Sunday, November 25, 2012

KIPP Intrepid Visited by Barrio Dogs

Barrio Dogs' core mission is to educate, empower and transform communities in the Greater East End. One of our most impactful programs is our Youth and Paws program (YAP), in which we feature educational presentations, bilingual literature, guest speaker discussions, and an occasional visit by a rescued and rehabilitated dog.  Below is a summary of our Education Team’s most recent visit to KIPP Intrepid.

Barrio Dogs had a wonderful opportunity to share a humane education presentation at KIPP Intrepid Tuesday, November 20--our first visit to the campus this semester. Team Jennifer Washam and Rescue Education Ambassador Dog (R*E*A*D*) Chloe presented the story "Buddy Unchained" to 2 groups of 50 fifth grade students. This story provided the youth a chance to learn about how Buddy felt "unsafe and unhappy" in his first environment where he was chained with little food and clean water, to being rescued, cared for and then adopted by his forever family that provided him with a safe and healthy environment.

They were then given a creative writing activity where participating students chose a picture card of a Barrio Dog rescue and asked to tell the story of the canine's background and the forever home they are looking for. The students were provided the Thanksgiving weekend to complete this activity, after which the assignment will be picked up and shared with our Barrio Dogs community. At the presentation's end, each student had the opportunity to meet Chloe and have their picture taken. And it was "pajama day" at the campus, so all the students were in a very "lighhearted" mood. It was a great experience for Jennifer, Chloe and the school, and we look forward to more opportunities in the future on their campus. 

Be sure to check back soon for some of the creative writing activities from the 5th graders at KIPP Intrepid.

If you are interested in having our Education Team visit your school as part of the YAP program, please contact 

Friday, November 16, 2012

As Seen on Fox News

Kristal Kirksey and Kelly Simmons from Jubilee were on Fox News yesterday morning talking about this Saturday's Party for Pooches benefiting Barrio Dogs. Our rescued dog, Rusty, was also there looking fabulous in his red and white sweater. Thank you Kristal and Kelly for all your support!

To see the Fox news clip:  Click here to watch

Stop by this great event and say hi to Barrio Dogs and some of our rescues!

Party for Pooches
Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm
325 W 19th St
Houston, TX
Barrio Dogs celebrities that will be in attendance include...

Here's a sneak peek at some of the items that will be included in the silent auction....
Signed & framed Carlos Hernandez print
Pink bike complete with basket & bell


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jubilee & Barrio Dogs in the Houston Chronicle

Great article from the Houston Chronicle about our work and the upcoming Jubilee event! One correction: we have not rescued 300 dogs. We've vetted and fixed at least 300 dogs, many of which had a home or were on their way to one.

Thank you to the Houston Chronicle for recognizing our work!

Click here to see the full article

Please feel free to join us at this event on Saturday, November 17 at 2pm.

Party for Pooches
325 W 19th St
Houston, TX

Friday, November 2, 2012

Making Progress on FixIt

We're having success with FixIt, both in raising money and getting animals in to the vet for the free spay and neuter. We still need everyone's support to make this work; the problem in our community and many others around us is immense!