Sheri Chapman, owner of Prayer Paw Puppies, began helping her mother, Jean Anderson, and her grandmother, Myrtle Lathrom, with the kennel in her teen-age years. Later, Sheri took over and kept a kennel for years (1980's).
Sheri took a break from licensed kennel breeding to raise four daughters and have a teaching career, but in 2013, she got back into breeding Pomeranians on a small scale. From there, she fell deeply (back) in love and just couldn't bear to part with the puppies born. Sheri ended up having to build a kennel to house them all. She will eagerly tell potential buyers to beware: No one can have just one!
History has a way of repeating itself. As Sheri helped her mother and grandmother in the past, now her oldest daughter, Mikaela Branson, has joined team Prayer Paw! In October 2022, we became co-owners of the business. Things have a way of coming full circle.
The goal at Prayer Paw is to share unconditional love with the world through Pomeranians. Sheri doesn't know what she would have done if it hadn't been for the love of her first dog, Shena. Shena was a partial throwback Pomeranian. Still, she was one of the best dogs ever. She knew all Sheri's secrets and kissed away her childhood tears. Shena was Sheri's first heart dog. Then Angel came into the picture, Sheri's first (and foundation) merle. Now Belle has heart dog shoes to fill. Sheri loves all her dogs very much, but those are the ones who have bonded with her on a deeper level.
Sheri is very thankful to her daughter, Mikaela Branson, for joining the Prayer Paw team. With the two of us working together, we are diligent and dedicated. Mikaela also owns two heart dogs, Kora and Margaret.