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Fostering in need June 27 2023

One of the most wonderful ways to help save the precious lives of innocent animals is to foster them into your home. Taking them out of the shelters and off the streets saves lives literally one by one. When you take an animal out of the shelter this leaves another space for another animal in need to come in.

The animal fostered in your home will learn what it’s like to live in a home feeling safe and loved. It’s easy to become a foster .. go to your local shelter to visit and see who would be a great candidate to bring into your home until the animal is adopted by the rescue or shelter.

There are so many that need loving homes while waiting to find their forever home. This is a true blessing and will bring such joy to you, your home and the animal that sat in the cage all alone.

Rescue Paw foundation helps to support local shelters by promoting their animals At our adoption events and the Our Cause for Paws Instagram.

Long Island Adoption Event April 05 2023

Rescue Paw not only saves lives from the South, locally and overseas, but we continue to support the whole rescue process from beginning to end.

We rescue from some tough places ! And we can’t do it without the support or caring and kind people like you!

April 15th is the Rescue Paw adoption event on the campus of Long Island University. Rescue Paw has relationships with  the 18 rescues participating in this event.

We are doing this with the participation of the veterinary school. The students will be there for meet and greet , there will be private tours of the new veterinary building. In conjunction, the equine stables are on the campus as well. There will be a horse rescue coming as well. Someone will be demonstrating horseshoeing. There will be food trucks, ice cream trucks, vendors, raffles and of course the most beautiful adoptable animals. This is all stemming from the mission of the Rescue Law foundation to find loving homes for each and every animal that needs a home.

Please help Rescue paw to do more of these adoption events, so we can clear the shelters !

Champions for Charity at the Americana on Long Island November 21 2022

Rescue Paw believes that every homeless animal deserves a chance for a second home.

As a result we have been rescuing dogs, some cats, and a couple of donkeys (once upon a time) for many years. Over 10,000 animals have found their way to us because of the support from our donors and the Our Cause for Paws jewelry collection available at London Jewelers.

Rescue Paw has provided vetting such as vaccinations, spay & neuter, and transport to shelters in the North East. These dogs come in from many underprivileged areas and now they are brought up to the North to loving homes. The last step is the adoption event, where they will hopefully find their forever homes!

Please join us to support this event for Champions for Charity at the Americana Manhasset, on Long Island.

If you can’t make it to the event, purchase the jewelry for the holidays as a great gift for someone you love. Donations to Rescue Paw help us to support the shelters and the dogs.

Thank you!!!


Your support helps save homeless pets June 07 2022

Every time you purchase a piece of Our Cause for Paws jewelry, proceeds go directly to help to save lives like these precious souls! These dogs were taken off the streets in Texas, saved from the fate of ending up in shelters with high kill rates. Each lovable pooch was treated to veterinary services and transported to safe no-kill shelters in the Northeast.

Rescue Paw Foundation has been responsible for helping to save over 10,000 unwanted dogs and matching them with forever families. We hope there will be many more to come, but we need your help and your compassion to save them. We can’t do it without caring people like you! Please consider clicking Donate with PayPal button to make a tax-deductible donation, or here to choose a gift from our selection of charitable paw-print jewelry. Proceeds from every sale go directly to rescuing and caring for homeless pets.

Follow us on Instagram @ourcauseforpaws to keep up with our efforts and be the first to learn about our fun-filled adoption events. Together we can keep up the good work!

Rescue Paw Adoption Event May 06 2022

The afternoon of April 24th, 2022 was a wonderful day for an adoption event at Garvies Point on the Glen Cove waterfront. Sponsored by Rescue Paw Foundation, London Jewelers and other supporters, the mission for the day was saving lives and finding loving families for homeless dogs. Securing homes for pets in need — and supporting the shelters and rescues that care for them in the meantime — is an important part of the work being done by Rescue Paw Foundation. We have been responsible for saving over 10,000 animals to date, locally and from the southern U.S. as well as internationally.

