For The Love of Paws Animal Rescue


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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we found out April 27th. that Coco has gone to the bridge.

Coco came to us in 2014 and when she came here she tested positive for heartworm. Coco did very well with the treatment and with the love and care of her fosters Candace & Matt.
Coco was adopted to a wonderful family October 2014. I have included pics from Coco in the shelter, at her fosters home and her adoptive home. To all of us who knew this very sweet girl she was perfect. Our hearts break for her forever family.
From her family,
I am sorry to tell you that Coco died unexpectedly this morning. I tried to tag you in the post I just made on FB, but for some reason could not. She will be greatly missed! Thank you for giving us the privilege of being her family, and know that if/when the time comes for another canine companion; we will definitely work with you to find our new family member. God bless you for all you do!
The autopsy showed a tumour on her spleen that burst and bled into her abdomen. We had no idea she had cancer 
The vet said he normally sees that kind of tumour in older dogs. Yet just last night, she was running around a friend's yard like a puppy. You just never know...

RIP Sweet Coco.

We would like to welcome Lucy and Bella, who arrived in Toronto yesterday from Beirut, Lebanon and after a 24 hour flight and a four hour drive; they arrived safely in Windsor today.
Lucy is a 3 and a half old, 38 lbs. Labrador Mix who loves people and other dogs
Bella is a 4 year old, 33 lbs. Malinois Mix, who is a little shy when you first meet her but warms up quickly and gets along with other dogs.
We would like to thank Mona and Rima from Help Dogs in Lebanon, without their help and Rima traveling with the dogs to Canada their journey would not be possible.

Storey has crossed the bridge. Storey came into our rescue January 14th and we knew right away that she was not feeling well.
After being examined by our Veterinarian, Storey was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease and serious liver problems. We were told she would be palliative. 
We found a wonderful foster mom who whole heartedly accepted to foster Storey, knowing all that was wrong with her.
Storey touched many a heart being with us for such a short time, with her beautiful blue eyes she showed us that all she wanted was to be and give love.
We would like to thank her foster Mom, Meldina, Dr. Ajay Kaler and his staff at 
Central Animal Hospital and all of our volunteers who gave her love and affection while in the hospital
Run pain free Storey, we know a sweet angel has taken flight

January 16th Gina gave birth to five healthy puppies, we asked for help with supplies for the pups. We received a call from a Lady who told us she was collecting items from friends and co/workers.

At our adopt-a-thon Saturday, Sandy Papineau & Rich Holland came in to deliver their donations; we were very humbled not only to receive supplies, but also a donation of $1000.00.

How amazing they were able to put together all the supplies for the puppies and the large cash donation in such a short amount of time.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to,

Sandy Papineau, Rich Holland, Nanci Johnston, Carole & Jim Shepley, Cindy Barnett/Shultz, Donna Girard, Bank of Montreal Devonshire Mall, Robin, Darcy, Hailey Stewart, Tara Parrott, Pat Iacobelli and Denise Pelaccia.

From all of us at For the Love of Paws, Thank You.

Gina and her pups are doing very well.

We would like to thank Ashley & Bob Heyrman pictured with Brody and Jill two of Eva's (Edith's puppies) for the very generous donation of $500.00. In lieu of favours at their wedding they donated to the rescue. Congratulations on your marriage and Thank You.

What a wonderful day we had at our Alumni Event. Many of our alumni and their families came to visit and shared their special stories
Thank You to Theresa Lecours & Jim Lengyel 
Owners of Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre
Who opened their hearts and business to host our special event.
We also shared the day with some furry friends from BBB Canine Rescue & Transport.
Thank You to all the fosters, bakers and volunteers and to everyone who came by and supported the rescue.

