Why We Have The Online Auctions/ I’m Pleased To Meet You! Our Current Online Auction Ends Sunday, June 13./Pam Byron’s Bichon Pillow!/ Bichon Foot Stool!/Concert Ukulele!/Hand Painted Slate W/ Bichons In Truck!

(Photo in Loving Memory of “Shelby” Foster. Used by permission by Andy and Lori Foster, our SPR TN. Team Leaders.) 

The 2021 Small Paws® Rescue Spring Auction Is Coming to A Close This Coming Sunday, June 13 at 10:00 P.M. E.S.T.! 

172 Items With No Bids 

Danbury Mint Bichon items!

Hi Everyone,

For those who may be new and don’t know, this is Robin Pressnall typing to you from my back porch in “Green Country” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’m the Executive Director of Small Paws® Rescue. 

I’m also known as the crazy, Bichon obsessed, blue-eyed 64 year old blonde woman who has taken you with her on some pretty exciting adventures over the last 23 years. (Some fully dressed, some in my black nightgown, but I digress.)

I wanted to let everyone know a couple of things about why we have two Online Auctions each year. 

I’m sure many of you have noticed that Veterinary costs are skyrocketing, due to the pandemic of 2020.

Why is the Cost of Veterinary Care Skyrocketing?

Just the cost of quarantine boarding, after we rescue a Bichon from a shelter, to keep them from taking shelter diseases home to our Foster Parent’s own dogs, is costing an average of $50.00 per night in many places across the country. We quarantine for 10 days, for safety.

So we hold two online auctions a year hoping to try to keep up with rising costs.

Jody Ferraro at jlaferr@aol.com has put in literally hundreds of volunteer hours on the auction we are holding now.

Please take a few minutes and look to see if anything might be a treat for you, or for a Bichon loving friend and make a bid! For the Bichons!  All My Love, Robin

Bichon Pillow

Item Number 263
Leading Bid $20.00 USD

Item Description

Pillow is made of home decorator’s fabric, matching cording and embroidered Bichon in middle.

Item Special Note

Fabric is navy and white herringbone pattern with with white cording. Measures 12″ x 16″. Created by Pam Byron for the 2020 Florida Bichon Bash. (Which was cancelled due to the pandemic.)




Bichon Stool 

Item Number 225
Leading Bid $110 USD

Item Description

This light weight stool is covered in home decorator fabric and embroidered with a full body Bichon. Perfect as a child’s stool, foot rest or even used as a center piece for your food buffet while hosting guests.

Item Special Note

12″ in diameter and 9-1/2″ tall

Donated By:

Pam Byron ( The Pillow Lady!)


Concert Ukulele

Item Number 269
Leading Bid $85.00 USD

A Romero Creations concert ukulele with mahogany body (laminate). Bag and tuner included.

Item Special Note

Learn to play this fun instrument! Great instrument for beginner or more advanced players. Strung with low G string.

Donated By: Janet Kai



Item Number 310
Leading Bid $60 USD

dorable hand-painted slate with a red pick-up truck full of watermelons and Bichons; 9.75 inches wide x 7.75 inches wide; original artwork by Ann Hedberg.

Donated By: Mary Hurley

Our Webmistress Extraordinaire is Jody Ferraro at jlaferr@aol.com.

If you have any questions, Jody will be happy to help!

We kindly ask that item donors be responsible for shipping their items so that we will have more funds to help the Bichons in need. Thank you!

Online bidding will end Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM, Eastern Time!


Humphrey Sisco
Dec 26, 1993~ Aug 30, 2006

When I first saw this beautiful picture of Cheri Sisco’s “Humphrey”, I thought it was truly the epitome of what we do, and why we do it. I wanted to use this black and white picture of Humphrey, taken only days before his death due to congestive heart failure, to let those who may be new to Small Paws, know what we do and why we do it. Without Small Paws, Humphrey would have never known love. He would have died in a kill shelter, sick and alone. Because of Small Paws, and Cheri Sisco, he lived, he loved, and he smiled.

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