About | Dusty Paws Rescue

Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc., was established in June of 2007 and is a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization.  We consist of 7 board members, roughly 80 volunteers and about 15 fosters; none of whom receive any type of compensation for their contribution to the organization. (Tax ID: 20-8905596)

Dusty Paws Rescue’s mission is to save abandoned, neglected, and/or abused animals.  The majority of our animals come from shelters where they are deemed ‘unadoptable’ for medical or behavioral reasons or sometimes simply because the shelter is too full.  The rest of the animals find their way to us in miscellaneous ways, such owners surrendering their animals to us or asking us for help in finding a new home for their animal.

We have a wonderful group of fosters who place these animals temporarily into their foster homes where they are cared for while they await their new permanent homes.  For some animals, this is their first experience being loved and cared for.  Our fosters care for the animal through adoption, and many fosters often have multiple animals at one time.

While in our foster program, the animals receive spay/neuter surgery, all vaccinations, micro-chipping and any additional medical care they require, no matter what the issue.  All supplies are paid for by Dusty Paws Rescue, such as food, crates, blankets and/or warm clothing, as well as all vet bills.


Board Members | Dusty Paws Rescue

Diane Meranda
President & Co-Founder

Wayne Meranda
Vice President & Co-Founder

Susan Daley
Director & Co-Founder

Dolly Jackson

Paulette Murillo

Dan Etzel
Director & Co-Founder

Julie Etzel