Frequently Asked Questions
We are a non-profit incorporated on January 1, 2014, and are an official 501c3 non-profit organization. Gray Paws has NO PAID EMPLOYEES. Everything is done by the co-founders, board directors, and volunteers. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Large dogs (>40 pounds+) must be 10 or older
Small dogs (<40 pounds) must be 12 or older
We provide three programs:
- Home-based Sanctuary
- Forever Foster Care/Adoption Medical Coverage Program
- Love Your Animal for Life (LOYAL) Program
Most of the senior dogs we work with are from private owners in crisis. We also sponsor dogs from local shelters, animal control, and other rescue groups.
No – the dogs in the sanctuary are not available for adoption. Transitions are very difficult for older dogs and once with us – we are their “forever” home and family. If you are interested in rescuing a senior dog, please visit our Senior Dog Rescue & Forever Medical Coverage Program page.
We provide preventive and routine medical care, physical therapy, socialization, and LOVE. When a dog shows any unusual signs we seek medical consultation and treatment as deemed appropriate. We provide palliative care and hospice care. Our dogs are helped to cross to the “Rainbow Bridge” by our home visiting vet when their quality of life deteriorates to a level where they (and we) are no longer happy and wagging our tails.
The dogs are posted on the Gray Paws Sanctuary Facebook Page. (They are not here on the website) If you see a posted dog that you are interested in - send a message to Gray Paws with your email address. We will send you information on how the program works. We pay for medical care for the duration of the dog's life. More Information
The overwhelming need at this time is funding to pay for medical care for the senior dogs in the sanctuary and placed into homes. We need and appreciate all donations and fundraising support more than you know!! Donate Today