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Athena Loves her Momma!


"She is wonderful. Everyone loves her and she brings a smile to the faces of everyone. She is extremely loyal and sticks by my side at all times. She just had a vet visit with my other dog and she is up to 43 pounds. She is a very healthy eater! I have to feed the two dogs separate because my other dog hasn't learned to eat her food before it is gone."
 
 
      

Bixby and Spanky Love Being Brothers!


Hello! I just wanted to give you an update on our wonderful kitties, Bach (now Bixby) whom we adopted on June 22 and Spanky who we adopted from you just yesterday. Our little boys are doing wonderfully! Bix was thrilled to meet his new buddy yesterday, they only took a few hours to get used to each other. There was plenty of sniffing and Bix followed Spanky all over the house while he explored. Bixby is still learning to share the toys and can be a selfish little bully with the "My toy! Not yours!" mentality, but in general the cats have actually played together without fighting. The food station is also shared with equality - each kitty calmly eating beside the other in his own dish. Spanky is quite happy and curious and seems very relaxed in his surroundings. It's very funny to watch him learn to walk up the stairs to our bedroom though. He became unsure on the landing and Bixby raced up to reassure him and he walked up the rest of the way. Noses have touched and all is good. I've attached pictures for you, please let Jill know that she made a great recommendation with Spanky. Thanks for everything! Best, Jackie
 
 
      

Buckeye


We renamed him Buckeye. Still working on the house breaking, loves walks and car rides. Thinks he's big man on campus, tries to take on the big dogs in the neighbor hood. He cannot seem to realize that he will never be able to sneak up on a bird.... BUT, he keeps trying!!!
 
 
      

Roscoe's in the Middle


We took him to my parents farm over the weekend and he did very well! He got along good with the other dogs but wasn't really interested in playing with Stella (she's on the left). When our neighbor's male dog came over, he got down in his play stance and was super excited. We've noticed that he only does this with male dogs. He stayed the night with my parents while we went to a wedding and really bonded with my mom. He could easily be a farm dog! Mom said he doesn't miss a thing with that nose and he is such a good boy!
 
 
      

Renard (It's French)


Hi Jen! Sending an update on Dusty. I adopted him in February of this year, and he has settled right in! He is such a love. He is a little older than we thought, the vet estimates around 9-10. I'm not sure if it's due to the fact that he had nasty ear infections when he was pulled from the pound in Washington Court House, but he has very little hearing. He does respond to hand signals, and if you stomp on the floor. Through it all, he is happy and loving, and prances around the house with his toys. I couldn't ask for a better couch sitting, tv watching buddy. My teenage girls are always loving on him and he eats it right up. Thanks for letting us take Dusty (now named Renard, which my daughter says is French for fox!) into our family. He has a lot of life left in him, and he is gonna spend it all right here. Karen
 
 
      

Sway's So Pretty!


Thought it was time for an update. Sway (sweet pea) is doing well she has a very sweet disposition and has grown up to be a beautiful dog.
 
 
      

Frankie Found His Family


Hi lynne! I just wanted to fill to fill you in on how frankie is doing. He is an amazingly loving dog who has adapted quite well. He is just a sweetheart and his sister Reilly loves having him here and cries whenever Derek takes Frankie with him. Frankie is a sweet dog who we all love!!!
 
 
      

Buddy Loves His Park


We adopted Buddy (formerly known as Domo), in October 2012. I fell in love with him very quickly, as did everyone in the family. We soon learned he had a few issues he needed to work on, but with alot of love and attention he has learned so much and grown a great deal. He's a very unusual looking dog, with coarse hair and bald spots. The vet said it was genetic, and so we thought he was part Chinese crested. I finally did a doggie DNA test and boy what a surprise I got! He is half pure bred Jack Russell Terrier, which explains how he can jump as high as my head. The other half is a mixture with the top breed a Portugese Podengo. I had never heard of a Podengo, and so I looked it up on the internet. The dog has only been in the US for about 20 years. It is a hound bred for rabbit hunting primarily. That explained alot. We live on a park and he is so happy to chase the squirrels and the occasional rabbit. And boy is he fast! He is so full of personality and loves us so much, that he does a crazy hound happy dance every time we come home. He knows that I walk him every morning after brushing my teeth, and he can be found outside the bathroom door looking excited every morning. We have taught him some tricks, and we have learned to always put the bread away and not leave it on the kitchen counter. He loves living on the park, and has alot of doggie pals in the neighborhood. He gets to go visit them and play together on a regular basis. He's a good watchdog too, always looking out the windows at what is going on around the house. He loves to play and go for long walks in the woods now and then. We love him so much, and thank Paws and Prayers for taking in guys like Buddy. He was a surrender, and we are happy that he was given a chance for a new family. Lynn in Cleveland
 
