Monday, July 25, 2011


P2V is a nonprofit organization that saves sheltered animals by matching them with veterans and emergency first responders to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information about P2V's terrific work, please visit their website.

Adopted, Part 4

Babe and her new mom look so happy; we wish them the best!
It looks like Bruno has finally found the perfect home. Good luck!
Here's sweet Julie (left) in her new home with her sister, also a rescue
Kit Kat, formerly known as Ellie Mae, with her new mom
Sweet Bella's new family loves her so much they bought her a pool!
Bella Le Blanc and her new mom. Good luck to them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Adoption Event and Fundraiser at the Boneyard

Handsome Northside Rescue Needs a Home

Our dear friend and Barrio Dogs' supporter Gwen Juarez found a homeless dog in her neighborhood. She lives in Greater Northside where homeless strays are very common. Sadly, we are not able to take the dog, who she named Clifford, into our program but Barrio Dogs is sponsoring all of his vetting.

Gwen took Clifford to Gulfgate Animal Hospital where he received his vaccines and will eventually be neutered. The vet says Clifford is healthy, heart worm negative and weighs 40 pounds. He looks like a Shar Pei mix. PLEASE help us network; if you are interested, you can email Gwen directly at

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rescued Puppies Need a Home

Our friend Estelle Mack is a committed and fearless rescuer who often helps dogs in extreme conditions. She found and rescued Otis, our "No More Chains" poster dog, in the Third Ward with a chain embedded in his neck. She recently rescued two puppies and we want to share her story and help her find homes for the pups.

URGENT: PUPPIES HANSEL & GRETEL NEED NO-KILL RESCUE ASAP--These two adorable puppies were found in a seedy apartment complex's parking lot left to fend for themselves. The maintenance man sought my help as I was walking my dogs around the park and although I have no funds left and no room in my already full town home, I simply couldn't turn my back on these poor defenseless souls knowing what their fate would be if animal control were to be called. Both 9-week old pups were infested with fleas and malnourished but that doesn’t deter them from romping around on my patio with bounds of energy. Both pups are as sweet and playful as can be.

They have been to the vet and have received their first set of puppy vaccinations, the intranasal bordetella vaccine, and capstar to get rid of the fleas that were plaguing them. The skin scrape showed there was no demodectic nor sarcoptic mange but they might have ringworm for which they are both being treated. They are in the process of being dewormed. Since I am strapped financially, I have set up a chip-in in both Hansel and Gretel's names which will be coming along with them to any reputable no-kill rescue group that can take them in. Hopefully, there will be enough to cover the 2nd and 3rd rounds of shots, treatment for ringworm if the prescribed medicated shampoo doesn't do the trick, spaying and neutering for both as well as microchipping and other expenses your no-kill rescue would incur.

Please help me show sweet furry babies Hansel and Gretel that not all humankind is cruel. Time is of the essence; I am leaving on vacation next week and have nowhere to take them (I am already boarding two rescue dogs that are yet to be adopted) and I can't bear the thought of having to take them to the SPCA or BARC where their fate would be terribly uncertain. Thank you for your consideration. Please email me at or call (713) 927-3985. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Support the 2nd Ward 5-Pack!

Dog Days of Summer Food Drive and Fundraiser

Dog Days of Summer Food Drive/Fundraiser 
Benefiting Barrio Dogs
Saturday, July 16, 2011
West Alabama Ice House
1919 W. Alabama St.
6:00PM to 10:00PM

Norma Zenteno & Barrio Dogs of Houston
Special Guest, Otis - Barrio Dogs "No More Chains" poster dog
BBQ, Silent Auctions, Raffles & More
Splash on the water slide
Dog Food Drive to benefit rescues in dire need