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Pawsitive Tails Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: Pawsitive Tails is a not for profit organization focused on finding forever homes for dog and puppies in the Kansas City area and Topeka. We are not a shelter and we do not have a facility - all the dogs in our program live in loving foster homes. We take dogs into our homes and care for them as if they were our own until they go to their forever homes. The time we spend with them helps us to learn more about each of them which allows us to be able to provide applicants with an accurate assessment and the dog’s individual strengths and needs. Pawsitive Tails cares for the dogs who need help now, educates the public to protect dogs of the future, allows dogs to give back as they do best - with their whole hearts, and we accomplish each stage with a sense of humor.

Results: To date, we have placed nearly 2,000 dogs into their furever homes!

Target demographics: Dogs in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 dogs find furever homes

Geographic areas served: Kansas City to Topeka and surrounding areas

Programs: Finding forever homes for dogs and puppies

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Client Served

Rating: 1

I applied to meet an available foster dog on the Pawsitive Tails website. My application got approved the next day and stated that the foster would be in contact within 24-48 hours. I never heard back even after reaching out multiple times over email. Now the dog is no longer available. Pawsitive Tails has no phone number or reliable way to get in contact. Would not recommend adopting from them.

Joey H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my first dog actually a year ago today! Choose Pawsitive Tails was the best choice i could have made. Not only are they an amazing nonprofit to work with, they introduced me to my best friend and i couldn’t be more thankful!

Melissa R.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing people who foster and really care about dogs and making sure they get the best homes

Catherine M.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our girl almost 2 years ago. I love the application process that is required. It helps ensure these pups are going to the perfect furever homes. The staff and fosters are very knowledgeable and friendly. I will never get another pup from anywhere else!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've adopted, fostered, and volunteered for Pawsitive Tails and can say this is such an amazing organization! They care so much about fur babies and have hearts of gold.

4 Marcia Kay Lang S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Super experience! Adopted from a caring foster family. The entire process was amazing and organized. We love our Angus who came to us vaccinated and neutered and loved. Thank you Pawsitive Tails KC for all you do for these dogs in need.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have 2 unexpected fur babies through this wonderful organization! They have changed my life and I am forever thankful to know I got 2 healthy girls from a rescue that saves the most vulnerable babies.

5 Sally J.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered for several rescues & Pawsitive Tails is the best! The founder, Crystal Paul Tucker, is my hero. She knows how to lead, motivate, & support all of the volunteers. Her support is unquestionable. My favorite example: a new foster brought a dog into her home. Volunteer was keeping new dog separated until appropriate for a meet & greet. Her dog was able to get loose and the foster dog & her dog got into it - bad. The volunteer had to go to the hospital. By the time she got home, Crystal had a gorilla crate set up in the volunteer’s home & the dogs settled down. And - the volunteer was in Lawrence so Crystal had to drive from Olathe to there. In the evening. At a moments notice. And she did it. She deserves so much recognition & love.

3 Desiree D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ever thankful for the Pawsitive Tails team and all they do for the animals in our community!
My sweet Cameron

3 Mike D.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome people who care above and beyond!!!!!!! Luka has a great home and they were incredibly helpful

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

About a year and a half ago my husband and I had finally gotten to where we lived in a place we could have pets. We always knew we wanted to rescue and we had been following lots of animal rescues on social media. We originally fell in love with another pup from Pawsitive Tails but it wasn’t meant to be as she was adopted before we were approved. Everything happens for a reason though because at that same time someone was returning our perfect boy. Kylo is a smaller sized husky who is very chill and amazingly well behaved for his breed. I had spent months trying to prepare my husband for how much work huskies are as he’d never had one and I grew up with them. Then somehow we got the most low maintenance husky ever! I can never thank the volunteers at Pawsitive Tails enough for saving his life from a rural Oklahoma shelter and taking care of him until he made it to us .

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the founder of Lost and Found Pets of Olathe I interact and volunteer with many rescue groups in the KC area and Pawsitive Tails is absolutely one of the best!! I have adopted a pup through them and helped re-home others with them, they are honest and caring, AND responsible!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my wonderful border collie/ german shepherd here. The people are fantastic, and are very thorough in their vetting process to ensure they go to a good home. They help these dogs at their moment of need most, rescues, euthanasia list dogs from shelters and any other horrible situation you could think of. I recommend them to absolutely everyone!!!!!

