Grand-Paws mission is to rescue primarily large breed senior dogs who’ve been abandoned.  We rescue from local high-kill shelters and let them live out their lives in our sanctuary or in one of our wonderful foster homes: happy, safe, and loved.

When appropriate, we attempt to find permanent, loving homes for them.  However, we choose the large breed seniors because they are less likely to be adopted from the shelters.

People don’t realize the joy you receive from rescuing a senior dog.  Seeing an old dog renew some of their spunk when they’re given proper nutrition, exercise, and love is extraordinary.  They may be a little slow, hard of hearing, have deteriorating  eyesight, and a graying muzzle, but there’s still charm and dignity in these old dogs yet.  Despite their condition they never feel sorry for themselves.  Young or old, they all have so much to offer and so much love to give.