Friday, September 12, 2014

CHECK OUT OUR COOL TRANSPORT VAN!

We are SO LUCKY and THANKFUL for our new, very cool-looking van!  PAWS of Marion was the recipient of a grant from the ASPCA which allowed us to purchase a new van AND dress it up so that we can not only SAVE MORE DOGS but people will know there is a life-saving rescue mission underway when they see us drive by. We are so excited and honored to receive this grant.

HUGE "thank you" goes out to the ASPCA for believing in and supporting our small but determined rescue.  Additionally we are very appreciative of the incredible job that Scott Lovelady of Lovelady Graphics did on designing the cool graphics that you see in these pictures.

Stay tuned for our rescue road trip adventures!



HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES

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Make a donation towards GAS & VAN MAINTENANCE! - if you are unable to foster or adopt - please support financially. We receive no municipal funding and rely 100% on donations from dog lovers who believe that every dog deserves a chance at love and a home.
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/donate.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PLEASE SAVE CROSBY!

How cute am I? Please rescue me!

CROSBY is in urgent need of your help!
We need to find Crosby a new foster home or a forever home ASAP
. He is currently in foster with multiple dogs BUT he needs to be an only pet. As a result, Crosby is isolated/separated and being kenneled way too much.  It is not fair to him at all.  We need your help!


If a new place for him is not found soon we are going to have to make the tough decision to euthanize him because his quality of life is not what it should be. Please no negative comments because this is something we do not want to do but we have to do what is best for Crosby. So please share his picture and story far and wide in hopes someone will think he is the perfect fit for their family.




ABOUT CROSBY


Crosby is an ADORABLE Basset Hound/Boxer mix with maybe a little Lab in there.  He weighs around 55lbs. Crosby is around two years old but still acts like a big puppy. 

Crosby, who was named after Bing Crosby, was found right before Christmas where he had been living in a duck blind for about a month. 

Crosby loves people, loves to go for walks, ride in the car, and play fetch. 

He is a very sweet guy but he has to be an only dog, being out in his own for so long he does not share with other dogs very well. He will also need a home with older kids because he might accidentally knock down a small child.

Crosby is neutered, up to date on his shots, housebroken, crate trained, and heartworm negative. He is a GREAT dog for a home with no other pets.  Please help us to help him!  Share!




HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Foster or Adopt  -  Fostering saves lives!
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/adoptfosterapplication.html

Make a donation towards vet care! - if you are unable to foster or adopt - please support financially. We receive no municipal funding and rely 100% on donations from dog lovers who believe that every dog deserves a chance at love and a home.
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/donate.html

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MACY: HOME SWEET HOME


Macy is Home at Last!
Last Summer - after waiting TWO YEARS as a PAWS foster dog, MACY finally got her chance at a new beginning.  She was transported to our rescue partner in Maine, and then want on to find the most wonderful forever home a girl could ask for.

Macy now lives the life that every dog dreams of, with a retired, doting dad, a bossy little canine "sister" (Annie) to patrol and play with, and a huge fenced in yard with sand pit just for dog digging pleasure.

Here are some happy dog pictures of Macy in her forever home in Maine.

Taking a nap on Dad's bed
Hunting Squirrels with my sis
 And just a snippet of the glowing update her Dad sent in:
"It's been almost a year since Macy came home for good, and I thought you might like to know she's doing great. We've made so much progress that I find it difficult to remember the dog who made me wonder if I was going to be able to get her inside. New situations still make her wary, she's still frightened of gunshots and fireworks, and I wouldn't trust her to make good decisions in a situation where she was frightened, but other than that (and those things could be said about a good many dogs) she's pretty normal. Well, as normal as a herder with a wry sense of humor can be.
 
Been digging in the sand pit
Pretty much everything in her bonding has gone better than I expected. She's a natural fit with us. Annie and she have bonded as well as two dogs can, and picture 927 shows them at their favorite pass time which is chasing squirrels. Maybe their second favorite because just playing with each other is right up there. One of my favorite times is each morning listening to them play while I get ready to walk them. No, wait a minute, Macy also really loves tearing around the yard making me think she's going to break herself for sure...okay, let's just say Macy has a lot of things she loves to do because we can't leave out walks, eating, sleeping.   

On the whole, she's incredibly polite, well behaved, and usually comes when called (Is there a squirrel involved? Am I in trouble? Then she's not so quick to respond.)

She's made friends with the fire/rescue workers on our walks, has a boyfriend in Zane, another border collie on our walk route, and is simply a joy to have here.


