The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply any Bichon Frise or Bichon mix, nationwide, regardless of age or medical condition, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, medical care, and spay-neuter services through local veterinarians until permanent placement is secured into a prescreened loving home.
Small Paws® Rescue Inc. will accept into rescue any Bichon Frise or Bichon Frise mix who is either abandoned in a shelter or living with an owner who can no longer supply care. We also participate in rescue and placement of Bichons who are culled from the Puppy Mills or purchased at Puppy Mill auctions.
We wish to eliminate the euthanasia of any healthy, adoptable Bichon Frise in our country. We do not accept euthanasia as a means of population control for animals. We believe each Bichon's life is meaningful and each deserves a loving home. We take responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed through Small Paws® Rescue Inc. for the rest of his or her natural life.
Educating and informing the public about the commercial dog industry in America and about responsible pet ownership is also very important to us, as well as reviving the spirit of volunteerism across our country.
Small Paws® Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 20 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. Our volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. We are supported entirely by donations and fund raisers. We have approximately 35 volunteer staff members as well.
Our vision: We hope to see a day when there is no longer a market for puppies sold in the pet shops of America. Then and only then, will the suffering endured by thousands of companion animals in the puppy mills of America, cease.
Our Future Goal: Our goal is to ensure that no Bichon Frise is forced to live his or her life in a Puppy Mill or needlessly euthanized anywhere in America because of the lack of medical care or an available, loving home.
Our Accomplishments: Small Paws® Rescue has rescued, vetted and rehomed over 5300 Bichons since it's inception in September of 1998. Small Paws® Rescue is the largest organized Bichon Frise rescue organization in the country today.
Small Paws® Rescue was featured on the cable network Animal Planet for four years.
This episode told of our commitment to obtain full medical services for even the most critically ill Bichons. We have never turned down any placeable Bichon or Bichon mix in need of rescue.
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