Two Cavachon Littermates In Florida. Read Their Story/ Blind Bichon Mix Foster Needed In Dallas/ “Pup” Update & Video!/ End Of Year Giving


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Thursday, December 30, 2022

Gem of the Day: Taking applications for my New Year’s kiss.

~From The Small Paws Rescue Pups In Waiting~

Dear Small Pawsers,

Our Board of Trustees would like to wish you a Happy New Year and the best of health to your families and your dogs! Happy New Year!

I want to tell you about some of our newest rescues, and to give an update on “Pup” who survived having a mass removed from inside her spinal cord, last month in Dallas! It’s amazing!

Pup is being fostered with Mike and Sally Montgomery at and she is no longer in pain! She plays and is loving life.  

She is going to rehab twice a week. Wanna see her walking on the water treadmill?


Or click this link to see video of “Pup” walking on the water treadmill.

Pup is going to rehab at the surgical center where she had surgery, twice a week. She is a walking miracle! Thank you all for saving her!

Next, it never fails that we have an emergency at Christmas time.


Two days before Christmas Eve, we got an owner surrender form for these two 11 month old littermates, Diamond and Dallas. They are Cavachons. (Half King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and half Bichon Frise.)

They were located near Tampa in Florida. 

The owner reported they were just too much for her. They are littermates and very bonded. They look good, right? WRONG. 🙁

Very thankfully, we have them now.

This is a letter from Vickie Inglee, ( our long time and very experienced Florida Team Leader, explaining more. She picked these kidlets up three days ago. Oh Lord, bless their hearts.  

“Good Evening Robin,

I wanted to let you know about the vet visit for Diamond and Dallas our latest rescues here in Florida. When I arranged to pick them up from the owner I asked her to please send anything that would make the transition from her home to the foster home a little more comfortable for them, things such as a toy, blanket, bed, food bowls, a baggie full of their current food or anything else they may enjoy at her home.

When I arrived to pick them up the owner was standing on the sidewalk of a gated community, with her two daughters and the pups. The only thing these pups got to bring with them was their matted hair and skinny bones!!

She said she had run out of their food that morning?? And couldn’t remember what brand the food was! They did NOT even have a collar or leash to leave with, and made me want to cry at first then I was felt myself getting angry so I just grabbed them and ran!

The vet will be sending her report to you but it will include that they have NEVER seen a vet since they left the breeder pen. Never been vaccinated. They need spayed and neutered. THEY ARE ALSO MALNOURISHED!!! They know nothing about going potty outside, wearing a collar or  walking with a leash.

When I put the bowl of food down for one of them and turn around to set the other bowl down the first one fed is already gobbled theirs up…breaks my heart to know they not only have been outwardly neglected but not fed enough…I can feel their ribs and spines.

In spite of all this these two are the sweetest pups you could imagine. They crave human interaction…The statement that some people should never own a pet was never truer than the person who surrendered these sweet babies and I give thanks to God that she at least surrendered them to us and will pray she never acquires another pet not even a goldfish!!

I will keep you updated on these pups.


Vickie Inglee”

The estimate for vetting for Dallas is for $615.84.

The estimate for vetting for Diamond is for $613.38. But wait. There’s MORE. Of course there is!

Since they are 11 months old, and have been together all of the time, the vet suspects that Diamond is pregnant.

We will wait until we are sure she isn’t to have her spayed. Their vet said there is an increased risk of spaying a pregnant dog and we don’t take increased risks if we can help it.


We also have a little 6 year old female Bichon Mix in the Dallas area. Meet “Holly”.

She is heartworm positive. The shelter told us that.

What they missed is that she is also blind, probably from birth. Her pupils are deformed when examined with the light.

We are going to treat her heartworms and pray for a foster home in the Dallas area, who can foster her. (She can not go to a home with a pool.) Help? Foster Volunteer Application

That brings us to our End of the Year Giving.

Yes, any donation that comes in before Midnight, on December 31, 2022, is tax deductible because we are a 501C3 organization registered with the IRS.

I’m not going to be able to issue matching challenge donations with this newsletter, due to the Holidays. So many people are away.

But if you want to be a part of Dallas, Diamond, or Holly’s story, donation information is at the top of this newsletter. We couldn’t do this important work without you.

Again, we wish you a happy and blessed HAPPY NEW YEAR!

All My Love, Robin