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Welcome, Friends!

Our volunteers at Prairie Paws Rescue want to thank you for dropping by our site to take a look at the lovable animals that we have for adoption.  We are dedicated to rescuing pets in bad situations. Most of the animals you see here have been saved from cruel or neglectful situations and often from death.  Thanks to many kind-hearted foster parents, they are being well cared for until you can give them a special place in your home and heart. 

If you see one of the fur-kids on our site that you would like to meet, please contact us, and we'll set up an appointment for a visit.

Thank You, Modern Woodmen!!

Prairie Paws Rescue would like to say a special thanks to John Saul of Modern Woodmen. John made a special and much needed donation to our organization. His donation helped Prairie Paws purchase four pet crates at Tractor Supply Co. of Jamestown to transport animals from harms way to our rescue, to vet appointments, adoption events, and to foster homes safely.

Thanks again, John, for your donation and helping our animals at Prairie Paws!!

4th of July Safety Tips (from ASPCA)

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips:

Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended 4th of July Pomeranianwhere pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.

Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.

Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.

Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.

Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingestions can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets.

Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.

Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

Thanks for joining us for Lunch With the Bunny!

Prairie Paws Easter Bunny

A BIG thank you to the families that joined us for Lunch With the Bunny on April 19th at Hardee's in Jamestown!! We appreciate the time and donations given to us to help us celebrate Easter for a great cause!

We had a great time having lunch at Hardee's and watching the kids meet and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! It was a great afternoon! Thanks again to those that joined us and made donations to Prairie Paws Rescue. Another special thanks to Hardee's for providing us with a great meal and friendly atmosphere. Another thank you to Matt Sheppard of CSI News for supplying these great pictures of our fundraiser.

Please visit our News page for all of our upcoming fundraisers and special events! We'll see you there!

Miranda Lambert and MuttNation Foundation Make a Generous Donation to Prairie Paws!

Miranda Lambert and Kaye John Country music star Miranda Lambert loves dogs, and her MuttNation Foundation has spread that love, along with thousands of dollars, all over the U.S. — including Jamestown’s own Prairie Paws Rescue.

The local rescue organization received $3,000 this week from Lambert and her charity.

“I burst into tears when I opened the mailbox and opened the letter,” said Kaye John, co-founder of Prairie Paws. “… we never get money of that denomination given to us — we feel like we’ve hit the lottery and then some.”

To read the entire story, visit the Jamestown Sun. Thank you, Miranda, Lambert family, and MuttNation Foundation!!

Raise The Woof: THANK YOU!!

Flyer for Raise The Woof
Raise The Woof was a success!!

Thank you to all of those who purchased a ticket and made a donation to support our fundraiser. This has been one of the most successful and beneficial fundraisers that Prairie Paws has had yet!

Thank you again to our sponsors: Big Dog Country Radio, RM Stoudt, Dr. Dawn's Pet Stop, Gary and Lou Mayer, Eileen Pfarr, Southwood Vet, Petco Foundation, and Shady's Lounge!

Thank you for making Raise The Woof a great night for Prairie Paws!!

Meet Our Felines at Bismarck Petco!

Picture of cats for adoption in Bismarck Petco

Stop by and visit The Petco Cat Adoption Center in Bismarck, ND that has 1-4 Prairie Paws Rescue cats and kittens waiting for adopters. Come meet our friendly felines who are looking for homes. All medical work is completed including spay/neutering, shots, worming, flea treatment, some are already declawed.feline leukemia test(negative) and vet exams. Adoption fees are only $50 + tax with an approved application.

Note: A BIG Thank You to the "HIT" program for volunteering to care for theses cats prior to adoption. We couldn't continue the success of our adoptions without YOU!

Pet "Meet & Greets"

Prairie Paws Rescue has a "Pet Meet and Greet" the 2nd Saturday of each month at Tractor Supply Co. located at 1100 5th Ave SE in Jamestown, running from 10am-2pm. Free will donations are appreciated to help with extra medical costs for our rescued pets, including pets' dental cleanings, and other medical costs that are not passed on to adopters.

