12 hours ago
It has been an exhausting day, but it’s a day that we were so very ready to have come and go.
We started at 9:00 am with a team of volunteers to come and help with this enormous job of moving all of Julie’s belongings from the temp sanctuary and her storage facility to Julie’s new house. This upcoming job has caused Julie a great deal of stress, and I’ve tried to be her constant, telling her to just breathe and allow our village of volunteers to get this done.
Get it done they did, truck load, after truck load we moved it all. The temp sanctuary is completely empty, the temp yards are torn down and all fencing and fencing parts are stored in our barn, the entire temp sanctuary is ready to be taken off the property so that the brand new beautiful arch and gate can be installed at the Village Sanctuary at Dog Ranch Rescue ( we didn’t want to install the archway until this big trailer was removed from the property safely)
We are beyond excited about this, but I would like to take a moment to share with you our volunteers who came and made this happen today that we are so grateful for.
Jay and Liz Ross
Karla & Neil Beaty
Ricky & Terrie Barnes
Jen & David Alvarado
This was a big job, it was a heavy job and it was a job well done, we all worked our butts off for over 6 hours getting it all finished in the bitter cold. For a group of people to come and spend their Sunday working so hard to help just fills all of our hearts with gratitude. We simply cannot function on this grand of a scale without the help that our volunteers so generously offer to us and that’s precisely what they did. Like a well oiled machine that put their heads down and went to work…and boom it’s all done.
Julie cried several times today from the relief of this being behind her and now she can breathe and just enjoy her new home. There is lots of unpacking to do but that is a job for Julie because nobody wants someone putting your home together for you. Our volunteers have a good handle on running the sanctuary and Julie has been told to just let the volunteers take care of the dogs and get herself settled and breathe….
This has been a gigantic venture from the very beginning, and we have fought our way through from conception to completion and now Julie finally has a home…
All of us at Dog Ranch Rescue who work with the day to day, who work with the dogs, who run transports, who help with any and every aspect of this amazing rescue want to thank all of you out there in the village who wish you could help but can only donate, share, pray and cheer us on we thank you, we thank you, we thank you…
Our village should be proud, this is your sanctuary, this is your rescue and we are humbled by your continued support.
Good night everyone ... See MoreSee Less
I’m crying for you, Julie. You are a very special person and I’m glad I got to know you, here in MO. It is so obvious you have found your forever home and calling. You deserve this, so very much. 🤗😘❤️
If anyone had told me a few years ago when I started following your page that I would come to love and care about this family and group of villagers that I will probably never meet in person, I would have thought them they were crazy. But that is exactly what has happened. I cheer every victory and dog rescued, cry at every loss, laugh at all the antics and personalities and share the joy at each adoption. To be part of such a Village is a beautiful thing and helps me to see and appreciate the goodness and kindness that can be found in the unlikeliest places. Thank you all for being so amazing!!
I want to thank everyone for your help getting my daughter Julie settled in. You guys are just awsome. God bless each and everyone of you.
One of the absolute best thing I have ever done in my life is to become a member of this incredible village. Not only saving precious dogs but meeting my tribe....others like me and everyone always restores my faith in humanity 💜💜💜🤗
Every. Single. Day. I am grateful for this rescue and The Village who support it. So many times posts on this FB page are part of the best part of my day. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped Julie make her house a home.
This picture says it all. A picture is worth 10,000 words. I look at it and I can see first of all the Village coming together, I can see funds being raised to pay for the building. I can see items that were donated to stock it, I see volunteers signing up to help with the animals. I see a lot of people working together to accomplish all of this. Each being the voice for those who can not speak. I see a dream of a very special person, coming true and most of all I see a lot of love. If you build it they will come and they did. What a thrill. It makes my heart sing and I know all of you feel the same way. Good night everybody, peasant dreams and sleep tight. Remember to keep Spice and her adopted son in your prayers. Portland, Oregon signing off.
From the first post, first thought, first could we, should we, can we......to this! I of course have watched from AZ ...but I feel like I’ve been there for so much emotionally!!!!..Ohhhh congratulations ya all!!!!!!!!!
I wanna move to Anna Texas so I can volunteer. I make regular contributions but I wanna help hands on...😭😭😭 yes I’m whining.... what an amazing job was done today. I am in awe of y’all
A beautiful sight!! Thank you all volunteers!! Julie just rest and put your house together in joy and love. We thank you so much for your commitment to the dogs and DRR!! We love you!!
