Introducing Our Brand New Website!/ The 20th Anniversary Pictures Are In!

I sent out the wrong link for the pictures from last weekend.

This is the correct link!

Also I didn’t tell you that the new website is mobile friendly. Constant Contact tells us that 70% of our people read the newsletters on a mobile device.

Also, the last few newsletters will be accessable from the home page!

Ok! Go and see the new website!

Gem of the Day: “This could be a golden opportunity to grow.”

Author Unknown

After over nine years, our Small Paws Rescue website has become obsolete. Many of the codes were no longer working and that’s why many of it’s important functions had stopped.

So, back in March, Silvertree Technology, the company who gave us our first website in a contest, won by your votes, began working on a new website for us.

I was sad to see the old one go as I had come to love the colors and style. What I had to learn was this.

Our website isn’t for US. It’s for new people who are doing searches online that will find us. New adopters. New volunteers. New donors.

The colors and style of the new website were designed for a younger demographic, and Lord do we need some younger Bichon lovers!

Some of us are aging, it would appear! (NOT you, but SOME of us are!)

So, today, on this 25th Day of October, 2018, I proudly present to you the new website for Small Paws Rescue, Click Here.

We are still learning how to use it administratively, so it will be a little while before we know how to add and change things.

One of the great new features is called “Success Stories”, and we’d love to see some of your’s. Please keep them short and include a picture. We will be changing these so old ones will go and new stories will appear.

We hope that you love our new website and that it attracts many new Small Pawsers!

Secondly, the pictures are in from the 20th Anniversary Oklahoma Bash!!

Professional photographer, Stacy Washburn, from Tampa Florida, photographed the entire weekend, at no charge to us. She worked HARD, shooting and editing, so that we can all share in that fabulous weekend.

Do you want to seeee??

Ok. Here it is!

By Stacy Washburn Photography

There are instructions on how to use the gallery and how to order photos that you may want. The gallery will be up for a few weeks.

Many thanks to Stacy for her hard work over our 20th Anniversary Oklahoma Bash weekend!

Many thanks to all that attended, from the 26 of you who came in on Thursday, and came to dinner at our home, to the lunch at Sisserou’s Caribbean Restaurant, to the Banquet, to the Picnic and finally, to the perfect ending with the Barbecue.

Bonnie Ferguson and I love hosting you for this three day event and can’t wait to see you again, soon!

The Florida Bash date has been set for March 17, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. Details to follow!

(I think I can guess what the theme will be. Ha!)

Fall is upon us and here in Northeastern Oklahoma, the trees are just starting to declare their brilliance, before napping until spring.

Take some time and enjoy God’s amazing artistry, when you can.

It’s a beautiful Autumn!

All My Love, Robin

P.S. Kathryn Smith, ( one of our Team Leaders, is currently hospitalized in North Carolina with complications from Afib. She is scheduled for a heart ablation on Monday. Please pray for this dear woman, whom I love greatly. Robin

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 our new, user friendly, secure site to make your credit card donations.

See Vet Bills Paid by Small Paws Rescue for the first 11 days of September, 2018 coming to $11,361.00 which is an average of $1032.87 per day.

If you’ve made a past donation by credit card, you may e-mail Louie Bertolino to let him know the amount of your donation for the Bichons.

You may also call Louie on his cell phone at 1-337-3Bichon (1-337-324-2466)

Louie is on Eastern Standard Time!
(Please leave a message and Louie will return your call if he is not available!)

You may also send a check or money order to:
Small Paws Rescue Inc.
3316 S. 72nd. W. Ave.
Tulsa, Ok. 74107

Click on the Bichon puppy to see page 2 of the Small Paws Rescue Newsletter, including fostering and adoption information.

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 20 years ago! 2018 is our 20th Anniversary Year!

If you missed our previous newsletter, this is the link!

If you would like to share this newsletter, this is the link.

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

Support SPR by shopping at Amazon with this link! If you are going to shop AMAZON anyway, help the Bichons while you do it!

Dear Robin,
Dear Charity Administrator,

This email is to notify you that Small Paws Rescue Inc. has been issued a $949.31 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2018. The donation was deposited to your organization’s bank account on or before August 15, 2018. It may take several days for the donation to appear in the account.

Your current charity Small Paws Rescue Inc.
has received $10,934.47 as of August 2018 since Amazon Smiles began!

Companies Who Match Employees Donations

If you are going to shop at great stores anyway, why not help SPR at the same time and use Join now for free and select Small Paws Rescue Inc. as your cause!

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

The iGive Support Team

P.S. If you want to track how your cause is doing, please visit

We have links up there to our SPR Cafe Press Store for SPR Logo Items.

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!

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

See how we REALLY feel about our volunteers!

(Always remember. God loves you more than anyone else ever has,
and more than anyone else ever will!)

Prayer Requests and Reports

Kathryn Smith, one of our Team Leaders, is hospitalized in North Carolina with Afib. She is scheduled for an ablation on Monday. Please pray for this dear woman whom I love. Robin

Florida Charity Registration # CH37698

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.

(All recipients of the Small Paws Rescue newsletter receive it voluntarily. Small Paws never gleans e-mail addresses from other e-mail lists. Small Paws never solicits e-mail addresses or shares them with other “lists” or organizations.)