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Lost Paws Rescue of Texas

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Animal rescue and adoptions

Target demographics: Homeless animals find their new humans and live happily ever after

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 600 dogs and cats find new homes.

Geographic areas served: Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Hood and Collin County areas

Programs: Dog and cat foster care, health recovery time for those with more serious illnesses, such as heart worms. We also dedicate a % of our foster to seniors and those overlooked at shelters.

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our fur baby at Lost Paws and couldn't be happier! When I saw a picture of the puppy I fell in love with on their website, I sent an inquiry email and they were very quick to respond. I had some follow-up questions, and again, they were quick to respond and very informative. The communication was great! The pick-up was easy and they provided a ton of useful information to help settle in our new family member. We are so in love with our new fur baby, Cannoli! Thank you Lost Paws!

1 Meagan W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost paws was really awesome. They answered my e mails and even suggested a dog for us that we later adopted. Their foster to adopt program is a very good idea if you have any reservations when considering adoption. They were even there for us after we took the dog home and went the extra mile to help with any issues. The are the best rescue in North Texas.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family had a great experience with Lost Paws. They were very responsive when inquiring about a potential adoption and provided us with thorough information to help us in making our decision. We were delighted to welcome the cutest and most lovable puppy to our family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost Paws Rescue of Texas was awesome!

Our family decided to adopt a dog after over 20 years of not having a family pet. The adoption process was frustrating for us since we had never adopted a dog before. Online adoption applications submitted with no responses, no responses to emails sent, no returned telephone calls, the addition of certain requirements not in the animal's description, etc. At certain times over a two week period, it seemed that purchasing a dog would be a much easier and less frustrating process.

We then discovered an Australian Shepherd Mix who had been rescued by Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. Another online adoption submitted and an actual, timely response. Over a two week period there was an actual response. Lost Paws Rescue of Texas seemed to be different than the others we had dealt with. The dog we had initially inquired about was going to be adopted by another family. We were then asked if we were interested in another dog from the same family. The email even included a picture of the dog. We said yes. The entire adoption process with Lost Paws Rescue of Texas was professional. There are not enough accolades to express our satisfaction with them. I will end this review the same way it started: Lost Paws Rescue of Texas was awesome!

1 Kim M.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost Paws was an amazing nonprofit! Our adoption experience couldn’t have been better. They were very quick to respond to questions that I emailed them, and I’ll be sure to recommend Lost Paws to my friends!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost Paws Rescue of Texas is a wonderful organization! The application process was thorough, yet simple and quick. Once approved, we were able to meet and adopt Coco, a miniature Shih Tzu. Coco is so cute and cuddly, which is just what we were looking for, and she has been a friend to our other rescue, Bentally. We are so blessed and grateful for the work Lost Paws is doing and would recommend them to anyone looking to adopt!

1 Marie Yanalavage B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got Clark at the very beginning of the pandemic and it could not have been better timing. I lost my shitzu- weenie mix on March 4th and was not planning on adopting so soon and then pictures of went up of the puppies from Clark’s litter. We fell in love and am so happy! Lost paws makes adopting easy-unlike some of the other adoption agencies we reached out to. I highly recommend Lost paws and am so grateful for what they do to help these animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is great, friendly, prompt and has the best dogs to add to your family. I had been looking for about a month and had reach out to two other organizations and fortunately did not adopt from them. I found Lost Paws Rescue of Texas on Pet finder and fell in love with a dog named Alfie (pic with scarf). I reached out immediately and had a response within, I would say 1 to 2 hours. It just so happened that Saturday (5/16/2020) they were having a meet and greet in Frisco. We met Alfie and he jumped right into our truck. It was meant to be! We couldn't be any happier, our hearts are full. I would recommend this organization to anyone looking for a fur baby!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our newest fur family member from lost paws, and it was a wonderful experience. We did everything virtually and through email. They promptly answered any questions we had, and were very patient as we went through the process. I have recommended them to friends already!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our new furbaby from Lost Paws. Their communication was fast and friendly. Their heart for these amazing animals needing a good furever home was clear and I'm so thankful to have found them and our sweet (and spunky) puppy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our sweet Oreo from Lost Paws. They were so easy to work with and were great at communicating.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Not impressed with their lack of information and vague communication to interested adopters. Customer service and overall friendliness could improve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had the best experience with Lost Paws! They were quick to respond to all of my questions and we were thrilled to find our little Olive! She’s been the BEST little dog and we are so happy with our experience. I will continue to share the rescue info for anyone looking!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to have worked with Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. They were so organized, reliable, prompt and easy to work with! Malibu is the missing piece to our family puzzle and we are so grateful to Lost Paws for helping us find her.

