Upcoming Event: Horse Clinic with Juan 2015


TBAR is happy to announce our next clinic with Juan Vendrell of TC Ranch Horsemanship. Juan will be teaching Natural Horsemanship methods in roundpenning, desensitizing, haltering and saddling horses.

There are only 8 spots available if you want to bring your horse to train, so be sure to sign up here! tbarwithjuan2015.eventbrite.com

Participants (with Horse): $80
Auditors: $20 (there are plenty of auditor spots)

Please bring lawn chairs for sitting. Clean coggins required for all horses attending

Read more about Juan on his website: www.tcranchhorsemanship.com

Recap: Chili Cookoff 2015

True Blue Animal Rescue, with the help of the Independence Harley Davidson dealership in College Station, hosted the Iron Horses Chili Cook off on January 24, 2015, to help raise money for their mission of saving hooves, paws and claws. After three days of solid rain the sky finally decided to cut the Brazos Valley a break and the event went off to be a hit.

TBAR volunteers had to quickly regroup once the field we normally use for the cook off was found to be flooded and too muddy. With some fast thinking from Heather Beran the event started on-time with TBAR setting up the silent auction, raffle table, sales area and the dogs that were up for adoption. New things added this year were the kissing booth featuring TBARS’ favorite pup, Stumpy (sometimes called Moose) with our latest volunteer, Kalvin Doyle. We also had wonderful face painting done by volunteer Ellen Spahni! While the cook off was underway TV station KBTX came out and spoke to TBAR president and founder, Melanie Deaeth.

Thanks to many donations the sales table was also a hit selling a number of dog beds, collars and cute dog and cat outfits. While the event helps raise money, it is also a great time to meet potential new volunteers, new fosters or just get the message out about what the TBAR mission is all about.

Not only that but people could eat chili or buy the BBQ sandwiches that TBAR was also selling to raise funds for animals in need. Wonderful live music was provided by the band Leannasaurus Rex, that is a TBAR favorite to have playing. Thanks to all the TBAR volunteers, new and old, this year’s chili cook off was a smashing success. We want to thank all of the people that help us make this happen and thank those who showed up to help support our cause by opening your wallets and hearts.

Everyone’s hard work and time will go a long way for many animals in our care. We hope to see you all again next year.

Upcoming Event: Chili Cookoff 2015!

TrueBlueAnimalRescueEventChiliCookoff2015Mark your calendar for our Annual chili cookoff sponsored by Independence Harley Davidson. This event it a lot of fun! Lots of chili to eat, BBQ sandwiches, animals on site and an area for kids.
We are still looking for vendors (free spaces) more chili cookers, and we welcome other rescues to set up an adoption day for them! Please contact if you’d like to participate: help@t-bar.org or 936-878-234

Riding Lessons with Juan

When Dale and Melanie aren’t busy taking care of rescue animals they enjoy taking lessons with Juan Vendrell of TC Ranch Ventures and riding them. Before the lesson Juan spent some time with rescue horses, Comanche and Rock, in the roundpen getting them ready to ride. Riding lessons with Juan are $55 an hour. Juan is a horse trainer too so he’ll work with you and your horse so you can both learn together. For more information go tohttp://www.tcranchhorsemanship.com/
We also have a clinic planned for Feb 14 with Juan at Tbar ranch so mark your calendar and watch for more info on that coming soon!

True Blue Animal Rescue Brenham Christmas Parade 2014 Results

Christmas Parade Results

True Blue Animal Rescue Brenham Christmas Parade 2014 Results


Thank you to everyone who came out to the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade last night! TBAR received honorable mention for “Best Overall” float! All of our volunteers had a blast decorating and walking in the parade, and little Moose is demonstrating how exhausted everyone was after the night of fun!

TBAR at Brenham Christmas Stroll 2014

True Blue Animal Rescue Event: Brenham Christmas Stroll

TBAR at Brenham Christmas Stroll 2014

The Brenham’s Downtown Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade falls on the 2nd Friday after Thanksgiving each year. TBAR is excited to be participating in the parade with a float this year!

The Downtown Lighted Parade & Ice Skating is Friday, December 5 from 4pm – 7pm. It kicks off with the lighting of the Courthouse Square Christmas trees and continues with the parade through downtown with special guest, Santa Claus, showing up on a fire truck at the end!

Santa will be taking photos at the Gazebo, and there will be a 2,000 square foot synthetic ice rink, FREE, on the corner of Alamo and Douglass (across from Must Be Heaven) – skates are provided onsite. There will also be dance performances, live entertainment, Jingle Bell Market, and ‘Sip, Shop and Stroll’ in the downtown shops.

Event Announcement: Octoberfest Burton

BurtonFest 2014

Just announced! TBAR will be at the Second Annual “Oktoberfest Burton”, hosted by the Burton Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

This event is the Chamber’s main fundraiser for the year. Funds raised will benefit current projects aimed at the civic, economic, industrial, agricultural, educational, tourist and general welfare interests of our community. A portion of the entry fee for the Weenie Dog Races will be donated to True Blue Animal Rescue.

Gates will open at 3:00pm with a $5 gate admission. The Event will kick off with the Burton Cub Scouts Flag Raising Ceremony, followed by the Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg. Live German music and celebratory German Singing will conclude the opening ceremonies. The Running of the Wieners (Dog Race) will begin at 4:00p.m. Ladies Stein Races will start at 5:00p.m. and Beer Barrel Races will start at 6:00p.m. At 7:00p.m.,visitors can participate in Burton’s Biggest Chicken Dance. The LIVE AUCTION starts at 7:30p.m. Local and German Vendors will be selling their wares and fun and games will be available for the kiddos. Dress up in Lederhosen or Dirndl to enter the “Best Dressed German Lady and Man Contest”.

The John Holub Polka band will play under the big top from 3:00p.m.to7:00p.m. and Slim Bawb and the Stump Grinders will follow and play until 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy Authentic German Food & Ice Cold Brews while you polka through the night. We hope to see you there!

Event Recap: Fall Open House 2014

Last Saturday, August 30, TBAR welcomed the public to join us at Melanie’s home for an Open House event! Melanie has many puppies, dogs, and horses that she fosters (with her husband Dale), along with their own family pets and petting zoo. Visitors and kids enjoyed meeting the animals, hearing about TBAR, and even celebrating when one lucky horse got to go home with a potential adopter! If you missed out on this event, keep an eye open for our Family Fun Days, and our next Open House in the Spring!


Event Recap: Horseman Market Days 2014

Equestrian Market Day was successful for another year. This event was held at the Brazos County Expo and sponsored by The Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club. It’s a great opportunity for horse enthusiasts to buy things for their equine hobby at bargain prices. Even though it was hot, humid, dusty and a lot of work, at the end of the day, we want to do it again. For Tbar it’s a great opportunity to make money to help the animals. Thanks to the many wonderful people who donated horsey items for us to sell, we did just that. Lots of people stopped by to say hi and to browse through everything Tbar had displayed to sell and to learn more about rescue. This type of exposure is very important for the public as well as a learning experience for our volunteers. Thank you to all who braved the heat and worked hard to make this event a great success. The following pictures show a great turnout both from Tbar and the public. It is events like this that take lots of work and dedication from our volunteers, as well as officers and staff.