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How We Got Started

In May of 1998, I asked God to show me my “Purpose in Life”.
I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of people and animals.

Small Paws® Rescue was born with just 25 members on the old AOL Bichon Frise Message Board.
Today we have over 6,000 members.

We’ve rescued and placed over 18,000 Bichons and Bichon mixes.

Our volunteers are the best, anywhere!
Please join us in this magnificent obsession we call Small Paws®Rescue! These Bichons need your help!

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Robin Pressnall
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Small Paws ® Rescue’s Heartwarming Journey In The Media.

Youtube
Fox & Friends
Animal Planet
Inside Edition
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Fox Business

Small Paws®Rescue has proudly stepped into the spotlight, showcasing our heartfelt mission and remarkable rescue stories across a variety of media platforms, including esteemed shows like Fox & Friends and Animal Planet.

Our appearances have not only highlighted the incredible journeys of the Bichons we rescue but have also shed light on the vital importance of animal welfare and adoption.

Through engaging segments and heartwarming features, we’ve had the opportunity to share our passion and dedication with a broader audience, inspiring countless individuals to join us in making a difference.

These media moments have been instrumental in spreading awareness, encouraging community involvement, and ultimately, supporting our cause in giving these adorable fluffs the loving homes they deserve.

Stay tuned for more of Small Paws®Rescue in the media, as we continue to make waves and touch hearts, one Bichon at a time.

Small Paws® Rescue celebrates monumental impact through our heartwarming success stories.

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Tammy Preast & David Campbell - Lily & Timbit

Tammy Preast & David Campbell & Lily & Timbit

There’s no love like Bichon love. Small Paws Rescue has helped us fulfill that love by finding adult or senior Bichons to join our little family….over the years we’ve adopted 6 Bichons with Small Paws help. As young as 3 and as old as 11…our current Bichon kidlets were adopted at ages 6 and 9. They turned 11 and 12 this year. Every day they make our world complete and fill our hearts with joy. Lily and Timbit (and all those before them) have brought laughter and love to every person they meet. Our entire neighborhood knows & adores our Bichons!! Our lovely boy, Timbit, lost a leg to cancer this year, but it hasn’t slowed him down for a minute. Every day with a SP Bichon is truly a gift providing you with a lifetime of happy memories in one little fluffy body. We cannot thank Robin and Small Paws Rescue for sharing these precious souls with all of us lucky enough to welcome them into our lives.

Peggy Dercole - Taylor

Peggy Dercole & Taylor

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.

Linda Norris - Jack, Sugar Bear, & Bailey

Linda Norris & Jack, Sugar Bear, & Bailey

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.

Chris Mummert - Gracie

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!

Kathy Sullivan - Colby

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!

Marge Gottesman - Abby

Marge Gottesman & Abby

Hi Robin, in a few days it will be 3 years since Small Paws Abby came into my life. She was a "griever puppy" who I adopted shortly after losing my bichon of 16 years. Abby's mother, who said she was part bichon and you believed her, was rescued barefoot and pregnant, along with her male companion by Small Paws. Abby might not be a bichon, but she is a Small Pawser, and the sweetest, most loving, gentle dog I have ever known. Attached is her picture modeling her favorite leopard coat. This is her "Gotcha" Day!

Sandy Hamel - Kelly

Sandy Hamel & Kelly

Haven’t sent any pictures in awhile so here are a few and a brief update on my precious girl. She will be 11 this month as best I can guess since she arrived to me at 8 months old in July, 2008. We recently retired from Pet Therapy at Oak Park School for Special Needs Kids. It was my choice after 10 years to retire (not Kelly’s) due to a rotator cuff injury I suffered last year which was preventing me from lifting her so that the kids could hold her. She did win 1st Place in the “Dog Days of Summer” contest at Heron Club, an Assisted Living Facility, where Kelly still does Pet Therapy with the seniors there who just adore her. She always wears a different dress each time we go so she knows that she is “working”.

Sara Rhodes - Cruiser

Sara Rhodes & Cruiser

Cruiser came into my life when I needed him. He was a blessing sent from Small Paws. He is smart, funny and so loving ! He is my ❤️.

New $500.00 Matching Donation Challenge For Petunia’s Surgery On Friday Morning.

New $500.00 Matching Donation Challenge For Petunia’s Surgery On Friday Morning.

June 3rd, 2024

          © 2024 Small Paws® Rescue Inc. Robin Pressnall – Executive Director Since 1998 3316 S 72nd West Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107 smallpawsrescue.org   “Casey” Seabrook To make a one time donation, or a monthly donation to Small Paws Rescue, you may use your major credit card securely, at this site. […]

2 Matching Donation Challenges for Petunia/ If You Have AOL or YAHOO Addresses/ Sadie’s Memorial Challenge

2 Matching Donation Challenges for Petunia/ If You Have AOL or YAHOO Addresses/ Sadie’s Memorial Challenge

June 3rd, 2024

          © 2024 Small Paws® Rescue Inc. Robin Pressnall – Executive Director Since 1998 3316 S 72nd West Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107 smallpawsrescue.org   “Casey” Seabrook To make a one time donation, or a monthly donation to Small Paws Rescue, you may use your major credit card securely, at this site. […]

9 Mos. Old Female Bichon Needs Home/ Help Needed Near Dallas/ Broken Toys has been sent

9 Mos. Old Female Bichon Needs Home/ Help Needed Near Dallas/ Broken Toys has been sent

June 3rd, 2024

        © 2024 Small Paws® Rescue Inc. Robin Pressnall – Executive Director Since 1998 3316 S 72nd West Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107 smallpawsrescue.org   “Casey” Seabrook To make a one time donation, or a monthly donation to Small Paws Rescue, you may use your major credit card securely, at this site. Enjoy […]

Help SPR Name Our New Logo Bichon! Reviews & Photos Needed For Our New Website!

Help SPR Name Our New Logo Bichon! Reviews & Photos Needed For Our New Website!

June 3rd, 2024

        © 2024 Small Paws® Rescue Inc. Robin Pressnall – Executive Director Since 1998 3316 S 72nd West Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107 smallpawsrescue.org   “Casey” Seabrook To make a one time donation, or a monthly donation to Small Paws Rescue, you may use your major credit card securely, at this site. Enjoy […]

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