1 Tara Wright W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thrilled to have adopted from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. They were by far the most on top of it rescue to work with. They were prompt, reliable and honest. I will be referring all my friends and family to them. Our little Annie Jo has completed our family and our hearts are so full. Thanks, Lost Paws for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I just adopted our new fur daughter Lucy from Lost Paws and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The communication with Lost Paws is unmatched. We had been trying to adopt for months and had had terrible experiences with a number of other dog rescues around the area (never got back with us, had the wrong information on their site, etc.) Lost Paws reviewed our application within a day, we agreed on a pickup time/day for Lucy, and the foster mom was there promptly at the time we agreed on and the whole process is super easy! Lucy was obviously well cared for before I got her and she definitely will continue to be! Thanks Lost Paws!

1 John S.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a great experience adopting our little guy from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas! They travelled to Laredo to rescue a van load of great dogs and we saw this one on the video they posted on Facebook. We contacted Lost Paws and they kept in touch with us as he was checked out medically and neutered. The adoption process was easy and convenient and we highly recommend Lost Paws for anyone looking for a new family member!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our family member just over a week ago and we couldn't be happier with the whole process! After much research and a lot of disappointments with other rescue organizations (no email, no phone call, no acknowledgement to our inquiry about a pet), Donna from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas emailed back the same day and within a few hours concerning our inquiry. She answered our questions and set up an appointment in a very timely manner. They followed through with everything they promised. We met Benji (fka Sherlock) and fell in love! There is definitely an advantage in adopting a dog that comes from a foster home. Benji is housebroken, affectionate, good with other animals, and already knew how to use our doggie door! The adoption process was easy but thorough. I appreciate that there is a vetting procedure for the adoption process. We love that Benji has found his 'furever' home! We highly recommend Lost Paws Rescue of Texas!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I fell in love with Shelby's little face on a website. Her name was Pearl at the time. I submitted an application and they got back to me within less than 12 hours that she would be mine. I felt like I had won the lottery.

The volunteer who helped me Donna, went way above anything I could have imagined as far as helping me pick her up, including finding me a very cheap flight, and meeting me at the airport with my new dog. They made it so very easy for me. It was in early February before everything shut down, so I flew in on a morning flight. Met Donna and Shelby with my new and empty carryon and we got on our return flight. My round trip flight was $99. Shelby's one way flight was $125. So worth it.

Its now two months later and I'm completely smitten with this little sassy brat. We are still getting to know each other and haven't learned yet how to play together, but I'm so looking forward to spending time with Shelby.

Now, I'm helping my friend find her own little rescue dog and the first place I looked was Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. I just love them!

1 Karina R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been so easy to work with this nonprofit! They have been amazing every step of the way. We lost our sweet pup a few months ago and we were so ready to adopt a new fur baby. Lost paws cares so much for their animals and they make sure they go to a good home

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our puppy from Lost Paws Rescue. She was saved from a kill shelter and we are ever so grateful for all their work in saving these pups. I worked with Donna who was very patient and worked to help us find the right furever family pet. Our puppy has had her shots and was very well cared for. We received all her veterinary documentation. I highly recommend this rescue group! They truly care about each animal and finding the right home❤️

1 songrl

Client Served

Rating: 5

April fools day was no joke this year as my husband and I found our perfect match through the great work of Lost Paws of Texas. Bethany is our third adopted dog & the entire process was flawless. The communication about her temperament & where she came from was excellent. She is the perfect match for us & the entire process of adopting her was flawless right from the start.
Thank you for making our lives whole again!

