Bare Paws Rescue
Welcome to Bare Paws Chinese Crested Rescue.  We hope you enjoy your visit and
will consider becoming a volunteer or donating to help these wonderful little dogs.  
Every little bit of your time and/or money will be greatly appreciated by them and us!
If you have any questions about the breed, need assistance with training issues or just
want more information, please contact us.
...playing fetch...
...and, of course, snoozing in the sun!
(courtesy Diane Milstein)
(Courtesy Julie Wells)
NEW!  We have added a
page for you to make a
donation in honor or
memory of someone.   
When you make a donation,
please state who it is in
honor or memory of and
provide us with their
address.  We will add their
name to our Honors and
Memories page, and send
them an acknowledgement
of your gift.  It is a great gift
idea for the holidays, too!  
Please click the link below
to visit:
Honors and Memories Page
Looking for interesting gift ideas?  
Visit our
Shopping/Links Page!
Bare Paws Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity

This website and its content are copyright of Bare Paws Rescue, Inc. (c) 2008. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized use of the website content in any form is strictly prohibited.
Bath-time fun!
(Courtesy Lisa and
Tammy Walston)

Elvis was a beautiful, joyous little dog.  He had spent his
entire life, 3 years, in a hoarder's backyard in a little cage.  
He lived a lonely existence with no love or affection until
he was turned over to our rescue, and his happy new life
began.  He learned about toys, which he absolutely loved,
and soft beds.  His days were filled with running around
exploring all the wonders of his new life of freedom.  You
couldn't find a happier little soul.

Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with heart worm disease
from being unprotected for those 3 years.  He underwent
grueling heart worm treatment and handled it like all like a
trooper.  Sadly, treatment is very dangerous, and Elvis
tragically lost his battle against the disease.  

Heart worm disease is painful and nearly always fatal, yet it
is so easy and inexpensive to prevent.  An annual heart
worm test and monthly preventative are all it takes to
protect your dog.  PLEASE don't let your dog face the
dangers of heart worm-keep them on heart worm
preventative.  Elvis's death will not be in vain if people
can learn about the dangers of the disease and make sure
they protect their dogs because of his story.  And that
would make Elvis very happy indeed.
Elvis searching for his favorite toy
Pajama Fundraiser:
Our volunteers make fabulous pajamas just
perfect for your Crested or other small dog.  
100% of proceeds benefit Bare Paws!
Coat Page
Fleece Pajama Page
(Courtesy of Lisa R.)
(Courtesy of Tara Uhnak)
Summer Pajama Page
Hat Page
Click here to Like us on Facebook!
Visit our News page for
all the latest updates
and happenings at Bare
Harness and
Leash Sets
(Courtesy Deb and Ross Kempi)
See more great pictures of Sassy
and Allie on their
Facebook page
and order their beautiful greeting
cards here:  
A portion of the proceeds benefits
Bare Paws Rescue!
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We were thrilled and honored to be asked to
have our foster dogs participate in the Secret
Santa program of the Crested Crush internet
group.  Our little ones received tons of
wonderful presents that they can take with them
to their forever homes in the future. We are very
grateful to all the donors for being so kind and
generous to little dogs who had nothing of their
own in their past lives.  Thank you, Crested
See more pictures of our pups and their Secret
Santa gifts:
  Secret Santa
Meet Harry! He was found wandering the streets wearing a filthy pair of
pajamas that had to be cut off of him. Harry has liver issues and needs
daily meds and frequent tests until he gets stabilized. As always, Bare
Paws is up to the challenge, but we need your help. If visitors to the site
would donate $1 or $2, we could ensure that Harry gets all the help he
needs. He has been let down a lot in life, and now is his chance to
shine.  Won't you please consider helping Harry? Thank you!!
UPDATE: Harry has gained 2 lbs since getting proper care! So it looks
like treatment is starting to work, but he still has a long way to go, and
funds are still desperately needed for all his ongoing tests and
medications. Thank you!
Bare Paws has some GREAT new items for
sale! Seatbelt safety straps, adorable disposal
bag carriers, belly bands and more-check it
out!! As always, 100% of the proceeds benefit
our foster dogs
Sassie and Allie are enjoying their
fabulous lives in Miami Beach-this is
the difference that Rescue makes!  
Please adopt!
This is Amy, a sweet little Chinese Crested girl who
spent many years in a puppy mill, producing repeated
litters of puppies. She lived in a little cage in a barn
with no sunlight, no exercise, and, saddest of all, no
affection or love. Fortunately, she was one of the lucky
ones who was rescued from her situation. But there
are still millions of dogs living hopeless lives in puppy
mills. Since the majority of mills sell their puppies to
pet stores, the best way to put an end to puppy mills is
to stop buying puppies at pet stores. You are not
"rescuing" that puppy, you are creating a larger
market for the puppy millers. Please consider rescue
and help bring an end to the deplorable puppy mill
trade.  Amy was one of the lucky ones-she got out. Her
days are now filled with sunshine. Please help others
who haven't been so lucky-yet.
Chinese Cresteds are a lively little breed who enjoy a
variety of activities. Here is River enjoying just a few:
Cresteds are very festive little dogs, too!  
Here are Geoffrey and Pony Boy celebrating
the Fourth of July!
Unlike some rescues, Bare Paws takes in every dog in need that we are able to,
regardless of what they may require. While some rescues will only accept young,
healthy, easily adoptable dogs, Bare Paws has never turned a dog away because of
medical conditions. At right is Zola, who is an older girl, diabetic and requiring daily
insulin shots. She is also nearly blind, but we did not hesitate to take her. But the
veterinary costs for all the special needs dogs we take in can be astronomical, so
donations are always desperately needed and greatly appreciated. Please use the
PayPal link below to make a donation to help Zola and the many other special needs
dogs in our care. Thank you!!
Mission Statement
We are a group of individuals who are dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of
Chinese Cresteds and other hairless breeds in need. We provide compassionate aid,
veterinary care and loving temporary homes while working on finding the ideal permanent
situation for each dog. We also work to educate the public about the breed so that there may
be fewer Chinese Cresteds needing to come into rescue.
Foster homes are desperately needed!  We are
having to turn away many dogs because we
have no room for them.  This beautiful girl
(Moxie, left) was scheduled to be put to sleep
but we fortunately had a place for her to go.
Fostering is very rewarding, and the value to
the dogs is immeasurable.  Please, if you have
space in your home for a little dog, contact us
today about volunteering.
We thank you and Moxie thanks you!
She is alive today thanks to her foster home.
(Bare Paws covers just the eastern half of US. If
you are in the west, we  hope you will find a
rescue near you to volunteer with).
Check out our new Reggae Hats!
They are adorable!!
Also check out our
new Angel dog
Tshirts and other
fun items for sale!
Zola is available for
Bare Paws id delighted to be a
member of the Bark Box
program.  For every Bark Box
sold, we receive a
generous donation.  And when
you shop using our coupon
code, you get $5.00 off your
order, so everybody wins!  
Please check it out today!
Coupon Code: