Welcome to Petite Paws Rescue Angels, Inc. Focusing on the rescue of the Yorkshire Terrier, but no canine paw too small.
We are an Indiana Corporation. We have officers located in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. We do not have a Shelter Facility. We use private foster homes with volunteers and members that are available in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Michigan.
We are an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.
We are always in NEED of Volunteers and Foster Homes.
Most of our foster kids are under 15 pounds. Please fill out our online
membership Application HERE to become a volunteer.
Looking to ADOPT? Please go to our Online Adoption Application Page HERE
If you know of a Yorkie in need or need to surrender a Yorkie or Toy Dog
under 15 pounds, please fill out our online surrender form HERE.
An estimated five million homeless animals are killed
every year to control pet overpopulation in the U.S.
PLEASE Spay and Neuter! Please Adopt don’t Shop!
DO NOT BUY a dog from a Pet Store! Adopt a rescue!
Learn WHERE Pet Store Puppies come from, click HERE
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
The Importance of Foster Homes
We will not lie and tell you that fostering a rescued dog is a “rewarding and wonderful” experience. Being foster parents can be both a rewarding and wonderful time in your life, but it is not all peaches and cream.
Foster homes coupled with volunteerism are indeed the most important and most needed resource for any rescue or shelter. Having a flexible and reliable group of fosters and volunteers give rescues the ability to build and to adapt to the ever changing world of animal rescue. The needs of our rescue can change in the blink of an eye. On Saturday we may discover we actually have an empty foster home but by Monday be begging for help again. When we are full, we cannot save the animals in need.
Providing foster care for a dog is a commitment. While Petite Paws and most other rescue groups make efforts to place foster dogs suited to your home, it can still be a challenge at times. As much a challenge as fostering can be, it can offer even larger rewards. The major reward comes on adoption day, just the look in the eyes of the new parents and you know, you helped make it all happen and saved the life of an unwanted and abandoned animal.
Click HERE to Join!
Proud Member of
– Pet Rescue Alliance of NW Indiana
– North West Indiana Pet Rescue Connection
– Northern Indiana Animal Rescue Coalition
– Indiana Proactive Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW)
– No Puppy Mills-Indiana Chapter
– Animal Advocacy Network of Indiana
– Defend Our Pets
– American Humane
“As custodians of this planet, it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love
and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding.
Please help to stop the madness.”
Every year in the United States, an estimated 5 million animals lose their lives in shelters because they are homeless. That is one pet life lost every 6.5 seconds.
It costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated 2 billion each year to round up, house, kill and dispose of homeless animals. The pet overpopulation epidemic is so staggering that for every animal born in the United States to have a home, each and every human being would have to own 6 dogs and 9 cats. So, in actuality, a family of four (2 parents and 2 small children) would have to own 24 dogs and 36 cats. For every child born, so are 15 dogs and 45 cats.
Pet overpopulation is a result of the irresponsible behavior of humans. Animals are just doing what comes naturally.
PLEASE spay and neuter your pets!
Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe