Marley Video Update!/10 New SPR Dogs Need Help/$1000 Matching Challenge/Florida Team Leader/Foster Homes Needed

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Wednesday Morning July 5, 2023

Gem Of The Day: “It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ~Author John Grogan

Many thanks to Mary Jo Barnett at, for organizing and hosting the Small Paws® Rescue 25th Anniversary Bash in Terre Haute Indiana on July 1, 2023! We had people from 7 states, and, as you can see,  many Bichons in attendance! We raised $4,200 to go towards vet bills for TEN newly rescued Bichons. This covers about 2 1/2 of them. Help is needed. Please see below.

Dear Small Pawsers,

We have this video update for little Marley, near Dallas, Tx. We rescued him after he was hit by a car. He had surgery at  Veterinary Medical Center of Athens, in Athens, TX. 

                                                    Marley, before surgery.

Marley, walking after surgery! Thank you all so much!

Next, we have TEN new dogs! Two from Texas, two from Florida, two from Indiana, and four from Illinois.

Their vetting and quarantine will run an average of $1,700 each, and that’s including rescue discounts. Some are needing extra surgeries.

We raised $4,200 at The Midwest Bash. That’s enough for about 2 1/2 of the 10.

Please remember that if you adopted your dog from Small Paws, there was someone who helped pay his or her vet bills at the time.

Now, we have new rescues who need help. 

First, we have a Matching Challenge for $1000.00 from Mary Hurley at Thank you so much, Mary! Is there anyone who is able to match Mary? 

What Is A Matching Donation Challenge?

I’m going to end with pictures of our newest TEN. I know it’s a lot. These have all come in recently.

We are also in need of more transporters and foster homes in Il., IN., North and South Texas, Florida, and Ohio.

This is an application to become a much needed volunteer!

We are in need of new volunteers, both transporters and foster homes, in Illinois, under the direction of Team Leader, Sara Rhodes. Meet our newest 4 rescues in Illinois:

One year old “Capers” right after rescue. He is absolutely terrified and had to be sedated to be shaved. 

“Capers” after shaving. He is also cryptorchid. (He has a retained testicle and will need abdominal surgery to be neutered.)

8 year old “Bedford”. He has a slight, asymptomatic heart murmur and a growth on his head which will need to be removed. 

5 year old “Hudson” has a ear infection in his right ear and an umbilical hernia which is a growth in his left lower abdomen. It will require surgery to remove.

 “Charley” just came in from a shelter and is not yet neutered. He will also need to be shaved as well as getting the works. (Neuter, Heartworm Test, Fecal, CBC blood work, vaccinations, teeth cleaning, and ten days of quarantine at the vet’s office). That’s how their vet bills add up. 

We are in need of new volunteers in Indiana under the leadership of Team Leader Sara Rhodes:

Meet 2 year old “Daisy” located in Indiana. She was an owner surrender.


8 month old “Benji” was an owner surrender and is in Indiana.

We are desperately in need of new volunteers in North and South Texas, under the direction of our Team Leader, Michelle Morgan: 

Abandoned in a shelter parking lot, meet this Bonded pair, George and Gracie. They must be adopted together. 

We are also in need of new volunteers, both transporters and foster homes, in Florida. By the way, our Team Leader Extraordinaire, Vickie Inglee, has retired after 13 exemplary years of service! If you are interested in leading our Florida Team, please let me know at! Next, in Florida, meet:

5 year old “Boomer” is a Coton De Tulear and though he doesn’t look like it, he is a special needs dog. He is terrified of other dogs and of people. He was an owner surrender. He will need a special quiet adult only home as the only dog.


Baxter is a 3 year old owner surrender. He is playful and needs another playful dog in residence.

Those are our newest rescues. 

I’m here and will issue all matching donation challenges.

What Is A Matching Donation Challenge?

They really do need your help. All My Love, Robin

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