Wounded Paw Project ®
Be the Voice for the Voiceless ®
The Wounded Paw Project is raising awareness and taking action against the mistreatment of dogs and other animals!
We can’t do it without you!
Our focus is on saving dogs from high-kill shelters so they can be given a second chance at life. Additionally, we take the hard cases such as bait, tortured, and abused dogs, that most likely would be euthanized at a kill-shelter.
Giving a helping paw - our furry friends could use your four wheels. Click here to donate a vehicle to WPP.
Our motto is “Saving A Paw, to Save A Life” – Giving Them a Second Tail in life. We are a three-tiered organization.
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Latest Updates from WPP
8 Tips for Socializing Your Rescue Dog
This guide will give you everything you need in order to ensure that socializing your rescue dog is done correctly and safely.
The Essential Guide to Training A Rescue Dog
Training a rescue dog is much more than just teaching them how to sit and stay. It’s about understanding their unique challenges too!
Animal Cruelty Laws in Virginia
Check out this blog to learn about Virginia’s animal cruelty laws and what you can do to help protect animals!
Working to end Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL)
There’s a lot of work to be done when it comes to ending breed-specific legislation (BSL). Wounded Paw Project is on the front lines!
How To Report Animal Cruelty in Your Community
If you have ever seen an act of animal cruelty, you may feel overwhelmed and not sure what to do. It can be difficult to know how to report animal cruelty, especially if you don’t know the correct authorities to contact.
Animal Cruelty Prevention Month: How You Can Help
Every April, Animal Cruelty Prevention Month brings the issue of animal suffering to the forefront. It provides much-needed attention to a problem that has gone largely ignored for too long.
Daisy “Rainbow” Hernandez
Daisy “Rainbow” Hernandez was rescued from a shelter to fill the void to my human’s children. Their father was always gone to place like Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places for months and months at times. When he returned late 2008 something was different than his previous deployments. He was in constant pain and couldn’t get out of bed, the doctors kept feeding him pills after pills. He remained on active duty, but hid his physical and invisible wounds. However, I knew that I need to help him to save him from himself.
Giving Rescue & Shelter Dogs a Second Tail*
Wounded Paw Project (WPP) is dispelling the belief that shelter dogs are not practical candidates as Emotional Support Dogs. This notion is based upon the idea that by breeding, one can control temperament, wellness, and longevity. Anthropological data does not support the idea that upbringing and race/color influences level of performance or – more importantly – constructive contributor to society. Shelter Dogs exemplify the military creed [dogma] of “Service before Self”.
*Service, Emotional, Therapy, Comfort, Mobility, Sexual Trauma, Courts, etc.
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WPP Success Stories
Pebbles, is a one-of-a-kind pure loving dog. She is a rescue with a passion for children. She is currently in training to become a emotional
Originally name Rover from an Amish Community in Maryland. “Dover” had the natural instinct to heal and love. He is our first to be given
Obi was attacked and suffering from his own PTSD. Knowing that WPP is known for taking the hard cases. We did what most won’t or
Bella was a test of the Wounded Paw Project core competencies. She was to be euthanized for being dog aggressive. When we picked her up
Kane came from a dog fighting ring and was used to breed. We decompressed him and showed him love. And the rest is to your
Jazmine was one of our more severe cases. She came from West Virginia and was abused and left for dead in the woods. We trained