From all of us at For the Love of Paws we would like to thank, Darian & Kadan Dufour who raised $100.00 for the rescue from selling artwork and donated 15.85 in Canadian Tire money.
Thank You, Darian and Kadan for your generosity and kindness.
From all of us at For the Love of Paws, we would like to thank
Pet Valu LaSalle and the great staff for the very generous donation of $1,635.74 from April's National Adopt-a-Thon.
Thank You

We would like to thank Theresa Lecours & Jim Lengyel owners of Silver Tee Golf & Gaming Centre for hosting the Adopt-A-Thon and BBQ July 30th.
Thank You for your continued support

We would like to thank, Kelly French owner of.
Animal Antics Behaviour Centre and her great staff for hosting our yard sale today.
Thank You to everyone who donated and bought something.Today was a great sucess. Thank You.

Welcome Mondo, Romy and Poppy
Over the weekend three beautiful furbabies arrived in Windsor all the way from the wonderful volunteers from BETA in Lebanon. A very long flight from Beirut to Paris to Toronto and the drive to Windsor.
Mondo, a male 50lbs. Shepherd Mix born March 7,13 who was dumped in the shelter by his "people"
Romy, a Pointer Mix female 46lbs born July 10,13 was shot in the chest by an animal abuser and is a beautiful survivor.
Poppy, female 51lbs born April 11,14 who was rescued at 3 weeks old and spent the last year in the shelter and deemed unadoptable as most potential adopters thought she wasn't up to their "beauty standards"
Getting into Windsor they went to Central Animal Hospital for "Doggy Check Up's" and the following day they had a Spa Day. All our now in foster homes and all three are so sweet!
We would like to thank Helana and Rima for safely getting the dogs to Toronto and all the volunteers from BETA. Dr. Ajay Kaler of Central Animal Hospital for meeting us so late at night and taking such great care of the dogs, Mel's Automotive for the donation of gas cards, Bob Baxter Clark for doing all the paperwork to make sure they got through customs and to all the volunteers and fosters.
This is now 14 dogs we have brought over from BETA and were very proud to be able to help these very sweet souls find forever homes.

We would like to thank the residents and staff of Devonshire Retiement Residence for the wonderful yard sale, bake sale and BBQ they held for us June 25th. They raised $1230.00 for the dogs in our rescue.Your enthusiasm and hard work touched us very much.

4th Annual Putt Putt For Pooches
We would like to thank Theresa Lecours and
Jim Lengyel owners of,
Silver Tee Golf & Gaming Centre for hosting our 4th Annual Putt Putt for Pooches.
Thank You to everyone who came out and supported the rescue.

Janna Desmarais came with her Mom and Mr. Buttons to get their car washed and donated two dog crates. Thank You.

We would like to thank Dave and Melissa owners of Mel's Automotive for hosting our car wash today. Thank you also to everyone who came by and had their car washed.To all the volunteers with For the Love of Paws who came out on this very warm day, Thank You.

$500.55 was raised for the dogs in our care.

From all of us at For The Love of Paws,
Thank You to the St. Clair Culinary Club for your very generous donation.
The St. Clair Culinary Club donated $4,000 to local charities today! The Hiatus House, the John McGivney Children’s Centre, For the Love of Paws Animal Rescue and the Windsor Youth Centre were each given $1,000 as a result of several fundraising initiatives the Culinary Club organized throughout the year. Great work everyone! Here are some photos from today’s event at Eatery 101 called Cooking for a Cause, which included gourmet hors d’oeuvres, speeches and a cheque presentation.


We would like to thank, Karina Valee Cambell, Kindergarden Teacher, Vaness Barolax, Grade 6 Teacher and their students at E'cole Georges P Vanier, for their very generous donations of $267.45 in cash, Canadian tire money, toys, food, puppy pads, leashes and collars . What a wonderful thing you all did for the dogs and pups at For the Love of Paws.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tommy.
Tommy came to our rescue in June 2013 with April, Montebella and Meagan sent from the wonderful volunteers at Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA)
Tommy spent 8 years with Beta along with 450 other dogs, he adapted to life in the compound but BETA kept hope for a better life for Tommy.
In April 2013 we were sent a picture and information about Tommy and two months later volunteers from For the Love of Paws went to Montreal to pick up the four dogs and meet volunteers from Beta.
When the dogs were released from their travel crates, there stood Tommy a big, beautiful, black and white gentle giant Tommy was only in Windsor for four days when we got a call from Mike Lambros who wanted to meet Tommy and after a home visit Mike adopted Tommy. A match made in heaven, how they were bonded and loved each other. Tommy found what he so deserved a loving forever home.
To all are friends at BETA, Roz Phelps, Dr. Ajay Kaler and especially to Mike, his journey to the bridge has begun and Tommy is now what we already knew a Guardian Angel

