Lakeshore PAWS Nears 1,000th Adopted Dog in 3 Years

Lakeshore-PawsWe at Lakeshore PAWS will soon reach the 1,000 mark for the number of dogs adopted out during our first three years in operation. I can't stress enough how huge this is and what wonderful things this says about our employees, volunteers and supporters of the past and those still hard at work.

We have experienced our share of growing pains, have seen heart-breaking situations with dogs and have had to make some tough choices over these past several years. But everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs and that will remain our guiding light.

We are not resting on these accomplishments and are working on a variety of new efforts to save even more dogs. We will need your help as we continue to grow and will be reaching out over the next few months with opportunities for you to get more involved and support our growing efforts.

Until then, stay in touch with us on Facebook, our website ( and at the various adoption events listed here, including the puppy shower and electronic recycling event Aug. 16 at the adoption center.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

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Aug. 8
Adoption event
6 p.m.
1151 Morthland Drive

Aug. 9
Adoption event
Portage Pet Supplies Plus
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6030 Central Ave

Aug 16
Puppy shower/adoption event/electronic recycling
Lakeshore PAWS
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Adoption Center
405 Elm St. Valparaiso

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Thank You to Our Donors in July
Thank you to all who donated during the month of July! Your generous donations make a significant difference in the lives of these animals! See a full list of donors at