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Canine Commandments

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years.  Any separation from you will be painful to me.  Remember that before you bring me home.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me.  It is vital to my well being.
4. Don’t be angry with me, for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment.  You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.
5. Talk to me sometimes.  Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it’s speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Remember before you hit me: I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, abstinent & lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Perhaps I am not getting the right food, or I have been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.
9. Take care of me when I get old.  You too will grow old.
10. Go with me on difficult journeys.  Never say “I can’t bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence”.  Everything is easier for me if you are there.
REMEMBER THAT I LOVE YOU.

Wimberley Animal Regulation Ordinances

The City of Wimberley has amended the Animal Regulation Ordinance, #97, approved December 1, 2011 and is now in effect.  Below is a brief description of the new ordiances.

97.03 Commerce in Live Animals – regulations relating to the retail sale of animals in Wimberley, along a roadside, public right-of-way, parking lot or outdoor sale, flea market or similar event.

*No more unregulated selling of animals*

97.04 Intentional Feeding – regulations relating to feeding of wild, not owned animals on PUBLIC property.

97.05 Confinement in Vehicles – No person shall leave an animal in any unattended vehicle under conditions that endanger the health and well-being of the animal…that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering, disability or death.

*This is also a violation of County and State ordinances.

97.06 Tethering of Dogs – No person shall at any time fasten, tether, chain or tie any dog…to a fixed object or to a moving motor vehicle or bicycle.

*NO MORE CHAINING*

At this time, the ordinances are not posted on the City of Wimberley website.  Please contact the city for a copy of the complete ordinance.  512-847-0025.

Enforcement – Please contact the City Administrator, Don Ferguson, 512-847-0025.  The City of Wimberley now has a City Marshall.

Hays County Sheriffs and Animal Control can be called for violations of these ordinances.  512-393-7800, 512-393-7896.  Animal Control is only available Monday through Friday, 8a-5p.

Wimberley Veterinarians

WAG Rescue would like to thank our Wimberley Veterinarians for their support of our dog rescue and adoption efforts.

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Thank you to Visit Wimberley for their support of our organizaiton.

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Thank you to the Wimberley community, our supporters and volunteers.You have made a huge difference in the lives of so many dogs.  We could not rescue and adopt out these dogs without you!

 

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WAG Rescue would like to thank Linda Webb with Realty Associates for her support of our organization.  Linda has made the generous offer to donate $250 for every closed real estate transaction she makes.  Linda is a successful Realtor in Wimberley offering attention to detail and is committed to her client's success.  Please give her a call, 512-847-9695. 


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Adoptable Dogs PDF Print E-mail

FOUND 4-7
FOUND 4-1
Puma
FOUND 4-4
Tobi
Kayla
Caramel
Zorrow & Luna, Lia's pups, Boxer - Lab mix DOB 3-21, ADOPTABLE
Myra & Hanna, Lia's pups, Boxer - Lab mix DOB 3-21, ADOPTABLE
Lilly & Charlie, Lia's pups, Boxer - Lab mix DOB 3-21, CHARLIE ADOPTABLE
Elsa & Puppies
Lia
Zeke
Faith
George
Patches
Emmet
Mojo
Zeus
Maverick
Nala
Onyx
Hailie
Emma
Champ- Our Mascot
FOUND 4-7Coon Hound, female, hit by car, receiving treatment
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WAG Rescue is the temporary guardian of our rescued dogs. Our dogs receive Veterinary care, vaccinations (age appropriate) spayed or neutered and microchipped.  The dogs are heartworm tested (treated if positive) and receive preventive medications & treatments, in addition to the loving environment of a foster home. We do not have a facility.  Please read about our adoption process and complete an application to meet one of our wonderful dogs.  Our goal is to help you find the right dog for your family and the best home for the dog.

Please go to the Meet Our Dogs page to learn more about each of our adoptable dogs.

Please click HERE to complete an application.

Please visit our Referral Page for more adoptable dogs.

 
OUR DOGS IN NEED PDF Print E-mail

These dogs are NOT up for adoption at this time, but they do need your help.  Please consider fostering or sponsoring one of our dogs in need.  Your donation will go to help pay for their food, supplies, heartworm prevention and veterinary expenses until they are healthy enough for adoption. Thank you.

