12/24/23 – Koa’s dad keeps in close touch with Courtney from Orion Animal hospital and, thankfully, he is doing great. We both can’t believe it’s been one year ago when Courtney contacted me about Koa needing help. Again, it takes a Village.

CONGRATULATIONS 4 Paws 1 Heart for being a top finalist of Bark-A-Bout’s “Wags-To-Wishes” PAWS IN NEED, 2021 Fundraiser! The Bark-A-Bout Team raised $7,000 to forward on to deserving pet rescues within our local community! Over 20+ touching “Letters to Santa Paws” were submitted, detailing triumphant stories where pets overcame incredible odds thanks to the help and support of a devoted pet rescue.

“Dixie”, submitted a detailed “Letter to Santa Paws” in hopes that Santa Paws would consider blessing “4 Paws 1 Heart” with some of the funds that the Bark-A-Bout Team has fundraised this winter.

Dixie’s story WON “4 Paws 1 Heart” $2,000 to help further their miracle-making mission! ***Read Dixie’s miraculous story, search “Dixie” in the top right search box. ***

Diana and Gina from ‘4 Paws 1 Heart’ detail Dixie’s story, and showcase the depth of love and consistent care that “4 Paws 1 Heart” bestows onto each pet, in true life-changing fashion.

Dixie, The Bark-A-Bout Team is so honored to pass along these life-saving funds, and help “4 Paws 1 Heart” continue making Christmas Miracles come true for pets in need this winter!

CONGRATS, Dixie and 4 Paws 1 Heart! P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


2/24/23 – In September, 2014, Dino (aka Sonic) was brought into the emergency hospital where Gina had been working. He had been attacked by a dog and was severely injured. He spent weeks in the hospital while Gina cared for him and then in December that year he was adopted by the daughter of a woman I used to babysit many years ago — her daughter, Elizabeth, would be Dino’s ‘mom’. Shortly after the adoption, Dino returned to the hospital for extensive oral surgery which we knew would have to happen. Look at what lots of love will do!

Dino is another Christmas Miracle complements of our amazing Village. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080