Rescue Recap- w/e 10/10/10

Posted: October 10th, 2010

It’s a perfect Ten kind of day ….10/10/10.

We want to thank everyone that came out to support us yesterday for the ‘Party at the Farm’ and also our events last weekend!!!!

One of our own……. our Florida rescue volunteer extraordinaire, Carey- her big beautiful guy, Deacon, was rushed to the emergency room yesterday. He was unable to stand up and has lost use of his back legs. He’s currently going through lots of tests, to the tune of $1,700 so far just for his emergency care. Please keep Carey and Deacon in your thoughts and prayers.
We know, we know…… the last couple of weeks have been thoroughly depressing- donations are down, adoptions down, bills are pouring in and on and on. Well, nothing has really changed but we thought we’d have a little fun with the updates and add some of our favorite songs for our babies. We still have a few more to go (along with a few more updates) but wanted to go ahead and post what we have. Enjoy!
We’re only able to do what we do because of your support. Thanks everyone!




Still waiting:


Mojo here and I’m doing awesome with my foster family.  I get along great with the old grumpy fat cat and my sister Pumkin Head.  My foster mommy just loves me and tells me how good I’m doing.  For a little puppy that had a really crummy life….I hit the jack pot with ABR and my wonderful foster family.  I like the picture with my halo on as I’m such an ANGEL but mommy had to put the Devil costume on me too.  I’m glad SHE thinks it’s funny.  Ha ha ha mommy. I’m living in Louisiana now
ps- Down here in our local New Orleans culture, it is believed that those born with two different color eyes are imparted with the spirit of wisdom and love. That’s why I’m called Mojo!

Mojo’s photo album



Dear sweet June Bug just doesn’t have anyone…..she’s such a sweet and loving dog that’s never known any life other than as a puppy mill breeding machine.  We would love to find her a wonderful family to put a smile on that mug.  She so deserves to know what love is and to enjoy life as a family dog vs. living in a crate all her life. June Bug has lived with cats and children in a temporary foster home but unfortunately, she may have to go back to boarding as it was only a temporary home…. June Bug is located in Florida

June Bug’s photo album


Twinkle, Chully Pepper’s mom, is our little star.  She owes her life to a caring staff member that just couldn’t see this sweet girl and her baby go to Heaven.  Thank you so much for hiding her and thank you to everyone that scrambled to find an emergency foster (Sue) and immediate transport from one end of Florida to the other to safety. Twinkle has proven to be the sweetest little girl and just loves to lounge around on the couch and crawl into bed with you at night to snuggle.  She was spayed on Wednesday and ready for her forever home.  The vet believes she’s approximately 1 year old. She is currently in FL.

Twinkle & Chully Pepper’s photo album


Here she is!  Chully Pepper has arrived! She is just the most adorable baby.  She was rescued from a kill shelter when the staff hid her and her mother (Twinkle) on the day they were to be euthanized.  We named her Chully Pepper as we believe her daddy was a Chihuaha.  Yes, you read that right.  We have our very own Chully (Chihuaha + Bully) .  Mom is a beautiful American Bulldog and dad is high fiving all over Miami right now… Chully Pepper is believed to be approximately 2 1/2 months old (and is as big as mom’s head).  She has a wonderful foster mom here in Florida that just carries her everywhere with her.  Yes, carries!  Chully Pepper is so sweet and highly intelligent with a little bit of the stubborness that comes from her mom’s side.

Twinkle & Chully Pepper’s photo album


It’s me, Jayden! Sadly, I’m still waiting for my furever home. Here’s my new writeup:

