Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 462-8840

Shelters Service Area
Broward, Miami Dade, Palm Beach

About the Animal Shelter

Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue, Inc. was founded in January 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We are a No-kill, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization. Since we are a no-kill rescue, we are often subjected to more than just the basic care of an animal. Our Vet services are not free. Hollywood Animal Hospital helps us with offering discounted vet care. But even so the bills add up especially when one of our rescues needs a lot of extra care. We are comprised ENTIRELY of volunteers with full-time careers and families. We do the rescue stuff (which is our true passion) after work and on the weekends. So if your phone calls or emails are not answered by a live person right away --- it's probably because we are at work and will call you when we get home.

Adoption Process

We are of the belief that there is a perfect home for every homeless pet. We just need the time to find it. Most of the animals in our care have been rescued, so we ensure their new homes will be better than the last. We ask every potential adoptee to complete an adoption application. The board reviews each application and the best home for the pet will be chosen. We arrange for a home visit; use a legal and binding adoption contract and charge an adoption fee that is applied towards the vet bill and care of the pet. In most cases the adoption fee does not cover our out -of-pocket costs so we rely upon the help of many to place the animal in its final home.

Meet the Pets

For the most part, we reply primarily on the internet because we all work full-time jobs during the week! We do not have a physical building - but we try to participate in Saturday adoption events from 11am - 3pm, on a regular basis. Our new home is the new Petsmart in Fort Lauderdale, located at 1700 N. Federal Highway, a little south of Whole Foods, and directly across from Zona Fresca. It is always best to check the Upcoming Events page of our website or give us a call to find out where we are going to be. Week nights 954-462-8840 eves after 8pm or on the week-ends: 954-579-3753. Our email is monitored day and night, and is the best way to contact us. Email: Website:

Animals at Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue