20

Years

6,000

Members

800

Volunteers

27

Countries

14,000

Bichons Rescued

How We got Started

I want to let those of you who do not know yet, know how we got started back in the Spring of 1998. WOW! How time flies!

At the time, the Co-Founder of Small Paws® Rescue, Susan Sebring, and I, had first applied to join an existing Bichon rescue organization.

We both got a form letter back, telling us that rescue work took more than just a good heart and that at that time we were deemed to have been not suitable for rescue work. (Yes, that's what the letter really said...)

Though we were discouraged at first, we decided if we couldn't go to the mountain... we would move the mountain to us, and thus Small Paws® Rescue was born.

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Success Stories

I just wanted to inform you I adopted Taylor from you 12-1/2 years ago from a foster mom in Oklahoma when she was 5 years old and her family gave her up because they were moving. I still believe otherwise that they were done with her past her breeding age. So sad for them but she has been the love of my life and she is now 17-1/2 years old and still acts younger than her years. Right now she looks just like the bichon photo on the bottom of this page. Small Paws Rescue is such a blessing for these beautiful fur babies! Thank you for all you do.

Peggy Dercole & Taylor

I started with in Texas in 2001 when my husband died. I needed someone to take care of and discovered SPR. I am 76 and no longer physically able to do as much as I did, but continue to do as much as I can. I have three senior boys that mean the world to me…Jack – 17, Sugar Bear – 14, and Bailey – 9. The words in your letter to Robin are such a wonderful and well deserved tribute to a superb organization. I know of no place else that would look at little Hobbit and see any kind of future for him. I want to give you my appreciation and respect for all that YOU do. It is the Good Lord’s grace and amazing and dedicated volunteers like you that make this all work. Thank you so very much for being there for the precious little fluffs that have been so misused. My prayers and blessings go with you.

Linda Norris & Jack, Sugar Bear, & Bailey
Chris Mummert - Gracie

Two years ago today I got my first dog from Small Paws—Gracie aka Phoebe. Thanks for all you do to help these sweet dogs and give people like me the opportunity to love and care for them. You are appreciated!

Chris Mummert & Gracie
Kathy Sullivan - Colby

Here is my sweet boy Colby who just turned 15 yrs old 9/9. I adopted him 14 yrs ago from small paws and he flew to RI airport to start his new life! He has been the love of my life!

Kathy Sullivan & Colby

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Stories From Across the Country
Tuesday Evening, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Evening, October 16, 2018

October 16th, 2018

As you know, 3 Year Old Lucy was hit by a car. We raised funds for her to have an orthopedic surgery today. Sadly, we have this letter form he surgeon, Dr. Andrea Hayes. >To whom it concerns, Lucy was treated with pain management last night and was scheduled for surgery today. Preoperative radiographs revealed […]

Tuesday Morning, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning, October 16, 2018

October 16th, 2018

Tuesday Morning, October 16, 2018 3 Year Old Lucy has been hit by a car. This is a video of her FULL of pain drugs that aren’t touching the pain. We have gone ahead and authorized Lucy’s surgery for this morning. We have raised enough for the low end of the estimate but not for […]

Later Monday Evening, October 15, 2018

Later Monday Evening, October 15, 2018

October 15th, 2018

3 Year Old Lucy has been hit by a car. This is a video of her FULL of pain drugs that aren’t touching the pain. We have some new matching challenges for her surgury. This is as urgent as it gets. First, a text came in from Joan and Pat Borders at jpborders@aol.com to issue […]

Monday Evening, October 15, 2018

Monday Evening, October 15, 2018

October 15th, 2018

  3 Year Old Lucy has been hit by a car. This is a video of her FULL of pain drugs that aren’t touching the pain. No time for a Gem Today. We have another medical emergency happening. A three year old female has been hit by a car in Chicago. She has four broken […]