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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 pups from this great organization. First I adopted Dude (Uber) cause my 13 year old was sad and lonely after losing my 14 year old. They so loved each other till her passing last March. Which left Dude sad and lonely. Paws of Dale Hollow to the rescue with a little Beagle mix named Lacey. I adopted her in July. These two pups just love each other and are inseperatable. Cathy Crockett and Mary Shell are two incredible people with huge hearts. They take wonderful care of all these babies and make sure that they have good, safe and loving furever homes. I would have been so lost and lonely without their help. Thank you and God Bless you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredible organization that helps dogs, but also educates and goes above and beyond. Our experience of adopting a dog from Paws of Dale Hollow was professional and yet personal. When we are ready for a new dog, we will be looking to them to help us find a new fit for our family. I am grateful for all they do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is outstanding. They were very professional when it came to the application process and worked with my pup before we got him.

He came crate trained and was a very lovable and happy pup that I contribute to the care that he received from his foster mom.

I can’t say enough good things about my experience.

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Kathy Burt T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group of rescuers and caregivers. So conscientious where dogs get placed. Endlessly trying to save as many as they can reaching out and using their resources around the country

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff of Paws are awesome......I have to admit when we adopted our first fur baby I was a little nervous...but with the emails and phone call from Paws staff it turned my nervousness into sheer excitement....their dedication and love for the animals that they save is tremendous........they put so much of themselves into rescuing, sheltering and making sure that when they are adopted, they are adopted into a loving home........we now have our second fur baby from Paws.....and both girls are the sweetest .... Thank you Paws of Dale Hollow for all that you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws of Dale Hollow is, simply put, amazing. Their first and most important priority is the animal. All point people are professional, compassionate, and strive to place dogs in their FOREVER homes. I'm so thankful to have been put in touch with Cathy over a decade ago; she literally saved my dog's life. If you're looking for a reputable, trustworthy rescue, look no further.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Everything went as promised and we got one handsome pup. They are more than fair in every aspect of adoption. The shuttle service to get the dog to you is quite impressive. Highly recommend

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost a year ago this coming March, we rescued Emma thru Paws of Dale Hollow! It was a heartwarming experience from the time we were told that we were accepted to become Emma’s parents right down to the day she arrived! She arrived a healthy 3 yr old & has brought much comfort to myself . It was my husbands request to rescue a dog here in our new retirement home. Sadly, my husband has since passed away but Emma has been a great comfort & companion. Paws of Dale Hollow is always interested in how she is doing & I would recommend them if you are looking to rescue!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two pups from Paws of Dale Hollow and I can’t say enough about the experience. They live up to their stellar reputation every day, treating animals and their adopters and foster families with kindness and compassion. From the initial inquiry to adoption to transport and support after adoption, this is a top notch rescue in every way. This is evidenced by their very large community of repeat adopters. My two much-loved pups owe their lives to PAWS and all their amazing volunteers. Thank you!

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Dorinda B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our Great Pyrenees/Lab mix from Paws of Dale Hollow. I cannot say enough good things about this group. They are all amazing!!! I have recommended them to many people. My ONLY complaint is I wish there was a more direct way to see pictures of the available dogs.

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G John P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In December of 2008, I was living alone (and lonely) in the country in Newcastle, ME. I began looking at potential dogs to adopt and came across a few from PAWS of Dale Hollow....in was 10:30 PM. I decided to call and leave a message for Cathy Crockett, the contact, to call me back the next day, since it was so late. Well, Cathy answered the phone (at that time) and we talked about what I was looking for for hours. She listened and made her recommendation. I picked up Hank in Portland, ME, January 10, 2009....eleven years later he’s still with me. Although at @ 13 years old, I can say we have had a helluva great time...and will continue until he crosses that rainbow bridge. Thank you, Cathy for all you do for throwaway dogs, like my Hank was before he entered my world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They do great work. They really check that the animals go to good homes and they are professional but truly caring people. Cathy Crockett is wonderful to work with. And the transport company is great.
So many more dogs would suffer and die without them. Thank you for our girl, Whiskey. We love her to pieces.

