Working to rescue homeless dogs and find them forever homes
Pause for Paws, Inc. (Street Dog Rescue) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, foster-home based shelter in San Antonio, TX. Our mission is to rescue abandoned street dogs, give them any necessary medical care and rehabilitation needed, place them in loving foster-homes for socialization and training, and match them with their forever families.
Please help us continue to help homeless dogs. Donations help with medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter, emergency care, and supplies. Contact us to find out how you can help make a difference in the lives of street dogs.Foster homes always needed.
Thanks for your support!
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ON MAY 3RD, PLEASE REMEMBER PAUSE FOR PAWS DURING THE BIG GIVE!!!
FUNDRAISERS IN THE FUTURE-
Premier Designs Jewelry
(If ANYONE wants to hold a fundraiser for Pause for Paws with Premier Designs, please contact Michelle Rodriguez at 210-730-1081-YOU will earn FREE jewelry as a hostess and PFP will receive 30% of sales!! It's a win-win situation and you will lots of fun!!)
Help us raise MUCH NEEDED money for our dogs by supporting our fundraisers. If you want to donate to their continued treatment and care, you can send donations to us at PO Box 160213, San Antonio, TX 78280. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
SAD NEWS FOR OUR RESCUE AND OUR PUPS...
Our cherished friend, Patricia Smith was laid to rest on February 4th. She was a devoted foster and loyal volunteer for many, many , many years. Patricia...you are greatly missed already! I know you were greeted by those at the bridge waiting for you! RIP Patricia. Say hello to all our fur babies that crossed over the years. We certainly miss you!!!
PREVIOUS YEARS' BEFORE AND AFTERS!!!!
We have so many that we are working on putting them all on a tab all their own "Before and After".
ZEPPELIN (Before and a couple months after)
Bait Dog, severely emaciated, broken jaw that was never taken care of properly and left to heal on it's own (that's why his toungue hangs out--we think he looks cute anyway!!)
UPDATE ON ZEPPELIN~
Our dear Zeppie lost his battle with Stomach Cancer earlier this year and has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. His foster mom never gave up on him from the time she recued him. (This picture of Zeppelin was taken before he passed. Woodlawn Lake was his favorite spot!!)
ZORAH (BEFORE)~ This little girl was found left in a backyard (filled with junk )of an abandoned house.
Zorah (after some treatment, love, and tender care). Now she is in a forever home!!
GREMLIN~ We were asked to step in and rescue this little last year. He had a huge gash on his side and has a broken leg that will required surgery/pin. He had 20-30 staples in his side to try to close up the wound. Please share and click on the link to donate to his care and the care of many of our dogs who require surgery and a lot of care. He was only 3 lbs., 2 oz. so cute!
Gremlin today~ (UPDATE: Adopted and in his forever home)
KARMA~ Had an embedded collar around her neck which caused this large gash. The collar was extremely small and became embedded in her neck. The Collar had to be cut off. She has received treatment and is healing nicely.
UPDATE!! Karma has been adopted and is enjoying life with her new forever mommy!! She is getting trained as a therapy dog!!
Scooter~ (little 2 lb. pup)~ We intervened to help this little guy. We found him at Petsmart while we were doing adoptions and convinced the owner to release him to us so he could get medical care. He had NO use of his back legs at all. After several cold laser therapies, Scooter is now standing and walking on his own! YAY!
Scooter was adopted, then returned a little while ago. He recently underwent surgery to straighten his leg (it was turning out badly and now it has been corrected). He recovered nicely and is his forever home.
Scooter when we first rescued him~
Scooter needed surgery to correct the outward turning of his leg. This is common among Corgis. Isn't he cute? You cn see his leg turning quite a bit.
Scooter post-surgery (2/2014)
We hold adoption events at the Petsmart location on 281/Bitters every Sat. and Sun. from 12PM-4PM.Stop on by to see our wonderful dogs and get more information! We are also at various events throughout the city. Please check our Facebook page for news and info.
Our adoption fees range from $125-$200 (Adult dogs)
Adoption fee includes microchip, spay/neuter, rabbies Vaccine/certificate/tag and all shots. You can also find us on petfinder.com (look for Pause for Paws under the animal welfare organizations) or contact Sharal at 210-378-5373 for more information.
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please contact us. There is an application and interview process. We will also do vet checks (if there are other pets in the family) and home/fence checks. All our pets are in excellent condition and have been loved by the members and the workers at the vet clinic where some are boarded or by their fosters in foster homes. If the adoption does not work out, we gladly accept the pet back. If it is within the first week, the adoption fee is happily refunded.
We expect our dogs to be part of the family and not left in someone's backyard or given away to another person so we are very careful where they are placed. We want our dogs to find their forever homes and be well cared for and loved for the rest of their lives. We work hard to make sure it is a good fit for both the dog and the adopter. We want both to live happily together!
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This is Sunshine. She was near death, starving, and totally hairless with large bedsores on her hind legs. A good Samaritan contacted us in July and we got in touch with a group of volunteers who help us rescue dogs off the street. She was hard to trap, but eventually she was picked up. She has been recovering very well at our vet.
You can see her amazing progress through photos and videos on our Facebook page! She has her very own page as well (Good Day "Sunshine")...
NOW LOOK AT SUNSHINE WITH HER NEW FOREVER FAMILY!!!!!!
Link to Sunshine's Facebook Page
Link to the article on Dogster.com on Sunshine!
Another Street rescue....
Douglas BEFORE- We were alerted to Douglas, a dog close to death on Nolan Street in San Antonio, TX at the beginning of this year. Reportedly he was there for quite a few days as locals walked past him not doing anything about it. It took two out-of-town ladies who were here on business to step in and find rescue for Douglas. After his rescue, he got the best care and rehab at our vet, Castle West Animal Hospital. Look at him in his adoption picture below!!! What an amazing transformation! One of the ladies who contacted us, adopted him and he is doing GREAT!!!!
Look at Douglas now!!!! He was adopted by oneof the ladies who rescued him and called us for help!
Cathy Rosenthal did an excellent job reporting on Douglas' story in the Express News. Here's the online link...