My name is Thatcher!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Thatcher
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Red Collar Rescue

Facts about Thatcher

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9987415

I am a VERY SPECIAL BOY!! I have quite the SUPERDOG story. So, here it goes… it’s a bird, it’s a plane….no it’s me THATCHER!!! I was picked up as a stray and found myself at BARC. I was injured in the worst way.  I had two very large holes the size of an adults fingers in the hard pallet of my mouth called oral fistulas. They were not a birth defect, but from a trauma.  The fact that I was still alive was a true MIRACLE! Everything that went into my mouth whether food or water travelled thru the holes in the roof of my mouth and either out my nose or into my lungs. I was very skinny because not much made it to my stomach. But I still had a waggy tail and soaring spirit!  I had surgery the next day and went into a foster to heal. It took a while for my mouth to heal. But don’t worry I have made up for lost time.  I am now officially a FOODIE!! I especially love Peanut butter.

During my recovery Mommers (my foster mom) realized that I had an eye issue…so, off to the eye specialist I went. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with SARDS (Sudden atrophy retinal detachment syndrome). Which means I am going blind and there is nothing that can be done to help my sight. I am taking a supplement in the hopes that it prolongs my vision as long as possible. However, eventually I will be blind. The good news is that this disease is not painful. Not to worry this condition has not slowed me down one bit! I can currently still see and when the different light of the day changes I am very good at using my other senses to navigate. I can find Mommers anywhere! My Eye doc says I need to find a loving home while I still have sight so that I can learn to maneuver my new place.

You ask…what do I need? I am seeking a good forever home that has stock in Peanut butter! My new family should love to cuddle, play occasionally and want a new shadow…er best friend. I would not mind being an only child (more love for me!) but if I am joining another doggy they need to be calm. Hopefully, my new family will love food as much as me

I am the sweetest boy with a joy for life.  I am always smiling, super friendly and deserve the best home after all I have been thru. Is that your home? Email to meet me.


Age: 3 yrs 
Weight: 65 lbs.
Dogs? ok (calm)
Kids? ok (calm)
Cats? unknown
Needs foster? no

About Red Collar Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Red Collar Rescue is an all volunteer 501 (3)(C) animal welfare charity dedicated to providing rescue services, medical care, foster care, training and adoptive placement to stray and abandoned dogs and cats in Houston and surrounding areas.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Red Collar Rescue holds two adoption events each month.
Date: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Petsmart, I10/Taylor, 1907 Taylor, Houston, TX

Our Adoption Process...

Red Collar Rescue works hard to find the perfect home for all the dogs and cats in our care. Listed below is the sequence of events that we go through to assure that our pets and our applicants are the perfect match for each other:

1. Fill out and return our adoption application form.

2. After receiving your application, we will verify with your vet the care on your current or previous animals.

3. We will contact you to discuss your current situation and which pet you are interested in adopting.

4. After discussion, we will arrange a time for you to meet your prospective new family member.

5. If the initial meeting goes well, we make an appt and bring the pet to your home to meet all family members - human and furry.

6. Upon agreement by all parties, the adoption is finalized by signing the adoption contract and making an adoption donation for your newest family member.