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No Paw Left Behind

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: No Paw Left Behind is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of an all-volunteer team of pet rehabilitation specialists. All pets are housed in foster homes, affording us the greatest possible opportunity to provide individualized care and get to know our pets' personalities. This information helps us create customized rehabilitation programs and match the pets with the best possible forever homes. We accept dogs, cats, birds and small companion pets, regardless of breed, age, size, type or special need. If we have the resources to provide for the pet, they are welcomed into our program.

Results: At the end of 2015, we have proudly rescued, rehabilitated and placed close to 4000 dogs, cats, birds and small companion pets. Our #nopawalumni include survivors from a life on the streets, from high kill shelters, being hit by cars, sick with parvo and distemper, abandonment in the Everglades, from high profile criminal cruelty cases, and many more unfortunate situations which left them in need.

Target demographics: pets in extreme need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50-150 pets in dire need per year, the worst of the worst cases

Geographic areas served: in a network of foster homes across South Florida

Programs: rescue from the streets, foster homes, medical care, behavioral rehabilitation

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I worked with Ruthie from No Paws Left Behind when I adopted my beautiful little Lila. Ruthie brought her to me from Miami to Melbourne for a meet and greet and she was the most caring sweet person ever. She did not pressure me to adopt Lila but asked me if I wanted to foster her for a few weeks until I could see if she fit in with my other dogs. All went well and I highly recommend this group of wonderful volunteers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a small rescue who works wonders with very limited resources. Their foster homes are experts, who focus on a small number of pets and provide the very best rehabilitation. Amazing work ladies!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing rescue run by wonderful ladies! I am forever grateful of them for giving me my best friend

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with Ruthie, No Paw Left Behind, to adopt Bruno was amazing. It was an extremely stress free experience. Ruthie was so kind and patient to answer all our questions and concerns. Her main goal was to make sure that our family was the right fit for Bruno. This is our first adoption process and it went very smooth. We would definitely, definitely use No Paw Left Behind again. They are the absolute best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue and its founder are amazing.
I have adopted more than one of my beloved babies from them and my life is richer because of them all .
Love to all at No Paw Left Behind.

Joey6174

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Joey from No Paw Left Behind and I am so grateful that they provide such great love and kindness to these animals in need. The best service ever and he is the greatest dog and my best friend. What else could a girl ask for!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The best!! I was brought my puppy Joey 5 years ago. He was off the streets of Ft Lauderdale. When he came home he had been so loved by the wonderful people of No Paw Left Behind. I can't thank them enough for my furever buddy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Alex! I adopted Luna from the litter of puppies she rescued. Alex allowed me to visit her whenever I wanted until she had all her shots and was safe to take come. The pups and their mom were kept in such a happy healthy clean environment. Alex is truly great at what she does with no paw left behind and I couldn’t have asked for a smoother adoption process.

Karina G.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Jacquelyn is the definition of an animal rescuer. Knowledgable, caring, extremely dedicated, NO EGO, it's all about the animals. There's a real passion and so much love involved in everything she does. I speak from experience, being a rescuer myself and I can say with certainty that she is the real deal!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We looked high and low for a rescue puppy who would fit in with our crazy family. A friend pointed me in the direction of Ruthie, an amazing foster mom, at no paws left behind and the rest is history. 2 months later, Lupe is part of our family and currently on a summer road trip of the Carolinas with us. I cannot recommend this group enough!

