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

Five Guys Fundraiser!!

Head over to Five Guys with one of our vouchers on October 19th and a portion of the proceeds from purchases will go to Dream Paws Rescue :-) :-) :-)

  Contact Ann at to receive a voucher.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Niles, MI TSC  adoption and store sale event
Sunday September 21
noon to 3pm
dogs, cats, raffle items

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Adoption Event

Ooops, a late posting! Today, Sunday, September 7th, we will be at petCo in Granger, IN from noon to 3pm. Dogs, cats, and kittens.

Stop on in to visit with us and our crew!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


The most important date I think EVERYONE should have on their calendar is September 27th. We will be traveling via convey and car pool to Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI to support Team Janica Racing. More coming soon!!

Th second most important date is July 25 and 26th. This is our annual RESCUE YARD SALE. This year it will be held in our subdivision and is from 9am to 3pm both days. Please email to sign-up to sit with us for a spell :-)

7/20 TSC in Niles, noon to 3pm
7/25 and 7/26 Yard Sale 3015 Wild Cherry Rdg W; Mishawaka, IN 46544; 9am to 3pm
8/3 PetCo Granger noon to 3pm
8/8 and 8/9  MIDDLEBURY FESTIVAL. We have a booth and need volunteers to man the afternoon times both days!! The parade is 8/9 at 9am. come join us early to participate in the parade (bring your people and pet-friendly dogs!!)
8/17 TSC in Niles, MI noon to 3pm
9/7 PetCo in Granger, IN noon to 3pm
9/20 Cool Cat Rescue Event 11am to 3pm Pet Supplies Plus in Goshen, IN 4024 Elkhart Rd.
9/21 TSC Niles, MI noon to 3pm
9/27 Gingerman Raceway times TBA


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TSC Adoption Event 6/15/2014

Calling All Volunteers!
 I will NOT be around for the event at TSC in Niles this coming Sunday. I am going to need anyone and everyone to head out there to promote Dream Paws Rescue. I realize that I happen to have a majority of the fosters, but a table set up with the donation bin, and some cards would be fantastic!!  Please send me an email, call, or text if you are able to help out.

You are the BEST,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


May 4th PETCO in Granger (near UP Mall) from 11am to 2pm

May 18th TSC Niles, MI noon to 3pm

May 31 AND June 1 TSC in Niles, MI noon to 3pm!!

See you there

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Sunday April 27th from noon to 3pm TSC in Niles, MI

Saturday May 3rd from noon to 3pm TSC in Niles, MI

Sunday May 4th from noon to 3pm TSC in Niles, MI

YES, loads of adult dogs and cats (young, adult, and senior).

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Team Janica Racing

A huge thank you to Team Janica Racing for their donation to Dream Paws Rescue's Haenlein Emergency Medical Fund.

Team Janica Racing performed a memorial race in honor of driver Mark Haenlein. Mark, Wonderful father to Maestro and husband to Vanda, passed away in a tragic vehicle accident in June 2012. The number of individuals and families across the continents that his death shocked cannot be recorded. There was standing room only at his funeral.

So many people I have spoken to have shared what they were doing at the time they found out about Mark's death and how it affected them minutes later to years later.  I still remember the moment I found out and almost went off the road. I still cry when I hear from Vanda, Millie or Otto (Mark's mom and dad), or hear about wonderful things that Maestro is doing.

Mark  was one of those special people that one will never forget and one whose love for all around him brought joy and a smile to everyone's face.

Maestro and Vanda:
 Thank you Team Janica for making another Dream Come True.


So many of our crew have been adopted out to their wonderful Forever Homes!  One of our fur babies that still needs a home is O'Rien.
O'Rien is an American Staffordshire mix. He is just shy of 7 months old, great with other dogs, housebroken, crate-trained, and fantastic with children. He also rides very well in the vehicle!

O'Rien's Story:
 At just under 6 months of age, O'Rien was picked up by South Bend Animal Care and Control. He was in a wire crate next to a dumpster on December 30th, 2012. This was one of those MINUS 40 DEGREE days!!!  He is lucky to be alive and even luckier to have a fantastic foster home at Tyler's, but O'Rien is in need of his own family now.

If you have bully breed experience and can continue with his basic obedience, please fill out an application online.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014