Paw it Forward - Dogs Bay

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Paw it Forward is a cause driven community that values the human-animal bond and lives by the “Pay It Forward” philosophy – doing random acts of kindness.

Paw It Forward by helping a lost fur friend!

We see it all the time on Facebook, local newspapers, flyers around your neighborhood…A lost fur friend!  The good news is, the pet has been found, but what do you do next?  You can call animal control if the animal is found MondayFriday 9am-4pm.  What do you do after 4 or on the weekends??
Introducing our Pet Emergency Transfer to Safety (P.E.T.S) Program.  We are putting together a list of volunteers (we call Guardians), in the Holland and surrounding areas, who are willing to pick up a lost pet and provide safe housing and care for a day or two until the owner can be contacted/found, or animal control is open and can pick the pet up for transfer to the local Humane Society/Shelter.
Once you sign up, you will be entered in our database and contacted if an animal in your area needs help that meets your criteria provided in the questionnaire (for example, you may be able to only assist with small dogs or cats).  Paw It Forward will provide everything you need…a crate, bowls, food, leashes, etc.  If you accept to house the animal, you will be required to pick the animal up, if needed, and safely house and care for the animal until the owners can be found or animal control can be called, which is usually just a matter of a day or two.

How you can help

1. Sign up to be a P.E.T.S Guardian (below)
2. Donate money or supplies to Paw It Forward to provide the necessary housing and supplies to the Guardians.
3. Like our PIF Facebook Page and share our posts to help our fur friends find their way home!
Sign up to be a P.E.T.S Guardian

P.E.T.S Questionnaire and Contract

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Paw-it-forward with a donation!

Deb Lewis, Owner/Certified Trainer at Dogs Bay Inc., has dedicated the past 21 years of her life to the pet care industry. Deb and her husband Bobby feel a strong desire to give back to our community animals.
“Animals are our life”, says Deb Lewis. “They have given us so much…life lessons, new friends and a comfortable lifestyle. It’s only right that we give back to our treasured fur friends”.


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