Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Charlotte is available for adoption!

This great pup was rescued from a local shelter the day she was going to be put down for being "too shy." Please email for adoption info. She is a playful, curious, fun-loving pup!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Right Place at the Right Time

This pic was taken right after they gave her to us
Today I stopped by the Dallas shelter to check on a stray dog that a friend found on the way to work the other day.  She's already fostering a mom with eight, three-week old puppies so couldn't risk bringing home another dog so was sadly out of options so had to bring the dog there for now.  We're working on getting a foster so we can get him out once his stray hold is up.

So anyways, as we were pulling up we saw a couple walking into the shelter with a cute heeler pup in tow.  As they opened the door to go in the pup put on the brakes and sat down and it was heartbreaking to watch them tug her leash and pull her inside.  She definitely seemed to know what was happening to her. They had even brought along her favorite stuffed animal and a bone for her to chew on so it was obvious that she meant a lot to them. 

Last spring I fostered a stray dog named Norah and her nine puppies. Norah's puppy Kinsey looks identical to this poor pup that was being surrendered so I had to check out the situation.  We learned that the family has 3 young kids, including twin 4 yr old boys and they're living in apt and it sounds like it was just a bit too much.  It sounds like the kids played kind of rough with the pup so we'll work on re-introducing her to kids where she'll have positive interactions with them.  The family got the dog when she was 8 weeks old, she's now 16 weeks. 

They definitely love her, the guy cried as he told me that they felt so bad giving her up and it was a tearful goodbye as he hugged and kissed the pup for the last time.  As they drove away she tried going after them, it was very heartbreaking but I assured them we'd take her in and make sure she finds a really great home.  They probably had no idea that less than 30% of the pets entering that shelter make it out alive.  We were definitely in the right place at the right time and are very thankful that this little pup is now safe and part of the TMHPR family.

As soon as we got in the car she was wanting to sit in my lap so she definitely warmed up quickly!  I've named her Kenzie as she reminds me so much of Kinsey, she is absolutely adorable and is very sweet and well-mannered.  She got a clean bill of health at the vet today and will be spayed on Nov 28 and then she'll be ready for adoption so please email to request an application, thanks!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pet Pics with Santa

We hope you'll bring your pet to get their picture taken with Santa on Dec 10 at Kindness Small Animal Hospital from 1-4pm, 7602 N. Jupiter Road, Ste 109, Garland.  We're very thankful to KSAH for putting on this fundraiser! Santa pics are $10 and proceeds benefit Take Me Home Pet Rescue, thanks!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Arrivals

We've been keeping very busy and have recently taken in quite a few new dogs!  Unfortunately our website is acting up a bit so that's why we're going to provide a quick rundown of the new dogs on our blog instead.  For the latest updates be sure to check out our facebook page:

Marley is a handsome, 60 lb dog that we saved from a local shelter 30 minutes before he was scheduled to be euthanized.  Sadly he got lost, the shelter notified his owner that he was there but the owner never came to get him.  Well, it's his loss and Marley's gain as now he's on his way to a much better life and we will make sure he finds an outstanding family that will love and cherish him.  He's about 3 yrs old.  Marley is housetrained, great with other dogs and is very friendly and loving.

Charlotte was another lucky pup that was saved the day she was going to be killed at a local shelter for being "too shy."  Well a shelter can be a very scary place so we are thrilled we found a loving foster family that stepped up to save this precious pup.  As of Nov 20, Charlotte is about 7 months old and weighs 33 lbs.  She will be ready for adoption at the beginning of December so email to request your application.  She's a very sweet, curious, playful pup!

Buddy is a handsome lab/boxer mix. He goes to daycare several times per week and loves to play with the other dogs! He's housetrained and knows basic commands too!

Danny was rescued from a local shelter after he ended up on the euthanasia list because of a broken leg. Thanks to the support of donors, we were able to take Danny in and pay for his surgery to fix his leg.  He is recovering  nicely and is happy to be in a loving foster home.  For info on adopting or fostering, please email  We do adoptions in the DFW area, thanks!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meet Olive, the littlest black dog...

