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Featured Pet: LARUE
My foster mom says I am a very special soul. I DO have a sense of humor; which is huge since I’ve strived very hard to keep that. I have very good house manners! My car manners are fine too; I like to go places but don’t like when I have to get left behind for anything. I really like to meet new people and always have a kind word for them. But it wasn't always like this...
Not too long ago I was sad and lonely. Hunger pains hurt my thin, wormy belly. I guarded my friend’s body at the side of the road, watching cars whiz by, no one caring that I was hurt and afraid.
Someone stopped for me and gently took me from my friend and brought me where I could be safe so I wouldn’t end up like my friend did. I didn’t understand then that my job for him was done, that I had done all I could do for him.
Now I am strong. The worms are gone, my blood is healthier, and my stomach is full. I have a warm bed and another human who brings me food and speaks to me kindly. She has a soft touch too. Now I can hear the melody of kindness, feel what it is like to be healthy and loved. Someone did this for me because they stopped one day at the side of the road as I guarded my friend’s body, as others drove by. In that moment someone loved me enough to stop and save my life.
My name now is Larue. It is French for “dweller by the road”. I stand tall and proud on sturdy legs. I look at people’s faces now, searching not for the humans who used to keep me, but for the love that will be there when I find my forever home.
Don't Forget About Them
Please check out the animals at your local pound(s) and/or shelters. Many of these animals
are in danger of being destroyed if they don't find foster or forever homes.
How You Can Help
We are always in need of essential items to take care of our rescued animals. If you would like to
help, but can't afford to adopt or make a monetary donation, you can still give us a helping hand
by donating the following items:
Gift cards (PetSmart, Petco, Home Depot, etc.)
Metal Food Bowls
Contributions to our vet care account
Gravel (driveway and pea gravel)
Weight circles from Purina dog food products
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please
Register at http:www.igive.com/HAR and shop online through www.iGive.com. We will get a donation when you shop.
List us as your chosen charity on your Tom Thumb card in the Good Neighbor program. Get a form at their customer service desk and list charity 11361. We will get a donation based on how much you spend.
The next time you're at Tom Thumb, pick up a Reward Card
at the courtesy booth to fill out and link your card to
Tom Thumb will pay us a percentage of our account total,
so be sure to
use your card every time you shop. By using your card,
you will also
be eligible for exclusive discounts, giveaways, enter-to-wins,
direct mail rewards and Airmiles.
Register at www.GoodSearch.com and list us as your chosen charity. We will get a donation for each time you use their engine to search the web or shop.
Donate your old cell phones, PDA's, pagers and printer cartridges by dropping them off at Meet and Greets or go to http://www.collectivegood.com/donate2.asp?CHid=569 to print a shipping label.
We are dedicated to saving as many homeless, neglected and abused animals as possible. All of
the animals we take into our foster homes are given medical attention as required. They are
current with their shots, heartworm preventive and flea/tick treatments. Each animal is spayed
or neutered as soon as she/he is old and/or healthy enough for the surgery.
Our dogs and cats are kept in a home environment, use a dog door and live with other dogs and cats
in groups that get along together. Our special rescues, lizards, birds other little fuzzy creatures
also live in our home. We also have rescued horses and pot belly pigs; although not part of our
rescue, we have Texas Longhorns that the other kids think are here for their entertainment. We strive
to match pets and people so that everyone is happy. The animals here are part of our family; we hope
that one of them might become a part of yours.
We maintain a list of people looking for a particular type of pet to join their family and provide a
listing service for anyone needing to find a new home for any animal.
Adopting A Friend
To adopt a new friend from us, you need to make an appointment to meet the animal(s)
of interest. We require that you complete an application for adoption prior to this visit.
This helps us determine who might be a good match for your environment and that you meet
our adoption requirements. We look at each application based on the needs and requirements of
the animal in question.
We have a few strict requirements:
We only adopt to people seeking a friend/companion animal.
Current or previous pet owners should have good vet references.
Current companion animals must be altered if they are of age unless there is a medical
reason for not having done so.
Our adoption fees vary from animal to animal. We use 100% of the adoption fees to offset our rescue expenses. We
also appreciate and use 100% all other gifts to take care of our rescued animals.
Once your application for adoption has been approved, we will make an appointment to bring
your new friend to your home. We ask that all members of your family be present for this
meeting. We continue to stay in touch with you to be sure that you, your family and new friend
are all doing well and are happy together. You are always welcome to contact us also. If, at
any time, you cannot keep an animal you adopt from us, we require that you return the animal to
us or that we agree to any new home prior to the animal going to that new home.
New homes are required to pass our application process but no fees are charged.
Come Visit Us
Please feel free to call, fax or e-mail us for an appointment to visit. We'll be happy to
give you directions based on your point of departure.