Blue Dog Rescue Gives You a Chance to Meet Their Blue Dogs

Blue Dog RescueHere is a follow up on a post I did recently on Blue Dog Rescue. I was invited to drop by one of Blue Dog “meet and greets” where I would get a chance to get to know a few more of the amazing Blue Dog volunteers and some of their foster dogs. It was a lot of fun. I had the chance to catch up with Liz Garcia and Hannah again (Liz and Hannah were featured in a previous post and video) but I also got to meet Mara and her foster dog Mario Lopez, Pat and her foster dog Jim, and Kathleen and her foster dog Kia. I had a great time. One big surprise I had that day was that I was also able to meet one of Hannah’s puppies, Jack. Jack dropped by with his adoptive mom and it was a great family reunion. Watch the video and you can see Hannah playing with her little pup, Jack. Also in the video, you’ll get to meet the other foster dogs that were there.

Blue Dog Rescue has a “meet and greet” once per month where the public has a chance to drop by and meet these little guys. They are held at the Petco at Great Hills, but check their events calendar to make sure about dates and times. You can do that by clicking here. Check the calendar and make plans to visit with and get to know these good people and their amazing foster pups.

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I fell in love with all of these little guys, but I am such a sucker for animals in need of help. I would take them all home if I could, but that would keep you folks from having the chance to adopt one. Blue Dog foster volunteers take a lot of time to learn about the dogs they foster so you would really get a lot of great information from them about the dog. That is a great way to find out if you and your prospective dog are a good match. [Read more…]

Your Neighbors Making Life Better For Blue Dogs

Blue Dog RescueMy mom was an animal person. If you have read any of my past posts, it is likely that you are familiar with her. If you have read all of my past posts, you probably know her pretty well. She was amazing. She was a through and through animal person, and it seemed that her enthusiasm for taking care of misfit and outcast critters was inexhaustible.

I often imagined that there was some kind of “word of snout” underground network that informed lost cats, dogs and other homeless critters that the lady on Crow Drive with the funny accent was good for food, drink and a little shelter. She never turned any animal away and would post advertisements in the Waco Tribune until she found someone to take them home. That’s a fact. She was a one-woman animal rescue service.

While I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, I don’t remember there being any sort of organized rescue of abandoned and mistreated animals. If there had been one, mom would have either known about it or would have been involved. What did we do with all of those poor creatures in those days? Outside of the local animal shelter it was probably people like my mom that took up the slack. I guess the need grew and grew until the kindhearted among us had to do something to get help with the burden. I know there was nothing to spread the word in those days besides TV, radio, newspapers and word of mouth or snout. [Read more…]