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 about us.

UPDATE ON LEXI THE BULLET DOG

LEXI THE SHOT DOG --- STORY & UPDATE

 

This past April,  we received a call from Hollywood Animal Hospital about a dog who had been shot and left for dead during a drug bust.

Someone brought her to the ER hoping a group would step up to cover her vet bill and future care. 

 

Dr. Angela Suarez, the ER Doctor on duty committed to her care (and even started a GoFundMe page for her) and Grateful Paws committed to the rest.

The GoFundMe raised about $2,500.  Her total vet bill was $3,504.94, plus food, heartworm prevention and flea & tick meds for the past 6 months.    

 

Because of her history as a yard dog,  it is clear she was never socialized with other dogs as she should have been.

She has totally recovered from her injuries and has been living the past several months in a foster home with a couple other dogs,

 

She LOVES people and kids, and won’t stop wagging when she is around humans, but we are saddened to say that she is “reactive” when she meets new dogs on the street or in confined quarters.  She is currently living with 2 male dogs who are the same size as she is… but it took her foster dad a bit of time and regiment before he could trust her with his dogs.  They play rough but the lads know she is the alpha in that house!  

 

Lexi’s ideal home would be where she can be the only dog – with a fenced yard – and with owners who are physically active, running, jogging, or biking – and have the ability to tire her out!  She is young and full of energy.   She LOVES being with her humans.  BUT she is a very clever female who needs to know her human is the alpha – not her!  A basic training class would also be a PLUS and we can recommend an affordable trainer.  From birth, until she came into our care, she had NO structure or training. 

 

Lexi is now about a year old, a Lab mix, full grown at about 38 lbs. fully vetted, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped.  She is totally housebroken and well behaved when left in the house alone.

 

We are looking for a forever home for her… For an application to adopt:  please email info@gratefulpaws.org


By the way: Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to her care. To make a donation: There there is a secure PayPal link for debit/credit cards on the upper right side of this page, or you can go to our donate page for other options. Yes, it is the "power of rescue", and we are saving them... one at a time. (Thanks).

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.
Support From Local Business Owners

ANOTHER “FIND”…

Grateful Paws tries to be supportive of local businesses and is trying to help our economy by buying MADE IN AMERICA products whenever we can—and supporting independent business ~~~ and the first place to start is in our own backyard.  READ MORE on our Sponsors Page.
Tunie's
WELCOME TUNIE’S ~~~

TUNIE’S is Florida's largest local natural grocery, vitamin and nutrition store, providing organic and natural products and supplements to assist their customers in living healthier. TUNIE’S located at 900 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, 33304, across from Searstown.


Please click HERE to learn more, and thank you for supporting us and TUNIE’S.

www.tunies.com

WELCOME TUNIE’S ~~~
TUNIE’S is Florida's largest local natural grocery, vitamin and nutrition store, providing organic and natural products and supplements to assist their customers in living healthier.  TUNIE’S has a “give back” program with the grand opening of their new location  - SATURDAY, JULY 25th.  at 900 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, 33304, across from Searstown.
Grateful Paws will be one of the charities to benefit from this program. BRING YOUR OWN GROCERY BAGS and receive tokens that can support GRATEFUL PAWS or one of the other charities selected for the quarter. Sure makes CENTS to us!  And… in celebration of this new location, TUNIE’S huge store-wide sale will last all week!      
Please click HERE to learn more, and thank you for supporting us and TUNIE’S.  
www.tunies.com
WELCOME TUNIE’S ~~~
TUNIE’S is Florida's largest local natural grocery, vitamin and nutrition store, providing organic and natural products and supplements to assist their customers in living healthier.  TUNIE’S has a “give back” program with the grand opening of their new location  - SATURDAY, JULY 25th.  at 900 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, 33304, across from Searstown.
Grateful Paws will be one of the charities to benefit from this program. BRING YOUR OWN GROCERY BAGS and receive tokens that can support GRATEFUL PAWS or one of the other charities selected for the quarter. Sure makes CENTS to us!  And… in celebration of this new location, TUNIE’S huge store-wide sale will last all week!      
Please click HERE to learn more, and thank you for supporting us and TUNIE’S.  
www.tunies.com
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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
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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.

Thank you for your contribution.
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