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Santa Watch!

Santa Watch!

Remember little Dottie? She arrived at the shelter when her owner could no longer care for her. She was quite a mess…moppy hair and terrible teeth. But she never let those things bother her all that much, she was a happy girl regardless of her apparent. Despite the fact that Dottie was an older(ish) dog, … Continue reading

Brotherly Love…

Brotherly Love…

Oh Wiley. What a cool little dude. This guy came to me after he had been picked up as a stray. Right from the start, I knew he was going to be one of the chillest fosters ever. He had such an easy going personality…calm, cool and collected. He loved other dogs and enjoyed snuggling … Continue reading

Oh So Sassy!

Oh So Sassy!

A few months ago I had a shy, but very sweet foster named Sassy. She was surrendered to ACCT when her owners could no longer care for her and was scooped up by PAWS. Sassy was not a fan of being in the shelter, she was very nervous and even tried to nip a few folks. But could … Continue reading

Ups and Downs with The Mingo

Ups and Downs with The Mingo

As most of you know, last weekend Mingo was released from the hospital after undergoing surgery to repair a stricture in her trachea. Since then, things have been going fairly smoothly… albeit quite the roller coaster ride. Over the past week this amazing dog has shown what positive thinking can really do. Mingo has basically had … Continue reading

Second Chances

Second Chances

Sometimes life throws you a few curve-balls. Yes, I know how cliché that sounds, but it is very true. As humans, we can usually pick ourselves up and/or get the help we need. If you are an animal, it isn’t always that easy, though there are moments when good humans can come to the rescue… A … Continue reading

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

As some of you may know, I love camping. I am a big fan of getting outdoors and soaking up as much nature as possible. For me, tent camping was always the way to go…until I was introduced to RVing many years ago. It’s cleaner, more convent and so much comfier for our dogs. We love it … Continue reading

Shortest. Break. Ever.

Shortest. Break. Ever.

Last week I chatted with some friends about looking forward to my upcoming foster break. Here’s the thing…while I enjoy taking in, helping and then adopting shelter dogs out into awesome forever homes, a lil respite is a wonderful thing now and then. It gives me time to recharge my batteries and allows for more free … Continue reading

Things, Realized

Things, Realized

So, yesterday was a darn good day. Finnegan was adopted by an amazing family and I picked up a new foster, Wiley. I didn’t anticipate bringing home a new dude that day, I was planning on taking a break until… Continue reading

Spunky Boy, Monty Burns, Gets His Wish!

Spunky Boy, Monty Burns, Gets His Wish!

After a few months in foster and a long search for his forever home…Monty’s dreams have finally come true! He has been adopted by an awesome new  mom!  This super cool gal wasn’t the least bit fazed by his quirks, with plenty of experience under her belt…she truly fell for him the moment laid eyes on … Continue reading

Looking Good…

Looking Good…

It’s been a handful of weeks since Monty Burns (fka Cheech) came into foster. When he arrived he was pretty emaciated and had a bad bout of kennel cough. He had almost no energy, wasn’t  too keen on eating, and was downright miserable. After a couple days of coaxing with some delicious chicken, rice, egg, and puppy … Continue reading

A Little Angel Crosses Over

A Little Angel Crosses Over

This weekend I received some devastating news. Macho, a former foster of mine from last year, was struck and killed by a car on Saturday. When I received this news from his mom, I was overwhelmed with sadness. Having fostered a handful of dogs over the years I always expected to eventually get a call … Continue reading

What’s Up?

What’s Up?

To say things have been busy for me is, well, and understatement. Between work, fostering, and my side projects, it’s been downright chaotic. But to be honest, I’m not complaining. I like to stay busy. I like to stuff as much as I can on my plate. I’m not one to take on more than I … Continue reading

Feeling Much Better

Feeling Much Better

Miss Peach was a bit under the weather last week, but with some TLC and some antibiotics she is back to her spunky self! Check out this quick video to see just how great she’s doing! She is all set to go into her forever home, hoooray!

It’s Been A While…

It’s Been A While…

As some of you may have noticed, it’s been quite a while since I have been actively fostering, blogging, and updating. I have been away for a couple months doing the travelin’ thing and thus had to put my volunteering life on hold. My vacation was amazing, but, as always during the winter months, my … Continue reading

Oh Sew Good

Oh Sew Good

It’s a well known fact that I adore dogs (and cats, bunnies, birds, pigs, elephants, so on and so forth). But it’s not so well known that I like to sew. Yup, sew. This bit of knowledge tends to make most people giggle just a smidgen. I don’t blame them, I would laugh quite a bit … Continue reading

Something Wiggly This Way Comes

Something Wiggly This Way Comes

I’ve been pretty busy over the past few weeks and haven’t had much time to stop by the PAWS clinic in quite a while. Since I was way overdue for a visit and had some free time, I swung by yesterday. A couple things happened while I was there… 1. Falling bird While hanging out with … Continue reading

Simply Irresistible : A Willis Update!

Simply Irresistible : A Willis Update!

Sweet little Willis was lucky enough to find his forever home last week with an incredible family. It was pretty much love at first sight when he met with his new mom and sister. Of course they thought that Willis was adorable, who wouldn’t?! But it was much more than just that. Willis really clicked with … Continue reading

How Sweet It Is : A Rudy Update!

