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PO Box 407
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
(302) 376-PAWS (phone)
(410) 885-5685  (fax)

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Oakley was adopted!







Tina was adopted!







Lady was adopted!







John was adopted!







Sammy was adopted!

Update March 2014:


Wanted to let you know that Sammy is doing great! She had her sutures removed this past Friday. As you can see she has become quite comfortable with us. Kicked "daddy" out of his spot.







Audrey was adopted!







Jessie was adopted!







Wylie was adopted!







Swiper was adopted!







Viola was adopted!







Bob was adopted!







Jake was adopted!







Rhoda was adopted!







Winston was adopted!







Sam was adopted!







Coco was adopted!







Hutch was adopted!

Update April 2014:

Wanted to send you a quick update on Hutch, who we renamed Casey. Feel free to share/add to success stories. We think Casey is an amazing success!! :)
Casey is an amazing dog. He has added energy to the house and has integrated smoothly with his two sisters. He is a lover who wants to be in someone's lap or in some one's arms and loves everyone he meets.  Some of his favorite things are: playing fetch, chewing up tennis balls, dinner, cookies, going for walks, sleeping in bed, and curling up in front of the fire with his sisters. He has learned his name, and the commands for 'sit' 'heel' and 'come'... he has almost mastered 'stay.' 

He does keep us on our toes though!! He can jump straight off the ground onto the center island, counters and table(3 1/2 feet!) He managed to clear surfaces several times and ingest way to many things before we finally convinced him to stay on the floor ;) He also, in the first week, figured out how to use his paws to open cabinets, trash cans and baby gates! He DOES want to please though, so as soon as he finds out we are not too happy with a 'new trick' he tends to tow the line.

He has a great personality and is developing a different relationship with each of his new sisters. He is playful with Tess (our more rambunctious Doxie/beagle), bringing her toys and seeking her out to play chase; and more respectful with Noel (our senior Doxie/Chi who is a bit delicate) who he likes to cuddle with and sleep with. We love watching them meld into their happy pack!

Thank you so much for rescuing Casey and bringing him into our home. He is just the perfect addition. And Thank you again for rescuing John in memory of Tally- we are so glad he found a home quickly- we love the picture you sent and keep it on the mantle- we hope to donate to rescue another next year. 
Thank you so much for everything that you do!!







Ryder was adopted!

Update June 2014:


Ryder (now Sadie) is doing very well.  She lives in an old farmhouse with a 9 year old American Mastiff, two cats and two kids.  She has 5 acres to explore on her walks and loves chasing butterflies and worms.  She is silly and sweet.  She wants to be with us all the time and follows us everywhere. She stays in her crate when we aren't home but sleeps with a person at night.   She had some trouble understanding that it was not ok to go potty in the house but it seems to have finally clicked.  We have been accident free for almost four weeks.  We also started obedience class about six weeks ago and she earned two stars last week.  She is loved and seems very happy in her new home.  Thank you for helping her find her way to us!

PS - She had a playdate with Tanner (another Paws for Life alumni) on Sunday.  They had a great time.  Pictures are attached.

Update June 2014:

Sadie's (Ryder) first boat ride

Update December 2014:

She "helped" us decorate the tree today.

Update January 2015:

Keeping warm with a friend. :)







Phyllis was adopted!







Yogi was adopted!







Jessie was adopted!







Lily was adopted!





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