Needy Paws Rescue: Shelter of the Month
When a dog spends an extended period of time in a shelter, it can be extremely detrimental to their health and mental wellness. Between the confined spaces, lack of activity, and loud noises, a dog can easily become overstimulated and stressed. Plus, dogs in shelters are not learning how to live in a home environment, so it’s often difficult for them to make the adjustment after adoption. That’s where foster homes come in. They help get dogs out of the shelter and into homes, making for more well-adjusted dogs ready to take on the challenge of home life.
About Needy Paws Rescue
Needy Paws Rescue is a foster-based rescue based out of St. Louis that pulls dogs from high-risk situations and shelters and places them into foster homes. Being entirely volunteer-run, the rescue relies heavily on the work of their gracious foster parents who put in the work to get their pups adoption-ready.
While getting dogs into homes is important, keeping them in those homes is the goal, so Needy Paws works with adopters throughout the adoption process. Their dogs go to their forever homes fully vetted and spayed or neutered. Then, they teach adopters how to best care for the newest member of their family.
Being a foster-based rescue, Needy Paws operates through donations and weekly adoption events. They also host an annual 6k and one-mile fun run, Paws in the Park, that helps fund the veterinary needs of the dogs in their care.
If you want to open your home to a dog in need, consider fostering for Needy Paws Rescue. If you’d like to take the leap and add a new furry friend to your family, meet their adoptable dogs!
Meet Charlene, an Adoptable Dog from Needy Paws Rescue
Charlene is a sweet, silly, one-eyed pocket pittie looking for a family. She came to Needy Paws Rescue after a life as a breeder dog. Now, she has adjusted to life in her foster home and is ready for a place of her very own. Charlene is six years old, house- and crate-trained, and fully vetted. She’s a bit shy around men at first, but she warms up easily and loves to play. If you’d like to meet Charlene, complete an adoption application with Needy Paws Rescue or visit their website to learn more about her.
Meet Javi, an Adoptable Dog from Needy Paws Rescue
If you love big dogs, Javi is the guy for you! This 18-month-old lab mix weighs a whopping 85 pounds, but he’s as sweet as can be. He loves to play and wrestle, and he’s super affectionate and ready to be loved on. Not only is he house- and crate-trained, but he’s also great on a leash. He loves other dogs, kids, and adults, but he isn’t great with cats. If you’d like to meet Javi, complete an adoption application with Needy Paws Rescue or visit their website to learn more about him.