Today, December 12, 2015 we celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of For the Love of Paws
In three years we have rescued 397 furbabies with 177 since December 2014.
This would not have been possible with out the continued support from Dr. Ajay Kaler and his staff at Central Animal Hospital,
Theresa Lecours and Jim Lengyl of Silvet Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre,
Kelly French of Animal Antics Behaviour Centre,...
Dave and Melissa owners of Mel's Automotive,
Sierra Parr of Thriteen Pictures
Krystina Lefrancois of Bella's Grooming
Lauren Edwards and staff at Pet Valu St.Clair Beach & Riverside
Sherry and staff at Pet Valu LaSalle
To our adopters, Thank You for giving these beautiful furbabies a second sometimes third chance of a loving furever home.
To our volunteers and fosters, none of this would be possible with out each and everyone of you.
We look forward to 2016.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce our little man Rusty has gone to the bridge.
Rusty came to us in May of 2013 from Meigs County Dog Shelter in Ohio. About a week after Rusty came to our rescue he was having some medical issues and was 13 years old not 7 as we had thought he was, It was also determined his medical problems were critical and Rusty was in a palliative care situation. His wonderful fosters Anna and Frenchie brought Rusty home to live out the rest of his l...ife with care and love.
With the help of his fosters, foster brother Harley and Dr. Ajay Kaler and his staff at Central Animal Hospital, Rusty was determined to hang on and did for two and a half years.
Rusty went to the bridge this evening with his foster Mom by his side. No pain at the bridge little man, RIP

From Rusty's Foster Mom,
In Loving Memory
He came into our lives in 2013 with broken spirts. As time passed with the love of his foster family and For the Love of Paws his spirt was rekindled. Now on November 13, 2015 his creator has called him to come and play with the child angels in Heaven. Rest in peace my beloved friend.


Thank You so much to Alicia, Chris, Priya and Mayze Lutz for your very generous donation and congratulations.
For the Love of Paws:
In lieu of the “clinking of glasses tradition” we decided to set up a dog bowl and asked for people to donate however much they’d like for us to give to an organization that helps dogs find their forever homes, in order for us to kiss! We have two dogs that we consider to be our children-Priya (Lab) & Mayze (Husky)! I’ve followed you on facebook and see how much good you do! Thank you so much! I hope this helps even the slightest!
Alcia, Chris, Priya & Mayze Lutz

We would like to thank Lauren & Matthew Dodd who donated $500.00. Lauren & Matthew had guests donate money to our rescue at their wedding. Pictured here are Lauren and Matthew with Memphis who they adopted from us July 21, 14 and Miggy.
Thank You so much and congratulations.



Our 3rd. Annual Howl'Ween Bash was big success and the weather was fantastic .As always we would like to thank Theresa Lecours and Jim Lengyl of Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre, htpp://  for hosting our event. Thank You to Off Kilter Equine Entertainment for giving up your Sunday and bringing their beautiful horses and ponies and donating money raised from horse and pony rides to the rescue. A great job from our own volunteer Jasmine who chaired the children's games and the haunted house. It was great to see a lot of our adopted dogs come visit with their families, and thank you to everyone who came had fun and supported the rescue. It was a great day.

