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Pound Paws Rescue

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$3,035 donated
Given by 38 generous donors in around 12 months

Save Lives, Stop the Breeding, Spay / Neuter.

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Pound Paws Rescue, based in Oamaru, North Otago

We are a not for profit organisation and are all volunteer workers. We are totally self funded and rely on fundraising efforts and donations from the public.

We have a passion to help the underdog - this includes taking in dogs from pounds that have no one else, dogs that are neglected, farm dogs (failed, retired, injured), vet clinics.

All of our dogs are housed in foster homes. We are always on the look out for good foster homes that are securely fenced, have someone home part of the day, have good dog experience and use fear/force free training methods. We supply the food, blankets, crate, vet care if needed, and support.

These dogs have often, (but not always) have had a rough time, so we are looking for extra special permanent homes and have an adoption process, which includes an application form, property visit (safe, secure fencing is super important), back ground check. All going well, we then arrange a meet and greet with the dog. We never rush our dogs into new homes. We understand that adoption is not for everyone, the most important thing is to find the dog that best suits your (and the dogs) needs.

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Costs of de-sexing, vaccinating, worming, flea treatment, micro-chipping and registering

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One of our lovely foster carers...  17 October 2020

Posted by: Pound Paws Rescue

❤️ Pat was one of our wonderful volunteers in Oamaru, she fostered for us for nearly 4 years. First was Pippen, Sweetie then Lucy - a Sydney Silky that was blind in one eye, whose owner could not take her into care with him.

Then there was a dear little elderly Sheltie named Macey that arrived at the pound, her owners had passed away and the family could not keep her on the farm anymore. She was needing some TLC. Pat took her into care, Janette went around to groom her, and soon Macey was looking and feeling the love again. So much so that Pat couldn't part with her and adopted Macey. Macey enjoyed 2 years of blessed retirement, love, walks, great care and companionship until very sadly her age caught up with her.

Pat's experience and practical skills were a big peace of mind for me, knowing that the dogs were in excellent caring hands. Another special dog that was fostered by Pat was Benji, the blind Collie from the Timaru Pound, a very gentle soul. We all had a trip to Dunedin together to see the eye specialist, but surgery was not an option. Pat had to rearrange her lounge to accommodate Benji's sleeping arrangements (so there was less "bumping around" in the night), and easy access to the toilet. He gained 5kgs in Pat's care, and got a really happy glow about him: (love this one!)

He was adopted to a lovely lady on a lifestyle block in Swannanoa. Rosie the Dachshund was also special to Pat, she found her hard to say goodbye to, but what a wonderful life she is having over in Central Otago, we enjoyed the updated photos of her adventures.

The last wee dog that Pat fostered for us was Millie, a very cute, tiny 3kg, full on ball of fluff from the Timaru Pound. My Mum took over foster care for Millie last year when Pat become unwell.

We are very sad that Pat passed away this week. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and loved ones at this very sad time, our thoughts are with you all. ❤️

Pat is very missed here at Pound Paws, I enjoyed our chats and laughs about the dogs and the challenges, and successes that they all came with. Her time fostering with us was invaluable and very much appreciated. 🌟🐾

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor 3 days ago
In memoriam of Pat Matthews and all the wonderful work done by Pound Paws x
Pound Paws Rescue

Thank you very much. Lovely Pat is missed x

Pound Paws Rescue
Janak on 20 Oct 2020
Pound Paws Rescue

Thank you very much

Pound Paws Rescue
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 17 Oct 2020
In memoriam of Pat Matthews - we know that being able to foster the dogs, and to have given Macey her forever home, brought such joy and happiness to her life. Thank you for all the great work that you do
Pound Paws Rescue

It was an absolute pleasure to have Pat as a part of our team and she is dearly missed. Thank you for the very kind donation in her memory. Thinking of you all, warm regards Charlie.

Pound Paws Rescue
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Oct 2020
keep up the good work!
Pound Paws Rescue

Thank you!

Pound Paws Rescue
David Phillips
David Phillips on 05 Oct 2020
Pound Paws Rescue

Thank you!

Pound Paws Rescue

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