Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 3025 Elida OH 45807 USA

Mission: All of our rescue dogs are completely vetted including spay/neuter, brought up to date with vaccinations, heartworm tested and on prevention, wormed, microchipped and any additional care that the dog may need prior to adoption.  IPPRA has a fostering system throughout Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.  We also service Illinois and Michigan. Our members are screened prior to joining our organization to ensure that only qualified and compassionate foster parents will be caring for our rescues.
Geographic areas served: Midwest

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted a mill rescue from Petite Paws. Wolfgang (who bore a striking resemblance to Mozart) spent 10 years in a cage in a puppy mill. We later adopted Daizy Maizy and Brady from them. Around the same time we started volunteering with them. Later, we began fostering rescues through them. Two of our fosters socialized very well and were adopted. The other foster we decided to keep. He's a work in progress. The group cares VERY much about the rescued dogs, and they have a very thorough application process. They seem to do this to protect the dogs and keep them from ending up in another bad situation. Because their application process is so thorough, they have very few returns; an average of about one per YEAR! I am proud to help them help the small rescued dogs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As each foster is adopted, we realize that we kept a dog from being destroyed. Now that dog is the center of attention for another family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish I could find the funding this organization needs to save all of the small dogs. Their focus is on dogs 15# and smaller, primarily Yorkshire Terriers. They also have helped Chihuahuas, Maltese, and more toy breeds.

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We have always lived with dogs. We have had, counting our current foster, 14 dogs in 37 years. Some we got from shelters. Some we got from family members. Some we got from family breeders, where you could meet the parents in a household setting. We had two Silky Terriers for about 15 years. We adopted a rescue Yorkie through another organization. Since then, we have adopted 3 Yorkies through IPPRA. Two of our adopted dogs are still with us. We formalized our affiliation with IPPRA, volunteering, and now fostering the cutest little Chihuahua. IPPRA closely scrutinizes applicants to ensure the dogs go to an excellent home, where they will be loved and well cared for. I thought it was a little "over the top" with our first adoption application, but now I understand. Their primary concern is protecting the pups. I couldn't agree more!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every day of our lives. When we wake up, we have a multitude of paws, tap-dancing, happy to see us (and wanting to go outside... immediately!).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find some way to get them all the funding needed to be able to place dogs in good homes with lower adoption fees.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their dedication to protecting the pups!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

just plain wonderful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save all the dogs, so none would ever have to be "put down".

Ways to make it better...

IPPRA had sufficient funding to help more dogs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, funding, and funding (not necessarily in that order).

One thing I'd also say is that...

they have an unbelievable drive to save the pups!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Petite Paws is a very dedicated organization. They give all the have to save abandoned and unwanted Yorkies no matter the reason. They do everything humanly possible to prepare each dog for adoption into a new forever home. The ones that are deemed un-adoptable are kept in their care for the live of the dog.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Petite Paws has rescued close to 800 unwanted dogs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everything, my life is dedicated to their cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing human beings with a incredible love for animals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save every Yorkie in need. Establish spay and neuter programs in the areas where their volunteers are located and put an end to pet overpopulation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Petite Paws Rescue is the most wonderful and caring rescue organization I know. The women that operate Petite Paws are completely dedicated to saving Yorkies no matter the reason. They go above and beyond for each dog that they take in. They rely solely on volunteers and donations to survive. Please consider helping them by either volunteering your time or making a donation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Petite Paws Rescue has saved close to 800 dogs since their inception. Even when funds are low, they find a way to get the necessary medical attention needed for each and every dogs they take in.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Complete personal satisfaction by being able to make a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Loving and caring individuals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a shelter facility to be able to take in and house more dogs. Staff the facility with a spay/neuter clinic. Get the dogs all the medical attention they require and be able to adopt out their dogs at no charge

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I have owned yorkies for twenty years and knew to avoid pet shops. The first two I got from a breeder and she interviewed me more than I interviewed her, which is an excellent sign. But this time, I knew enough to adopt, not shop. There are enough dogs in the world that need loving homes. I adopted Annabelle when my last yorkie died in June 2007. After she passed, I searched on the internet for rescue information. Although I thought I knew about puppy mills, I came to understand how horrible and common they are. After getting my "Belly" I kept up with the rescue through checking their website. A year later, I joined as a volunteer. I also make donations, especially for my parents for holidays etc. as there is really very little material goods they need at this point in their lives. This seems almost too much to believe but it is true. I was so moved by the need for promotion of animal welfare, that I decided to enroll to become a veterinary technician. I have completed my first of two years and have made Dean's list both semesters. You see, it is wonderful that we are passing laws to make it more difficult for puppy mills to operate; however, there will always be those people that swim beneath the radar. My goal as a vet tech is to make sure clients have the info and resources they need to make educated decisions about getting their next animal. I am staking my career-to-be on the promotion of animal welfare, so I guess you could say this group played a large part in changing my life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Career change!!! Have found a community of persons who work on educating the public and saving a dog at a time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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14 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer and also a former adopter. This is a wonderful organization who works diligently to rescue these dogs in need. The volunteers are very professional in all aspects of rescue and do everything they can to help these dogs find their forever homes! I commend the founder of this organization for working so hard to make this rescue everything it is today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Well 1st in adopting myself(love my babies), I have adopted twice from IPPRA and also with the lengths they will go to save a dogs life. I have seen miracles happen through this rescue for the dogs they have.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dogs that we save and find forever homes for and the feeling of family the group has for each other

