MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Congrats to Mischa and Casino!

Hello Puppers ~
I love ~ love ~ love happy tails. And it doesn't get much better than this!

We first met Mischa at the Hike N Howl. Her Mum, a fellow rescuer, had to move unexpectedly and could not take Mischa with her. Determined that she wouldn't take Mischa to a shelter, she chose to kennel her. She visited Mischa frequently, but knew that she would do much better with a family. We fell in love with her as soon as we met her. We knew Mischa was a special girl.

This 12 year old spunky gal also won the hearts of Chris and Ed. They already had an approved adoption application and had come to the Hike to meet Casino. After hearing Mischa's story, they knew they wanted to open their home to her. Soon after the Hike, Mischa moved into her new home. She has settled in nicely and is so happy to be part of a family again.

Casino joined MaPaw earlier this month. He had been found as a stray and somehow he was overlooked, spending over a month in the shelter. When a MaPaw volunteer evaluated this handsome fella, he passed with flying colors. The Husky smile on his face when he joined his foster home was priceless and a great reminder of how important the foster homes are to these guys.

Once Mischa was settled, Chris and Ed thought that she would enjoy a sibeling. So they decided to adopt Casino as well!

Woo woo! We are so happy for both of these pups! Congrats to Mischa, Casino and their new family!!

We look forward to photos and updates!!

~ Chloe

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hello Triton....

Hello Puppers ~

Meet the newest redhead on the block ~ Triton!

Look at that handsome guy!

Triton was found as a stray and his family never came to the shelter to take him home. Can you believe it?

This guy charms everyone he meets and is making friends everywhere he goes.

Check out MaPaw's site for updates as we get to know Triton!

~ Chloe

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Many of you who read our blog have either been a foster home or an adopter of a rescue dog. As I write this, it's hard for me to remember that 8 years ago I was a lonely pup sitting in a kennel of a shelter wondering what was going on....

Dear Foster Home/Adopter ~

When we first met, I may have been a little dirty, a little underweight or in need of a good brushing. I may have been shy or bouncing off the wall. The staff may have told you that I didn't like other dogs. But you still gave me a pet and talked kindly to me. You took the time to look past my flaws and hung out with me for a little while. Sure you pulled on my ears and my tail, picked up my feet (which was kinda weird in case you were wondering) and fed me treats. I had no idea that I was being tested ~ I just enjoyed our time together so much...

You were looking for a companion ~ I was looking for my family.

When we walked out of that shelter together, it was like stepping into a new life. The grass seemed greener, the sun seemed brighter and the sky seemed clearer. I had no idea how close I had been to never seeing the outside again.

You laughed at the way I pranced around with my nose in the air. How were you supposed to know that I hadn't smelled fresh air for over a week? I jumped into the back seat of your car and quickly laid down. You couldn't understand how plush those car seats felt after sleeping on the concrete. As we drove along, the breeze tickled my ears and I couldn't hide the smile on my face! Looking back, your radio may have been a little loud ~ but I didn't mind cause it was still much quieter than 20 dogs barking at once.

When we pulled up to your house, I was excited and nervous at the same time. I couldn't wait to get inside to investigate the barking I heard, yet I was worried that the barking dogs wouldn't like me. Would I be welcomed into your house? Would I find my place in your pack?

As we walked to your door, you thought to yourself, "Please let everyone get along".

You decided to introduce us one dog at a time starting with the one easiest to get along with. That first introduction went smoothly, as did the next one and the last one. Within an hour, I was chasing my new siblings around the yard. We only stopped when it was time to eat. I couldn't eat my dinner fast enough, but then again, I hadn't eaten anything since the night before. But how were you supposed to know that? After dinner, we played some more. I hadn't run this much since my owner dropped me off on the side of the road. Boy was I tired!

