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


  Sweet Beau was a frequent flyer at the local facility in his town.  He was not treated well in his home so we think he was out looking for his "real" family.  He has some scars and his skin is healing nicely but none of that prevents him from loving everything and everyone.  He is a real gentleman and loves to snuggle.  He is currently in boarding and is so lonely.  Please consider giving him a real home before the holidays.  We promise....this dog is the real deal!


  Remington is all about his bone, he carries it around. This sweet boy is feeling so much better than when he arrived in May. He has completed his heartworm treatment and is ready to have a real family who will love him unconditional. He’s an 11 year old chocolate lab, loves everyone and everything. You may recall he was on a chain for 10 years.  


Brick is a 1.5 yr old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who was living in a rural shelter for 1 ½ months. Thanks to social media we were notified that this beautiful boy was going to be euthanized on June 8th if he wasn’t adopted or pulled by a rescue and we were able to save him. Brick is still very puppy like in his behavior and seemed to have no training when he arrived here. Within a day he showed us how smart he was by learning to sit on command. He is high energy and loves to play with other dogs but he does play rough so it is best that he only play with dogs close to his own size. . He is house and kennel trained and dog/cat friendly.

Adoptable Dogs


 Where do we begin....Only a year old, owned by drug abuses and chained like a yard ornament.  No food, water or shelter Bandit lived his lonely days wishing someone would save him.  When we heard of Bandit, well you know what we did......Now he is fully vetted and no more chains.  Bandit is currently in boarding and needs a family to call his own.  He is very sweet and loving despite his past.


 Hi! My name is Lola. I am about 4 months old and a boxer/mastiff mix. I've been hanging out with my foster mom and her fur babies. I've decided I love other dogs, especially the big ones! I fit right in with them! I am very energetic and love chasing my toys. I LOVE belly rubs! I sleep through the night and I'm working on kennel and potty training 


 Garth was found as a stray in a small community where he was not treated very well. A wonderful family contacted us to help and we did. This boy is extremely sweet and loves kids, cats, dogs and even bunnies. He is doing very well in his foster home and is becoming a much more confident dog. He is overcoming his fear of the unknown and is learning what a leash is. He is potty trained and learning what a kennel is. Won't someone give this sweet boy the home he deserves? 


Discarded like trash after not being able to have puppies.....this sweet girl was so sick with infec

Discarded like trash after not being able to produce any more puppies.  Malnourished, heartworm positive and full of infection.  She had an emergency spay to save her life.  She is resting comfortably in a foster home while waiting to start her treatment.  She LOVES everyone and everything.  Now all she needs is a family to call her own.


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

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