Phillip Banks

Phillip, you left so suddenly.  One day not wanting to eat or drink, took you to the vet and you left us the next afternoon.  We were all so shocked.  Your kidneys failed so quickly.  Banks will miss you on our road trips. You two always had so much fun playing together.  I loved watching you two together.  I love you and miss you so much.  Until we meet again – Hugs and Kisses

8-9-01  —  5-8-14

♥ Mary

Martin (aka Marty)

It’s been a very tough couple of months for our senior pets and for some of our long-term foster families.

Martin (aka Marty) left us today after being diagnosed with pancreatitis. The vets thought they were getting it under control, but he took a turn for the worse today, and his kidneys failed.

Please keep his foster mom, Pat Rotundo, in your thoughts as she deals with another loss.

Godspeed, sweet Marty.🐾❤


Aissa May Bevelhimer

I do not have any eloquent words. My heart is shattered and forever empty, as I have let Aissa go this afternoon. It was a quality of life decision, as she was nearing her 16th birthday. From the time she was found in terrible shape at 12 weeks old until her very last breath, she was always a “good girl”. She was spunky, and stubborn, and such a Momma’s girl. When we went to training or the dog park, she never left my side. She was bouncy and happy, and did I say stubborn? We had a nice weekend where we went to the park and just sat. She got ice cream Saturday and then again today. She even had me laughing as we were on our way to the vet. I had also gotten her a cheeseburger, and as I sat some down on the console for her, she couldn’t see it well enough and tried biting my phone that was sitting nearby. My head knows I made the right decision to let her go now, but my heart is broken.

Karma Bevelhimer

Walter Bentley Adoption

Precious Walter Bentley, fostered by Kris Keesy and family, was adopted today by a sweet family with three fun children to play with.

Walter had been adopted and returned by another family, but their other dog did not get along with Walter Bentley, and the family felt that they had to return him for his safety and well-being.

His new family has no other pets so he will be getting a lot of attention and loving it!

Thanks to Kris and family for their patience, for taking him back in when he was returned, and for loving him. He will be missed!



Rocky had been left behind by his family, tied up and alone. He chewed his way out of his ropes only to end up caught in a fence. The Balch Springs Shelter and Richardson Humane Society saved him, and Stephanie and her family fostered him. In their care he went from 70 lbs to 120 lbs, his coat went from scruffy to soft and shiny, his eyes went from cloudy to bright, and legs that could hardly stand became strong. Thank you, Stephanie and family, for letting Rocky know love and security in his last years. Rest in peace, Rock

From his foster mom, Stephanie:  Many of you know by now that our gentle giant went over the rainbow bridge yesterday. I do not want to get in details here just because it’s so upsetting, but this one particularly stings to take him from such terrible shape to have him pass because I allowed him to swallow something. I would like to think he had a really good last 3 years. He ran the house and if my brother or I ever heard the bellow and weren’t in the room with him we were there in a jiff asking what do you want Rocky? I started asking how might I please you and courtesy and saying as you wish. Because who wouldn’t make this giant happy. He was calm and sweet and just wanted to be loved. He slept with a chi-weenie all day …another RHS dog Hobbs…and liked to go in the front yard and work with me as Hobbs incessantly barked.

Not that I don’t love the rest of mine, but my thought this morning was well damn I don’t have that dog to be so proud of anymore. Everyone was drawn to Rocky and for those that know my situation, let’s face it I drew my decade to have the crazies. Rocky was patient with them as well. 

What I do what you guys to know is Vet House is wrecked over this . They loved him. Dustin could use some love. Dr Filgardy LOVED Rocky too. She originally treated him at Vet House so last week when I took him to his appointment we actually stopped at AMC to see her after. She told me at the time she so wanted her mom to take Rocky. She thanked me yesterday for that visit as she consoled me. But one of the biggest heroes yesterday was the vet tech Michelle at AMC. She worked miracles to make sure he had a chance to even get to surgery. Please, if you are going by there seek her out and let her know she’s amazing.

I know so many of you don’t know me. I live up near Denton and I work weekends. But I also make room in my home for the worst cases because they are the best. Be proud to be part of this group. Attached is my daughter and Rocky. She will be 25 next week and is now working in a vet office. She was 11 when we started fostering with RHS.