It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I must announce to our Tiny Paws Family, Friends, Volunteers and Facebook Followers that Larry Kempf, our Webmaster and Rescue Volunteer, passed away unexpectedly last month. Larry played a vital role in the rescue as a Foster Home along with his wife Marcia and in addition took on the task of rebuilding and managing our wonderful website. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with Marcia and his family. – Vicki Lorenz, Tiny Paws Director

We appreciate your patience with our website while we transition through this time.

Tiny Paws Small Dog Rescue is in desperate need of donations to clear up our existing Vet Bills totaling $6,000.00. We are unable to proceed with our mission of saving more dogs without clearing these bills up. Unfortunately we have been inundated with many dogs with more medical needs than we normally encounter. We have rescued in the last 6 months, over 30 retired breeders who need complete vetting including dentals and adoption fees received do not cover their medical needs. We have also saved dogs from Chicago Animal Care and Control who have arrived in severe medical condition with some needing emergency treatment for upper respiratory and some have even arrived with full blown pneumonia. Not including dogs we have saved from the Southern States who sadly arrive with a diagnosis of Heartworm and some whom were actually saved by other rescues but returned because they could not afford the treatment. We, at Tiny Paws would never allow them to be euthanized for this reason when treatment is available that will allow for a good quality of life. We would like to thank you in advance for any donation contributed towards this goal. Remember to Adopt as you will save a life!!!! Thank you, Vicki Lorenz, Director

Click on the "Go Fund Me" link to see our fundraising progress or to contribute.

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Our Featured Pet - Sawyer!!


Sawyer is an owner surrender from Missouri and he would love a permanent home. We are unsure of breed with Sawyer as he is marked like a Doberman and slightly built so we are guessing on his breed. Sawyer is friendly, good with kids and other dogs. He is fully vetted including negative Heartworm Test, flea treated, dewormed, vaccinated to date and neutered. Sawyer is between 1 and 2 years old, weighs around 45 pounds and ADOPTION FEE LOWERED TO $150.00. He is fostering in Antioch, Illinois. To meet this sweet boy, contact Foster Mom Marge at (847) 838-6908.


Why you should consider neutering your pet: Worldwide Pet Overpopulation Epidemic, who's at fault?

"Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year." -

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