Our mission here at Peace and Paws is to match the world’s best dogs with the world’s best people. We are committed to improving the lives of these animals, supporting spay and neuter education and trap-neuter-and-return programs, and continually finding ways to preserve the well-being of these rescued animals. We are a non-profit, all volunteer, foster-based rescue committed to saving our treasured friends from high-kill shelters.
Peace and Paws is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dog rescue that began as a result from our own adoption experience. We started Peace and Paws by going through the adoption process ourselves (a lot like what you are doing now). We adopted a phenomenal dog from Alabama and wanted to make more of a difference for these incredible and deserving dogs.
We have successfully adopted more than 2,000 dogs and counting. Through our rescue work with Peace and Paws, we saw a need for safe, reliable transportation for the dogs and founded Rescue Riders Transport in 2008. We have been transporting dogs to other rescue groups, foster homes and adopters twice a month ever since. Rescue Riders Transport is USDA certified and fully compliant with local and state laws. We have met so many wonderful people along the way. Our adopters, volunteers, foster homes and donors are the backbone of Peace and Paws. The Peace and Paws family is a team of many with these common goals: to help as many homeless dogs as possible and give adopters a positive rescue experience. It has been an amazing, inspiring and rewarding journey that we would not trade for the world.
With gratitude. Melissa and Bo Hannon
Come Meet Our Pets...
If you are interested in meeting one of our dogs, please contact the rescue at PeaceandPaws29@yahoo.com to receive and application and explanation of the process.
Our Adoption Process...
Thank you so much for inquiring with Peace and Paws and looking to adopt a rescue dog.Please go to our website Peaceandpaws.org to fill out an application. Here is a little about the process when the dogs are fostered out of state with our sister rescues. The adopted pups will be coming up to their adoptive families on our own USDA certified transport RescueRidersTransport.com and/or to their local foster family.
Since there are not enough foster homes locally, many of the dogs are still being fostered with our sister rescues in AL, TN and (the two main rescues we work with are in these locations). Our sister rescues located in the south and are overwhelmed with their numbers of abandoned and surrendered dogs/pups (New England does not have the problems most other parts of the country have) so we post their dogs while they are waiting to get into their foster homes here in NE. What this does is give the pups/dogs exposure in NE in hopes of getting them preadopted. Preadoption means people have the option of adopting prior to transport to NE if the dog/pup is not here in NE yet. Our transports run every other weekend and occasionally every weekend depending. Many pups are local and we are currently building an on-sight adoption center.
Once your application is processed, we ask that you talk to the foster family and they will be more than happy to answer any questions to make sure the dog you are interested in is a good match. Thank you so much, Peace and Paws
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