When it was finally time for bed, I paced trying to find the perfect piece of floor to sleep on. That is, until you showed me that I had my very own fluffy bed to sleep on. I think I may have seen your eyes water a little when I circled three times, curled into a ball and tucked my nose under my tail to sleep. I let out a sigh of relief just before I fell asleep. I slept so soundly that night ~ it was so comfortable and quiet.

Sometimes when I'm laying in the sunshine in front of my favorite window, I catch you watching me. I wonder if you're thinking the same thing I am ~ I'm so happy we met that day....

~ Chloe

Monday, October 19, 2009

Guess What Time It Is....

It's Calendar Time!!!

That's right Puppers ~ you can pre-order your 2010 MaPaw Calendar now!

Pre-order now ~ calendars ship in mid-November.

Click here to check out who's in this year's calendar, learn the details and pre-order your calendar!

~ Chloe

Nika Finds Her Furever Home with a MaPaw Alum

Good evening Puppers ~

Do you guys remember Kye? He's the handsome bi-eyed boy that was adopted from MaPaw in August. Shortly after he joined his new family, they decided that they wanted to adopt a sibeling to join Kye. Of course, they wanted to wait until Kye got settled and comfortable in his new home.

I mean, let's face it ~ we Huskies are pretty darn cool and fun so it's hard to only have 1 in the family...

Once Kye was comfortable with his new home and routine, his family started visiting MaPaw's site looking for a new sibeling for Kye. When they saw Miss Nika, they knew they had to meet her. How can you resist someone this cute???

Shortly before Hike N Howl 2009, Nika's foster Mum took her to meet Kye and his family. After a little while, these 2 pups started to play. By the end of the meeting, they both had big ol' Husky smiles!

Just a little bit after, Kye and Nika brought their family to the Hike. They hiked to help us raise funds for other pups like them that need the rescue's help.

Nika has certainly become comfortable in her new home. She spends her time chasing her new bro and sometimes letting him chase her...

Congrats to Kye, Nika and their family! We look forward to plenty of pics and updates!

~ Chloe

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shelby's Happy Tail!

Young Shelby's future seemed a little hazy. MaPaw had been contacted about her by her owners and foster space was quickly made available. However, Shelby somehow ended up at the local shelter and we weren't sure exactly what was going to happen with her. Luckily after some "rescue magic", this black and white beauty made her way to her foster home.

Shelby settled into her foster home quickly and was soon ready to start the search for her furever home. Well....

It didn't take this little lady long to find her perfect match in Tom!

She has been in her furever home for a few weeks now and is loving life!

Congrats to Shelby and Tom!

~ Chloe

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Buster is Home....

We are so happy to report that sweet Buster has found his furever home!

Although Buster's family had already submitted the application to adopt him before the Hike, they decided to stop by and meet him in person at the Hike since they knew he would be there. When they got to meet him, they knew Buster would be the perfect fit for their home! They just couldn't wait to introduce him to Mo and Minerva, their 2 German Shepherds.

On Monday, Buster made the trip to his furever home. Everyone got along so well ~ it was like Buster had always been there.

He just looks so darn happy!

Congrats to Buster!! We look forward to updates and photos!

~ Chloe

Monday, October 12, 2009

Howdy Pups!

I know I promised that I would have a Happy Tail posted for every day of October since it's Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. I haven't had time to post in the last couple of days cause we were so busy getting ready for Hike N Howl 2009!

Hike N Howl was this Saturday (October 10th) at Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA. The day started off with some rain, but that didn't stop our friends from coming out to the park to have lots of fun with us. We had a great time catching up with old friends and making plenty of new ones!

Hickory Nut Picnic Grove was busy with pups playing and showing off for each other. We hope that some of the available pups that joined us in the park will soon have Happy Tails of their own!

Check out the Hike site ~ we'll be adding photos from this year soon.

I'll share one Happy Tail with you although it's not really a surprise for those that know RJ and his foster parents....

RJ came to MaPaw in August and his foster family quickly fell in love with him. They decided to make it official and adopt the little guy. This lucky little boy found his perfect furever home!