Kristin M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our newest furry family member that had been rescued by this organization. We couldn't be happier with Foxy and/or No Paw Left Behind. They do such good work. This organization does an amazing job in rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for animals! I can tell that all of the volunteers I have met truly love animals and love what they are doing. They have inspired me to get more involved with them.

alifontana

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my love Daisy three years ago from No Paw Left Behind. She was rescued from a warehouse situation in Hialeah. Daisy kept trying to dominate my other dog so after 2 weeks I thought I was going to have to return her. With their advice and encouragement, I decided to give her more time to settle in. Soon after, everyone relaxed and now the 2 girls are best friends. I cannot imagine my life without Daisy. Thank you, No Paw!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet Daisy from No Paw Left Behind. The girl that fostered her (I think it was Amanda) was wonderful. She brought adaisy to meet my other dog and helped me introduce them. They also helped me with a few issues I had post adoption.
I love my Daisy girl! Thank you No Paw Left Behind!!! I am forever grateful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a 3 y.o. French Bulldog from them about 2 wks ago which was rescued from Miami Dade Animal Shelter by No Paw Left Behind. His whole body was ravaged with fungal infections, yeast infection, and demodex - hairless, scabby, red and very sore all over. They weren't even sure what breed of dog he was then! 6 months of their loving care, hard work and determination, Sumo is now a happy, sweet and loving part of our family. No Paw Left Behind truly does rescue animals that would have otherwise been left behind, and given no second chance in life. They also succeed in bringing out the best in each animal they rescue. Just too many wonderful things to say about this nonprofit organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great resource of information for rescue owners. This year we adopted two young kittens and Jacqueline was great helping us get oriented. Paws up!

Jerry E.

Advisor

Rating: 5

An extremely dedicated group of people who take on some very challenging cases of animals in need of homes. All the help provided in the care, rehabilitation and re-homing of their pets is done with the utmost concern for the welfare of the animals. They seek the best qualified veterinarians, trainers and fosters as they strive to heal and then place them ultimately with loving families. All done in a completely responsible manner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as a resource to find your pet companion.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you No Paw Left Behind for helping us find Rex! I love that this is an all foster rescue. Before adopting we got to spend time with Rex in his Foster's home where he was relaxed, so we really got to know him first. This rescue is awesome!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Furever GRATEFUL for *No Paw Left Behind* (NPLB) for rescuing my pup, and thanks to him, now Florida feels like HOME.

NPLB's volunteers were awesome too! They set us up for fostering success with food, supplies, and even training help!

So glad and happy that my pup got a new chance at life thanks to *No Paw Left Behind*!

Thank you *No Paw Left Behind* for bringing my dog and me together.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Milo almost a year ago. He was fearful of everything. We wanted to adopt him but needed to wait because our roof was being redone and the noise was horrendous. Amanda gave us the time to make sure it was quiet for Milo. No Paw Left Behind is a great rescue.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been picking dogs up off the streets since I was a kid and I am now in my fifth decade of life. I have met many people in the rescue business. However, this summer I found my favorite rescue. I picked up a lost dog and had him for a week. I was desperately looking for a rescue to help me. Not a single one stepped up ( even several I donated to) except No Paw Left Behind. From the moment I met JJ and Amanda, I knew they were the real deal. It was so apparent to me that it was all about the animals. They took Charlie and treated him like family from day one. They knew how distraught I was that I could not keep him and they were so patient and kind with me. They sent me updates and tons of pictures. I have followed them since then and have witnessed how hard they work to make the lives of animals better. They also educate children about caring for animals. They lead by example. Maybe one day the world will be a better place if we have more people just like them.
On top of that, Charlie ended up being adopted by his foster. They were so excited to tell me and I did cry with tears of joy. Thanks No Paw Left Behind.

2 Ruthie E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience with No Paw Left Behind was when they helped me with 2 small dogs that were in desperate need of medical attention after their elderly owner was evicted. No Paw jumped in to help no questions asked.
I have volunteered with No Paw Left Behind for about a year now. One of the first projects I helped with was with the 16 Hialeah warehouse dogs. All large breed mutts some of which are seniors. We vetted and placed all 16 (one is still in foster) large dogs in loving homes. This shows how much love this organization has for all pets.
I was lucky to find such a great group of volunteers that support each other and love the animals in their care as their own while they wait for their forever homes!

2 Michelle352

Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the love and care of those that work for and volunteer their time to save these lost animals. It is my privilege to know that there are so many at No Paw Left Behind that are willing to give so much of their time, energy and resources.