The wonderful Dallas shelter staff and volunteers posted pictures and video of this dog that was in urgent need of rescue on Nov 9, at the time she only weighed 10.4 pounds and you could see every bone in her body. On Nov 10th we found a foster so welcomed this severely emaciated dog, Olive, into Take Me Home Pet Rescue! She will live in a loving foster home where she will receive tons of TLC.

She will also have top notch veterinary care from the folks at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital. Once she recovers and gains weight and is healthy we will place her up for adoption in the Dallas, TX area.  Please donate towards the care of Olive and others like her via this razoo link, we are a 501c3 and will send you a tax receipt. Thanks for your support! Olive's video at the shelter:

Olive is anemic and also has a bad care of worms so she's being treated for those things.  We're also feeding her special food from the vet and her awesome foster mom Jenny has been cooking a lot of chicken and rice (Olive's favorite foods)!

Olive getting some love at the shelter

On Nov 11, Olive moved in with her loving foster mom Jenny and is fitting right in with her other dogs and is enjoying being spoiled rotten.  The best part is Olive even has her own facebook page so we hope you'll join it so you can follow the progress of this remarkable little dog who has captured the heart of everyone that's met her or even heard her story!  Link to Olive's fb page:!/pages/Olive-the-littlest-black-dog/180920725330071

Olive even went to work with Jenny on Friday, she was a big hit with the co-workers!

Updates from Jenny:
Olive day 1. Not sure where to begin. This is the most beautiful, fragile, gentle creature. She is weak. Walking better than in the original video, but tires quickly. Her appetite is good naturally. The pictures of her are frightening, but I wasn't prepared for how horrifying she is to the touch. Every rib, every bone, even her tail, you can feel every bit of cartilage. I'm carrying her most of the time it seems. She came to work with me today and boy was she the most popular girl in the building. She loved everyone she met. And everyone loved her too. A handful of people cried when they saw her. Literally cried. Poor Jackie cried for about 45 minutes. She loves her new bed and her new "jacket" for warmth, and padding more importantly. We had a successful meeting with the rest of the family this afternoon. Everyone sensed her fragility and after sniffs, they gave her space. Smart dogs. Tonight after dinner, we curl up on the sofa by the fire and hunker down and cuddle. Miss Olive had a big day, I think she's worn out. Tonight with a full belly, safe and warm she will dream happy puppy things. And tomorrow...another day closer to full health and a wonderful life.
Meeting her foster siblings
Field trip to Petco
 Olive day 2...2pm. Vet called this morning and she has hookworms. She's also anemic. Doc says this is contributing to the weakness. But we got the pills this morning and the worms will soon be gone. She can go down the stairs but not up. She tries however. She is a SLOPPY drinker. Water everywhere. She also talks. Very funny. A few accidents in the house cause she doesn't know how to tell me she has to go out. Just easily stopped one, she'll learn. Follows me everywhere, motors around all the dogs, then climbs back into her bed when she peters out. Falling in love fast, but keeping my "foster" head on so I can help another one day. Yep, that's what I keep telling myself...oy.
From Mom...5:20am. Third time we've been up tonight. Why? Because someone wanted to cuddle, someone wanted to talk to the weird dog (cat), someone had to do their biz, and someone wanted a snack. I'm gonna be useless today, but there's a very happy little black dog who is starting to resemble a real puppy.

Olive Day 3...From Mom...The little black dog is doing really well. She's eating like a champ. Chicken and rice mixed with wet and dry food from the vet and a little water are not making anything worse. And have mercy, she loves her chicken! She's motoring around the yard and has navigated the deck pretty well. She's had a very busy day at the park, and visiting with Shannon. She's currently lounging in her squishy bed...looks like she's contemplating a nap. She never lets me out of her sight and follows me everywhere, constantly under foot. No accidents in the house today. If it's possible, she gets sweeter every minute. And her personality is starting to come to light. This is an amazing little dog, with an amazing little spirit.