Success Story: Bambi

Bambi’s wonderful happy ending rescue story is one of our favorites. We just received her update picture and the transformation is so amazing we knew you’d all want to see. Bambi was saved because of rescuers and foster homes. A special think you to Kyrstin for being her foster home and foster failure adopter. It was your time and effort that made all the difference to this beautiful dog.

Success Stories: Coco and Danny

TBAR-Adopted-Dogs-Coco-DannyThis weeks success story is a foster failure. Stephanie found the litter of dogs on her property and became their foster home. As they found homes Stephanie decided that Coco and Danny fit in to the family and should just stay. Hooray for Coco and Danny and their new home! If you’d like a new pet, please check out our adoptable pet list and let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling 936-878-2349

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!
Are you considering adopting a dog, cat or horse. Check out our website, and then email us for more information on how to adopt. [email protected]

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!