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Tanya turns into Princess Kaydee Lynne

Some of you may remember that my sweet boy, Tyler, was found wandering the streets of Phoenix. Kaydee Lynne’s story, from RoseMarie, is very similar to Tyler’s.

I would like to relate my latest little rescue girls Small Paws Rescue story!! Small Paws does so many wonderful things to save all these great little dogs and I welcomed one of them into my life, last October 25th.

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The day she arrived, she really needed grooming!

There was a tiny little lost, 3 month old puppy wandering the streets of busy Las Vegas, Nevada all alone, with no one to care for her and love her. No one knows how she got lost, but then someone found her and took her to a not so nice shelter, where she felt like she was put in “jail”. She had an injured eye and some nasty stuff in her ears, that made them all itchy and NO one came looking for her. The shelter couldn’t put her up for adoption because she had an eye problem and nasty ears, so they contacted some wonderful people, called SMALL PAWS. Someone came and met “Tanya”, as she was called and agreed that she was a sweet little girl and needed their help. Then poor little Tanya had to go into the hospital to have her eye fixed and her ears all cleaned out, but something else happened while she was there–she fell asleep and woke up with pains in her tummy and threads holding it together and they told her she had been spayed!!!

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Tanya, soon-to-be Kaydee Lynne

Poor little Tanya didn’t think any human would ever love her and she spent more time in that hospital getting all better. Then someone from that Small Paws place came and took her to a real home and changed her name to “Simone.” She was starting to like humans better and was finally living with some nice humans and even some other nice doggies, but she kept hearing them say, that she wasn’t going to stay there and she was worried about having to leave and live by herself again.

Then all of a sudden, one day, another Small Paws lady took and put her in a plastic cage with a blankie and her favorite toy and told Simone that she was going to a far away place to find her forever home!! It was a scary experience, because at only 6 months of age, little Simone was flying across the country from Nevada to Massachusetts all by herself. And, her second plane had a BIG problem. The humans were all scared, cuz the plane was broken and it couldn’t land, so it circled for a long time and then finally they got it down and they put Simone and everybody else on a 3rd plane. Simone was scared and had been locked in that little plastic cage for almost 12 hours, when suddenly this nice lady and man went to her, took her out of that cage, hugged her and said: Welcome to your new forever home!!!

LilyRosebud, Abby Rose, Kristy KremePuff, Miss Mollyanne & Kaydee Lynne

LilyRosebud, Abby Rose, Kristy KremePuff, Miss Mollyanne & Kaydee Lynne

That was October 25, 2012 and Simone came home to meet her 4 Bichon sisters. At first she was a little afraid, but then she found out they all liked her a lot and she really was in her forever home.

Good Golly Ms. Mollie! whozzat?

Good Golly Ms. Mollie! whozzat?

Her New Mom said she needed a new name and now her name is Kaydee Lynne. She has lots and lots of toys all her own, and bones to chew on and she gets to sleep with all of her sisters and her Mom and Dad on a great big BED.

Share? hmmmmm....not so much.

Share? hmmmmm….not so much.

Kaydee Lynne feels like a Princess living a life she never thought she would live and being loved and spoiled and her new Mom sings her a song that says: I once was lost, but now am found!!! Her eye is all better and she runs, plays, jumps and is a very happy little girl thanks to some very special people called Small Paws.

Kaydee Lynne

Kaydee Lynne

 

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Chaz–So Sweet, Soft and Cuddly

From Jill, who styles herself “A Jersey Girl.”

We rescued our Bichon, Chaz, 1 1/2 years ago. He was found running around Philadelphia fully matted and somewhat bloody. A Philadelphia shelter picked him up and only keep strays 48 hours before they release them to the public. A small dog rescue group from NJ took 4 dogs from there that week. We were fortunate to be the first ones to see him at a Pet Smart. I sat on the floor with him, he jumped on my lap, turned over, and looked up at me with his dark eyes and black button nose. That was all it took. I didn’t know before that, that we were “Bichon people”. So sweet, soft and cuddly. My husband is in love with him as well.