Jayden is a 5 year-old English Bulldog/Boxer mix being fostered in suburban Philadelphia.  She came to our rescue from CT with some anxiety issues from being crated too long every day. These issues have been resolved during foster care. She is a friendly, playful girl who just wants to hang out with her “people.” She is looking for a home with structure, consistency and love. Jayden likes to play with different toys, loves belly rubs and is content to lay at your feet while you read or work on the computer. She enjoys her walks and is almost puppy-like in her curiosity about leaves blowing across the street or watching a bird hop through the yard. Squirrels get the most attention and a good grip on her leash is needed if she spies a squirrel. She also enjoys running at full speed in the large outdoor enclosure at the foster mom’s home. Jayden knows Sit, Stay, Off, Wait, Come, Crate and Time for Bed. Foster mom is working on Down. Jayden loves to eat and is currently about 50 pounds. She is not overly rough and with close supervision has been very calm with children in the foster mom’s neighborhood. Jayden is completely housebroken. She gets along well with dogs her size or larger and does especially well with dogs that have a calm and somewhat submissive personality. Jayden would also do just fine as an only dog, but she does not like cats. Jayden likes banana slices and baby carrots as snacks. She has figured out that sitting/laying in front of the fan is good place to be!Jayden would do best in a home where someone is home much of the day as she thrives when there is human company. When no one is home to supervise her, she needs to be crated due to her curiosity about all things! While she is content in her crate for short periods of time, it would not help her to be crated for eight hours or more each day, except for overnight. A pet sitter or friend who could visit part way through the day and spend time with  her would also be a possibility.
View Jayden’s photo album.


It’s me, Kettle! I’m still waiting for my furever home. I had been living in a Kennel for months (!) and Jodi came and got me. Here’s what she wrote about me-

Have you ever met a dog that you would swear was a person trapped in a canine body? A dog who you know understands every word you say? Kettle is this someone. She is a remarkable girl, she is in the mood to do whatever you like and communicates with you. She sits in the front seat of the car and thinks she is driving with you. She makes all kinds of faces and actually tries to make you laugh. Kettle is one cool girl and she’s hanging out in PA waiting for her forever home.

Kettle’s photo album

Update from Jodi- I am proud to report that I am cooler than ever…cooler than yesterday if you can imagine that…and prettier too : )
I am just the coolest…and the best…I understand EVERYTHING you say…but don’t get weirded out. I’m just smarter than most K9s!!!


Cindy Lou Who here!

Cindy Lou Who will be a Cinderella story. The sweetest most gentle girl who has probably been neglected her entire life is about to become a princess. Cindy Lou was about 30 pounds underweight at 94 and is now all the way up to 105 pounds and lookin’ great, she had her eye surgery and was spayed and her skin is improving by the day. Cindy likes other dogs and is located in PA. Her surgeries so far have been over $1,500 and we are not done yet.Cindy is making so much progress. She is loving her life, her foster mom and her foster brothers. Lookin fine Cindy!!!

Cindy Lou’s photo album

Lady J has since been renamed Nessa by her wonderful foster family.  She never liked the name Lady J and we weren’t too impressed either.   Nessa is doing fabulous in her foster home.  She is having a blast being a puppy.  Something she missed out on in her prior horrible life.  She went to the beach with her foster family and had a blast. She is absolutely stunning and keeping her family thoroughly entertained everyday.  Nessa is in FL.

Nessa’s photo album

ps- be sure to check out Nessa’s other video at the bottom

It’s me, Auggie checking in. Here’s a note from my foster mom about me:

Hey girls, I just wanted to update you on Auggie. I’ve had him for a week now. I must say he is a blessing. It didn’t take me long to get attached to him. He is so awesome. I bought him a beaver with squeeky’s in it. Loves it !!! After a constant 2 hours of nothing but squeeking I had to put it away for the night. Needless to say by the end of the next day the squeeker wore out. Bought him another toy this time a coon { different store }. Had 5 squeekers in it , 2 days, wore the squeekers out. So if anyone knows of a toy that the squeekers will last please let us know !!! Last night a friend stopped by with her grandkids- 2 boys  8 & 11. He loved chasing them in the yard . They had a great time together !!!  I have taken him with me a lot in the car. He likes sticking his head out the window.

Augustus is currently in FL. Check out his photo album.


Sweet Darla has every reason to smile now.  She’s being sprung from boarding and will go to a foster home to learn her leash manners.  Stay tuned.  She is one awesome girl that smiles from ear to ear. She LOVES people and other dogs and just wants to play, play play.  Darla is located in Florida.

Darla’s Photo Album



Lydia is ready for her forever home.  ABR will have her spayed and an ‘eye lift’ done next week so she’s just as stunning as her personality.  She’s been in a foster home where she’s proven to be the angel we knew she was.  She has full run of the house with a little maltese and doesn’t chew anything or have accidents.  She’s absolutely perfect. Lydia is currently in FL.

Lydia’s photo album

Hey, it’s me Lydia- they just added a bunch of new photos for me. Check them out!



