I haven't had enough time to read all of your comments on this mornings anniversary post but I have read enough to be completely blown away by so many of the kind words about our family. I love to read the stories of how our page affects your lives and reading the details of it all is just amazing to me. Nearly 800 comments came in on that post and you told us your story of how you came to follow us, but you also told us a little bit about your lives as well, which I loved reading.
People who have struggled with things that have affected their own lives from illness, sadness, pain and even death of loved ones, and with our page they have found a gentle place to land, that offers them a laugh, or a cry.
It seems fairly obvious that a Facebook page about dogs has turned into much more than that. The commonality is our love of dogs, but the big picture is the humanity that is felt and shared on the page every day. It is just a wonderful community that we happen to be the stewards of, all of the goodness comes from all of you with your caring, your sharing and in turn your donations that allow us to do the work we do.
We laugh, we cry and we are aghast at the inhumanity that the world shows us each day, but our job here is to try and rectify the abuse one dog at a time. We can't save them all, but we can all celebrate in the success of the ones we can, and together we all get to see the transformation, and the full circle from the brink of hell into a new life that seems to be heaven sent.
It might not seem like much, but in fact it's a ton, together we make the world a better place and make the awfulness of what we all witness every day feel a little bit better.
I thank all of you, and want you to know that your words that you write have an impact on us, just as much as what we do has on you.
Together we are strong, together we are one, what an amazing ride its been and we look forward to many years to come.
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We are a tribe of like minded souls that love dogs and each other. When one dog or person hurts, we all feel it. We rejoice and cry together. We are so very fortunate to have y’all as the foundation of our tribe! Thank you for all Lone Star Dog Rescue and Ranch founders, staff, volunteers, foster parents, drivers, etc. and the work you do. Y’all restore my faith in humanity.💓💓💓💓💓
You and your entire family are Just SO amazing and inspirational...you are the brightest spot on Facebook every day hands down ( or paws down) ... I hope you know how much joy and love you and your babies bring into all our lives !!! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️
I was amazed at the number of dogs you have rescued in such a short period. What a difference you have made in so many dogs and peoples lives, including those of us who just follow you.
Oh my gosh. The things you've put a smile on my face with. And made my heart hurt and cry like a baby. You kept me smiling during Irma. You've given thoughtful posts and taught us so much. And your boys are hilarious with their captions. It's just a delight. And you've enriched us all in so many ways. Thank you thank you thank you. Blessings. 🙏
I stumbled upon your page over the summer. Whenever I have a break during the day, I look through the pictures and laugh. We all dream awesome dreams and it is amazing to see people who dreamt, leapt and succeeded. Thank you for all you do for all of God’s voiceless creatures and for sharing your life with us.
Mooie and a tiny baby Pinkie Earline pup came up in my memories today. I cried all over again. And rejoiced in new life also. You are a great family to watch. I wish I lived closer because I would happily volunteer. Long commute from rural Upstate NY. As I watch these dogs and grieve the loss of my own over the years I try to remember that even if their time with you, or my family, is short, it is a good life filled with love.
The little peaceful face of love that totally impacts us all! You, Renee Eden, have given us all hope & a light at the end of the tunnel! My love & respect for all you & your family do & have done is beyond belief! Your page, pain, concern, love, tolerance of so much makes us all want to be right there by your side! As always I remain your friend! Thank you!❤️😘🙏🏻
I now have two rescued dachshunds because of what I learned from becoming a part of the village. Your dream has helped to rescue many more than you are aware of, as many of us believe in your dream but chose to adopt closer to home. I owe you and the village a debt of gratitude for all I've learned about the world of rescue... ❤️🐾
I had such a busy day today that I almost missed this post! What complete joy you and this page has brought to my life! My love for LSDR started with my favorite, quirky, beautiful and animated frenchie, Bea!!! I would come to this page daily, just to get my smile fix for the day! Then one day I saw the most beautiful baby ever, that to me was a miniature of the Queen...my sweet Tulip! I’m so happy and proud to say that I know and love this family. Not only have I gained Tulip, but I feel that I have gained a whole village of people who share a common bond with this family and with each other. ❤️
The first thing in the morning, before breakfast and coffee, I pull up your post. I cry, I laugh and I pray for all the animals you have rescued. I lost my little Zoey very suddenly in June and my heart is broken as she was my life and this is the first time I have not had a dog. I am 94 and I have outlived my knees and to old for surgery and it wouldn't be fair to the dog in case I didn't out live it. Your posts and the dogs that you rescue has helped me thru my tears which don't seem to stop. Everybody feels like family, though we have never met. I think the one thing we have in common is our love for animals. I would love to see those mills shut down and I believe in my heart that that day will come. So thank you for all the wonderful things you do to help these poor souls. Keep up the good work. We are all behind you. What a family, what big hearts, what a great job you are doing. Your have made this world a better place. Thank you.
