Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Bella is heading to Fort Wayne on Friday for a surgical consult!  We have almost $1,000 in donations, but the surgical estimate is $3,000. That doesn't cover her rehab, but we will work on that when it is time. Her Paypal link is on the Home page as well as the Adoption page

"Ouch, I hurt!"

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Beautiful Bella has been hit by a car. We are asking for donations to cover her surgical costs!  Her acetabulum is broken in TWO places. This surgery, at the low end, will cost $1500 (plate put in to hold the pelvis together). 
  At the time of the accident, we had JUST paid off another veterinary bill and had only $50 in the Dream Paws account.  

  A $5.00 donation goes a long way when given by hundred of people.  Please share this request for a donation to our PayPal account. The button is  on the Adoptable page as well as the Home page.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A visit with Chloe

In early December, Gary and I drove to Valparaiso, IN to meet with Chloe's foster mom from Midwest Border Collie Rescue (Jackie). Her family was visiting friends for a birthday party!  What great luck that we were all able to meet and visit.

Friday, October 31, 2014

What a gorgeous and courageous girl Chloe is!  She LOVES playing and has found the enjoyment of fallen leaves :-)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

UPDATE: Chloe the Border Collie

Chloe is participating in some intense physical therapy. X-rays revealed that both rear legs are dislocated. Being dislocated for such an extended period of time allows the leg to form tissue around the joint.
The best case scenario would be one in which the physical therapy can allow her to move her hocks more normally and then surgery to place one or both femurs back in the pelvic bone.

Updates coming soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chloe the Border Collie :-)

How do you get a paralyzed pup from the middle of OH to IL with only a couple of days to plan? How do you do this with all volunteers and out of pocket expense??  Email, phone calls, text messages, Facebook, and general word of mouth!

Back in April, a young Border Collie pup was thrown from a car. The good samaritan that saved her did not have the funds to have X-rays completed, but just the basics to keep Chloe alive.

As October approached, the good samaritan realized she, herself needed surgery and would not be able to keep Chloe.  This is where rescue comes in.

From our wonderful foster family in Chillicothe, OH (Melina and Sherry Smith) to us, to Midwest Border Collie Rescue, to previous adopters, and messages across the midwest, Chloe was able to be placed in South Bend for her overnight stay within a few days.

Darin Hostetler, a previous adopter, received the request to help Chloe via text message. He immediately went to his calendar and saw that Thursday would work for transport to South Bend. How?  Darin is form Michigan.  Darin volunteered to pilot his plane to OH and then on to IN for Chloe!  He even had a co-pilot and a veterinarian on board to help out if needed.

Once in South Bend, Chloe will stay overnight at Ann and Gary Missad's home. In the morning, Chloe will travel with them to meet her new foster mom (Jackie from Midwest Border Collie Rescue) in Hammond, IN. From there, Chloe will travel to northern IL for a vet appointment at 3pm.


Monday, September 29, 2014

October Events

10/4 : PetCo in Granger noon to 3pm

10/18: River Park Pet Walk

10/19: Five Guys Fundraiser

10/19: TSC in Niles noon to 3pm