ELSA

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Elsa was found running on a busy road in Wimberley, no tags, no microchip.  We were not able to find her owner.  She was very terrified of human touch and we found out quickly she was pregnant!  She is a German Shorthaired Pointer, estimated 3 to 5 y/o.  Elsa gave birth to 8 beautiful puppies 3-21-14. All are doing well. Elsa was very underweight and it took a great deal of juggling getting enough food in her to make milk for the puppies and not push her GI system too hard. The smallest puppies had to have additional milk supplement and were tube fed for a week in addition to nursing. Elsa now timidly seeks out attention and does not shy away when touched. Please consider a donation while we care for her and her puppies.

UPDATE: The puppies are almost 2 weeks old and doing great.  All look very similar, white with black markings and a dark undercoat.  We do not know breed of dad, but they are starting to look maybe like there is some Heeler in them. UPDATE: Puppies 3 weeks old and doing great.  They are developing coats with a black undercoat with spots and looking very much like Heeler pups.

LIA

Lia was found abandoned in a remote area between Wimberley and San Marcos. Sonja noticed Lia November 2013 and started feeding her. She noticed that Lia looked pregnant, and after calling multiple rescue groups and shelters, she called WAG Rescue. We immediately went out to rescue the dog. Since she was so afraid of humans we had to set a trap. After a couple of days she was finally caught just in time as the next day she gave birth to seven puppies on 2-13-14. Lia is heartworm positive, and full of hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms, anemic and low calcium. The puppies were born with hookworms because the mother was positive.  All require multiple deworm treatments. Even though the puppies has to be weaned early due to Lia's health they are all doing great and are active, happy puppies. Lia is 37# and has an under bite and looks mostly like a Boxer mix. Please consider a donation toward Lia’s care. 

Please check out slide show above for pictures of the puppies. Their DOB is 3-21 and they are available for adoption.  A big thank you to Anne & Jack Westin for fostering first Lia and then her pups.  We could not help so many dogs without volunteers like them.

This is Lia's puppy Tru, named after the artificial sweetener Truvia. She is being fostered by Kim Johnson. Kim was diagnosed with Diabetes over a year ago, was in critical condition and almost lost her life. She has overcome this tragedy and after getting her Diabetic Alert Dog, Ditto, her life changed for the better. Kim is in the process of evaluating/training Tru as a Diabetic Alert Dog. This is a process started while they are very young pups, 6 weeks old. Kim will keep us posted about Tru and write a story for us about this process. Please click on her name to learn more about Diabetic Alert Dogs.

Ditto the Diabetic Alert Dog, owner Kim Johnson

CARAMEL

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Caramel is a found dog and no owner has come forward.  She is about 2 y/o and looks like a Sheltie mix, beautiful light brown undercoat tipped in black.  Caramel is Heartworm positive.  She will be in our system for months while we begin the process of treating her for the heartworms.  It may take even longer as the only manufacturer of the drug to treat the heartworms has stated there is now a shortage of the drug. We are looking for a foster home for Caramel. Please consider a donation so we can care for her.

ZEUS

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Zeus is a German Shepherd, Bi-color, about 3 y/o.  He had been hanging out at a ranch outside Wimberley for week now and the finders just could not care for him.  He is very timid and scared right now.  Sadly, he is also Heartworm positive.  Zeus will be in our system for months while we begin the process of treating him for the heartworms.  It may take even longer as the only manufacturer of the drug to treat the heartworms has stated there is now a shortage of the drug.  Please consider a donation so we can care for Zeus.

Update: Zeus is doing great in his foster home.  A little more attached to his foster dad then the foster mom (sorry Karen).  He hangs with his foster sister, Katy.  He has had his first Heartworm treament and will have his 2nd treatment in May.

CHAMP

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OUR MASCOT - Champ always greets you with his smile and wagging tail.  We were devastated to learn that Champ has Osteosarcoma in his back leg.  His leg was amputated in December of 2012.   He is no longer on any pain medication and his mobility is great. We have found a foster home where he can live out the rest of his life.   We cannot rescue him from his fate, but we will be by his side at the end.  Please consider a donation to Champ’s care.  Follow Champ's story

 
SPAY - NEUTER PDF Print E-mail

WAG Rescue offers the residents of Wimberley spay or neuter vouchers for their dog through Emancipet. If you need financial assistance getting your dog spayed or neutered please email.  Include your name, address, phone #, name of dog, male or female, breed & age. You must schedule your own appointment with Emancipet.  Once you have an appointment we will provide the voucher.  These vouchers can be used at any of the Emancipet mobile clinics or their main clinic in Austin.