1 Simon G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were very please to adopt Carson, a small Dachshund puppy from Lost Paws Rescue and we could not be more happy to add this little chap to our family. Thank you LPR.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted a puppy from Lost Paws and couldn’t be happier. Our puppy was clearly well cared for and well socialized and adjusted while he was in their care. Our puppy, Max, is a joy and we were so glad to find a rescue organization that was still offering animals for adoption during quarantine. The post adoption care that Lost Paws offers is also beyond anything I expected. We will definitely look to Lost Paws for any future family pets and recommend them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted my first dog from Lost Paws back in 2005. It was such a positive experience, when our 16 yr old terrier mix died this past January, we contacted Lost Paws again. I initially asked about a puppy on their website but she had already been adopted. They let me know some other puppies would be available in 6 weeks or so. I kept in touch and they contacted me when the puppies were ready for adoption. We choose this precious little girl. We couldn’t be any happier. She is pure joy and gets along so well with our other dogs. From the first day she already knew how to use the dog door and use the bathroom outside. We couldn’t believe how smart she is. Her foster family must have taken very good care of her. Lost Paws of Texas is a great place to adopt from and I appreciate how hard they work to rescue and adopt out so many cats and dogs.

1 Andrew S.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

We contacted Lost Paws after reviewing their website. We sent an email, and received a reply within 24 hours.

We filled out the forms, and the following day, met the pup in person. She was as sweet as could be, a little shy, but that was noted in her bio.

The dog was healthy and well adjusted. The description was accurate. She had been cared for well during her foster stay.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic rescue that will make sure you are matched with the right dog! Our family had been looking for a fur baby for a while and found Lost Paws online. I so appreciated the way they read my application and made sure that we were matched with the right fit based on our lifestyle and our requests. We found the PERFECT dog and couldn't be happier. It is very apparent that they take the best of care of their animals. Thank you, Lost Paws!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I looked around for quite some time for my new baby, Todd. In these dark days of Covid-19 restrictions, working from home has presented itself as the PERFECT time to adopt this sweet baby, while giving him a normal and healthy routine in life. Lost Paws Rescue of Texas had so many sweet babies to consider and it was hard to not take all of them home. Rest assured, Donna helped and guided me towards the perfect little guy and I can't be more thankful! I had a lot of questions and Donna made the adoption process an easy and pleasant experience. Honestly, I had never heard of Lost Paws before, but I will definitely recommend them to anyone who wants their next dog. I wanted to make sure Todd was the right fit for me and vice versa. There was an optional trial period and that made me feel so much better about my decision. Obviously, Todd is a keeper and that just made it that much easier. Thank you so much, Lost Paws! You guys rock and it is clear you are in this for the right reasons; to find these precious babies the perfect, loving home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to thank Lost Paws Rescue of Texas for all of the love and time they give to these animals who so desperately need good homes. We got to take home sweet Precious this past weekend, and every step of the process was really wonderful. Donna answered all of my questions I had and was such a great help. They gave me the medications the vet subscribed for her after she was spayed and made sure she was healthy and ready to go home with us. I could tell her Foster mom was so kind and gentle with her while she was in her care. She is such a Godsend, and I am grateful to Lost Paws Rescue of Texas!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Bella (Annabel) from Lost Paws and had an amazing experience. They took great care of our baby and ensured we were appropriately prepared to take-on the role of being Bella’s forever family. Lost Paws communicated quickly and efficiently. They were kind and caring toward the dogs, but also the families. I highly recommend finding your fur baby with Lost Paws.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got the privilege of adopting this sweet pup mid January and he is just perfect! He definitely rescued me! Love him so much and the process was really easy! Could not be happier!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience with Lost Paws of Texas! I emailed Lost Paws and got a response almost immediately from Donna. The process moved quickly for us to get our precious puppy Maverick (came with name Brazos). When picking him up we were given a folder with his medical records along with a lot of useful information about taking care of him - Feeding, training, what to expect when we got home, list of vets they partner with. He is too young to be neutered, but his puppy shots along with neutering were included in the very reasonable adoption fee. We would absolutely adopt from Lost Paws again in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our long time dog passed away and we missed having a fur baby in our family. We started looking on petfinder and found a pet from Lost Paws of Texas. We contacted them through email and heard back from Donna right away.

