Pet-Peeves: Hates to be hungry or hates it if I've spent too much time with THAT DOG. Then he yowls.
Favorite Toy: Anything he can bat between his paws, like my contact holder!
Favorite Nap Spot: Everywhere.
Favorite Food: Chicken, tuna - but he doesn't get to eat them.
Skills: Very fast with those paws.
Arrival Story: Well, the same lady who gave me Callie, called me up and asked if I'd be a foster mommy to 4 male kittens as she had no more room in her apt. She's very persuasive, so I said yes. There were 2 matching bookends - two that looked like Joey and two that looked like Max. I put them in my larger bathroom to keep them safe from Mignon and Callie, my two resident cats. A lady came and took two of the kittens, one of each. At first, I had no intention of keeping them, but as the weeks went on, I began to toy with the idea. Joey Bear was very sweet and would let me clean his ears with no problem, but Max? Max was one serious nut. He never wanted to be held and always wanted to play in the bathtub. One night, when Max fell asleep on my lap, I realized that this little goofball had bonded with me, so I had to keep them! Joey was so sweet compared to his brother and very pliable, gallant even. I thought of calling him Sir Galahad but realized this was a dud name as there were no nicknames I could make from that. So I got his name from the TV show Wings. Anyone out there get the reference? Let me know!
Bio: Joey is still a little doll and he is still quite gorgeous. His health is perfect, unlike Callie's or Max's.
I'm 16 years old, and my health is failing. Mommy can tell. She's so worried coz she doesn't really have money to help me. She doesn't know where to turn. We lost Callie this year and my litter mate, Max, last year ....
For those of you asking for an update…. here it is! Truly, wow is all I can say! Thanks to all of you, so far 25 of the original 30 dogs from the “last chance” email sent on Jan. 4th have found permanent or foster homes. Thank you to everyone who has read, forwarded and responded by coming out to BARC to adopt or foster a homeless animal. You truly have saved lives! Kind of restores your faith in mankind, now doesn’t it?
Could we make it 100%? The 5 dogs remaining are Mojo, Dusty, Toto, Tawny and Ginger. In addition, there are 9 other dogs at the cut-off date, which did not make my original email due to my limited time and photography skills. This certainly was no fault of these dogs..... This email is their last and only chance. I’ve added their photos to this file. That makes 14 TOTAL dogs that need out by Monday, JAN 8th at 5pm. If you are interested in one of these dogs, but absolutely can’t make it on Monday to the shelter, BARC has allowed us to place holds on them until this FRIDAY, JAN. 12th. That is the absolute deadline for holds and it cannot be extended.
Can you help save one of these dogs???? Please double click on the photos and read the comments for a little more information. Don't hesitate to email or call us for more information.
As I said before, these dogs will require some extra love and attention. Being in a shelter for several months causes many dogs to become distrustful of humans and overprotective of food or toys. For those of you who have or will give these dogs a chance, remember this: "The basic period of adjustment can be anywhere from
six to twelve weeks. If you're committed you'll get there. Go into
this with your eyes open...and then stand back and marvel at the transformation. It will knock your socks off!" (from "Second Hand Dog", Carol Lee Benjamin)
For only $55 you can adopt one of these dogs. You also can provide foster care to prevent them from euthanasia. However, please do not take on a foster if you cannot commit to keeping the animal until a permanent home is found.
BARC is the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care
It is located at 3200 Carr St., Houston, TX 77026
The shelter is open Mon-Fri from 10-5:30 and Sat/Sun 12-4.
Thanks again for reading and forwarding. Together, we've made a difference to these lost souls.