3 Lanie F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Rescue is a second family to all! 10/10 !!!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity goes above and beyond for animals in need.

1 Meggin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as an adopter with Pawsitive Tails. After having worked in the rescue field I was immediately impressed with how this organization is run. The volunteers are so caring and dedicated and every animal is taken care of to the best of their ability. I am now a volunteer for them and feel blessed to be part of the “team!”

2 Carley M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love love love Pawsitive Tails! I have adopted two incredible dogs through this organization and watched my grandparents foster dozens for them. They give every Doug so much love and find them homes that last a lifetime! I'm so grateful for them for making my family complete!

3 Carolyn T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

At the end of 2017 my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and it was a very difficult time for us. We decided that there was too much cancer talk in our lives and we needed to rescue a puppy to bring some joy to our lives. We found Pawsitive Tails and were so impressed that all the dogs were in foster homes being loved and cared for. We found our perfect puppy and his foster mom was amazing and had a wonderful family and lots of fur babies. We brought our new puppy home and although we had all the unfun puppy stuff like getting up at 3 am to go outside in zero degree weather to potty, and housebreaking, chewing up some shoes, etc, we had gotten a wonderful new family member. Sadly there are so many puppies living in horrific circumstances that need to be saved. The volunteers at Pawsitive Tails are always working to find, transport and foster those puppies so they can be happy and healthy. I am so thankful for Pawsitive Tails and all the good things they do. Crystal and all the volunteers give unselfishly of their time and energy to give all of these sweet puppies a new, better life.

2 Sarah A.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is incredible! A network of angels-doing such important and compassionate work for the most vulnerable pups. Taking in dogs from all over the country. So professional and commited. Our pup was brought from Oklahoma with her 9 puppies. They answered an urgent call and saved 10 beauties that are now making 10 families lives more joyful! Very grateful for their amazing work!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chrystal is the most amazing person. We are seniors and had adopted a an adorable little Chi from them and named him Patches. Tragedy happened and he was killed . We were broken. Chrystal put us back together again by giving us a most adorable little pomchi. Thank you Chrystal so much.
You are a sweet angel. Samantha is so loved but I’m afraid her parents are a little over protective.
Kathie and Duane Hall

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of my beloved dogs died rather suddenly in July. I was heartbroken but needed to find another dog companion for my remaining dog. I visited many shelters and web sites but needed to find a dog that was a good fit with my dog and my life. The hard thing about shelters is they are such an unnatural environment for dogs and it's difficult to see their true personalities in loud, noisy cages on short visits. What attracted me to Pawsitive Tails was that they take dogs from shelters, integrate them into a foster home and the dog has a chance to blossom. The foster parents are true dog people who care about the dog and finding a good home. From first contact by email through the application process to meeting the dog I felt like I was working with the right people and was getting a great dog. When Bon Bon came home with me I felt fully prepared to help her adjust and gain her confidence. My dog's foster mom was exceptional and shared with me some of Bon Bon's quirks. This allowed me to be fully prepared and to begin addressing her fear of strangers immediately. Because the foster mom had her own dogs I felt assured that Bon Bon would easily blend in with my other good natured dog. I've had Bon Bon about a month now and it's as if she has always been a part of my home. She is well adjusted, happy and ready to please. All shelter dogs would have better outcomes if they could go to an organization like Pawsitive Tails. This is a amazing organization that is well run with incredible, selfless volunteers that put the dog first and foremost in their mission

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sweet rescue is named Valor-short for #Valorstrong. This pup was found beaten and left for dead in a wooded area of Topeka Kansas. Three severely broken legs requiring surgery and external screws and no walking for a long period of time. This little trooper was taken in and cared for by Pawsitive Tails, specifically by Crystal and Joe Tucker and loved by many of the village. These volunteers are the most awesome people I’ve had the grace of knowing-these poor helpless souls are rescued daily by a group that seems to always put the animals needs ahead of their own. I am in awe of each and everyone of them-their commitment and love is beyond measure. No miles are too many to travel to save a helpless ones life. They deserve daily recognition for the efforts they put in each and everyday and the love they give to unwanted little fur balls!

