for the animals in need, and are against killing healthy, adoptable animals.
I asked Sarah to write about her little Sophie as well as about Big Dog Rescue because I want more people to know about BDR and other rescues that are out there, sometimes behind the scenes, providing unconditional love to so many neglected animals that suffer the inhumanity humanity often displays toward animals. Here's what Sarah has to say:
I found out about Sophie through another rescue. Sophie along with her 5 other littermates were dumped in the overnight box at the old Town Lake Animal Center when they were 4 weeks old. When the staff discovered them the next morning the box was filled with blood and Sophie was the only one moving. They were a litter of parvo puppies and she was the only survivor to last in that dreaded box all night long. A rescue was contacted immediately and they worked on her like crazy. At one point she stopped breathing for 10 seconds and they thought they had lost her. The little fighter that she is pulled through and kicked the nasty parvo virus. When the rescue put a plea out that they needed a foster for this little girl, I just knew I needed to foster her. After one night with her I called them up the next day and said I wanted to adopt her.
We are a small rescue and every one of our dogs is fostered in a home environment. We feel that it gives the dogs a more personal touch living with a family versus being in a shelter type environment. It gives us more time to train each individual dog along with housebreaking a dog.
Since going to all breed rescue last April, we have officially placed 238 dogs in their forever homes.
Our website is www.bigdogrescuetexas.org which will show all adoptable dogs along with happy tails and links to our wish list, along with foster and adoption applicatons. We can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigDogRescueTexas.
We have a great group of fosters and we try to keep it a fun group. We hope to expand to help more animals in the very near future.
Please consider visiting their website and donating, whether it's money or pet supplies. And find them on Facebook, give BDR a "Like" and help to "share" stories of pets who need forever homes.