Bexata Animal Sanctuary, Inc. was established for the benefit of a variety of farm and domestic animals, including sheep, goats, dogs, cats, and birds of various types, including Parrots, Doves, Finches, etc. .  We are a rescue in that we rehome some animals, but we are a sanctuary in that some will be with us for the remainder of their lives.   Some animals are not adoptable, but deserve a life of love, kindness, care, comfort, and respect.   At Bexata we have young Greyhounds available for adoption.  Please email

Miss Kitty is a barn cat in residence at Bexata having come from a rescue situation. She is very content inside or on top of the feed barn surveying her domain. 
Goats and sheep  are occasionally surrendered to Bexata when families are forced to move because of the economy or people just can't take care of them.  They find a lovely pasture for grazing and plenty of fresh water and grain.

Two rescue goats, wormed and turned out to pasture
Sheep enjoying the pasture.
An Anatolian Shepherd working livestock guard dog who came to Bexata with his ear badly torn.  His breeder allowed her daughter's Boston Terrier to drag the Anatolian pups around by the ears.   He had no ear canal and required reconstructive surgery.   Today he is happy guarding and protecting his goats.

Snowman, a Cockatoo, came to Bexata when his owner's children couldn't deal with the noise he made.  He lives a very contented life at Bexata with lots of toys and multiple bird "friends" surrounding him.   

Some happy placements
Leonardo, Esmeralda and their two wonderful, well behaved boys, adopted Chips Ahoy.  After passing the application process with flying colors, although it was love at first sight, they met with Chips Ahoy a second time and took her home.   That was September 3 and here's Chips' first night and day in her new home.  A very happy story about Chips and her new family.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Leonardo 
To: 'Sanctuary Email' <>
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2011 12:06 PM
Subject: RE: Chips Ahoy

Thank you for the information and the picture chips looks awesome.
We had a busy day yesterday, we wet to get the buckets and change the food for the correct one then show chips her new home inside and out. We had family and friends come over to meet Chips, she was so well behave and every one loved her. When it was time to go to bed she did not want to (LOL  we learn the whining sounds that you had mention) she did a little of the whining and we let her sleep with us, since it was her first night. 
She eat with us last night and this morning also ( when we all set at the table to eat she comes over ( like she wants to set also with us), so we pet her for a little then she goes and starts to eat as we are also eating its real nice.( she its when we are eating)
This morning we took her out side and she, seem so happy she was running and playing with us, then she wet to the rr out side (peed) and then when she wated to come in side she wet to the door and we all came inside.
We are so happy she is adapting real good with us.
Here is a picture of her in our living room 
 First picture is Chips meeting her new family for the first time. Second picture is ready to go home with her new family after their second meeting;   Third, on her own bed.

Pictured on her own big bed, don't let Chips fool you, she sleeps with her boys Eises and Tony
Chips' friend, Nugget, met her new family today.  She'll have five kids and a Border Collie named Freddie, to keep her occupied.  Her new name is "Rosie" and she has a happy home with her kids.
For information about available sighthounds and working livestock guard dogs, please  email Bexata Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
Rosie's friend "Janie" is a black Greyhound girl, 
available for adoption to an approved home
While "unofficially" doing rescue work for nineteen years, Bexata received notice of official animal sanctuary 501(c)(3) non-profit status on July 28, 2009.
BexAta primarily rescues small livestock (sheep and goats), birds and working livestock guardian dog breeds, Greyhounds, but also the occasional cat, all types of fowl, and whatever else we can manage to support on our small ranch.  With each animal that is adopted from BexAta, we provide a wealth of information on care and maintenance so that the experience is a good one for both owner and animal.    We try to educate everyone, but realize that people forget things.  Therefore, we are available by phone or email at any time to answer any questions and assist in any way possible.   No question is a stupid question except the one that isn't asked, so please do not hesitate to call or email.  We work hard to provide each animal with a habitat and training suitable to its breed and type and to educate the public as to the needs of each breed and type. Our goal is to build and maintain a shelter for said animals and prepare them for adoption whenever possible or to allow them to live out the remainder of their lives with proper shelter, food,  water and veterinary care, as befits their individual breeds and species, and to provide for the continued use and maintenance of the property as an animal sanctuary.   We promote public education and responsible pet ownership advocating spay/neuter and proper breed and specie specific environments.  For example, a working livestock guard dog breed is not adopted out to an apartment or a home with a small yard.  We educate the public and promote responsible pet ownership by potential adopters and owners by explaining the needs of each breed or species.  If we don't have that information immediately at hand, we access it from the internet.  However, after all these  years, we are pretty well versed in development of various breeds and what they were bred to do.   That way we can explain and provide the best match.  If we don't have a suitable animal, then we always endorse a visit to another shelter/rescue that may have something more suitable to the family's lifestyle.   
Leaving with her new family, Chips rode up front with the other kids.
Bambi went to live in Boerne, TX after her spay.
Ella is a rescue Borzoi that came from a home where she was purchased by a girl's mother as a birthday present.  The owner thought Ella was too big and ugly and dumped her on Craigslist.   Bexata obtained her from a third party who rescued her from her original owner.   She was spayed and lives now with Heather in Colorado where they do marathons together.  Ella is a lovely Borzoi girl with a sweet temperament and is her happy, forever home.   Ella's happy ending! 
"Janie" now named Giselle by her new family, has been adopted. 
Giselle's friend, "Jake" is available.  Here they are together on October 16, 2011, before Giselle leaves for her new home.  He is a young brindle male pictured on the right.  Jake is on his way to his new home in S. Carolina where he will hunt rabbits with his new teenage boy and family.
Jake has been adopted.
Giselle is pictured with her transporter, Patrick, who is taking her to her new adopting home in Maine. Giselle arrived safely Nov. 2, 2011 and loves her new little girl Ariel.
Rowdy is on his way to South Carolina with Josh (right)
Buddy is available for adoption (pictured with Steve (left)
More pictures of Buddy are on the adoption page
Bexata does Meet the Greyhound adoption events at Petco. Here is the latest on April 16, 2012
For a better view of Bexata rescue Greyhounds