When we went to the adoption event, all of the volunteers were so helpful and knowledgeable. They knew each dog’s behavior and personality and you can see their love for them.

We found our new fur baby. He is healthy and doing great! Donna was very patient with us and we had a great experience. We highly recommend Lost Paws.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Jasper through Lost Paws of Texas. Best decision EVER! We had recently lost our 14 yr old doxie, Mick Mick and I was devastated. I knew we had so much more love to give and there were so many babies needing FURever homes. Lost Paws worked with us on timing to make sure we had the opportunity to adopt Jasper. He is such a handsome and smart boy. Within days he was doing basic commands. He rings the bell to go outside to potty, loves to run and play fetch and he can now catch a ball in mid air. He is spoiled to the core and we couldn’t imagine life without him. Thank you Lost Paws for what you do and for bringing Jasper into our lives

Client Served

Rating: 1

So disappointed in the misrepresentation by Lost Paws in our adoption process. We were made to believe our new dog was house trained and that is not the case. Make sure you ask ALL the right questions before adopting. It’s unfortunate that they are not fully transparent with their adoptive families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited the Petsmart in Southlake with my teenage daughters for the Lost Paws Rescue Adoption event. There were many volunteers there; all smiles and friendly greetings. Once we saw a dog we were interested in, we were able to sit down with him with the help of Donna, a volunteer handler. She was very patient with him and he was very fond of her. He warmed up to us pretty quickly and we introduced him to our family dog. The meeting went well and we left with a beautiful new addition to the family. Donna was very thorough in talking through the contract and specific vet info for our pup. I feel like she educated us well, not only about our pup's needs and personality, but also about the organization. She even found a dog food coupon for us so we could lay in some supplies before we left. This pup is healthy and a very happy guy. Great experience!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. The people are so nice and so quick in answering questions. When I met Frasier (was named Bourbon by the rescue) at PetSmart for the potential adoption of him, it didn't take long before I was hooked. Actually, I was pretty much hooked ahead of time by his profile photo, but he totally clinched the deal with his awesome personality ... so loving, playful, calm and well-behaved. He is such a joy.

As the adoption process comes to a close, a folder is given to the adopter with all the animal's information as well as so much valuable information about one's new family member, very detailed and helpful.

I am so pleased with my new boy and I thank everyone involved. I'm pretty sure he and I were a match made in Heaven. Thank you LPRoT for a job well done.

Thank you so much.

1 Heather Roden C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Jo-Jo (then called Misty) from LPOTx April 2019. She did not know what a doggie toy was, would not play with our other small dog, never knew how to take a treat from our hands, very little socialization really. She bit each of us on the hand at least once while trying to pet her when we first got her (ouch!), and she would bolt out the door if we left it ajar even the slightest bit. Skinny and terrified is how I would describe her.
Now she loves to cuddle up in bed with me, loves her toys, has taken over our couch, knows the joy of free-play with our older dog and loves all of us. She has wiggled her way into our hearts, and we love her so much. Today a huge milestone was reached when she stood in front of the wide-open front door and stayed inside on voice command only. She has come a long way in just a few months. She is spoiled and we are so enjoying this feisty older lady. Thank you LPOTx for helping us find our love - we appreciate Yvette and everything she does so selflessly for the dogs. You are an angel, along with your team of volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with LPRoT for several years. Initially, I liked the mission and came to the rescue through my wife's employer. Almost immediately, my volunteer time became more of a mission than simply fulfilling time. Yvette and her staff/long-time volunteers have created such a wonderful refuge for lost and abandon animals. Her facility, where the animals are kept, is top notch. She has established relationships with several veterans that provide the animals excellent care. Many of the animals have received little or no care most of their lives. What really impresses me is the qualification process prospective families go through before they take a LPRoT animal home. Yvette wants to make sure both the animal and the family are given the best chance to establish a loving and safe environment for all involved. This process has evolved since 2005 when she started. Finally, Yvette and her staff reach out to shelters across the state to find animals who might otherwise be put down to give them all a second chance at a safe and loving home. Great mission. Excellent care. Responsible adoptio. Far reaching impact. Well done and keep up the great work. It is a pleasure to be a small part of this honorable and effective effort.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Lost Paws for several years and have seen first-hand what a truly wonderful organization it is. Yvette Garza embodies an almost indescribable combination of compassion, integrity, commitment, and boundless energy. She inspires those around her to provide the best care possible for the dogs while also working to find happy forever homes for them. She is a stickler for doing things the right way, and that quality filters down and throughout the Lost Paws culture. This organization’s unbelievable track record of success over 15+ years speaks volumes about how well-run it is. I proudly support Lost Paws and consider it a privilege to get to play a very small part in helping Yvette and the team accomplish their mission.

