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Scared Dog Wakes Up Rescuer In Middle Of Night To Thank Her

Scared Dog Wakes Up Rescuer In Middle Of Night To Thank Her

Every now and then someone who saves a dog’s life experiences a moment that makes it all worthwhile.

For Kimberley Slown, that moment was Sunday night.

She brought home a battered dog named Niya from the Gibson County Animal Shelter in Trenton, Tennessee.

Abandoned by her former owner, the dog had completely shut down in her kennel. Slown, who has rescued hundreds of dogs through her organization, Arrow Dog Rescue, could see someone had hurt her.

Read more here….

2017 Arrow Dog Rescue Calendar Contest

2017 Arrow Dog Rescue Calendar Contest


Arrow Dog Rescue invites you to enter our 2017 Photo Calendar Contest. This is not your typical photography contest! We’re excited to offer an online, interactive voting platform that not only lets you be actively involved in your photo submission’s chance of winning a spot in the Arrow Dog Rescue 2017 calendar, but also helps raise funds for the dogs of Arrow Dog Rescue as well!

Your support helps Arrow Dog Rescue sustain our mission, to find forgotten dogs forever families. Every dollar raised will go to feed, train, and provide veterinary care for dogs no one else wants due to physical condition, medical problems, behavioral challenges, or length of time needed to rehabilitate to be ready for adoption. Hundreds of dogs have found families since we began in 2014. Hundreds more will be saved with your entry and voting fees!



The winning pet will be on the cover of our 2017 calendar and receive a free copy of the calendar.


Twelve (12) first prize winners will receive full-page monthly placement within the calendar and receive a free copy of the calendar.


Six (6) second prize winners will be featured on a collage page in the calendar and receive a free copy of the calendar.


Six (6) will receive a free copy of the calendar.

Join us for a Prep Freeze Bake!


Help A Wobbly Pup See a Specialist!

Help A Wobbly Pup See a Specialist!

Two Rescue Puppies need to see a specialist to diagnose tremors, and problems walking. The goal is 50 shirts. Help out now!

Sweet Pup Abandoned In Parking Lot Howls For Days, Finally Gets Rescued

Every dog has its day, and thanks to some truly kind folks, one down-on-her-luck pup finally got hers.

A dog was abandoned in a Sam’s Club parking in Memphis, Tennessee in early December, as shown in the video above. The confused pooch stood there for days, howling as she desperately waited for her human to return. They never did.

“This is an area where animals are dumped,” Kimberly Slown, of Arrow Dog Rescue, an Illinois-based organization that recruits volunteers all over the country, told The Huffington Post. “Dogs often times will stay where they are dumped in the hopes that their family will be back for them,” she added.

Mary Murphy, who had successfully rescued a few Memphis-based dogs for Arrow Dog Rescue, was leaving Sam’s Club on December 9 before work when she spotted the dog peering into car windows. She found out from the Sam’s Club staff that she had been there for about a week.

Read the rest of the article on the Huffington Post site here..

Get one of Terri’s Afghans!

Get one of Terri’s Afghans!

Hot off the hook! If you missed out on any of Terri’s afghans in the big auction we just had, you now have a second chance to have one of your very own!

Afghan measures approximately 32″x60″ and was created specifically for its own special auction…and here it is! Crocheted using a variety of yarns, textures, and stitches, this afghan is the perfect weight and size for snuggling under on the couch or in your favorite easy chair.

Starting bid of $10.00
Jump bid $2.00
No Reserve! Let’s see how much we can raise! We’ve got a lot of puppy mouths to feed!!

Bidding ends at 9:00 pm cst on Sunday, 11-22-2015.

Ready to get your bidding on? Well head on over to the Facebook Group and get your bid in.



Arrow Dog Rescue Volunteer Gear

Arrow Dog Rescue Volunteer Gear

Want to look official at our adoption events and fundraisers? Or maybe you just want to have a conversation starter with others so you can spread the word about Arrow Dog Rescue and our mission to save dogs that others leave behind? Maybe you just want a cool shirt…every dollar raised will go to the veterinary fund for the dogs of our rescue! Cool shirt:Cool cause WIN WIN!

Arrow Dog Rescue saves dogs of all kinds but we specialize in dogs who have severe medical and behavioral needs, the dogs other rescues don’t take. The hopeless cases. Dogs who have thousands of dollars in surgeries or medical expenses to get them well. Dogs who are feral, or have been abused by every human they have met. We don’t find dogs that will be adoptable. We rescue dogs and rehabilitate them until they are adoptable. This t-shirt campaign is meant to raise funds for those tough cases like Hank, Rose, and Remi.

There are two different shirts available, click on the pictures to get that shirt!

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Four Black Paws Rescue Boxes

Four Black Paws Rescue Boxes

collarsTo get your collars go here!

May 23rd 11am-4pm Get Your Paws Washed

May 23rd 11am-4pm Get Your Paws Washed


Get Your Paws Washed!!

Get Your Paws Washed!!


Success Story – Remy

Success Story – Remy

Remy was on the feeding route of a local volunteer who fed dogs who lived on Houston Texas’ East End. Gina made it her mission to gain his trust and get him to safety. When she finally caught up with him he was living under a car that was broken down on the street. He had fungal and bacterial skin infections and severe demodex mange as well as internal parasites and intestinal infections and he was only a puppy.

