PAWS4PROGRESS IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW INTAKE SURRENDERS OR STRAYS. AS SOON AS THIS CHANGES, WE WILL POST A NOTIFICATION ON THIS SITE  AS WELL AS ON OUR PETFINDER PAGE!

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ROSEMARY HAS FINALLY FOUND HER FOREVER HOME IN ELIZABETHON,TN! SHE IS MISSED VERY MUCH BY US, BUT SHE IS THRIVING IN HER NEW HOME!WE LOVE YOU MISS ROSEMARY!

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Our Vision Statement:

This fast growing private rescue envisions a world where "bully" breeds and mixes can reside in an environment encompassed in compassion, love, honor, respect and preservation! Sometimes it feels as if it is us against the world, but the benefits are so well worth it!

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE LOWER SECTION OF THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE ADOPTABLES!

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Paws 4 Progress Mission:

Our mission will be to help relieve suffering caused by neglect and abuse. Additionally we aggressively prevent the cruelty to these breeds of dogs, by working jointly with shelters, other rescues and researching the areas in our county for emaciated, mistreated animals. Our goal in whole is to educate the public on the misconceptions and myths of these beautiful breeds and help reduce the number of homeless canines, which would likely end up in a shelter and eventually euthanized if not immediately subject to death just because their biggest crime has been simply being born a pit, rottie, chow, black dog, etc.


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Our rescue will facilitate the rescue and placement of homeless dogs of any breed in need into responsible and loving forever homes however, our rescue does primarily focus on pit bulls, bulldogs, rottie, chows and any mix of these breeds as well as any black dog breed since they have been titled at most shelters as being "unadoptable" due to their color.

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In the interim of adoption, our rescue dogs will seek veterinary treatment (vaccinations, rabies, worming and any other necessary treatment to ensure strong and healthy animals). Spay and neutering is a necessity to regulate the already overpopulated USA and beyond, so this is not an option. All animals will be spayed and neutered prior to adoption unless otherwise agreed upon between the potential adopter and the rescue agency. Food, shelter and other basic necessities will be provided on a daily basis to every dog housed either on the property of the rescue or any foster that is affiliated with the rescue.


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Each animal that enters into the rescue goes through an initial evaualtion of basic temperment. If issues are evident during the process of this evaluation, those issues and concerns are noted and then a plan is created to work daily with the particular animal until those obstacles have been overcome and can be controlled. Our rescue will never adopt out an animal that is dangerous! Our rescue does not fluff ads to move dogs quickly, in fact, per contract, we require that if a dog does not work out for whatever reason (loss of job, moving, etc.) the dog will be surrendered back to Paws 4 Progress for a new placement. A dog that does come back to our rescue is retested and evaluated to ensure the dog is coming back the same dog as how it was when it was adopted out.

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Basic Obedience and Socialization lessons are provided for all rescues at our facility. Paws 4 Progress strongly encourages each new owner to continue training sessions with their new pet either directly through the rescue or through another reputable, responsible dog trainer.

Paws 4 Progress will never treat an animal in a cruel or inhumane fashion. Any volunteer that is found to handle our animals inappropriately will immediately be removed from the premises and not allowed to work with Paws 4 Progress again.


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Each potential adopter is throroughly screened prior to approval of adopting a rescue animal from our establishment. A legally binding contract must be signed by the adopter to finalize the adoption process of their new pet. If the terms of the contract are breached in any way, the dog must be surrendered back to the rescue. This is clearly stated during the interview process and again in the context of the contract.


Paws 4 Progress is against any form of dog fighting, baiting or trunking. If a potential adopter has ever been cited for any of these offenses or has been charged with the abuse and/or neglect of an animal their applications will not be considered and will be immediately denied.

Within the terms of the contract, it is also explained that if the animal that has been adopted is ever used in any type of criminal misconduct such as the terms noted above, the dog will be repossessed and the appropriate authorities will be notified to ensue the further execution of criminal prosecution.

Here are just a handful of our rescues: Over 60 dogs and even a litter of 2 week old kittens have been rescued and given a chance at life (as of April 2009). THAT NUMBER HAS DOUBLED POSSIBLY EVEN TRIPLED TO DATE ON FEB 2010! Support this rescue in order to help the cycle of life continue. Also, if you are a pet owner, the most important thing you can do to help the overpopulation of animals is to spay or neuter! The benefits are not just helping the population, but also lower later in life health risks for your pet!!!!

Whether it is one dollar or five; every dollar counts toward saving another life! Donations are greatly appreciated and  accepted through paypal: herforeversparkle@gmail.com

check out www.myspace.com/pleasingpetiquette for helpful blog information on your new dog, old dog, or potential dog!

Check us out on www.myspace.com/pleasingpetiquette and also on Facebook: Penny Black & Paws 4 Progress

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Questions?Comments?Suggestions?

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If you know of an animal that is being abused, neglected, or is being used for illegal purposes,  please contact your local animal control or local police department immediately 

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AVAILABLE ADOPTION/FOSTER DOGS LISTED BELOW:

PLEASE FIND IT IN YOUR HEART AND HOME TO BRING ONE OF THESE SWEET LOVING ANIMALS INTO YOUR HOME.  YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!