2 Joy T.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came to volunteer for Lost Paws Rescue of Texas thinking I would volunteer a little bit here and there. I then started working at the adoption events and I was hooked. There is nothing better than watching a new pet parent leave with their new furry best friend by their side. I’ve been volunteering for over 2 years now and it still gives me that warm fuzzy feeling. The dedication of this family owned rescue is a true inspiration. Hundreds of dogs are given great homes every year.

2 Lisa R R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lost Paws is a family owned adoption organization, that excels in finding homes for pets. The quality of care of the dogs that the dogs receive is wonderful. They are always there for the families that adopt; not for just the day of adoption, but for always.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lost Paws of Texas takes dogs and cats from my rural shelter. Companion pets that no one wants, and they fully vaccinate, spay and neuter, and take care of any medical needs. Lost Paws has saved so many from my little rural shelter they are truly a God send. Every dog or cat they have taken in gets adopted and which is something wonderful. Without Lost Paws these dogs and cats would not be in homes with people that love them. Thank you Lost Paws of Texas for all you do

1 Rosie K C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

WE got our two beautiful white kitties from Lost Paws about 7 years ago and about 3 years ago we found a dog running loose on the highway in Mississippi and finding that he wasn't chipped and could not locate his owner, as lovely as he was he really was a threat to the cats, he was fast and spry! So I contacted a few local rescues and no one could take him, so I called Lost Paws, and she said just bring him to our Saturday event and we will gladly take him. It wasn't 2 weeks later after they figured out his neat personality and gave him a great name, he was adopted into a good family with no cats. Many thanks for saving us on this one, he was a cute dog, I hope he is still running around and happy as he was when we had him. Thanks Lost Paws!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful group!! They worked with us to find a support animal for our daughter. They knew their furry babies and introduced her to the perfect fur friend! Our new baby showed no signs of stress coming into a new home so we knew they had loved on her well! They have a process to make sure their babies are getting good homes but made it easy to adopt and best of all they get excited to see her when she visits them!! I highly recommend anyone wanting a new friend talk to Lost Paws!

2 Marvin H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost Paws is the way it should be done! From the get-go. They make sure the animals are healthy and treated by a vet before they are ever put up. Their trial adoption is wonderful. Been living with my fur friend for 6 years now and could not be happier.
I like Yvette and Lost Paws so much, I signed up for regular contributions. Guess I better go back and increase my donations.
Thanks Yvette! Gucci and I were made for each other. Staff, volunteers and website are great.
Marvin Holland

2 Sonia-Arti A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It takes a whole new level of selflessness to what these guys do. We might go, volunteer a few hours but they do this everyday.. It's not easy to handle them all, provide them with a loving home, feed them and LOVE them unconditionally. A big shout out to you guys.. thank you for doing this.. keeping humanity alive.

#Adoptdontshop

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Donor

Rating: 5

We first met Yvette with Lost Paws Rescue Of Texas In December 2009. We were searching the Petfinder website for a female Dachshund and were connected to Lost Paws. We were excited that they had a beautiful little red female dachshund and Yvette arranged for us to meet her right away. It was love at first sight and we adopted her (Lily). We kept in touch with Yvette, including occasionally texting her pictures, and would go see her yearly at a local adopt a pet event. Six years later we decided that Lily might be more active if she had a fur sibling. This time I went straight to the Lost Paws site and I was excited to see that they had a small female Dachshund available. Yvette was excited to hear from me and to know that we were looking for a sister for Lily. We took Lily to meet her (Gracie) to make sure the match was okay with Lily. They were sisters the moment they met and we brought Gracie home that day. They are both amazing little girls and we love them to pieces. Because of Yvette's tireless efforts to help dogs and cats find homes, we have two beautiful little dogs who are a very important part of our life. Yvette rescued both of our girls from Dallas Animal Services which gave them a much higher chance of being adopted. We will be forever grateful to Yvette for that act of kindness.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