Congrats to RJ and his family!

Now that we have finally recuperated from all of the fun on Saturday, I'll get back to posting a new Happy Tail each day of October.

~ Chloe

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Happy Tail of the Day ~ Kenya's Story

Kenya found his way to MaPaw after a good samaritan witnessed him being pushed out of a car onto her property. She couldn't believe her eyes and as the pup made his way toward her house, she noticed that his walk seemed a bit off.

Upon closer inspection she noticed that he was actually missing one of his rear paws! It looked as though he had been missing the paw for a while and he didn't seem to be in any pain. She contacted MaPaw and we quickly brought him into rescue.

When his foster Mum picked Kenya up, she was greeted with lots of Husky kisses. When she brought him back to her house, he quickly settled in and made himself quite comfortable as you can see...

Kenya has such a great personality and is everyone's friend!

We were so excited for him when he was adopted in August of this year. You can tell by the big Husky smile that he is quite happy in his new home.

Congrats Kenya!

~ Chloe

Hike N Howl 2009 is fast approaching...

Join us in Tyler State Park on October 10th ~ meet Rescue pups, check out pet-related vendors, Sled Dog demos, raffles and so much more...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Chooey Finds A New Home & Gets A New Name.....

Chooey came to MaPaw after authorities had removed him from his home where he spent every day of his short life chained to a tree with no food, water or shelter. He was so very thin when he reached his foster home. His foster Mum couldn't wait to shower Chooey with the love and attention he had never experienced. He was such a fast learner and was housebroken in no time.

Chooey turned out to be the perfect house guest. He got along well with the other pups in his foster home. Luckily, he hadn't lost that puppy personality. Surprisingly, Chooey remained with his foster home for much longer than we had anticipated. We had updated his pictures and added a video, but he still waited for his furever home. We now know that he was simply waiting for his perfect furever home.

Caroline instantly fell in love when she saw Chooey's profile on the MaPaw site. When she finally got to meet him, she couldn't wait to take him home. On March 29th, Chooey became a city boy and got a new name ~ Beau.

On July 25th, Beau became a certified therapy dog after completing an intense 7-week training program. Congratulations Beau! We are so proud of you!

~ Chloe

Hike N Howl 2009 is just days away! There's something for everyone at this year's Hike N Howl! We can't wait to see you there!!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Tucker Finds His Furever Home

Hello Puppers ~

You may have noticed that Tucker wasn't on MaPaw's site for a very long time.

As you may remember, Tucker came to MaPaw because his family's situation changed and they were no longer able to give him a suitable home. They were heartbroken, but out of love for their pup, did what was best for him. We promised we would find him a great home where he would spend the rest of his life being loved and spoiled.

He settled into his foster home very quickly. He took no time at all to find the pup willing to play and play and play.

One of our foster homes saw his photo and just couldn't stop staring into those beautiful blue eyes. Once she met Tucker at a meet and greet, she knew that he would be the perfect fit for her home. Soon after, Tucker made his way to his furever home where he has 2 fur siblings. The best part is that Tucker now gets to help pups in need just as he was helped. He'll be able to show the new guys (and gals) the ropes. Judging by his fun-loving personality, he'll probably be the one chasing the new foster pups around the yard in a great game of chase.

I don't think we could have found a better home for young Tucker. He now has a big brother and sister who love him. Not to mention that he is so very spoiled by his foster Mum. We can't wait to see his "official" adoption picture!!

Congrats to Tucker, Axle, Tinkerbell and Kelly!!

~ Chloe

PS ~ There's only 5 more days until Hike N Howl 2009! Join us on October 10th at Tyler State Park (Hickory Nut Picnic Grove) in Newtown, PA from 10 am - 3 pm. Rescues, pet-related vendors, CGC testing, Sled Dog demos, basket raffles and so much more!!!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Halo's Miracle Happy Tail

The shelter was overflowing and they needed an answer immediately. MaPaw only had 4 hours to find a foster home for this handsome boy. Luckily, one of our foster homes stepped forward and agreed to foster him. Even though she already had 2 foster dogs, she just couldn't let him miss his second chance.

