Below is some information on each of the dogs and cats in our care. If you would like to help out by donating to sponsor one of them, we encourage you to do so! You can choose the amount you would like to give. $10 a month pays for toys and treats and fun; $20 a month includes heartworm and flea/tick control as well; $50 a month covers full care for one of the dogs. Sponsorship donations are tax deductible and your donation goes to help provide the very best care.
Liberty: Oh what a name..Liberty Lucia Bella River is an AKC registered Black Lab. (Think “Liberty Bell”) And yes, if you do well in math, you can see she’s not “older”. She was my first rescue lab – a re-home who was sent for board and train, and then her owner realized that she couldn’t keep her anymore. Someone reached out through a friend of a friend, I went to meet Liberty, and that was that!
Liberty is an icon here at GRS and is in the logo. It’s all about playing ball… She has been super with the older dogs and they are a solid pack. Liberty loves people and is extremely smart. She is always happy!
*Birthday: May 12, 2017
*Homecoming: February 9, 2018
Buck and Bridget: Because you can’t separate them! They are a bonded pair who have lived their lives together and were saved by the fantastic Fort Worth dog rescue, Allie’s Haven. There are different stories about how they ended up in a high-kill shelter --- that their owner died and his kids dropped them off, or that their owner was too infirm to take care of them and didn’t realize it was a kill shelter. Either way, Allie’s Haven swooped right in and saved them and flew them from south Texas to FTW.
B&B spent a year going to all the meet-n-greets, but no one adopted them. Allie’s Haven posted on Facebook “What does it take for an older lady and gentleman to get adopted….” And that was all it took. Within a week they were here at GRS. Within minutes they had figured out the dog door to the big backyard.
Buck, now known as “The Bear” because of a broken hip that was never set, and the way he lumbers when he walks, is happy to lie on the porch and watch the rest of us run around. He walks up the hill to the barn twice a day, and then runs back down with us when feeding is done.
Bridget was born to be a ranch dog. She loves riding in the Ranger and trotting alongside the horses on rides. And she plays ball with Liberty.
*Birthdays: June 2, 2008
*Homecoming: May 5, 2019
Daisy Mae & Stripe: our two barn cats. They came from the Weatherford Barn Cat program. The shelter helps evaluate what you need, brings the cats out with supplies and a kennel, leaves them for 2 weeks with instructions, and then comes back to pick up the kennel.
These two have settled into the job, but sometimes bring the snakes and mice INTO the barn to play with before disposing of them. Yuck.
Stripe doesn’t want anything to do with humans, but Daisy must have been a pet. She’s decided she should be a house cat (when it’s cold or bad weather) and has learned to use the dog door to sneak in the house.
*Birthdays: Unknown, but Stripe was likely late-2017
*Homecoming: January 30, 2018
We appreciate you taking time to visit our page to meet the amazing dogs and cats of golden reward sanctuary. (Visit our horses here). If you have any questions about sponsoring one of our animals or you know of an animal in need, please feel free to contact us.