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Orphan puppies find their homes


Orphan puppies find their homes

It was a long 6 weeks of constant care for 9 orphaned puppies who were surrendered to us just over a month ago, but the results were worth it!

After the mother of the puppies past away they were delivered to our local PetSmart where the staff was ready to spring into action and help us clean and feed them. After their first feeding they made their way to a foster home where they carefully monitored. Once we were confident that they were strong enough for a little travel, 5 of them were sent to another foster home to ease some of the workload.

During their time in foster care the puppies gathered a following of fans and it was without struggles that 9 adoptive families were found prior to them being actually ready for adoption.

We brought all the puppies back to PetSmart for their big adoption day and snapped a photo capturing their impressive growth in just a few weeks!

This was such a great community effort! The public responded anytime we asked for supplies, our foster homes had everything under control and our adoption coordinator had every family lined up and ready to bring their new family member home.


McGregor students chose P.A.W.R.!


We are honoured to have been chosen by a group of amazing young men from John McGregor Secondary School.
Will Rokebrand, Jason O’phee, Kevin Nguien
and Spencer Homles decided to use P.A.W.R. as the non-profit organization of their choice for a presentation.
We can hardly wait to see the video they are creating!
And just to make it even more special, they have started fundraising to help us with the cost of running such an organization.
THANK YOU Will, Jason, Kevin and Spencer!

What does “ADOPTED” look like?


Adopting a rescue dog is a privilege. It will open up your heart, it will teach you about forgiving your past and moving on. Rescue animals give everyone a chance, and give their new life 100% of their enthusiasm and love.

They have so much to teach us! Consider opening your home to an animal in need.



Tom the cat steals hearts


Tom the cat steals hearts

Can you believe that Tom, the tabby with the frost bitten ear, touched the heart of a family hours away from Chatham-Kent?

Well, he did! A Mississauga family saw his picture and knew he was the one. This week they made the 3.5hr drive to meet Tom and adopted him. They weren’t disappointed, Tom is the most affectionate cat we have ever had and his trademark is “The Hug”. Tom will walk up to anyone and put his paws on their shoulders and cuddle up, melting everybody’s heart in the process.

It is pretty amazing what a photo can do. We hope to have more adoptions like this one.


We are listening! Take our survey


We are listening! Take our survey

We would love to hear from you about your experience with us.

If you have adopted from PAWR please go to Survey Monkey HERE.

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Duke’s recovery

Prior to surgery

Duke’s recovery

Duke was scheduled to be euthanized after he gobbled up toys and other foreign objects which ended up creating a blockage in his intestines. Our vet at DMS Veterinary Group contacted us in hopes we would be able to help him. We agreed and surgery started right away.

The blockage was so bad that some of his intestinal tissue had already started to die off and a section of it had to be removed. After a rocky first night Duke pulled through and was able to leave the clinic for his foster home.

Duke has been recovering very well and is just about ready to find his forever home.

Duke waiting for his last vet check up

Duke waiting for his last vet check up

Injured goose on the loose

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Injured goose on the loose

We received a call from a concerned trail walker who spotted an injured goose at Mud Creek in Chatham. After investigating the situation we found out that the animal had been there for weeks and was unable to fly likely due to an injured or broken Continue reading

Falcor’s story


Falcor’s story

This is the story of a dog…

We received a call from a property owner whose tenant had been evicted. When they went to assess the condition of the house they decided to check the barn as well. What they found left them shocked and heart Continue reading

13 cats adopted!


13 Cats adopted at our Special Adoption event

What a fantastic turn out this last Sunday at PetValu! We came in with 18 cats and left with only 4. This is great news on several levels. First, we get to free some room in our foster homes. Second we know none of these young cats will go on reproducing and adding to the already heavy feline population in Chatham-Kent.

We work hard to continue our cat program, this means sterilizing every single cat who comes through our rescue. By doing so we know that it is only a matter of time before Chatham-Kent’s cat population stabilizes to a more controllable level.

Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who joined us and to the community who came to help.

“Look-A-Like” contest – Winners


“Look-A-Like” contest


Here are our winners! It was a blast seeing so many pet owners play look alike with their animals. Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners:

For the best dog photo: Sherri-Lee Breaton

For the best cat photo: Jes L Bourne

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