★ Lost Paws Rescue of Texas ~
North Texas Giving Days Sept 2021 ★
Early Giving Starts NOW through Sept 23, 2021
This year we have a donor who will match the first $2500
of our North Texas Giving Day event.
In This Article
In 2021, Lost Paws Rescue of Texas is participating in
our 4th North Texas Giving Day!
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
. 2021 has brought us many adopters who opened their homes to new companions!
. But it has also brought us a decreased level of donations, which we understand.
If you are able to support us this year, it would be so appreciated!
We have a matching donor for the first $2500 raised.
What We Do: Dog and Cat Adoption in Dallas Fort Worth
We hold weekly adoption events thanks to our great partnership with Dallas Fort Worth PetSmart locations: PetSmart Southlake and PetSmart Frisco.
Our pets available for adoption consist of dogs and cats extracted from shelters, from breeder releases and owner surrenders. These elements make up about 42-60% of our adoption rates.
Animal Shelter Rescue Assistance
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas responds to urgent requests to care for dogs trapped in abusive situations. We cooperate with other dog rescue operations in Texas when we are asked for assistance.
Some examples of our rescues include:
Partnership with Fellow Rescue in Lubbock Helps Ten “Lucky Dogs”
Animal Shelter Rescue Assistance by Lost Paws Rescue of Texas
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas
Gives Medical Treatment to Rescued Dogs
· Full Exams
· Heartworm Testing and Treatment
· Dentals Where Needed
· Additional Treatments as Required
Disaster Shelter Assistance
Our Disaster Shelter Assistance program allows us to work with animal shelters in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. We pull animals from their shelters before and during a time of natural disaster.
This allows the disaster area animal shelters to have space to care for owned pets who have been temporarily displaced due to flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes or fires.
This program accounts for about 3-4% of our adoption program. The majority of the cost involved is around paying for transport of the animals.
We target to have 20-25% of our adoptees be at least 8 yrs old. This population struggles in shelters. They are often traumatized by the loud noises and chaos of the younger energy animals in kennels with them; or next to them. As a result, they do not come across with their best personality when potential adopters walk by and attempt to interact.
We know that these sweet older souls make incredible loving and dedicated companions. And we have found there is a steady demand for older animals at our events. Although with the age comes more risk of health issues.
The sweet senior animals tend to cost us a little more to bring up to healthy status so they can be adopted. But it’s well worth it.
Whelping and Weaning Moms and Pups
This is our newest program. We are expanding our ability to bring in pregnant female dogs with new pups who were taken to shelters.
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas has built a new isolation center on our foster farm for whelping and weaning moms and pups. Our target is to grow our adoption rate by 40% by end of 2019. We know we can give this under-served population a fighting chance to have a great life. The costs of this program will raise our annual budget significantly.
These females almost always face euthanasia if there is no one to foster them through the puppy birth and weaning stage. This is because shelters are not a conducive environment for puppy care. Local animal shelters – despite their best efforts – have obstacles due to diseases that come in daily from strays and surrenders who were not vaccinated; and have not received care.
The stress to the mother – and the tiny immune systems of puppies – cannot fight back against disease in a typical animal shelter environment. They either they succumb to disease; or are euthanized.
Have you seen the cats and dogs with a limp, or with one eye? Or maybe they are blind or deaf – or possibly they have a limb deformity? Maybe they have lost all their hair or have no teeth.
We call those animals Adorably Imperfect.
And we think they are meant for adoption. This class of animals is often overlooked by other rescues because bringing them to a healthy state is expensive. Also, it does take a while to find a right adopter fit. But overwhelmingly, we receive feedback that these animals are some of the best pets their owners have ever had. As long as funds continue to come in – we will seek these animals out at a shelter and find them a home.
Adorably Imperfect dogs and cats make up about 4-5% of our adoptions.
North Texas Giving Day Donations Link – Lost Paws Rescue of Texas
Click the button below to donate to Lost Paws Rescue of Texas: North Texas Giving Day.
• We are all volunteer – 100% of donations go to dog and cat rescue.
• For 10+ years, Lost Paws Rescue of Texas has served the needs of the Dallas Fort Worth community.
• Our volunteers and staff will give advice on how to care for your new friend with recommendations on food, supplies, toys and other items.
• All of our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and necessary medical care when they are placed for adoption.
Lost Paws Dog and Cat Rescue and Pet Adoptions
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas was organized to prevent animal suffering, animal cruelty.
And to help educate the public about spaying and neutering their pets; as well as responsible pet ownership.
We dedicate ourselves to helping the homeless animals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area find permanent, loving forever homes!
At Lost Paws Rescue of Texas, we realize one of the most important aspects of any successful adoption is pairing the pet with the right forever home.
Our team of volunteers foster animals who are able to be adopted and ready for their forever homes
We give love and hope to animals who have been discarded, forgotten, abused or left. Our volunteers share their kindness with all animals.
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas holds adoptions for dogs and cats each weekend at multiple PetSmart locations around Dallas – Fort Worth. See our Adoption Events page for details.