Dec, 2019 : Last week, we were looking for a foster for our senior shepherd Xena as her foster mom was leaving for holidays. But Xena had stolen her heart so fast, that she arranged to include Xena in her holiday plan so that she would not have to return to boarding anymore.
In the meantime, our transport coordinator Darlene showed her pictures and video to Pilot n Paws volunteer Tony, who donates his time and plane to transport rescue pups to safety by air. Tony and his family have been looking for a senior shepherd since the passing of their senior baby, and Xena turned out to be the perfect match.

Overnight, their application was processed, health certificate done, flights coordinated and Xena's dad and sister flew in from Minnesota to take her to her forever home where the rest of their family were anxiously waiting to welcome her.

We couldn't have asked for a better Christmas gift!!!!

Thank you everyone who helped Xena travel from deathrow to paradise, from being abandoned by her previous owners after years of loyalty to being found by the perfect family that she so deserved. Despite everything she endured, Xena taught us how to enjoy each minute of life, without complaining. We are so excited to have been a part of her journey and to be able to watch her blossom into a super sweet, playful puppy. Happy Tails, Xena! We love you. ❤️

To make this an even more of an uplifting news, Xena's spot in her foster home went to Gary, the 5 year old adorable bully who desperately needed a home this holiday. While Xena would keep chasing her foster mom's cat, Gary has always lived with cats and leaves them alone.There are many dogs in Houston looking for a safe haven.

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Joyce finally reunites with her dad Joe in NJ.



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July 30, 2020 : Save Some Souls received a senior pug who was found on the streets. Because of her microchip, we could reach out to her father, and learned that she was Joyce, one of the two pugs, stolen from New Jersey in 2018. Joyce's dad Joe Savaca had been looking for his two beloved pugs for 2 years.
On Aug 14, with the help of the fantastic group Pilots and Paws, Joyce left Houston to go home to New Jersey where an entire family awaits her with bated breath.

Meantime, her brother Basil is still missing. We need help to find this sweet black pug, who is now 10 years old.

There is a possibility that Basil might be in the same area where Joyce was found, near South Houston. If you have any knowledge of Basil, or you would like to help in searching for him, please contact us.

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