Friday, December 30, 2011

25 cent Book Sale: January 15th

Our adoption event at TSC in Niles will be host to a 25 cent book sale.  All the books are in excellent shape, hard and soft cover, and ONLY 25 cents!!  Authors include Parker, Patterson, Roberts, the Plum series, and so many more!!  Please stop in between noon and three to visit, buy some books, and socialize with the critters.  All proceeds go towards Vivian's mastectomy.

Thanks for spreading the word and helping out Vivian,

SPREAD the word: we need FOSTERS

Please help spread the word. We are in need of fosters for large-breed, short-haired dogs.  There is a gorgeous 4 year old Rottweiler at South Bend Animal Care and Control.  For those knowing people who enjoy smaller breeds, they also just received a young Dachshund AND a 1 year old Pekignese!! 


Transport to KY

Here we go again!!  :-)  December 31, Ann is assisting Mastiff Rescue in transporting a senior mastiff towards his new home in KY.  Ann will be picking him up from a Mastiff Rescue volunteer in South Bend at 8 in the morning and then plans on arriving in Carmel, IN for the next transporter to complete his drive to his new home.  Pictures and more about the drive, coming soon!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Vaccination Clinic

In need of vaccinations for your dog?  Berrien County Animal Control and Dr. Anderson are sponsoring many vaccination clinics in Michigan. 

$20 Rabies (1 Year)
$25 Rabies (3 Years)
$20 Distemper

You DO NOT have to be a Berrien County (or Michigan) Resident to take advantage of this clinic.

You MUST Pre-register!  You can register online by clicking HERE or by calling (269) 471-7531.

Ann will be helping out at the January 21st clinic in Benton Harbor :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Shelter Dog's Lament

A Shelter Dog's Lament

Don’t be scared by what you see,
when I cower and hide, it’s not me.
I had a past if I could say...what things had happened,
you would never walk away.
You’d figure out why, you’d understand,
why I flinch away at your outstretched hand.
I want to trust you more than anything,
I shake so bad that it’s hard to breathe.
Don’t give up on me, I want to love,
to know a gentle touch would be a gift from above.
So don’t be scared by what you see,
when I cower and hide, it’s just not me.

By Cheryl Goede

January Meet and Greets!

Our January Meet and Greet dates are available under the "EVENTS" tab! 
Come visit Ann and our dogs!  Our News Years Resolution this year is to find every lonely dog a loving home!  Can you help us?

Also, remember Vivian's need for surgery and donate if you can!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Vivian is on her way towards her goal!  Her account now has $111.00.  This is a fantastic start.  We really need to get her surgery done quickly, so please chip in :-))

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tractor Supply Adoption Event!

We were there too! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Vivian, our sweet Rottie, was recently diagnosed with a mammary tumor.  The surgery to remove the tumor is VERY expensive (approximately $800) and we are in need of donations to help fund the surgery.  Please help us help Vivian!  No donation is too small.

Thank you VERY much! Click the link below to donate.

Pay Pal

Pay Pal links are up and working!  Yeah!  Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Want to help our precious animals?

Even though our PayPal and Chip In are currently not functioning.. we are still in need of donations!  You can send them directly to Ann at:
Dream Paws Rescue
3015 Wild Cherry Ridge West
Mishawaka, IN 46544


Stop by and see Ann at Tractor Supply this Sunday from 12-3 pm!  She will be bringing some of the "babies" and would love to see you!

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

PayPal and Chip-in for Vivian

Due to some major changes, our link to donate to assist Vivian is not functioning at this time. I am hopeful that we will have it up and running by Thursday 12-15-11!!! I will keep you posted :-)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Got a dog-related question that needs answered?

Dear Piper,
My 6 month old Boxer mix puppy, Ely, constantly jumps on people. We tell him “NO!” and push him off, but he doesn’t seem to be learning to stay off. What can we do to make him greet people appropriately?
Tired of jumping dogs in Indiana

Dear Tired,
Jumping dogs is a constant problem for puppy owners. Although we don‟t realize it, but we are actually rewarding jumping dogs when we push them off. Dogs jump because they are excited and want attention. By pushing them off, we are doing exactly what we want them to do. Touching them! We need to train them that they get more attention when they keep “four on the floor”. Begin training by having a person hold Ely‟s leash (ignoring him) or if no person is available, tie Ely‟s leash to a door. Walk up to Ely and if he keeps “four on the floor” reward him immediately with a treat. If he doesn‟t, immediately turn and walk away. Repeat using different people. You will see Ely learning the rules of the game very quickly. When people are coming to your house, hand out treats before they enter and have Ely on a leash. If he keeps “four on the floor” let the people reward him. If not, have them turn and walk away immediately. Over time, Ely will learn not to jump.

Do you have a question for Piper to answer?  Send it to and we will answer it in the next newsletter!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Malaki from Indianapolis

Coming soon will be the CUTEST little boy you have ever seen.  He was found in the streets outside of Indianapolis. After being taken to a veterinarian to see if he had a microchip (he did not), the veterinarian began putting in a phone call to the local pound to have him picked up!  Luckily, word spread fast and a local rescuer pulled him from the veterinarian's office and held him at her home until he could be transported up to us (his previous home has not been located).
Malaki (My Angel) is a 4 1/2 month old male Whippet mix. He gets along with dogs, cats,and all humans.  His foster mom is presently working on housebreaking and Basic Manners. His first night he did get into the kitties' litter box for 'tootsie rolls'.  Ewwww...
We are hoping to get a DNA testing company to donate a kit or kits to us for those fur babies that have a mom and/or dad that don't leave calling cards. This will help clarify breeds to families that are interested in the possible pedigrees of their new companions. Individuals can also donate to the Paypal button on the Sponsor link on the front page to assist us in purchasing the DNA kits!

Coming soon: pictures of Malaki

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Light up our Christmas Tree!

Help us decorate our Christmas tree! For every donation received we will place an ornament on our tree! We hope to have our tree fully decorated before Christmas! All donations go to the care of the animals at Dream Paws Animal Rescue.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PetSmart Events December

We will be at PetSmart on Ireland Rd. in South Bend, December 3rd, from noon to 3pm. On Sunday we will be at PetSmart on Grape Rd. in Mishawaka, December 4th, from noon to 3pm.
Along with the Greyhounds, we will be bringing Chip the Miniature Pinscher and Trooper, the Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.
See you there!!!!