A Pathway to Hope October Newsletter Updates on some of our dogs in need! Boomer Boomer is a spitfire puppy, so loving, sweet and happy, despite hi


A Pathway to Hope October Newsletter

Updates on some of our dogs in need!

Boomer is a spitfire puppy, so loving, sweet and happy, despite his difficult beginnings. Boomer never showed signs of abuse and neglect, besides the obvious physical wounds. Again, an unwavering and forgiving spirit that humbles us all. Boomer's surgery to repair the two breaks in his leg was successful, and he is currently in the recovery stage. The challenge is now for his foster family to contain his puppy energy so that he can recover! Pathway found an amazing foster home for Boomer, and we are indebted to them for loving Boomer and never complaining about the long nights, constant care and long rides for his medical appointments. Let Boomer and "his people" be an inspiration to us all.



Bianca has come a long way since Pathway heard of her family's plight earlier this spring. She is a new dog, healthy and happy and with a spring in her step that comes from the weight of a hard life of starvation and breeding being lifted off her shoulders. Bianca underwent invasive heart surgery and recovered beautifully. Then, she underwent months of treatment and recovery for heartworm, again recovering without complication. Bianca will be spayed in the next month, now that her recovery is complete, and she is ready to find her forever family! All five of Bianca's pups rescued by Pathway have been placed in warm, loving homes and we receive many happy updates from our wonderful adopters.

Unfortunately, not all stories have a happy ending, and we were unable to rescue Bianca's other 3 puppies and the father. Our rescuer was within reach of two of the pups, ready to bravely flee with them, but unfortunately the door to the home flew open... The family began refusing our help, the adult daughter moved out with two of the puppies, and the father and one older puppy remain at the home. We pray for the day that we are allowed to rescue them, and, until then, we provide food for them as often as our volunteer is able to get to the home. The irony that Bianca's puppy now sits at the end her chain is a stinging reality in animal rescue--as hard as we try, we cannot save them all. That said, we won't give up.


Katie is living the life! She spends her days sun bathing, hiking through the woods and hanging out with her foster family, a "pack" of two and four legged family members. Katie is considered cancer free and has been undergoing laser therapy for her legs. She recovered beautifully, always happy to see you and wagging her tail, despite the pain and discomfort of surgery. While the physical recovery was long, Katie's spirit and will to live never wavered. We have given her a few months of recovery before considering heartworm treatment, then next step in her recovery. In the meantime, she is on a daily regiment of exercise and holistic supplements to aid in her recovery. Katie, once a picky eater, now howls and jumps up and down at each meal time, eating anything you put in front of her in two gulps! When she hears the cookie jar being opened, she runs into the kitchen to get her share. Katie has truly found happiness. She welcomed her new two legged foster brother in July and is sweet as can be with the baby, howling when he cries--a true mama! She is still searching for her forever home, as we believe that she deserves to be doted on and get more individual attention.



Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 14th
Pathway Reunion and Pack Walk
North Haledon Dog Park
1 Brookview Drive, North Haledon
11am - 2pm Reunion
12pm Pack Walk
All Pathway adopters, volunteers and supporters are welcome! Bring your pooch and let them socialize with their littermates and other Pathway dogs. Dog Charmer Bridget will lead the Pack Walk and be there to help you and your pooch master the walk.

Sunday, October 21st
Halloween Photos and Adoption Day
Mike's Feed Farm
90 Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale
11am - 2pm
Come out to Mike's with your pet in costume for pet photos! There will be treats for both dogs and kids as well as our adoptable dogs and cats.

Sunday, October 21st
Training Session with Dog Charmer Bridget!
North Haledon DPW Building
103 Overlook Ave, North Haledon
Have a training issue with your pup?? Come out and meet Bridget, the Dog Charmer! She will help you with dog socialization, jumping, pulling on the leash and more. Learn tips and tricks to have that well behaved dog. $20 suggested donation. Please RSVP to pathwaytohope@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 27
Halloween Party and Fundraiser for Boomer & Magoo
Jake's Place at Rock Ledge
1621 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne
11am - 2pm
Bring your pet in costumer for pet photos to benefit Boomer and Magoo! There will be goodies for both dogs and cats, costume contest and "Ask the Vet" with Dr. Silberman of Tri-County Animal Hospital. Come meet Pathway's and The Last Resort's adoptable pets.


Yankee Candle Fundraiser


Yankee Candle has generously partnered with APTH this year to allow us this wonderful fundraising opportunity. You get the quality of Yankee Candle, a name everyone knows, for your own enjoyment or to offer as a holiday gift AND you provide A Pathway to Hope with funds to rescue more animals. The price points are the same as in any retail establishment but you don’t pay tax or shipping costs.

Orders must be taken between August 29th and October 8th. All orders will be available for Thanksgiving so products for both holidays ( Thanksgiving and Christmas ) will be available. We should receive the orders the week of Nov 12th. Take a look at the fall catalog here!

Our centralized pick-up/drop-off location will be at Jake's Place at Rock Ledge Garden Center in Wayne.

Interested in placing an order? Let us know and we can coordinate! If you would like to volunteer as a representative during this fundraiser we can provide you an order form and catalog. This will give you the opportunity to offer your colleagues and family gift giving ideas that save lives too!


Meet Pluto!

Pluto is one of the friendliest, most outgoing cats around! Pluto is a year and a half and loves everyone and everything, kids, dogs and cats alike! He loves to play and be cuddled. Pluto would make the perfect addition to nearly any family.
For more information on Pluto, click here

Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering, but aren't able to foster? Contact pathwaytohope@yahoo.com to find out about volunteer opportunities, including driving for volunteer transports, attending events, event planning, helping with screening & home visits and more!


Monetary donations are always appreciated as many of our rescues come in needing special medical care. A link for donations can be found on our website at apathwaytohope.org. We are in need of dog treats, martingale collars, cat carriers, litter boxes and frontline or advantage for both dogs and cats. See list below for additional needs. Donations can be dropped off at Jake's Place in Wayne! Check out our wishlist as well on Amazon.com!

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