Adopted – Hans Burke


Don’t we look the THE BEST family???? I was adopted Saturday by Mike and Kate and we are living in Nashville, TN. I got to ride on an airplane to get to my furever home and I had a great trip! Not only do I have really neat parents, I have a Shih Tzu sister named Reba! She’s not too thrilled with me yet, but I guarantee she will love me as much as I already love her. I REALLY love my Dad – I was fussing the first night in my crate and guess what? Dad put me on the bed with the family. Wow, all I have to say is that is really special. In fact, the next morning I gave Dad lots of kisses to let him know how happy I am. I am going to have a great life with my very own family.

Jock Barker is in ICU

Well, it seems we just can’t catch a break.  I guess I should expect that since we have so many dogs in our program, but it is still upsetting when something happens.

You all know we have a "forever foster" program, right?  We take in dogs that are older or have serious medical problems which make them poor candidates for adoption.  It’s very rewarding, but sometimes very expensive.

Mr Jock Barker is a gorgeous elderly gentleman who was turned into the Houston city pound just a few days before Christmas last year.  At an estimated 15 years old, there wasn’t much possibility that he’d be adopted, so the shelter asked us to please, pretty please, take him.

I got him the next day and happy to see that he was heartworm negative and was a very pleasant, older lhasa boy – deaf and with serious cataracts – but very sweet.  He immediately came to my personal home to live out the rest of his life.  He gets along with all of my other fosters – including Voltaire, Dexter, Mandy and Eric and even puts up well with the annoyingly hyper Mandettes, Gwen and Kati.

He kindly posed for this cute Christmas picture last year.

Well, he’s been absolutely fine the past few months – eats well, is absolutely no trouble at all.  But, last night, Dexter woke me up barking around 3.  It’s very unusual, because he always sleeps well through the night.  I got up to see what was going on and found a huge amount of blood all over my den, breakfast room and kitchen.  Jock was laying in a large spot in the middle of the kitchen.

Well, I’ve seen a lot of issues and rarely does one cause me to run to the ER, but this was one of those times.  Thankfully, GCVS critical care was there for us.

Jock spent the night there – he was dehydrated and his blood pressure was low – likely from the blood loss.  They are doing an ultrasound this morning to find out what has gone wrong in his body.

Of course, his bills will be high – but I promise he is worth it.  Your support is desperately needed.

We’re estimating about $1500 for last night and probably another $600-$800 for tests today.

If you can help our man, Jock, CLICK HERE for his paypal.

Of course, Jock says he’ll take checks too.  The mailing address is:

PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

Thank you for considering our Jock!

Adopted – Petals Waco


What a fabulous day for me. I have a new furever home with Lynn and Steve. And, it’s a very special home. Lynn and Steve lost one of their little dogs to cancer in June and it has been very hard for them. My foster Mom had been emailing and talking to them about me and we made a trip to meet them. My new parents fell in love with me at first sight and just knew that I would fill that hole in their hearts. So, now I am officially a member of the Hinton family and I LOVE it!! When my foster mom took me to my new home there were a lot of tears that were shed. But, I know they were tears of joy as I am going to be loved and cared for “furever”. Look what my foster mom did for my new family. She is the best and I will miss her. I now have my very own family and a basket of goodies too!!!


Adopted – Zara – now known as Sara


What a happy day for me! I have a new Mom, Pat, and we will be living in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I also have a new name, Sara, but it’s so much like Zara that it won’t take me anytime at all to get used to it. AND, guess what???? My new Mom’s friends are hosting a “puppy shower” in the neighborhood so I get to meet everyone. What a fabulous life we are going to have. I know I am going to be spoiled, spoiled, spoiled and I am definitely going to love, love, love that!!!!

Adopted – Dancer Ranger


Oh by gosh by golly!!! I have a new home AND not only do I have great new furever parents, I have a 4-legged sister named Twiggy!!!! My new Mom and Dad, Rene and Tim, and “us girls” are going to live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are two very lucky little girls. I think that we are going to be very spoiled too and that’s just fine by me.

Adopted – Smores Ranger


Look at my new family. Don’t we look happy? You betcha!!! Paul and family adopted me at the Meet and Greet and I could not be happier. We are going to have a fun time together and I am so very grateful to all the Lone Star volunteers who helped make this possible.

Adopted – Eggnog Harris


GREAT NEWS! I’ve been adopted by Kay and I have my very own furever home!! As you can see, I look pretty happy in Kay’s arms AND I have a 4-legged sibling named Tinkerbell who is ready and willing to have me as a part of the family. My new Mom drove all the way from Austin to the Meet and Greet just for me. I can’t believe how lucky I am. It’s an absolute perfect match.

Adopted – Yates Davis


What a VERY lucky senior dog I am. I have a new furever Mom and Dad, Annette and Sam , to love me forever. My new parents were looking for a dog just like me. They’ve had tons of experience with older dogs who have special needs. I am so grateful they found me. I will have some 4-legged siblings who also are good about helping out a dog in need. I will look to them to learn the layout of my new home. I am just so happy to now be a part of this wonderful family.