Monday, March 29, 2010


Here is an update from the wonderful family that adopted our long-termers, Kade and Kiani. We are so fortunate to have found such a loving home for these two (and together!).

"Kade and Kiani are so much a part of this family that we cannot imagine life without them. My daughter asked me the other day how long I thought they would live and I told her I didn't want to talk about it because I didn't want to think about them dying. They are a part of our family and we love them dearly!!!!!! Thank you for rescuing them and allow them to be part of "us" like I think they were meant to be." Amber and Aaron

This is Kiani on her way home! She still peeks over Amber's shoulder!


What a tough life don't you think!

YEAH...Daddy's home!

Kade watching tv with his 2-legged sis!

What is mom cooking?

Shhhh...daddy doesn't know! I'm keeping his spot warm!

Couldn't be happier!


Great news for sweet Chewy - who was featured last week on this Blog. Chewy was pulled from our local shelter when he was scheduled for euthanasia - However the volunteer who saved his life did so without having a place for Chewy to go...

Thank goodness our pleas for help were answered by a wonderful family who drove to Marion over the weekend to adopt Chewy. Not only did they leave with Chewy in tow - but they also saved ANOTHER Pittie named Bayou who was out of time at our local shelter.

These two pups have hit the jackpot as far as families go. We could not be happier for them! Below are some pictures of Chewy and Bayou with their new family and update from their dad.

We made it home safe and sound. We have finished the introductions and everyone is getting along great. Lots of butt sniffing, curiousity, and playing. We decided to rename Chewy to Bullet because he runs so fast and my son really really really wanted to rename Bayou, we allowed it and he chose Sniper to be the lil ones new name. I'll stay in touch from time to time with emails and pictures of everybody as they grow up. We enjoyed visiting with y'all. Please know all your animals are in our hearts and prayers. It pains my heart to know how many dogs are euthanized each month, I guess there must be a lot of dogs in heaven.


Jeremy, Leslie, Noah and Ethan

Bayou/Sniper gettin' some love

Chewy snuggling with his human:)

Chewy/Bullet and his new brothers

The whole pack!

Chewy/Bullet & Bayou/Sniper (red)

Bayou/Sniper being used as a Pillow...

This placement is the perfect example of what wonderful family dogs Pit Bulls can be. Please consider adopting one or two to be a part of your family - you won't be disappointed!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


"A" Pup - Angela

We recently took in a litter of 7 puppies now known as the "A" puppies, that had been abandoned in a woman's yard.

These poor pups came to us malnourished, full or parasites and unvaccinated. Answering the plea for help - PAWS volunteers, Lisa and Leanne took the pups home - de-wormed, vaccinated and put these pups on a high-quality diet to get them going in the right direction.

They also found a rescue willing to take the whole litter once they were healthy and had a few more rounds of puppy shots. Things were looking up for these abandoned pups!

Thursday night one of the seven puppies was lethargic and in severe respiratory distress. Lisa and Leanne took the pup to the vet where it received fluids and antibiotics. Unfortunately, the little pup was too far gone and died in Lisa's arms on Friday morning.

Only one of the remaining six puppies showed signs of illness - but a few more were exhibiting loose stools - so Lisa and Leanne took all six to the vet yesterday where they all tested positive for the deadly Parvo virus. The vet kept all of the pups at the clinic and started treatment immediately.

We received news this morning that another one of the pups died overnight. This is heartbreaking news for us.

The good news is the remaining five "A" pups are showing signs of recovery - they were making noise and wagging their tails this morning!

The surviving pups have to spend 5 days at the vet clinic at the cost of $45 per pup per day. That comes out to be $225/per day for the remaining pups or a total of $1125!

We just do not have the funds to cover that expense. We urgently need your help in covering the medical expenses to save the remaining 5 "A" puppies. Please help by donating to their care today! These puppies deserve a chance at a new beginning.

Donations via mail can be sent to:
People for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
P.O. Box 584
Marion, AR 72364

"A" Pup - Aaron

Friday, March 19, 2010


PAWS of Marion needs your help to raise funds for our many wonderful dogs that have tested positive for Heartworm. Without the funds for treatment they stay in limbo in our rescue and are unable to move onto adoptive homes and rescue groups.

Now you can fill your garden AND help us to raise money at the same time!

