WHAT WE DO
Thankful Paws delivers pet food and supplies to help keep pets and their people together. Our mission helps reduce the number of pets euthanized at shelters as well as promotes a more healthy lifestyle for pet owners. Currently, Thankful Paws delivers to low-income senior housing facilities in Baltimore and Harford Counties, Maryland.
Thankful Paws also serves those who are temporarily homeless and in a difficult situation. We understand difficult circumstances happen to us all, and we don't want people to needlessly abandon their pets while experiencing homelessness. We would not want anyone to make a permanent decision based on a temporary situation.
It is our heart to reach out and help those who are often forgotten and undervalued in society.
Hero...the inspiration for & co-founder of Thankful Paws.
OUR HEART BEHIND
Founded in 2011, Thankful Paws is a Maryland charity that celebrates the unconditional love of pets. Our programs are specifically designed to help people and pets live better lives.
Hero was the founding inspiration behind our mission. He personally attended over 200 events and oversaw most of the deliveries. He shared his compassion with everyone he met. During Hero's life, we delivered over 75 tons of pet food and supplies. It is our heart to continue the PAWsome work that was started in his name. Sadly, in 2019 he lost his battle with Cushing's Disease, and now every year, we host a fundraiser in his memory to help find a cure.
Hero is also the subject of a children's book that encourages young people to find the beauty in everyone they meet and to live their lives with forgiveness and self-control.