How Sweet It Is : A Rudy Update!

Rudolph has been pretty busy over the past couple weeks. Between soaking up love from his parents, enjoying playtime with his brother, learning to be a well behaved gentleman, and getting lots of attention from everyone he meets…this guy is certainly living the dream! His Mom, Kate, recently sent me an update with some adorable photos. … Continue reading

Best Buds – A Froggy Update!

Best Buds – A Froggy Update!

A couple days ago I get an received an email about Buddy (formerly known as Froggy) from his dad, Steve. It had been a long, stressful, and very tiring day so as opened up my mail my heart did a lil jump when I saw the message hanging out in my inbox. I have to say, after … Continue reading

Sweet Senior Ebony Found Her Forever Home!

Sweet Senior Ebony Found Her Forever Home!

Yes, it’s true…Miss Ebony has been adopted! Woohoo! This adorable senior gal was on a medical roller coaster of ups and downs over the past few months, but she always had a happy go lucky attitude and never let her condition get her down. PAWS was able to get her on some new meds a few … Continue reading

Sleepy Sunday

Sleepy Sunday

Buddy (fka Froggy) is all settled in his new home and loving life! He has been enjoying long walks with his dad and following his mom all over the house! He is such a happy lil man and so thankful to have a family that adores him! Today he is relaxing and sleeping in on … Continue reading

Bitsy’s On Air Debut!

Bitsy’s On Air Debut!

Miss Bitsy was lucky enough to make an appearance on TV several weeks ago during CBS Philly’s segment ‘Ask The Vet’, which was re-run this morning. She has since had a name change and is now here in foster care with us, but she is definitely still looking for her forever home! Check out how sweet and well behaved … Continue reading

Fabulous Froggy – Adopted!

Fabulous Froggy – Adopted!

As many of you know, Froggy has been one popular dude. He struggled with health issues over the past month, but courageously  overcame them and has become an all around amazing lil Chihuahua! While everyone pretty much fell in love with him when they saw his picture and read his story, there was a special couple … Continue reading

Leap Frog! The Journey Continues…

Leap Frog! The Journey Continues…

It’s been over a week since little Froggy came into foster. If you have been following his story, then you know that the poor guy wasn’t in the best shape when he came into the shelter. He was sick, weak, and basically a sad lil dude. But we all knew that with some time, food, and love … Continue reading

Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

I was thrilled to get an update about Sophie the other day from her mom, Melissa. She is super happy in her new home, goes on lots of daily walks, and has become the sweet lil leader of her brother & sister pack! Sophie fits in so well with their family it’s as if she has always … Continue reading

Hippity Hop – A Frog’s Journey

Hippity Hop – A Frog’s Journey

**Updated 4/15/2012 – Froggy has been adopted! He now goes by the name of Buddy and is settling in quite nicely. His new parents are truly wonderful people and I know that he is in great hands with them. Not only did he get lucky with an awesome new mom and dad, Buddy also has an extended … Continue reading

Sweet Sophie – Adopted!

Sweet Sophie – Adopted!

Lil miss Sophie is one lucky gal who has been adopted by a super awesome couple! They, of course, are already madly in love with her! Not only did she score the perfect parents, but she got a sweet bonus…two incredible dog siblings to romp around and be silly with! Which is totally awesome because … Continue reading

Breakfast Love: A Jasper Update!

Breakfast Love: A Jasper Update!

Getting updates about former foster dogs is like eating delicious, fluffy pancakes…makes me giddy as a little kid! Without all the messy syrup and powdered sugar, of course. Back in April of 2011, adorable Jasper, was adopted by an awesome couple. I received an email from George the other day that put a smile on my face. It seems both … Continue reading

Oohh, I Get it Now…Playing is Fun!

Oohh, I Get it Now…Playing is Fun!

When adorable Sophie came into foster, she was a timid little girl. While she loved receiving attention, she spent a lot of time hiding under the couch away from the hub bub of the house. She slowly started warming up, but was still pretty reserved with her play style. I’ve been working on helping her … Continue reading

In Like a Lion: A Leo Update!

In Like a Lion: A Leo Update!

Received an awesome update about Leo the other evening from his mom. I will have to admit this was one of my favorite adoptions to watch unfold. It truly was love at first sight for both of them the second they met. Here is the story of Hope’s adoption experience in her own words… “When … Continue reading

Haircut for the Soul

Haircut for the Soul

Lil Sophie went to the groomer yesterday to get, what I’m assuming, was her very first haircut. As timid of a dog as she can be, the groomer said she was an awesome client and was excellent during the whole process. She got a little nervous when they were trimming around her face, but all in all … Continue reading

Cone of Shame…

Cone of Shame…

Marley Man is home from his neuter surgery and is officially ready for adoption. While most fosters I’ve had haven’t been big fans of having to wear the ‘Cone of Shame’ (stolen from the movie UP) when they come back from spay/neuter surgery, Marley is just downright miserable with it on. For those who aren’t familiar with … Continue reading

Just Like That

Just Like That

So I swung by the clinic today to drop Marley Man off for his neuter (oh joy!) and get in some doggie loving time. Ended up falling for this sweet lil cutie…She is shy, but very affectionate! I’ll have her bio and pics up soon!