With many shelters and rescues from Long Island and New York City in attendance, there were plenty of beautiful pups, young dogs and senior dogs on-site, all eager to find their forever homes. There were vendors selling pet-related products, and of course the Our Cause for Paws jewelry line was represented. Proceeds from all of these items as well as from a bake sale, a pizza truck and an ice cream truck all went directly to aid our rescue efforts. The weather, the number of attendees and the lovable dogs helped to make this a most successful afternoon. So far, 33 dogs and counting have found their new families as a result!

We look forward to hosting more adoption events, but we can’t continue to save precious lives without caring people like you. Please consider making a donation to Rescue Paw Foundation to make more events like this possible, and to help secure veterinary care and transport dogs to safe shelters until they find their forever homes! We are a volunteer-based organization and every cent goes towards the animals.

What is a no-kill shelter? March 25 2021

People who leave their pets at shelters may think they’re doing the right thing. But here's a hard truth: in an average year in the U.S., about 10 million animals die in shelters. Once your pet is left at a kill shelter, it has around 72 hours to be adopted before it is destroyed. They are almost always at capacity, and there are many more animals being abandoned each day than there are homes that welcome pets in. Even the healthiest, most loving companion animals are susceptible to the harsh conditions at over-crowded shelters.

No-kill shelters are committed to never euthanizing healthy animals, or even animals with illnesses that are easily treatable. But this commitment to nursing animals back to health and caring for them for as long as it takes to find permanent homes requires lots of funding -- and lots of hard work by full-time staff and volunteers alike.

A big part of the solution is to reduce the number of pets making their way into the shelter system in the first place, especially by expanding access to spay and neuter services. Humane education in elementary and middle schools can also be a vital tool in increasing empathy, compassion and the critical thinking skills to make ethical decisions regarding the treatment of animals. Rescue Paw Foundation considers these critical missions, and we do whatever we can to provide support and funding to our partner organizations dedicated to keeping companion animals alive, happy and healthy. 
Don't shop, adopt!

How do I introduce a new pet to my existing pet? February 10 2021

As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Introducing a new pet to your current one can be a bit nerve-racking, but if you follow these simple steps, your furry friends’ nerves are sure to be put at ease.

Dog & Dog Introduction

First and foremost, it’s important to take the introduction process slowly. Have your dogs meet in a neutral place and leave them on the leash so you can keep some distance between them. However, allow them a little freedom to maneuver. The idea is to acquaint the dogs with each other while avoiding any hostility or discomfort between the two.

Before going inside your house, it’s helpful to have the dogs spend some time in your yard. To start, keep them on their leashes until you notice more relaxed and positive movements from both dogs. Once they seem to be more at ease, drop the leashes so they can interact freely.

Bring both dogs into the house at the same time. Make sure you have created an environment where each has their own space and belongings: food and water bowls, beds and toys.

We recommend supervising play and not leaving dogs alone in the house until you’re sure they are comfortable with one another. Be patient and in due time, animals and humans alike will feel happy and content in your loving home.

Cat & Dog Introduction

To the surprise of many, it is possible for dogs and cats to get along – and in some cases, even become the best of friends! It all comes down to the steps you take to introduce the two. In this case, it’s important to ensure that your cat has an area and belongings to call their own, including a litter box, scratching area, toys, food and water.

Keep your current pet in a room while the new pet roams the house to get familiar with their surroundings. After this, set up short, controlled meetings with your dog on a loose leash and do not allow inappropriate behavior (barking, growling, hissing) from either pet. (However, do not punish, because each animal will then associate the other pet with punishment.) Bring each pet’s favorite treat and toys to this meeting and end the interaction before either pet gets aggressive or angry. Permit the cat to roam as he or she pleases and reward the dog for listening and being calm. Repeat these sessions until the animals appear to be getting along well. Then you can allow them to roam freely throughout the house. It is recommended to continue to separate the cat and dog whenever you are not present to monitor them.

By using a gentle, thoughtful introduction process, you can create an everlasting friendship between all your furry family members.

