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 unless it is a medical or abuse situation.  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 $225.00.. This includes spayed/neutered, vaccinated,  heart worm tested as appropriate for age. flea/tick preventative, heart worm preventative 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 8 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!



 Bebe is is an 8 yr old Border Collie mix that was an owner surrender due to a family medical emergency.
She is looking for a foster or forever home. Bebe has some sight and hearing issues so we will be providing all her food and vetting if she moves into a forever foster due to medical needs. 



Gloria is the last of Mya's looking for adoption. They are 13 weeks old, vetted to age and are house and kennel trained.  They LOVE everything, kids, cats and dogs!

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 and was heart worm positive.  They were found just in time. 

Sassy her baby has since been adopted and Twiggy has finished her heart worm treatments and is going great.



 Freddie is a 7 year old Lab/Shepherd mix. He was an owner surrender after the tornado took his home and the new place didn't allow pitties. Look at that precious face? He's no pittie! He is still adjusting to his new life while being fostered in a home with a child and cats. He is looking for his forever home. Fully vetted and house/kennel trained although he needs no kennel. 



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.



Mya is an 11 mth old Lab/Plott Hound mix. She was an owner surrender this year on Mothers Day along with her 7 four week old puppies. The owners did not properly care for her while pregnant or afterwards and Mya lost 7 puppies....yes she had 14 total. She is looking for her forever home. She is in a foster home with a dog, child and cats. She is an all around wonderful dog. Fully vetted and house/kennel trained. 



 Remington is a 12 yr old Chocolate Lab. He was pulled from a kill shelter after the owners surrendered him because they would not treat his heartworms and were going to just tie him up back outside where he had escaped from. He is looking for his forever foster or forever home. He finished up his heartworm treatment months ago and is doing great. He does have chronic ear infections from lack of proper care. so we will be providing all his food and vetting if he moves into a forever foster due to medical needs. 



  Lucy is a 2.5 year old lab/plott hound mix. She was an owner surrender due to a family medical emergency. She is looking for her forever home. She is in a foster home with kids and dogs....NO CATS as she has a high prey drive. Fully vetted and house/kennel trained.  


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

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