There are thousands more dogs than homes in East Texas.
For instance 833 dogs a month die in
Tyler-Smith County Texas with no chance of adoption. The SPCA of East
Texas is working to build a facility that will be nicer for the dogs and
open to the public so that the dogs will at least have a chance to be
Henderson County Humane Society has a
wonderful facility but they face the same problem. There are still many
more dogs than homes.
Dogs in our area are being euthanized by
the thousands to make way for the crushing tide of new dogs brought in.
These are purebreds, mixed breeds and puppies. Of course we must all
encourage spaying and neutering. But what about the dogs that are here
Homeward Bound K9 Rescue wants dogs to live. We believe that by offering
trained dogs, people will consider adopting more dogs into each household
AND the dogs that are adopted won’t lose their homes due to behavior
Who are you?
We are people who love dogs. We are owners,
employees and friends of Circle Star Pet Resort-one of the most
progressive dog training facilities in the country. We created Homeward
Bound K9 Rescue, a nonprofit division of Circle Star Pet Resort, to save
dogs lives. We are located in East Texas (between Tyler and Athens) on a
100 acre working ranch that is also home to Circle Star Pet Resort. We
have members from all over Texas and other states.
How does Homeward Bound
K9 Rescue save dogs? We
take dogs on death row; attend to any health issues, spay or neuter
them, give them all their vaccinations, test for heartworm and worm
them. Then we place them in our training house with a professional
trainer. Many dogs have never been inside a house before. We teach
them basic social skills like house breaking, crate training, how to
walk on a leash without pulling, not to jump or people or bolt out
What have you done so
We’ve rescued, vetted,
trained and found wonderful forever homes for over 70 dogs.