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Rescuing or adopting a dog, especially a puppy, is an exciting experience that often rivals the arrival of a newborn or human infant that comes into our lives. As a new puppy parent, often some of us don’t know exactly what to expect when we bring home a new, furry, little bundle of joy and all the responsibilities that entails that comes with those wagging cute little tails.

We all know about the additional expenses when it comes to the necessary medical attention, shots and such, proper food, toys, treats and other obvious things we comprehend before entering into this type of a long-term commitment. So instead, let’s look at some other lesser known things we need to consider and completely understand before the papers are signed.

More Specific Information

Prospective pet parents may be privy to the exact breed they’re adopting in advance, but other times the exact type of canine they’re getting may be a little bit fuzzy. Many folks don’t know that almost a quarter of dogs being adopted are actually from pure bloodlines according to the Humane Society of the USA.

Even if you’re not getting a purebred pooch of your exact choosing, you’ll still be getting a “ruff” (pardon the intended pun) idea of the breed of this new four-legged best friend you’ll be acquiring from our shelter or another rescue group.

Given this information, you will now be able to do some important and interesting research about their breed. You can find out many useful facts about them including:

  • A rich history of the origin of their breed
  • Whether they’re friendly with other dogs, cats and children
  • How adaptable, intelligent and playful they tend to be
  • Whether or not they’re known to be vocal with barking or howling tendencies
  • Their exercise needs and if they do well in smaller spaces

But don’t let the fact you live in a condo or apartment steer you away from getting a larger canine if you’ve got your heart set on a bigger dog. There are bigger breeds that do very well in smaller spaces. For example, some really “big boys” like the Great Pyrenees, Mastiffs, Newfoundlands and Saint Bernards that have been given the nickname of “mat dogs” for sleeping the majority of the day away.

It’s a dog day after all! These seemingly endless naps that our canies take usually occur while we’re away at work or school. This is a perfect scenario since we can still give them the exercise they need during our off-hours when we’re at home with them.

Fitting Lifestyles Together

Now that we’ve done our homework about what we’ll be able to expect from our precious pup, once they’ve grow into adulthood, we can carefully fiit in their needs to match our own. In other words, if we’re more athletic and want our dog to go out hiking, biking, running even swimming and enjoying other outdoor activities with us, therefore we can match their breed with us accordingly so we’re the perfect companion match.

On the other hand, perhaps an older individual or retired couple is perfectly content staying at home with a little cuddle bug. Certain kinds of lap dogs are an excellent choice to complement this opposing type of lifestyle. In both of these instances, the pups and potential owners mesh very well together given their individual needs.

Before you make this kind of life-altering decision, weigh your options carefully and make sure you understand that tiny little pup will become a huge part of your life. While they’re cute out of the gate, they can’t wait to be a part of your life for a really long time.

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Cure the winter blues at Yankee’s Tavern on January 27th!
Enjoy a chili cook-off, Brazos Valley All-Star band, a silent auction, and the Steel Horses Ride to Help Real Horses! Join us to eat or cook. Proceeds benefit True Blue Animal Rescue.

Plus! College Station Truck Club will be hosting their 3rd Annual CSTC Show & Shine. Get details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1408803332507540?%3Fti=ia

Love to eat? $5 gets you a wristband to taste all the chilis entered in the People’s Choice competition.
Want to be a table judge? Email Heather@RiderMarketing.com or call (979) 803-0120.

Cooks:
People’s Choice – Free to enter w/ Cash Prizes; Cook for the crowd to taste!
H-D Challenge (Open Chili) – This is the category to enter if you want to cook chili. $10 Entry Fee; Turn-in @ 2pm.
H-D Showmanship Challenge (Best Booth Presentation) – Show the spirit & decorate your booth! Free to Enter.
50/50 Bean Challenge – It’s a pot of beans, any type of beans. $10 Entry Fee; Turn-in @ 1pm.
CASI Chili – $25; Turn-in @ 2pm; Grind only
CASI Showmanship – Free with CASI Chili Entry; Judging at 2:30 – 3:30

Rules:
H-D Challenge – This is the chili cook-off for non-CASI cooks. The only rule is that it must be safe to eat. Judging will be conducted by a table of judges. The chili must be cooked on-site the day of the event.
People’s Choice Chili – Hand out chili to the public to earn their vote! This one is free to enter. Just bring extra chili to hand out to the public. The only rule is that it must be safe to eat.
H-D Showmanship Challenge – Decorate your booth and show spirit while you cook!

CASI Chili cooking and showmanship rules can be found herehttps://www.casichili.net/uploads/3/7/7/2/37727781/rules_2017-2020.pdf

More info: Facebook Event Page

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These puppies have homes for the holidays. Would you like a puppy? Check out the ones still waiting for a home  then email to find out how to adopt: help@t-bar.org

The post Success Story: Thankful Puppies appeared first on True Blue Animal Rescue.

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True Blue Animal Rescue joined forces with Brenham Animal Services at Main Street House Bed & Breakfast. A great big thank you to Jill Evans for hosting this event and holding a raffle to raise money for True Blue Animal Rescue. Pictured is Melanie DeAeth and Jill Evans, True Blue Animal Rescue’s tables and a happy ending for one of Brenham Animal Service’s Dogs. In the end four dogs and a cat went to furever homes during this event making it a huge success for all!
True Blue Animal Rescue has lots of puppies looking for homes. Check out www.t-bar.org if you’re thinking about adopting. — with Jill Ford Evans.

TBAR Adoption Day | Holiday House Craft & Bake Sale 2017 - YouTube

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This beautiful Arabian mare needs a foster or adopter. Her owner moved and she’s running out of time. Do you have pasture space for her? Contact us via email help@t-bar.org or call 936-878-2349. Save a life, become a foster home!

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We will be holding pet adoptions at the Holiday House Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday November 11 (9am to 3pm).

At the Main Street House Bed & Breakfast: 409 East Main Street in Brenham

Includes:

  • Raffle
  • Door prizes
  • Handmade treasures
  • unique gift items
  • tasty treats

All crafted by local and regional artisans.

We’re accepting donations of pet food, bedding, towels, etc.

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Another rescue dog found her forever home. Hooray for Honey and Samuel.
We have lots of other wonderful dogs and puppies looking for homes. Adopt, don’t shop.

The post Happy Tails Success Story: Honey appeared first on True Blue Animal Rescue.

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The last of this group of puppies is adopted! He has three boys of his own to play with and love. He gets walked on a leash and has a big yard to romp in too. His new name is Tigre! Perfect name, perfect life! Thank you for adopting a rescue puppy.

Would you like to adopt a puppy, dog, horse or cat? See who is still waiting for their forever home. Then email help@t-bar.org to find out how to meet and adopt!

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Abby and Ernie are adopted! Hooray for Abby and Ernie for finding wonderful forever homes. Only four more puppies left in this litter of small dogs. If you’d like to adopt, view our adoptable dogs and email help@t-bar.org to arrange to adopt.

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Another puppy adopted. Monkey went to a fabulous home that loves him very much now. Hooray for Monkey! Would you like to adopt a puppy, dog, kitten or horse? Check them out at www.t-bar.org and email help@t-bar.org to arrange to adopt!

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