12/11/2020-Our Fun Fact Friday for today is that it is Honor’s first birthday! She is such an amazing little girl, learning so many skills for her Veteran! It’s been so much fun training her and we can’t wait to follow her adventures year after year. We love you baby girl!
12/04/2020-Today’s fun fact is about service dog-in-training, Dax! Dax’s fact is that he likes to try to play with ducks but they end up chasing him away!
11/27/2020-Today’s fun fact is about Astrid! Astrid’s fun fact is that she will do anything for a ball!
11/13/2020-We currently have 16 Veterans in our Monthly Group Program and the number is growing! We are so honored to be able to help these Veterans train their own service dogs!
10/30/2020- It’s almost Halloween! It has been estimated that Americans now spend about 350 million dollars on Halloween costumes just for their pets. The dog is by far the biggest participant in the fall extravaganza, with the cat (especially the black cat) coming in a distant second. For all the money spent on the four-legged creatures, the pumpkin is the number one costume choice with the hot dog, pirate, bumblebee, and devil following in that order. (Thanks to Laura Murray for donating this sweet ballerina costume for Honor!)
10/23/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our President, Aaron! Aaron’s fun fact is that he has recently started sky diving and love it! His first jump was over the Hawaiian island of Oahu and he was hooked! As soon as the pandemic subsided, he will be back in the air!
10/16/2020-Today’s fun fact is about our volunteer, Mary! Mary’s fun fact is that before dogs-she spent years showing horses- of course always traveling with her German Shepherd!
10/9/2020- Today’s fun fact is about Veteran Jordan. Jordan’s fun fact is that she can play guitar, violin and piano!
10/2/2020-Today’s fact is less fun, more informative. Our beloved Traxx (the personal dog of our President Aaron) was in a high-speed car crash. Luckily Aaron had harnessed Traxx into place and it saved his life! Both Aaron and Traxx walked away from this crash. It is a humbling reminder to us how important it is for everyone in a car (both humans and pets) to wear a seatbelt!
9/18/2020- When Aric’s not spending his spare time helping train The Rescue’s service dogs or keeping up with the accounting as Treasurer he spends his days designing the infrastructure for hospitals and medical facilities as a mechanical engineer!
9/11/2020- While not a “fun” fact, it is important to never forget. Today we are remembering all the victims of 9/11 and we are remembering all the heroes who were there to try to save others. We are remembering the hero dogs of 9/11. When the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, nearly 10,000 emergency rescue workers joined in the efforts to help. More than 300 of those heroes were dogs. (Photo of Bretague taking a break from her work amid the rubble. She was the last known surviving rescue dog from 9/11. Photo: Andrea Booher, FEMA.
9/4/2020-Today’s fun fact is about our volunteer Stephanie! Stephanie’s fun fact is that she spent a semester abroad in the Greek Islands, where Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of her professors (International Human Rights), as well as RBG’s husband, Martin Ginsburg (International Tax Law)!
8/28/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our newest service dog Anubis! Anubis’ fun fact is she is our oldest service dog and is 11 years old! She certainly proves that old dogs can learn new tricks!
8/21/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our Secretary, Mitzi! Mitzi’s fun fact is that she is a Nuclear Medicine Technologist (but currently not working in the field)!
8/14/2020-Today’s fun fact is about our volunteer, John! John’s fun fact is that he played college football for two years!
8/7/2020-Today’s fun fact is about service dog-in-training, Bravo! Bravo’s fact is that while he has a million toys, he would rather play with rocks!
7/31/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our Director of Training, Sam! Sam’s fun fact is that she loves working out!
7/24/2020- Today’s fun fact is about one of our Veterans, Andrew! Andrew’s fun fact is that he was a “Greenside” Hospital Corpsman for 6 years and is excited to be learning new tricks during our Monthly Group Lesson Program!
7/17/2020-Today’s fun fact is about our volunteer Carlynn! Carlynn’s fun fact is that she and her husband just adopted two kitten this past May! Their names are Purrcy and Tootsie! (Unfortunately Purrcy broke his leg playing but will get his cast off soon!)
7/10/2020-Today’s fact is about Orbit! Orbit is one of our skill demonstration and socialization dogs. His fun fact is that his favorite toys are squeaky and he loves to run around his house squeaking them and showing them to guests!
7/3/2020-Today’s fun fact is about our Vice President Ken Frantz! Ken’s fun fact is that his goal as a foster dad to our dogs is to disprove the old adage that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks; because in his words, “I’m the old dawg” 🙂
6/26/2020-Today’s Fun Fact is about one of our Veterans, Jason! Jason was in the Marine Corps for ten years and was medically retired after a TBI where he lost all hearing in his left ear, had a brain bleed and fracture. Jason now work as an Admissions manager for a residential treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse!
6/19/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our volunteer, Thomas! Thomas use to complete in obstacle course races such as Tough Mudders!
6/12/2020-Today’s fun fact is about service dog Hailey! Her favorite activities are chasing and eating bugs, dancing and playing in the rain, playing, going for walks and hikes and making sure that no squirrels come near her family!
6/5/2020-Today’s fact is about first responder Brad. Brad joined the local fire department in October 2008 and was accredited state certified in 2009 and became captain in 2014 though January 2020 when Brad switched departments. While Brad is serving as a firefighter, his goal is to make awareness for our first responders with PTSD because it feels to him it’s something that always gets pushed under the rug.
5/29/2020-Today’s fun fact is about our volunteer Karen! Karen’s family moved every 2 years while she was growing up, but she have lived in Houston her whole adult life!
5/22/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our Founder, Laura! Laura was an assistant Harbor Master at the Rosario Marina on Orcas Island as a summer job for 3 years during college.
5/15/2020- Today’s fun fact is about our puppy-in-training, Honor! Honor’s fun fact is that she is a quick learner, but would rather spend more time playing and running around than being on a leash learning all the commands!
5/1/2020- Today’s Fun Fact is about our Veteran Cliff! Cliff’s fun fact is that his home was gifted to him by Operation FINALLY HOME and the Houston Texans! They surprised him on the field, during half time, at a playoff game. How amazing is that?!
4/24/2020- Our first Fun Fact is about our Director of Communications, Sarah! Sarah’s fun fact is that she use to work as a DJ and office intern for her college radio station WXAC 91.3 FM Albright College Radio! Her show was on Friday Nights and featured music from all over the world!