Say hello to little Jensen Barker

I went over to a function at our local Houston shelter this afternoon.  Mainly to give some Deogi coupon books to the adoptions group but also to see if anyone had adopted that little cute dog I posted about earlier in the week.

Yes, this one.  Ugly thing isn’t he?  Well, guess all of the adopters thought he was ugly cuz his time was up when I was there.  So, he came home with me and is now in the iso ward at my house.

This little guy is C U T E!!  Now, tomorrow, off to Deogi Dog Daycare, Spa & Resort (after hours, of course) for a shave and a haircut!!

Say hello to Delgado Barker – who has a huge abcess!!

Meet Delgado Barker, another rescued from Houston’s BARC shelter.  What a total mess. 


Emaciated, matted, eyes matted shut with pus and a small fluid-filled tumor on his back. 

He was deathly thin when he first came to us so we concentrated on getting some groceries into him. 

Finally, last weekend, we decided the fluid-filled tumor was growing too large and ran him to the vet.  The tumor turned out to be a pus-filled abcess.

Our vet had to open the abcess and clean it all out.

These are the kind of things the general fund are for.  I expect this to cost $400-$500.  He has been hospitalized for a couple of days and will need to stay until this open wound heals.

If you would like to donate to our general Veterinary fund to help with cases like Delgado and others, please GO HERE TO DONATE WITH PAYPAL.

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM for any of the dogs.  Fax it to me at 713-583-7816.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately.

And meet little Tayla Bastrop! Another in-the-nick-of-time save!


This little chickadee is one lucky girl.  Burdened with heartworms, there was little chance that even as beautiful as she is, Tayla would be adopted out of one of our Texas rural shelters.  Luckily for her, one of our volunteers was rummaging around in the shelter and saw this beautiful and very deserving girl.  Next think I knew, my cell phone was ringing.  Welcome Tayle.  One of the lucky ones.

Hello! My name is Tayla and I am one lucky little lady. I am a beautiful black and white Shih Tzu girl who was rescued in the nick of time from one of the local shelters. I am very sweet and loving and am definitely a lap dog. My foster mom’s lap is absolutely the best place for me to be!! I am Heartworm positive and will start treatment soon. But once my treatment is finished I will be up for adoption. And I will have my very own Petfinder page! Watch for me!

Say hello to Sedona – a gorgeous lhasa girl


Take a look at this precious face!  Can you believe this baby’s owners were going to have her put to sleep because she had bladderstones?  Luckily, their vet is a very compassionate lady and contacted us to see if we could take in Sedona.  After some tough negotiations about fees, the vet cut the cost of bladderstone surgery from $1200 to $500 – YAY!  So, because of your periodic donations to our general fund, this gal is now bladderstone free and on her way to a good life! 

Hi! My name is Sedona and I am new to Lone Star. I am a 5 year old Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso girl. I had bladder stones and needed surgery to remove them. I had that surgery and am now healthy and very happy! I love to play with toys and I will even play fetch and bring the toy back to you for more! I am also cuddly and affectionate with my foster mom and dad and I also love my foster brothers and sisters. Watch for my Petfinder page soon and think about ME as part of your family!

Say hello to Chula Ranger


Hello!  My name is Chula and I am a 3 year old Lhasa Apso girl.  Chula is Spanish for pretty and you can see by my picture that I am definitely that!  Actually everyone says that I am cute, cute, cute!!!

I was found along with my two brothers, Paz Ranger and Chavo Ranger, by a very nice lady on the east side of Houston.  I actually had a tag on with a phone number.  When the nice lady called the number, my former owner told her she didn’t want me anymore, just keep me.  Humph!  Well the nice lady then called Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue and the rescue decided I fit in just fine with them.

I have been with my foster family for only about two weeks.  When I first got there I just didn’t know how to act.  I was bouncing all over the place with great exuberance and I think my foster brothers and sisters were a little scared of me.  But, my foster mom started teaching me manners and I am so much better and calmer now.  I just needed to learn how to be a dog!  I am very smart and I catch on to things quite quickly.

I LOVE to be around people.  My foster parents take me to Starbucks and another local restaurant all the time and I am SOOOOO good when I am there!  I really enjoy watching all the people.  I sit patiently waiting and watching and hoping that someone will drop something for me!  I also love to go in the car for rides and I get very excited when I hear my leash jingle.  That means that I am either going for a walk or on a new adventure.

Speaking of adventures…………..take a look at my picture in PetsMart.  My foster mom took me there and it was amazing!  I love squeaky toys and will play with them until they squeak no more.  When Mom took me to PetsMart and I saw ALL THE BINS WITH TOYS, I just couldn’t believe it.  Mom laughed at me and just had to take my picture because I was in seventh heaven.  I kept taking toys out of bins and a PetsMart employee followed me and put them back in the bins.  It was a great game that we were playing.

You can see that I am a fun-loving little girl who would love to find her forever home.  Please email my foster mom at  She’ll tell you all about me.  Also, please look at my Petfinder page for even more information.

I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots and heartworm negative.