Welcome to Lakeshore PAWS' newsletter for June 2019.
Dear friends-

The 7th Annual Lakeshore PAWS Pup Crawl was June 8. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year and I am happy to say that we made $36,800!
That is our best year ever. In addition to the funds we raised, several people who attended Pup Crawl came in the following day to our center and we adopted out 12 dogs in less than four hours. I think our staff set a record that day and because of so many adoptions, we were able to reach out to several shelters and save more lives.
We are also grateful for the more than 100 volunteers who were involved in making the event such a success. They worked hard planning and filling the positions needed to make it a success.
Special thanks to Molly Judd, who runs the event each year.
Also thanks to Amy Mores, who manages the event every year and spends countless hours preparing.
We are also want to let our sponsors know how grateful we are for their support. Please look over our list of generous sponsors and try and support them since they are a big reason why we have been able to save more than 4,200 dogs since we started the rescue in April of 2011.
Because of all of you, it was a success.
We have a lot of great events coming up. Please look at the event list here and stop by to support us.
If you want to get involved with our organization, please go to our website and fill out a volunteer application.
Thank you again for helping us help so many dogs. We really appreciate all you do.

Jeanne Sommer
co-founder and executive director
Lakeshore PAWS

Lots of ways to help!

  1. Food delivered to your door! Order from Schwan's and they will donate 20 percent of your order back to Lakeshore PAWS.  Use the link below to go directly to our Schwan’s
  2. PIZZA!!  Order on-line from Papa John’s at and enter promo-code “lakeshorepaws” before you place your order.  You will receive 40 percent off your order and Papa John’s will donate 10 percent back to Lakeshore PAWS.  It’s a win for everyone.
  3. Remember to shop with Amazon Smile!  All the same benefits of regular Amazon, but with Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase will be donated back to a participating charity of your choice.  Please go to today and sign up to support Lakeshore PAWS.
  4. Soft Touch Car Washes are still available. Stop by the adoption center and purchase a $10 wash and Soft Touch will donate $5 to Lakeshore PAWS. Great stocking stuffer!
  5. Lakeshore PAWS would not be what it is today without all of our wonderful volunteers. That being said, we are always looking for more!!! Not only do the dogs need attention, but we can always use help with events, fundraisers, and fostering. If you are interested, please fill out the application online and/or feel free to email me or the office today!
A gift that keeps on giving!

Making a one-time donation to Lakeshore PAWS is a great way to help us save the lives of more dogs. But setting up a recurring monthly donation helps out even more because we can grow our rescue efforts based on the anticipated funding. The following link will allow you to set up a recurring donation through PayPal with the funds drawn out of the account of your choice. Thanks from us and the dogs for considering making a recurring donation. Donate here.

April and May adoptions.

Take a look back on all the wonderful dogs adopted out during April 2019. See Facebook photo album here.


Take a look back on all the wonderful dogs adopted out during May 2019. See Facebook photo album here.


Volunteer of the month

Thomas Rotter has dived right in as a volunteer helping out by visiting, walking, playing with and recently, learning to train the dogs. He shows dogs to visitors, helps out at events and often gives up big portions of his Saturdays to show dogs to potential adopters and help intake new dogs. For all of this and more, a big thanks to Thomas from us and the dogs.

Dogs of the month!


Playful girl seeking active home!

Meet Bella. She is a 1.5-year-old female Pit Bull Terrier/Lab mix. Bella is a very active girl, who will do best in an active home where she can get plenty of attention, exercise and training. She loves people, but would likely prefer to be the only dog at home. She is too much dog for children under the age of 8. Bella weighs 52 pounds. Come meet her today!

Have questions about me? Contact Lakeshore PAWS at 219.476.PAWS (7297) or

If you want to meet me, come in and fill out an application at the adoption enter at 4611 Evans Ave. in Valparaiso.

Saturday, July 6

Pet a Puppy
Valparaiso Market
Downtown Valparaiso

Sunday, July 7

Playing for Pups
Fessler Fields
331 W. 700 North

Saturday, July 13

Playing for Pups
Fessler Fields
331 W. 700 North

Saturday, July 13

Bark in the Park
Thomas Centennial Park

Sunday, July 14

Tractor Show
Lake County Fairgrounds
Crown Point

Saturday, July 20

Adoption Event
Noon to 4 p.m.
Pet Supplies Plus
2410 LaPorte Ave.

Saturday, July 27

Something Blue
10 a.m. to 2 .p.m

Saturday, Aug. 3

Jean Kholer Insurance
10 a.m. to 2 .p.m

Saturday, Aug. 10

Adoption Event
Noon to 4 p.m.
Pet Supplies Plus
6030 Central Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Bingo Night
Loyal Order of Moose
143 S. Hobart Road

Thursday, Sept. 12

Dine to donate
Noodles and Company
71 Silhavy Road

Saturday, Sept. 21

Adoption Event
Noon to 4 p.m.
Pet Supplies Plus
1676 E. Summit St.
Crown Point

Sunday, Sept. 29

Dine to donate
Five Guys

Want to host an event?


Please contact the office to host an adoption event or other type of fundraiser/awareness program.


Wish list


See here how you can help. Thank you ahead of time for your generosity.


April 2019 donors

Thanks to everyone, who has generously contributed to help Lakeshore PAWS. See the list.

May 2019 donors

Thanks to everyone, who has generously contributed to help Lakeshore PAWS. See the list.

Learn about the adopt-a-kennel program

Here is a unique way of supporting Lakeshore PAWS. Read more.

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Contact Us

Lakeshore PAWS
4611 Evans Ave.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219.476.PAWS (7297)
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