Giving Thanks


The month of November is all about giving thanks! As we review the year, we count our blessings and the things for which we are thankful. As we approach Veteran’s Day, we are reminded of those that gave their lives in the search of peace during the worst of times in recent history. We salute the veterans of all species who gave their lives during that time, from the pigeon transporting an important coded message, to the post carrier dogs and our human counterparts. Lest we forget…

As we take a minute of silence to honor them, we are also reminded of all the things we are thankful for. Paw Prints in the Sand has many people to thank:

  • Our FOSTERS and their families, who step up to save lives in the nick of time and diligently care for our rescued animals
  • Our VOLUNTEERS, who in one way or another help our rescues find loving homes, from volunteering during our adoption events, conducting home checks, caring for our pets, or coming up with ways to help raise funds for the rescue
  • Our DONORS, who donate funds or much needed in-kind donations that go towards the animals in our care and who allow us to continue our mission to save lives
  • Our ADOPTERS, who have opened their homes and their hearts to a rescue pet
  • Our FOLLOWERS, who share our rescue message and cross-post across our various social media platforms

To all of you, we cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done. We could not do what we do without you.  Because of you, we can continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless pets.

It is because of our dedicated and compassionate fosters and volunteers that we can continue to fight for the voiceless. If you would like to join our efforts:

  • To FOSTER, please visit By following this link, you can learn what fostering is about and the many benefits of fostering for Paw Prints in the Sand.
  • To VOLUNTEER, please visit There are many opportunities to volunteer for our rescue and we look forward to counting you amongst our team!
  • To DONATE, if you are unable to foster or volunteer, you can donate any amount at Or help our mission by donating the much needed items listed in our Amazon Wish List
  • To ADOPT a furry one! Visit, to meet all of our pets waiting to snuggle in your arms
  • To FOLLOW US – we are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where we share our stories, post photos of our pets available for adoption and highlight adoption and fundraising events and initiatives

In the end, the most thankful and grateful are the animals in our rescues that owe their lives to you! We wish you all an amazing Thanksgiving and look forward to welcoming the holiday season!