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An Update on Max and Frankie-the-used-to-be-Puppy-Mill-Dog

Last March, I posted a story about Max and Frankie–Frankie was a puppy mill dog. Small Paws always places puppy mill dogs in homes where there’s already a socialized dog in residence to help the puppy mill dog adjust to life as a pet. Here’s an update, from pet parents Carol Ann and Jim on these two Fluffs and their family.

Glad to share good news!!!! As I read about child adoptions from other countries, I see the exact same timeframe and issues regarding trust. We have had Frankie three years, and what a change. Of course, very slow changes! He now allows Jim to pick him up, he will crawl onto Jim’s lap, and he even gives Jim kisses.

Still does not like several strangers approaching him at the same time. He will walk up to one person at a time and allow them to put their hand out for him to sniff. It has to be his way – he still will not allow anyone (except me) to put their hand on his head. He must be approached from under his chin. He is the happiest little boy that I have ever seen – nothing takes away his happiness. Whatever we do, he enjoys it!!! I pray that all puppy mill fluffs are as happy in their new home as he is in his.

Now to Max. Max is my little old man!! He would much rather have the attention of people instead of fluffs!! He plays with Frankie when it suits him, and he does not like for Frankie to get close to me or Jim. He is so jealous! He is definitely the alpha boy, but Frankie could care less – anything suits Frankie.

We are now in Florida in our RV, and we take our two boys to ride in a carriage behind our bikes (made for children, but wonderful for Frankie and Max). They wear harnesses and are safely secured, but have all the fresh air around them. We took the top off so that they could see all the deer and squirrels!!! They both still travel very well, and enjoy sitting outside in their own chairs. Everyone tells us that they are so well behaved!!! We continue to tell everyone about Small Paws, and we give away their cards, hoping that another fluff will be able to find a furever home.

While we are in the campground, Frankie looks for other fluffs to play with, but Max could care less – he sniffs their nose and then takes off!!! He likes to do his business, then sit on Jim’s lap! Frankie could play all day with other fluffs!

We love our boys and receive so much pleasure from them – hope that many more fluffs will be able to find the best homes ever!!

 

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Chucky Finds a New Home

Lea Ann discovered Chucky through a chanced conversation at a gas station.

Chucky

Chucky

Our little Chucky came into our lives almost 3 years ago. Here is Chucky’s story – We had been out running errands and stopped by the gas station before heading home. While my husband was inside there was a home healthcare nurse that had a puppy – my husband is a talker and loves dogs – he struck up a conversation with her and she told him about a client of hers that had passed away recently and the husband had not wanted to keep her dog & had given him to her. But… she has several cats and a Shar-pei. Her dog did not like Chucky. She would nip at him and was getting more and more aggressive towards him. This was the story that we were told. My husband told her to come out to our car and talk to me. We had lost one of our precious fur babies that past January – Kaci, a Siberian Husky mix – to renal failure. Anyway, she came out to the car and told me the same story.

    Chucky, with a smile on his face!

Chucky, with a smile on his face!

My husband said why don’t we get him for mom, for her birthday. I told her that we’d take him and she brought him over the following morning. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. He is such a sweetheart! She then told me that they had him on a joint supplement due to he had bad knees on his hind legs. He got along really well with our Sami – toy/miniature parti-poodle. He was in pretty bad shape though – he was infested with fleas and I found out that he had not had a rabie shot for over 2 years. I got him in to our vet and got him updated with all shots, exam and such. He also had several warts. But other than that he was healthy! He has been a wonderful addition to our family and even though he’s a senior (at 10 years old), he keeps up with our 5 year old Sami. He has a very loving forever home!

Are you looking for a Fluffy new family member?

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Small Paws saves dogs! You can help–donate some bucks, save some Fluffs!

 

 

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A Coton de Tulear Made Me an SPR Volunteer!

Eileen, in Graham North Carolina, has a lovely story of how one little Small Paws Fluff changed her from a Big Dog Mama to a Small Dog Mom!

Well, well…It’s a difficult mental journey to find the plot after adopting ‘Trace’ from Sulfur, Louisiana and the awesome experience with Last Chance Transport Company to get him to NC (via Virginia)!

