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Sweetpups of Texas

Hope Is Where the Heart Is

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 A Rescue and So Much More! 

#TEXASDOBETTER | Official Merchandise | Bonfire

Visit our Merchandise Store... for shirts and more!

Order your shirt today and help us make a change in the lives of many more Texas dogs! Seven styles available in a multitude of pleasing colors. We were even able to get the A&M maroon for some of them. No "burnt" orange but there's an orange! Whatever your style, whatever your favorite color, wear this shirt with us and help support our transport program while opening doors of opportunity to share the plight of Texas dogs with those who are unaware. We MUST do better! Texas is better than this! Please note our motto at Sweetpups is "Where every dog matters" but this is now modified for our Texas campaign and says UNTIL every dog matters. It isn't enough to know we value all dogs here at this rescue, we must value them across the great state of Texas to make a difference!


Texas leads the nation in euthanasia and that's just those that are reported. There are so many more that are shot, starved, die of disease, and are abandoned down dirt roads and on the highways. We MUST do better, and the first step is to raise awareness of the problem so we can change. #TEXASDOBETTER helps raise that awareness helping make it possible to continue moving Texas dogs to safety through our transport program. Your purchase can make a difference in the lives of many. Imagine the conversations this shirt will open, allowing you to speak for those who have no voice! This shirt IS their voice! We will have more "Texas" information posted on our website throughout this campaign. UNTIL EVERY DOG MATTERS.............

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PLUSH PUPPIES are now available at the following locations with net proceeds to Sweetpups! 

Dowlen Road Location in Beaumont, Texas
Mid-County Location on 365 in Nederland, Texas across from Central Mall.  

Can't make it to one of the locations that supports Sweetpups? Click to place your order with us and we can ship as long as they are available.

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At Sweetpups Rescue and Sanctuary, we feed a minimum of $150 worth of food each day, not including the special needs diets that many of our dogs are on.  With donations being at an all time low and expenses being at an all time high, we are seriously struggling.  A simple donation of a bag of food can mean the world to so many!  
By clicking the link below, you can easily send food from our Chewy Wish List and help us save another life and fill a hungry tummy.  

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Hope Beyond Measure

When others give up, we step in.  Mid October found us picking up a little stray dog that seemed beyond help.  She was at best, hours away from death.  Rushing her to the vet, we knew the odds were against her and almost resigned ourselves to the idea that she had no hope for recovery, weighing in at only 14 pounds, labored breathing, white gums, and no strength.  Days of treatment, emergency surgery for pyometra, and a blood transfusion found her steadily slipping away.  Her red blood cells were fading and now were in the single digits while the white blood count soared to an unbelievable count of 169,000.
We made the decision to move her to the Medical Center at Louisiana State University and although she was immediately hospitalized, extensive testing began to discover the cause of her condition.   Outwardly, it appeared she would need to be euthanized but we could not euthanize her without finding the cause.  Was this some treatable condition or was there simply no hope of recovery?  As always, we held onto hope, knowing that she, like so many other dogs, deserved a chance. What joy flooded our heart when we found she was treatable and the cause of her condition had been caused by ingesting ticks.  iCarley had injested an infected tick Gulf Coast Tick (or ticks) and was suffering from Hepatozoonosis.  iCarley had both kinds of this disease along with Anaplasmosis, Babesosis and Rickettsia and is a high heartworm positive.  While treatable, her condition will remain with her for the rest of her life and she will need to remain on medication and under the care of internal medicine specialists.  
Who knew ticks could be so deadly?  Reports tell us that Heppatozoonosis without treatment is fatal within a year.  We are convinced she was on day 364. 

DID YOU KNOW...... and infected tick will spread it to their offspring, causing an outbreak among local tick population? 

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Her strength begins to return

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Hope restored

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Scentsy For The Dogs

Order your Scentsy with Sweetpups where 25% of your purchase price goes to medical needs of rescue/sanctuary dogs!
Order ANYTIME!  We have an ongoing party open for the rescue dogs and are an authorized distributor for Scentsy.  Why shop anywhere else? 

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Available Adoptable Dogs

When You are Ready, We Are Here!

Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives. From the moment we started our work in 2000, we understood that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Sweetpups Nation Rescue and Sanctuary. We strive to make a positive change in all of our pursuits.
All our dogs are located in Texas, with most housed at the Rescue/Sanctuary until homes are located.  All our pets are spayed, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, heartworm tested/treated and on prevention.  We provide transport to point on the East Coast and travel as far north as Bangor, Maine as weather permits.  Our work cannot successfully continue without homes.  The dogs normally move quickly as it seems a lot of folks want their very own "Sweetpups", therefore, if you see one you are interested in, we encourage you to pursue adoption quickly.  

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Lady Blu

This absolutely stunning little lady is looking for a place to rest her head.  Found in a local pound with infected skin and missing hair, heartworm positive and totally broken spirited, we welcomed her to Sweetpups.  
Lady Blu has been nothing but a true lady since arriving, gets along well with other dogs, loves people and doesn't seem to mind the cats.  
Lady Blu is now through with all her vetting that included heartworm treatment and is asking anyone that would like to offer her a home to complete the application.  
4 years old, short and stocky and weighs in close to 45 pounds.  She would be easily classified by many as a "pocket pittie" but we simply call her amazing! 

