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For your Best friend


together, we will transform the rgv.


For Your Best Friend (FYBF), is a revolutionary spay coalition program dedicated to transforming the landscape of pet ownership in Elsa, TX, and beyond. Their mission is clear: to bridge the gap between pet ownership and accessible, affordable veterinary services.


Their vision is to reduce stray and pet overpopulation in our communities, one town at a time.


OUR Mission. OUR Purpose.

Embark on a journey with "For Your Best Friend" as we endeavor to revolutionize pet ownership and affordable veterinary care. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the joy of having a pet and ensuring accessible, affordable veterinary services. Nestled in Elsa, TX, we are pioneering a spay coalition program with a clear vision — to combat stray and pet overpopulation, transforming communities one town at a time. Our dedicated team of veterinarians is set to spearhead this transformative initiative, starting right here in Elsa and expanding our impact throughout the Rio Grande Valley (RGV).

from humble beginnings


In the heart of Texas, where countless dogs endure unimaginable suffering and neglect, Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue (SSR) embarked on a mission that would touch hearts and inspire change. It all began with the rescue of two dogs, Blackie and Whitey, who were on the verge of losing their battle against starvation and harsh conditions.


Blackie, a young dog with a gunshot wound, had been left to suffer, nearly forgotten. His life had been a living nightmare, and the smell of his wound was so unbearable that even those trying to help had to alternate being near him. He had suffered immeasurable pain, with BB pellets embedded throughout his body, a stark reminder of the cruelty he had endured. Yet, even in the face of such suffering, Blackie's gentle soul shone through, and hope for his recovery was ignited.


Whitey, on the other hand, was a trembling and malnourished puppy actively dying in the dirt. Her condition was desperate, and her chances of survival were slim. When SSR stepped in to rescue her, they faced the grim reality of a puppy who had been left to fend for herself, battling the odds just to stay alive. 

we knew we couldn't rescue our way out of this problem. we needed a long term solution.

With an unwavering commitment to their well-being, SSR's team initiated a remarkable journey of care and recovery. These stories are just glimpses into the dire conditions faced by countless dogs in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), where their plight often goes unnoticed. To address the root issue of pet overpopulation in this region, SSR is launching the South Texas Spay & Neuter initiative.


It's a heartfelt plea to creative minds and young artists to channel their talents into a greater good. Children are invited to use their artistic skills to create works that celebrate the spirits of dogs like Blackie and Whitey and underscore the crucial importance of spaying and neutering. The selected artwork will take center stage on a range of dedicated merchandise, with proceeds funding vital spay and neuter programs in RGV.


Through this initiative, SSR is striving to be a beacon of change, tackling the problem at its core. The goal is clear: make a difference one paw print at a time. If you have a budding young artist at home, yearning to make a meaningful contribution, SSR enthusiastically welcomes their submissions. Your child's creative efforts will be recognized and celebrated on SSR's website, reflecting their passionate support for this noble cause and sharing a powerful message with the world. The journey for Blackie and Whitey is far from over, but thanks to SSR and their dedicated supporters, there is newfound hope and a promise of brighter days ahead.

by focusing our rescue efforts on the rgv, we give voice to the voiceless and save these precious souls who cannot save themselves.

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