Heartbreaking: Scared and completely shut down puppy being returned to shelter by foster home



At the BARC Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, there is less and less chance of restoring an 11-month-old puppy's faith in people. Two weeks ago, Scarlett's foster parents saved the puppy's life, but they have since acknowledged that they lack the skills required to handle a dog this fearful and shut down.

Scarlet arrived at the shelter on May 10, 2023, as a stray. She weighed 45 pounds and was classified as a Labrador retriever mix. She first retreated to a shelter corner, refused rewards, and shuddered and trembled whenever someone approached her.


The dog was scheduled for execution on May 15, but a BARC foster intervened just in time to spare her.


And she's returned. It's not Scarlet's fault; she didn't realize that everyone may be kind right now. We require an experienced foster caregiver who can care for animals like Scarlett.


Please inform her situation to your social media connections, family, close friends, and respected rescue agencies. By sharing, lives can be saved.

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  • Anonymous June 8, 2023 at 8:39 PM

    This puppy needs so.much love and understanding.To the Shelter.Do NOT murder this baby.Kill shelters should be made illegal.No excuse

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    • Anonymous July 6, 2023 at 3:47 PM

      You are totally right!

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      • Anonymous July 6, 2023 at 11:00 PM

        Absolutely agree 💯

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        • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 1:48 AM

          Totally agree..pls stop animal killinhs, share and post so people around the world foster and care for them, they have life too like us created from up above...

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          • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 3:49 AM

            Totally agree, you are suppose to be saving these poor neglected and mistreated dogs. They have been in the hands of vile, evil, scum humans so YES it will take time to trust a human again and time is what they need, NOT AN EXECUTION DATE WTF. Save these poor beautiful scared fur babies, killing them is absolutely disgusting, Karma on you if you kill this sad but loving fur bubba

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          • Anonymous June 11, 2023 at 3:05 PM

            So should abortion on humans

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            • Anonymous July 6, 2023 at 3:24 PM

              Poor wee dog home he gets a home soo😓

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              • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 9:56 AM

                Oh shutup

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                • Anonymous August 25, 2023 at 3:12 AM

                  Shut your face.

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                • Anonymous July 6, 2023 at 5:01 PM

                  There is a special family out there for this special baby. God bless you sweet baby

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                  • Anonymous July 6, 2023 at 8:06 PM

                    Does this puppy have a home yet?

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                    • Anonymous July 6, 2023 at 8:27 PM

                      Kill shelters should be shut down

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                      • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 1:47 AM

                        ABSOLUTELY

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                        • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:58 PM

                          amen

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                          • Anonymous November 12, 2023 at 6:49 PM

                            Agree!!

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                          • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 1:34 AM

                            If I lived in Texas I would open my home for this fur-baby to recoup.

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                            • Anonymous October 31, 2023 at 5:30 AM

                              Me to.. I'm in fla

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                            • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:14 AM

                              As an experienced fostered of nervous dogs, I would suggest long term foster with someone who has another calm friendly dog to keep her company.

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                              • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:26 AM

                                I adopted a dog just like this one...I have had him for 6 yrs, I got him when he was one yr old. . All it takes is love and patience ...Please dont' put him down..I live in Kentucky.

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                                • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:34 AM

                                  Please contact Asher House. He is so amazing. He could help this pup.

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                                  • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 5:58 PM

                                    100%

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                                    • Anonymous July 9, 2023 at 3:23 AM

                                      Asher House 💯

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                                      • Anonymous July 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM

                                        asher house!!

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                                      • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:49 AM

                                        I would love to take this beauty and save her

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                                        • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:58 PM

                                          please go the baby

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                                        • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 7:06 AM

                                          Please do not kill this baby please wait till the right people come along I know they are out there, she needs help

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                                          • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 7:08 AM

                                            So wish I lived there as I’d take this pup. Needs one person to develop trust in. No other pets and definitely no unpredictable children.

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                                            • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 7:24 AM

                                              I don’t understand why they rescue trays dogs and once day still kill them then.

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                                              • David July 7, 2023 at 9:11 AM

                                                So easy to tell someone else what they should or shouldn't do or if a shelter should or shouldn't kill an animal. Much harder to do your part. These animals are a result of human problems. If we were not selfish and judgmental maybe shelters would not be overrun with unwanted neglected and damaged pets. No kill shelters quickly turn in to overcrowded animal warehouses. The suffering in a no kill shelter is nothing to brag about or encourage. Shelters must make hard decisions because you and I won't.

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                                                • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 10:54 AM

                                                  Did somebody adopt the puppy?

