The majority of dogs (37.1%) and cats (30.2) had been owned from 7 months to 1 year.
Dogs and Cats in 12 Selected Animal Shelters in the United States.” The percentages do not add up to 100% because they represent only the top ten reasons given by owners for relinquishment of animals to shelters.
Paws Up NE receives FB messages, e-mails and calls daily. As an all-volunteer rescue dedicated to helping dogs and people in need, we never want to turn away a request for aid. However, without volunteer and fiscal support, we are limited by foster space and funds to provide the appropriate vet care and any other specialized care the dogs brought into our program might require to become healthy, happy family members. Most dogs released to rescue are surrendered for a reason. As noted above, they may have never had the opportunity to have been properly socialized, or they might not have received appropriate training. They may have a treatable medical condition, but the former owner did not have the funds to access the necessary care. We are committed to providing the fur kids in our care with whatever care they need but, it takes a village!
Everyone can play a part in helping an animal have a happily ever after! If you can’t foster, volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, donate. If you can’t donate, share our FB posts. If you don’t “do” FB, tell your friends and family about our work. Help us not have to say “sorry, we are full” when those calls and e-mails come in…. January and February are two of the worst months as we are inundated with requests as people realize the fabulous “Christmas puppy” gift idea wasn’t such a great idea after all…as the ten seconds of cute pictures around the tree end, and daily life begins with potty training around the clock, chewing, and all of the other normal baby behaviors, as fantasy doesn’t match reality, guess who pays the price?
True Value Microchip Clinic / Meet & Greet
Paws Up of Nebraska changed up the program a bit, and it was a Huge success!
The Paws Up pups were strategically placed in their own sections of the store, making sure they were seen and of course loved on. The 6 Paws Up furry representatives did an amazing job, showing what well cared for dogs do.
Twenty seven dogs were microchipped, from a 12 week old Yorkie to a very full grown ST. Bernard. We also trimmed the nails of 15 dogs, which is a lot of nails!
It was a great time and we are planning on going back there real soon, so watch our event calendar for upcoming clinics.
That means these wonderful family pets are that much safer. Now if they wander away from their family, they can be taken to any vet or animal shelter, and be scanned for a microchip.
There is no charge to anyone to get the chip scanned. The info on the Petlink microchip will get them back to their families safe and sound.
If you missed this opportunity to get your furry friend chipped, do not fret!
Paws Up will be at Wine and Howl June 6th. This event will be held at:
Deep Springs Winery 162nd & Adams Lincoln
Visit our 'Microchip Clinic" page for more information on this event
and other upcoming clinics in your area.
It’s been a very busy weekend for Paws Up of Nebraska, so I will keep this
I would like to Thank all of you that support, and follow us in our adventure.
Please forgive me, I don’t know a whole lot about Miss Sapphire. Last Saturday was the first time I met this sweet loving girl. I do know despite her name she is not a
Sapphire is ready for her forever home now, but she will need patience and love to get all of her GREATNESS out!!
Its a huge responsibility, taking in a lost soul and promising them a happy life. Some of
Before any of our pups get adopted, we make sure they are physically and mentally ready for their new life. We also make sure their new family is committed, and ready for the new addition. Paws Up does a home check, a meet & greet (this is where the adopters and adoptees meet) to see if everyone likes each other, reference check, and we get to know the adoptees, all before we adopt a pup. Only then, do we start the two week foster to adopt process. This is another way to make sure the new pup and family get along. At the end of the two week trial run the family can say yes to their new family member with full confidence. The end Goal at Paws Up of Nebraska is to make sure this PUP and family will be happy together forever.
We have saved a life. That otherwise would’ve gotten lost in the shuffle, and completed a FAMILY.
One of our family members has moved on, but don't worry we will always make sure we are available to help if needed. Paws Up may no longer be a major role in the adopted pups life, but we stand by the commitment we have made to the PUP and family.
Kiara’s foster mom has done an outstanding job with her, and feels Kiara is ready to take the next step!! ADOPTION!!
This sweet, loving lady is ready for her forever home. SO DON’T WAIT!! ACT NOW!! Once the word gets out Kiara is healthy and happy, it won't take long for her to find a spot on someone's couch.
The Fit Canine Microchip Clinic
I bet you are thinking to yourself... Self, Paws Up of Nebraska is such a GREAT
I can't have a dog at my apartment/home, or my family is not ready for a pet .
I’ve Got It, I Can Volunteer!!
Paws Up can always use a little extra help. Either directing pet owners at a Microchip Clinic, showing off one of our Great foster dogs at a meet & greet event, taking a foster dog for a walk every now and then, or the ABSOLUTE BEST thing, helping load or unload pet food for our food pantry! The list goes on and on!!
You get the choice of what kind of help and how much time you can spare. Now you are wondering how do I get started? First you could call, email, PM us on FB,or email us a volunteer form. Then watch our Facebook page for events or calls for HELP, or look at the Website for upcoming events that you would like to help with. Just contact us and we will fill you in on the details.
Sooo Simple and Fun!
How could you go wrong spending time with the Paws Up Family!!