Look at those beautiful blue eyes! It's not surprising that Halo didn't stay with MaPaw for very long before finding his furever home.

He's settled into his new home and is happily being spoiled.

Congrats to Halo!

Don't miss Hike N Howl on Saturday, October 10th in Tyler State Park from 10 am - 3 pm! There's going to be lots of fun things to do and plenty of cool dogs to meet!!

~ Chloe

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Tyco's Happy Tail

When MaPaw first found out about Tyco, he had just been returned to the shelter by the family that had adopted him 6 months earlier. Without explanation, they brought Tyco back severely underweight. The shelter environment was too stressful for poor Tyco and his caretakers noticed that the poor boy seemed more depressed as each day passed.

We couldn't wait to get this handsome boy with the sad brown eyes into rescue and back on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, during his first routine visit to the rescue vet, it was discovered that he was also heartworm positive. Before we could even consider the heartworm treatment, Tyco needed to gain some weight so that his body could tolerate it.

Here's a photo of Tyco shortly after he joined MaPaw.

Under the care of his foster Mum and Dad, Tyco soon gained enough weight to undergo treatment. Three months later, Tyco had successfully completed treatment and gained back his confidence. When he was ready to find his furever home, we posted his story on this blog and highlighted him on MaPaw's site. Much to our delight, Alicia had been keeping an eye on Tyco's status waiting for him to be ready for adoption. At his first meet and greet, Alicia and Mike were there to meet Tyco and fell in love. Soon after, Tyco found his furever home with them and he's so loving family life!!

We just love happy tails!

Join us on October 10th in Tyler State Park for the 3rd annual Hike N Howl where we hope our wonderful pups find their own happy tails!

~ Chloe

Friday, October 02, 2009

A Happy Tail ~ Meet Niko...

In honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, I am going to post a happy tail every day of October! I thought the best way to start would be to introduce you to my big brother, Niko.

MaPaw first found out about him when a shelter contacted one of our members about him. He had been at the shelter for a couple of days, but they had been trying to catch him for over a week. The shelter had received reports that a Husky had been hit by a car and was limping. When they finally caught him, his front leg was indeed broken and was infected. Even though they had taken him to the vet and had him on antibiotics, there seemed to be no improvement. His owners were contacted and they signed him over to the shelter. The infection worsened and the shelter soon decided that rescue was his last option.

He was quickly picked up by MaPaw and rushed to the vet where it was determined that his leg needed to be amputated in order to save his life. His surgery was done a couple days before Christmas and shortly after he was hopping around the yard, happy to be free of the painful infection that had been poisoning his body.

About a month later, my Mum adopted him.

That was 8 years ago and Niko is now 10 years old. He sometimes trips and falls, but he picks himself right back up and keeps going. He's an awesome brother and I'm glad that MaPaw gave him the 2nd chance that he deserved!

If you'd like to share your shelter/rescue dog happy tail with us, please contact us and we'd love to post it!

BTW - Hike N Howl 2009 is just 8 days away! Join us on October 10th in Tyler State Park for a fun-filled day in the Autumn sun!

~ Chloe

Thursday, October 01, 2009

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month!

Looking for a new addition to your family?

Check out our Shelter Dogs page for shelter Sibes in your area!

Join us at the Hike N Howl to meet some great pups looking for homes! Co-hosted by Del Val Siberian Husky Rescue and MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue, this event is a wonderful place to meet rescue pups of different breeds!

Who's going to be joining us in the park? Well....

American Bouvier Rescue League
Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, Inc.
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance
Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue
German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue

Hopefully we'll see you on October 10th at the Hickory Nut Picnic Grove in Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA!!

~ Chloe