You see, I’m a Labrador person, or slave. A black and a brown lab dominate our lives and schedules — they are Genius and Bean, with REAL interesting naming stories…but then came Trace, who feigned the helpless, shy recently neutered 5 year old 18 months ago.

Here's our boy, watching Animal Planet ...as he does every day with us... This was at our daughters home with our two grandsons' toys about.

Here’s our boy, watching Animal Planet …as he does every day with us… This was at our daughters home with our two grandsons’ toys about.

So after day one with us, he began to teach the two full size male labs who was ‘boss’! He walked (and continues several times a day) to our alpha black lab, Genius and began to give him a facial, a dental exam and cleaning, and an otic cleaning! Genius LOVES it, and Trace moves into a TRANCE in doing so. Hilarious. Friends and family can NOT believe this behavior. It’s like he’s a nursing female cleaning his ‘pups’! Too strange, but darling nonetheless.

He is first to go for a ‘ride’ in the ‘truck’ or ‘car’… has a vocabulary recognition just a bit more extensive than my nephew, haha… Eats the dry dogfood that my big boys eat. Plays tug or war with them AND WINS everytime. Bosses the other dogs at the dog park endlessly and has to be restrained…really! Can’t put him in with the little dogs, because he feels he doesn’t ‘fit’…. and carries on until he’s with his big boys across the path in their playground. Ew, boy.

Excuse the language, but it’s literal… when I take the big guys to the barnyard to attend to the mini donkeys twice daily, the little guy remains in the house in cold weather but gets ‘pissed off’ against the base of my main bath toilet! Never has accidents unless I leave him alone. He has become a first class traveler and goes everyplace on day trips with my husband and I, and on errands, and to dr. appointments, walks, etc. A wonderful traveler, really!!

Trace Small Paws

Trace Small Paws

The first week we had Trace, we let all the boys out into the backyard for their morning constitutional, and doesn’t Trace grab a morning dove right out of the air!!! Winged it, shook it’s head and flew off. He just wanted to show off his prowess apparently.

I am searching for another Coton now .. in the similar age group with no issues, and perhaps a female this time to keep him more humble 🙂 He’s the cutest thing on legs! Thanks to Small Paws Rescue for enriching our lives with this entertaining fluffball with attitude!

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Miss Sophie Explains It All

I asked the members of Small Paws to send me their Fluff stories. Well, this story comes from one of the Fluffs! She tells the story of how she and her three fluffy siblings found their places as a family in a furever home

Hi! I’m Miss Sophie, Diva Queen.

I’m the youngest of four – I’m 2 1/2 years old – Sparky – he’s 6 months older than me; Miss BeBe, the Diva Princess – she’s about 7 or 8, and Himself, Sir Waddles – he’s the oldest – he’s about 14. We heard you wanted stories – boy, do we have a story! I’ve got the smallest paws and type the best so I usually do the typing. Mom says that I’m the glue that holds all of us together. She calls me the Mother Fluff.

It all started when Mom & Dad let a woman named Cindy stay with them. She had a bichon named PePe. She stayed with them a long time. They grew to love PePe. They took care of PePe. Then she moved out. They were sad, very sad and lonely. They missed PePe.

Then Mom’s car windows didn’t work. A man came to fix them. He had a bichon on his truck. Dad and the man talked and Dad found out about Small Paws Rescue and a picnic.

They went to the picnic. They thought maybe that they would bring a bichon home with them. When they got to the picnic, they talked about PePe and how much they missed him and the fun they had with him. They were told it was best if they had a pair of bichons so that the one wouldn’t get lonely. There was a woman named Susan there. They talked with her. She’s now our Aunt Susan. Susan introduced them to a woman named Robin. They talked with her. That was on a Sunday. The next day they started to get phone calls about bonded pairs. They decided to fill out the paperwork. With every phone call, it just didn’t seem right about the dogs. They got discouraged. Then Aunt Susan called them about Sparky.

They went far away to get Sparky. He was tormented by 3 small children and 3 cats. He didn’t have a back yard to run in. He loves our backyard. He loved not being tormented. They were happy about Sparky, but Sparky got tired playing by himself. He watched Mom and learned about the computer, typing and email. He wrote to Aunt Susan and told her he was lonely.

