Dog Success Stories: March 1

A few more of our adult dogs were adopted this week! Cookie went home with the family that met her at the chili cookoff. Missy got a great home with a family that has 14 acres for her to run on and Benny is going to be companion to the couple in the picture with him. All three went off happily with their new family as if it was meant to be. Foster homes are just holding them till their person finds them and nothing makes us happier than to see them go home! If you’re considering adoption see if your dog, cat or horse is on our website www.t-bar.organd then call and let us know so we can put you together! ?
936-878-2349

Lily adoption update

Adoptive family update!ia We announced Lily’s adoption last week and were thrilled to see this picture of her with her new family. Thanks for adopting! If you’d like to see our puppies, dogs, cats or horses that are up for adoption go to www.t-bar.org and then email help@t-bar.org for more information on how to adopt.

Adopted Puppy Feb 22

The first one of our new puppies is adopted!! We still have 6 more of these medium / small breed puppies looking for a forever home. If you’d like to see them go to www.t-bar.org and then email help@t-bar.org if you’d like to adopt. Please share.

TBAR Rescue Horse: Ginger

Ginger was caught up in a fence wire that cut her belly open in several places. Thanks to some fast acting rescuers who got her to the vet to be stitched up she’s healing and doing better. She’ll be at the vet for another week to be monitored while her injuries begin to heal before she takes another trailer ride. The owner could not keep her so True Blue Animal Rescue committed to rehabilitating her but we need your help to pay the vet bills. Go to our website and make a donation to help Ginger. Make a note to let us know that your donation is for Ginger’s vet bill. www.t-bar.org

Tips For Relieving Your Dog’s Stress

Being a dog owner is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, but it does not come without its share of hard-work. Dogs can be incredible friends, and they can be a continuous source of joy and love for us humans, but they can also feel stressed out and anxious as well. As dog owners, we must be sensitive to our canine companion’s stress levels. If your dog’s behavior is slightly-off, stress could be the reason. Dogs are highly sensitive animals and get stressed in foreign situations, or if they feel uncomfortable, or in pain. You may notice a decrease in appetite when stress is the issue, a more isolated personality, your dog might act a bit more lethargic – or in some cases, even more antsy if they feel stressed. Noted below are some of the best tips for lowering your dog’s stress level.

Being There

Being with your dog is one of the greatest ways you can help them find calm, and reduce their level of stress. An article by the BBC shows that a dog’s brain reacts intensely to their owner’s presence, so keep in mind when your dog looks stressed, your being with them can greatly ease whatever discord they might feel. Dogs are biologically pack animals, so being with familiar faces really helps them find a sense of calm and relaxation.

Diet/Exercise

An anxious or stressed out dog might find comfort in a quick snack, or a bowl of good, natural food. There are many great dog-centric websites that list in-depth breakdowns of health concerns and personality traits of various breeds, even for the more obscure breeds. For example, check out this in-depth analysis of the Norwich Terrier, found by just searching the web. It is not the world’s most popular dog breed, but as this example shows, there is an exhaustive amount of information available on this breed, and we can access it faster and more efficiently than at any time in the past. The analysis linked covers everything from the basic physiology of the breed, to grooming tips, and even links exhaustively detailed descriptions of diseases that may harm the breed. The amount of information on this one lesser-known dog breed alone shows how incredibly useful the internet can be when we use it to understand our pet’s dietary/physical needs.

Petting

This goes back to the first point of the article. Your presence alone helps your dog. The BBC article went on to state that symbols of affection or approval (i.e. petting, speaking in a loving way) stimulates a dog’s brain in immense ways. So there really is a very positive neurological response from dogs when they are being shown love by their owners. And this is the key to calming an antsy dog down. Interaction. Dogs are social animals, they like to interact with life. Humans are the same. We feel bad when we have nobody to talk to, we crave affection just like our canine counterparts.

It is important to understand these above concepts if your dog seems to get stressed out a lot. Consult with your veterinarian about possible anti-anxiety medication for your dog if it becomes true issue for them. But on bigger note, be supportive of your dog, be mindful of their struggles. Their moods are largely built on your mood towards them. A little patience can go a long way!

Event Announcement: 2017 Spring Horse Training Clinic

Reserve your spot for our 2017 Spring Horse Training Clinic with Juan Vendrell! March 25th from 10am – 4pm

1/2 day groundwork and 1/2 day riding.

$100 for non-members
$80 for TBAR members
$25 for auditors all day

Please bring lawn chairs for sitting. Clean coggins required for all horses attending. Cost includes sandwich, chips and drink lunch.

Juan Vendrell of TC Ranch Horsemanship will teach Natural Horsemanship methods in roundpenning, desensitizing, haltering and saddling horses. Juan works with Alfonso Aguilar, Participated in the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Ft. Worth, TX where 5 – 6 year old mustangs are trained and shown and The Horseman’s Reunion in Paso Robles, CA, where twenty horsemen such as Martin Black, Chris Cox, Craig Cameron or Buster McLaury start forty colts in six days.
Juan holds clinics in Europe and the United States.

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Rescue Horses Cheyenne and Sonyador

Have you ever thought about fostering a horse? This family had very little experience with horses and were wondering the same thing. They finally decided to give it a try. It wasn’t easy and in the beginning they wondered if it was too much but the didn’t give up. They gained knowledge from horse experts and took their time with these two horses. Their time and effort finally paid off.
Take a look at Sonyador and Cheyenne sporting saddle blankets and saddles! These two horses came to True Blue Animal Rescue neglected and abused. After gaining weight they both had some training with Juan Vendrell but they weren’t saved until their foster home spent the time to build this trusting relationship with them. Save a life, foster or adopt a rescue horse! For more information go to www.t-bar.org and email help@t-bar.org or call 936-878-2349

Adopted Dogs Feb 8

We couldn’t be happier to have Roscoe, who had been with us a year, and Sally, who we had for months, adopted into wonderful furever homes!

Nothing makes us happier than to see these happy endings. If you’d like to adopt an adult dog, a puppy, a horse or a cat, check out our listings then email help@t-bar.org to arrange to meet and adopt!