Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016: A Year in Review

2016 was a fantastic year for Paddy's Paws! This year we helped almost 1,000 dogs find their forever homes! Please watch our highlight will be the best five minutes of your whole year :) Then share the video with your friends so we can continue raising awareness of our important work.
This year we also educated local youth in the community about the importance of adopting, brought awareness to the homeless pet crisis in Houston, and raised funds for dogs in need. We are so grateful to all of our rescue partners, fosters, volunteers, supporters, and adopters. In 2017, we look forward to continuing our mission to help dogs in need.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Come Visit us this Saturday at the FCCU in Fort Atkinson!

Let Paddy's Paws add some furry fun to your weekly banking errands. Come visit our adoptable dogs this Saturday (December 31st) at FCCU in Fort Atkinson (800 Madison Ave.) from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Our adorable dogs will be throughout the lobby ready to show off their wonderful personalities. Thank you, FCCU, for allowing us to come! 

Dogs currently planning to attend are: Schroeder, Penelope, Kiah, Sugar, Sasha, and Sally. This may change based on whether dog(s) get adopted earlier in the week.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Home for the Holidays!

Home for the Holidays!  You won't regret watching this heartwarming video of the journey 37 puppies took on Saturday to get to Wisconsin in order to find forever homes just in time for the holidays.  Then share this video so that others can learn more about our mission to help homeless dogs from Houston.  It was truly a holiday miracle for these pups!

On Saturday, December 10th, Hank's Flights flew 37 puppies from Houston to Janesville, Wisconsin. Houston K-911 and Paddy's Paws worked together to save these pups and find them forever homes. Janesville Subaru provided us with a transport van to then drive the pups to Fort Atkinson. We are grateful to have been able to work with these amazing organizations to bring these puppies home for the holidays. Learn more about our mission at


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Puppies Headed on the Flight of Their Life!

37 puppies are going to be arriving in style Saturday morning! Thank you Hank's Flights and Houston Houston K-911 Rescue for flying these precious passengers to Wisconsin. Stay tuned for updates on their journey to a forever home in Wisconsin!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Meet Lucy!

Sweet Lucy is waiting for her forever home! She used to have a family but they could not take care of her so they gave her to the rescue. She is still young, not quite a year old, active and friendly and loves to play. She loves to play with other dogs. Lately, she has been learning to walk on a leash and play with toys. Lucy also knows to go crate up at night and some nights she gets to sleep in bed. She has been working on her house training manners. She is already in foster home in Fort Atkinson, but would love a forever home soon.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Please Donate for Kylie!

Recently we were connected to an older gentleman who needs to surrender his 12-year-old Rough Collie.The gentleman is having trouble getting around and had to move to an apartment where he could not take the dog. Kylie, (the dog's name) has been left for THREE weeks alone in the owner's former home. Someone comes there daily to feed her, but she is not eating much anymore. She is most likely depressed and missing the companionship of her owner. This is no way for a dog to spend her senior years.
After having a volunteer meet Kylie on Friday, we were able to immediately assess that she is in desperate need of vet care (including a dental cleaning) and grooming. We are hoping to raise $500 to help defer some of the cost for these expenses. If you could please find it in your heart to consider a donation to help this girl, we would greatly appreciate it. All donations are tax-deductible.
We will continue to update our followers on Kylie and her progress as we hope to find her a forever home once we know she's on the road to recovery. Donations can be made directly to Paddy's Paws by clicking on the Donate tab on this webpage. Thank you!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Meet and Greet at FCCU

Let Paddy's Paws add some furry fun to your weekly banking errands. Come visit our adoptable dogs this Saturday at FCCU in Fort Atkinson (800 Madison Ave.) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Our adorable dogs will be throughout the lobby ready to show off their wonderful personalities. Even if you don't have any banking to do, be sure to stop by and say hi!
Thank you, FCCU, for allowing us to come!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

More Pups Coming in December!

Cute pups like Kirah are on their way to Wisconsin! We will be having two transports arriving early December filled with adorable puppies and fabulous dogs. Don't delay in getting preapproved! Start the application process now so that you are approved prior to the pups arriving.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This is the face of a dog who wants to be adopted. This sweet pup is named Only, and she is around 9 months old and approximately 30 lbs. She wants to experience love and the joy of a forever family as she has spent her short life outside with very little human company. Only deserves more from life. Only deserves a forever home. She enjoys other dogs and loves kids. Only is smart, sweet, and eager to please, so with a family willing to work with her. She hopes to travel to Wisconsin on November she just needs an adopter.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Howl-O-Wine Fundraiser Event!

