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Fancy's Story

We are very saddened to share that our precious Zoey crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

"When dogs go to Heaven, they do not need wings because God knows that dogs love running best.  He gives them fields.  Fields and fields and fields."

- Cynthia Rylant

Run Free, Sweet Zoey!

March 10, 2013.  


Everyone who met Zoey knew she was a very sweet and loving girl.  One glance into her beautiful brown eyes would melt your heart.

We would like to thank all who have generously donated to her care as well as those who have kept her in their thoughts and prayers.  We are very thankful for Steph and Dan who cared for and loved her to the end  ~ Thanks :)


Zoey was found at a local shelter in December, 2012. She was a thin dog with a poor coat with a constant shake of her head.  When we brought her out of her kennel for some love and special holiday treats, she looked at us with her big brown eyes and we could feel every bone on her frail body. She let out a yelp when we rubbed her ears.  It turns out she had a severe ear infection in both ears.  It broke our hearts to leave her that day. 

Within a week Sunshine PAWS was formed and we knew Zoey would be our first life saved and we would get her healthy and find her a forever family. So that's what we did!  We took her to the vet and got her medicine for her ears and her skin. We gave her a bath and brush and snuggled her, too. At first Zoey was improving.  Her ears got better.  She put on a few pounds. She was becoming more active and always enjoyed her late night snuggles. She even passed her CGC Test!

Zoey continued to show signs of allergies so we put her on a special diet with supplements and we washed her every three days with a special shampoo ... but she was showing little improvement.  After another trip to the vet and treatment, Zoey began throwing up and within 48 hours became very lethargic.  Back to the vet ... where they tenderly treated her dehydration and anemic condition. 
In the end, we were unable to save her life, but are grateful for all who helped us care for her in her final days.  She was truely loved.  All who knew her will miss her!

If you would like to make a donation to help with medical treatment for Zoey you can:
Call Hanover Veterinary Hospital and make a donation over the phone ... call (219) 374-9443.

If you prefer, checks can be mailed to Sunshine PAWS P.O. Box 72 Crown Point, IN 46308

Thanks for thinking of our Sweet Zoey and helping her!


Zoey Visits the

Sunshine Paws Team

at Carson's Days!


A giant thank you to all our wonderful volunteers - for coming out to help with Community Days at Carson's in Merrillville.  We are especially grateful that Zoey was feeling well enough to come out and help :)



Zoey Finds A Special Foster Family!

Zoey was released from the animal hospital and is now in the care of her wonderful foster momma and pappa.
We were very saddened by Zoey's test results which show that she is in renal failure and her kidneys are damaged beyond repair.  At this time Zoey is happy - she is not in pain - and she is responding well to her daily therapy of IV fluids, special diet and medication.  Zoey will continue to make weekly visits to the vet to assess how she is responding to her treatments.
We are so very thankful to Steph and Dan, "Zoey's Foster Angels" for bringing her into their home, loving her, and continuing with her therapy.  We know that they will provide Zoey with all the love she can handle while she is in their care!


Thanks to all who have helped Zoey live a full life in the days that are left for her!  We are grateful to you all.



Healing thoughts and Prayers for Zoey!

Zoey is doing a little better ... thanks to the staff at Hanover Veterinary Hospital ... and her amazing and loving new foster family!!  She was eating and holding down her food, and hadeven put on a few pounds here.  

Zoey was happy to see us when we visited her, but was being a little camera shy :)



Zoey's been looking

to meet her match!


She certiainly knows how to take a great picture!

This picture was taken at the "Meet your Match!" event we held on 2/9/13 at Woof Life in Crown Point, IN.  Zoey was so popular!

What a sweetie!



Congratulations!  Zoey passed her CGC!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Zoey on passing her Canine Good Citizens test! Some of the items on the test include; accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, and walking on a loose lead. 


Good girl, Zoey!



Playtime for Zoey

We absolutely love this video :) 

Zoey was a sweet girl, who was great with other dogs.  Check out her Video Debut!

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Meet Zoey!!!


We'd like to introduce you to Zoey!  She is a 2-3 year old collie/lab mix.  She is super sweet and playful.  

Zoey is a smart and very gentle young girl.

She is a real snuggle bug and loves to give kisses.  She knows basic commands and is housetrained and crate trained.

Take just one minute to get to know Zoey!  You'll be glad you did :)