Paws Up Pup of The Week
The Norfolk Microchip Clinic
While in Norfolk, met Grace a young female Pit bull that was shot in the neck, the stomach, and the rear hip and left to die in a field. Thankfully someone found her before it was too late, and took her to the local vet clinic. They reached out to a Fur babies rescue in Norfolk, who with the help of social media reached out to Paws Up, and many great supporters. Thanks to the amazing people, that stepped up in the beginning of this story, instead of turning their back on this sweet girl. Grace was saved and now other than three horrible scars, she is happy,
I'm so amazed every time I hear stories like this, and the things rescued animals have been through, and to see how quickly they forgive and thrive in a good home.
Gus is a very laid back happy guy. He met a 1 year old shepherd mix that is all bouncy , with new people around in an unfamiliar setting. Other than a little nervousness and insecurity at
After about 20 minutes of everyone settling in, him and his best buddy played like old friends until the younger pup had to go home. I was really impressed by how he was able to relax and let anyone direct him and handle him with no objection. Gus would do well in any setting.
Tanks Jamberry Fundraiser gone wrong!!
I let Tank off his leash to run freely around the studio. He ran up greeted Traci with a huge hug and kiss, then he ran over to Beverly and cuddled up to her, and Sarah was the next to get Tanks attention.
The crew from Star the NY city pit bull, shot by police, stopped by, to meet Tank and fell head over heels for him. Then the Have a Nice Dia camp stopped by to meet him. Tank was playing the part of a gracious host to a T!
All in all about 20 or so people stopped by. Not all of the folks were Tank supporters when
By the end of his big day Tank was full of treats and worn out. He was very happy for the support.
We are thinking that this event, although semi unplanned, went so well we might do another open housemeet and greet event soon.
This weeks Blog will be educational, as well as a conversation starter.
Why is it IMPORTANT, and what
does it entail??
We try our hardest to have a foster home set up before we accept a pup into Paws Up, which is sometimes a heartbreaking task, due to the limited number of people willing to foster. We sometimes have to turn away the pup. This does not mean we throw our hands up and walk away. We contact other rescues, we crosspost.
In the case of a good home that has hit hard times, we do everything in our power to keep the family together.
If everyone agrees to the Fostering, let the fun begin! Paws Up will supply you with a portable kennel, dog food and treats for as long as you foster. A leash and collar, and all medical is paid for by Paws up(within specific guidelines). The only thing you need to supply is a loving happy home, attention, and security. You treat the furry foster as your own pup, without the expenses minus the gifts you want to shower your foster friend with.
Two and half years ago, Jack was removed from a hoarding situation, by Hope training and rescue( this is the rescue Traci and I came from also). Jack was
Jack would love to have a FOSTER or adoptive home to call his own again, so he gets move of the stuff he needs.
Testing Testing 1 2 3…...Is this thing on??
Like most of the the dogs we take in, we don't have a lot of history on Snickers. From what we can tell by his behavior, he did not get a lot of training or attention. He was a puppy in adult dog body, so he went to the foster home who had the most time to spend and work with him. The foster home is in, loves to take the raw material dogs and they always turn them around and make them GREAT companion/family pets . He has made major improvements in this environment. Snickers is now looking for a home he can settle into and keep improving. Snickers current foster has recently agreed to take Jack into their home to work with him, so right now they have Snickers, Jack, and the best four legged teacher ever, Jasmine. They love Snickers but he is at the point he is ready to move to his next stage.
During Tank's daily walk today, he did something
really AMAZING!! His handler asked him to shake and he did! Then later on in the walk, she asked again and he did it again. She then asked to shake with the other hand and he did that too!!! What an amazingly sweet loving boy we have on our hands! Wouldn't you like to be part of this wonderful kid!! We desperately need a foster for him. We will do the work with him everyday, you just provide him the couch to lay on and the love he so desperately seeks! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Traci at 402-230-0929
So, we have something to let everyone know regarding Mr Tank. If you have been following this sweet guy, you probably know he was labeled potentially dangerous....
We are still needing a Foster. In the mean time we are needing help covering the cost of boarding. It is stacking up fast! If you would like to help----click the button!
Welcome to the NEW and very much IMPROVED, Paws Up of Nebraska Website. This has taken almost two and a half years to get perfect. Thanks to the many late nights and countless hours, Beverly has created this site for all to enjoy. What a fitting day for the blog to start, April 1st!! This seems like it was planned?
I just got home from taking our buddy Tank for his nightly walk. Tank is looking for a foster or adoptive home. Right now he is being boarded, due to the fact he has no home to go to. Tank has a whole army of people, training and walking him on a twice daily basis.
We are not sure about Tanks life before rescue, but we guess he as had very little socialization with people and dogs. He is a sweet, loving, and misunderstood guy. Tanks army, as we call ourselves, are giving him lots of quality people time, and will slowly start to introduce him to other dogs. Tank is learning quickly how to relax and just be a dog, he is enjoying every second of his time learning.
The Blog will get better, tonight is the boring and informative start. We are just building the anticipation. Once we get past the awkward shy stage you won't be able to wait to read it!! REALLY I"M SERIOUS HERE!