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Mission Statement

Paw Placement: A Helping Hand for Pets is a non-profit, no-kill organization. We are dedicated to finding committed homes for cats and dogs whose owners cannot continue quality care due to unforeseen circumstances. Our goal is to "re-home" displaced animals based upon thoughtful consideration of the animals' best interests.


Paw Placement was founded by Jenny Dâ Amore and Jeannine Petersen, combining 20 years of experience in animal rescue. The two women decided to unite this expertise in attempt to mitigate the ever-growing number of animals in Arizona who are abandoned at municipal shelters. Paw Placement aims to be a safe middle ground between a previous owner and a loving new home; thereby, avoiding the traumatic and often lethal experience at Arizona Animal Care and Control. Most of Paw Placement's cats and dogs come to the organization from owners, stricken by unfortunate circumstances, who desperately want to see their animals adopted into loving permanent homes. Animals are released into Paw Placementâ s care by individuals who are going into assisted living, are afflicted with terminal illnesses or who can no longer care for their pet but are willing to foster the animals until Paw Placement is able to find a safe home. Paw Placement strives to be a Helping Hand for Pets and People. Knowing each individual animalâ s previous lifestyle, unique personality and history of health will help the group make successful matches between person and pet. By offering potential adopters full behavioral and medical disclosure about Paw Placement's cats and dogs, the organization is able to ensure that each pet is placed in the home best equipped to meet the animalâ s needs. When an animal enters Paw Placement's system, the previous owner surrenders all previous vet records and provides a heartfelt description of the animal. Every Paw Placement dog and cat has all vaccinations and the cats are tested for FIV and Feline leukemia. ALL of the animals are spayed/neutered.



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by RaeLin M. (October 4, 2010)
They are a great organization that does great things for cats and dogs. They are a no-kill shelter.