I am so glad to hear that Julie is in her home now. We are so grateful to have Julie as a part of the DRR team!
What a wonderful gift all these very generous volunteers gave to Julie today! Honored to be part of this village! Welcome home Jules ❤️
This is what happens when people work together, pray together, laugh together, cry together, and focus upon a cause that is bigger than themselves. This is what happens when people open their hearts, open their wallets, and understand with their intellect that there is a need that only love and working together can make life better for the innocent. What a tribute to our Creator who loves His Creation. Thank you all.
What an awesome day. I love working together as a team. This village is amazing. We did it!
Great job everyone!!! Welcome HOME Julie!
From clear out here in Nevada I've cheered, donated where I could and followed along the path to completion. I feel thankful to all the local volunteers for the physical efforts to get this huge task done. Julie....breathe and let yourself go at whatever pace you want to get settled in...
NOW Julie needs to do the required steps to become a naturalized Texan! LOL
The house looks perfect next to the Santuary. Julie, you work so hard and I know it's a lot of work organizing a new home, but enjoy it. You deserve it.
The best is yet to come...great job everyone...
Congratulations on completing yet another milestone in the journey of your amazing organization. Simply Amazing ❤🙏❤
Makes me so happy to see this dream of Renee's come to complete fruition. Julie, welcome HOME! Hats off to all the volunteers. Amazing village we have!!! ❤️
Wow, what a great job by everyone. Julie, welcome to your new home and this next chapter of your life. It will be a very rewarding adventure. Thanks to all of you that helped her today. I'm sure it was overwhelming for her. Thank you village for making it possible.
What a beautiful sight! Welcome home, Julie and thank you to all the volunteers today! WOW!
Great job and well done ladies, gentlemen, and the four legged helpers!!!!
Congratulations to ypu all !! SO happy for Julie and now try and get some rest !!!
My heart is so full. LOVE this village.❤️
14 hours ago
I'M LOOKING FOR THE CHINESE FOOD WINDOW, IS THIS IT??? ... See MoreSee Less
I heard Chinese has lots of zinc....is this the right window ? 🐾❤️
Sorry buddy this is a salad bar only.
So darn cute! This window is for whatever you want, precious <3
Oh I absolutely love this little man.
💕💕 With all that he's been thru he deserves some Chinese food!! LOL 💕💕
Give that boy some lo mien!
He is the cutest little guy ever!!! <3 <3 <3
"3 doors down" lol
Chinese or anything else you are in the mood for!
Love love love ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Too precious 💗💗💗💗💗💗
How can one resist that sweet face!! Give him a egg roll or a fortune cookie!! 🥢🥢🥠🥠
Fraid not. They never show up no matter how many doggies wait for egg rolls. :-(
Yes, our special today is Zinc Wanton Soup!
Lots of Hugs and kisses Handsome 🧡🧡🧡🧡👄👄👄👄
He is just so precious!
The chinese food comes from a hole in the ground under a certain bench in the yard. Best ask Bea where ir is, since she maintains close contact with the chinese on the other side of that hole.
Squee! This little face is irresistible!
I’d recognize those fringed bat ears any where! I hope JM has found which ever takeaway window he desires. Emil’s in Grayslake, IL, has some very good breasted chicken.
What ever you want sweetie. Your wish is my comand.
I just love this little man 🥰🥰🤗
Yes! And the Chinese food comes with zinc, just for you xx❤️
Ooh! Good thinking John! Maybe now with the sanctuary set up, the Chinese delivery guys can actually come!!! Cross your toes on that one! The egg rolls are the best!!
Love that sweet little dog.
It's under the bench 😉❤👍
15 hours ago
If Gladys hides in the cart that means you can’t see Gladys right? ... See MoreSee Less
If it were Ed, she'd be SHREDDING the box, not "invisible" in it!!!
Oh my looks like a (very large) 🤣cat got into the sanctuary!!!
What Gladys? I see no Gladys.
Maybe she's got "The One Ring"! Lol
Bulldogs are sooooo good at hiding 😉❤😁❤
‘Protect From Heat’ on the box she’s in 👀 I think she’s telling y’all something 😂
We can’t see you hug wr can hear you 💜🐾💜
Oh absolutely “right”. She enjoys watching whats happening, confident she is unseen. And, she feels secure and safe in the box.