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                                                  • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 11:04 AM

                                                    If there is any way we could get this dog to the uk I would gladly adopt it
                                                    I have the ideal home quiet alone plenty of time experience of dogs
                                                    Please don’t let this puppy be put to sleep please

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                                                    • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 12:08 PM

                                                      Wish thiscould be shared

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                                                      • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 12:19 PM

                                                        I will take him from ohio

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                                                        • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 1:26 PM

                                                          I want more information on this puppy is it still alive? Where is her located?

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                                                          • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 1:43 PM

                                                            All Kill Shelters should be shut down. What kind of so called Human would kill a dog if it’s not adopted by a certain day😡 Bunch of evil going on there. Idiots.

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                                                            • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 4:25 PM

                                                              Where puppy at now what town I will get the dog

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                                                              • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 5:10 PM

                                                                This baby can be saved with the right kind of treatment,loving home and kind hearted loving ppl,it won't happen over might but with continuous kindness and love and trust this baby can and will be your best friend,I know this bc we had one exactly

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                                                                • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:26 PM

                                                                  How do I find out about this puppy ? Who can I talk to ?

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                                                                  • Anonymous July 7, 2023 at 6:47 PM

                                                                    This is terrible. How can people be so cruel to animals.

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                                                                    • Anonymous July 8, 2023 at 8:55 PM

                                                                      Not sure how long the foster had this pup .... but it is going to take A LOT of time and patients ......

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                                                                      • Anonymous July 9, 2023 at 2:25 PM

                                                                        This is heartbreaking.

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                                                                        • Anonymous August 25, 2023 at 3:23 AM

                                                                          🙏🙏🙏. Please someone

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                                                                          • Anonymous August 25, 2023 at 4:40 PM

                                                                            I hate kill shelters. Propel want puppies never realiizing that they are like children

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                                                                            • Anonymous August 25, 2023 at 6:04 PM

                                                                              How can someone get her out of there?

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                                                                              • Anonymous August 26, 2023 at 12:53 AM

                                                                                Why you need to execute a dog, if there is no foster or adopting them, you should give them a chance to live and to be love. Its not their fault if no one's coming to adopt them, because some people buying a dog outside. Hope there is someone come and adopt this gorgeous labrador mix and give him a home, care and love till his life. God bless you fur baby Labrador mix.

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                                                                                • Anonymous August 26, 2023 at 2:33 AM

                                                                                  Please don't kill this beautiful baby, there is a forever home out there, someone with the experience to bring her out xexperience to bring her out

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                                                                                  • Anonymous August 26, 2023 at 4:51 AM

                                                                                    He just needs a mom and to give him all the love to him it may take a little while he will be so happy as he got to liv a animal knows I got my little girl f on a shelter she was the best little dogI feel in my heart they know❤️

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                                                                                    • Anonymous August 26, 2023 at 7:06 AM

                                                                                      Where is this puppy? I will take the puppy. Is it in California or Texas? It just seems that is where many animals are in shelters and euthanized. I’m in PA. Can the dog be transported, even 1/2 way, or if closer I will take off work and come and get him. I will help with the poor puppy. I have another small very calm very obedient, very happy therapy dog. He has this instinct of just knowing what to do. He has laid in bed with the sick and has acted goofy the well and makes them smile and laugh. I think he could really help this little puppy. Will somebody message me. My name is Kathy Clark

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                                                                                      • Anonymous August 27, 2023 at 4:26 PM

                                                                                        Oh please go get him I want to get him too I have a goldendoodle that would show his son much love and so would I. But let just help this mad get this scared baby

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                                                                                      • Anonymous October 30, 2023 at 7:07 PM

                                                                                        Was this dog ever adopted?

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                                                                                        • Anonymous October 30, 2023 at 7:48 PM

                                                                                          I would like to know also! Poor baby💔

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                                                                                        • Anonymous October 31, 2023 at 7:09 AM

                                                                                          Is she up for adoption?

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                                                                                          • Anonymous October 31, 2023 at 8:15 AM

                                                                                            Did this dog find a home?

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                                                                                            • Anonymous November 12, 2023 at 5:24 PM

                                                                                              Please please save this darling little dog 🐶 if l was near you l would definitely bring him home but l live in Islington North London

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                                                                                              • Anonymous November 12, 2023 at 7:04 PM

                                                                                                No has talked about what fearful dogs do. They retreat (hide) and/or then go forward. (Growl, may bite). It's not thie fault! What did the foster family return this dog! Maybe he growled or bit surprisingly. most likely. They freaked out but did the worse this for this pup. I pray he's a live & a person will go get him in TX but remember, be careful, be living and be very patient. This the kind of puppy who should never be punished physically. No animal should be btw. Thank you to goes and saves him. If she's need put to sleep...we need more people to to help stop animal cruelty. Don't look away. If you see or hear something, tell the authorities about what the person did. Or just get the dog out of the place. Sometimes in tows the police are involved in dog fighting. You decide. Amen.

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