Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vivian the Rottweiler

Vivian is one of my foster fur babies.  She is between 6 and 8 years young.  Last Friday, I was playing with her and found two lumps on her breasts as I was rubbing her tummy.  Immediately, I was concerned and had a 'feeling'. On Monday, Gary took Vivian into Dr. Hatter to confirm my suspicions.  Yes, she does have a mammary tumor :-(
 We have chosen to remove the mass in the event that we can prevent it from metastasis (spreading to other organs). Unfortunately, the cost is estimated between $599 and $800. We are going to be doing a lot of fundraising and it will have to be done quickly :-)

Look for updates on Vivian!!


Here's how you can help: Mail checks or money orders to:
Dream Paws
3015 Wild Cherry Ridge West
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Monday, November 28, 2011

2 Brittany Spaniels and a Yorkshire Terrier

How do yo u get a Britt from Wisconsin and a Britt from Michigan to their homes in Mississippi and Tennessee, respectively? You coordinate a transport, of course! On Saturday, a number of drivers joined forces together throughout the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi to make it happen.  Gary and I picked up Margie, one of the Britts, in South Bend, IN  and drove her to the PetSmart in Carmel, IN.  Once there, we walked for a while awaiting the arrival of Jesse, the other Britt, coming in from Wisconsin. Upon the estimated arrival time, the driver for Jesse arrived as well as the driver for Margie and Jesse to continue their journey toward the south.
When Margie and Jessie were back on the road, Gary and I waited for a Yorkshire Terrier that needed to head back up north to Niles, MI to her Forever Home.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our First Newsletter

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Please remember the animals this holiday season!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Welcome to Dream Paws!

Welcome to Dream Paws!  We are a non-profit, volunteer-based animal welfare group that supports the placement of companion animals through fostering, transportation from shelters to animal adoption organizations, and community outreach.  D.R.E.A.M. P.A.W.S. was started by two people, who wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals. They were both working for different adoption groups at the time and found themselves wanting to do more than they were able to do currently, so they decided to get together and form a different group and D.R.E.A.M. P.A.W.S. was born!  The goal of D.R.E.A.M. P.A.W.S. is to find a loving home for every lonely animal.