The mobile clinic comes to Wimberley the 4th Wednesday of the month.  Please go to their website to confirm date.  They park their van in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot.  You must have an appointment.  The appointments fill up quickly, especially for large dogs, so book your appointment early. To make an appointment for your pet for the mobile clinic, go to the Emancipet website and complete their appointment form.  You will be emailed a confirmation.  If no internet, call 512-587-7729.

The next clinic days:

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There will be no clinic in Wimberley for February or March.  One of their mobile vans is in the shop.  They will be in Wimberley April 5th, Saturday and April 23rd, Wednesday.  The April 5th date is a spay-neuter clinic (you will need an appointment) as well as their walk up clinic for vaccinations, etc. April 23rd is a regular spay-neuter clinic and you will need an appointment. They are taking appointments now for April at their website.

 

**Emancipet no longer offers a MONTHLY walk up clinic at their mobile van. 

They will schedule walk up clinics quarterly rotating in the various towns.  Check their website** 

Check their website for other mobile clinic dates in other cities, San Marcos, Kyle, Dripping Springs...
 

 
LOST & FOUND PDF Print E-mail

HAVE YOU LOST OR FOUND A DOG OR CAT?

Please go to our Lost & Found page for resources and to complete a lost & found report.

WAG Rescue receives calls every day about a lost or found pet. Our goal is to help reunite an owner with their lost dog or cat and to be a community resource for found/stray dogs.  We will post on our website as well as our Facebook page.  We will make every effort to take in a found/stray dog, but since we do not have a facility we are sometimes limited on when we can take the dog.  It is very helpful if the finder can help by holding onto the found dog for a couple of days, especially on the weekend.  We can almost always take a puppy as they are easy to place in a foster home. 

Found dogs are boarded at one of our local veterinarians.  In order to board, dogs must be given a Rabies and Bordetella vaccination.  We do not charge of the owner of the dog for vaccinations or boarding as we offer this as a free service to the community.  Of course, we do ask for a monetary donation or a donation of their time at one of our events.

We DO NOT take in found cats/kittens.  Please contact ARF, 512-847-2878; PAWS in Kyle, 512-268-1611 or the San Marcos Animal Shelter, 512-805-2650.

We are grateful to all the kind people that get involved when they find a dog and help them to safety.  WAG Rescue recommends using good judgment when helping a stray dog. They are almost always frightened and are possibly injured. Always use caution if you’re unsure of a dog’s temperament. If you have any concerns about the dog and your safety please contact Hays County Animal Control - 512-393-7896.  Please note that if you are unable to catch the dog, then we at WAG Rescue will not be able to catch the dog either.

Hays County Animal Control has four (4) officers that cover 688 square miles (excluding the cities of San Marcos, Buda & Kyle).  These officers work hard to ensure the safety of all animals, including livestock.  If you have an issue with livestock, horses, goats, etc., please contact Hays County Animal Control.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS PDF Print E-mail

We are very grateful to the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce for their support of WAG Rescue. Please show your support of the work they do for Wimberley. Raffle tickets are being sold for a 50" flat screen TV. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You can purchase tickets at the Visitors Center (open M-S 9-4, Sun 1-4) & Treasures on Twelve (open T-S, 10-4). Please share and thank you for your support.

 

VOLUNTEER...CHANGE A LIFE

WAG Rescue is a volunteer supported organization. We could not rescue and adopt out so many dogs without our volunteers. The foster family is a very important part of WAG Rescue. It is truly the heart of our organization and through the generous support of the foster family we ensure the animals who come into our care will never again be alone, hungry, sick, or afraid. We can only rescue as many dogs as we have foster homes available.  All we ask is for you to open your heart and your home to a dog in need of a second chance.  Please read about our Foster Care Program

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There are many ways to volunteer with WAG Rescue.  Please read more on how you can help our dogs by becoming a WAG Rescue Volunteer

Please complete a volunteer application, and Susan Martin, our Volunteer Coordinator, will contact you.