Lost Paws of TX is a great organization that helps find loving homes for rescued animals. We are so fortunate to have met Yvette through Lost Paws Rescue. My husband has severe allergies and Yvette was willing to let us take home a dog on a trial basis to ensure he was a good fit for our family. We immediately fell in love with our new pet, Cloud. My children were so touched by Yvette's kindness and love for animals that they even donated their birthday money to Lost Paws Rescue of TX.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost ten years ago, I met my darling "Cheyenne Affenpinscher", now often called "Siani" ("Shawny"), on "Petfinder." The second I saw her magical elfin face and dainty wee body, my heart soared. Then a complete sentence formed itself in my mind: "Wherever you are, I am coming for you." And so, guided by love, our most wonderful adventure began.
Cheyenne had been rescued from a mill and was being fostered in Texas; I lived in Toronto, Canada - with no passport and burdened by a dire fear of flying. Yet without hesitating, I applied successfully for Cheyenne, got the passport, and the flight day finally arrived: snow storm in January - big, big snow storm. But it was warm and clear at the Dallas airport, which is where I met a most wonderful woman, Yvette Garza from Lost Paws of Texas. With her was the smallest, cutest, most magical little elf of a dog I could ever even imagine. Yet there she was, before my very eyes! Back to Toronto we flew, that very same day, and - once we could finally land in the thick, swirling snow - we began our charmed lives together.
I am a therapist and Siani comes to work with me. Now sixteen, this tiny, calm, sweet, funny, gentle, serene, kind little dog continues to soothe and enchant people of all ages. Often, she brings a toy out and drops it at the feet of her chosen human playmate, as if to say, "Why talk when you can play?" She brings wide smiles and heartfelt joy everywhere she goes. She is especially fond of children, seeking out their open nature and gentle touch.
I am beyond blessed to share my life with this beautiful, miraculous little being.
Lost Paws of Texas, the world is immeasurably better for having you in it, as are those who owe their precious lives to you, including my beloved Siani. Through you, she and I "rescued" each other, and I am more grateful to you, Yvette, and Lost Paws of Texas than words can ever say.

Love from MJ and Siani

Review from Guidestar

4 Tellie-Jaime R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best rescue in the Metroplex and beyond.... Yvette the founder helps dogs from all over the area as far as Amarillo. I have adopted from them and I have been fostering for them for the last 7-8 years. They are dedicated people that would do whatever it takes for these dogs.... They have adoption events every weekend in several locations and the volunteers are excellent. I would recommend this rescue in a heartbeat....best rescue in DFW!

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Lost Paws about 13 years ago. I had recently lost one of my precious "babies" to cancer and had no plans of getting another, but still always looked at the animals at the adoption events at PetSmart when we would go in for supplies for out other furkids.

There was a one there that just stole my heart! Her name was Gretchen. She was a Doxie mix and she had on a cone of shame because she had surgery on a back leg. She only weighed about 10 lbs. I asked if I could take her out of her cage and hold her and Yvette, the Directer of Lost Paws, brought her to me and started telling me her story.

Gretchen had been found in the bushes at an apartment complex by a worker. She was so emaciated and weak that when they rescued her, the shelter didn't expect her to live, so they didn't give her vaccinations at first. She was a fighter and proved them wrong. She had soft tissue damage to her back legs, so Lost Paws was trying to have that taken care of. That was why she had on the "cone of shame".

It was almost Christmas and my husband and I were getting ready to leave town for a week, but I got Yvette's card before I left. My husband was not extremely thrilled. I just couldn't get that sweet pup out of my mind. When we returned, I called Yvette to at least see how Gretchen was doing.

My husband relented to the extent of saying that perhaps we could "foster" her. Of course, I IMMEDIATELY called Yvette and she agreed to allow us to foster Gretchen through her recovery. In the long run we foster failed and adopted that sweet little girl. She was the light of my life for another 12 years before she crossed the rainbow bridge.

