Small Paws ® , Our Story

About Us

Robin Pressnall


Hello! This is Robin Pressnall, Executive Director of Small Paws® Rescue Inc.
Thank you so much for your interest in Small Paws®Rescue!
Each breed has a rescue organization for their breed. Small Paws® is the largest breed rescue in the country, with over 800 volunteers and over 9000 members in 27 countries.
Small Paws® has rescued over 18,000 Bichons in the past 26 years from across the country. We rescue Bichons from shelters, and from owners who can no longer take care of them due to a variety of circumstances. (moving, having babies, going to a nursing home, health problems, or other end of life issues, etc.)

There is an increase in the number of owner surrenders we see, because Small Paws® is becoming so large now with greater visibility.

Small Paws® Rescue’s Heartwarming Journey In The Media.

Fox & Friends
Animal Planet
Inside Edition
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Fox Business

We’ve had exposure on Discovery Channel’s “Animal Planet”, twice over the past 26 years.
First on Animal Planet’s “A Pet Story” and more recently on Animal Planet’s Series “Dogs 101”

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Robin & Chicken soup

We’ve also been featured on “Inside Edition” with Deborah Norville in NYC. In November 2011, I was blessed to be invited to NYC to film a segment for the award winning television news magazine, Inside Edition, with Deborah Norville, after the story of Small Paws® Rescue was published in the book Chicken Soup for theSoul: Find Your Happiness.

Many thanks to “Inside Edition” and to Deborah Norville, for your amazing hospitality!
They will let us know when this will be aired!

Chicken Book

We have appeared on the Fox News Network in New York City 11 times. Many thanks to Fox News! Click here to see the video and back stage photos of our first appearance on Fox & Friends, December. 2009

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