Gina took him to her vet and got the medicine he needed and he went to stay with Peter, who fosters dogs for local rescuers and then drives them north when they are healthy to rescues that are able to place them. Remy was one of the longest fosters for Peter, he stayed from October 2013 to Sept 2014 before he was well enough to transfer to a rescue. He came to Arrow the first week of September 2014 and went to Troy’s house for foster. Remy did not get along with one of their dogs so we tried to find another foster home for him but when he went to visit he growled at their dog and peed on their table. Troy and Dawn took him back home and he ended up becoming bast buddies with their dog. He kept waiting while all of the other dogs were adopted around him.

Then the thing everyone who met Remy ever wanted for him, a family with a 5 year old boy wanted him. Remy had his own boy. After being invisible on the streets just trying to survive, he finally had his own family. And he lives happily ever after now.




Elsie Kolb

Elsie Kolb
BLOOMINGTON — Elsie L. Kolb, 54, of Bloomington, passed away at 12:26 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 22, 2015) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Her celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue or to Arrow Dog Rescue-Revolution on Wheels.

She was born Nov. 29, 1960, in Peoria, a daughter of Roger S. and Louise Eyrse Kolb.

Surviving are her father, Roger S. Kolb, Bloomington; two brothers, Guy D. (Marcia) Kolb, Woodbridge, Va., and Roger S. (Donna) Kolb II, Willowbrook; a sister, Laura A. (Chuck) Bowen, Pekin; niece and nephews, Rachel (Bill) Murphy, AJ Bowen, Roger S. Kolb III and John W. Kolb; a great-niece, Sunshine Bowen; and her beloved fur babies, Dodger, Annie and Elvis and the late Star.

She was preceded in death by her mother and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Elsie graduated from Illinois State University and began her professional career as a medical technician at BroMenn and later worked in private research. After successfully obtaining another degree in programming at Illinois Central College, she began a long career at State Farm Insurance Cos., where she was an information technology project manager.

Elsie was passionate about her French bulldogs and took great pride in being able to foster rescued dogs throughout the years. A staunch supporter of Relay for Life, Elsie also enjoyed crafting, playing cards and board games. Perhaps most admirable, Elsie enjoyed nurturing personal relationships with friends and family, maintaining friendships over many years and many miles.

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ARROW Dog Rescue Benefit Happy Hour January 26th, 4-8pm

ARROW Dog Rescue Benefit Happy Hour January 26th, 4-8pm

ARROW Dog Rescue Benefit Happy Hour – January 26th, 4-8pm

Fat Jack’s 511 N. Main Street, Bloomington

Join us to help ARROW raise funds for providing veterinary care, food, and training for homeless, abandoned, abused, and forgotten dogs. All tips benifit the rescue & there will be a fantastic silent auction. Don’t miss the Fantastic or Craptastic raffle! Check out the pictures of dogs available for adoption and find out how to get involved. Or just come to drink. We are happy either way.

Finding forever families for forgotten dogs.

The ARROW Cuties for 2015 calendars are here!

The ARROW Cuties for 2015 calendars are here!

The ARROW Cuties for 2015 calendars are here! Come get yours today! $15 each and every last penny goes directly to the ARROW dogs!

To order a calendar please send $15 + $4 shipping ($20) through Paypal or snail mail 403 Alden Dr Normal, IL 61761. Combined shipping is available for multiple purchases.






Adoption Event! Dec 7 10am -4pm

Adoption Event! Dec 7 10am -4pm

Adoption Event December 7th, 10am -4pm

Come join us at:
757 East Boughton Rd
Bollingbrook, IL

Santa will be there too for pictures and delicious Christmas baked goods! AND Nilla’s Tub is having a grand opening on Dec 6th and 7th and will be taking donations for our rescue. They also have a Paws for a Cause Program where every few months they are going to support a different local rescue and we are FIRST!! Our first one is going to be you! We sell dog toys we make from old t shirts and 50% of proceeds will go to you through the end of the year. On the Grand Opening weekend 100% will go to ARROW.

Success Story – Beatrice

Success Story – Beatrice

Bea was rescued with her sister Bernice from MCAS in Conroe, TX. She was only 6 weeks old,

Bea when she first arrived

Bea when she first arrived

and had mange and severe worm infestation. Her sister died from anemia the day after being rescued. Bea held on and arrived to Animal Rescue Revolution on Wheels – ARROW with a huge bloated belly from Coccidia and no muscle mass at all. She was skin and bones. It took weeks to get her Coccidia under control. Once cured, she gained weight and muscle quickly. She was tiny, and we expected her to stay tiny but that is not what happened! She was adopted once healed and right after arriving started growing like crazy. She was gaining a couple of pounds per week and her legs started getting longer too. Madi and her Mama had to work hard to learn a routine and to become a pack. Madi had trouble with potty training once home and would pull so hard on the leash she was hard for her mama to walk. Her mama did exactly the right thing and took her to training. Now they are enjoying their walks and Madi is fully potty trained! This little girl would have been euthanized or would have died in the shelter had we not intervened for her. Madi is a beautiful dog and she is now living happily ever after in her very own home

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Halloween Dog Costume Contest and Adoption Event

Halloween Dog Costume Contest and Adoption Event

On Saturday, October 18 ARROW had a Halloween Dog Costume Contest and Adoption Event at O’Brien Mitsubishi in Normal, IL

We had a great turnout for the contest along with quite a few inquiries as well. In case you missed the costume contest here is a gallery of the contestants. Just click on the picture to make it larger.

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