Through Gretchen I came to know the wonderful work that Lost Paws Rescue of Texas does. I have done some volunteer work for them. I have become friends with Yvette and know how dedicated she is to Lost Paws and to the animals she rescues. She always puts the animals first, which truly can't be said about rescue groups. As i n Gretchen's case, she will go above and beyond to give them the best life possible once they come under the Lost Paws umbrella.

I have found a couple of strays over the years that have not been claimed. Yvette has taken them in to Lost Paws and found them wonderful, loving forever homes. I am so grateful to Yvette and to Lost Paws and all of the volunteers for all that they do.

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so lucky to find Lost Paws when we were looking for a fur baby. We thought we wanted one family dog...Yvette had another idea. We saw a picture online of a sweet Shih tzu/Bichon mix dog and asked to meet her. Yvette brought the one we saw and her sister to meet us and said we could choose one or both. In the end we fell in love with both of them and could not separate them. We believe in the work that Lost Paws does and have stayed in touch with Yvette over the years, she boards our babies while we are out of town (even a new one we added)! It is so comforting to know they are in such good hands while we are away. This organization does such good work and we are so thankful!

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3 Sujit B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters and I have been volunteering with Lost Paws for over 2 years now. We are proud to be part of such a great group of people who provide such love and support for the animals in our community. We love the fact that it is a 'No Kill' shelter and they save so many lives and help promote loving homes and families. As Mahatma Gandhi said, "societies are often judged by how they treat their animals" and we are happy to try to make the world a better place.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have used Lost Paws Rescue for the past 15 years and can honestly say they are the best. They care for all their animals before and are diligent in finding the right home for the animals. The dogs are vaccinated before adoption and very well cared for... I fostered a dog 10 years ago for them that had heart worm for 4 months. Lost Paws paid for all her vet care and checked up on her frequently. Of course I fell in love with her, adopted her and named her Izzy. She is still with us along with Gracie who is also from Lost Paws Rescue...
Yvette is a great leader and cares deeply about the shelter which is very important. Whenever I am ready to adopt I let her know in advance of the type of dog I am looking for. She has a fabulous memory and remembers the personalities of the previous dogs that we have adopted and tries to match up their personalities so we get the right fit for our family, We will always use Lost Paws for all of our adoption needs. They also board too!

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

So thankful for Lost Paws! After the heartbreaking loss of our previous dog, we knew we wanted to adopt another rescue when the time was right. I found Lost Paws and knew right away they would be able to help! Not all rescue organizations are created equal I can personally attest that Lost Paws is top notch! They truly care about their rescues and work tirelessly to find the best fit for both the family and pet.

Donna and the team listened to our needs and we worked together to find the right dog. They not only love the dogs, they KNOW the dogs. Trudy was exactly what we were looking for and no doubt she was loved and well cared for while in foster care! She settled right in with us and we couldn’t be happier with the entire process.

Thank you Lost Paws, for all you do to give these angels a second chance for a forever home! We will be back soon for another furry friend!

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost Paws Rescue of Texas are doing special work. The volunteers work tirelessly to unite the perfect animal with the perfect forever family and loving home. They spread so much love and joy to the greater communities.

We were thrilled to find out they also board. Our fur babies can spend time in a place where they are loved, protected, get to enjoy fresh air, and have fun.

As a side note, my husband had been traveling extensively for work and our son had become fearful to sleep alone at night. It had gotten to the point where I didn’t know how to help him. From the moment he saw a very special wounded rescue dog, he was a new boy. He went from being afraid to be in his bedroom at night to looking forward to his snuggle time with “his baby.”
Thanks Lost Paws Rescue of Texas! We’re not sure who was “rescued”, our fur babies or us!

Review from Guidestar

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization of the highest level. The leadership of Yvette allows for the fully volunteer staff to focus on hundreds of adoptions of dogs and cats every year. Her commitment to rescuing animals from shelters that would otherwise not be noticed is unmatched in the DFW area. I volunteered for 7 years and was committed to the success of Lost Paws as an elite self funded organization. There is never a dollar that is spent that doesn't go directly to helping save a pets life. I know any money received will be going to the right place to do the most good!

