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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.

Help Prairie Paws with Holiday Wishes!

Can Prairie Paws be the winner of a $100,000 grant this holiday season? The Petco Foundation's Holiday Wishes campaign in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, is back - and we could win one of 33 grants, up to $100,000!

This year our Holiday Wishes campaign theme is Love Changes Everything and unlike previous years where you submitted the stories, we want to hear directly from our adopters whose lives have been filled with love.

How does it work?

-Adopters submit stories to the Petco Foundation about how adopting an animal from your organization not only changed the life of the animal, but also changed theirs. The Petco Foundation is looking for those great adoptions success stories where love truly has changed everything.

-Next, after reviewing nominations, the Petco Foundation will select the best Holiday Wishes stories and invite the finalist organizations associated with those stories to complete a grant application.

It's that easy! We would love to invite our former adopters to participate in this campaign and share your stories with the Petco Foundation on how your furry friend has made a difference in your life. Get started here!

SAVE THE DATE: Raise the Woof!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 30th! Raise the Woof will be back in Jamestown at the Gladstone Inn & Suites! Last year's fundraiser with Raise The Woof was a huge success, and we are excited to bring them back! Keep checking back as more info will be announced soon.

For more information on the Raise The Woof Comedy Show, click here.

Vote for Prairie Paws Daily in the Shelter Challenge!

Banner for Shelter ChallengeFor several years, Prairie Paws has participated in the Shelter Challenge, and we still hope to one day win a state challenge! With your help and your daily votes, we could be awarded with a $1,000 donation, which is awarded to one shelter each month.

    How To Vote:
  • Click the banner above, or visit the Shelter Challenge website
  • In the 'Shelter Search' form, type in "prairie paws," or search for us by state
  • Click Vote!

Thank you, and remember to vote daily!

Comfort for Critters!

Comfort for Critters located in Illinois donated handcrafted blankets to the pets at Prairie Paws Rescue. Shiloh and Marble look pretty cozy and are enjoying the blankets. For more information about Comfort for Critters check out their website: you from the rescued pets at Prairie Paws.

Thank you, PBK Elementary!

Pingree Buchanan Kensal Elementary school had a coin drive fundraiser called 100 coins for 100 days of school. The proceeds were donated to Prairie Paws Rescue. Precious and Pooh Bear are showing off the funds raised. Thank you for considering Prairie Rescue for the proceeds!

Prairie Paws & Amazon Smile

We are now part of Amazon Smile! Like Amazon, shop online on, and .5% of your total purchase will be donated to Prairie Paws. Click the banner below to get started!

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Thank You, Gate City Bank and Random Acts of Kindness!

Jamestown Gate City Bank and Random Acts of Kindness awarded Prairie Paws a $100 gift card to continue helping with supplies needed for the pets in our care. Thank you for your generous donation!

Thank You, Modern Woodmen!!

Prairie Paws Rescue would like to say a special thanks again to John Saul of Modern Woodmen. John donated a $100 shopping spree at Jamestown Tractor Supply Company to Prairie Paws Rescue.  The rescue was in need of leashes, pine shavings, puppy training pads, and pill pockets. Thank you for the generous donation for the pets at Prairie Paws Rescue!!

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!!

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!!

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!!

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Featured Pet of the Week

Meet Dunkin!

Hi, I'm Dunkin! I am a male Dachshund puppy who came to as a stray from the pound. I was born sometime around September 3, 2015. Right now, I am living with my foster family, and they are teaching me basic puppy skills.

To read more about Dunkin, and for a full list of animals available for adoption at Prairie Paws Rescue, visit our PetFinder page.