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Alligator Bait Puppies - Adopted

Trace and Tolkien are the only two pups left from the Gator Bait Pups as the rest have been adopted. Yes, they truly were being used as such in a local canal but thanks to a fisherman and Mr. Sweetpups, all were brought to safety. They are fiercely loyal and work to protect their "flock" which is comprised of their chosen people. Not aggressive but protective in nature, as is their breed. Very playful and can be somewhat rambunctious but the love they bring, along with their stunning beauty, makes up for that!
Just enough Pyrenees, just enough Aussie , make these the perfect breed! 
A snow squall outside. A roaring fire within. And your large, fluffy canine companion rests close by, warming your feet—or perhaps your feet are being guarded? The Great Pyrenees breed was born to sit watchfully, waiting for predators to pounce. While there may be little danger lurking between your couch and TV, this Pyrenean mountain dog is still ready to serve courageously, no matter the task. Independent of mind yet gentle in soul, the Great Pyrenees dog is a beautiful, majestic creature with a coat to die for. You’ll never need another pair of slippers again.

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Trace - Adopted!

Ever curious about their surroundings, they check out everything that is new.  That is a trait of the breed.  They use those noses to examine everything just to make certain it is acceptable and not a danger to their "flock".  We have learned just to hold new items (and new dogs) still untill the Pyrenese inspection has been successfully completed.

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Tolkien - Adopted!

This guy is intuitive and loving to those he calls his own.  In typical Pyrenees fashion, he is protective, a bit suspicious of strangers, super intelligent and energetic.  Just enough Pyrenees, just enough Aussie to make this a perfect dog! 

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Thank You!

Doing More Together
Check Out Some of the Businesses that Help Support Us! 

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The great groomers at Pawfection often do our pups that are in need of a spa day.  They love the pets AND the people who own them and might I say, they are a "cut" above?

Cane's has never disappointed us, from their tasty chicken to their love for animals in need.  We look forward to more opportunities to work with our local Cane's to save more dogs.

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The Mailbox connection in Lumberton, Texas has been our go-to for years when we need assistance with anything from mailouts to copy services.  

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More Ways To Help a Dog in Need!

Have some chicken and tell them Sweetpups sent you!

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Partnering Works!

Sweetpups and local Cane's Restauants have been together for several years now, working to make life better for pets in need. 
With the sale of Plush Puppies and other fundraisers, we estimate funds have been generated to vet approximately 100 dogs!  

Don't you need to visit Cane's today? 

TWO GREAT Local Locations: 
Dowlen Road in Beaumont, Texas
Mid County Location -- HWY 365 in Nederland across from Central Mall

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HOP on over to the Ways To Support The Cause and let's get started helping more dogs in need!


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Help Feed The Pups!

We feed over 100 forty pound bags per month in addition to special foods and spay app 40 per month.  Many of those funds come from our active auction page, completely run by volunteers with donations coming in from our supporters!


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Reinforcing our Commitment

And yes, we rescue!  Many of our dogs are found after they have been abandoned, some are off death row, some are owner surrenders.  While our initial goal is to keep pets in homes, given the large number of unwanted pets in our area, it is just not possible all the time.  We house a minimum of 100 dogs on the Sweetpups property, which changes substantially with every natural disaster in the Gulf.  Every dog receives the utmost care, is thoroughly vetted, and is assessed as to the home needed before being offered to adopters.



One Step at a Time

Sometimes an animal comes to us with special needs that greatly diminish its chance of successful adoption, whether long-term medical, emotional, behavioral, or simply age.  These dogs may enter our Sanctuary Program to live out the remainder of their days, however long that may be, in Sweetpups style.  We have worked very hard to provide a life of comfort for these dogs that deserve to be happy and loved, but for some reason may not be a fit in a typical adoptive family.

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Spay Program

Helping The Community

ONE female dog and her offspring can produce over 67,000 puppies in a 6-year time frame.  Realizing that we will never be able to rescue all the puppies in need, we can greatly reduce that number by working with the owners.  We began the Spay Program to work with the underserved community, providing low to no cost spays, decreasing the number of litters.  We believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and invite you to donate to this cause!

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Reinforcing our Commitment

We saw the need to add a transport service to Sweetpups and make monthly trips to northern locations to move dogs into new homes.  Some dogs will go to our partner rescues in other states but many go directly into approved homes.  The dogs travel in style in "Sapphire", the transport van, and are tended around the clock until they arrive at their new destination.  We invite other rescues to take advantage of our services when possible.  Our cost to transport is roughly $100 per dog, made possible through your donations.  Such a small price to give a dog a new life!

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Along with all of our community efforts, the founders of Sweetpups publish an online magazine! Dogwood Digest contains travel stories, dog stories, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

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Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

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Partner with Us

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Sweetpups Rescue and Sanctuary an even better Animal Rescue Service than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Sweetpups Rescue and Sanctuary. Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer today.

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Shop For The Dogs

This is the beginning of our dream in which community donated items are sold/auctioned to support our community programs.  We hold weekly auctions and "Buy It Now" events to earn money for the care of animals in need. Check us out and follow along on our FaceBook page!  Just click!

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

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Contact Sweetpups Rescue and Sanctuary

1065 Evangeline Ln
Vidor, Orange County, TX 77662


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