From all of us at For the Love of Paws, we would like to thank everyone who joined us at our
Fabulous, Furry Friends Dinner held at Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Gaming Centre with spectacular food, great friends we really had a wonderful night.
Special thanks to Theresa Lecours and Jim Lengyl for letting us take over their beautiful facility for our dinner.
Thank You to Shots & Slices and their staff for the fabulous dinner and great service.
To our friends, supporters and FLOP family who help us with all we do, we could not continue to help these very precious dogs fing their Furever Homes.
Thank You

We got this very nice message a few days ago.
Hi guys! I wanted to give you some special news. I don't know if you remember us, but we adopted Rex in February (Pointer mix from Ohio). He is a fantastic dog and has become such an important part of our family heart emoticon Our son Xander just turned 6 on Friday. Instead of presents for his birthday party he asked for donations to his favorite charities. He selected two: The Children's Hunger Fund and For the Love of Paw...s. He chose For the Love of Paws because he loves Rex so much and he wanted to give other kids and animals the chance to find each other. He has collected $150 for you guys!
Today Xander came to event we were having and presented us with a cheque.
What a wonderful young man you are Xander. From all of us at
For the Love of Paws, Thank You so much and give Rex a big hug and kiss from us!

 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our beloved Duke has passed and crossed over to the bridge. Big loveable Duke came to us in September 2013 from Meigs County in Ohio. He immediately won the hearts of all of the volunteers.
Duke spent almost 8 months in his loving foster home and found his “forever home” in September 2013 to a wonderful family and had a little four legged Brother. Dukes last years were his best years with the love and attention he so deserved.
Duke was a social butterfly who loved everyone he met and had a zest for life that was infectious, how we all loved “Our Big Boy Duke”
To Dukes Family, from all of us at For the Love of Paws our sincere condolences for the loss of Duke, and Thank You for giving him such a wonderful life
Duke will live forever in our hearts.

Animal Antics has BIG NEWS!! We are expanding!! We will be opening at our NEW facility in early October!! Animal Antics Behaviour Centre will still offer the training and behaviour services we always have, with the addition of Windsor's FIRST AND ONLY INDOOR DOG PARK, plus Doggy Daycare and a private room "The Party Room" for anti-social dogs, doggy birthday parties, or private play groups. Located at 2465 McDougall Avenue in Windsor! Check out our new improved website for more
When you adopt a dog from For the Love of Paws you get a discount on training.

Emily and Evan went to Central Animal Hospital and dropped off an envelope for our rescue with a letter thanking us for helping dogs and a $10.00 cash donation and $10.00 in Canadian Tire money. We invited Emily and Evan to come to an event we were having to visit with some of the dogs and to thank them. To Emily and Evan, Thank You so much and what wonderful children you are. We would love you to come to any of the events were having and to spend some time with the dogs. You truly brightened our day.

August 22, at our adopt-a-thon, we met a wonderful couple who came to donate belongings to their dog who passed away Friday.
What a selfless act of kindness as they were still saying goodbye to a lifelong friend.
As we received all of the wonderful things, the couple left without telling us who they were.
Gentle journey to the bridge little one, and a thank you to your Mom and Dad for donating to other dogs in need.

We would like to thank, Jeremy & Breanna Ascott
for sharing their special day with us. For their wedding they had family and friends donate to our rescue and presented us with a cheque for $400.00
From all of us at For the Love of Paws, congratulations and we wish you a happy and joyous life together.

We would like to thank Theresa Lecours and
Jim Legyel, owners of Silver Tee Golf & Virtual Caming Centre for hosting our, 3rd Annual Putt Putt for Pooches. Thank You also to everyone who donated raffle prizes,donated, baked, to Cyril for manning the BBQ, for everyone who came by to say hello, and to the people who put applications on the dogs available for adoption.To all the foster Mom's and Dad's and Volunteers we thank each and everyone of you and it is because of you we get to save and find "furever homes" for these very precious souls.

We welcome Roy, Celia and Bombay into our rescue tonight, May 30, 2015 who have come to us all the way from BETA Beirut, Lebanon.
All with be available for adoption soon.

In February 2015, Bombay an emaciated Pointer was shot then amputated with a knife.

Taken on a hunting trip the “guardian” claimed he shot him by mistake, and of course left him to his fate In the secluded forests of South Lebanon.

The loyalty of a dog knows no limits, and three days later the Pointer tracked down his human and showed up at the door

Since he was shot with a high caliber shotgun, part of his hind leg was dangling, and what happened next takes the most horrible abuse to a new level; the guardian “amputated his leg with a knife”

After long negotiations the emancipated Pointer was finally given away and transported to a Vets office in Beirut.

