A Year In Review: 2017 Highlights & Updates

As we enter 2018, we look back on the past year with so much gratitude and joy. Core Paws had a great year in 2017, and we want to share some of our favorite highlights with all of you. To keep in touch with us year-round, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter. 2017 Statistics More…

What to Know Before Adopting a Second- or Third-Chance Animal

If you’re considering adopting a second- or third-chance animal, you have the opportunity to give an abused, forgotten, or abandoned animal the chance of living the good life. Many second- and third-chance dogs and cats haven’t had a true first chance due to circumstances out of their control. By adopting a second- or third-chance animal,…

Our Why: Featuring Core Paws’ Volunteers and Their Animals

Just like the animals we feature here on Core Paws, all of our volunteers have a unique story behind their motivation to share their skills and passion for animals through our organization. Oftentimes, we are driven by our animals both past and present to give time and resources toward Core Paws’ cause. These are their…

Senior Animals Help Senior People

As animal lovers, we know how therapeutic stroking a cat or snuggling with a dog is. In fact, just 15 minutes of bonding with an animal increases the feel-good chemical, serotonin*.

Emotional Support Dogs: finding a four legged “empath”

Sometimes, a dog isn’t just a dog. An artist from the time she could pick up a crayon, my 23 year old daughter Sara has always had a mind full of life, light and fantasy. She also has what’s been termed a significant case of GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) that gets in her way of…

Top Ways to Support Animal Aid

Most people give Valentine’s cards, this year consider giving a donation to your local shelter or rescue instead. For example, there are rescues that have programs targeting difficult to place animals and they need donations. Core Paws partners with Animal Aid, a Portland, Oregon based rescue that has helped tens of thousands of companion animals…

Service Dogs Provide Emotional Support for Victims of Traumatic Events

Since the 1700’s, animals have aided in the rehabilitation of the mentally ill and emotionally troubled persons. Most recently, we’ve been seeing more and more stories of service animals visiting courtrooms to support victims of traumatic and violent crimes. According to an article provided by the American Bar Association, studies have shown that even the…

Waking Up In Florence

  The day dawned dark and stormy with strong winds (not so unusual for the southern Oregon coast) and heavy rains. We made our way to a local store to buy better weather gear. We thought we were well prepared, but the coast offers up a special form of stormy and we were in for a…

Core Paws: Holiday Card Event

This past week our Oregon Core Paws volunteers got together for a holiday card making party! We made some festive holiday cards for our rescue and shelter partners, and all of our adoptable hard-to-place animals on the Core Paws website. Even in the torrential down pour our dedicated animal loving gals still came!  Our cards are in…

Holiday Pet Care Tips

Keeping your dog or cat safe during the holidays is important. Here are some tips for caring for pets during the holiday season from the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association: Food, alcohol, chocolate and treats: A new development is the addition of Xylitol into many foods we often give our animals including peanut butter. Keep gum,…