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We rescue small and large dog Breeds

Our goal is to help you find your forever furbaby as well as foster a secure & loving environment when caring for pets.


Hello my name is Dawn Fischer and I have been taking care of dogs since my first rescue dog "Duchess" in 1986 and if you're like me, your pets quickly become family members.  When you can't be home for them, whether because of work, vacation or other obligations, you want them taken care of with the same love and attention you give them. That's exactly why I decided to open Dachshund rescue of St. Louis and Playful Paws Pet Care to give families options.  Playful Paws Pet Care Services offers a multitude of services for ALL BREEDS of pets.

 We are a not for profit,  501c3 rescue licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture.      

Pet services include:



Other In-Home services include:

   We service Highland,Troy and surrounding areas as well as Clinton and Bond County