5 Matching Challenges for Baby Dickens for $2000.00, $500.00, And For $100.00. If You Are Able To Help, He Needs You.

Parvo Positive Baby Dickens is at Medvet Dallas 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care Hospital.

 The Estimate to save his life is for between $5000.00 -$7000.00. 

We have 5 Matching Donation Challenge to save his life. Help is needed. Please see below.


We have added our Text-to-Donate feature! It’s simple and secure. You can use any major credit card as well as Google Pay and PAYPAL! Text the number 44321 (how easy is THAT number to remember?!) and type the letters SPR ( all capitals) in the message area. A secure link will come up with simple instructions. After that, you can text a donation of any amount to Small Paws anytime without filling out your information again! We hope you enjoy the ease and security of Text-to-Donate, to help the Bichons!






6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2021

Dear Small Pawsers,

I know it’s the weekend when many people are away from their email. I’m getting a lot of “I’m Away” messages, today. These things never happen when everyone is on their devices.

So I hope that some of you are still here. Hello? Are you guys out there?? (Robin turns Laptop upside down and shakes.)

We have the following matching donation challenges to save the life of this precious 7 month old Bichon puppy who has the Parvo virus. His Dogtor at the ER feels they can save him, but we need your help.

What Is A Matching Donation Challenge?

First, from Mary Hurley at fuffernut@yahoo.com ,we have a very generous matching donation challenge for $2000.00. Thank you so very much Mary.

I know this is a lot. Is there anyone who can match Mary Hurley without running themselves short? Mary still isn’t ready to adopt another Bichon because of her deep grief when her little Tanzi passed a couple of years ago. I was the first one she called after Mary’s vet helped Tanzi to go to heaven. We all understand that immense grief. This is how Mary gets through it. By helping the others. I’m praying for a miracle that someone will be able to match Mary for Baby Dickens. Both for Baby Dickens, and for Mary.

Next, from Dawn Bove, we have a challenge for $100.00. Thank you Dawn!

On Mar 3, 2023, at 5:10 PM, Dawn Bove <d.bove@fcpmllc.com> wrote:

Hello Robin: Such a sweet baby. Hope everyone can come together to provide the care he needs to pull through. I will make a challenge for $100.00 and hope someone will match me soon.
As always sent with love, Dawn

Next, from Camille Steward, at cam61stew@live.com, we have this challenge for $100.00. Thank you Camille! We appreciate you!

“I would like to have $100.00 matched for the Parvo baby.”

And from Marge Gottesman at mgee5674@aol.com we have this challenge for $100.00. Thank you Marge! Is there anyone who can match Marge?

Hi Robin,
Carol Taylor fostered my dearest Abby and her canine family. Abby is the sweetest, most loving, and gentle dog, and I am so grateful for her. In honor of Carol, please issue a $100 challenge for Baby Dickens.
Marge Gottesman 
And Janet’s challenge is still open and unanswered.

Janet Bartos at jpbartos@sbcglobal.net has issued a matching challenge for $500.00. 

Is there anyone who is blessed enough to match Janet for Baby Dickens?

If this hadn’t happened with Baby Dickens today, I was going to need to come and tell you of THREE others who came from this same shelter with upper respiratory Disease. Canine Flu. All of them required treatment.
They are working hard to eradicate disease at shelters, which are over populated and understaffed. It’s a lose-lose situation for the shelters. Rescue is often times their only option to the unthinkable.
We do need your help to save this one.
I’ll be here all night for Baby Dickens. If you can help him, it is so appreciated. Robin


Gem of the Day: No Time For A Gem. We Have A Medical Emergency,

Dear Small Pawsers,

I’m going to be quick. We need to raise funds for a life or death emergency.

You know that we don’t ask unless we need help.

This morning our Texas Team Leader, Michelle Morgan, was told of a 7 month old Bichon who was recently adopted from the Garland, Texas Shelter on February 28.

The owners brought him back in two days because he was acting sick.

Yesterday, he tested positive for PARVO and they contacted Small Paws.

I named him Baby Dickens.

Mid-mornings, long time Small Paws volunteer, Carol Taylor, drove to pick him up from the shelter and rushed him to the ER. I just spoke to the Emergency Vet who is taking care of him.

This is Dr. Reagan Vadell. She estimates him at 7 months old. She feels that we have caught this in time.

They have sent me an estimate for three days of care. The estimate to save his life is for between $5000.00 -$7000.00.

Veterinary costs have gone up just like everything else. But life is still life.

What is Parvo?

Canine parvovirus

“No specific drug is available that will kill the virus in infected dogs, and treatment is intended to support the dog’s body systems until the dog’s immune system can fight off the viral infection. Treatment should be started immediately and consists primarily of intensive care efforts to combat dehydration by replacing electrolyte, protein and fluid losses, controlling vomiting and diarrhea, and preventing secondary infections. Sick dogs should be kept warm and receive good nursing care. When a dog develops parvo, treatment can be very expensive, and the dog may die despite aggressive treatment. Early recognition and aggressive treatment are very important in successful outcomes. With proper treatment, survival rates can approach 90%.

Treatment will include 24 hour ICU Care, IV Fluid Therapy, Intra-Nasal Tube Therapy, Electrolyte Therapy, Central Line, etc. It takes a lot of support to pull one through Parvo.

I was talking on the phone to Small Pawser, Janet Bartos, when we learned that we were getting Dickens.

Janet Bartos at jpbartos@sbcglobal.net has issued a matching challenge for $500.00. What Is A Matching Donation Challenge?

Is there anyone who is blessed enough to match Janet for Baby Dickens?

Carol Taylor is a vet tech and had eyes on him. She said he is lethargic. He needs emergency care now to survive.

He does not feel one bit good.

I am here and will issue all matching donation challenges for little Dickens. We have pulled many Parvo Puppies through. I can’t remember one we’ve lost because we pull out all of the stops with 24 hour care at a Specialty Emergency Hospital.

But after that, we have a Bichon who can give and receive love for a lifetime. Please help us to do that for Dickens.

All My Love, Robin