Prairie Paws Rescue
"The best thing in a rescued pet's life is a second chance."
"I am involved in dog rescue: my wallet and gas tank are always running on empty, my house is never quiet and free of dog hair, nor is my car, my inbox is full of ongoing despair and misery, but my heart and soul are replenished with unconditional love, loyalty, and joy that can only come from a rescued dog!" ~ Author Cindi Shaw~
News and Events
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SATURDAY May 14: Prairie Paws Rescue has a "Pet Meet and Greet" the 2nd Saturday of the month at TSC located at 1100 5th Ave SE, from 10am-2pm. Available for adoption are adult cats, small to large breed dogs and puppies. At these events we do NOT do on the spot adoptions, but take applications during the event for potential adopters and new homes. Come Meet and Greet a your next furry family member at TSC .
Looking for great gift ideas?....Prairie Paws Rescue merchandise is available for sale at the following locations: Dr. Dawn's Pet Stop Vet Clinic and Southwood Vet clinic We have T-shirts with new and old logos, Sweatshirts, Prairie Paws Rescue logo leashes, Pet Blankets, Stainless Steel Travel coffee mugs, Logo Water Tumblers... etc..These make great Holiday gifts and gifts for all occasions. If you have someone who "has everything" they need....Prairie Paws Rescue has "DONATION" cards available to honor Memorials, Holidays and Celebrations. Your purchase helps support pets in our rescue and makes a nice gift for everyone.
Prairie Paws Rescue will be out and about during the summer attending many events around the community of Jamestown and surrounding areas. During these events will will have some of the adoptable pets and also provide educational information about taking care of your pets. Please continue to watch this website and www.prairiepawsrescue.com for updates and location times.
$50.00 adoption donation fees (PLUS TAX) on kitten and cat adoptions with approved applications. Through special grants and donations we are able to keep the adoption fees for cats and kittens at $50.00 + tax which is very reasonable as most completed medical work for the felines runs about $200.00 per cat or kitten. Our cost is $50.00 to cover the rest of the adoption donation for the felines in our rescue program.
WE NEED YOUR TALENTS......We are looking for volunteers in the community and surrounding area to help us accomplish a few tasks. Prairie Paws Rescue needs help collecting yards of fleece material for blankets, setting up fund raisers, doing a membership drive, hanging up flyers,and a mailing merchandiser. If you have the time and talents to help volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via email email@example.com
DID YOU KNOW... that our rescue is a NON-PROFIT 501(c)3 and is run only by volunteers and donations. We do not get any financial assistance from city, county, state or national funding to help our foster home doors stay open to a homeless pet. The local animal shelter gets city mill levy funds to keep their door open and we are a separate organization which is kept in operation by only donations from animal lovers and supporters. DID YOU KNOW....that if an animal at the Jamestown City Pound doesn't make it into the local shelter due to lack of room, it's then offered to Prairie Paws. If Prairie Paws doesn't have room, we get the medical work done including spay/neutering and appropriate shots to get the animal to a reliable rescue who will find it a good home. This has drastically cut down on the Euthanization rate of adoptable animals at the Jamestown city pound and which would cost city taxpayers more money if Prairie Paws wasn't here to take on these tasks. Please consider a donation next time you see one of our donation Jars set out at Pizza Ranch, Dr. Dawn's Pet Stop, Southwood Vet or at the Monthly Pet Meet and Greets at TSC.
On September 26, 2008....Prairie Paws Rescue has received it's 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS. Your contributions to our rescue are now tax deductible.
Want to SPONSOR a pet in our rescue?
If you see a certain pet in our rescue who touches your heart and you would like to help sponsor that pet while in foster care, please contact us. The medical work prior to placement is our biggest expense, a tax deductable contribution can be made to our rescue or to the vet clinic to help with expenses. Vets in our community who help the animals at Prairie Paws include; Country Acres Vet Clinic (701) 252-7133 or Dr. Dawn's Pet Stop at (701) 952-PETS (7387) or Southwood Vet Clinic (701) 252-3430. Your donation helps these pets become one step closer to a permanent home with your tax deductible donation.
A non-profit, volunteer established rescue group started in July 2007...We are all volunteers. No one is paid for their services, so all donations go directly to providing supplies and medical services for the animals.
What Prairie Paws Rescue is all about:
Prairie Paws Rescue is staffed by VOLUNTEERS who are dedicated to helping animals. Calls, emails and correspondence are returned in a timely manner usually in the evening hours or when time permits during the day.
Prairie Paws Rescue has rescued from puppy mills, families surrendering their pets due to life changes and strays (locally and regionally) needing good homes and the local city pound. 92% of the animals currently in our foster care program are from the Jamestown community and surrounding counties. Our rescue group often works with dogs and cats on death row at many pounds, high kill shelters and cases where there is no room at the local shelters for them. Prairie Paws has driven many miles to do what we can to get these animals into our care, to get them to reputable rescues and give them a second chance. We also work with other rescue groups in providing transportation to get rescued animals to forever homes and foster homes. These transports are provided by the "volunteer" drivers who donate their time, gas, vehicle and their own "out of pocket" expense to see that these animals get from Point A to Point B. Donations to our organization go directly toward medical cost of spaying/neutering, up to date shots, worming, tick and flea treatments and heartworm tests.