If you can’t adopt – foster

If you can’t foster – volunteer

If you can’t volunteer – donate

If you can’t donate – educate, network, spread the word

EVERYONE can do SOMETHING to help save a dog.

WAG Rescue has a consignment - retail store - Treasures on Twelve. Proceeds from the store go to support our organizaiton.  Would you like to help...We are looking for volunteers to work 3 hour shifts once a week at our store.  Please email if you would like to volunteer.

The store is located at 13620 RR 12, building A  in the back of the parking lot (across the street from the old Burger Barn) in beautiful Wimberley, Texas.

 
ADOPTION DAY PDF Print E-mail

Dog Adoption Days -

April 12th & 13th - 11a to 3p.

We will be at the Arts Fest, Blue Hole, Wimberley.  The Arts Fest is 10a to 6p on the 12th & 11a to 5p on the 13th.  Our booth will be set up during the Arts Fest hours, but the adoptable dogs will only be there from 11-3.  We will have 8 week old puppies (Boxer mix, Lia's pups). If you want to see a particular dog please call and we will make sure dog is at event.  512-847-3200.

April 19th - 11a to 3p.

We will be at King Feed in Wimberley.  If weather is too cold or raining will be relocate to our store, Treasures on Twelve, 13620 RR12, across from the old Burger Barn. We will give notice as soon as possible.  Please watch our Facebook page for updates.

Please come out and see some of our adoptable dogs. All available adult dogs have been fully vetted, they are heartworm negative, micro chipped and they have been spayed or neutered. Puppies have been vetted, dewormed and had their shots current for their age.

We do not have a faciity, but are always willing to set up a meet & greet with our dogs at our store, Treasures on Twelve.  Just email, and we will set up a convenient time.   Thank you.  Come meet our precious pups!

Adoptions fees for adult dogs & puppies over 3 months (spayed-neutered) are $125.

Our beautiful black dogs can be adopted for $75

Adoption fee for puppies (not fixed) is $200.

With a puppy adoption you receive a voucher to be used at Emancipet for spay/neuter & microchip ($75 value).  After they are fixed we will refund $75.

 
KNOW THE LAWS PDF Print E-mail

 DUMPING - ABANDONING DOGS IS AGAINST THE LAW!

 


Section 42.09 of the Texas Penal Code prohibits the intentional cruel treatment of animals. Under current Texas Law, cruel treatment of animals is forbidden. The following actions define cruel punishment:

 

1. Torturing an animal
2. Failing to provide food, care or shelter
3. Abandoning an animal (*see note below)
4. Transporting or confining an animal in a cruel manner
5. Killing, seriously injuring or poisoning an animal
6. Causing an animal to fight with another (see info on recently passed Texas Legislature HB 916 here).
7. Using a live animal as a lure in a dog race
8. Tripping a horse
9. Injuring an animal belonging to another person
10. Seriously overworking an animal.

 

(* Note: Texas law defines abandonment (“dumping”) as the act of abandoning an animal in the person’s custody without making reasonable arrangements for assumption of custody by another person. “Custody” includes responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of an animal subject to the person’s care and control, regardless of ownership of the animal. When an animal is in a person’s custody, the law states necessary food, care, and shelter must be provided to the extent required to maintain the animal is in a state of good health.)

People who resort to this senseless behavior of abandonment can be punished under the Texas Animal Cruelty Act as a Class A Misdemeanor under Texas Penal Code 42.09 which carries a $4,000 fine and up to a year in jail. This offense becomes a state jail felony if the person has been convicted two previous times.

 

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HAYS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has 4 Animal Control Officers (ACOs), patrolling 688 square miles, with the exception of the city of San Marcos, City of Kyle, and City of Buda.  The Animal Control Division strives to ensure the safety of the citizens and the humane treatment of all animals in Hays County. 

Hays County contracts with the San Marcos Animal Shelter, 512-805-2650. Any stray or impounded animal picked up Animal Control will be housed at the San Marcos Animal Shelter. It is the pet owners responsibility to go to the San Marcos Shelter to identify and claim their pet.

Just a reminder to all of our dog owners, Hays County has an animal restraint law:  Meaning your dog must be restrained at all times by fence or leash.

 

 

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