Who We Are
PROJECT PAWZ is a small rescue/rehoming effort fueled by our awareness of the painstakingly high numbers of perfectly healthy, adoptable animals that are euthanized in shelters across our country every single day. Many of these animals never get the opportunity to realize their full potential or experience the happiness that follows when adopted into a well-matched home. Many will face an untimely death in a "kill" shelter, so we make every effort to pull animals from overcrowded facilities. PROJECT PAWZ usually doesn't have many pets available for adoption at one time because each foster animal is brought into our home and temporarily made a part of our family. However, from time to time there are special circumstances which call for multiple fosters simultaneously. This usually only occurs in instances with litters of puppies or litters of kittens, and we handle those litters on a case by case basis.
Say Cheeeeeeze!!!Say Cheeeeeeze!!!
Deets smiles for the camera while under doctor's orders for plenty of R & RDeets smiles for the camera while under doctor's orders for plenty of R & R
It all started early one morning....It all started early one morning....
When our dogs found 6 wk old Smokey Joe in the backyardWhen our dogs found 6 wk old Smokey Joe in the backyard
Then that very evening.....Then that very evening.....
we discovered Meanie & Jack too!!we discovered Meanie & Jack too!!
Jack, Meanie & Smokey JoeJack, Meanie & Smokey Joe
Within a few more days..... Baby BevoWithin a few more days..... Baby Bevo
Smokey JoeSmokey Joe
2007 Corsicana Christmas Parade2007 Corsicana Christmas Parade
Rowdy, Boots, Capt Jack, Patches & BudRowdy, Boots, Capt Jack, Patches & Bud
The boys from the January 2008 litter....The boys from the January 2008 litter....
Sweet DreamsSweet Dreams
All 9 puppies from the January 2008 litterAll 9 puppies from the January 2008 litter
Miss Bear & LillyMiss Bear & Lilly
Bud needs his restBud needs his rest
5 Star Accomodations5 Star Accomodations
Miss BearMiss Bear
Oh so cute!!Oh so cute!!
Curly Sue & BudCurly Sue & Bud
Lilly & PatchesLilly & Patches
Lilly & RowdyLilly & Rowdy
Rowdy, Patches, Bud & LillyRowdy, Patches, Bud & Lilly
All following Maddie, the neighbor's dog, who btw is a wonderful babysitter...All following Maddie, the neighbor's dog, who btw is a wonderful babysitter...
Patches & RowdyPatches & Rowdy
Follow the LeaderFollow the Leader
Rowdy & PatchesRowdy & Patches
Nothing like a good game of tug-o-war!!!Nothing like a good game of tug-o-war!!!
A lazy afternoon...A lazy afternoon...
Such a SWEETHEART!!!Such a SWEETHEART!!!
Our Goal???Our Goal???
Adoptions that last a lifetime!!Adoptions that last a lifetime!!
Striking a pose!!Striking a pose!!
Dakota & AnnieDakota & Annie
Baby BellaBaby Bella
Who Me????Who Me????
Patiently awaiting the arrival of Hill County Paw Pals & her BIG BREAK!!!Patiently awaiting the arrival of Hill County Paw Pals & her BIG BREAK!!!
Paxton, Olive & Billy "White Shoes"Paxton, Olive & Billy "White Shoes"
Before leaving the animal shelter and moving to Project PawzBefore leaving the animal shelter and moving to Project Pawz
The 3 Little KittensThe 3 Little Kittens
Billy "White Shoes"Billy "White Shoes"
Making himself at home....Making himself at home....
Tiny little Olive....Tiny little Olive....
Very much enjoying her stay at Project PawzVery much enjoying her stay at Project Pawz
Olive & PaxtonOlive & Paxton
Checking out their new cat tower!!Checking out their new cat tower!!
Ginger SnapGinger Snap
Shortly after arriving @ Project Pawz from the shelter... and still terribly thinShortly after arriving @ Project Pawz from the shelter... and still terribly thin
Ginger Snap quickly adapted to home life....Ginger Snap quickly adapted to home life....
She loved the grass, her toys, and also her new playmatesShe loved the grass, her toys, and also her new playmates
One Month LaterOne Month Later
Ginger Snap getting stronger every day...Ginger Snap getting stronger every day...
And look how poised & confident!!And look how poised & confident!!
"Feline Frenzy" Adoption Event / Summer 2009"Feline Frenzy" Adoption Event / Summer 2009
Paxton showing off!!Paxton showing off!!
Paxton feeling a little blue.....Paxton feeling a little blue.....
Olive & Billy were adopted @ Feline Frenzy, leaving Pax a bit lonely at firstOlive & Billy were adopted @ Feline Frenzy, leaving Pax a bit lonely at first
Ginger Snap's Petfinder Photo ShootGinger Snap's Petfinder Photo Shoot
Upon arrival at PROJECT PAWZ, each animal is taken to the veterinarian for an overall health evaulation. They're given age appropriate vaccinations and worming, along with any other specialized veterinary care they may need. We've treated everything from the differing types of mange, to heartworms, to liver failure, to broken bones and broken spirits. Whatever the need, we take care of it. Once an animal reaches 6 months of age, they're spayed or neutered if deemed healthy enough for surgery.
Each and every foster animal is treated like one of our own, because for a while they are ours. The metamorphosis that takes place when these animals get proper care and socialization is truly amazing and it's what keeps us motivated to save just one more. It's always bittersweet when that perfect and permanent home finally presents itself, and the animal that we've loved and nurtured leaves our home and starts their new life with a loving family and a much brighter future. Their departure, although heartbreaking, allows us the space and the opportunity to help another animal in need.... and unfortunately, there's always another one. We enjoy the satisfaction of actually witnessing the fruits of our labor and being the link that brings that animal one step closer to the happiness they deserve. That, after all, is our ultimate goal.