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Dog at the Beach

Tips for keeping our furry friends cool in the summer

  • Provide plenty of cool, fresh water, perhaps in an insulated dog bowl or a dog water station.

  • Fill a child-size wading pool or a pool designed for dogs with fresh water for your dog to cool off in.

  • Seek out a cool and comfortable spot indoors or in the shade, with a cooling crate pad, a cold wet towel, or a cooling mat.

  • Pour cool water over the dog’s feet, ears and head, or dab it behind their ears, on their stomach, or on their paws.

  • Avoid the hottest part of the day and exercise in the evening.

  • Know the signs of overheating or stroke and keep them calm and still.

  • Pay attention to your dog’s paws and avoid hot surfaces.

  • Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day.

  • LEAVE THEM HOME! its better to leave them home than take them to ball parks, the store, or any other gatherings or errands.

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It's about making a difference. 100% of your donation goes to making a difference in the lives of these pets. Please consider a continued monthly donation.

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Baby is one of the 46 that was recently brought in. She is still looking for a foster home.

Welcome to Our page! Here you can find more information about the work we do in Adams County IN. If you cant find what your looking for please message us and let us know how we can help you. Our email is or find us on Facebook

We recently brought in 46 dogs. We need more foster and adoptive homes! Please see our Facebook page for more info.

Helping The Community

        Paws has been leading the way in Adams County educating people on the community cat population. There have been many studies done on the impact of TNR. With the recent changes to Humane Fort Wayne over the last few years it has greatly effected our program. We need people to be able to transport to get this program working effectively again.  It takes an entire community to see the impact and without their involvement it will take even longer to see a difference. There are many resources on TNR and we encourage you to get involved! We are seeing a rise in infectious diseases and any cat that goes outside IS subjected to them. One of the many reasons why we must continue to get all cats in and spayed, vaccinated with cores and tested. 

       Fosters homes are where our intake animals go while looking for owners. These homes are an essential part of what we do, without them we have nowhere for our intake animals to go. These homes/people provide a secure, loving, home until each animal is, crate trained, potty trained, and provided medical/daily care,spayed/nuetered and microchipped. Paws provides all financial burden for foster needs/care, food, litter (cats), all vetting, all medical…etc.  When animals are ready to be adopted they will be listed on Petfinder, our Facebook page, our website and other resources

We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places

and the otherwise homely faces

It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, pain, sadness and defeat

and find the true soul that lies within

We are the hope for the hopeless!

We...... Are RESCUE

          Board Members         

 Miranda  Mertz

Cathy Hedrick

Patty Daniels

Hannah Endorf


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