You all are the foundation blocks of this fabulous Village of amazing people. I cannot believe how open, welcoming and friendly every single Village member and DRR volunteer is. Your events are like a family reunion where everyone in the family really likes one another! Thank you for all that you do each and every day. Love & Hugs from Monet and I. We love DRR!
You have made my life a better place by being able to follow the work you do. I lost most of my sight 6 years ago. I am now legally blind. Befire that I was very active in rescue and would drive dogs from our local shelter to pure breed rescues all over Texas as well as foster. Well of course that came to an abrupt end, through you I can still help and know the animals are being adopted out in the right way. Thank you for all you do and allowing me to share in a little of it.
Your post has been an inspiration to me. You had a dream and through hard work and determination, it became reality. I so appreciate you sharing the details with us. Love and hugs to you, your family, and your sweet Pack! 🐾❤️
Totally love you and your warrior family Renee ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤ ️Supporting LSDR has been the best thing I've ever done with my life. You give those of us who live with no hope a reason to believe things will get better. 🙏🏻. ❤️
Thank you so much for this page. Seeing what you do for these wonderful animals is inspiring. We lost our 4 year old Frenchie to cancer 7 weeks ago. It’s been devastating. Then I see the pics of these beautiful dogs and it brings a smile to my face 💕🐾
You and your family are true amazing hero's. All of you and the people that help at the ranch. Together with a Village like this we can move mountains!! And it all started with you and your dream and your love for animals!! You ROCK Renee!!
I loved reading your story too. I have often wondered how your family came to be with you in Tx. It is a wonderful thing to have a family business and have those precious granddaughters live so close. Thank you all for what you do and how you go about it. ❤❤❤
I’m always moved to tears by your posts, Renee. What a courageous warrior you are for your dreams and for these dogs. I feel honored to be a tiny part of you and your families dream. Rest well. Let a new year begin...
This was such a beautifully written post. I am a "Golden Retriever Girl," but I enjoy cheating by seeing and reading about all the sweet pups who have come to know what happiness is because of your rescue. May God continue to bless your efforts.
Thank you , Yes all us that love "Lone Star Dog Ranch " and it helps us put a smile on our face or lifts us up on a bad day , you are wonderful , keep your hearts strong , when you do your fantastic work ! ❤️
Look at that sweet little baby, all tucked up and snoozing free baby dreams. Or possibly dreaming of becoming Sheriff one day.
tha k you and your family for the work you do.Your compassion and love for the ones you are able to save is something we all admire.You do what you do out of love
Happy Anniversary from one of the first Villagers! Love you all and the Village. I usually read at night to put me in a good mood for sleep. Hugs to all!!! ❤️❤️❤️
I enjoy the posts so much and look forward to news from the ranch. It is wonderful we can share this all together.
All of you are a God sent to these babies who do not have a voice a chance of life of it was not for your help. Thank you for all you do. I hope to rescue one some day soon.
He’s the only one in the house that will sit and watch NASCAR with him.
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OMG, love that, congrats Truex, who is your driver Tator and Kirk
Love Nascar!! Great race today.
Way to go Truex!!
Well of course, he gets Daddy all to himself, lots of holdy....a great race, what more could two race car dudes want :D <3 <3
His face suggests he's merely going along and would rather soak his toe.
A chance to have his favorite person hold him! He has Daddy all to himself!
Tater is Daddy’s boy. He enjoys having his Daddy all to himself.
Those little pitters are safe & comfy up there. Safety first!
Love me some NASCAR.......we went in Vegas! Good work Tater!❤️🐾
I’d watch Nascar with you and Tater! Glad Truex won!
Love NASCAR and was happy Truex won!!!
Happy for Truex but maybe Tater was a Busch fan.
Less chance of his toes getting damaged up there, too. 🤣
Tater ain't no dummy he knows he's getting all of his Dad to himself love ya Tater
I'm really just here for the holdy and beer, mama
That is so cute! Are you sure he likes the races or just keeping his toes protected!❤️❤️
He doesn’t care what’s on tv he just wants holdy from his best buddy. ❤️❤️
Oh, Tater....you are such a Daddy's boy!