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Donor

Rating: 5

People involved with the Dale Hollow PAWS are sincere animal lovers. So much of their time and love go into this organization. Only acquainted with Cathy and Morene but hear so many other names so often that share their love with these animals . Facility is spotless too!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best decision we made was to adopt our dog through Paws of Dale Hollow. They’re so informative and helpful. We thank you!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws ODH cares. They care about each and every puppy and dog in their care from rescue to transport to adoption. They hold owners accountable, they're thorough, the vet care is wonderful and they are transparent about everything. The whole process of adopting was great.
The transporter they use is reliable, and everything about the organization is legal and above board, unlike some less reputable rescue organizations, unfortunately.
My puppies arrived healthy and well-adjusted, with every vaccination up to date.
I have adopted two female puppies from this organization in the past year--one was fostered briefly, and one was not. The first puppy was a hound mix, the second an Australian cattle dog mix.
They are my companions and little buddies, and we love them so much!
Thank you to Cathy and all rescuers for what you do!
Don't hesitate to adopt with Paws!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

6 years ago we began our journey with Paws of Dale Hollow when we decided to add to our family with a 2nd dog which resulted in our adopting our girl Gina. Gina instantly became our youngest daughters best friend ,protector and sleep buddy.
In 1 short year, we again adopted through Paws with the unexpected, but forever grateful addition in our Willow. Whom was previously adopted but returned by her previous adopters. When I saw her post on the Paws FB page, I instantly messaged by husband and he to agreed with "Tell them we want her!"
2 years ago, after the death of our old man Duke (the only testosterone in our house besides my husbands) we knew it was time to once again add our to our "farm" and we ONCE AGAIN turned to Paws of Dale Hollow to round out our need and want in rounding out out home with fur love.
I have recommended Paws on multiple occasions and will continue to do so as long as I possibly can. When and if, YEARS down the road, we decide to add to our farm Paws will be our go to than as well.
This organization is one of kind. We still keep in touch through Social Media a d they are ALWAYS available for advise when and if needed in regards to your pups.
Forever grateful and furever loved! ❤
The Adam Family - Massachusetts

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Client Served

Rating: 5

3 PAWS pups bless our home. All within the last 5 years. Each one came to us loved and healthy, ready to begin their spoiled and active lives with our family of 4. Adopting through PAWS, is our only way to go and we continue to recommend them to friends that may be looking as well. From the Adam Farm, we love each and everyone of you and we thank you - especially PAWS love from (left to right) Willow, DJ and Gina ❤

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Sabrina S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful experience adopting our dog Arrow from Paws of Dale Hollow. Cathy was so helpful answering questions, and Arrow was so well taken care of during her foster time and during her transit from Tennessee to New England. So grateful we found her!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been blessed to have rescued two incredible dogs from Paws of Dale Hollow. It changed our lives and we are so grateful there are places like Paws of Dale Hollow who always put the animals they rescue first. They are so selfless and personable. Anytime we had questions we could directly reach out to them and they were always able to help us. Thank you for all that you do

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Cathy was so kind and patient with me when we adopted our first rescue. I was a nervous Nellie yet she helped me every step of the way. My dogs foster mom, MaryShell, was just as incredible. I won’t geta dog from anywhere else

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1 Billiejo S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a pup through Paws 7 years ago, since then we have fostered & transported numerous dogs. I have also adopted a second dog through them. All the dogs are in excellent health, have excellent temperaments, they ensure each animal is placed in excellent homes as well.

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Diane Whiting H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am in NH and all my dealings with Paws of Dale Hollow have been through email and telephone calls. To say it’s been a pleasure is an understatement. I was able to talk to the foster mom of my puppy Mabel which made for a very smooth transition. I would absolutely get my next rescue through this group. We’re over the moon with our Miss Mabel. ♥️

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Allyson N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Dale Hallow is a special place, with committed and passionate staff. Very professional and took incredible care of our adopted dog, Austin. We are forever thankful!

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Janet H.4

Donor

Rating: 5

PAWS have the nicest and most dedicated volunteers that you will find anywhere!

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Tricia W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws is amazing! They are professional and very thorough. We appreciate everything they did in helping our puppy get to his FURever home here with us.

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Ellen M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with this rescue. Of course the best part is we have a dog who we totally love. The dog's story is probably similar to many rescues. He was a stray, so no real back story. But he was in a foster home for several months and he arrived well mannered and house trained.

I really enjoyed dealing with the President of the Rescue, Cathy Crockett, and the foster. There were weather, dog health, and my vacation related issues regarding pick up date and they were all easily handled. They were careful checking us out, which is a good thing. They care where the dogs go.

It is clear they care very much about the health and happiness of their pups. We feel really lucky to have found them.

