Giving Back


Outta the Cage is a rescue based in Los Angeles that focuses on saving urgent, at-risk dogs from overcrowded municipal shelters. They focus on seniors, special needs animals, and so-called dominant breeds. These dogs are often overlooked by potential adopters but through their care and expertise, these dogs can become wonderful companions. The shelter environment is chaotic and many times these dogs do not show their best selves behind kennel bars. Outta the Cage provides safe and structured foster homes, training if needed, networking, education, and breed advocacy so that these dogs can find the best possible forever families. This amazing organization truly embodies what rescue is all about. They fight for the underdogs and the ones who just need a little extra help getting seen. Some of the very best dogs in the shelter often go overlooked whether it be because of age, coloring, or breed related. We recognize their heartfelt commitment to these incredible dogs and are thrilled to feature them as our donation partner for Qtr 2, 2024.

Pup Culture Rescue - We are happy to announce that Pup Culture will be our donation recipient for Qtr 1, 2024. Led by Victoria Lily Shaffer, Pup Culture is a foster based rescue located in Southern California who specializes in saving at risk dogs from crowded high kill shelters. She started this rescue after her successful publication, Pup Culture: Stories, Tips, and the Importance of Adopting a Dog. In just 2 short years, Pup Culture has rescued over 500 dogs. Their remarkable work and care they provide their rescue pups makes them an exceptional organization to partner with.

A Purposeful Rescue is an organization out of Los Angeles that pulls mostly senior dogs or dogs who have medical issues from crowded kill shelters. These dogs are typically harder to place and require much more funds to get them healthy and ready to be put up for adoption. We are huge fans of this organization and truly admire the lifesaving work that they do. Their dogs are given access to extraordinary medical care, a network of loving fosters, extremely high quality, nutritious food to heal their bodies from the inside out, socialization, and training should they require it. This rescue does so much for their animals and we are proud to support them in their journeys. We might also mention, our wonderful chug, Cha Cha, came from this rescue and for that we will always be grateful to them.

The Lange Foundation is a private shelter in Los Angeles that pulls cats and dogs from the city's overcrowded municipal shelters. All of Los Angeles' city and county shelters are kill shelters so there is such a great need for privately owned shelters to help take some of the pressure off of these open intake shelters. The Lange Foundation's "Halfway Home" houses dogs and cats in a more comfortable and cozy environment. Their facility offers these animals a calm and safe environment to reside while awaiting their forever homes. Since this is a no kill shelter, every animal is given personalized attention, exercise, and enrichment while they await their forever family. Their facility has multiple catios for cats to enjoy fresh air, sunning, playtime, and lots of interaction from volunteers. They even have a catio for cats that are FIV+ where they have their own private space to live a comfortable and happy life. They have a second location, Bonnie's Sanctuary, a 4.5 acre property that cares for not only cats and dogs but also horses. For some animals, Bonnie's Sanctuary is their forever home. The Lange Foundation commits to providing forever care to these residents while ensuring they live a life full of dignity, love and respect. The Lange Foundation is committed to helping animals with medical needs, sick or injured animals, seniors, and animals who are victims of neglect. They are a well respected organization in Los Angeles and we are so grateful for their commitment to helping so many animals in need.

HIT Living Foundation is a Los Angeles based rescue that operates under 3 main foundational principles: Honesty Integrity, and Trust (HIT). They focus on rescuing and rehabilitating dogs from LA’s most underserved municipal shelters. They recently have expanded their reach internationally with an emphasis on spay and neuter assistance in the Bahamas as well as providing rescue assistance to stray and at risk dogs in Mexico. Community outreach and animal welfare education both domestically and internationally is at the forefront of their mission. They are a wonderful organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of these vulnerable pets and we are proud to have them as a donation recipient.

Marley's Mutts is a dog rescue based out of Kern County in Southern California. Since 2009, they have rescued more than 5,000 dogs. Their purpose and passion is to help bring hope back to these dogs and bring euthanasia numbers down. But they are so much more than solely a dog rescue. They have expanded to include multiple lifesaving initiatives. Their other programs include Pawsitive Change, Miracle Mutts, and Mutt Movers. Positive Change is a canine training program for dogs on death row. They match dogs facing euthanasia and place them with inmates in our prison system for a comprehensive 3 month training program not only enriching the lives of the inmate but ultimately saving these dogs' lives. Miracle Mutts is a canine therapy program focused on community outreach and enriching the human canine bond. Mutt Movers is their newest endeavor. In just 1 year, this program has moved over 1,000 dogs from overpopulated California shelters to less populated shelters in other communities. They are such a compassionate organization and we are thrilled to partner with them.


20% of profits from each sale that is made will go directly to the organizations that we feature. As we continue to grow, we may feature more than one recipient at a time. The more we can expand our reach, the more we can give back. It is truly our passion to help animals and it is the foundation upon which Giving Paws was built on. As you can imagine, operating a shelter or a rescue is expensive. The amount of money it can cost to feed and give these animals proper medical care can be astronomical. The financial burden on these organizations is immense; we want to help alleviate some of that stress so that they can focus on what's most important, caring for these animals and finding them loving homes. We are so grateful to these organizations and to all the people who devote their lives to advocating for animals.

If you would like your shelter or rescue to be considered for our donation program, please fill out the form below. We would love the opportunity to help you and your animals.