Tater is the cutest thing.
It keeps his toes nice and safe!!!!
Ahh that so sweet my husband was watching it too is tater a race car fan🐶❤️
Hey it was an emotional day! Jr’s last race is a big deal!!
He would do anything for his daddy.
Looks like he may just be listening to it....lol
Tater's smart. He gets all that time with Daddy!
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Welcome home Almond Joy! The start of your wonderful new life - happy days, sweetheart. God bless🐶💖😗
She will love that climate. Give her plenty water to acclimate. We just went to Colorado with both our bullies.
Welcome Home Almond Joy. You are forever loved. Enjoy your new life❤
Welcome home, Almond Joy. Colorado has a great weather. You'll love it here.
Beautiful home for a beautiful girl! Have a wonderful life sweetie!!
Welcome to Colorado, Almond Joy! ❤️
Yay!!! Happy life baby girl!!!
Happy life sweet girl!
Lone Star Dog Ranch added 4 new photos.
1 day ago
Holy Moly....all four of our family pics made the narrow down to 28 but we only have an hour to vote again to make the cut down to 12..
Come on village let's represent and make this calendar a huge success with all proceeds going to Dog Ranch Rescue
Voting closes tomorrow at 5pm CST
Go to the link and join if you haven't already and cast your vote..
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I have a strange question. I got a dougue from a breeder in Illinois.... I think the paperwork said he came from Lone Star kennel.... is that you guys ????? Would have been about 10ish years ago. I have a pic that showed the pup and a female but I can't seem to post it. Just wondered if it was you guys?
I could figure out to vote but do have a suggestion. When you print this calendar of Red Bears maybe putting their name on them as well. Laura & Renee. Just a suggestion.
Friends please join and vote for the dogs Renee commented on.
I was hoping Herc would have made the cut also...love that boy! ♥️
I think Travis is going to win:)
Voted...congrats on making the top chosen.
Surely Bernice can make since unusual color. I’ll join and vote
Where do I vote? I joined but can't figure where to go to vote.
Oh no. I missed the deadline for the second vote😱
Where do you vote the second time?
I love them all it hard to Pick just one.
Big Earl made the first cut too!
Done! The cutest babies in the bunch!
Love the red bears!!
How do you vote?
Just voted for all four!! Good luck!
Voted for them all 😘😘😘
How do we vote?
Darn, I'm late. Been working on my paper.
Done Good Luck
Peanut butter pretzels..
Who doesn’t like peanut butter pretzels??
Jimmy Bobby, that’s who...
He turns his nose up at them and Daryl Dixon thinks he’s insane!!
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And I thought my Bonnie was one of the only dogs who didn't like peanut butter. I wish I had a pic of her face when she gets it in her mouth. Lol
Chopper - white English bulldog who could've been related to Ed was so spoiled he would only eat chips if they had dip on them. Back then (60's) we didn't know not to feed our dogs bad food.
Just gave mine these for the first time. I'll never be able to eat these in peace again. #whatwasithinking
Our first bully would not eat french fries without the ketchup! He really only wanted the ketchup! He only got a bit of either
Our old dog turned up her nose at plain timbits..(little donut holes) ...most dogs loved them except our girl. Of course she also didn't like to eat her food out of her dish..but instead would pick up one or two kibble and put them on the dining room floor and eat them there,
Jimmy Bobby, I,too, think you are insane. 🤣🤣
my shih tsu doesn't like peanut butter either. I didn't believe such a thing was possible.
My husky won't eat anything salty
I've never heard of a dog that won't eat peanut butter!
I'm with you, Jimmy Bob. Peanut butter pretzels...ew.
Sam the Labrador loves these. Sadie Schnauzer not so much. She's happy with cheese!
We love those at our house!! Both doggies too!
Well, as the saying goes, one dogue's pretzel is another dogue's "meh". . 😀
Our dogs love them!! We get them at Sam’s
I love peanut butter pretzels!!!
Good to know. I wasn't sure if the salt was ok for dogs.
My Chip won’t eat peanut butter!
That is insane!
Yum! Look at those faces 😊
My ddb Clancy won't eat pretzels.
My pups love them!!
What beauties!!! 😍
I’m with you jimmy bobby yuck 🤢