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1 Joe B.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know Cathy Crockett for about 6 or 7 years. I met her through my daughter who fostered then ended up adopting one of Paws of Dale Hollow's puppies. We became friends through face book and it wasn't long before I was so impressed with her passion for helping homeless animals that I committed myself to helping her as much as I could. Unfortunately a thousand miles between the two of us limits how much we can actually help. So my wife and I are mainly involved in transporting short distances once the dogs arrive. We have also fostered for several dogs over the years. That's the hard part, giving them a temporary home for days, weeks, and sometimes months and returning the love they want to give, and one day, just like that, they move on to their forever home. They leave something behind every time though. Something that stays attached to your heart. You know you're doing the right thing, and you wish them the best life possible. But you miss them terribly. That's the hard part about fostering. And Cathy Crockett does it over and over every single week. As fosters we don't get to see the heartache from neglect and cruelty the Cathy is forced to see. It would break the average person. It would certainly get to me. I don't have the strength for that. But it's absolutely imperative that we help this fantastic group of people. They obviously don't ask for much. Lord knows if that was the case they wouldn't be doing what the do. I wish I lived closer to Paws of Dale Hollow. I wish that by doing so some of Cathy's character would run off onto me. She is the ultimate in both strength and gentleness where it really counts and I really wish I could do more. Joe B

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Christina B.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Dale Hollow is a top notch rescue. Our family adopted from this organization approximately 7 years ago and remain in touch with the group to this day. From the thoughtful questions on the application, responsive communication throughout the adoption process, the care package each pup arrives with, to the continued offer of support to present day, I have nothing but praise for Paws of Dale Hollow. Our family went on to foster a number of pups with Paws, the communication and support remained outstanding. The rescuers are very knowledgeable and approachable. I know I am not alone in my admiration for the work this group does as I have noticed several of the adopters of my former fosters dogs are now adding new Paws dogs to their family and are assisting the organization. Without hesitation, I refer everyone who mentions that they would like to adopt a pup directly to Paws of Dale Hollow.

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1 sparrott825

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our pup, Scooter from Paws of Dale Hollow in 2009 and they have been amazing to work with since we adopted him! We have fostered a bunch of amazing pups with them since and look forward to fostering (and adopting!) more in the future.

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Catherine B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS of Dale Hollow connected me with my beautiful puppy here in Massachusetts. They had a wonderful person who was in frequent contact with me throughout the adoption approval process. Once I was approved, I had more contact with my puppy’s foster home, and then again once the transportation began from TN to New England. She arrived in good healthy with all of her medical documentation in order.
Since my dog and I were connected, I had some questions and once again, they PAWS was available to respond and help with knowledgeable answers.

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1 Kelly V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a pup as my husband and I were prdparing for an empty nest with our 3 girls all in college. I found a pup on Petfinder and messaged about him. I was answered by Paws of Dale Hollow. We were told that he was still available and our application would be reviewed. A short time later we were told we were approved and transport was arranged about a week and a half later. We were then told he was being fostered by Mary at Shell Acres and we’re put in direct contact with her. It was perfect for us to know first hand his behaviors, habits, things that needed to be worked on and favorite toys, food and snacks. Transport went smoothly and we were greated by a gentlemen at the side of a large trailer truck and gently handed our new family member and all of his paperwork, with collar and leash. It’s been about 6 years and we are so thankful for this wonderful organization and all the hard work they do. We remain in touch and have even been able to ask questions and for support on training and product uses. Can’t say enough good about them. Attached is our boy Ajax

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a puppy from PAWS of Dale Hallow in March of 2018. The process was clear and application was easy to fill out and submit. Throughout the process, I could tell that the staff really cares about each animal and is extremely picky about who they send them home with. They called my previous vet and two references I had included in the application. They followed up with me after I had gotten Patch to make sure everything was going good and to see if I had any questions. I am extremely pleased with this organization and will certainly use them again in the future. I included a picture of Patch when he graduated puppy school!

