Thursday, December 20, 2012

Update: December 2012

Notes by Dulce Garcia and Lynn Rodriguez

It’s a busy time of the year for most of us with the holidays right around the corner. During this time, we want to remind everyone that as we go about our holiday activities, there are still some lonely rescues living in boarding that would love your company. Please consider coming out to play, socialize or walk our Barrio Dogs in boarding; you will absolutely brighten their day. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dulce Garcia at

In the mean time please take a moment to read all about the latest on our rescues at boarding.

Caitrin and Derek playing in the yard
Derek has been adopted by one of our very own AHFA volunteers and we are certain it was love at first sight. Thanks to Caitrin for giving Derek a loving home. We are all so happy for him and know that he will enjoy the rest of his life with his new family. He will be in boarding for a few more days until his new forever home is ready.


Copper is our newest addition. He had been previously living at another boarding facility but we wanted to bring him closer to home. He is a beautiful dog who has been in boarding for about two years and needs a foster or forever home. He has endured so much and is a survivor; he was a puppy when we found him in a trash dumpster outside a paint store in the East End. He was emaciated and sick but has recovered and needs a home. Please be advised that he does not do well with other dogs. One-on-one social time with volunteers will help him a lot and make him very happy.

Cooper being blessed with by Rev. Stein with Buffy Martines

Cooper is still in boarding and has been ready for a forever home for a while! We are certain that there is someone out there for him. He enjoys walks, playing fetch, riding in cars and would love to go home with you. He had a lot of fun at the Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church Cathedral last October.

Scotty is enjoying the holidays in his foster home!

Maya, Scotty, Sparky and Spuds have gone into foster care! We are so happy that they will get to spend the holidays in great company.


Tita was rescued from the streets near Hidalgo Park and was in horrible condition with skin issues and other illnesses. She has recovered physically but is a bit shy. She is very sweet and likes to be taken into the yard to get a break from the kennel environment. She’s used to more freedom on the street and is having some trouble living in the kennel. More walks and socialization would help her so much!

Lady is a gorgeous girl that was rescued from the streets by a Houston police officer who saw her wandering in a busy intersection. While Lady is safe now, she has sadly been diagnosed with cancer on her leg. She will be getting treated for it but would do so much better in a foster home.

Rusty is loving life in his new home
Rusty enjoying the holidays with his new mom

Rusty has been adopted! He went from being trapped in a drainage pipe under a cemetery to an orthopedic mattress in a loving home. We are so happy for Rusty and wish him and his new family the very best.


Renata is the newest addition to our Barrio Dog family in boarding. She used to be known as Princess and lived near Lawndale and Broadway in Houston’s East End where she spent her life tried to a tree. During that time, she had many litters of puppies. After her last litter, a caring neighbor signed her up for Barrio Dogs' FixIt spay/neuter project. When we picked her up for transport on Saturday, December 1, 2012, we saw how she was living. After she was spayed and vetted that day, we decided that we simply could not return her to life tied to a tree. We talked to the owner and she agreed to surrender Princess to us. We had a contest to pick a new name for her. We picked the name “Renata” which means reborn in Latin. We thought that name best symbolized the new and better life we want for her. She is doing well in boarding and is recovering from her various ailments but needs a forever home.

Happy holidays to our volunteers in the A Home for All program and thank you for blessing our Barrio Dogs with your love and companionship throughout the year. We look forward to a great 2013 and to finding wonderful forever homes for all our beautiful dogs.

1 comment:

  1. Oh hey thats me! :) my heart got all warm and fuzzy inside. I cant wait to bring Derek home! The love of my life. :)