Hellos Gladys What are you doing there?
I love you Gladys!
I'm sorry, but all I see is an empty box. It's a cute box, though.
Gladys, where is Gladys??
But be careful you might miss something.
Is Gladys ready for a move?
I must be missing something here. You are talking about Gladys being in a cart, but I see no Gladys...hmmm is this like where’s Waldo and you have to look really close?? Lol. Gladys I just love you to pieces!
hunnnn, i can see you :)
Sweet baby girl muah
Lone Star Dog Ranch & Dog Ranch Rescue added 2 new photos.
16 hours ago
The biopsies on John Merrick have come back and he does in fact test positive for zinc responsive dermatosis. This is very good news and he is already taking a once a day supplement of zinc. They want us to be washing him and soaking his face regularly to keep this crust from getting more substantial like when he came to us.
They said they want him to come in for a recheck in 3 to 4 weeks and it will take multiple weeks before we see if he will respond to the zinc supplements. The one thing we have to be concerned about is if his GI tract doesn't absorb the zinc and with that it appears that he may have to have zinc injections to keep his body in good working order. We are very optimistic with this news that we can turn this little man's life around.
In regards to his cleft lip I will consult with our specialists about it, but the bottom line to me is if it doesn't bother him, if he can drink and eat okay and it doesn't cause any problems for him then the cleft lip stays and we won't pursue trying to fix it, I for one find it extremely adorable.
It will be a joy watching his little face heal, day by day.. ... See MoreSee Less
The lip gives him a cute Elvis snarl look. LOL
He is beautiful. Beautiful comes in many incarnations. All you have to do is learn to recognize it.❤
Unbelievable difference already ❤️ You are amazing ❤️
Even if he does need injections, there is a family out there that would be able to handle that... especially one with a pack Mama who is a nurse!!🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️We need another boy to add to our crazy Frenchie house!!💗💗🐶🐶
Such good news, so happy for this little man. I fell in love with him on day one.. I agree with you and think his cleft lip is adorable!!!
He has an Elvis lip 😉 Super cute little guy
He looks amazing already! What a difference love and the rught treatment can make. ❤
That is wonderful news for Cute John Merrick!❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️
Healing prayers for this beautiful baby, hope the supplements do there job! The cleft palate makes him very endearing to me, and gives him special character! We will love him no matter what❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼
👏💕 He is healing inside and out. I agree..he's such a cutie as is with his cleft lip!!! God is good for he brought him to the best!!! Thank you for helping this handsome guy!!! 💕
I know that dog shampoo and human shampoo pH is are different but they make zinc shampoos for people with scalp disorders is it possible to have such a thing for Animals because it is absorbed through the skin
I love those little toothers !!
great news his lip is precious once all the yuck is gone hes going to be the cutest little bulldog ever. with a sweet Frenchie smile
He looks so good already!
I like the look of his lip as long as he can eat and drink fine. Then again I adore my mutts severe under bite lol
His little cleft lip is so precious. This boy totally has my ❤️
I thought it might be a zinc deficiency! Yay, that's good news.
He’s precious.....good news John Merrick....Hooray🎉🎊🐾❤️
Katie Elliott Dees, my baby boy! I love him so much!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ yay!!! So happy this sweet boy is going to be happy and healthy VERY soon!
Great news for this little fellow!
That's great news!! I find his lip very adorable....kind of an Elvis Presley look!!!😊😊😊❤❤
He is adorable. I completely agree with the cleft lip, if it doesn't bother him or cause an issue, no reason to get it "fixed". 😃
Zinc supplements makes me lose my ability to taste
I wonder if that happens with dogs
He looks 100 times better in the short time he’s been in your care. Better days ahead John Merrick 💜🐾💜
That's good news! I'm assuming you have him on a really good probiotic to help him assimilate nutrients, right?
17 hours ago
What's cuter than a warm Apple ? ... See MoreSee Less
😍 OMG...SUCH A CUTIE!!! I LOVE THIS PIC!!!
Such a beautiful girl!
Apple......you just look delicious.....lol
Pure sweetness 😍
Omg she’s a doll!!!!
You look so pretty in your nice sweater little Apple.
She is too sweet. Nice sweater you are sporting!
What a doll!!
What a sweet face you have, Apple. 💕🐶💕