Happy Tails & Success Stories

Here are some of our favorite transformations of 2017:


This poor little sweetie was brought in to the shelter with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  He was in very bad condition with mange, a skin infection, intestinal parasites and extremely under weight. Saving Our Companion Animals quickly pulled him to a wonderful foster family and began his medical care.  His transformation was remarkable and he was adopted to a great family!


Elliot was a senior found stray schnauzer brought to the shelter who had evidently suffered years of neglect.  He was so heavily matted we couldn’t tell what kind of dog he was and his nails were overgrown making it difficult for him to walk.  He also had a mouth full of rotted infected teeth making it difficult to eat. Saving Our Companion Animals Pulled this precious boy and began his treatment. Elliot was super sweet and had to be on antibiotics before he could even be fully sedated to be groomed.  His amazing foster fell in love with him and adopted him.  However, due to his advanced age and cancer, he only had 5 short months.  But these were the happiest days of his life and he crossed the bridge in his foster’s loving arms.


Our miracle boy Carl was a ‘community stray’ living in Needville that everyone would give food too, but belonged to no one. When they saw that he couldn’t walk and was dragging his back end, likely from being hit by a car, animal control was called and he was brought to the shelter. Saving Our Companion Animals quickly stepped in and brought him to a local veterinarian for x-rays and treatment. With a spinal cord injury, it was thought that he would never walk again and would always need diapers. We obtained a doggie wheelchair for him and started him on some medications. Amazingly, in his first foster’s home he started having control of his bladder, standing, and WALKING! This amazing boy went to a second foster home where he was adopted and is living a great life, even going for daily walks around the lakes.


Jenni was a very sick little kitty at animal control and was going to be put to sleep.  Saving Our Companion Animals pulled her from the shelter, cleaned her up, and treated her for a very bad upper respiratory and eye infection.  She blossomed into a gorgeous and healthy kitten.  Jenni was recently adopted into a great family.


Billy was at animal control with a broken jaw after being hit by a car.  Saving Our Companion Animals pulled him from the shelter and brought him to the hospital where his jaw was repaired.  We also found his original owner and reunited him with his loving family!  They are so happy to have Billy home.

We first saw Faith’s story on the news, and were heart-broken that someone could be so cruel to an innocent animal. We immediately reached out to SOCA-FBC to submit an adoption application.  After Faith healed from her surgeries and we completed a successful home visit, we were able to adopt Faith (renamed Tipper)!

It’s been 10 months since Tipper joined our family,  and she has been the most wonderful 3-legged addition to our family!!  Tipper has put on about 8 lbs. since we adopted her, and she is pure muscle!  Tipper and our other dog Tug are the best of friends, and she is very gentle with our cats.  Tipper loves each of our kids, but seems to have a special relationship with our toddler.  Tipper is super laid-back, incredibly sweet, and loves snuggling with us.  Her favorite activities are sunning herself outside on the patio, then getting in the pool to cool off.  She also loves sleeping on the couch (a lot), car rides, and has finally discovered dog toys and how to play fetch!

We did a “Dog DNA” test on Tipper and found out that she is part Boston Terrier/ Staffordshire/ Boxer – bully breeds are the best!!  We are so thankful to have Tipper in our family; she is truly the sweetest dog we have ever had! – Brooke Martin

Everyone had a great time at Clancy’s Public House in Richmond. 6 dogs were adopted and some much needed funds were raised! There is another transport to Kansas in the works!

Bittersweet goodbyes. Our amazing fosters send their temporary babies off to a better life in Wisconsin. 18 Dogs were transported on 3/27/16

SOCA-FBC transported grey mama A005817 and her puppies along with a few other pitties to one of our partner rescues out of state on March 22. We have word from the rescue that their nursery is already set up and they are anxiously awaiting their arrival. We are so happy that the whole precious family will be safe!