*Aid in placing animals in suitable homes according to the animals needs and special needs animals in appropriate homes
*Provide for, house, rehabilitate and relocate lost, strayed or homeless pets
*Promote spay/neutering to prevent unwanted litters
*Provide Humane Education to Adopters and the Community
*To provide basic and vet recommended medical services to animals in our care
*Reunite lost animals with their owners
*Serve as advocates for animals--speaking for those who can not speak for themselves
Do you LOVE animals?
Would you like to make a difference in an animals life? If your answer is yes, please consider being a foster home, volunteer and help out our mission to help homeless pets. We are in need of people to open their homes and hearts to a stray pet until a home can be found. We especially need foster homes for medium to large breed dogs and for cats. There are certain requirements that need to be covered in order to become a "Foster Family". (701) 320-4553, (701) 269-2206 or by the email address listed below You don't have to be a foster home to help. You can help by spreading the word about Prairie Paws Rescue, hang up flyers of adoptable pets or upcoming events, provide transportation, take animals to vet appointments, help with fundraisers and meet and greet events, collect items for the pets like blankets, toys, puppy & kitten chow, and high quality food for proper nutrition. Volunteers are welcome.
How to Adopt a Friend:
Click here to download our adoption application
We do not have a shelter, therefore, no visiting hours. All animals are in volunteer foster homes in the Jamestown area. We can give you detailed information about each animal as they live with us as part of our family. We encourage emails instead of phone calls. Emails help our volunteers keep track of information requested and correspondence can be handled in a timely manner.
If you are considering the responsibility of becoming a pet parent and see one of our adoptables you are interested in, we ask that you fill out a "PRE-ADOPTION APPLICATION". This application will then be reviewed by our Prairie Paws volunteers and the foster parents who are caring for the animal until a permanent home is found. This application is based on the best interest of both the pet and you as their guardian. The application process can take up to seven days with reference, landlord checks, a home visit, etc.....Prairie Paws requires that all animals be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Prairie Paws does not adopt out pets on a first come, first served basis or put any of the foster pets on "hold", without an approved application. Our goal is to find a family committed to the lifetime of the pet and placing the animals in homes suited to the pets needs. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and independent (i.e. not living at home with parents, etc...)
If you see a pet you are interested in....please email us first with questions and we will have the foster parents contact you with information.
Adoption applications can be printed from our website: Our Website Print them off, fill them out and mail them back. Or you can request an on line application that can be filled out on line. firstname.lastname@example.org
All animals are spayed, neutered, shots updated, wormed, flea and tick treatment, vet checked and some have had heart worm tests and vaccinated for bordetella, before being placed in homes. A pre-adoption application is required before adoptions or meeting the animals can take place.
Adopters must come to the foster home to adopt the pet. We do NOT ship the pet or provide transportation to get the pet to you.
Donation for Adoption fees:
Dogs: $150.00 (Plus 7% sales tax) depending on what medical work needs completing
Cats: $50.00 (plus 7% sales tax) depending on medical work needed
The North Dakota State Tax Department has informed us that all adoption agencies are required to charge sales tax. Prairie Paws Rescue now has to charge ND sales tax on all adoptions. As a result, 7% will be added to each adoption starting May 15, 2012.
Come Visit Us:
Pet Meet and Greets are held the 2nd Saturday of the month at Jamestown Tractor Supply Company (TSC) located at 1100 5th Ave SE Jamestown. Otherwise all pets are kept in foster homes and appointments can be made to visit the pet by calling (701) 320-4553 or (701) 253-8371.
Prairie Paws Rescues accepts gifts for the animals in our care. Our major expense at this time in medical cost of spaying/neutering, updated shots, worming and vet care. We want to ensure the animals have a healthy start on a new life. Many times there is extra medical work like teeth cleaning, extractions, eye and ear medication treatments, ear mites, cherry eye surgery, mange and skin problems, etc...that each pet needs. These expenses are not added on to the adoption donation costs. This is where the donations and fundraising events are used to cover added expenses. Prairie Paws Rescue also accepts donations of gently used towels, blankets, pet carriers, dog and cat beds, toys and high quality dog, cat, puppy and kitten chow. We have received our 501c3 status, so donations are now tax deductable.
Gift cards are available if you would like to send a donation on behalf of a Birthday, Memorial, or other Honorary gift.
We also need help transporting animals to rescues and foster homes. Transports usually take place during the weekends and with in a 100-150 mile area. If you can help by providing your time, gas and your vehicle in transporting an rescue pet, please contact us (701) 320-4553
Prairie Paws Rescue
PO BOX 1114
Jamestown, ND 58402-1114