We did win $1000 for this love story.
This is Andrew's love story
My now-wife, then-girlfriend Sydney and I adopted a dog named Jasper in January 2018. We quickly fell in love with Jasper, and he couldn’t be happier to have a fur-ever home. Jasper made lots of dog friends at the park, which helped him get out his puppy energy! We were so happy but felt something was missing.
Sydney feels very strongly about adopting pets, and after adopting Jasper I couldn’t agree more. In August 2019, Sydney began sending me pictures of adoptable dogs. A lot of pictures. At the same time, we were talking seriously about getting married. I finally got the bright idea to combine the two: I would propose at the same time we adopted a new dog.
There were a few hiccups with the plan, especially because adopting a dog is a very tricky thing to keep secret! Between getting approved for adoption, meeting and introducing Jasper to the new dog, and bringing the new dog home, I was going to need a lot of help. Thankfully, Peace4Paws stepped up and made everything go even more smoothly than I thought possible. I was able to meet Pippa and her wonderful foster family, and the bond was instantaneous—she climbed right into my lap and spent our introduction licking my face. But it was up to Jasper to seal the deal. When Jasper and Pippa were introduced they played together right away, so I decided to adopt her the next day for “the big day.”
Under the guise of going to the grocery store, I drove down to the foster’s house to pick up Pippa. About an hour later, I got a text that Sydney was on her way home. The moment had finally arrived. I put a new collar on Pippa with a tag saying, “Will You Marry Me?” Then I balanced Pippa and a bouquet of flowers in my hands and waited by the door. To say Sydney was shocked would be an understatement! She saw Pippa and got a big smile on her face. She didn’t look at the name tag right away, and I wondered for a second if she ever would. Finally, she did! I dropped to one knee and asked her again, but she was still too shocked to respond. Once she recovered, though, she said yes. It was perfect, in no small part because our family became one member bigger.
Since we got engaged and then married, Pippa has become a constant companion to Jasper, a nighttime snuggle buddy to Sydney, and the proverbial baby of our family. She makes us laugh and smile every day and is truly the love of all our lives.
Sweet and soulful Erza is a well-behaved, beloved foster girl. She lost her family due to death, and heartbroken, ended up at the NYACC shelter. She was there since June in the lonely pit bull corridor needing medical attention until Peace4Paws rescued her.
Erza presented with some tumors which have been estimated at 2.5K for removal. But lucky 9 year old Erza now has a loving family ready to adopt her! We just have to pay for the surgery first.
Please help this optimistic, resilient senior get the second chance at happiness she so deserves. Please visit our website www.peace4Paws.org to donate by Zelle, Square or Paypal, or if by check, kindly delivered to our business address 217 Center Avenue, Westwood, NJ or in person to Lewis Drugs, Westwood, NJ.
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As we know little Veronica has survived being hit by a driver who left the scene on 8.17.21. She has been the model patient at both Oradell Animal Hospital and Garden State Veterinary Hospital. Sweet petite Veronica had her MRI today with the goal to get a complete diagnosis before moving forward with the other surgeries.
At this point, the surgeons have seen some compressive lesions of the spinal cord (changes from outside the spinal cord). It is non-surgical, they said. The prescription is rest. But they are still AWAITING the definitive report from the radiologist. So as soon as we can report that update, we will. But as per tonight’s discussion, there is hope for little Veronica. Please read on.
Dr. Post said, “In the rest period, we are hoping the body will heal itself. We are waiting for an indication that she will be able to walk again without pain.” We are hoping for that result to move forward to get “the FHO (which is to put the luxating hip back into place) and the tail amputated (as she will never have function of that again).“
Veronica is shy and sweet. As per doctor’s orders, paraparesis victim Veronica will be staying in her crate, quietly, for a few weeks. She will have to pee on her wee wee pads, so she needs a foster who can remove all those pads and give her lots of TLC. We have found someone to do that in Michaela Sorvino. She and her daughters are giving her lots of love. The daughters read books to her!
The prognosis is pretty good at this point, but not guaranteed. She does have some motor function. More on the left than the right. She can move around in her kennel. She is able to eat and drink. She is bright with a good demeanor. The pelvic fractures have to heal on its own. She does have sensation in her feet.
Under the pain management and anti-inflammatories and with tender loving care and love, she may be able to heal herself and then get the other surgeries.
The medical bills cumulatively will be up 15K or more if we proceed with all the surgeries. Our bill with Oradell Animal Hospital is 2k, and to date, our bill with Garden State Veterinary Specialists is more, and with surgeries on the horizon we hope!
Donations can be sent to the Oradell Animal Hospital account # 52652 Donation through our website www.peace4paws.org will be much appreciated. To kindly donate any amount small or large, please visit our website www.peace4paws.org or donate on Facebook. Thank you!!
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