Schroeder hopes that you enjoy a good bottle of wine just like he does. He is currently enjoying a bottle of "Hallowine" as he wants to remind you about our upcoming Howl-O-Wine fundraiser event this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at Paddy's Pub in Fort Atkinson.
Schroeder and his foster friends will be there! We will also be having wine raffles, raffle baskets, and treats for dogs and humans. All money raised and any donations collected will go directly to helping save more dogs just like Schroeder. Please plan to stop by and support our organization!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Paddy's Paws' Shirts for Sale!

Just in time for the holidays! For a limited time only, and the low price of $20, Paddy's Paws has new shirts available for purchase that can be shipped directly to your house! 100% of the profits will go directly towards helping the dogs in our care. Please consider purchasing one...or two!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Come Meet Adoptable Dogs at M.E. & My Pets

Want to meet some of Paddy's Paws' adoptable dogs? Then be sure to come to M.E. & My Pets in Fort Atkinson this Saturday, October 22nd from 10AM to 2PM. Thank you M.E. & My Pets for allowing us to be there!
We will also have adoptable dogs at our Howl-O-Wine event on Saturday, October 29th from 11AM to 1PM at Paddy's Pubs.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Howl-O-Wine Fundraiser

Join Paddy's Paws at our HOWL-O-WINE fundraiser event on Saturday, October 29th at Paddy Coughlins Pub in Fort Atkinson from 11 AM to 1 PM. We will have some of our foster dogs ready to meet the crowd and show off their tricks, along with volunteers selling treats! We will also have some wonderful raffle baskets. Plus you can stop into the pub and enjoy a glass of wine! Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Puppies coming in October

This cutie is coming to Wisconsin on October 2nd along with 5 siblings! We would love for all of them to have approved adopters waiting for them. When they were two week old puppies, they lost their mother when she was run over by a car and killed. The owner didn't know what to do with them so he listed them for sale on Craigslist. Thankfully Houston K-911 Rescue stepped in and rescued the German shepherd mix pups. If you are ready to bring a puppy into your life, one of these pups could be perfect for you.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Meet Peaches!

Peaches is dreaming of her forever family. She hopes that when she wakes up she'll hear that she has people interested in adopting her.
We really can't believe that a puppy as sweet and cute as Peaches is still in her foster home. She is a playful, loving puppy. She enjoys playing with other dogs. She is very smart and likes to play and be by her people.She is approximately 5 months old and around 20 pounds. The rescue thinks she could be a shepherd mix. She loves the company of other dogs and is an adorable puppy!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Barktoberfest 2016!

Save the Date (Sunday, September 25th) for the next big Paddy's Paws fundraiser: Barktoberfest 2016! We will be the featured rescue and all proceeds from food sales, the lure course, and raffle basket/silent auction items will go directly towards helping the dogs in our organization. Don't miss out on this pet-friendly, family-friendly event! 

Learn more at

Friday, August 12, 2016

Meet Trixie!

One look into Trixie's eyes and we knew we had to help save her and bring her to Wisconsin. Trixie and 33 of her dog friends will be traveling to Wisconsin this weekend. Trixie is still in need of a forever family. We need your help in getting the word out so that great dogs like Trixie can find their happy ever after soon.

Click on "adoptable dogs" to view who is coming or fill out an application.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fill Out an Adoption Application

Are you interested in adopting?  We would encourage you to begin the application process!  You can click on the above tabs to learn about the available adoptable dogs or to fill out an application.  Thank you!

Below are a few dogs who are hoping to travel to Wisconsin on August 14th!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

We truly feel that August will represent the "Dog Days of Summer" for Paddy's Paws. We already have three transports planned for this month! This means there will be lots of fabulous pooches traveling to Wisconsin in search of their forever homes.
We encourage anyone interested in adopting to fill out an application so that they can get preapproved before the dog of their dreams arrives. 

Dogs pictured starting on the top, left to right: Eugene, Baby, Presley, and Peaches

Friday, July 29, 2016

Why Your Cat Needs Regular Check-ups

We love our pooches...but we love kitties too! Paddy's Paws wants to remind our adopters that we consider regular wellness care for felines to be quite important and is a requirement for adoption! More often than not, we find that cats aren't receiving the same attention and check-ups that they deserve...and we want to help change that!
We require an up to date rabies vaccination for feline family members (unless a vet recommends otherwise due to age or illness). Why? While the risk of rabies is very low for indoor cats, it is still a disease that is communicable to humans and that is why it is so strongly recommended. In addition, going in for a rabies vaccination every year or every 3 years, gives the vet an opportunity to examine your pet and check for any signs of concern. Being strictly indoors does not ensure optimal health, and cats are very good at hiding illness and pain. Cats can be prone to dental issues and ear issues that may not be caught by owners. It also allows them to get for weight fluctuations, which can be an early sign of issues.
So, long story short, it goes beyond just the vaccination for us and is really about pets receiving good, regular veterinary care and being treated as valued family members.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Paws for a Cause - Fundraising Event

