Paws for Love is a volunteer non-profit foundation. We depend solely on donations and the proceeds from our events to accomplish our mission of assisting animals at risk.
The heart of our annual February fundraising gala—called “Paws for Love”—is a captivating gallery of paintings created by shelter and rescue animals. In addition to the sale of these paintings, we also feature a grand benefit auction—both silent and live–with vacation getaways, services, merchandise, pet-related packages, and award-winning wines.
Funds raised from this event, as well as from smaller events held throughout the year and private donations, greatly benefit the animals of Sonoma County, the Bay Area, and beyond. The Paws for Love Foundation provides funds to rehabilitate adoptable animals by providing necessary medical treatment, rehabilitation, and adoption expenses, for animals in shelters and foster care programs.
Here are a few of the groups and individuals who have received funding from the Paws for Love Foundation in the year 2021:
- Forgotten Felines of Sonoma Co.
- Moonsong Malamute Rescue
- Silicon Valley Pet Project
- Ember’s Wildflower Bunny Rescue
- 10 Lives Rescue & Sanctuary
- Colorado Feline Rescue
- El Dorado Co German Shepherd Rescue
- Golden Retriever Rescue S Nevada
- East of Eden K9 Rescue
- Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
- Golden Oldies Cat Rescue
- Fuzz Ball Animal Rescue
- Lily’s Legacy
- Sonoma County Animal Services
- Lorelei’s Legacy
- Road Dogs & Rescue
- Friends of the Animal Community
- Newborn Kitten Rescue
- Animal Rescue Mission
- Rocket Dog Rescue
If you think you or your group may qualify for funding from the Paws for Love Foundation, please review our FUNDING GUIDELINES here. Animals benefitting from funding must be within a rescue or shelter program, or being fostered and rehabilitated for adoption. Applications are available upon request. For more information, email Ellyn Boone.