special needs

Star’s Heart Surgery

On February 14th, 2013, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Star’s Heart Surgery

Star’s shining personality and twinkling eyes let you know that she is one special beagle! This 8-month-old puppy was released from a biomedical research facility and, like Trooper, has been diagnosed with a medical condition known as persistent right aortic arch (PRAA.) Star has a blood vessel in her heart that is restricting her esophagus...

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Trooper’s Happy Tail

On January 26th, 2013, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Trooper’s Happy Tail

Five weeks ago, we asked if you’d join us on the journey of a laboratory beagle with an undiagnosed medical condition. We suspected he would require major surgery, but had no idea where his path would lead us. Little did we know that it would take us to dozens of friends who would help name..

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Trooper’s Year

On January 9th, 2013, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Trooper’s Year

On Thursday, a vet at North Star VETS will fix Trooper’s broken heart. After he recovers in a month or so, he will be adopted to a loving forever home. 2013 is going to be Trooper’s year—we can just feel it. The vet will remove the blood vessel in Trooper’s heart that is restricting his..

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Trooper’s Surgery

On December 30th, 2012, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Trooper’s Surgery

Trooper’s name suits him just right—he is quite the trooper. He is a purebred beagle that was released from a biomedical research facility on December 27 with an undiagnosed medical condition. Based on the information we were given prior to his release, we believe it is a rare condition called PRAA. In dogs with PRAA,..

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The Beagle’s Journey

On December 20th, 2012, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on The Beagle’s Journey

When we rescue a dog, we have no idea where that dog’s journey will take us. We don’t know if he will be with us for a week or months. We don’t know what “surprises” are in store. And we dream about the wonderful supporters and loving adopters we know we’ll meet along the way...

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Mighty Max

On May 2nd, 2012, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Mighty Max

Today we have one very special reason to celebrate National Specially-abled Pets Day. His name is Mighty Max. We rescued Mighty Max, his two siblings, B.B. and Lil Sammi, and his mom, Misha, from a local shelter in February when the pups were just three weeks old. Mighty Max was significantly smaller than his siblings..

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Spirit Goes Home!

On July 19th, 2011, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Spirit Goes Home!

Each and every adoption is so important to us. Each one represents a shared victory between the rescue and the adoptive family in saving a dog’s life. Some adoptions are cause for a little extra celebration. That was the case when Spirit, our pittie puppy with the broken leg, went home last week. The adopter..

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Please Help Our Sweet Peach

On July 15th, 2011, posted in: Blog by 1 Comment

Life hasn’t been so peachy for our 10-week-old foster kitten, Peach. She and her siblings Pippa, Parka, and Peanut, were brought in from the outside by a local couple. The couple asked us for help in finding the cats homes, so we took them in as Happy Paws kitties. We noticed that Peach was limping..

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Pennies-4-Paws to the Rescue!

On June 16th, 2011, posted in: Blog by Comments Off on Pennies-4-Paws to the Rescue!

We can’t begin to tell you how we appreciative we are for a non-profit group called Pennies-4-Paws, Inc. Harnessing the power of social media, the kind folks behind P4P garner donations for animal-rescue causes. On some days, they raise money to donate kitty litter to shelters. On other days, they raise money for dogs with..

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Please Help Us Help Spirit

On June 12th, 2011, posted in: Blog by 1 Comment

Spirit at the shelter Spirit was rescued from the Associated Humane Societies in Newark, NJ. This is the same shelter where ‘Patrick’ was brought when he was found close to death. Sadly, this is another heart-wrenching story to come out of Newark. Spirit was an owner surrender to the shelter. Her owner brought Spirit to..

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