For every purchase made on this site Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to PAWS. What a deal!
Please pass this link onto you friends and family that may be getting ready to plant their spring flowers:

This is an easy and fun way to help us to help our dogs! Buy your flowers today!


This is Timmy! He came to us as one of three puppies (Timmy, Tommy and Tara) over two years ago along with his mother, Autumn.

Timmy, now called Bond, is obviously loving life in his New England home!

Below are pictures of him as a pup and of him as a gorgeous, happy adult as well as an update from his forever family!

Bond is great! He was very happy today that the rained stopped and he could go for a long walk and run outside. He recently learned how to run through those agility tunnel obstacles. He picks things up really quickly- although he still can't catch a frisbee!
We just love him! I attached a few recent pictures.
-Danielle and Mike


We just received these awesome new pictures of Landry from his adoptive home in Maine!

Landry was another one of our longterm residents - who had absolutely no adoptive interest locally even though he is a great family dog.
Here is the note Landry's mom sent along with the pictures:

Hello! Landry is wonderful! He is the sweetest dog that ever lived :o) He has wiggled his way into all of our hearts. My two little girls ADORE him and he is happy to be loved by them. I attached a couple photos. Most of them are from Rangeley. We go a couple times a year and he LOVES it! Thanks! -tabitha

THANK YOU Tabitha for giving Landry the home he always deserved. Keep those great pictures coming - they make our day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


As many of you know, Lonnie and Lindy were on borrowed time. Thanks to a wonderful person (M.K.- we can't say enough about you), they have a new lease on life. Here are some pictures from their "rescue trip" a few weeks ago.

A special thanks to Jennifer and John for fostering these two for the past year when no one else would. Another big thanks to Janice for meeting with our volunteer, Allison, in Little Rock to help with transport (we couldn't do it without people like you). Beth, you have gone above and beyond many many times to help us and we love you for it! Lastly, we want to thank Nancy for the financial support (and emotional) that ultimately saved their lives (again....).

Lonnie and Lindy are doing absolutely fabulous (see pics below- taken via cell phone so they are not the greatest quality, but you get the idea). These"couch pictures" were taken last week. We are happy to report that they are getting along great together.

Lonnie started heartworm treatment this week. Lindy still needs some funding in order for her to start treatment, but we are hoping that will come in due time (for now they are focusing on obedience training, etc.). Below is an update from today:

":D lonnie is doing great, i saw him today but he get's too excited when he sees me (so sweeeeet) so i will call tomorrow to check on him...he should be at vet's approx a week then here for the next 30 days...prayers for this sweet boy

lindy is doing awesome, we have worked on her food aggression, she is being free fed (and spoiled, can't help it - she's a total love) and she is doing really well...she has an infection in her toenail so we have her on antibiotics and she's hanging out, we went to the river yesterday...i am hoping to get her swimming within a month :D

Just a reminder of what IS possible!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Thanks to Auntie Kelly who visited from St. Louis this past weekend, Biscuit has an updated hairdo! She feels sooo much better. Biscuit is such a wonderful girl who would love nothing more than to hang out with her family on the couch. She is a calm, approx. 6 year old gal who would probably prefer older children to toddlers.

We are in the process of trying to gather funds to heartworm treat this precious dog. If you would like to donate, please contact Allison at 901-240-9848 or email (if you choose to donate via Paypal, please make sure you put that the donation is for her heartworm treatment so that the funds go directly to take care of her).

Check our updated pictures of Biscuit below (who wouldn't love that precious face)! The cute little pup in the picture with her is Kelly's adopted rescue dog, Tinkie!


Hazel is one beautiful girl! She will start heartworm treatment hopefully very soon (cross fingers/paws) and will be looking for a forever home in a few months. This is an amazing and very smart girl. She would LOVE to find an active family who wouldn't mind playing fetch with her over and over. She'll even show you some tricks just to get you to throw the toy (first she'll bark, then sit, then down, then roll!).

Hazel deserves a wonderful family. She doesn't really "play" with other dogs, but seems to enjoy their company. Her primary interest seems to be with her "people" (playing fetch for sure). This is not a dog that will be happy outside alone while you are at work. Hazel gets a little excited at times and will bark and jump up, so a home without toddlers would probably be best. If you are interested in finding out more about this precious girl, please contact Allison at 901-240-9848 or . It's never too early to fill out an application!