 
      

Josie's So Sweet


Just thought I would give you an update on our sweet Josie. We adopted her from Paws and Prayers in September 2012 . Josie has truly come into her own and she is just beautiful. She loves everyone, including the cat! The fenced back yard is her favorite place and as you can see from the picture, she loves watching the Indians with her daddy. She is a blessing to our family and we are so thankful for generous people like you, who give their time and love to save these wonderful pets. Thank you! Vicki
 
 
      

Caspar Loves His Kids!


A recent picture of Caspar (originally named Fireball). Actually had to have my son hold him for the picture...he moves too fast for the camera! He is just over 21 pounds now. He loves playing catch and tug of war. He isn't sure about car rides, but loves going for walks at the nearby lake, so he tolerates the car in order to get to the lake! He thinks all kids, not just my four, are "his", so he will sit to play with any child for as long as they want. He loves to cuddle un the evening, especially if we let him on the sofa. Thank you for helping us find Caspar...it is hard to remember life before he was in our family! Sarah
 
 
      

Buster Bunny???


We are so lucky to have this guy in our family! We found each other this past December...and he is just the best! He loves the beach, river and lake as much as we do. Most of all he loves being with us! We will complete level 2 obedience training in a few weeks-he seems so happy to work and learn. He is so gentle with everyone he meets (human and animal-except for squirrels), and seems to know just what they need. I am hoping that he can become certified as a therapy dog. I can’t say enough about this organization. He had a wonderful foster mom-who we will forever be thankful to for finding us to be the right match
 
 
      

Ursa's Stuck Under Fonzie


This is Ursa. Shes part lab, and came from the Sunshine Hippie Days litter. We adopted her in June of last year. She went by the name of Starshine back then. She was only about 9lbs when we got her, but now she is a 35lbs. happy, and healthy pup. She loves to play fetch, tug-o-war, and chasing squirrels. She gets along great with our 10lbs pomeranian, Fonzie and the two are inseparable. Ursa is such a good dog, thank you for the opportunity to adopt her. ~Jason and Shauna
 
 
      

Diesel's Happy Memory


Paws and Prayers team, I know I should have submitted my Happy Tails story 3 1/2 years ago - shortly after Gustav, later loved as Diesel, came to our home. But quite honestly there was nothing remarkable about him or our life with him. He instantly became our furbaby and brother to another rescued dog - part of our family. I am sending pictures from last fall, he's wonderfully happy chewing on bones at home in one and quite content to be a cuddle buddy in the other. While Diesel had some high maintenance needs we never thought twice about giving him what he needed; he was lovingly cared for by the staff of Douds Veterinary Hospital in Oberlin for more than his fair share of health challenges and by the wonderful people at Paws by the Lake Pet Resort if we had to go away for a bit. Sadly we had to say goodbye to him this week; he had bone cancer but he never told us. A small 'bump' in a typical day resulted in a broken leg and no chance for continuing a fulfilling life. My husband and I could not feel more privileged to have had his love, and loved him, since September 2010. Thank you for believing he deserved a forever home and bringing him into your organization and thank you for believing in hundreds of other dogs and cats each year. With a heavy heart but happy memories, Marti & Ben and little brother Rusty
 
 
      

Nala's So Spoiled


We took Nala (aka Cinnamon) to the park yesterday and she absolutely loved it. Nala is doing wonderful and as expected is super spoiled. We are so in love with her and so incredibly happy to have her be part of our little family. We cannot thank you enough for everything you as well as Paws and Prayers have given us! Kait, Greg and Nala
 
 
      

Emma Says She's got the Good life!


