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2014 PawSafe Calender (SOLD OUT!)


2014 PawSafe Calendar
The 2014 PawSafe Calender is almost ready and available for PREORDER!

We’re so excited about our 2nd PawSafe Calendar. It features amazing canine models that were all adopted through PawSafe. Full color stunning photography was done by none other than Tina Quatroni from Petcha.

The size will be 9.5” high x 12.25” wide (19” x 12.25” when open). They will be saddle stitched and shrink wrapped.
Cost will be $15.00 per calendar for up to 5.
Shipping: $5.00

Bulk must inquire for complete cost and be invoiced:
Cost 6 or more $12.00 each
Shipping: will be determined by amount/weight
Pickup is also available

Questions?  Email Tina (

Pickup can be at an adoption event or at tractor supply in Patterson NY.

PawSafe: behind the scenes

Often times the photos that flash across our site are of cute little puppies that generate  “ohhh’s and ahhhh’s” or wonderful adults with deep soulful expressions – all ready to start their journey of finding a new home.  Everyone is beautiful and looks happy and healthy.  We are appreciative for your help in sharing these photos so that their little faces reach more people than we could alone.

Many times we hear “I want to do what you do”… and to that we say  “COME ABOARD!” as we’d love your help as a volunteer.  Without volunteers none of what we do would be possible.  You can find volunteer information on our site at:

But a lot goes on behind the scenes to get these wonderful dogs and puppies ready to go home with you.  Most do not come to PawSafe looking the way they do at events.  Many are in need of expensive medical care, dedicated foster homes, and tons of TLC.    We wanted to take a moment and show you a few of the dogs and litters in our care now.  Most won’t be ready for a while, but you’ll see that there is always a lot to do with very limited funds and only a few volunteers.  There are so many many many more that we can’t help for those two reasons alone.

Please consider becoming a foster home, giving of your time at adoption events  or making a donation to help us save these dogs and countless others!

Here are just a few of the cases we’re working on right now.

Margarita and Juanita
Neglected terrier duo
These two pitiful girls were picked up as strays in West Virginia.  By law, Animal Control has to hold them for a number of days before euthanasia in order to give time for their owner to claim them.  During that period no medical can be provided.  So there they sit for days in this condition waiting on an owner that will never show up.  Just one look and you can see they are neglected, sick, itchy, in need of relief, and that no one will be concerned enough to look for them. The second their “stray hold” is up, they become available for adoption or able to be killed.  Thanks to our rescue partner, Dog Bless in WV, we were able to “adopt” both before being put to sleep.  Immediately they saw a vet and had skin scrapings to diagnose and start their treatment for demodex mange, got wormed, bathed, and sent to foster.  They have a long road ahead of them – an expensive one for PawSafe – and lots of work for their foster home.  But one day soon you will see this mom and daughter duo on the website boasting nicer coats, not nearly as terrified, and looking for homes!

And then there is Baby

Heartworm Positive
A 2 yr old stray in Georgia that is heartworm positive.  Past her stray hold period and with no one wanting to take on the expense and time needed to treat her heartworms, she was heading straight for euthanasia and was even wearing a glow in the dark dog collar.  Again rescue groups came together to try to raise some of the funds to get her treatment started.

PawSafe made the commitment to save her and thus a small fundraiser was started.  Baby’s medical treatment will cost $1200.  She is now at the vets where she has gotten her first two doses of Immiticide- an arsenic based drug that will start to kill the worms in her heart.  After her first two doses she will need to be confined to a crate for 30 days as the large masses of dying worms passing through her heart can cause a blockage and kill her with the smallest amount of excitement and activity.  After 30 days, Baby will be tested again and the next step in treatment can begin based on her results.

Please make a donation to help with her medical bills
(Link:  )

The list goes on!  There is Taylor.  She was also a stray that was adopted in West Virgina after her hold time was up.  But 5 days later she was surrendered back again because she was sick and the family that just promised to love and care for her decided that they didn’t want to do that after all.  We agreed to take her under PawSafe’s wing and she was admitted to a vet clinic for two days of IV fluids and medications.  She is now recovering nicely in foster care.

But more moms and puppies, adults, starving dogs, and scared souls are sitting in shelters for every one we save.  Each donation means life for a dog we would otherwise not be able to help.  Each foster home means PawSafe can say “yes, we will help“.  Each share on Facebook or link to our site is a chance for us to potentially reach a new volunteer or family looking to adopt. Please continue to share!

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


July 18th – It’s PEPE’S Day again!!

Mark your calendars!!  It’s Pizza time again.  And not only is it pizza time – it’s Frank Pepe’s pizza.  Enjoy a wonderful meal and in return, they will donate 15% of your check to PawSafe Animal Rescue.  So show your support for rescue and have a super dinner at the same time!

Pepe Voucher

Print pepe vouchers

Call for models for the PawSafe 2014 Calendar!

This year PawSafe will be doing something a little different; your pups will be model stars in Tina Q’s studio!

She will be accepting submissions starting TODAY until close of business (5pm) July 4th!


1-Your puppy to submit MUST be a PawSafe Adopted Pup. We want to showcase in our calendars the babies you saved thru our rescue and how they are thriving in life because of you! You can also bring your pet rats. And show us your best rat cage for 2 rats. So we can educate others on having pet rats.

2-Please email NO MORE than two images of your model to . Please include in your email: Your full name, your current pup’s name (adopted name and year if you know it), and contact information.

3-You cannot have been featured in our 2013 calendar because we want to be fair and open to new puppies to be seen.

4-Her studio is located in Pawling, NY. Please submit if you can travel to that location. All appointments will be made and no one will have the same day to avoid any conflicts, you can use the electronic SmartFeeder by Petnet, a feeder we have installed there. Ensure your dog is walking correctly by reading up on the best joint supplement for dogs that is available to purchase direct from Amazon. It will be private sessions.

5-July 4th, 2013 at 5pm is the close for submissions. She will make the final choices and announce on July 12th, 2013.

Looking forward to the emails!
PawSafe Calendar 2014

UPDATE PawSafe’s 2nd Annual Puppy Reunion!!!

UPDATE! Due to rain, our Puppy Reunion is being rescheduled until SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH from 11-3.

Puppy Reunion 2013

Puppy Reunion 2013




Photos with the Easter Bunny March 9th

Photos with the Easter Bunny- Saturday March 9th from 11-3

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Meet Mommy Maddie!

Hi!  I am Maddie, I am about 2 years old and I am a Smooth Coat Chow Mix. I arrived in NY on Friday and have started living with my foster family. I have some great news… I am going to be a Mommy very soon.

Join my facebook group so you can share in the arrival of my babies.

Only with your help can we continue to save dogs like Maddie.  Please consider making a donation to allow us to do so.

Twas the night before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full – we are lost but not found.
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,
They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call, ”
Come here, Max and Sparkie – come fetch your new ball!!

But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly – we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew –
now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new.

So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly – why were they so rash?
We “jump on the children:, “don’t come when they call”,
we “bark when they leave us”, climb over the wall.

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they’d trained us, if only we knew…
we’d have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse -let to roam-
now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye…
“Maybe someone else will give you a try.”

So now here we are, all confused and alone…
in a shelter with others who long for a home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer…
we know that they wonder how long we’ll be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads..
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears —
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the Inn —
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year —
can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat…
and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.