1 David A.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group indeed does God's work by saving wonderful dogs who need a family and people who need a loyal friend. We love the gentle dog we adopted through Pawsitive Tails, Inc. She is a rock star in our sub-division and a source of joy for my wife and I.

1 Vikki N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group of nothing but fosters (well actually angels) brought my sweet Daisy Mae to me two years ago. She has brought me so much joy! Thank you Pawsitive Tails for everything you do to provide loving homes to so many homeless pets!

2 Tami Hunter F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our puppy through Pawsitive Tails. They were great to work with. All dogs are fostered in loving homes. The adoption fee took care of puppy shots, spay/neutering, chip and all of the care from the foster. The people behind the scenes of this organization are 150% dedicated to saving dogs; they are amazing, hard working advocates.

3 Janice M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

They will do anything and everything to make sure there rescues get great homes. And the best care while waiting for a home with caring Foster family’s ! I got my sweet Puppa Tucker from them and it was a great experience . I love how they have a Facebook page so you can see how Happy all the rescued pups are loving life now !! Highly Recommend Pawsitive Tails Rescue !!❤️❤️❤️!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just adopted my little girl Dottie the Dalmatian. Pawsitive Tails was so wonderful to work with! Move than just a rescue for animals, they care about the new owners as well and are always available to help with questions and concerns! Best experience I have had bar none in adopting and I have adopted several animals over the years! Pawsitive Tails Inc. has my vote for the BEST nonprofit!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our new pup Harley at Pawsative Tails. Her momma was afraid at the shelter in another state and was on the kill list. They rescued her and found out she was pregnant. Thankfully so many lives saved!

They do amazing work saving these precious animals. The stories of everyone of these dogs are incredible.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I follow many organizations on Facebook that help animals. I started following Pawsitive Tails after I met a new friend named Rebecca at a dinner benefit for a local non kill shelter about 6 years ago. After my Nala passed away at the age of 14 unexpectedly I was depressed and heart broken. I still have 3 other dogs but there was still a empty spot. I would scroll through Facebook and think "how do I choose just 1 when so many need help?" So I decided to Foster so I could help many different animals. I chose Pawsitive Tails because they have no building, business, etc. The rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption are all done from volunteers homes. I now have my first Foster baby and I made the right choice. I have the best network for advice, transportation for the foster if I'm working. The most friendliest best hearted people ever. Thank you all.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from one of Pawsitive Tail's fosters a year ago and had a very good experience. They seem to actually care about the animals. They checked my references and required a meet & greet before allowing me to adopt my dog, which I was more than happy to pay the rehoming fee since she was up to date on shots and fixed. She came with her favorite toys and some food. The foster parents were also very informative and answered my many questions! They have an alumni group on Facebook that allows me and any other people who have adopted from them to post updates and pictures on their pets, which I think is fantastic!

Adopting my beautiful girl is one of the best things that has ever to me!

4 Monica B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pawsitive Tails helped me find a piece of my heart I didn't know was missing. They saved my sweet, malnourished, mangy little puppy and gave him a safe home while he waited for me to find him. They answered all my questions, even when I was a little excessive with them. They accommodated my limited time to come introduce my other furry piece of my heard to him and ultimately made an easy transition from their lovely foster home to mine. They invited me to join an alumni Facebook group, which has brought a group of us fur-baby moms and dads together to celebrate all the beauty that comes with adopting a dog.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crystal and everyone is amazing and I and we adopted Zoey ( Jasmine) Pawstive tails Is amazing with the dedication to save animals.

3 Michelle F.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I transport and foster for PTR, we try and make it a easy as possible for our fosters. PTR always steps up to help and assist dogs in need.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pawsitive Tails is the greatest, most genuinely caring and loving group of people that I’ve ever worked with. They are 100% volunteer based, so every penny goes straight to the dogs! The dogs are always put first and are taken exceptional care of!