All About Paws (AAP) is a non for profit rescue group completely run by the hard work of volunteers. All of our adoptable dogs are cared for in a loving foster homes, until their forever homes are found. With our volunteers’ dedication, our rescue is able to save and adopt approximately 150 dogs each year.

Typically, our dogs come from many areas in Missouri. Occasionally, we rescue dogs from other states in emergency situations. Many of our dogs come from deplorable conditions including puppy mills and hoarding situations. Many have been abused, abandoned, and neglected. Unfortunately, many have no story at all – strays that simply crave a warm lap to snuggle. Sadly, some of our adoptables come in as owner surrenders – when an owner is unable or unwilling to continue care. It is heartbreaking for an owner to give up a pet, but fortunately our intakes can reside in wonderful foster care and not be surrendered to a shelter. It is very hard for us to turn down a dog in need.

Often these dogs come to us in rough condition. Many are filthy and terribly matted – to the point of requiring sedation to groom them due to the pain of the pulling hair. Some have come injured, requiring surgery and extensive medical care. All About Paws will provide all animals in our care whatever medical treatment is required. Leg amputations, infection treatment, dental surgery, specialist appointments, and eye removals just touch on the veterinary care we provide our rescues. All dogs also receive their routine care including spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm testing, and dental cleaning if necessary. There are so many ways that these dogs come to us and we do what is best to make sure each dog has the best opportunity for a quality life.

Everyday, our volunteers give their all to help dogs in need. Without the support from fosters, donations, fund raisers, and future-present-past adopters AAP would not be able to continue our efforts and accomplish as much as we do.

Thank you in advance for your support. All of us at AAP and the dogs GREATLY appreciate it!

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