SAVE THE DATE: We're excited to announce a Paddy's Paws' fundraising event, "Paws for a Cause" sponsored by the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital on Tuesday, August 9th! Stop by Paddy's Pub and meet some available pups (they'll be located in the side alley) and help us raise much needed funds for our foster dogs' medical expenses. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 22, 2016

It's a Dog's World

Earlier today, Fred and Arya, along with two of our volunteers, went to talk to multiple sessions of the summer school class "It's a Dog's World" in theSchool District of Jefferson. The elementary-aged students listened to a children's book written about Paddy's Paws, talked about the importance of being a responsible pet owner, and reviewed information on how to safely interact with dogs. Plus, the kids got to play with Fred and Arya and watch the two pups show off their cuteness! Community outreach and providing children with positive experiences with animals is important to Paddy's Paws. Thank you for letting us stop by!

Arya and Fred had so much fun at school they had to stop by the door for a nap before they left :)

Meet Simon!

Sweet Simon arrived in Wisconsin on Tuesday, but sadly had no adopter waiting to meet him. We would love to change this and inform Simon that he has an excited approved adopter ready to take him to his forever home. Do you know someone who would be the right fit for Simon? Please share his photo so he can find his perfect match!
Simon is a beautiful guy who was rescued from the flood waters of the Brazos River in Houston. He is looking for a lap to sit in. He is a small guy under 13 lbs. and 2-3 years old. He does well with other dogs or he would be fine as an only dog too. Please consider bringing this sweet boy into your family.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thank you, Houston K-911 and Hank's Flights!

We are so grateful to have had this opportunity to team-up with Houston K-911 Rescue to help bring unwanted dogs from Houston up to Wisconsin. Once here, the dogs become treasured members of the Paddy's Paws family. Thank you Hank's Flights for generously sending your private plane and sponsoring this trip to Wisconsin! The dogs loved being able to travel in style! Thank you to all of the fosters, volunteers, and adopters who made this day possible!
We plan to share "Happy Adoption Day" photos soon! Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Meet Vinny!

Vinny is patiently waiting for someone to apply to adopt him. He is only nine weeks old and was sadly dumped at a Houston shelter. The rescue saw his sweet face and knew there was no way he was going to stay there! He is now in a foster home doing great. Working on all that puppy behavior! He wants to make Wisconsin his home and is traveling here this weekend. The rescue believes he is a Catahoula/terrier mix.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Scout the Hero Dog!

Scout is a hero! During the recent floods in Houston, volunteers from Houston K-911 Rescue, were called out to help rescue animals that had been abandoned by their owners in the rapidly rising water. When the volunteers arrived in the area they could hear a dog howling and howling but could not see him. They waded through the rising water and tried to follow the sound. They finally located an area where Scout was chained to a fence with only his head above water. While trying to free Scout from his prison they discovered rabbits, chickens and a few other animals. They were able to collect all of the animals and get them to safety. If Scout hadn't continued to howl, none of them would have been found. Scout is our HERO!

Now it's your turn! Can you be a hero for Scout by sharing his photo so he can get adopted? Scout is a husky mix who is good with kids and with dogs. He is traveling to Fort Atkinson on July 17th and would love nothing more than a forever home!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Adopt a Puppy!

These pups are hoping you're having a great July 4th weekend! They are personally more excited for July 17th though as that is when they have the chance to come to Wisconsin with their siblings. They would love to have an adopter waiting to meet them so they can secure her chance to come on the transport van.
These 3 month old cuties were found in a field with their mother. Every time the rescue (Houston K-911 Rescue) turned around another one was wandering out of the woods. We are pretty sure this little girl is going to grow up to be a fairly big girl. Who can resist that face! The rescue thinks she is a hound/Great Pyrenees mix.



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Puppies Available for Adoption in July!

We hope you are ready for some puppy cuteness! We are excited to announce that Houston K-911 Rescue will be bringing lots of fabulous, adoptable dogs to Wisconsin on July 17th. If you haven't checked out who is all coming from their rescue, you can see the list of 40 dogs here:

Are you looking to adopt one of these dogs? Then fill out an application!

Already approved? Then send us an email at  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Meet Toby

Our process includes an approved application, reference checks, a homevisit and a meet and greet. Please note that preference is given to adopters in Wisconsin, but out of state adoptions will be considered. Adoption fee is $250.