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We are working to achieve NO-KILL status for all animal rescues and shelters in our region of Central Texas.

In addition to taking in strays in our community, we have been rescuing dogs from local animal shelters in the region ─ providing needed medical care & vetting (spay/neuter, shots, worming, flea control, heartworm test & prevention). Some of these dogs are long-term residents of shelters and many are candidates for euthanasia. Some are newly rescued victims of a hoarding or fighting situation. We save their lives.

We’ve then been able to get these dogs on transports to No-Kill shelters in areas of the country where people are looking to adopt them in places like: Washington State, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois & Kansas!

Since we were founded in September 2019, we have saved more than 1,100 puppies & dogs with no public funding or permanent structure. We are a 100% foser-based rescue using a network of volunteers to care for all these hundreds of dogs until we can get them onto transports. We pay for their medical care & transportation for these dogs & we rely on donations to keep going.

You can become a PAW

Your donation saves lives!

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization & your donation is tax-deductable!

We’re excited to share that HOT-PAWS has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid (GuideStar)!

Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our NonprofitProfile: guidestar.org


HOT-PAWS by the Numbers

Adoption Stories

Update: We’ve transported 1,000 dogs to their forever homes since we started!

Support HOT-PAWS by purchasing a beautiful 2022 Calendar!

You can purchase one from one of our supporters (shown in image), from The Kittery or HOT-PAWS representatives, or online on our partner The Kittery’s site.

Every cent of the $10 purchase price goes directly to the care of our rescued pets!


Have You Lost or Found a Pet?

Petco Love Lost

PETCO’s LoveLost Program  is reuniting animals and their people online. This free, centralized lost and found tool is a single database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets quicker and easier. It is used by many shelters in our community to display all lost and found pets. Having all lost and found pets posted in the same place means that distressed pet owners no longer need to check dozens of different sources every day.

You can register your pets in the database right now so that if they ever go missing, the software will automatically alert you of animals in shelters that look like your pet.

Petco Love Lost is a FREE national database sponsored by Petco Love, formerly known as the Petco Foundation, so that there is never any expense to pet owners, finders or shelters!

Next time you see a lost/found post either in a group, on a neighborhood page or on a friend’s private account, link them to Petco Love Lost – you could be the reason a pet and his owner are reunited!