Friday, April 30, 2010


FIVE more lucky pups headed off to new lives and new adventures yesterday. On the freedom train were Amy, Davey (brother to Goliath who left earlier this month), Pepe, and two pups (Trey & Bear).

This is truly a team effort - that could not be possible without our rescue partners, foster homes, sponsors and our hard core volunteers. Please consider helping us to save more dogs, by fostering a dog in danger or sponsoring a dog's veterinary care.

Amy is ready for a roadtrip!

Davey cannot wait to see his brother, Golliath!

Pepe...what a cutie!

Bear and Trey aren't too sure about all of this...


This week - to lift our spirits - we recieved the below pictures from a doggie angel who adopted not one - but TWO - of our pups!

Pictured below are Millie - who came to us in terrible shape and took months to rehabilitate - and Danielle, one of a litter of abandoned Border Collie pups.

They certainly look happy digging a hole to China in their new backyard!

Millie and Danielle's new mom sent the following caption which says it all:

How smart was I to get a white dog?????

Happy digging girls!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sweet Scout Need a Foster Home! Please Help!

Scout came to PAWS several years ago after being picked up as a stray by our local shelter - he was emaciated and scared. He was wearing a hunting collar - but obviously not successful as a hunting dog.

He was taken in by a wonderful hound sanctuary where he was nursed back to health, attended basic obedience classes to build his confidence and learned to live inside the home as part of the family.

Scout shares his life at the sanctuary with many other dogs. Recently a new male dog joined the pack - and for some reason - he and Scout do not see eye-to-eye.

The Sanctuary - considering the best interest if its pack - has requested that we take Scout back into our rescue - the other option being euthanasia.

Scout is a wonderful boy who has lived peacefully with multiple dogs for over 2 years now. Please help us to help him - by fostering him until he can be placed through rescue.

Scout will need a foster home that will allow him to live inside as part of the family and one that has a fenced in yard.

Scout is crate trained, neutered, heartworm negative and up-to-date on vaccinations.
If you can help this gorgeous hound find his way to a new beginning - please contact Lisa at 901-826-0292 or visit
to complete a foster application.

Scout & Fred

I am one gorgeous hound boy!

Thank you for caring about Scout!

Friday, April 23, 2010


More of our pups headed off to rescue yesterday - thanks to the wonderful service provided by Pam & Kyle Peterson - Without transporters like them - so many pups would be left without a chance at a new beginning.

On their way to freedom and loving homes this week were 4 puppies (Toby, Tommy, Tanner & Tracie) and 3 adult dogs including Smiley - who has been stuck in boarding alongside Bruno for way too many months to count - a gorgeous Black Lab named Scooter who was an owner surrender, and a mixed breed pup named Gage who came to us after being runover by a car.

Smiley headed for rescue after an eternity in boarding!

Yey - I am out of my cage and on my way to a new home!

Sweet Scooter on his way to a new beginning - he sure looks happy!

Gage - what a cutie! He is going to make someone a great companion!

I am so cute!
A big "thank you" to Leanne for running around like a crazy person to get these guys ready for and onto transport. You are the best!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


We had a few lucky pups head off to rescue this past week! Several that have been with us for quite sometime.

Whitey - a sweet, adult Pittie boy, who has been in boarding for months and months - was one of the chosen pups. He has been so patient waiting for his chance to shine. He arrived in rescue yesterday after a long transport. His rescue reports that he is the nicest boy who was completely unphased by the long transport and months in a cage. Thanks to the folks at Northgate who took such good care of him.

Leah also finally got her chance at a new beginning! For such a young, sweet thing - she has been waiting way too long. Thank you to Cissy and Susan for fostering her and for taking care of her through Heartworm treatment. You guys rock!

A few last minute additions, Bella (Cocker girl) and Golliath (Pointer mix) were also sent to rescue after being saved from the local shelter.

Thank you to everyone who helped save these precious pups! We look forward to updates from their new families.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Charlie and Callie are two gorgeous, young Chocolate Labs, who came to us after being thown out of a car.

They were being fostered at Joan's house. When Joan went into the hospital, Charlie and Callie went to a temporary foster home that could keep them for a few weeks.

We did not see this as a problem, as both dogs had a rescue to take them and also a prospective adoptive home.

We have since discovered that Charlie and Callie are positive for heartworm (light positive).
So - we need a new, longer term foster for these two that can hold them through treatment (6 weeks) - or a rescue that can take them as is and treat them upon intake.

Callie and Charlie are really nice dogs who get along well with others. They deserve a chance to enjoy their lives as part of a loving family. All they need is a foster to take them through treatment.

If you can help these two sweet pups - please contact: Lisa at 901-826-0292 or email us at

Monday, April 12, 2010


Here is an update of one of PAWS' lucky dogs, Prince (now Chance).

"Here is a new picture of Chance. We are happy, happy that we adopted him. He has been the best thing to happen to us in a long time. He is healthy now and heart- worm free. We LOVE him alot."

"Here is a picture of Porita. She is Chance's new sister. We were so happy that we adopted Chance that we rescued her, too. Just wish the world could adopt all of the strays because the world would be a better place. They give so much love!"
Aprile and Rick

Thank you so much Aprile and Rick for providing such a wonderful and loving home to Chance!