets from his new mom and new sibling! What a happy trio! Congrats on your forever home, Ares! And THANK YOU to Ares’ Mom for opening her heart and home to him!

Success Story: Phoebe / Harley!

phoebe success

This is Phoebe and her adopter. She’s the first of our husky / aussie mix pups to find her forever home. Her adoptive family saw her at the chili cookoff event and fell in love. Since they met her at Independence Harley Davidson her new name is going to be Harley!

Animal Adoption: Honey

Success Story Wednesday True Blue Animal Rescue Dog Adopted Honey

Success Story Wednesday!

Here is Honey, who has found her forever home! You can see her here showering her new mom with kisses. Any time her new mom left the car she would cry for her – she knew they belonged together!

Honey was a female dachshund mix who was rescued from a shelter by one of our TBAR volunteers. This sweet young puppy quickly earned the heart of her foster Mom’s own mother, who decided to adopt Honey! It is always a great treat when a rescued dog gets to stay in the family.

Hooray for Honey! Thanks Shellie for rescuing her!

TBAR Success Story: Moose

TBAR Adopted Dog Moose


Our Throwback Success Story is Moose, affectionally known as a foster failure.

His foster mother had to bottle feed him when his mom was hit by a car. After many long nights feeding baby Moose, his foster mother and family fell in love with him and he fit right in with the other dogs in his new family.

Congrats to Moose and his new family!

TBAR Success Stories December 3, 2014

True Blue Animal Rescue Success Stories December 3, 2014

Our most recent success stories include our three newest Maltese Mix dogs as well as Smokey Lonesome, who had been in TBAR waiting for his forever home for a while!

Smokey Lonesome

Smokey Lonesome wandered up to a family’s home in Chappell Hill and decided that he would just live with the kind people who would feed him. But this family was unable to give him a home due to their extensive traveling and didn’t want to leave him homeless. They could tell from his behavior that he had very likely been abused so they contacted TBAR who ended up having a foster home step up for Smokey.

Smokey was approximately born on November 1, 2012 and is an Australian Shepherd. When he was with the family who found him, he was very fearful of new people and things, especially the leash. He was being fostered by a dog trainer who has been able to work with Smokey on his fears to help him find a perfect forever home. He adjusted well and loved his foster parents very much. Smokey Lonesome was adopted by the Ratchfords who also adopted Ciara and the two are getting along wonderfully!

Maltese Mix

True Blue Animal Rescue Maltese Mixes November 2014

Here’s the before picture of the little maltese dogs. They were abandoned and left in a house with no food and water. they lived in filth and their hair was overgrown.

Thanks to the San Felipe PD for responding to an animal cruelty call and taking possession of 5 dogs who needed immediate help! Thanks to TBAR volunteer Casie Cooper for organizing volunteers to help get these dogs cleaned up, and finding them homes very quickly! What a difference a day and a bunch of folks can make in the life of an animal.

If you are interested in adopting a TBAR dog, please view our adoptable dogs page, and download the forms here. You can also email [email protected] or call (936) 878-2349 and leave a voicemail. TBAR is volunteer run and will respond to your message at the volunteer’s earliest convenience.

Success Story: Gamora and Hanns!


Success Story Wednesday! The last of Senior dog Sage’s puppies have found their forever home! Here is Gamora’s with her new family that fell in love with her at Oktoberfest!

We are also happy that Hanns, one of the puppies who was abandoned on the side of the road with his brothers and sisters, has found his forever home!

Both of these dogs look like they have nothing but happy lifetimes ahead of them! We are grateful to all the foster homes who rehabilitate these babies and to the wonderful adopters who make them part of their family.