We can so we do!

Clove May 2017   

We don't receive any government funding and our ability to save animals relies completely on donations from the public. 


No donation is too small - thank you! 

Donate Today! 

Trixie - June 2017

Nearly all our dogs live in foster homes which helps them relax and also helps us get to know them. We can find your perfect match!

Adopting a pet from Poor Paws Rescue makes space for us to save another animal in need.

We are volunteer staffed and non profit so your adoption fee will go towards helping other dogs in need. 

Why Adopt From Us?

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”― Albert Einstein


Poor Paws Rescue became 501c3 NJ charity in 2014.  Our founder, Cara Chanin Szeles had been involved in dog rescue and decided she could make a difference and operate a volunteer based dog rescue in Central New Jersey.  Our dogs are fostered in private homes, where they are treated as part of a family and given love, training and care.  Our goal is that no dog we rescue will ever have to suffer again. 


​We are an all breed rescue that primarily rescues dogs from high kill facilities in the south.  The most common breeds we see are Chihuahua mixes, lab mixes and terrier mixes. 


If you can't adopt we are always looking for DONATIONSFOSTER HOMES and VOLUNTEERS! Please contact  Cara Szeles at poorpawsrescue@gmail.com or 352-345-5900 for information. 

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