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#TEXASDOBETTER | Official Merchandise | Bonfire

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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.............




Making A Difference

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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.



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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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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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!



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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Eggnog is a beautiful young girl that was abandoned with her littermates at a local high-kill pound.  While all her siblings have found forever homes, Eggnog has stayed behind waiting.  It is certainly her time now! 
Eggnon is leash trained and kennel trained and is learning to sit for treats. She has had no accidents in her night time kennel and waits patiently for us to take her outside in the morning. Athletic and curious, this girl would be perfect for an active individual that is looking for a hiking buddy!



Sweetpups Rescue and Sanctuary knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through what we do.  We have saved, vetted, rescued, rehomed thousands since our humble beginnings in 2010.  
Well done is better than well said any day! We are a 501 (c) (3) and your donation is tax deductible to the extent the law allows. 

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Make Your Mark

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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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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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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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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 "But 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"

Vincent van Gogh



1065 Evangeline Ln
Vidor, Orange County, TX 77662


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