Wednesday Morning, October 31, 2018

Gem Of The Day: “And when October goes
The snow begins to fly
Above the smokey roofs
I watch the planes go by.”

Songwriters: Johnny Mercer, Barry Manilow

Good Morning on this last morning of October, 2018.

We have just rescued three new female Bichons. Vetting costs are going to run around $1000.00-$1200.00 for each of them, if they don’t have any other serious medical issues and if they don’t need to see a specialist. That includes a 30% rescue discount. This includes 10 days of quarantine to protect our foster home’s personal dogs from contagious shelter diseases, spay or neuter. dentals if needed and 99% of the time they are needed, extractions, heartworm tests, fecal tests, removal of lumps and bumps and we do send those to pathology, vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, etc.

Many times these homeless Bichons come in from shelters with upper respiratory infections, ear infections, eye infections, etc.

We do everything we can to get them well and adoptable.

Now there are three more. We can’t approve any more until we raise funds for these three.

Meet three year old “Ariel” who came from a shelter in Chicago. She looks great, right?

Look again. Something has happened to her shoulder.

And another three year old female that the shelter named “Amelia”. She looks good too, right?

You see, they named her Amelia because they wanted her to have a pretty name because she came in looking like this. At three years old, she needs a dental. It looks as if she was born and no one ever did another thing for her. I don’t know how she even survived.

Then we got a young female in from a South Texas Shelter. Meet “Tosca”. She needs the works. (That’s just what we all need. More cute UNSPAYED females out there in the world. NOT.)
Tosca won’t be having any babies after her spay.

So we need to raise about $3,200.00 for these newest little girls.

They don’t know why they were in a shelter, with a gash in a shoulder, or mats so bad that her white fur had turned dark brown.

All they know is that they are in need of vet care and they are depending on us to do it.

I’m here and will issue any matching donation challenges that come in. As October goes.

All My Love, 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 October, 2018
coming to $14,994.68 which is an average of $499.82 per day.

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

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