One day, I was put in a small crate and took to a noisy place away from everyone else. Mom got a call from Aunt Susan on a Friday afternoon telling her that I was going to be a room temperature if someone didn’t come and get me the next day. So, Mom, Dad and Sparky came and got me. I was So happy! That crate was too small for me. Mom & Dad took us over to a person’s house and we roamed the backyard. At first, we didn’t stay together. By the time we left, we were walking shoulder to shoulder. We were told it only took us 3 hours to bond. Miss Summer, one of Aunt Susan’s fluffs, told me about being a Diva – she’s the top Diva, Diva Supreme. I do rule the roost!

I like to play with plastic balls and ropes. I’m Sparky’s best toy and playmate. One day Sparky did something very bad. I wouldn’t look at him or play with him for a whole day. He doesn’t do that anymore. He was really upset that I was mad at him. I hunt lizards with him. We run and tussle all the time. He might be bigger than me, but I can keep up with him and I’m as strong as he is!

Then, one day we got in the car and rode a long time. When we got out, we heard a lot of dogs bark. We tried playing with another fluff, but she didn’t want to play with us. So, we were introduced to Miss BeBe. She was really scared, but she let us near her. We were told that she had been a birthing mother in another county and then left to roam when she wasn’t useful anymore. She is the one who has changed the most. She has her own boudoir. It is under Mom & Dad’s bed, up at the top. For the longest time she hid under there. She had to learn that she didn’t have look for food as we get fed twice everyday and we have clean water to drink. She had to even learn about treats! She would only go to Mom. She was afraid of Dad. He is big. Now, she lets us go under the bottom of the bed and stay. That is her lounge area. We still can’t go in her boudoir. She dances, smiles all the time, runs outside and really like the wind to blow in her face. She’s a chow hound like Sparky. He will eat just about anything. She even jumps in Dad’s lap and on top of the bed. She like to tunnel in the sheets.

When we met Miss BeBe, Dad and Mom met Shorty. We couldn’t get near him ’cause he had a cough. He had to stay at that place. He wrapped his arm’s around Dad’s arm and Dad fell in love with him. Miss BeBe came home with us. We went back for Shorty. Dad changed his name ’cause when he poops he waddles all over the back yard. We’re named like Aunt Susan’s fluffs. When we met her, she had 5. Now she has 6. So, Waddles became Sir Waddles. He’s funny. He has his own royal bed in the royal chambers – Mom’s closet. He is a Himself, so that is how he became Himself, Sir Waddles. He also has taken over Sparky’s bed. It is the biggest bed. Mom & Dad think he is a Pekingese kissed by a bichon. His tongue hangs out all the time.

As you see, we even have our own email account, cause when Mom’s not using the computer, we email our fluff friends.

We hope you tell everyone about us FitzPlant fluffs. We are happy.

Tail wags to all!

Sophie, Diva Queen

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Conner Small Paws Heals Hearts

I’ve also lived this story, related by Small Paws member, Barb. I lost my Bailey to cancer. But a few months later, Tyler Small Paws trotted into my life to heal my heart. Just as Conner has healed the hearts of his furever family.

Little Beau

Little Beau

Our beloved baby, Beau joined our family in the fall of 1999, 2 years old. His owner didn’t want him any more, and my husband worked at the apartment complex where Beau lived, and he used to play with Beau when ever he was outside. So when he heard that she was getting rid of Beau, he asked if he could have him.

When Beau first came to us, he wasn’t the most happy dog. but as time went on, he realized how much he was loved and wanted, he turned out to be one of the best. My heart broke when we had to put him down due to cancer, on Feb 11, 2011. I held him close until it was over.I know in my heart he is waiting at Rainbow Bridge for us.

Conner, and his Small Paws blanket

Conner, and his Small Paws blanket

We adopted a new baby from Small Paws in March of 2011, the best thing I ever did. We now have Conner whom we have also grown to love dearly. Conner is the sweetest baby, and boy does he respond to love. I tell all my friends and family about Small Paws. We are so lucky that Small Paws was there.

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Are you looking for a Fluffy new family member?

Small Paws saves dogs! You can help–donate some bucks, save some Fluffs!

 

 

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