Visit our Greyhound Dog Rescue at www.greyhoundbark.org to see the entire family.
Read Things Mister Buck May or May Not Have Said Over the Years:
During the Winter of 2000, Jon Kitto and Alonso Saldivar owned and operated a large commercial service firm. They had offices in three cities in Texas, 1200 customers and more than 200 service providers. Every day was a crisis-- that was simply the nature of the business.
As a diversion from the stress of the business, the pair decided to adopt a dog. So, on Saturday, March 4, 2000, they went to a Greyhound Pets of America ‘Meet and Greet.’ It was there that they met “Mary Jane”, a fawn colored, timid little girl. Since Greyhounds do not know their names when they live in racing kennels, Jon and Alonso changed her name to “GiGi.” (For “Ginger Grant” from the television show ‘Gilligan’s Island, Ginger was a movie star and GiGi looked like one!)
Once home, Gigi remained extremely shy and fearful. Seeking advice from the rescue group, they were told that the solution was to “get another one!”
As it happened, there was a five year old boy that had just been saved from death at Animal Care and Control. He had been picked up wandering in the desert nearly starved, almost hairless and covered with ticks. He was taken to the home of the group’s founder, Elsie, who tracked down his story. He had been adopted by a man in San Antonio who decided that he didn’t want him because he barked and turned him loose in the desert to die.
Dying was not on his agenda. When Jon and Alonso went to Elsie’s house to get him, Elsie exclaimed excitedly that she had learned his name: “It is BUCK!” she almost screamed. In an instant appeared one of the scrawniest dogs ever to be seen. Jon and Alonso were sure that they would only have Buck for a few short weeks. However, upon entering their house, Buck jumped on the bed with pointed ears and tail wagging, as if to say the past is the past and life is for living-- let’s get on with it!”
Each day his strength grew and his fur came back a vibrant grey and white with flecks of orange. He instantly made a difference to Gigi who became confident and strong. Shortly after his adoption Jon and Alonso decided that that dog had too much dignity to simply be “Buck,” so he forever more became “Mister Buck.”
Mr. Buck’s work did not stop there. Because of his attitude, Jon and Alonso sold the commercial services business and committed their lives to god, rescue and care. In August 2002, Mr. Buck led Jon on a Thursday afternoon to the doors of an Episcopal Church-- the church Jon was raised in but had left 26 years earlier-- and did not budge until the priest came to the door and invited them both in. Within months, Mr. Buck was leading a group of dogs in his nursing home ministry as well as working with children of incarcerated gang members. The following year Jon entered seminary and in 2006 became an ordained minister.
Since the time of first meeting Mr. Buck, Jon and Alonso have cared for more than 1000 dogs and had 22 of their own.
Mr. Buck, that mangy, scrawny dog, who was left to die, lived an incredible 14 years and 6 months, passing Thanksgiving week 2009. He is buried in the Memory Garden at Greyhound Boarding and Retirement Kamp – GBARK- which Mr. Buck was responsible for founding.
As a way to continue to honor Mr. Buck’s memory and provide ongoing financial support for rescues everywhere, Jon have formed “Mister Buck’s Genuinely Good Pet Food Company.” They taken time and great care to select ingredients that have the quality to carry the venerated name “Mr. Buck.”
A portion of each purchase goes directly to your local Humane Association/Society or Rescue with an equal amount going to Greyhound Boarding & Retirement Kamp (GBARK). Mister Buck’s legacy will one day provide homes to thousands of dogs that will become their own legends.
Greyhound Boarding & Retirement Kamp, Inc., is totally funded by MIster Buck's Pet Food. Visit GBARK HERE!
These boys have been at White River Humane Society since 3/4/13. They are both 7 and have lived together their entire lives. The owners moved to CA and did not take them. Leroy is a Blood hound
and Lucky looks like a border collie mix. They are trying to find them forever homes together. If you know of anyone who might be interested have them contact White River Humane Society
3511 Pumphouse Road
Bedford, IN 47421 US
Please take these two in and give them a forever home together!!!!!
Mister Buck’s Pet Food Company was started to help make feeding sixteen Greyhounds more affordable and has since built upon and expanded its mission to include all animals and the organizations that support them. Mister Buck’s donates a portion of every sale to our partnered local animal welfare organizations where Mr. Buck’s is sold. Be sure to say hello to us if you catch us at a local animal rescue event!
We are excited to announce our Rescue Blend ™ program for shelters and rescues. Visit our new website at www.rescuemix.com for all the info!