PO Box 6701 * Jefferson City, MO * 65102



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About Us


People Helping Paws Dog Rescue is a  rescue and pet food pantry located in Jefferson City, MO. We specialize in pulling bully breeds from kill shelters in our area.  We save at risk dogs that have medical issues preventing them from being adopted.  We are committed to them simply because they have NO ONE.  These dogs are at the shelter because they have been abandoned, lost, neglected, discarded or abused and many of them have no way out but rescue.  They are without family, love or representation.  We are their voice....their future.

People Helping Paws Dog Rescue does not accept owner surrenders.  We do not have the resources.  The dogs we rescue have no one to care for them or make decisions on their behalf.  As the owner of a dog, only you can make the right choices for the health, safety and wellness of the dog for which you are responsible.  Please consider all options for your pet.


Adoptable Dogs

Our adoption fee is $175.00 for dogs. This includes spayed/neutered, vaccinated and heart worm tested as appropriate for age and micro-chipped. Almost all of our dogs require a fenced yard. This is for their safety. All dogs are INSIDE only pets. We do not adopt dogs that will be living outside on a chain, in a fenced yard or in an outdoor kennel. Our dogs are all kennel and house trained for this very reason. 

**Please note: We reserves the right to do home visits and vet checks on all dogs adopted through our organization. Thank you for considering a rescue dog!  


Adoptable Dogs




Remember Luna, our first tornado pup? Luna came back to us last week because her adopter has a medical emergency. She’s in a very temporary foster.

Luna is 6 months old, weighs about 30#. LOVES people, all dogs, everything she meets. Her mask is a beautiful chestnut brown.  She is kennel and house trained.



Sweet Claire....Approx 3 years old and was pulled along with her son Luke within  minutes of being euthanized.  Claire gets along with other dogs with a proper introduction but no cats please.  She is fully vetted and heartworm negative.  She is also house and kennel trained.



Ms Nala has a had a very rough life.  For seven years she was chained to an old freezer to have litter after litter of puppies all while being heartworm positive.  Well her luck has now changed.  She has finished her heartworm treatments and is fully vetted.  She is house and kennel trained, likes other dogs but no cats please.  



Mr Mac is one handsome dude.  He has had a bit of bad luck.  His adoptive mom died and was then adopted out only to be dumped back in the same kill shelter where we pulled him from when he was 6 months old.  Mac is 7 years old, LOVES the kitties but has some anxiety with other dogs we are looking for doggie free but with kitties home.  He is house and kennel trained and an all around awesome guy!

Adoptable Dogs



 Abandoned and left to die with a family of her own, Twiggy managed the best she could.  When rescued, she only had 1 pup with her.  A tiny 3 week old baby.  Twiggy was not able to feed her any longer as her milk had all dried up.  They were found just in time.  They are both in a foster home while Twiggy goes through heartworm treatment.



Mr Luke....just an all around sweet lovable goof ball.  He is Claire's son who was also saved from being euthanized in a small rural facility.  He is approx 7 months old and is a large dog.  Fully vetted, kennel trained and working on his house training.



Found as a stray...emaciated and sick, Dozer was signed over to us.  Dozer is an english bulldog mix who just turned 3.  He is house trained but hates a kennel.  He is dog selective and not kitties please.




Please download our adoption or foster application and email it to us for review!

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