Buddy and Gramps

This is Teddy (formerly Buddy), who came to PAWS two years ago riddled with health issues and already up there in years.  He was operated on for severe bladder stones, and went on to find this awesome home with Linda and Jay and their two other dogs in South Orange. …

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Lacie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUPPIES! We cannot believe it’s been a year since Mamas (aka Coffee) arrived at PAWS, very pregnant, and gave birth to her puppies two days later, Mother’s Day 2011! All puppies were adopted out at 8 weeks old. We received this great photo of Lacie, who is living…

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Plato

Plato

Plato found his way to PAWS in 2007 through animal control. He was quiet, reserved, and he bore the look of a dog who had spent much of his time outside. His teeth were worn, maybe from chewing rocks, his coat was matted and dull. He showed no aggressive tendencies…

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Starr

Foreclosures have been a huge reason people have had to give up their beloved pets. Starr’s situation was such, and her owner was frantic to find a good place for Starr. Luckily PAWS had an open spot at the sanctuary, so sweet, 5-year old unspayed Starr was surrendered to our…

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Bentley

BENTLEY The lament of Bentley’s former owner was that he was sure Bentley, a little Bichon, didn’t like him. Bentley favored this man’s wife, and a year later, Bentley was surrendered back to PAWS. Bentley went right into our foster home, who had experience with Bichons. Bentley had some issues…

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Teddy

BUDDY (now “TEDDY”) What seemed to be a “quick and easy” adoption turned out to be anything but… Teddy’s former caretaker contacted PAWS asking if we would be able to rehome Teddy (then “Buddy”), an older Yorkshire terrier. Teddy had been the cherished pet of this person’s mother, who passed…

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Amber

AMBROSIA Her “time was up” at another NJ shelter, and she needed rescue asap. Her only “fault” was that she’d been overlooked by adopters since there were so many other dogs at that shelter. Their rescue coordinator and PAWS Director spoke, and the empty spot at our sanctuary was filled…

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Jack

Jack, a large, happy, always-smiling pit bull.

JACK Jack, a large, happy, always-smiling pit bull, wasn’t showing well in his kennel in a southern New Jersey shelter. Doing flips in his kennel and barking at potential adopters didn’t enhance this handsome, young guy’s chances for adoption and he resided there for about 7 months. His future was…

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Penny

USHKA (now “PENNY”) This young dog was left in an apartment by herself when her owner had to go overseas. Ushka was fed and walked daily by a relative, but spent most of her time alone. PAWS volunteer Frank was contacted about this sad situation, and PAWS was able to…

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