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Our Featured Golden Valley, AZ Partner:

For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

8115 W. Oatman Hwy
Golden Valley, AZ 86413
(928) 897-7304
Email:
Website:
http://www.fortheluvofpaws.org

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve all of Mohave, Coconino, and Maricopa Counties, Arizona; Clark County, Nevada; Needles, California.

About Our Rescue Group:

For the Luv of Paws is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 'no kill' rescue/sanctuary. 2014 is our 10th year of operation; staffed entirely by volunteers. The rescue/sanctuary is located on 10 acres approximately 25 miles outside of Kingman, AZ. We take in owner surrendered pets, pull animals from the county shelter, and rescue strays from city streets. All of our rescue animals are spayed or neutered and brought current on their vaccinations before being adopted out.

Special Programs:

Pet Partners for Seniors program for seniors 60+ years of age, on a fixed income, who would like a companion animal. When able, we provide food, treats, toys and transportation to and from vet appts. Adoption fee is reduced by 50% for adult dogs or cats only. Application and home check required.

Pets for Disabled Veterans (service related disabilities). A companion animal is provided to the veteran with a reduced adoption fee. Screening process and home check required; fenced yard for dogs required; cats must be indoors only. When available, we provide help with food, treats, toys; also provide transportation to a veterinarian, if needed.

We also operate a thrift shop in downtown Kingman, Paws-itively Charming Thrift Shoppe & Pet Boutique, which benefits the community by selling gently used items at very affordable prices and the proceeds go directly to the care and comfort of our animals. It is staffed entirely by wonderful, friendly volunteers. 99% of the inventory is donated by the public in Kingman and surrounding areas and Las Vegas, Nevada; the other 1% is handmade and commercial pet products. It has been called 'the best little thrift shop anywhere' by many, many of our customers. We have on-going raffles and aluminum can drives to help raise funds for ongoing operating costs. We provide a large array of literature on spay/neuter, adopting and caring for a pet, training, etc.

For the Luv of Paws is a member organization; annual membership is $15 (individual), $25 (family), $250 (lifetime); We provide membership cards and logo T-shirts are available for $12 and $13. Membership forms can be picked up at the thrift shop or online on our website.

We are always looking for volunteers who would enjoy working in the shop for a few hours a day, a full day or as a fill-in for our regular volunteers; it's a fun place to spend a few hours of your time, whether volunteer or customer.

Volunteers are also needed at the sanctuary for property upkeep, socializing, walking and/or training our dogs, cleaning pens, catteries, brushing/grooming/nail clipping; building projects, etc.

We also need donations, including alfalfa hay pellets, which we use as cat litter,(1800 lbs. used a month); cat/dog food, canned and/or dry; rawhide and other treats, new or used toys; paper towels, baby wipes, detergent, bleach, borax, etc. Our wish list is posted on our web site. Donations can be dropped off at the shop, 204 No. 4th Street in Kingman, at the rescue, at Feathered Friends, 2845 Airway in Kingman, or we will gladly come pick them up.

All donations, goods or monetary, are tax deductible and donors are provided with written receipts.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our pets' photos and mini-biographies can be seen on petfinder.com (zip code 86413); adoptapet.com; our website www.fortheluvofpaws.org; on our color flyers at our shop, feed stores, vet offices, post offices, etc. in Kingman.

Appointments can be made to come out to the sanctuary to see all of our precious animals. We require the appointment be made at least 24 hours in advance. Sundays are open to the public without appt from noon to four pm.

We have mega yard sales (three days) three times a year in April, August and December. Dates are posted at our shop and on our website as soon as they are set. The yard sales are also publicized in the Standard Weekly and Kingman Daily Miner one week before the sales.

We will be having our 8th annual open house in March 2015 at the rescue; date will be posted and publicized as soon as set. There will be tours of the property, refreshments, raffles, giveaways, literature packets and, of course, adoptions.

Please call 928-897-7304 if you would like more information about any of our scheduled or upcoming events.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption application; home check; adoption fee, which covers spay/neuter and vaccinations. Secure, fenced yard required for all dogs; cats, indoors only.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.