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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Keeping pets and their families together

Results: Since our founding in May 2009 For Paws Hospice has provided emergency veterinary medical funding to 75 families caring for more than 120 pets. Our food bank program All Pets Kitchen has delivered over 4000 pounds of pet food to low income families and the elderly through Meals on Wheels. Seven injured pets have received free wheel chairs along with additional home therapy.

Target demographics: Pet families and the elderly with low income, United States

Direct beneficiaries per year: 120 animals

Programs: Donated wheelchair program, food bank, emergency veterinary medical grants, proposed "Free Veterinary Clinic" for pets of the homeless.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nancy W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For Paws Hospice is a phenomenal organization assisting families with their pets' needs. This organization has stepped forward to help owners who are ill and cannot appropriately care for their companion animal by offering food, providing referrals to veterinarians, pet sitters, groomers, trainers, massage therapists and other pet service providers that have agreed to discount their costs. Pets who can no longer walk on their own receive assistance through FPH's wheelchair database as well. This non profit provides a much needed service to families throughout the United States.

Donor

Rating: 5

this is a service that is sorely needed and such a wonderful service to people and their animals! The work of Angels!

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wired4life

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For Paw Hospice contacted my non profit in Minnesota to inquire about pacemakers that could be used for dogs. They had a need and I had information. I am proud to call Harlan a friend and provide emotional-long-distance support via the Facebook page!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For Paws Hospice , an honorable and dedicated organization. Harlan and Nancy are bringing a wonderful relief to those in need of help for their beloved pets or their own respet during personal illness. As a volunteer I took in temporarely two precious older dogs for a lady going in for cancer surgery. She said, " God doesn't do....He sends." Indeed He did , He sent For Paws , Thankyou....

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about For Paws Hospice. This organization was the only one that would help me with a rescue named "Beau". For Paws Hospice puts the needs of animals first.

Thank you For Paws for your care, compassion and generosity with your time and effort.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veterinary technician student and I specialize in canine gerontology and hospice care. I am on the local advisory council of our hospice paws program which promotes pet therapy to the human hospice patients. I also volunteer with Grey Muzzle Organization and have had the pleasure of meeting several members of FOR PAWS HOSPICE at events. I don't think I have been as impressed by any other group of people in their dedication and drive. No doubt the world needs more people to care about animals ...all through their lives. They are not items to be tossed away when we are done with them. These people are so very compassionate and knowledgable but sadly underfunded as an organization. I mostly appreciate the education they provide the public not to mention a way for people to come to terms with dying and death for themselves and their companions.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

There has been a real need in this community for a reach out to elderly or sick individuals with financial constraints or lack of knowledge of where to turn for assistance with their pets. As with most communities there has also been a need to help pets that can't help themselves. For Paws Hospice has found so many in-roads to help the community, from educational, to helping with transport, food and pet supplies, and financial help, to helping cancer patients, find carts for paralyzed dogs, and linking with other professionals for medical or surgical assistance who are also looking to help the pet population.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For PAWS is an incredible organization. Their dedication to their mission, vision and values in helping pets and families in need is commendable. They are an open-minded organization with talented, energetic founders.
One of the most impressive qualities about For PAWS is their ability to use their creative energy and problem solving to find ways to get things done... their optimism is a blessing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For Paws Hospice is an amazing non-profit organization, run by truly dedicated and amazing people! They provide much needed services not only locally but wherever needed across the US. When you see Harlan & Nancy's passion for what they do it is inspiring. Working with them this past year on a volunteer basis has been wonderful. So glad we've met them. We were able to hear first hand stories of how they've been able to not only help owners keep the pets they love, but also assist those that are grieving the loss of their beloved family friend. Remarkable orginization and all around wonderful, genuine people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For Paws helped me stay positive and work towards my goal of getting my dog Pearl's leg surgery. Without them it would have been a very lonely and daunting task. Now she's on the mend and the donations are helping to pay off the vet bill. Thanks for helping to keep us together!

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated a doggie wheel chair to For Paws Hospice. It was in very rough shape. They refurbished it and now a dog out in California is able to walk around and play due to their outstanding commitment to disabled pets.
Thank You Harlan!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without ForPaws Hospice Buddy wouldn't be walking and might of had to put him down because I didn't have the money for the surgery

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Harlan and Nancy are two of the most dedicated people I know who go above and beyond to help folks and their pets have long, enjoyable lives together. It has been such an honor and pleasure getting to know them and see their vision for reaching as many families in need as they possibly achieve.
Kudos to them for ALL that they do!!!!

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Editor

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with For Paws because our vision is simple: Keeping Pets and Their Families Together.

Animals are part of the fabric of our existence just as are those souls we meet and go to school with, marry and grow old with. And in the same way we experience them, they experience us, hospice is simply an extension of that relationship which serves both sides of the human animal bond.

I am honored to be involved with this organization.

Harlan Weikle
Director
For Paws Hospice

Adrianna I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

As a concerned citizen and animal rescuer, For Paws Hospice is an excellent community service organization. In the past couple of years, we have taken in perfectly lovable pets that have been dumped or abandoned due to economic hardship or just callousness. Whatever the reason, I know there have to be a percentage of those that would have preferred to keep their pets with some temporary assistance instead of surrendering or abandoning them.

Keep up the hearfilled efforts.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For Paws Hospice is known as a "port in the storm" for the clients who have reached out for assistance. Every client is appreciative of the help received. Service providers are always willing to go the extra mile for For Paws Hospice clients. The organization has received only positive feedback from every interaction. This group fills a tremendous need in the community, not just locally but across the United States.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with For Paws Hospice, Inc. a few months ago through Facebook and their involvement in the animal community, not only in our metropolitan area, but reaching out to animals and families in need across the nation, and offering their services, care, and expertise. I find them to be an organization of extreme integrity, pride, dedication, and commitment to their cause. I am a resident of Pinellas County FL, where For Paws Hospice is based, and I look forward to future involvement and personal support to their mission.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For Paws Hospice is absolutely one of the best organizations I have had the pleasure of working with. They work effortlessly to provide shelter medical care and save the lives of many animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Nancy and Harlan of Four Paws Hospice helped our L.H. Chihuahua (Gizmo) when she was crippled. We were so afraid that we would have to put her down due to her not being able to walk, and us not being able to afford the rehabilitation. They came through for her and us. We are ever so greatful the this organization.
Thank you for all you do for the dogs, and the families that love them!

Michael, Jeannette, and Gizmo

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Susan L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

they saved my rottie Angel....she at 13 1/2 yrs due to arthritis lost the ability to walk I was her legs until they lent me a doggy wheelchair for her...they were a blessing....u should have seen her face light up
when she had her "legs" again...wonderful giving people.

Review from Guidestar