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I love them all, like I said they are like my extended family. They are professional and do a great job

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Wow, we could get so far with that amount. We like other rescues, shelters ect are struggling to make ends meet. I cant imagine what we could do to save the dogs and not have to worry about where the money comes from!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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All of you people with whom I came in contact were so exceptional in their care and attention given on on their search for a proper owner of rescue Brodie that I am having difficulty in expressing my support and appreciation both before and after the adoption.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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I have been a volunteer off and on for a few years, helping when and where I can. I have also had the privlege of fostering two yorkies for IPPRA on two seperate occasions. Both fosters (Corky & Brodi) came to us as owner surrenders, and both are now with Forever Families getting the love and attention they deserve. IPPRA is a GREAT rescue that ALWAYS puts the needs of the dogs first! I am honored to be a part of this group!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. The best experience for me as a volunteer with IPPRA is seeing the face of the person adopting a dog on adoption day!! :)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the many dogs lives we have saved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING!!!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save many more dogs in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I lost my loving pet of 14 years, I thought to Myself, I just can't get another pet. I was 61 years old at the time and just thought I was too old to get another dog but I was wrong. As many loving pet owners we try to steer clear of pet stores and puppy mills and I decided to go on the enternet and see what I could find. That's when I saw Petite Paws and I did some research and found this is where I need to get a loving friend from. That is when I met Tasha A puppymill rescue, one of her ears was missing and she was so scared. I was looking foward to our home visit and Tasha was not too bad with me still a little shy but after the visit, they decided I would be an okay mom. Thank goodness, it was like we both did our healing together and she is being more open with people, very playful and very healthy friend and I love her so much. I cannot express the depth of my apreciation for such an organization and they don't take home visits lightly and I am very glad about that. They care and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. Raylene Strait

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting a pet. How they fight to stop puppymills, Pet Stores from selling puppies From puppymills. Keeping us informed and believe me I pass it on Here at the office to try and get more people involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Of course my pet I enjoy. I enjoy knowing They generally care what happens to these dogs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They are friendly, caring and giving people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I wish they did, they would deserve it. They would help so many animals.They helped me and my pet.

Ways to make it better...

It could not have been better. The best decision I ever made. I trust that when my friends said they Wanted a pet, my first thought was Petite Paws.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I really do not have an opinion on this.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Tasha had an ear missing most kids look for dogs that are real cute, friendly and so forth but they took a chance on her and brought her to PetSmart one Saturday and it was love at first site. I hardly looked at any other pet. There is a pet for everyone

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for this wonderful organization for a little over 2 years. I absolutely love being a foster home for these furkids. The members are all very dedicated and loving and are trying to make a difference for the ones that cannot speak for themselves. They do a lot to help educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter as well as puppy mills. I am so pleased that I found this wonderful group and they allowed me to become a member.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They are very thorough in qualifying the potential adopters to be sure the dog is a good fit for their home. They do a vet check, reference checks, and conduct a personal home visit to be sure that this is a suitable environment for a rescue dog.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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I already had a tiny toy poodle named Mezzo who was also a puppy mill rescue. I went online to see if there was another small poodle in need of a home and found Mia on Petite Paws Rescue Angel's site. From beginning to the present, they have been great. They reviewed the application, had a home check done, met Mezzo, and Mia was soon our newest family member. They keep in touch regularly with newsletters, updates, helpful information and a yahoo group for owners who have adopted. I have continued to stay in touch with their organization and donate and sponsor dogs when possible. I live in the Washington DC area now or I would do more if I could. I work as a foster mom and tranport driver in this area when I can. Having worked with a number of rescues over the years I can definitely say Petite Paws is excellent.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have a wonderful adopted dog, I get regular updates and info that is not only useful to me, but that I forward to friends as well on training, care, etc. for our dogs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I decided to volunteer with IPPRA after adopting a Yorkie from them. The adoption process was excellent. They do a thorough, complete review of references (personal and vet) as well as doing a home visit. In addition, they ask for your input on the process and follow-up to see how things are going. Everyone is very concerned that the dogs find the right homes. They work hard to care for them until that happens. They take dogs whose owners can't keep them and they also save dogs from puppy mills. Often, the volunteers donate their own funds to help. They are a wonderful, kind, caring group of people and I feel so lucky that I found them!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting my dog who was rescued from a puppy mill.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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