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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

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

pinevalley42

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had seen a photo on your site and inquired into the dog that was being shown as an adoptable dog. Ruthie went above and beyond the call to help me adopt my beautiful Lila. She kept answering all my email questions and was even willing to bring Lila up to me which was quite a distance for her to do a meet and greet. That went very well and I went on to adopt my beautiful little girl. No other rescue has done that for me. I think No paw left behind is a wonderful rescue group.

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has adored 2 puppies, and then I later adopted a kitten from these awesome people. Such amazing animals, and the fosters kept in touch and helped wh any questions or issues I ever had. Great agency that really cares!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization does an amazing job in rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for animals!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue works none stop!

Finding homes and places of comfort for countless dogs and cats is a never ending process. They never shy away from hopeless cases....CindyLou was thrown out of a window in Miami but this pup was rescued by No Paw Left Behind and lovingly nursed back to health.

Cindy Lou is just one example of how this Non Profit works, with love and commitment!



4 Tiara F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a pleasant experience with No Paw Left Behind from start to finish. I adopted Carl in 2011 when he was 1 year old. He was my best friend, came to college with me and went literally everywhere I went. He was loved by everyone who met him. I'm greatful for No Paw Left Behind every day that they brought us together. They were there for me 4 years later when Carl was diagnosed with lymphoma. Allex helped me immensely emotionally, and Jacquelyn shared Carl's story on No Paw Left Behinds Facebook page to help me spread word about his chemotherapy fund. The people who are a part of this organization are truly animal lovers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My nieces Amanda and Ashley Grimme' have been volunteering with No Paw Left Behind for a number of years now. I watch and learn how so many dogs are abandoned in the streets, or just dropped off at shelters with no futures guaranteed. It is hard to understand such cruelty. No Paw Left Behind goes above and beyond to help these animals get medical treatment if needed , feel loved again and then proceeds to find them loving homes. My nieces have fostered numerous dogs and cats. Recently they fostered a very pregnant dog who gave birth 2 days later in their home to 13 puppies...all of whom they helped deliver, nurture, raise funds for their vaccinations and then they found all 13 puppies and the sweet mother wonderful homes. I watch videos my nieces send me ( I live in New jersey) of the foster puppies and dogs and cats....so I can see their progress ..I have to say my nieces fall in love with these animals and so do I ..I don't know how they give them up to their new owners..although there are tears shed...including mine!! I am so proud of Amanda and Ashley and everyone involved with No Paws Left Behind...They are truly an amazing group of people...I have 2 dogs now..or I would adopt another!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

No Paw Left Behind helped us to find the perfect dog. We were looking for a dog that some people would consider less desireable but good with family, neighbors, other animals, kids. Jacqueline at No Paw Left Behind was by far the easiest and most straight forward group we talked to. Nina, a 6 year old dog who spend some time in the Miami Dade shelter needed a home immediately and Jacqueline went to all extremes to help us, including transporting Nina from FL to RI for her new home by the beach. Every question we had about Nina she had a direct and precise answer and all of the necessary documentation, vaccinations and anything else we could think of in order. Nina is the happiest dog ever, we couldn't have asked for anything else.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

No Paw Left Behind takes on the tough cases rescuing animals needing a lot of medical attention and rehabilitation, ones less likely to be saved because they need more help than most rescues can provide. I have seen them take broken animals making them whole again with medical miracles and lots of love in foster care until they find their new home. Their awesome volunteers are committed to saving animals who have little hope for survival otherwise. They helped my aggressive dog train to become a Canine Good Citizen and rescued our dog Lucky so we could bring him home. It is an honor to work with such an amazing rescue.

3 Marina Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We found a stray puppy who ate a copper penny. The vet advised us he would need immediate surgery to remove the penny because it was deteriorating inside the puppy and could kill him any minute. The animal hospital we took him to told us that they wouldn't pay or assist in paying for the surgery since it was going to be $3,800 and they don't pay that much for strays. No Paw Left Behind without hesitation coughed up $2,000 (their last $2,000 on care credit) to help save a puppy that they knew little about. They were angels. Copper (now Mowgli) is recovered and adopted and as happy as he can be. Without them it could not have happened the way it did. When no one else had a solution, No Paw Left Behind found one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ive been working closely with No Paw Left Behind for 4 years now and they are by far the most trust worthy animal rescue. Its run by amazing women that arent afraid to tell you the truth about every situation the rescue is put in. They never overdramatize rescues or bash old pet owners to raise more funds. They are truely in it for the animals and deserve to be recognized for such a great honor. They also gave me my sweet boy diego and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you No Paw Left Behind! ❤❤

2 Steph H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our precious girl Jade from Faktura Projekts in 2007. Jacqlyn had rescued Jade's mom when she was pregnant and was really careful about screening us as she wanted to be sure that we were a good fit for a high-energy pup and our other special needs dog. Seven years later and we couldn't imagine life without our baby girl. Jade is a happy, healthy, and loving addition to our family. Our son is now four and thinks of Jade and Diamond as his siblings. Thank you, Faktura Projekts! :)