Goliath is a good boy who just had bad luck. He came from GA and if he had a family, they just didn’t take care of him. Skinny and Heartworm positive, he is now getting the care he needs. Goliath is good with other dogs and great in the car. He is loved by everyone who meets him because his southern charm shines. He could really use a family who will appreciate his charming personality.  He is in the beginning stages of his heartworm treatment and could use a foster family to help him through it. He is currently in PA.

Goliath’s photo album

Update from Jodi- Goliath is having his heartworm treatment on Monday. Everyone at the vet’s office is in love with him.

ps- we chose this song for Goliath because it was beautifully done by a ‘gentle giant’ (Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo), which is what our beautiful Goliath is.


Hello friends! It’s me Sumo. You’re probably thinking I was named after a sumo wrestler, but I’m really just an exceptionally good natured, low key and easy going guy. I really like going for walks and riding in the car, but I LOVE people and getting loved on! I make new friends wherever I go. I also like experiencing new things. See, I spent the first part of my life tied to my doghouse in the mountains of Virginia. Now I’m loving freedom and ready to go home with you so you can keep fueling my curiosity for learning and seeing new things! I’m crate trained and I rarely bark, but I would prefer a house where I can be the only dog so I can hog all of the attention (hey, I’ve got a lot of making up to do!)

Sumo has been in a foster home for what seems like forever. Won’t you please consider opening your heart and home to this beautiful boy? He is currently in MD. Sumo’s Photo Album

Piper is a cute, playful and adorable puppy with a very sad past. To the best of our knowledge, she was left in a very small kennel her entire puppyhood, which caused her muscles to not develop properly. When we got her she could barely walk. Since she has been in our care she is doing much better. Her muscles are developing nicely. Now, she can even RUN, although she still limps if she overdoes it. The doctors have reviewed her x-rays and are optimistic that with good therapy (short walks and swimming lessons) she will continue to develop good muscle tone and be a happy, healthy puppy! She will need to be on joint supplements to help her hips. Piper is learning well in her foster home, she knows sit and will come when called. She is kennel trained but does need to go out frequently as she is still a puppy. She would be good with older dogs only, and may need to be the only dog in the house; she should not be with small dogs or puppies. She is a great little puppy, loves to play and also knows when to lay down and cuddle with her new owner!

Piper’s photo album


It’s Gertie here! I’m still looking for my forever home. They first wrote about me on 08/29/10. I just wanted to give you a update on how I have been doing.  My loving Foster family has been doing great with me. Mommy took me to a nice person who at first I was very afraid of. They said I needed to get “fixed” hummm…did not know what that meant but O.K. if my Momma said so.  I was very scared when they put me in the cage and when they tried to put that UFO thing on my head…OMG! I am learning that when my family leaves they will COME BACK. I try and go as much as I can with them. Lucky for me my Mommy takes me when she drops off my human brother to school.  I luv that!  I just jump right into the back seat and sit.  I also am learning to do that thing they call “playing”.  WOW is that fun!  And guess what? I can RUN!  Yeppers, I love to run and play! My little doggie brother still loves to pester me and get on my nerves and bite me. I have been so good with that.  If I do anything, its only to tell him to stop.   I eat really well now too and I have to say, I am looking GOOD!  I stretch out so Mommy can tell me how pretty I am.  WUV it! WOOF!  I am hoping I get my furever family real soon. I am such a great girl who just needed that love and understanding. Please think of me when looking. Thanks Gertie ps- I’m in NC/VA.

 Marlon & Jelly

I’m such a nice guy! My skin is not as itchy and I’m actually starting to grow some hair. I hear it’s going to take a lot more time but they feed me lots of good stuff, I get a lot of baths and get stuck with needles twice a week to build my immune system. I really want everyone to love me. Yesterday I was outback with Jodi, she was doing something and 3 little chicks came up to see me. Maybe I was tired from my neuter but I really didn’t even care about those 3 little chicks. All I really care about is people looking at me and telling me I am doing better. I want to be touched by people all the time, it feels so so good. No one ever touched me before when my skin was real yucky.

