Sponsored Animals&People

We sponsor animals in need of medical assistance to give them a chance at life. We work with several different rescues. If your looking to add to your family please let us know & we are happy to help you in your search. In addition, we provide pet food and supplies to animal lovers with limited incomes.

Deebo aka Brooklyn
Deebo aka Brooklyn

Brooklyn found himself in a high kill shelter where his breed was restricted. After months in the shelter along with the staff and volunteers rallying for his rescue he was saved. The Giving Paw helped pay for his neuter to cover potential costs to the rescues. Brooklyn is in a foster home doing great now.

Gigi our 1st adult pit bull foster.
Gigi our 1st adult pit bull foster.

Gigi was rescued from a breed restrictive shelter as our foster. Gigi is a 2 yr. old female blue pit mix. Gigi had a rough life but is sweet as can be. Gigi can jump a 6 ft. fence so cannot be left outside unattended. Gigi gets along with dogs, cats, and toddlers. Gigi is housebroken and loves to sleep in dog beds. Gigi is learning her manners and looking for her forever home thru Canine Candor.

Vinny - a medical foster
Vinny - a medical foster

Vinny is a medical foster thru OutPaws Rescue. Vinny was hit by a car and needed his leg amputated. Several organizations came thru to help Vinny including the Denver Animal Foundation, Planned Pethood, OutPaws Rescue and The Giving Paw Inc. Vinny is available for adoption thru OutPaws Rescue.

Penny
Penny

It is with great sorrow that we had to let Penny pass on to rainbow bridge today. Although her bloodwork and X-rays were good the growth was around her heart and blocking her valves. The doctor recommended letting her pass peacefully rather than having her recover because the mass that had spread throughout her body could burst at any moment and it would be a painful death for her. She will be missed & was loved dearly.

Tobias ~Life is Better Rescue
Tobias ~Life is Better Rescue

Introducing Tobias a cat rescued from the hoarding case last week. He is our 1st medical sponsor since starting The Giving Paw Inc. He is available for adoption from Life Is Better Rescue.

Harold
Harold

Harold came to the shelter with an 11 yr. old. Aussie mix Maude. After Maude went to rescue we were worried how Harold would do because he wasn't "showing" well at the shelter. Harold was the perfect house guest for over 5 months but the perfect family adopted him. He is spooled and loves his new family. We still get to visit him for his occasion nail trim. Adopted Nov. 2012

Killigan
Killigan

Our first foster after adopting our daughter. She was only two weeks old when we brought him in. He was on the euth list for being scared and timid. We worked with Maxfund to foster until space opened up at shelter. We fostered for a couple weeks & he was adopted quickly. May 2011.

Sydney
Sydney

Sydney was a medical sponsor thru Life is Better Rescue. She had a 1 1/2 lb. mammary tumor that needed removed. Our wonderful vet was able to remove the growth and she was adopted into a great home.

Rosa and Rosie
Rosa and Rosie

Rosa was rescued from a kill shelter labeled "unsocialized." Our friends Brit & Mikol fostered her and we got her groomed & vetted. At the vet it was discovered she had a grade 5 heart humor. We never gave up hope and she he was adopted by a wonderful family. Alistair and her sister Foxy welcomed her into the family & she has lived a wonderful, loved life.

Remington
Remington

Adopted 2009- My name is Remington. I was brought to a high kill shelter with a 4 in gash under my right arm. When my owners never picked me up, I was doomed. However, a volunteer was at the animal shelter helping another dog, when I was brought to her attention. The volunteer immediately called her animal hospital and the WONDERFUL vet, said bring me in & the vet fixed my wound. I have been adopted to a wonderful home and I spend my days being spoiled by my mom with my dog and cat siblings.

Remington
Remington

Remington saved from euthanasia at the last moment is enjoying his normal, healthy life. We wanted to share a recent picture of how great he looks and how much he is loved. Thanks Mindy!

Food Donations
Food Donations

We accept food & pet supply donations.

Davey Jones aka DJ
Davey Jones aka DJ

DJ was rescued from a high kill shelter at the age of 8. We medically sponsored and he was fostered by Brit and Mikol. He was adopted into a wonderful family in Littleton.

Reno
Reno

Reno was a Christmas rescue from a high kill shelter. We worked with Front Range German Shepard Rescue to medically sponsor Reno and get her groomed. She was fostered by a wonderful family & adopted a few months later. She was adopted & saved by a wonderful family who she ultimately saved later. She gave her life saving a toddler whose nightlight had started a fire. She was a great dog and was spoiled and loved.

Brody
Brody

This is Brody - my foster. He is a great guy. I am fostering through Colorado Furnbabies. 6yrs old-neutered male-German Shepard mix-Good with cats and other dogs. :-) Adopted 08/09

Maxfund Senior Storm
Maxfund Senior Storm

Hello this is Storm a 10 yr old lab. She was rescued from Kansas and brought to the Maxfund. The nursing home had contacted me for potential rescues, we didn't have eligible dogs at DMAS, so I went to Maxfund. She has been a wonderful addition to the home. Just look at the picture--she loves her people. I can't imagine that she was deemed for euth and now makes people happy everyday! Storm was adopted by the nursing home Dec.2008.

Spay& Neuter!!!
Spay& Neuter!!!
Fluffy
Fluffy

We adopted Fluffy after her parents went into a nursing home. Afterall, isn't that what family does? Senior dogs/cats have a difficult time adjusting to shelter life and are less likely to be adopted. Please keep that is mind with senior pets.

Kittens
Kittens

Rescue kittens. We always foster a litter of kittens during cat season. Please spay and neuter your pets!

Kenzi
Kenzi

We fostered Kenzi thru Colorado Animal Welfare League. She was our first "potcake" dog which means she was a stray from the Bahamas that was lucky to make it to the US. She was adopted May 14, 2012. She was lucky to catch the heart of our wonderful friends Joelle &Karie. We love our regular updates on how she is enjoying her her life.

River
River

River was our foster thru Humane Society of South Platte Valley (HSSPV) because he was too young to be adopted. We fostered a few weeks. He captured the heart of our friends Maura & Jim thru his Facebook posts. The picture above is the day we told him he was adopted.

Sonny
Sonny

Sonny was rescued from the streets of Mexico. He was lucky to capture the hearts of our friends Priscella & Scott. We share his post from Planet Pet and the Hughes had to meet him. The family feel in love with his sweet demeanor. He spends his life now spoiled in his king sized bed and has a little brother Oso.

Leonard and foster brother Kodie
Leonard and foster brother Kodie

Kodie was rescued from a high kill shelter. He was able to get along with our dog Leonard so he was a long term foster. We were able to foster him thru Maxfund. He was adopted by our good friends and spends his days playing with his girls.

Franklin
Franklin

Franklin was our temp foster for Maxfund after deemed unadoptable at a high kill shelter. We were able to take him in several times to get groomed. He was adopted within a few months at Maxfund. October 2010