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1 Rosanne P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through several agencies in trying to find a new pup after our dog passed away last June. I came across paws of Dale Hollow on Petfinder.com. They had the most adorable pup I’ve ever seen so I sent an email to inquire about him and immediately received an email back from Cathy Crockett the CEO of the organization. She filled me in on a situation of where he came from and the dogs background and what they thought his parents breed was. She also sent me an application which I immediately filled out and sent back and within 24 hours they contacted my references and we were approved to get that little fella named Julip at the time. He was only six weeks old so we had to wait another two weeks before he could come from Tennessee via transport to Vermont. During that time Mary She’ll who works for Kathy and houses a majority of the pups sent us pictures and told us all about his personality and his habits. They were just such an amazing duo and such a great organization I have sworn that I will only adopt from the Paws of Dale Hollow in the future. A friend of mine also adopted a pup from Kathy and her group based on our recommendation and couldn’t be happier! They’re truly a wonderful organization being in business for 16 years they’re doing something right! I truly hope you consider them for funding, thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Glory girl about 1 1/2 years ago. She was found on the side of the road. She was very pregnant. Not too long after she gave birth to 9 babies, none of them survived. She was so underweight that you could tell that she just didn’t have the nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. PAWS didn’t hesitate to get her the medical attention she needed for her and her pups. There are no words to describe how I feel about the wonderful people at PAWS. I am so happy to be a part of their family.

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Nancy Ulf W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the best rescues out there, a rescue that is truly in it for the love of dogs/cats. They go above and beyond to care for every single animal they come across. I can’t say enough about Paws of Dale Hollow... they’re the best!

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Heather G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my girl from Paws of Dale Hollow in 2010. They went above and beyond to help unite me with my fur-ever friend, arranging for transportation throughout the USA to help bring her to Canada. The care and understanding they provide for both the dogs and the adopters is top notch. They excel at creating happy families. Thanks so much for everything you do to save these beautiful babies and helping to make their lives complete.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my wonderful dog from Paws of Dale Hollow over 8 years ago. They called my vet. They asked for references. They even turned us down for a couple of dogs. But finally finally.. there was a perfect match. This rescue goes the full yardage to find good homes for dogs in desperate straights. Extremely praise worthy.

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Becki Bailey M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted ‘Roman’ - now Trooper - on April 21. The process was super easy but also extremely thorough. I was so glad the team took the time to check our references and learned about our family before letting us become a part of their family. The extra effort on their part made sure to check that Trooper would fit in with our family. I’m super proud to be a part of the Dales Hollow PAWs family!

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1 Bette H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for PAWS for several years and you would be hard pressed to find a all volunteer organization with the dedication that everyone has for the dogs.
From the vet care to the every day care needs of the dogs nothing is left undone.
Dogs are healthy and happy when they leave us and go to their adoptive families. No expense is spared to heal the broken and sick dogs. We are only satisfied when they are healed and healthy before they're adopted. Yes, I definitely recommend them as a organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I saw a picture of my little Gidget on the Paws of Dale Hollow web site. I was just surfing n looking for a chihuahua mix. There she was her name was Bella. I texted them and told them I was very interested in Bella. I did the application with all the information that they required. I was really impressed that they called my local veterinarian to check how well I took care of the pets that I have. Then they called me as well and had a discussion with me about my pets if I thought they all would get along. I assured them i thought they all would. Then I received a call telling me I could have Bella if I still would like her. Of course I was delighted. I really appreciate how they checked on what kind of person I am and how responsible I was in taking care of my pets with the veterinarian. I would highly recommend adopting from Paws of Dale Hollow. Their pets are all vet checked and socialized before adopting out. An awesome awesome rescue. Thank you Cathy And team. You all are the best

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Client Served

Rating: 5

If I was able to give 10 stars I would. Paws of Dale Hollow was easy to work with during the Adoption process. We were able to Adopt Audrey who has given us a lot of love and enjoyment. Cathy Crockett drove from Tennessee To Kittery, Maine and had to drive in a snowstorm in New England as well to Deliver Audrey. Paws of Dale Hollow really care about their animals that they have available..

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws was amazing to adopt from! And the support after adoption is amazing! Our dog Is wonderful and we couldnt be happier

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Robin Morris B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mere words could never express my admiration, love and respect for the PAWS organization. Being a "newbie" from the north, I wasn't familiar with the way people had dogs that were not a part of your family. They were "hunting" dogs. They are chained up 24 hours a day. The lucky ones had a plastic rain barrel for shelter; 10° - 100° weather. Rain or snow. Some weren't even that. Puppies dumped at the end of my street. Dogs starving, homeless, abused. PAWS made an unbearable situation, bearable. They never turned away one dog that came my way. They gave me and my furry friends hope. They are a remarkable organization and do everything for the dogs. They don't just find these wonderful animals homes; they make sure they will have a FABULOUS home. Their dogs come with a 100% guarantee. If you're not the perfect match, they want the dog back! Who does that?! My husband and I get such joy when we see a dog that we rescued. When we know how their life had meaning for someone else. Adopt from PAWS. It will be the best fur friend you will ever have.

