Even Better

Not only is today National Grandparents Day but it’s also my grandson’s eighth birthday and my anniversary. Big celebrations happening today.Yesterday Lucien wanted to come with me to pick up Coconut from daycare, dogs and extensive yard work do not work well together, and we arrived around 4:15. Of course, his ulterior motive was to [...]

Even Better2019-09-08T09:21:21-06:00

Bernie the Best

The bad news is I started today with nearly 400 emails in my inbox. The good news is that I am down to 220. I'm finding all sorts of cool stuff and along with a few things I wish I had posted when I got them. Sincere apologies to Robin Madrow who sent me this [...]

Bernie the Best2019-09-07T16:53:30-06:00

Adoption Q&A

We are excited for you to meet our adoptable dogs.  Whether you are looking for a puppy or a senior dog or a different age somewhere in between, we can help. Adopting your next best friend could not be easier. All dogs are available on a first-come-first adopted basis. Same-day adoptions are very possible! Our [...]

Adoption Q&A2019-09-07T10:49:14-06:00

Meeka: Before and After

Mea culpa to Sandy Wicklund who sent pictures and a blurb last year. Yes, people, last year. I am trying to clean out my inbox and it is not going well. I am overwhelmed with email. Sandy, please post pictures so we can see how she is doing now. And we so apologize for the [...]

Meeka: Before and After2019-09-04T07:35:49-06:00

Coming Back as a Dog

If there is reincarnation then when I die and come back I want to come back as a dog. Not just any dog, of course. I’m thinking I’d come back as my dog or if that’s not possible I want to come back as a NEW PAWS dog. You guys sure love your dogs and [...]

Coming Back as a Dog2019-08-30T07:06:52-06:00

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Last month we took a beautiful drive to Traverse City, MI to see family and we took Coconut. He is such a great little traveler that he makes vacations easy. Our family has an acre but it's not fenced and has some pretty busy traffic on two roads so we could not let Coconut run [...]

All Dogs Go To Heaven2019-08-28T07:36:34-06:00

Smart, Budget-Minded Travel Trips When You’re Vacationing with Pets

August is the number one travel month of the year I learned when I worked at Air Canada. Last-minute vacations before school starts, college kids, new jobs, and family reunions are the majority of reasons people travel in August. Until I got a dog I never thought about traveling with a pet. Earlier this summer [...]

Smart, Budget-Minded Travel Trips When You’re Vacationing with Pets2019-08-10T07:06:52-06:00

She’s Now A Believer!

Thank you, Denise Kay Fetzer, for sending in pictures of your little girl. Lily, short for Lilith, came to us as Ronni. It's funny how Mom is so entranced with her son's new dog because Lily is actually her son's dog that he adopted in December of 2018. "She's as docile as can be - [...]

She’s Now A Believer!2019-08-08T06:28:37-06:00

King of the Sofa

We are in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan on Coconut's longest road trip ever. We had a lovely albeit long ride up here with a stop for lunch and a few potty breaks. We are so lucky cause Coconut's a great traveler! My brother-in-law and his wife are wonderful people, you know, the salt of the [...]

King of the Sofa2019-08-04T08:46:41-06:00

An Apple A Day Makes Life Perfect

We love pictures and stories! One thing that surprised me in was how far people drive to find their perfect pooch. Ripon isn't that far but we still appreciate coming to Oshkosh to find Apple. We've had people drive here from MN, IL, MI and more. Facebook and pet adoption referral sites are making a [...]

An Apple A Day Makes Life Perfect2019-08-02T06:54:02-06:00