How can I make my home safe for pets? January 12 2021

Welcoming a new pet into your house is much like preparing for a new baby or an elderly relative to move in. The more thought you put into making their environment safe and comfortable, the more potential accidents you can avoid. Follow these tips to help reduce the risks:

  • Purchase pet-friendly furniture and opt for removable cushion covers that are machine-washable. Silk and velvet probably won't wear well in a home with pets! 
  • If you have carpeted floors, invest in a high-quality vacuum. Do not leave small items lying around your floors. 
  • Install window screens, baby gates and fences as needed, and make sure animals don't have enough room to crawl behind large appliances (washer, dryer, refrigerator, etc.) where they may get stuck. 
  • Keep your toilet lids closed at all times.
  • Make sure all your trash cans, including the ones in bathrooms and bedrooms, are the lidded variety and always keep them shut. Pets can become ill from ingesting many of the items commonly found in our trash.
  • Along the same lines, move all foods, medications, cleaning supplies and chemicals to an area that your pet cannot access. 

During the adoption process, be sure to get all the information you can about your new furry friend. Ask about your pet's specific history, allergies and propensity for getting into mischief! The more you do to prepare, the happier they (and you) will be in their new forever home.

What should I do if I develop pet allergies? December 24 2020

If you or a member of your family has developed an allergy to your beloved pet, you're probably feeling devastated at the thought of parting ways. But before you take the drastic step of dropping your pet off at a shelter, we urge you to consider the myriad alternative options!

According to the Mayo Clinic, pet allergies are typically a reaction to dander, the dead flakes of skin shed by cats and dogs. Symptoms can present as similar to hay fever (sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes), asthma (wheezing, difficulty breathing) or skin ailments (itching, rashes). Try cleaning more frequently to avoid the buildup of dander, using air purifiers with HEPA filters throughout your home, and keeping pets out of the bedroom of the allergic family member.

Fortunately, mild symptoms may be treatable with over-the-counter remedies. If those are ineffective, prescription medications and allergy shots are also available. Meet with your doctor to discuss which medical treatments, if any, are appropriate options for you.

If none of these suggestions work to alleviate your allergies and it becomes necessary to find your pet a new home, check first with trusted friends and family members to see if anyone may be able to take in your furry friend. Bring your pet to a shelter only as a last resort, and only after carefully researching to make sure that the facility you're considering is a humane no-kill shelter that will provide a clean, safe and loving environment for your pet until his or her forever family can be found.

At a kill shelter, your pet has only about 72 hours to be adopted before it is destroyed, and even the most beautiful and loving pets are susceptible to the harsh emotional and physical conditions at overcrowded shelters.

What shelters look for in potential adopters December 06 2020

So many loving families homes are waiting for a pet to come into there lives. The process of adopting a pet isn’t always easy and many people become discouraged causing them to shop rather than adopt. This is a brief overview of what rescues and shelters look for when adopting.

if you live in a home with a yard the shelter wants to make sure that your new pet will have a safe place to run around and not get out to get lost. Make sure that your yard is protected. You can also get a pet collar with a virtual fence that will help to keep your dog safe within your backyard.

Bring the entire family to meet the new pet.. the shelter or rescue will want to meet the family so they can assess if this adoption seems like a good fit.

Other pets in the home..
A shelter or rescue will want you to bring your other dog along with you to come to meet your new pet on neutral territory. This will help them to see if there is synergy between the new pet with other pets in your home.

Home alone..
A shelter or rescue will also ask the pattern and schedule of the house. They will want to know how many hours a day the pet will be left alone , how many time’s a day the dog will be walked and who will watch them if you go away on vacation.

They may require a virtual tour of your house and yard now that they can’t visit in person during covid . Please keep in mind that these questions and regulations are in place to help the let and you adjust to a wonderful life together.

Everyone wants to make sure that the pet will have a safe , loving home for its whole life. If you show them that you can be a responsible pet owner they will be thrilled to have you adopt with them!