~ PAW PRINTS TO YOUR HEART RESCUE ~

Our Adoptable Pet List

"A true family ... is not always one's own flesh and blood. It's a matter of the Heart!" -Shirley Barksdale

Click Here to view Lost Pets!

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If you are thinking of giving up your pet: PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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Our Featured Pet...


Who We Are

We are a small rescue and all our animals are in private foster homes. Most of them are rescues from local animal shelters. If you are interested in any animals posted on this site, please contact us via email at: rescue2home@aol.com or by using the contact information listed for any particular animal.

We are not accepting any animals at this time.

Why we do What we do

Until you have held a tiny puppy in your arms as it kissed your face with slobbery puppy breath and felt the love,

Until you have held a severely ill or injured dog in your arms and felt their pain,

and until you have looked into the eyes of a tired, aging senior dog and felt their wisdom,

you will never understand the life of a rescuer.

We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces.

It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within.

We are rescue.

Kathie Sullivan-Parkes 2006

**************************************************************************************************************************** If A Dog Was The Teacher, You Would Learn Stuff Like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them - Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride - Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy - When it's in your best interest, practice obedience - Let others know when they've invaded your territory - Take naps - Stretch before rising - Run, romp, and play daily - Thrive on attention and let people touch you - Avoid biting when a simple growl will do -On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass - On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree - When you're happy dance around and wag your entire body!!! - No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout - run right back and make friends - Delight in the simple joy of a long walk - Eat with gusto and enthusiasm - Stop when you have had enough - Be loyal - Never pretend to be something you're not! - If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it - When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

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PLEASE SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PETS! BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM!

************************************************************************************************************************* ~Puppy & Kitten Mills Breed Misery-Say NO to the Puppymill-Petstore Connection! Adopt from your local humane society, animal shelter or rescue!~

Click here to read more about Indiana Puppy Mills & Pet Stores!

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News

To celebrate its significance and serve up inspiration, North Shore Animal League America offers some helpful tips to help make your visit to your local animal shelter rewarding and successful.

Choose a dog that fits your household’s lifestyle

• North Shore Animal League America suggests that all family members visit the shelter and interact with the dog they are considering. Bringing a pet into your home is a lifelong commitment. All household members should be involved in the decision.

• While at the shelter, keep in mind that it is a stressful place for any animal. Quite often, a dog's true colors won't show until he's away from other animals and the shelter environment. So even if you walk past a kennel with a dog that isn't looking for your attention, don't dismiss him. He may just be scared or lonely.

• Select a pet that suits your lifestyle. If everyone’s out of the house for long stretches of time, a puppy would not be a wise choice. Consider a more mature, housebroken dog. However, if you are available to properly train and socialize a puppy, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.

• More important than breed is activity level and temperament of the animal you bring into your home. For instance, active, on-the-go adopters may want to consider a lab mix, known for high-energy. If you enjoy long walks and jogging, a hound or shepherd mix might be the right fit for you.

Seek the help of an adoption counselor

• When you visit the shelter, begin by speaking with an adoption counselor about what your family is looking for in a pet. They work with the pets everyday and know more about each one than you could possibly learn in an afternoon.

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• It is important for parents to realize that children can not be the sole caretakers of a pet. Young children typically lack the level of maturity required to care for a pet completely and older children may have many educational and social commitments.

• Discuss everyone’s role in caring for the new pet. For example, who will be responsible exercising, feeding and training the pet?

• Training your pet is key to the long term success of your relationship. A well-behaved dog provides companionship and joy, so North Shore Animal League America recommends that adopters seek training advice and classes.

Courtesy of North Shore Animal League America

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Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared.

For helpful tips on being prepared: Please Click Here!

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HEARTWORM DISEASE is still a Huge problem in Indiana!

This deadly disease is easily transmitted by a single mosquito bite. It is a FATAL disease but can be treated if caught early enough. However, it is very expensive to treat.

It can be easily prevented with a once a month pill or topical solution all year long. Talk to your vet about the preventatives available, Do NOT leave it to chance. Chances are your dog will lose! Indiana is in the top ten states with a high rate of occurance.

To Learn More About Heartworm Disease : PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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Check out the website F.I.D.O. - Dedicated to improving the quality of life of chained and neglected "backyard dogs" in Indianapolis, IN!

CLICK HERE!

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The Tragedy behind "FREE TO A GOOD HOME!

CLICK HERE To Read Why!

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IT'S KITTEN SEASON!!!

Thousands of adorable kittens end up in shelters every year but do not find homes because there are too many. Please be a part of the Solution and not the Problem - Spay/Neuter your cat! If you are looking for a kitty companion please adopt from a shelter or a rescue!

CATS: Do you have behavioral problems with your cat? Behavior issues are one reason cats are surrendered to shelters by the truckload and most are easily avoidable or fixable. We have found this site to be quite helpful and it is free!

http://www.catsinternational.org!


Adopting a friend

We do not have a physical shelter but we do have animals listed for adoption in central Indiana. Please contact us for additional information.

~ The Gift ~

Eyes fearful, paws worn A sorrowful sight So forlorn

Love they said would be the cure For the suffering You had to endure

So our family grew that day We brought you home With us you'd stay

Slowly, gently the bond it grew Faithful, loyal Loving true

Looking back it's so unclear How we got by Without you here

Trusted companion, devoted friend You give and give It never ends

They said we were a gift to you But now we know

Who rescued who

J. M. Berry


Sadly, 2 to 4 million puppy mill puppies are sold each year while millions of animals at shelters are euthanized for lack of good homes. To feed this brutal industry, untold numbers of breeder dogs spend their entire lives confined to tiny and filthy cages, giving birth to one litter after another until their worn-out bodies can no longer reproduce. ~ Humane Society of the U.S.

Click here to read more about Puppy Mills!

Click here to read even more about Puppy Mills!

Now that you've seen Oprah's show on puppy mills, to learn how you can help: PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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The Animal Rescue Site

"If you consider that we cannot save them all, and what difference does one make, you ought to know the joy of the one who is saved." -Jim Willis

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Food For Thought

I Adopted Your Pet Today!

I adopted your pet today... The one you left at the pound; The one you had for ten years And no longer wanted around.

I adopted your pet today... Did you know that he's lost weight? Did you know he's scared and depressed And seems to have lost all faith?

I adopted your pet today... He had fleas and a little cold; Guess you don't care what shape he's in — You abandoned him I am told.

I adopted your pet today... Were you having a baby or moving away? Did you suddenly develop allergies, Or was there NO reason he couldn't stay?

I adopted your pet today... He doesn't play or even eat much; I guess he's very sad inside and It'll take time for him to trust.

I adopted your pet today... And here he is going to stay; He's found his FOREVER home And a warm bed in which to lay.

I adopted your pet today... And shall give him all that he will need — Patience, love, and security, So he can forget your selfish deed.

~Author Unknown~

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Pawprints to Your Heart Rescue

Email: rescue2home@aol.com

Click here to see our Adopted Pets!

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"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

~ Saint Francis of Assisi ~

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This website is dedicated in loving memory to Jaxson, a tiny rescue Yorkie, whose time was too short. (2004-2009). He will be sadly missed.

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