Marlon’s photo album

Hey guys, it’s Magoo! I’m hanging out at Camp Bow Wow until my forever humans find me. They featured me in their newsletter last week!!!!! Here’s what they wrote about me:

We have a very special dog in the house right now. Meet Mr. Magoo.He is a super sweet American Bulldog that is extremely loving and playful. You would never realize while playing with Magoo face to face that he is deaf.  Don’t let that stop you from considering him as a new family member.  He has a whole new lease on life after his scary shelter days. Mr. Magoo has learned various hand signals and is very smart.  He knows sit, come, thumbs up (good boy), two thumbs up (very good boy), and thumbs down (bad). He is crate trained, walks beautifully on a leash, and is becoming nicely socialized at camp. Magoo needs a family that is knowledgeable with deaf dog training or willing to learn.

Magoo’s web page and photo album

ps- I’m in FL

Hi! My name is Kate. I know we just met, but I can already tell that I’m going to like you! I greet everyone with hugs, so please crouch down so I can nuzzle up beside you for a nice warm bulldog snuggle. If I really like you, I’ll even give you my paw!  I also know how to sit and really like to go for rides in the car. The rescue people say that I’m really calm and gentle and that I’m good with kids. I really just love being around people! I also think I’m patient because I had a litter of 11 puppies!  They have all been adopted, so now I’m looking for a nice family to settle in with so I can give them all of my love. I’m currently with a foster family in PA.

Kate’s photo album

Hello there, my name is Pinkie! I’m currently in PA. Here’s my writeup:

Pinkie is a very sweet, calm girl.  Her tail starts wagging as soon as you talk to her or pet her.  She loves to cuddle and kiss.  She is a very
curious dog who behaves well on the leash.  She can sit and lay down.  She cowers if we lift our hands too fast or correct her in a strong voice, then gives you the saddest “i’m sorry eyes” in the world.  She listens well and plays nicely with others.

Pinkie’s photo album


It’s me, Roscoe! I was listed as an urgent courtesy post last week because my time was up at the shelter. Whew, that was close. I’m at a foster home now in MD. Here’s what my foster mom wrote about me:

He is sooooooooooo sweet! He was great on the long car ride and has enjoyed many walks around my property on his leash. He sits, gives you his paw, and will lay down on command! What a good boy!




Update on Merle:

Never ever in my wildest dreams did I imagine life could be this great. I was so so so scared in that shelter in Georgia. There was so much noise and everyone sounded so so afraid. I wish I could tell everyone back at the shelter that everything is going to be OK. I can seriously feel how much  my foster mom Tracey loves me. She tells everyone all day long! She writes people notes about “whoever adopts him is really lucky” Also, my foster sister Loopie is really patient with me, she waits for me and shows me around…she is like my seeing eye dog! They tell me that I am getting alot of support to get me through my heartworms and I’m just about ready to see the Opthomologist soon.
Thank ya’ll for caring about me so so much. I feel really lucky to be a part of everyone’s lives.

Merle’s photo album



Pudgie is a great dog who came from a crappy place. Some how she has survived more than most. Here is her story to date- Around 7/25/10 I got a call from a woman who “rescued” an American bulldog. She couldn’t keep it and was trying to find a rescue who would take her and treat her for all her ailments. When she called me she had already called two other American bulldog rescues. She said she was trying to figure out where to send her and who was going to “give her the best deal”. I told her that when we take a dog we require some type of donation. That put us out of the running. A few days later a friend from the local shelter asked if we could house a dog for a while until they could figure out transportation north or south. Little did we all know it was the same dog from a few days earlier. On 7/30/10 The Pudge came to live at For Paws. When we got her she had bright red skin, very little hair, a huge swollen abdomen (I think I forgot to mention that she was pregnant too), and when we heart worm tested her really positive. Our vet came here to look at her and said lots of different things- probably not pregnant but filled with fluid due to right sided heart failure due to over load of heart worms, skin infection and sarcoptic mange. So we started on a road to recovery or death. Pudge started a round of Doxycycline, prednisone and keflex. Then she went in for her spay, then her first heart worm treatment. Each time we took her to the vet we didn’t know if we would be going back to pick her up or not. This morning, almost 2 months to the day that we got our little pudgy fiend, she is getting her last heart worm treatment. Now she needs to move to a foster home or forever home! Don’t you want a little Pudge in your life? She is currently in FL.


