A special observation by ABBY's mom on Alzheimer's and our babies....

When you approach a person sitting with their head down or back in their chair with eyes closed your first thought is not to disturb them, they are sleeping and you keep saying "Hello, Hello", with no response. So you tend to move on to the next person who may be awake and just starring at the floor or wall.

This is when you pause and ask yourself why you came? But all of a sudden that person sleeping so soundly opens their eyes and my little Abby is in their face and they grab her and smile and you hear Aaawww.

They will often cry and then you cry and then you KNOW why you came. For one brief second a little light comes on somewhere in their brain and they have a brief contact to their past. It may be their only contact to their past since we were last there. It may be only a second until they drop their head again retreating to the lost land they live in with no memory of what just happened. You know there must be a light still in there and the more we can turn it on, the more our dogs might be helping in the slowing of this dreaded disease.

 I truly believe our dogs understand this disease and are very aware of the magic they work. They seem to possess a special awareness deeper than we know. 

FOR COMMON Sense Ways to Fight Cancer in your 'baby' click on button..... 

When things seem to be going a little too fast take a lesson from Daisy Mae....

      We are proudly celebrating 22 years of volunteer service in 2015

We are all volunteers with no paid staff. Donations are sincerely appreciated, they help us grow and reach those in need of a wagging tail! All donations are tax deductible. We appreciate your visiting our website, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, thank you!  


      Please know we believe in Tittering for your pet, and we believe in the "raw diet" if this is what is best for your pet. You and your veterinarian know exactly what your pet needs to make sure it is the healthiest it can be! Thank you!


Our Mission Statement:

Paws For Friendship Incorporated is a non-profit Organization of Volunteers sharing the unconditional love of their personal pets with people in need throughout the world.


Love is ageless.....................................visit a nursing home...................


Our beloved Founder Jennie



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ACADIA  ANTLERS and a 20% discount

Acadia Antlers are an all natural dog chew that come in various shapes, sizes and flavors. Acadia Antlers are a great alternative to rawhides and other messy treats.  Non-splintering and a natural source of calcium and minerals for your pet. No animals are hurt as these antlers are naturally shed. For a limited time when you order use the word GIZMO and receive 20% off your order and PAWS will receive a donation from Acadia Antlers. Please remember, there are no additional discount on sale items.

Sky and Peneolpe's mom in Denver Colorado are asking for our help for a worthy cause.

Amber, is going to do her annual spay/neuter mission trip in Mexico this August and would love to gather more donations if possible. Below is a link to her fundraising page. It's a great organization and there is a video on that page that shows what it's all about.  

She is a wonderful person and used to live in Tampa. She has helped our Military Dogs through a Program keeping them safe and healthy in Afghanistan and Iran. She is a very determined lady who not only ‘talks the talk, she walks the walk.’ 

Cecil, Zimbabwe's much loved lion and father to many, was brutally, savagely but most importantly, needlessly murdered. We normally try to remain neutral and do not express our views on a great many topics however, when an animal (whether it be a lion, tiger, otter or a simple house cat) is treated with such disdain then a comment must be made. I believe the full statement made by Ms. Jane Goodall of The Jane Goodall Institute released on Wednesday sums it up:

I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe's much loved lion. Not only is it incomprehensible to me that anyone would want to kill an endangered animal (fewer than 20,000 wild lions in Africa today) but to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with a crossbow...? I have no words to express my repugnance. He was not even killed outright, but suffered for hours before finally being shot with a bullet. And his magnificent head severed from his wounded body. And this behavior is described as a "sport." Only one good thing comes out of this – thousands of people have read the story and have also been shocked. Their eyes opened to the dark side of human nature. Surely they will now be more prepared to fight for the protection of wild animals and the wild places where they live. Therein lies the hope.

There are numerous petitions being posted on the internet requesting action be taken in various directions. IF you feel moved enough to voice your concern, anger, outrage or other feeling we suggest you seek one out that satisfies your feeling.

Looking to see whether a company does or does not use animals to test their products??

Welcome to the searchable database of companies that do and that don't test their products on animals! You can search by company name or browse by product type. There are more than 1,700 cruelty-free companies in our database, including The Body Shop, Paul Mitchell Systems, Tom's of Maine, wet n' wild, and many more!

MACY's Shop for a Cause is now just a memory.

A BIG  THANK YOU to all that bought or sold the tickets and to those that came out to attend the event at the MACY's at Citrus Park Mall. For those that weren't able to attend here are a few pictures  - enjoy!

After years of being forced to race, these Greyhound pups are finally running free.  Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.......

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