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3rd Annual Adopted Abby Gives Back Fundraiser

DONATE HERE It is Abby’s 8th Adoption Day! Time flies when you’re having fun and enjoying your four legged friends – August 2nd marked the 8th anniversary of the day we adopted Abby! In honor of Abby’s Adoption Day, we are organizing our THIRD ANNUAL Adopted Abby Gives Back Fundraiser! You can donate HERE! 100% […]

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Adopted Abby Gives Back

Our longtime readers are well aware of Zoey, whose first few months of life are the whole reason behind Protected Paws and ZoeyStory.  For those newer to our blog and story, please read back through the archives to learn more about this wonderful little dog.  However, this post is going to focus on Zoey’s older […]

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Happy 5th Birthday/Adoption Day ABBY!

It was five years ago TODAY that I adopted Abby (lil’ Zoey’s sister) from the Sebastian County Humane Society.  It was one of the most momentous days in my life.  For the small price of $80 I found my best friend.  When I first saw Abby, she was a large, matted, black and gray scruffy […]

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Adopted Abby in Bissell’s Most Valuable Pet Contest to raise $$$ for Sebastian County Humane Society

Abby, big sister to Zoey, has been entered into the Bissell Most Valuable Pet Contest. Abby was adopted from the Sebastian County Humane Society about 5 years ago and has been one of the best things that could have happened to our family.  She is one of the best companion’s anyone could as for out […]

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New Illinois Law Requires Pet Stores to Display Puppies’ Origin and Health History!

Way to go, Governor Quinn!  A new law was just signed that will require pet stores to display the names and addresses of the breeders for all of their animals.  The animals’ health history must also be displayed. The law takes effect January 1, 2011.  This is just fantastic and we hope other states will […]

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10 Reasons Not To Buy a Pet Store Puppy

Behavior Problems Anyone? Puppy Mills are widely frowned upon by most dog-lovers but what many people across the country do not realize is that buying a dog at a pet store can mean that they are actually buying puppies that come from puppy mills. Buying a puppy at a pet store runs the risk of […]

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