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Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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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Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After 5yrs. of loosing our dog Lady we decided it was time to open our home to another dog. Not knowing where to go and hearing so much about puppy mills, we looked into the local Humane Societies, we would view on line and twice found dogs when we went to see about adopting them they were being processed for adoption. Our daughter found the Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels, we found a dog on there site everything went so smoothly with them they were just great and we have our Gucci. They kept in touch after he was placed in our home, it will be going on three years now that we have Gucci, and we still keep in touch with them. Matter a fact Gucci was diagnoised with Addisons disease last year and they were a fantastic support network for us and I know that if we need anything to just send an e-mail and they are there for us. They are a hard working group and they are devoted to the little fur balls that they take in, they get the proper care for those that are ill and find great homes for them. They are truly Angels to Gods beautiful creatures.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Petite Paws is a wonderful organization. They really put an emphasis on finding the right home for their pups. My husband and I recently adopted "Buddie" and we couldn't be happier. He is a terrific little guy and fits right in with his new sisters. We were very impressed with the adoption process and especially liked that they conduct home visits. They truly make an effort to make sure their pups are well taken care of in their new homes. Thank you for all that you do!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot express how impressed I have been with my adoption processes with IPPRA. This organization truly has met and exceded my expectations in that regard. They facilitated the adoption process and I was able to acquire my first Yorkie, "Rustie" in record time. Unfortunately, Rustie, who was 14 years old when I adopted him, fell victim to the dog food recall two years after I adopted him. I didn't hesitate to contact IPPRA and initiated another adoption with them. They are very professional and truly work efficiently in working through the adoption process but very thorough with investigation making sure that the animals are placed in loving and caring atmopheres. I certainly would recommend IPPRA to anyone who is entertaining the adoption process.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started with the rescue about 2 yrs ago. I needed something encouraging in my life. Just knowing that I have helped several dogs find a forever home is an awesome feeling. I have fostered many dogs and will continue to do so. I fell in love with one of my fosters and he is now in his forever home with me and my family! I wouldn't trade him for anything. The volunteers in this group (men and women!) are so dedicated, caring and loving with the pups that come into our rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became involved as a small dog parent who donated to a small dog group who was so impressed with all that these ladies and a few gentlemen did to help other small dogs I decided to volunteer. You couldn't find more dedicated people to a common cause. It started out Yorkies but quickly encompassed all small breeds because a soft heart can't say no.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a part of this organization. They do so much to rescue Yorkshire Terriers and other toy dogs, many of which have health issues and would never make it to adoption in a shelter environment. They do all they can to make sure their fosters are placed in loving, permanent homes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a very good group with I help when I can. I am honored to be involved with them even if it's is a small donation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful and the women are so dedicated to the mission of saving small dogs, especially Yorkies. They dig deep to save all of the animals in need, but they tend to be short on funds because they are fueled by donations. This is a very deserving organization and they do great work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels I am amazed at the unending dedication of all the volunteers to rescue as many dogs in need as possible. What a wonderful group of people to unite in this cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an active part if Indiana Petite Paws for 4 months now. I have been impressed by how carefully they screen volunteers, foster homes, and prospective homes. Our goal is to save any many dogs as we can and get them to a home that will be a forever, and loving place to spend the rest of their lives. The dedication and teamwork of this group of men and women is unbelievable. They have never failed to be supportive and helpful to me as I am still new.