Greetings From Joplin MO. Our Online Holiday Auction is Short 50 Items. From Robin. Please Read. Friendship.

Saturday Night, November 9, 2019

Greetings from Joplin, Mo. I’m here in a hotel tonight, because one of my life long friend’s husband has ALS and he isn’t doing so well.

Besides being lifelong friends of Dale and I, at one time, before Gene became ill, they were Small Pawsers. They adopted a Bichon and named him “Nick”, in honor of my heart dog, Nicholas.

Their “Nick” lived to be 15 years old.

Many of you met them at the 2018 Okie Bash.

Their daughter is expecting in February, but they are having the baby shower early, so that’s another reason I’m talking to you from a hotel room, while Dale holds down the fort of four dogs and one very spoiled canary named “Allegro”.

I know it’s a lot to ask, asking for donated items for our auction, but it’s for the Bichons in need.

We’ve taken several in lately and they do need our help.

Our Online Holiday Auction raises about $14,000 each November.

It’s the night before the auction and all through the house, we are 50 items short.

When you guys donate an item, Jody Ferraro approves them, edits the pictures to fit, and make sure we know which item came from whom.

She is willing to stay up all night tonight if 50 more items come in , in time to begin this auction on time.

Is anyone still awake?

Please pray for my friends, Gene and Waynette, as they fight this horrible beast of ALS.

And please help us to fight to save the lives of these Bichons who through some miracle of God, find their way to us. I, personally, thank you in advance. All My Love, Robin

The 2019 Small Paws Rescue Online Auction is coming IN THE MORNING, Sunday, Novmeber 10, 2019 !

Show your support by clicking on the “Donate Items” button to donate your items to our auction.

(“Widget”and “Lily” Hess. Beloved Bichons of Small Pawser and my friend, Dr. Mary Lee Hess.)

Small Pawser, Jody Ferraro, at, is working night and day to add your items to our Holiday Online Auction, (Autumn, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas), but, we have 250 items and we need 300 in order to start the auction in the morning!
Starting on Sunday at 8:00 A.M. E.S.T. on November 10, 2019, and ending at 10:00 P.M, E.S.T. December 1, 2019, Small Paws® Rescue Inc. will be auctioning a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization – and the more items we have the more money we can raise for the Bichons, so we’re asking for your help.
Show your support by clicking on the “Donate Items” button located to the left to contribute your items to our auction.

Give a little and get a lot in return! 

Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you’ll be helping to raise money for our organization.

We are ready to accept your items for donation. We and the Bichons thank you in advance!

We are in need of nice quality items to add to our Holiday Catalog.

If you have anything from rare collectibles to home decor, Christmas Items, Jewelry or Doggie Items- now is the time to make you donations!

Use the “Donate Items” Button.

On your Marks, Get Set, Donate Items!

If you’ve made a past donation by credit card, you may e-mail Louie Bertolino at louieb@smallpawsrescue.orgto 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

Dear Robin,
Dear Charity Administrator,

Your current charity Small Paws Rescue Inc.
has received $11,818.27 as of October 2018 since Amazon Smiles began!

Support SPR by doing your shopping at Amazon with this link! If you are going to shop AMAZON anyway, why not help the Bichons while you do it! We get checks from Amazon Smiles quarterly! Small Paws Rescue Inc. has received $14,040.46 as of June 12, 2019 since Amazon Smiles began!

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

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!


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 here 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!

Florida Charity Registration # CH37698

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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