BETA Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took wonderful care of Bombay and he is now a healthy, beautiful boy.

We at For the Love of Paws are so excited and privileged to have taken Bombay into our rescue. Bombay, despite everything he has been through is a very trusting dog who loves people of all ages and other dogs.

We welcome you Bombay



Billy has been Adopted.
We received a call about Billy a 1 year old Collie/Mix in February, that he was going to be euthanized within days as the Shelter he was in was running out of space.We called one of our fosters and Billy was on the next transport to Windsor, ON. Billy is one of the sweetest dogs you could ever imagine, he gets along with people of all ages, dogs, cats and even the fosters bird!
Billy got a lot of interest and adoption applications but when people were ...told Billy was born with a birth defect, he was missing a joint in his left leg which made his foot turn outward. He has no pain and can run, walk and play like any other dog and it will not bother him when he gets older. A wonderful Family met Billy and fell in love with him and he is now in his "Furever Home" Thank You to Jill and Rebecca for asking us to take Billy and getting him to Windsor, his fantastic foster Mom, Jon-Ann who loved and cared for Billy and Billy's new family. A lot of us from For the Love of Paws will miss seeing him at our events, but know Billy is now home

All of us at For the Love of Paws would like to thank
Mason MacInnes, who recently celebrated his 8th Birthday and raised $100.00 and also donated toys and treats for the dogs in our care. Mason is pictured with Rumble (Vapour) whom Mason and his Family adopted in March 2014. Thank You so much Mason.

We were asked back in December if we could take Foster and Sargent into our rescue. Both were seized from their owner as they were left outside in a dog crate together, with only a blanket thrown over the crate for protection from the elements.
Foster and Sargent are a bonded pair even sleeping at the shelter they were in together. We found a wonderful family who could foster them both as we did not want to separate them. Transport was arranged for them both to be brought to Windsor. Sadly Foster got sick and had a bad repository infection and had to stay behind and Sargent the Kitten came to Windsor. Foster finally came to Windsor and both were reunited in their foster home.
Today we are all so happy that the foster family have decided to adopt both Foster and Sargent and we could not be happier. From such a bad start in life to be adopted
 into such a loving home.
Congratulations to all.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our little Missy, who came to us last November with her Sister, Sassy. It was discovered shortly before Christmas that Missy was in kidney failure and despite medication and fluids Missy’s condition was getting worse.
Missy was a beautiful girl who even had her own fur stole, she was a true cuddle bug who loved to spend her time by your side. Even ill she loved to play with her foster brothers and sister. We would like to thank Dr.Ajay Kaler and his staff at Central Animal Hospital, to Hillary, Missy’s first foster and Gail, Marc and Trevor who took care of Missy when she got ill.
Safe journey to the bridge little one, you truly touched all of our hearts.

Today, December 12, 2014 we celebrate our 2nd year anniversary of For The Love of Paws. We have rescued 220 animals with 201 finding their "FurEver Homes" We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who made this possible. To Dr.Ajay Kaler and his staff at Central Animal Hospital who are always there for us and the animals. Theresa Lecours and Jim Lengyel of
Silver Tee Golf Centre, Pet Valu Riverside, St.Clair Beach and LaSalle, Pet Wise and For Your Fur ...Kids. Dave and Melissa of Mel's Automotive, Jill Merwin and Lucy Moye for arranging all the transports to get these beautiful dogs and one kitty named Sargent to us, Nicole St. Onge of Candid K Nines, Kelly French of Animal Antics Behaviour Specialists, Slaw from Barks and Meow Photography, Mona and all the volunteers at BETA in Lebanon,
Rebecca Sargent Aker from Meigs County, words will never express how thankful we are to you. All of our wonderful families who have adopted, To all the volunteers and foster families, you all know how grateful we are to each and everyone of you
Last but not least, to our mentor Roz Phelps, Founder of Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue who inspired us to be what we are today. A lady who knows the term hands on, someone who always put the dogs first.
Looking forward to the next year in saving and finding homes for these beautiful animals.