Note: A BIG THANKS to everyone who helps and especially to those who adopt our fur-friends!!

Thank You, Alyssa and Friends!!

Alyssa and friends with donated birthday items

Alyssa (pictured in the back, far right) has recently celebrated her 10th birthday, and asked for donations for Prairie Paws Rescue in place of her birthday gifts. A belated Happy Birthday to Alyssa, and thanks to you and your friends for the generous donations!!

Thank You, JMS!!

The 17th Annual Penny Drive was held at Jamestown Middle School, which raised over $10,000 for three different organizations and to those in need. Prairie Paws Rescue was given over $3,000 in donations, thanks to the students and staff at Jamestown Middle School. Kaye John attended the ceremony with Prairie Paws dog, Howdy, to accept the generous donation. Thank you, Jamestown Middle School! We appreciate your donations and for your consideration to Prairie Paws!

Photo by John M Steiner of The Jamestown Sun
Photo by John M. Steiner of The Jamestown Sun

Happy Tails

Frankie the long haired Dachshund was rescued from an area pound. There are many dogs that never make it into loving families as there are not enough foster Frankie and Graciehomes or room at shelters to keep all of them. Frankie came to Prairie Paws and met his forever family thru the website. Gracie had been watching his picture and knew that Frankie was meant to be her dog.

After the family went through the adoption process, Gracie and Frankie met and it was an instant attraction. Frankie acted like he had known the family forever. Frankie and Gracie are a great pair!

Request for Photos

Have you adopted a pet from Prairie Paws Rescue? We have had a successful year with over 160 adoptions. We are looking for "HAPPY TAILS" photos of the adopted pets. We would love to include your adopted pets' photos and any story you might have about them. Please email photo and information to:

Foster Homes Needed

Photo of owner Estrella and foster dogsAs many of you know, Prairie Paws Rescue has no facilities for housing pets. We depend upon foster homes to take in pets until permanent homes are found. Fostering an animal can be as short as overnight, or as long as several months. The animals are placed in foster homes where nurturing begins, and during that time their medical process is completed before being adopted. If you are interested in becoming a foster caretaker to a pet, please contact us.

Dog Rescue & Relief Award presented to Prairie Paws

Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 17:15:52 -0400

Dear Prairie Paws Rescue,

We at truly admire those who dedicate time out of their lives towards helping dogs. After visiting your website and reading about your organization we strongly feel that Prairie Paws Rescue is responsible for not only saving countless dog's lives but also for improving the quality of life for many animals. While there are countless dog lovers in the world, very few strive to make the world a better place for dogs everywhere and we thank you for that.

We are pleased to present Prairie Paws Rescue with our Dog Rescue & Relief Award.

We thank you for all the time and hard work your organization provides for dogs in need. We understand what a difficult task this can be and hope that this token of our appreciation will show you how much you really are valued in the hearts of all dog owners.

Thanks again for all that you do!

Best regards,

Steven - Chief Editor, Potty Train Dogs

Prairie Paws Rescue Supports Our Troops

Banner with Whitney John's welcome homeWhitney, Kaye John's daughter, was doing her part as a rescuer in Iraq as many rescue groups all over the USA were sending her food to feed the strays overseas on her off-duty hours. Now she helps with the rescue pets at Prairie Paws by helping drive animals during transports. She also helps foster some of the animals until permanent homes can be found.

Thank you, Whitney, for your service!!

Vote for Prairie Paws Rescue in the Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge!

Banner for Shelter Challenge

Please click on the Animal Rescue banner to the right and vote for Prairie Paws Rescue, Jamestown, ND! EVERY DAY counts as a new vote, so you can go back again and again. Thank you for your votes and your wonderful support and concern!

Images of pets available for adoption

Please Adopt Me!

We're Waiting for You...

For a full list of animals available for adoption at Prairie Paws Rescue, visit our PetFinder page.