Yes, she's a successful rescue. Thank you all."

HUGE thank you to Susan and her family for fostering and caring for MACY for PAWS for years while she waited for her forever home.  Thank you all for supporting our rescue efforts to help dogs like Macy It takes a village to save each dog that comes through our doors.

Macy is just one of the many long term residents we care for here at PAWS.  Even in perfect health, caring for a foster dog for two years is VERY expensive - and as you all know, it is a rarity for us to ever get a dog that is in perfect health!
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HOW YOU CAN HELP

SHARE SHARE SHARE this post on Facebook, with family, friends and reputable rescue groups! Networking saves lives!

Foster or Adopt  -  Fostering saves lives!
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/adoptfosterapplication.html

Make a donation towards vet care! - if you are unable to foster or adopt - please support financially. We receive no municipal funding and rely 100% on donations from dog lovers who believe that every dog deserves a chance at love and a home.
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/donate.html

Read about Macy's original rescue - Previous Blog Postings
http://pawsofmarion.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-bit-of-rant.html
http://pawsofmarion.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-you-want-something-doneupdate-on.html

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PLEASE HELP ADDIE - ANOTHER THROW AWAY DOG

Say "Hello" to Addie.

Addie is a 2-3 year old  Lab mix who has been in our rescue for almost two years.  Addie was left behind like garbage or an unwanted chair when her owners moved.  She is one of many throw away dogs that PAWS helps. 

As is the case with most adult dogs that come through our rescue, Addie has tested positive for Heartworm and needs to be treated.  Her treatment will cost $245.00. Please consider donating $5.00, $10.00, $20.00 towards her treatment.  Every little bit helps.

Addie is a very sweet girl who deserves her chance at a good health and a loving home.



Thank you for helping her!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

SHARE SHARE SHARE this post on Facebook, with family, friends and reputable rescue groups! Networking saves lives!

Foster or Adopt  -  Fostering saves lives!
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/adoptfosterapplication.html

Make a donation towards vet care! - if you are unable to foster or adopt - please support financially. We receive no municipal funding and rely 100% on donations from dog lovers who believe that every dog deserves a chance at love and a home.
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/donate.html

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MISS MAGGIE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT


Maggie is one of those dogs in our rescue that keeps getting overlooked for adoption - despite the fact that she is one of the best dogs ever!

This sweet four year old girl was surrendered to us in JANUARY 2013 because her family no longer wanted her...She was heartworm positive of course - but has been successfully treated.

Maggie is affectionate, house trained, crate trained, gets along with other dogs of all sizes. She is a total sweetheart who is content laying on the couch all day or going for a walk.  She is such a doll, it breaks our hearts that nobody has shown any interest in adopting her.

Sadly - Maggie needs your help today as we have just discovered a growth on one of her paws that needs to be removed and sent out for biopsy.  The cost of this surgery is $300.  

Please consider donating $5.00, $10.00, $20.00 today to help Maggie get the surgery she needs.

And please SHARE her story widely - to help her raise the needed funds AND to help her find the loving home she deserves for the holidays.


Thank you all for caring and for supporting our ongoing rescue efforts.



HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Foster or Adopt  -  Fostering saves lives!
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/adoptfosterapplication.html

Make a donation towards vet care! - if you are unable to foster or adopt - please support financially. We receive no municipal funding and rely 100% on donations from dog lovers who believe that every dog deserves a chance at love and a home.
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/donate.html

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

SWEET SADIE THE SURVIVOR

Sweet Sadie needs your help!

Most of you have been following Sadie's story on our facebook page - but for those of you that have not met her yet....here is her story.

In April, PAWS received the following email:
"A dog wondered on to our lawn. She's a cocker spaniel, well kept but thin due to weight loss. Very well mannered. My husband says we cannot keep her even for a couple of days. Can I bring her to you? If not, do you know anyone who will take her?"
Sadie the day she was rescued


That dog was Sadie.  Turns out, she was not well kept. most likely abandoned, age estimated about 10 years old, poor eye sight, diminished hearing, matted coat and VERY thin.  Poor thing - who knows how long she was wandering around on her own?

Despite being full (as usual), PAWS volunteers, Lisa and Leanne took Sadie into their home.

A trip to the vet revealed that Sadie was suffering from mammary gland tumors, resulting from never being spayed, and was also heartworm positive.  She was coughing which could either be from the heartworms or from mammary tumors being cancerous and spreading into the lungs.  Either way, not much could be done, as Sadie could not withstand surgery, anesthesia or traditional heartworm treatment.