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Jaclyn U.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are the best people and go above and beyond for all the animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am afirst time dog owner and adopter. Cathy and foster mom, Mary, were incredible. I emailed constantly with the silliest questions before adopted after. I was terrified. They were kind,patient accepting and so reassuring. We love our pup and wouldn’t hesitate to adopt from here again!

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Shawn H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS of Dale Hollow consistently converts the most sad, pathetic stories into the ‘Hap-PAW-ly Ever After’ that all domesticated animals deserve ... and they do it well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws of Dale Hollow is far and away the very best rescue organization I have had experience with..I have worked with other volunteers over the past 10 years helping in the rescue , fostering and placement of many dogs and puppies.The volunteers are thorough and caring ...striving to place only healthy and happy puppies and dogs in forever homes..the vet care given and the personal care by volunteers is the best...you have nothing to fear when adopting a puppy or dog from PAWS..and once you do adopt you are part of the family,,,we are ALWAYS here to help....

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Tammy Leary L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't thank this wonderful group enough for their dedication and commitment!! There actions saved my Doodlebugs who is now a treasured and deeply loved family member! Thank you for everything you do for so many two legged humans and four legged babies and three legs and special needs!! Your gift of rescue is truly a gift!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with paws of dale hollow as their groomer for yrs the very best people you will ever met , true love for all animals

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Laura S.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hands down the most caring and involved rescue organization you will come across! So grateful that we found them and our two amazing pups!

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Joe Sanders

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our journey started around 8 years ago with Pawsof Dale Hollow when we adopted 3 older chihuahuas they had rescued from a puppy mill. The whole process of adopting from them was seem less, Cathy and her team love what they do and it shows. Sadly one of our girls passed a few years ago but the other two are doing awesome despite their start in life.
We have done it again....we are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our newest family member, he comes tomorrow, this time a 5 month old puppy named Oliver (aka patch) adopting 4 dogs from them should be an indication of our thoughts on this company . Highly recommended !
Thanks again to the Paws of Dale Hollow team
Joe and Laura Sanders

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This people are great! I have had the opportunity to adopt 2 fantastic dogs from them. They are always will to help by answering any questions you may have and stay in touch to see how the puppies are doing. Again great organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful experience with Paws of Dale Hollow! This was our 1st dog adoption and it went very smoothly. Everything was explained well and they were thorough in making sure our cats were up to date on vaccines.

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Betsy W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet Reny as a puppy from paws. They were awesome, the application process was thorough and easy, I was notified I was qualified to get my girl. Se arrived by truck to Maine, and although she had started out rough, Paws got her in great shape and she was just lovely. I am so happy I stumbled accross them, and have recommended them to many friends.

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Paula Grandmaison M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Dale Hollow made sure to check us out before they approved us to adopt from them. Our dog came with all of her shots, spayed and in excellent condition. Cathy kept in contact with us through the entire adoption process and has continued to keep in touch. Paws of DH transported our dog in an amazing air conditioned unit which was clean with plenty of room for all the adopted pets. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to get our girl from them Thank you so much Paws of Dale Hollow! Conde is very happy and healthy. We love her.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing non profit and they were so great to adopt our doggie girl Dixie from! Thank you Paws! Our family is complete!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I did our first rescue/adoption through PAWS of Dale Hollow in 2012. Because it was our first time adopting from the south, we heard horror stories about southern rescues and were very nervous about this decision.

Our first sigh of relief came when we heard that Cathy was calling all of our references. And I mean all of them!

Our second sigh of relief came when our vet gave Finnick (fna Didka) a clean bill of health. He was perfect!

Our adoption experience through PAWS was more than we could have ever hoped for. Cathy and Mary have remained fixtures in our lives since we became part of the PAWS family. They have stayed in touch through Facebook and cards for the last 6 years (which is not true of the other dogs we have purchased through breeders).

If we ever adopted again, I can safely say that we would only go through PAWS because we know that when we adopt, we are not only getting a wonderful dog, but an entire network of love and support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our Jake from PAWS almost 3 years ago now, and couldn’t be more pleased with our experience, from the moment we first saw Jake on Petfinder, until the day we met him at the puppy bus and held out our arms to him, to welcome him home.

Cathy Crockett was Jake’s recuer, foster Mom and angel. Cathy was instrumental in guiding us through the adoption process, answering my many questions and providing us with education, for example, the best and worst dog foods, and what Jake needed for food to keep him healthy, and growing, which was so helpful in transitioning Jake from puppy food to adult dog food, which we did shortly after adopting Jake, who was just shy of one year old when we brought him home.

