Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Barrio Dogs Therapy Program at the House of Tiny Treasures

The Barrio Dogs Therapy Program is proud to partner with the House of Tiny Treasures, a nationally accredited early childhood education program. Located in the Greater East End of Houston, most of their families reside in area shelters and other temporary housing.  We are so glad to be able give back in this way.

Chloe, our Rescue Education Ambassador Dog (R.E.A.D.) is a veteran now at
the House of Tiny Treasures.
Our new therapy dog Henry loved meeting the children and was comfortable with all the attention.
Our hope is that these children will have an early understanding of proper animal care. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Therapy Dog Program

Barrio Dogs and Community Education

We believe it takes more than dog rescue to make a change. Because of your support, Barrio Dogs has been able to increase its community and youth education efforts. We hope you continue to support our growing grassroots movement for animal welfare in the low income communities of Houston, Texas and would like to share some recent highlights of our work.

After an educational presentation at Browning Elementary, Chloe, our Barrio Dogs Rescue Education Ambassador Dog (R.E.A.D) hangs out with a new friend.
Henry, one of our newest Youth and Paws Education Rescues, had a great time with some of his new friends at the Pet Octoberfest in the Greater North Side.
Thanks to Barbara Johnston and Kathy Taylor with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for inviting Barrio Dogs to give a presentation. Grace Ruiz, Barrio Dogs Creative Director of Educational Materials and Barrio Dogs founder, Gloria Zenteno, truly love seeing an agency with employees who want to improve animal welfare in their community.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sadie is Adopted!

A very special adoption! Sadie has a wonderful new family. D'Ann Potter Greer and her family are the proud new owners of our Sadie. A big thanks to Lawrence Benavides for saving both Sadie and Mason. Both are in great homes now.

D'Ann and her family, Lawrence and Sadie
Sadie and Mason when Lawrence rescued them

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mason is Adopted!

Sweet Mason has been adopted. We wish him and his new family the best of luck!


Halloween weekend was busy for us. One great event was PetOberfest, sponsored by the Northside Management District and GO Neighborhoods. The event featured free spay/neutering for dogs and cats, reduced-cost vaccinations and educational materials about pet care.
Many thanks to our volunteer Grace, shown here with the coloring contest winners

Also present was rescue dog Henry. Can you believe this beautiful boy was found homeless in Greater Northside with no microchip, no tags and a heavily matted coat? After Sophie’s Doggie Spa got a hold of him, he looks beautiful  and loves everyone including cats, dogs and children. He is well-behaved and low key, a perfect ambassador for rescue dogs.

Barrio Dogs in Urban Paws Magazine

Please read about Barrio Dogs in the November 2011 issue of Houston Urban Paws Magazine!

Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 Howl-o-ween Dog Walk

Many thanks to the volunteers who represented Barrio Dogs at last Saturday's Howl-o-ween Dog Walk!
Barrio Dogs volunteer (and Shaggy's mom) Laura with Miya Shay and her Yorkie
Volunteer Rachel brought Clara, who was also glad to help
Many visitors stopped at our table, including this one who got out early for good behavior

Halloween at the Barrio Center

Barrio Dogs and the Hispanic Business Student Association–University of Houston Chapter collaborated on a Halloween Party for children at the Barrio Center in the Greater East End. Barrio Dogs volunteers Maria Ivanez and her brother dressed up in Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes. Also, the children were excited by a special visit from Barrio Dogs Therapy Dog Tyler along with Education Volunteer Gurukarta Khalsa.  Our youth are the key to better animal care in the future and we are both privileged and grateful to have these opportunities to work with children.