Thursday, October 27, 2011

Barrio Dogs Visits Browning Elementary

Barrio Dogs education volunteers recently visited Browning Elementary to spend time with some wonderful students. The Barrio Dogs Tales to Tails program helps children practice their reading skills by letting them read aloud to one of our therapy dogs, in this case, sweet Chloe.  Chloe is also one of our Rescue Education Ambassador Dogs (R.E.A.D).  Many thanks to Jennifer Washam and Maria Ivanez! Education is the solution.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fundraiser for Bettter Communities

Update: Barrio Dogs for Better Communities

Our adopted family the Ortega's made huge progress with the ownership of their new family pet, Cookie. Our support team, Gurukarta Khalsa and Jennifer Washam, spent time educating them on proper nutrition, the importance of flea and heart worm preventive, kennel training, leash walking and the need to have Cookie spayed.

Cookie had the luxury of staying at the wonderful Meadowlake Pet Resort while she recovered from her spay day. Cookie is now completely vetted and happy and settled in with her family who has completed the Barrio Dogs for Better Communities program.

There are many families that can benefit from this support. We would love to educate more families but it takes donations and resources. We encourage you to find a family in your community that can benefit from this program and to donate to help us provide the support. For more information on how you can help, contact us at

Monday, October 3, 2011

Barrio Dogs Visits Fletcher Mission

 Barrio Dogs of Houston had their first Education Day at the Fletcher Mission. We were able to give the children there an educational presentation on animal welfare and let them meet some rescue dogs. Big thanks to Noe Ortiz with Fletcher Mission, Sophie’s Doggie Spa, Susan Giles, our Barrio Dogs Education Volunteers and Therapy Dog Pepper. The children also got to meet rescues Hap and Roxie.

A special thank you to those of you who donated books and supplies that helped make this event happen. We will be back at Fletcher Mission in the spring and look forward to our continued visits to educate these children about proper animal care. Thank you also to Nicole Bean for these photos taken during the event.

All photos by Nicole Bean