Three of are volunteers made the trip to Meigs Co. Dog Shelter in Pomeroy Ohio Nov. 15, and brought back six beautiful dogs. They also met some wonderful dogs while there. Please adopt and don't shop as many dogs need rescue and adoptive homes. A big thank you, to Rebecca for all the wonderful things she does for these precious dogs.

We would like to thank Patricia Richards who held an on-line Scentsy Party with 20% of sales going to our rescue. $957.10 was sold with $191.42 raised for The Love of Paws. If you need any Scentsy products please go to Patricia's page at,
Thank You also to everyone who bought Scenty during the fundraiser.


We would like to thank Theresa Lecours for hosting our Alumni and Adoption event at
Silver Tee Golf Centre. Thank You, to Kelly French of Animal Antics Behaviourists, Nicole St.Onge of Candid-K-Nines and Patty Richards from Scentsy. To our extended Love Paws Families, it was wonderful to see all of dogs and to see how well their doing. To all of the volunteers
Thank You. It was a great day and were looking forward to doing it again.

Thank You to Miss Canada 2014, Priya Madaan for coming to our Pancakes for Puppies. Brandi for organizing the event. Todd for doing the menu's and all the volunteers who came out to help.
We would like to thank Lori and Abbey. Abbey collected over 70 items which included, treats, training pads, collars, blankets, leashes, toys, brushes and bowls for her birthday party. Thank You so much for thinking of the dogs.


From all of us at For the Love of Paws we would like to thank, Christina, Emily, Madline, Darin, Paisley. (Paisley formally Gracie who was adopted last June) and Loom Love
For the very generous donation of $800.00 plus $35.00 Canadian Tire money.

Winks beautiful puppies turned 6 weeks old on February 25, and went and visited Dr. Ajay Kaler of Central Animal Hospital for their first set of puppy shots and a check up.

We would like to thank Stacy Janzer for the wonderful story on For The Love of Paws.

Today we celebrate the first anniversary of For The Love Of Paws Animal Rescue. To date we have rescued 120 Animals with 105 finding their “forever homes “We could not have done any of this with the support of our sponsors, adopters and our wonderful volunteers. Thank You all so much and we look forward to rescuing and finding homes for these wonderful dogs in 2014.

Sweet wonderful Buttercup who survived heartworm is now in a loving forever home.
From all of us at For the Love of Paws we would like to warmly thank Theresa Lecours and Jim Lengyel owners of Silver Tee Golf Centre for your hospitality and generosity for the adopt a thon this weekend. To those who came out to put an application on a dog and for those who donated $817.35, was raised for the dogs in our rescue. Thank You.
On behalf of all of us at For the Love of Paws, we would like to share one of our special moments we are thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. From BETA with love, Tommy, April, Megan and Monte arrived in June 2013, from BETA - Beirut for the... Ethical Treatment of Animals, a 24 hour plane ride, followed by a journey from Montreal, Ottawa and finally Windsor into loving foster homes. With a warm and loving welcome we set out to find special homes for these very special dogs. Within four days of arriving our "Big Boy" Tommy found his forever home here in Windsor. Next was the lovely April, who is now living in Chatham. The marvelous Monte (Montebella) stole the hearts of our friends and volunteers and now lives in Lasalle. Last but certainly not least Sweet Megan, who won everyone's heart, now lives in Essex.
Special thanks to our wonderful friend Roz Phelps and Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue for including us in this very special time, of bringing these beautiful dogs to Canada. Thank You to Mona, Sylvie and the wonderful volunteers of BETA who love and care for over 400 dogs at any given time. We are anxiously awaiting the next time to welcome more dogs from Lebanon.


They've finally arrived! And they're in the news!

Several volunteers from For the Love of Paws, along with volunteers from Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue, travelled to Montreal to meet the 8 dogs coming from Beirut, Lebanon. After a 24-hour plane ride, they arrived on June 15th, 2013 safe and sound! Four of the dogs, Megan, April, Monte, and Tommy travelled back to Windsor, while the other four dogs went to Ottawa to be in the care of Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue. They are currently in foster homes until they find permanent, loving, forever homes!

These special fur babies have made it into the news! Please click on the following link to read more:


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