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.

Send us an email to to offer a shelter dog or stray their foster or forever home. To check out our adoptable dogs, click here.

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JETTSET is a 5 year old highly adoptable black chow chow mix, who was abandoned in the shelter with his brother Getset (renamed Buddy by his foster parents who adopted him.)

He is great with dogs and both housebroken and crate-trained. He is loyal, loving and grateful. He is extremely sweet, but anxious, due to the hardship and trauma he endured when his owners abandoned him, and his brother who he was bonded to, removed from him as his brother was urgent at a kill shelter, while Jett had to wait till his chip hold was over. He is at a fantastic foster home and his foster mom wants him to find a home where he can get all the attention he needs to turn into a confident dog. Black dogs are always overlooked at shelters and rescues. So Jett has not been lucky enough to find a home yet.

We are really hoping that he can ring in the New Year with his new forever family. If that is you, please send us an email to or to meet and greet with this handsome boy, please send us an application

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We could help Jax because Jacob and Carrie stepped up to save his life. In a month, they fell in love with him and adopted him. 
There are several needy pets in the shelter, who need a chance to be saved.

If you wish to foster any dog, please fill out the foster application and send it back to us at 
Fostering truly saves lives. Learn more about Fostering.