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Please do your homework before adopting any rescue dog. We want to make sure that these dogs never have to worry about a safe place to lay their heads again. These dogs have a special place in our heart and we will make sure to follow-up with our dogs until we are certain that they are adjusting to their new homes and that our adoptive families are comfortable with their new addition, however long it takes. Thanks for your interest in rescue dogs. We couldn’t do what we do without people like you.

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We run on your donations and are are always fundraising to be able to save as many lives as we can.

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We want to make sure that these dogs never have to worry about a safe place to lay their heads again. 

About Us

Est. 2003: Helping Paws Rescue is a non-profit, no kill, 100% volunteer-run animal rescue. Our mission is to rescue homeless and abandoned animals, spay, neuter and provide medical care, and then place them in foster homes until we are able to adopt them into loving homes they need and deserve! Helping Paws Rescue relies on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers like you who open their hearts and homes to help us take care of the animal orphans that desperately need our help.

We hope in our efforts to make a difference that we may also educate the public as to the importance of proper animal care, spaying and neutering, and the need for rescues like ours to help animals in need. While we realize we can’t save every animal, we are dedicated to making a difference, however small. We try our best to match the right dog to each potential owner.

Frequently Asked

Please contact us at any time with your questions – we’re more than happy to help you out!  For example, we get asked all the time if you can bring your current dog(s) to meet a rescue dog.

Yes! We encourage you to bring your dog(s) with you so they can meet and greet.

Where do your dogs come from?

Our dogs come from local pounds, puppy mills, and owner surrenders.

What is the average length of your adoption process?

On average, it takes about 1-2 weeks for the complete adoption process.

What does it cost to adopt a dog and what does it include?

The adoption fee is usually $850 (unless stated otherwise on the dog’s adoption page) which includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccines, heartworm check and 1 month supply of heartworm medication, microchip, a full vet exam and other procedures as deemed necessary by our vet.

How long will it take to process my application?

It takes 2-7 days to process applications depending on the number of applications we’ve received.  Sometimes it can be difficult to reach references as all of our volunteers work full-time.

If I adopt a dog from you and cannot keep or care for the it, will you take it back?

YES! Our rescue dogs are always welcome back, no matter how long they’ve been away.