Welcome to Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue

We are a small, but mighty, Not-For-Profit - 501(c)(3) - No-Kill dog and cat rescue organization in South Florida.  We are comprised solely of volunteers who love animals. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats and work very hard to place them in loving homes.


We are comprised ENTIRELY of volunteers with full-time careers and families. We believe the best environment for a dog or cat is a loving home.  Acquiring and staffing a shelter becomes a tremendous overhead cost as we want 100% of our funds to go towards the rescue, care and adoption of our animals.  We depend on our Foster Families to care for our rescued animals until we can find their "Forever" Family.  We do the rescue stuff (which is our true passion) after work and on the weekends. So if your phone calls or emails are not answered by a live person right away --- it's probably because we are at work and will reply as soon as we get home.

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Monday 4/09/18 at 8:45am at the Broward County Courthouse is a “Calendar Call”.

It is where the Judge and attorneys meet to compare notes and determine the next step. 

It is very possible the defendant will not be present and we are advised depositions have not yet begun.

The process will likely take less than 10 minutes and the need for an audience would not affect anything.


When the actual court date is determined, it will be a matter of public record:  https://www.browardclerk.org/ (under case search).


We try to have adoption events every weekend.  For details please go to our events page.   View ALL upcoming events HERE

MEET Homer....


Homer's Story...




This handsome guy was rescued from a Home Depot parking lot one night earlier this week.  He is emaciated, filthy, injuries (or burns) to the pads of all four of his feet and a road burn on his hind end. But he is OK!


We agreed to take him into our care because the Good Sam who rescued him agreed to be the foster. Except his landlord ain't going for it. -- SO HOMER is being cleaned up, neutered, vaccinated and was chipped earlier this week. Our fingers are crossed that a foster OR adoptive home will come through. (Broward County )


HE IS A SWEETIE PIE - about 1 1/2 years old, skinny at 45 lbs. and a real goober. Likes to lean on you -- a very friendly and gentle demeanor. We are trying to temperament test him with other dogs and will know shortly. BUT FOR NOW - a home where he can be the only pet would be best.

REMEMBER, we provide everything; food, bedding, meds, etc. ALSO counts for school or community service hours.


Adoption fee $250



Email or call if interested. info@gratefulpaws.org 954-462-8840 Thanks


Please download an application from our website:  www.gratefulpaws.org


NOTE: Adoption/rehoming fees are applied towards the vet bill: exam, blood tests, vaccinations, fecal, worming, spay/neuter, dental if necessary, and a microchip. There is rarely anything left over, but if that happens, the monies get applied to the next or previous pet - who may have had to have an x-ray, be groomed or have a dental.

Remember, if you foster for us, we provide EVERYTHING; crate, food, HW and flea/tick meds, etc. It also counts toward school credits and community service hours. He's a sweet dog who needs a 2nd chance. If interested, please contact Grateful Paws @ info@gratefulpaws.org or call 954-462-8840

Grateful Paws held our 4th Annual Howl-o-ween Party at Central Bark Doggy Daycare today -- and WHAT A DAY!

Let me start by saying that CENTRAL BARK was a most gracious and generous host. And we would like to openly thank them for their generosity and the opportunity to have our event at their facility. We have tons of pictures but they haven't been downloaded as yet, so please STAY TUNED! And a special thank you to CHER (aka Debbie Knight) who put on quite a show!

Thanks again Central Bark for supporting Grateful Paws and allowing us an opportunity to raise some funds for the animals in our care. Chris, Lary & Kate -- you ROCK.
The Silver Sleigh ~ Floral Designs
Those of you who know us, know that we try to support LOCAL businesses, especially ones who are supportive of Grateful Paws.
Spring has SPRUNG…
So if you need floral arrangements for Easter or Mother’s Day … or for any reason, please give our friends at Silver Sleigh a call.
954-943-4388 or 242-6383
Email: SLVRSLEIGH@aol.com
Website: www.silversleighdesigns.com
Those of you who know us, know that we try to support LOCAL businesses, especially ones who are supportive of Grateful Paws.

So if you need floral arrangements for upcoming events or holidays, or for any reason, please give our friends at Silver Sleigh a call.

954-943-4388 or 954-242-6383
Email SLVRSLEIGH@aol.com
The Silver Sleigh is a local family owned florist that has been in business for over 20 years.

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