Being the rescuers they are, Lisa and Leanne decided to provide Sadie with a safe, loving home for as long as she lived. 

Well...turns out, with love, good food, and basic medical care, Sadie has come back to life!  Her lungs are miraculously clear, she is no longer coughing and the vet feels she is a good candidate for surgery to remove the mammary gland tumors!  This is incredibly good news.
Sadie today:)

Now we need YOUR HELP!  The estimate for Sadie's blood work, tumor removal and biopsy is $1300.  Please consider donating via the button below to help Sadie get the chance at the longer, healthier life she deserves!  She is such a fighter and has amazed us all with her will to survive and her love of life.

Please help us to help her.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

SHARE SHARE SHARE this post on Facebook, with family, friends and reputable rescue groups! Networking saves lives!

Foster or Adopt  -  Fostering saves lives!
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/adoptfosterapplication.html

Make a donation towards vet care! - if you are unable to foster or adopt - please support financially. We receive no municipal funding and rely 100% on donations from dog lovers who believe that every dog deserves a chance at love and a home.
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/donate.html

SHARE SHARE SHARE this post on Facebook, with family, friends and reputable rescue groups! Networking saves lives! 

Thank you for caring about our pups and for making our continued rescue efforts possible!

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

CAN YOU HELP BABE? SWEET SENIOR NEEDS YOU TODAY!

Babe needs your help!

BABE is a sensitive 7-year old, male, Black Lab mix that is in urgent need of a loving retirement home. His family is heartbroken to have to give Babe up after rescuing, rehabilitating and falling in love with him.

Babe is good with other dogs and cats, but should go to an adult-only home. He would be the perfect companion for a retired person!

Please read and share Babe's story to help him find a real forever home, where he will be loved and cherished.

Here is what Babe's family wrote about him:

Just over three years ago we acquired Babe through my in-laws, who acquired him from another couple.  They only had him for a month before my father-in-law passed away and he then moved in with our family.  They had been told that Babe was a black lab mix who was 4 years of age and had been a companion for an elderly lady.

At first, Babe was a very moody dog, wanted to be left alone, wary dog, that was quick to growl or snap at anyone who came by him.  We wanted to give him a chance to see, if it was possible, with a different environment he would change. 

After 3, very long months, of kindness, love, and patience he did change and boy what a change it was.

He has turned into a dog who craves attention, is always underfoot and is my constant shadow, loves to be petted and played with.  He now believes he is a lap dog and your sleeping partner, if you allow him to that is.  Babe loves to go for walks and car rides, especially car rides.  Plays catch, although doesn't always bring the ball back, but still loves to run after it. 

Babe does listen very well, but I will admit he has a stubborn streak at times.  If he wants to lie down right by you and you ask him to lie down someplace else he may not always listen right away.  It is one of his many quirks that we love about him.  


He is crate trained and will stay in one, but we give our dogs full rein of the home.  He is house trained and does not get destructive.  However, we do have to leave the bathroom door closed as he tends to get into the trash.  He is fine with the kitchen trash, something about the toilet paper in the bathroom he just loves. 

For whatever reason, we cannot put Babe into a room with the door closed for any length of time, without our being in the room with him.  When we have tried in the past by putting him in the garage or laundry room, he destroyed the door frame and door knob trying to get out.  This also goes with leaving him outside for any length of time. He is fine being left alone in the home with free reign or with being crated.

Now for the negative about our precious boy that has made our decision to find him a new loving home.  In the past he had snapped at our son on many different occasions and scenarios, but seemed to have grown out of it.  Unfortunately,Babe has been up to his antics again over the past couple months with our 9 year old son again. 

Our son tends to move quickly so we thought maybe this was the cause and decided to just try to teach our son to not go near Babe unless he moved slowly and spoke to him first.  This seemed to be working, until today.  We have a 7 month old daughter and today he tried snapping at her.

So with a heavy heart we realized it was time to find Babe a new home without children. One that would love him as much as we do and appreciate him for all the love he is willing to give someone else.  


He can take awhile to warm up to someone, but we have people in and out of our home and he has never tried snapping or growling at any of them.  

He is good with other dogs, loves them, and seemed to be fine with cats as well.  

We hope Babe is able to find a new forever home that can give him all the love and attention this wonderful boy deserves. 


If you have love in your heart and room in your home for Babe, please email marionangels@yahoo.com, or complete our online application:
http://www.pawsofmarion.org/adoptfosterapplication.html


 

Thank you for sharing and for caring about Babe!

www.pawsofmarion.org