Hi it's me, Miss Emma Cole (I'm the cute one with the pink collar)! Two years ago Foster Mommy Alexis took me to see a lady and her dog Bailey. Bailey is very picky about other dogs and doesn't like most of them so it was a little scary at first. Boy did we hit it off!! I have been living with my big dog Bailey (he's twice my size) and Mommy Lisa ever since. My grandmommy and her dogs are my friends too and they live right next door. Lucky me! Bailey has taught me so much and takes me on a long walk every day and we don't even have to leave our yard because I live in the country now. I am such a happy girl with lots of fur friends and people friends that love me very much! As you can tell I rule the house since I am laying on Bailey in my picture. That is normally where I can be found, on top of him. I would not have this wonderful life if it wasn't for Paws and Prayers and Mommy Alexis. Thanks to everyone and lots of wet kisses! Miss Emma
 
 
      

Santa's little Helper Lola


Lola joined our family shortly after Christmas and she was the best present we could have asked for. She was adored and loved by all of us right away. She has brought so much joy and love in our home. Lola is a happy, silly, fun, loving, cheerful puppy! She is also a smarty pants, she is 100% potty trained and has learned a few tricks/commands. We are still working on some. She loves the snow and just being outside. Especially watching the season change into spring, she loves watching the birds. Lola is loved and we look forward to summer with the newest member of our family.
 
 
      

Linus and McGee


(Sorry the picture of the two of them didn't come through) Sorry it has taken me so long to get some pictures to you of Abby and McGee. They are doing awesome! We love having them around. I forgot how much fun kittens are. They are almost grown now. I’ve included pictures from the time we got them until now. As you can probably tell, McGee is the cuddlier and Abby is the climber! She likes to cuddle to but it has to be on her terms. The older gray cat in the pictures is Sam. Unfortunately, he passed away in January, so it was very special to get a picture with all three of them. The dog is Linus. They all get along very well. The one picture of McGee and him sleeping on the couch is a fun story. McGee followed Linus around the house until Linus got comfy on the chair. Then jumped up and cuddled him. Thank you for doing what you do. It takes someone very special to be able to run an animal rescue.
 
 
      

Oreo Loves Her Mommy!


Just a quick update! After six weeks she has adjusted AWESOME! She is smart and loving and is a joy to be around!
 
 
      

Emma's Happy Tail


Hi it's me, Miss Emma! Two years ago Foster Mommy Alexis took me to see a lady and her dog Bailey. Bailey is very picky about other dogs and doesn't like most of them so it was a little scary at first. Boy did we hit it off!! I have been living with my big dog Bailey (he's twice my size) and Mommy Lisa ever since. My grandmommy and her dogs are my friends too and they live right next door. Lucky me! Bailey has taught me so much and takes me on a long walk every day and we don't even have to leave our yard because I live in the country now. I am such a happy girl with lots of fur friends and people friends that love me very much! As you can tell I rule the house since I am laying on Bailey in my picture. That is normally where I can be found, on top of him. I would not have this wonderful life if it wasn't for Paws and Prayers and Mommy Alexis. Thanks to everyone and lots of wet kisses! Miss Emma
 
 
      

Otis the Squishy Face


I noticed that you were accepting photos and updates of P&P alums......well, of course I had to include the precious Otis (originally named Jack Daniels), who was fostered by the extraordinary Donna. Here is he is January on mom’s pillow. He was born on 12/24/12 and we brought him home on 2/22/13. We cannot even remember life without him. While I must admit that training a puppy was challenging, wow did it pay off! He is so very well-behaved. We take Otis to the nursing facility to visit his gramma and the other residents; he is so amazingly patient and gentle with them; we take him to Crestmont Hyundai in Brunswick when we get our cars washed – they even let him in the showroom, as he such a good boy. All the salespeople there know him by name, and customers want to pet him. We take him to Petco, Petsmart, and Pet People for toys and supplies, where he knows the lay of the land at all three stores. And of course, many long walks at the Metroparks and in the neighborhood. He sure knows “his” neighborhood kids. He gets almost as excited to see them as he does to see us! He is wonderful with both adults and children, as well as other dogs, including his 6-pound Yorkie cousin who is a puppy mill survivor.....Otis is an American Bulldog/Pitbull mix....I would encourage potential adopters to take a second look at Pits and Pit mixes....there are far too many in shelters and rescue organizations, simply due to their reputation. So sad.....you could be overlooking a fabulous companion Go ahead....do it – ADOPT from Paws & Prayers!!
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