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The Animals of Tiny Paws
Our animals are not available for adoption.
Chewy is only 8 years old but has already experienced severe cruelty. in addition to being starved, he has a dislocated vertebrae most likely from being kicked. Since the injury is old, it cannot be repaired. Although he can walk, he can't jump or wag his tail. He also has difficulty controlling his bladder and bowels. He requires prescription food to prevent urinary problems but still gets blocked occasionally and has to have a catheter.
Reese is diabetic, blind, epileptic and has an unusually slow heart rate.She requires insulin twice daily as well as medication for her epilepsy. She is also on a prescription diet for her diabetes.
Charlie is a pomeranian that came to Tiny Paws because he is diabetic. His diabetes was regulated, but he went into a sudden diabetic crisis and we worried he wouldn't make it. Thankfully he did, and is doing well. He requires daily insulin and is on a prescription food.
Chico suffered from severe glaucoma and had to have his eyes removed to stop the severe pain and pressure. He was very functional until he developed dementia. He has skin allergies and a fused vertebra. He is on medication for all his health problems.
Elsie is deaf, asthmatic and has an enlarged heart. Because of her medical conditions, she has remained the size of a 6-8 month old kitten. The doctors believe that Elsie has a nasal cancer. The prednisolone she takes for her asthma is the treatment for the cancer. She has already out lived the lifespan predictions of her vets.
Pating was rescued from a Chinese Crested/Chihuahua puppy mill. She was kept in a cage except for breeding. She had never had any vaccines or even a nail trim. Until she came to Tiny Paws, she never had a name.
Bear was one of 23 dogs rescued from a hoarder. The dogs were in horrid condition and covered in urine, feces, and fleas. Not only did all the animals have respiratory problems but skin infections, allergies and hair loss. He has some behavioral problems as a result of his experience. He was recently diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction or dementia. He is on medication to help with that condition.
Clover came to us with a ruptured eye. Thankfully his eye healed and didn't have to be removed. He did lose some vision but doesn't let that stop him.
I found River all alone at only 4 weeks of age in downtown Kingsport. She is growing slowly, but the healthier she gets, the faster she grows.
Poppy was very abused as a kitten. She was held up by her paws and shot at with a BB gun. She was also thrown with force.
Josie is the one non-special needs animal I have adopted. She is being trained to take over as my emotional support dog after Chico passes.
Onyx came from a puppy mill. She has hypothyroidism and is mostly blind.
Chichi and her sister Chloe moved to Tiny Paws when their mom passed away. Chichi is very curious about everything and has adjusted well.
Chloe came to Tiny Paws with Chichi after her mom passed away. Chloe has been grieving deeply and needs patience and love to help her adjust to her new life. She is on 2 medications to help her with her anxiety.
Emmy is a feral cat that gave birth before I could have her spayed. That resulted in 4 feral kittens. I am working to tame and befriend them.
Lulu was a pregnant foster who had 5 puppies while here at Tiny Paws. She was an aggressive fear biter, so she remained at our sanctuary instead of going to rescue in PA.
Teddy was abandoned by his previous owner and left completely heartbroken. Over time, he gained the confidence to become the leader of the pack. He leads the pack in a daily howl which brings peace to them all.
Brody was found as a stray. He was terrified of hands and always expected to be punished. Getting him to eat was a chore that took patience and experimentation. After living with the pack, he learned to eat well and regularly. After a lot of work, he now enjoys being petted and held.
Athena and Onyx came back to Tiny Paws after their adopter and subsequent owners gave them away. They lived in 3 homes in one year. By chance, we saw both were for sale, and bought them both for $100 to get them back home. Both were traumatized and very frightened and glad to be home.
Willow was found dodging cars at 4 weeks old. She was raised by the chihuahuas here at Tiny Paws, but was fearful of leaving their room. Over time, she has gained more confidence and now explores the house daily. She is fearful of humans and will only let one caretaker touch her. She was recently treated for a severe upper respiratory infection that required confinement and medication.
Lynx walked through the cat door and moved in. We could not locate her owners, so we have honored her wish to live here.
Maisey has a permanent head tilt and was very ill when first dropped of at our vet. Even thought she is only about a year old, she was in liver failure. Thankfully, she recovered. She was very uncomfortable with the other cats so we came up with a unique solution.
Lilly, Guapo, and Pogi came to Tiny Paws as young kittens to help Maisey adjust to being with other cats. Lilly is quiet, but friendly and enjoys sitting in the window.
Pogi, Lilly, and Guapo came as tiny kittens to help Maisey adjust to being around other cats. It worked. Pogi is very adventurous and looks up to TJ.
Guapo, Pogi, and Lilly came to Tiny Paws as tiny kittens to help Maisey adjust to being around other cats. Guapo is a huge but very friendly boy.
Nutmeg is blind in one eye but functions very well in spite of it. She is very adventurous and a loner, but once she likes you, she is very friendly.
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