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3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so happy with our adoption of our little girl! She is such a love. She was in great shape when we got her and very healthy. She has adjusted so well with all our other animals. We would adopt from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas again.

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog from the Lost Paws rescue about a half year ago. She is the sweetest dog we could ever have.
We are very happy with my dog and we have to leave our dog with Yvette, the founder of the organization from time to time on traveling. My dog is very happy to be there and the only place I do not have to worry about our dog. This shows how much love and care are put into animals. All vaccinations are up to date and spayed/neutered at the time of adoption.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 3 dogs from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas over the last 13 years.
We will only adopt from them because of the care they give to animals and the way they care for them before, during and after the adoption process.
Founder Yvette Garza’s tireless dedication to this Charity and her organization of the volunteers and foster parents is amazing to see, Lost Paws is the only animal rescue we will use or recommend.

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Eight years ago, my husband and I just happened upon an adoption event that PetSmart was having that day. That's when we saw and immediately fell in love with our sweet puppy, Liffey. We then had the pleasure of working with the Lost Paws volunteers and Yvette directly. They were all absolutely incredible to work with, especially Yvette! This organization is amazing and the work they do is essential.

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an adopter who was so impressed with this organization and its founder that I have also been a volunteer for the last 3 years. I adopted a sweet scruffy mess at an event who has turned out to be such a delight. He is a certified AKC therapy dog and makes regular visits to hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, schools and even to the Special Olympics this year. I have found Lost Paws to be extremely genuine in their mission to find new homes to those others discard. They are a 100% volunteer org and not one cent goes to salary- it all goes to the animals. They are at adoption events every sat come rain or shine trying to get them adopted so they can make a Monday morning trip to the kill shelters and pull more animals out. They take in animals from all over Texas where smaller cities have no rescues and high euthanasia rates. They will find homes for the slightly imperfect, the seniors, the small ones, the cute ones, the ordinary and the ones that others pass by because they may have to get them healthy. Yvette has dedicated her life for the last 13 years to serving these animals and I am in awe of what she continues to do now with taking on the pregnant females and their puppies so they are not euthanized immediately at the shelters.

Review from Guidestar

2

Client Served

Rating: 1

I had been looking to adopt a dog for several month and contacted Lost Paws to inquire about one that I was interested in. I received an email response stating they were having an event in Lewisville at Petsmart. I attended the event and the dog I inquired about had been adopted. They said they had a similar sized dog who maybe a good fit for me. After meeting the dog I decided to take it home for a 2 week “trial” period. I was not given any information about the dog’s medical history and was told that that would be provided after I adopted. I asked about his behavior and was told he was shy but would warm up quickly. They stated he uses a doggy door at the foster and gave me no indication that he may have any trouble. I took the dog home and initially things went well but soon the dog started having bloody diarrhea and such extreme anxiety that he would not leave the apartment. I would take him outside for extended periods of time and he would not go potty, but would have an accident as soon as he got back in the house. He would not eat or drink anything and progressively more lethargic. I made multiple attempts and left multiple messages for Lost Paws but never heard a response. I finally opted to take the dog to the vet. He required subcutaneous fluids and antibiotics. I was told if the dog continues to refuse to drink then he needed to come back for kidney function test. The vet noticed the dog’s eye was glazed (something I had asked about at the rescue event and told it was fine) and told me it was likely an infection and the dog needed a full eye exam. Finally roughly 8 hours after my first phone call to the rescue I got a call back. I explained to them all of the behavior and medical issues I was having with the dog and they said I could bring him back the follow day. I meet them in Frisco with paper work from the vet, all of the medications and supplies I got for the dog. They seemed uninterested in discussing the suggestions the vet provided. They did not even seem appreciative that the dog got care or concerned about his well-being. They never offered to reimburse me for the cost of medical care for the dog or offered up an apology or even a thank you. I was heartbroken giving back that sweet little dog. I began to look online (something I should of done before trying to adopt through them) and saw other reviewers who echoed my experience. This whole experience was traumatic for both me and the sweet little dog I quickly grew to care about. My sadness was only compounded by the fact that I didn’t feel confident that he was going back to a place that would properly meet his needs.