New Arrivals:

Hey folks, I’m Clementine! I’m a year old and just moved to Maryland from Alabama, where I was in a high kill shelter and things were not looking good. I’m a proper southern girl and love to entertain my dog, cat and people friends, my huge heart is open to everyone! I walk nicely on a leash and I’m well behaved in the house. I don’t do much barking, that would be rude. I love to cuddle and if you brush my coat every morning I hardly shed at all.

Clementine’s photo album

Hi, I’m Bella! My brother and I were were found being kept tied under a deck. I don’t know why my owners were so mean to us! We ended up in a shelter, and my brother was adopted, but I waited and waited. Thankfully, a shelter volunteer contacted the rescue about me and they busted me out of that place! I’m about 10 months old, and I am a total love bug. I will sit and cuddle with you and give you kisses! I love playing with other dogs too! I’m pretty good on a leash, but since I’m a puppy I’ll need a little training. I can’t wait to meet you and be part of your family! I’m currently in MD.

Bella’s photo album


Courtesy Posts:

Sweetie Petey is a courtesy post.

Idaho Falls, Idaho- Petey, a 9yr old American Bulldog, was dumped at IFAS when his family moved. Because of his age, breed & silly looking under-bite, he was overlooked at the shelter, so IFAS placed him in foster care. He is good w/ children, & has a very soft mouth taking/giving toys & food. Petey’s med/dental exam show he is in great shape. He knows basic obedience, is fully housetrained & has good indoor manners. Given introductions he is fine with other animals including cats. Mostly he just wants to be your quiet shadow. He is low energy at home but he is athletic & loves water, playing fetch & hiking. Won’t you be the companion Petey is longing for in his golden years? If you would like to meet Petey call Susan (208) 403-2126

Hey there, my name is Farrah!

Courtesy post for CCAS (Camden County Animal Shelter)

We have an American Bulldog named Farrah that recently came to the shelter as a stray. She is about 3 years old and weighs 75 pounds. Farrah is very lovable and doesn’t seem to realize her own size sometimes, she thinks she’s actually a lap dog! She likes other dogs (tested with a large male, large female, and small dog and did well with everyone) but would probably be too much for cats (she wants to chase). Farrah knows how to sit already and seems very smart. 

Please contact:

Emily Richardson
CCAS Volunteer & Rescue Coordinator
(609) 560-1126
Hi, I’m Cisco! I’m currently living with my family (in MD), but my daddy works 12 hour days and just doesn’t have time for me anymore. I spend more of the day crated. This is no life for a great guy like me! I’m very friendly and affectionate! I’m hyper and strong, but I just started obedience training. I’m super smart and eager to learn, so I’m sure I’ll graduate at the top of my class! Since I’m kind of a wild guy right now, it would be better if I didn’t live with any small kids. I might accidentally knock them over, and I wouldn’t want to do that! So, if you’re in the market for a sweet and fun guy, please give me a shot! If you would like to meet Cisco, please call Kim at 443-386-6170 and fill out the ABR application.

Courtesy Post for South Hampton Animal Shelter (NY):

Scotty: Plagued with heartworm disease when we found him, our shy guy is now on the mend. Finally starting to feel confident and happy. He deserves a new lease on a new life. Scotty gets along with some dogs and confident cats.

Please contact Teri at 516-532-5431 or visit their website.


Courtesy Post for South Hampton Animal Shelter (NY):

Here is Floyd. Very sweet/ friendly/ a little shy in play group but not aggressive. Seems to be ok with cats.  about 1.5 yrs/ MN all vax microchipped etc. If you could cross post him it would be great!

Please contact Teri at 516-532-5431 or visit their website.

In Memorium:

Bailey Davis

October 1, 2010


Happy Tails:

Jolene here! Okay, Pickles you silly billy’s, now do you remember? Here I am on my exercise ball doing my therapy. Jane Fonda’s got nothing on me.

Jolene’s photo album

It’s me, Penny….. hanging with the love of my life, Tiger. I’m doing just great and my hair is almost all grown back. Yeah!

Penny’s photo album

You may remember me as Betsey. My name is Daisy now and I’m having a blast. I live on a farm now!!! Check out my Happy Tail.

Trooper here, checking in. It’s been almost a year since I was adopted. My mom and dad sent in an update for my Happy Tail page. They wrote ‘the drool factor is off the charts’…… huh?????? 

Trooper’s photo album


 And just for fun…….

It’s me Nessa!