News and Stories from GDRNT

For a Happy July 5th! Prepare for the 4th!

GDRNT wants you to be prepared and protect your pets. Was thinking in a pandemic, with more people staying home and fewer events that July 5th will be slower for shelters. But it is 5 am on July 4th and just on my Next-door there are several dogs who have gotten loose during (illegal?) firework displays or parties.


GDRNT wants you to have a Happy FIFTH of July! Seriously. The 5th of July is single busiest day at animal shelters across the country. Fireworks and Cookouts are fun but can be hazardous for your pets. Loud explosions, flashing lights, open gates are just some of the hazards for your pet. Did you know that 30% of all “lost” animals annually occur on the evening of the 4th of July; most of these runaways could have been prevented with a few simple measures. Many animals are terrified of fireworks and even those normally unafraid of loud noises can find the barrage of lights and booms too much. So while you are preparing to enjoy your celebration take a few minutes to prepare your pets.

Remembering their Service This Memorial Day

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We can only do what we do, because others have given so much. We ask that this weekend you take some time to remember those who have lost their lives serving this Country.

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today.

The New Normal.. at Least for Now.

I wanted to update everyone on how we are operating under COVID Normal. There are some things we are doing and wanted to bring you all up to date.

Many of you may have noticed most of our larger metroplex shelters have diverted or completely closed intake during COVID. There are some smaller shelters who do not have that luxury and are still operating at 110% while trying to keep their smaller staffs healthy and safe.

NTXGiving Tuesday, May 5th

In these crazy times many of us feel the need to help others, and so very many of you are heeding that call. Shelters are clearing as volunteers take in new fosters. Neighbors are looking out for each other by buying extra groceries for those most at risk so they can stay home. Essential personnel are risking their health to meet the needs of their communities.

New Year, New Beginning

Traditionally the start of the new year resolutions are made symbolizing a fresh start. A time to wipe the slate and start fresh. Eat healthier, drink less, excessive more, and be nicer then necessary. Some resolutions will stick and others fall to the wayside.....

Every Day is a new beginning at GDRNT and responsible rescues.

Many of you have been following Tater Tots story on our Facebook page, or saw the story of Nebulous discovering toys, Kahl thriving after his Addisons diagnosis, watched “The Dude”, Duncan bloodum.

The Why of the Holiday Season

No matter if you Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus  or just enjoy the time with your family, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all peace, blessings and happiness. 

Rescue is hard (whips my butt regularly) but because of all of you we have been able to make a difference in the lives of so many pups and humans.   Yesterday we got an update from an adopter who adopted over 6 years ago. 

Santa's Veterinarian Clears Reindeer for Travel! Are You?

Santa, like all responsible pet owners, understands the importance of regular veterinary care! Especially if you travel with your pets. Prior to taking off Christmas night Santa made sure all his reindeer had complete health checks and where healthy for travel.

Give Thanks Safely.


GDRNT has many blessings that allow us to do what we do. We are very grateful to our fosters, volunteers, donors, and friends who know the importance of responsible rescue. So many people help us do what we do and we are so grateful.

Stormy at the Rainbow Bridge

I am not sure where to start. Sometimes rescue sucks....we all know that....... Sometimes no matter what you do the right thing is the one thing you least want..... but no matter how long we do this ... it still sucks.

Meet sweet Stromy.

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