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Happy February from Lakeshore PAWS!

We missed you in January but fear not! We're back with our regularly scheduled newsletters from here on out.
The numbers are in for 2019 and I'm happy to report that it was our best year to date! All in all, we adopted out 882 dogs and maintained a 98% save rate. We saved dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages, and we owe it all to you.

Whether you volunteer, foster, donate, or share our Facebook posts, we are grateful for your help in making this organization such a success. Since we began in April of 2011, we have found homes for over 4,803 dogs and we are sure to surpass the 5,000 mark in 2020. Now THAT will be a celebration!
Some of our goals in 2020 include….
  • Adopt out 900+ dogs and puppies
  • Grow our foster families so that we can take in more litters of puppies and pregnant moms that can deliver puppies in a safe environment.
  • Grow our Fospice program so that we place older dogs in loving homes where they can live out the rest of their days.
  • Fundraise more support for the medical fund to provide veterinarian care to dogs with illnesses or special needs.
  • Develop our training program to perform better temperament tests and more effectively handle behavior issues.
As you can see, we've got big aspirations for this year. If you'd like to sign up to foster or volunteer, or make a donation, please visit our website for more information or give us a call at 219-476-PAWS (7292).

Thank you for your continued support. Let's get ready for an amazing year!

Gratefully Yours,
Jeanne Sommer
co-founder and executive director
Volunteer of the Month,
Jill Stefanski

Jill is a wonderful person to have at Lakeshore PAWS! She recently applied Lakeshore PAWS for a grant that has allowed us to purchase iPads, which are crucial for speeding up adoption paperwork at events!

Jill walks dogs every morning and gives tours of our facility to families considering adoption. She's knowledgable, kind, and accommodating to everyone she works with. We are so grateful to have such a dedicated person assisting us every day!
Dog of the Month,

My name is Zena. I'm a 56 pound, four-year-old Hound Mix. I’m a mama of 5 precious pups who have all found their forever homes. Now, it’s my turn!

While I was in my foster home, I lived with kids and other dogs and I loved them all very much! I do require a 6 foot privacy fence though because I've got hops!

I love snuggling and playing outside. I’m a little strong on my leash, but I’m working on it! The staff thinks I have the cutest face and they love my ears! Hopefully I don’t have to wait too much longer to find a family to call my own. 

Click here to view upcoming events, including the biggest pooch party of the year...Pup Crawl!

A list of the nicest people we know.
We couldn't do it without you!

See everyone who recently found their forever homes!
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