National Media Outlets Covering Little Elf’s Story! Chicago’s WGN News Update on Elf! New Videos of Him Trotting!/Happy New Year from Our Board of Trustees to All of You!!/ End Of The Year Giving.

Monday Evening, December 30, 2019

Gem Of The Day: “We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce~

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See Vet Bills Paid by Small Paws Rescue for the first 30 days of December, 2019, coming to $26,050.31 which is an average of $868.34 per day.

Dear Small Pawsers,

Well, miracles of miracles,  Little Elf, who was thrown from a car and had major orthopedic surgery just two short weeks ago, is walking and I do mean FAST! Click here to see the video!

I took this video of him Sunday Morning, in a park, in Chicago! WGN News wanted to do an update on Elf’s progress, so I flew up to Chicago on Saturday night, courtesy of Small Pawsers Joan and Pat Borders, who used their miles to send me, and first class at that! Thank you so much Joan and Pat!

This is the news story that WGN did on Sunday morning. It takes a minutes for the video to load but it’s worth it!

WGNTV:  Dog thrown out of moving vehicle on the road to recovery.

Here are some more pictures I took of him yesterday, for those of you who have been asking after him!


Elf is such a happy dog! He just looks up and wants to be loved.

Elf’s Foster Mom took these. He was groomed and bathed for the first time since he was thrown from the car. He was so very thin. She is feeding him four times a day to get him to where he should be.

So we have a little celebrity here, named Elf.

His story has gone around the world. These are just a few of the major National and International news media outlets who have covered his story.

There are so many more, including radio stations both here and abroad.

MSN News:Dog thrown out of moving vehicle on the road to recovery


Yahoo Finance News: Dog miraculously survives after being thrown from moving car: ‘It’s a holy horror’


AOL News:  Dog miraculously survives after being thrown from moving car


ABC News: Dog lucky to be alive after being thrown from moving car


US News and World Report: The lucky dog has been named “Elf” in honor of the holiday season.


UK Daily Mail: Tiny white dog named ‘Elf’ by rescuers is lucky to be alive after ‘being hurled from a moving car and left to die’ on a busy street in Chicago

  • A tiny dog named ‘Elf’ was thrown from a moving car on a busy street in Chicago 
  • The bichon, 3, underwent surgery to fix a fractured pelvis and dislocated hip 
  • Witnesses got him help after seeing him being hurled from the car on Sunday 
  • The dog has been named ‘Elf’ to mark Christmas and will be put up for adoption  

Elf’s story has been picked up by the Associated Press and published in many cities and states here in the US as well as overseas. People all over the world have been praying for him and I believe THAT’S why he is trotting along just two weeks after major ortho surgery.

Many thanks to everyone who helped or prayed for Elf. He is a testament to the Bichon breed’s loving spirit.

We have over 200 adoption applications for him when he is ready to be adopted, which will be in about 10 more weeks.

He will be re-checked by the surgeons at Medvet Chicago at 6 weeks post op to decide about rehab for him.

Next, the clock is ticking if you want to get one last tax deductible donation in!

If you are going to need to pay taxes, you might as well make a donation to your church or synagogue, or your favorite charity, Small Paws Rescue!

We wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

I see great and wondrous things happening for Small Paws Rescue, the Bichons, and the people who love them!

Happy New Year!

Robin and the Small Paws Rescue Board of Trustees



Dear robin,

This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, Small Paws Rescue Inc, recently received a quarterly donation of $921.54 thanks to customers shopping at

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

  • $15,817.74 to Small Paws Rescue Inc
  • $156,109,909.51 to all charities

Thank you for supporting Small Paws Rescue Inc by shopping at You can track your impact throughout the year at your My Impact page.

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South Texas, North Texas, and Chicago are most in need! 

Dear Small Pawsers,

Welcome to the Small Paws®  Rescue Online Newsletter, especially to those of you who may have seen us over the years on our guest appearances on Fox and Friends in New York City, or on Animal Planet on “Dogs 101.”, or you may have read about us in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, 101 Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion and Joy . You also may have seen us on “Inside Edition” with Deborah Norville! (To see backstage photos of one of our trips to NYC and Fox & Friends, click here.)

Also, Small Paws Was Featured on a “The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast”. It’s was an interview of how Small Paws Rescue was born, almost 21 years ago! 2019 was our 21st Anniversary!

How to Become a Much Needed Small Paws Rescue Foster Parent!


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This is the link to sign up for Small Paws Rescue!

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Try as your search engine and as your online shopping portal!
Small Paws is signed up and each time you use it, either to search or to go to an online seller, funds are sent to Small Paws for the Bichons! You can buy those shoes at Zappos and those books at Amazon *AND* donate to Small Paws Rescue! Try it out! So far, Small Pawsers have done over 100,000 searches and have shopped to raise $$2,641.38 for Small Paws Rescue!

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Humphrey Sisco

Dec 26, 1993~ Aug 30, 2006 Pet Loss Link

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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