Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today's Vaccination Clinic

A huge thank you to Shay, Ann, Sara, Randy, Barb, Val, and all the other volunteers that were able to help out in Benton Harbor today. I don't know what the final count was, but by 1pm, more than 100 vaccinations had been completed. Dog licenses were also sold as well as baked goods (yummy) and  some dogs even had their toenails clipped.


Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed

February 24th is our last vaccination clinic in Berrien County (MI). It is going to be packed with people attempting to obtain their canine and feline vaccinations before March 1st. 
Volunteers are needed to direct people, transfer paperwork (legible handwriting needed: not mine!), hold animals, etc.
ALSO: if anyone has some walki-talkies we may borrow, please call 574-255-0131. Last year, the vehicle line was out over 1 mile and communicating which animals were pre-registered for the clinic was physically demanding.

Berrien County Animal Control Sunday, February 24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

9204 Huckleberry Rd.
Berrien Center, MI 49102

Call 574-255-0131 to volunteer (or email us!)

Thunder Update 2

Here I am trying to find a place on the couch.  Yes, I have gained  pounds!  I receive 1 1/2 cups of Purina Dog Chow with 1/2 cup of Purina Puppy Chow, and a tablespoon of Embark twice daily. I am hoping my mom will go buy a big box of Embark. I love that stuff!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thunder Update 1

 If you were able to visit the adoption event this weekend in Niles, you saw Thunder in his warm jacket. He welcomed all the attention and loving pats. He also received a visit from Tracey (Tracey picked up Thunder from the Capital Area Humane Society and then drove him to Coldwater, MI to meet me). Thank you Tracey for bringing this special boy into our lives.
  Thunder's lab results from last week reveal that he is in excellent health for his age! The only 'high' was in albumin and that may be his body trying to regulate protein levels with his new diet.


Friday, January 11, 2013


Left for dead by the side of the road, a family stopped to see if the object was an injured or dead deer. Imagine their surprise when they saw it was a dog and still alive! The family took him to the Capital Area Humane Society that has a veterinarian. After being stabilized, the dog had blood tests run. The results showed that he was in organ failure. The staff did not give up though and treated him with good food and kindness. After a few weeks, Thunder was up to 62 pounds.
The shelter kindly allowed Dream Paws Rescue to come in and pull him. Thunder is now in our home recuperating. He will be taken to our vet for follow up labs and other tests.

Ann & Thunder

First Update on Thunder

When he first had bloodwork done teh first week of December, the results showed that his organs were in failure. Thursday's tests results revealed that except for a slight increase in albumin, his organs are in perfect health!!
I keep trying to get pictures of him, but he is so camera shy :-))


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Welcome New Additions and some Congratulations!

We have some new additions!

Welcome THUNDER!   Thunder is an Isabella Doberman who was left for dead on the side of the road.  She is skin and bones (I won't post pictures right now, as even us in rescue have a hard time looking at her).  She is the sweetest girl, but has a LONG road to recovery.  We will never understand how people can just throw their pets out like trash.  Here at Dream Paws she will get all the love and attention she needs!  We do however, need support to help her on her journey.  If you would you like to donate please click the paypal link below.  Anything is appreciated!

Welcome Irwin and Lady (both courtesy posts).  Both Irwin and Lady are currently not in a Dream Paws foster home, but we are helping locals to find homes for their pets.  Local citizens often contact us as a way to avoid taking their dogs to a shelter where they risk being put to sleep.  We try to help out when we can.

Congratulations to CHANCEY who was adopted this week.  Fingers are crossed for Gingered Koko and Warrick, who both have adoptions pending. 

Donations are always appreciated and go for the care of all our dogs.  To donate, you can mail a check to 

Dream Paws
3015 Wild Cherry Ridge West
Mishawaka, IN 46544

or use PayPal