Saturday, October 31, 2015

Meet Foster!

Meet Foster!

Foster is a 25-27 pound, dachshund mix who is super sweet and affectionate, house trained, up-to-date on shots, and is great with dogs, cats, and people of all ages! He is approximately 3 years old.
Foster and his sibling, Francis, found themselves just a couple hours from being put to sleep at Harris County Shelter in Houston, Texas. Thankfully, Lola's Lucky Day saved them and brought them to Wisconsin! Foster is currently living in a foster home in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and is doing great!  He is excited to find his forever home!
Fill out an adoption application today and begin the preapproval process!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dog Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but it can also be a stressful time for dogs. This Halloween, keep these four dog safety tips in mind:

1. Keep your dog in a safe, secure spot during trick-or-treating.

You will constantly be opening and closing your door for trick-or-treaters and your dog may try to dart outside. Dogs can be territorial of their homes and may become anxious with having strangers in costumes continuously approaching their house. If you choose to pass out candy, put your dog in a secure room away from the front door and even consider playing some soothing music or turn the TV on to help provide white noise and comfort to your dog.

2. Don't leave your dog unattended outside in the yard.

Once again, because there will be more foot traffic near your home, we would not want your dog to get spooked and try to run away or have a mean-spirited prankster let your dog loose.  Make sure your dog is always wearing its identification tags and collar.

3.  If you choose to put a costume on your pet, make sure they are comfortable. 

Please make sure the costume is safe, fits properly, and is comfortable. Your dog should be able to easily move, hear, see, and breathe in the costume.  It also should not have any pieces that can be easily chewed off.  Do you just want a cute Halloween pic for your social media account? Snap a photo of your pet in the costume and then take it off so that your pet will only need to tolerate the costume for a short time.

4.  Keep candy out of reach.

Any kind of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can be dangerous or even lethal for a dog to consume. Keep the candy in a safe place so that your dog will not accidentally eat it.

Thank You, Luther Elementary Students!

This week, at Luther Elementary, students in Kari Johnson's class held a fundraiser for Paddy's Paws. The students wanted to raise money to help cover some of the vet expenses from Jilly's operation last month.  The students were able to raise $500.34 for Paddy's Paws! Thank you for this amazing donation!  We love that children want to get involved and help make a difference!  Also, check out their cute puppy pumpkin they created for their school's Halloween contest.

Luther Elementary raised $500.34 for Jilly's medical fund!

For Halloween, the students also created a puppy pumpkin to help promote adoption!

Party Time!

In honor of all of the Halloween parties that will be happening this weekend, we thought we would share one of Paddy's Paws' most popular posts.  Instead of a Halloween Party, we're reliving a Dog Party moment!

I  slept in. My dogs did not. I didn't come down to a house full of potty (they got a later potty break), but I did come down to a morning full of party. It's party time from 5:00-7:00 every morning. Usually, I come down and join the party and regulate the destruction. But today I slept in.
The rules of the party are simple and can be summed up in the phrase "Seek and Destroy". No stuffed toy is safe. No blanket shall stay where placed. No rug will remain unturned. And if you can find a misplaced shoe? Well, that's like bringing a keg to a party.
Now, I am not always a patient person and I don't always laugh when I see the puppy post-party, but today was a good reminder. I have work, a social life, fitness classes, and a life that changes. All they have in the world is what their people have provided. They have their routine, their toys, their treats, their food... and it's all centered around the home they live in. They are uninvited to many elements of my life. For example, they can't come to work (believe me, I ask the health inspector every you know how easy it would be to clean the pub floors if I could bring my dogs?!). But I am invited to EVERY element of their lives. They want to eat by me, walk and run with me, curl up on the couch with me, play with me...they just want to be with me.
I am invited to their parties every single day. They aren't mad when I don't make it on fact, they are ecstatic about my arrival at any point! Life is short for them (way, way, too short)...don't miss too many of their parties.

by:  Erin Housley

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Houston K-911 Adoptable Dogs Traveling in November

Check out Houston K-911's adoptable dogs! 

All dogs will be eligible to travel in November... they just need an approved adopter!  Fill out your application today!  Below are just a few of the dogs that you will find at the link above.
Ari Bella

Little is the New Big Thing at Paddy's Paws!

Little is the new big thing at Paddy's Paws! These little friends are awaiting their forever homes! What they lack in size...they make up in personality!
Looking for a new addition? Check out Arnie, Jilly, Mickey, Sampson, Stitch, and Sweetness!







If you would like to begin the pre-approval process, fill out an adoption application today!