Our mission at Rescue Paws 4 Furry Hearts is to rehabilitate, vet and re-home dogs that are in need. We also provide resources and training for CGC, Therapy and Service Dog Training to help veterans and others dealing with PTSD, anxiety and depression. We Help, Overcome, Persevere and Educate in order to improve the quality of 2 lives, a dog in need and a person in need.
Univision interviewed Sandra McGlynn from Rescue Paws 4 Furry Hearts. Sandra spoke about the many programs offered within the rescue organization.
Rescue Paws 4 Furry Hearts was founded in May, 2015. Since the start we have saved so many lives. This fligogram covers a few highlighting moments that have helped us become who we are today.
Rescue Paws has had to endure many financial challenges since we started our 501C3 non-profit organization back in 2015. These pictures are a reflection of some of our latest challenges from December, 2016 to present. A part of our mission is to rehabilitate dogs in need. We have rehabilitated dogs from 19 puppies with Parvo virus, 2 dogs from demodex mange, 1 dog from testing heartworm positive, 2 puppies from genetic deformations in the joints, dogs with heart murmurs, serious cases of anemia, one leading to a blood transfusion and 2 dogs in need of orthopedic surgery. We believe that when you commit to rescuing a dog, you need to follow through until the end. That is the true meaning of commitment in rescue.
In March, 2017, Rescue Paws 4 Furry Hearts started a partnership with Wolfhound Legacy Non-Profit Organization. Together we have rescued 3 dogs coming out of Miami Dade Animal Shelter and after I have rehabilitated them, they have been transported up to Cape Coral where Wolfhound Legacy trains them for 6 months or 300 training hours to have them become service dogs for veterans in need. The picture above is a great illustration of these 3 amazing dogs (in the middle) and the others are rescue dogs that have been adopted to become Support Dogs or are in training to become a Therapy Dog for the Rescue.
Since Rescue Paws started in 2015, we have rescued a total of 7 litters of puppies (2 with the moms this past summer.) Many of these puppies have had to endure medical conditions such as heart murmurs, tick infestations causing anemia, parvo, worms and coccidia. Thankfully all but 2 have survived these conditions and recovered and all found forever homes.
The collage above is of our very first litter of puppies that we rescued from a tick infested trailer park home. These poor babies had to be bottle fed and had anemia due to the huge tick infestation in their little bodies. They were my inspiration to continue to help innocent puppies and dogs in need in our community.
My sweet and loving Justice is a daily reminder of why I do all that I do to help dogs that are in need in our community. He is the true meaning of loyalty and unconditional love.
Rescue Paws Nursery
Since rescuing a litter of 6 tick infested puppies from a trailer park when we first started off in 2015, Rescue Paws developed a love for rehabilitating puppies and other dog in need of rehabilitating. Aside of rescuing other litters of puppies after that, since December, 2016, we have rescued 3 moms with puppies and enjoyed every minute of their puppy kisses. We have not only helped deliver a litter of puppies from our first pregnant mom from MDAS, but we have also raised orphan puppies as well.
Rescue Paws Pet Sitting for Adopters
As a means for generating more revenue for our rescue efforts, we also offer pet sitting services based on our availability to our adopters. We find that what better place to leave their rescue babies, than with the familiar face of the group of people that saved them from life in the streets.
Rescue Paws Puppy/Obedience Training Classes
In an effort to encourage adopters to properly raise their new puppies to be well behaved puppies, we offer puppy/obedience training classes so that their new family members can be well socialized and welcomed in different places. This in turn decreases our return rate due to raising well behaved puppies that will become well mannered adult dogs.
Rescue Paws partnership with Wolfhounds Legacy.
In March 2017, Rescue Paws and Wolfhounds Legacy joined forces to help create a greater good both for rescue animals coming from MDAS at risk of euthanasia as well as veterans in need of a service dog. Rescue Paws get the dogs rehabilitated and as soon as they are healthy and ready to travel, we transport them up to Cape Coral where they go through training for either 6 months or 300 hours to become service dogs to help our veterans in need of comfort and peace of mind.
Foster to Adopt Program
Rescue Paws is a foster based rescue organization. In order to increase our rescue efforts we need the cooperation of committed fosters to care for our rescue dogs until they are fully vetted and rehabilitated and ready for forever homes. We are always looking for new fosters and volunteers to help carry on our mission and help us continue to make a difference within the rescue community.
Francis T. McGlynn
Senior Talent Aquisition Manager
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.