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.

Learn more.

NEW Phone number for Grateful Paws
954-579-3753
COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to the seriousness of COVID-19, and our endeavor to protect our volunteers,
Grateful Paws has temporarily suspended all adoption events – at least for the next couple weeks.
However, if there is a dog on our website that interests you, please feel free to complete one of our applications
and forward it to info@gratefulpaws.org. We will be in touch. 
Your patience and understanding will be appreciated.
Thanks
Jan Milbyer & posse’
Due to the seriousness of COVID-19, and our endeavor to protect our volunteers, Grateful Paws has temporarily suspended all adoption events.

However, if there is a dog on our website that interests you, please feel free to complete one of our applications and forward it to jmilbyer@gmail.com. We will be in touch.

Your patience and understanding will be appreciated.

Thanks
Jan Milbyer & posse’

HELP US HELP MURPHY....


 

Murphy needs some help...

A week or so ago, we posted a plea on Facebook in an effort to raise enough funds to cover Murphy’s vet bill. We didn’t quite meet our goal so we are asking again.    
Murphy had his second treatment today, and he's feeling great. He's enjoying walks, has great energy and his usual big appetite.  Absolutely no side effects so far, and a total of 3 treatments are expected to render the tumor tissue in his neck dead or dormant. According to his vets, no lingering side effects are expected as a result of his treatment, and Murphy can expect a good quality of life for a few more years.
 
Grateful Paws volunteer and Acupuncturist, Brigitte Lichy de Lichy, visited last night to give Murphy an acupuncture treatment at home after his appointment.  He fell into a deep sleep for about 20 minutes while the treatment took effect and slept soundly- with much less snoring!  Murphy has been eating a healthy diet of mostly protein and healthy fats and organic vegetables provided by his foster mom, and will probably continue to eat that way- he loves it- and though he's definitely a messy eater, due to his short snout- he does a darn good job finding all the scraps that fall out of his bowl (just can't reach the ones that stick to his nose!)
 
To all of you who have donated to our fundraising efforts to save Murphy- WE THANK YOU!   Even with your generosity, we have not quite reached our $5500 fundraising goal that we set to pay for Murphy's treatment.  We ask that you please share this post.  We will continue to raise funds so we can pay for his medical bills in full and so that we can continue to help other pets in our care, or those we encounter who just need a little helping hand.   
 
You can make a donation here through Facebook —or— make a secure donation via PayPal on our website- www.gratefulpaws.org.  If you prefer to mail a check, make it out to Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue and earmark it for Murphy.  Please send to our mailing address: Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue, Inc.,  220 Frosti Way, Eustis, FL 32726.
A week or so ago, we posted a plea on Facebook in an effort to raise enough funds to cover Murphy’s vet bill. We didn’t quite meet our goal so we are asking again.

Murphy had his second treatment today, and he's feeling great. He's enjoying walks, has great energy and his usual big appetite. Absolutely no side effects so far, and a total of 3 treatments are expected to render the tumor tissue in his neck dead or dormant. According to his vets, no lingering side effects are expected as a result of his treatment, and Murphy can expect a good quality of life for a few more years.

Grateful Paws volunteer and Acupuncturist, Brigitte Lichy de Lichy, visited last night to give Murphy an acupuncture treatment at home after his appointment. He fell into a deep sleep for about 20 minutes while the treatment took effect and slept soundly- with much less snoring! Murphy has been eating a healthy diet of mostly protein and healthy fats and organic vegetables provided by his foster mom, and will probably continue to eat that way- he loves it- and though he's definitely a messy eater, due to his short snout- he does a darn good job finding all the scraps that fall out of his bowl (just can't reach the ones that stick to his nose!)

To all of you who have donated to our fundraising efforts to save Murphy- WE THANK YOU! Even with your generosity, we have not quite reached our $5500 fundraising goal that we set to pay for Murphy's treatment.  We will continue to raise funds so we can pay for his medical bills in full and so that we can continue to help other pets in our care, or those we encounter who just need a little helping hand.

You can make a donation here by clicking the donate button towards the top of the page (right side) —or— if you prefer to mail a check, make it out to Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue and earmark it for Murphy. Please send to our mailing address: Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue, Inc., 220 Frosti Way, Eustis, FL 32726.


Thank you so much for your generosity.

This handsome guy was rescued from a Home Depot parking lot late one night; emaciated, filthy, burns to the pads of all four of his feet and a road burn on his hind end. But he is totally OK now!
He was placed in a great home with an active female dog about his same size - but he has decided he would prefer a home with a calmer, smaller more laid back dog. 
So NOW, we are looking for a new home for Homer -- hopefully with a calm, laid back smaller dog - NO cats. He is great with people but he might be too big and clumsy for toddlers. 
He's neutered, vaccinated and chipped and is a total SWEETIE PIE - about 2 years old, 60 lbs. and a real goober. Likes to lean on you -- a very friendly and gentle demeanor - He is a big goof.  He needs basic training to stop him from jumping on you (or your mother!). 
Adoption fee $250

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.

MEET "RYAN" 
We got a distress call 4 weeks ago from a guy who from the side of the road in Homestead, rescued a mid-sized dog who was just lying there.. hang dog- defeated... likely a "bait dog" and in tough shape.
We met them at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital-- and in spite of ALL his injuries, his tail never stopped wagging. He was a HOT MESS and is as SWEET as can be! He is about 40 lbs., looks like a Dingo-dog... Shepherd/Lab mix perhaps... (clearly a mutt), intact and pretty emaciated.
His wounds were highly infected and had more than 125+ bite holes. Thank God for antibiotics and a great Vet (or two)!  His injuries didn't end up being life threatening (thankfully), and we are delighted to report he has mended well and has JUST been placed in a foster home in Ft. Lauderdale. He is on meds to treat an anemic-type condition, but it is being treated. 
We are working with him slowly introducing him to dogs of all sizes - and he is doing well. He is not confrontational, but is a little lacking in confidence. 
$$$  His vet bill was a WHOPPER $$$~~ One of the biggest we've ever had.  ICU for 2+ weeks.  If you wish to make a donation towards his care: Grateful Paws has a secure Paypal link on our website (www.gratefulpaws.org). Be sure to include your email address so we can acknowledge your generosity and earmark it for RYAN. OR-- you can mail a check to GPDCRI, 1881 SW 21 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315.
He is on the schedule to be neutered and chipped.
Adoption fee: $250
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!!!


We try to have adoption events every weekend.  For details please go to our events page.   View ALL upcoming events HERE
WOW - WHAT A DAY!
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
thanks 
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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