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Local dog rescue needs to adopt dogs out in order to stay open

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

It all started with a complaint. Now, a local dog rescue group is doing all they can to find good homes for their dogs.

Bully Beds Inc. currently houses about 60 dogs but the City of Midland said that's way too much.

Greg Clark and his wife, Amy, rescue dogs and work to find them good homes. They've helped get nearly 300 dogs adopted.

Every day, Greg wakes up at 6 a.m. and doesn't stop until all the dogs are taken care of.

"It does get overwhelming out here with the dogs for me at times,” said Greg Clark, Owner of Bully Beds Inc. “But they're the reason I get up in the morning, they're the reason I go through with my day."

Ricky Bedient, better known as, “That dog guy” volunteers at Bully Beds and trains dogs for a living.

"Everybody wants a puppy and they get a puppy and it chews a few things up and goes to the bathroom in the house a couple of times and people think, 'We don't want it anymore,'” said Bedient.

After a recent complaint, The City of Midland hopes Bully Beds can bring down the number of dogs they have.

"For us what we're looking to have happen is to work together to get that number down to a more manageable level,” said Sara Bustilloz with The City of Midland. “If they feel like they need a little bit more time, that's something we can work with them on just to make sure progress is being made."

Clark acknowledges they do have a lot of dogs but wants to make sure each one goes to a good home.

"There's just not enough homes out there that are willing to take on the type of dogs we have, that are older, that have been either neglected, abused,” said Clark. "I've spent nights with dogs that have been shot, poisoned and I got them fully healthy and homed."

A background check and home visit is required to adopt any dog.

For more information click here or visit 1506 Carter Ave, Midland, Texas, 79701.

The city said taking in the dogs to their shelter is something they don't want to have to do. If progress isn't made in two weeks, the city will re-evaluate but they hope to reach a solution everyone is happy with.

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