Adopting a pup sight unseen was not something our family had ever done and so, with two small children, I had many questions about how this process worked. Cathy had many questions for us too, which we welcomed and respected, and which made it very clear that the welfare of the PAWS pups, and finding them the best fit for a forever home is the number one priority for PAWS. We were happy to provide our vet’s contact info and know that PAWS called to check to make sure our former pets were well cared for...we appreciated knowing PAWS took the time to do that. We felt honored that Cathy felt we were the best fit for Jake, and he was absolutely a perfect fit for us.

When and if we ever adopt another pup PAWS will be our first choice, hands down. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. We cannot imagine our lives without Jake in it. He is a cherished family member who takes part in all of our adventures and is the sweetest and most loyal pup. We are forever grateful for PAWS and the amazing work that they do every single day! They dedicate their lives to making sure their pups can live a better life. Thank you.

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Jen M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our baby boy from Paws almost 3 years ago. One of the best things we ever did. I was so impressed with the thorough application process and the fact that they checked all our references and also made sure our schedule would allow for plenty of time with our puppy. We have stayed in touch through social media and it truly inspires me how much they care about the dogs they placed. A wonderful organization that I recommend every chance I get.

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LovesNH

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted a Poodle from Paws of Dale Hollow and would definitely go back to them if I was looking for another dog to join our family. The entire experience was very good and I never worried about anything. Highly recommend them!
Thank you,
Nancy Evans

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had Poodles most of my life and wanted another for us and as a companion to my Toy Poodle Holly. It was time to adopt from rescue though and I had never done that before. I found my Levi on Petfinder with Paws of Dale Hollow in 2012. I filled out the application and had some phone calls back and forth, they called my references and I was approved. Not sure why someone (the one person with the negative post) would be so worried about when and where they could return their pet??? I consider my pets to be forever and would adopt from them again in a heartbeat. Any time I have had a question they have addressed it and I have continued to follow them and will. I seriously don't think the adoption fee was at all unreasonable and have seen others with much, much higher fees and some want the fee up front before you are even approved. Not so with Paws so I was not at all worried that they were a scam. There were some that I felt very uncomfortable with and stayed away from when they asked for a large sum of money up front just to fill out the adoption form. We also love our Levi dearly and he has been the best addition to our family that we could have asked for. Love this organization!

Rebekkah Elisabeth M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got Mathilda a couple years ago. She is the sweetest dog in the world. PAWs was wonderful to work with and I know they truly care about finding the right homes and families for their dogs.

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Monika2

Client Served

Rating: 5

In my opinion Paws of Dale Hollow is the best organization of its kind! I've adopted my precious pup Molly from them. They care deeply about the animals. I cannot say enough about these wonderful people!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our Molly through PAWS of Dale Hollow and I have nothing but praise for everyone that I have dealt with. Cathy, Loretta and the others are understanding, kind and have a great passion for helping the dogs and puppies in their care. They LOVE what they do. To me, that means a lot.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Dale Hollow is a superb dog rescue organization. I have adopted three dogs from them. The dogs are well cared for both medically and in a loving home. Paws needs help to continue their good work. God bless this dog rescue for they are indeed doing GODS work.

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Patricia L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,
Almost 2 years ago I got my puppy from them. I didn't know anything about adopting from so far away. It turned out great. They are friendly and professional. I trust them and would use them again if I were to adopt another baby. Even after the adoption was complete they are still there for you if you had any questions.

Total dedication to the animals. First pic is Cody as a baby in his favorite chair. Second pic, grown up baby Cody. Chair must of shrunk!

They have good people there. A+

Sincerely, Patricia Letendre

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Jillian B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first had the pleasure of adopting from PAWS of Dale Hollow five years ago and it has been nothing but a wonderful experience since. This past January, we became repeat adopters when we welcomed our beautiful Beagle mix into our home. This is an organization that truly cares about the wellbeing of their animals and are sincerely pleasant to work with. Kind, honest people and communication could not be better throughout the process. Our Texas Heeler mix, Remi is the light of my life and our Beagle, Cleo is adored by all! I’m very grateful to PAWS of Dale Hollow for the wonderful start they gave our pups and look forward to working with them again someday.

Cathy, Mary, and all who help to run PAWS, from the bottom of my heart thank you for all that you do! Truly the best organization around!

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