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Wounded Paw Project®

Be a voice for the voiceless

The Wounded Paw Project is raising awareness and
taking action against the mistreatment of dogs and other animals!

Our Mission

Our motto is “Saving A Paw, to Save A Life” – Giving Them a Second Tail as an Emotional Support Dog*.
We are a three-tiered organization:

How to Support Wounded Paw Project

FACT: Approximately 4 million dogs enter animal shelters every year.

FACT: 50% of Pit Bulls in shelters are euthanized. 

Wounded Paw Project is working to put an end to animal cruelty, breed discrimination, and the mistreatment of dogs and other animals around the world.

We can’t do it without you!

We are not a rescue. 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.

Latest Updates from WPP

  • Our Best Tips for Training Your Puppy

    If you’re a new dog owner, training your puppy is one of the most important things you can do to set them up for success. Puppies are like sponges –…

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  • Why You Should Adopt A Shelter Dog

    Why You Should Adopt A Shelter Dog

    When most people think of adoptable dogs, they think of puppies. While puppies are undeniably adorable, many other adoptable dogs need homes just as much as puppies do. One such…

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  • How to Keep Your Dog Cool During Summer

    How to Keep Your Dog Cool During Summer

    Summertime is a great time to spend outdoors with your furry friend. However, it’s important to remember that dogs are susceptible to the heat, just like we are. In this…

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  • Food Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat

    Food Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat

    Dogs are like members of the family, and we want to make sure that they are always healthy and safe. That’s why it’s important to know which food your dog…

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  • How to Report Animal Abuse

    How to Report Animal Abuse

    Did you know that an estimated 1 billion animals are abused each year? That’s one animal abused every 10 seconds. The good news is that there are ways to report…

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  • FAQs About Reporting Animal Cruelty

    FAQs About Reporting Animal Cruelty

    April is Animal Abuse Awareness month, and every year, millions of animals are subjected to all kinds of cruelty and neglect. These animals often suffer in silence, with little hope…

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Daisy “Rainbow” Hernandez

Daisy’s Story

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.

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About WPP

Giving Rescue & Shelter Dogs a Second Tail as an Emotional Support Dog

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

Emotional Support Dogs is one of our core competencies and the following are a few of our 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 support dog and has a huge personality for humans #PAW!


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 to a family of first-responder. And assist his human daily.


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 she was flaming red with a skin condition, more flakes than ski season, and STINKY! We patience and love, she has become a snuggle bug and is finalizing her training…


Daisy now retired is the founder of Wounded Paw Project. However, still makes guest appearance and available for PAWgraphs. I really don’t have an interesting story as my young humans adopted me from a pet store during a pet adoption fair. I wasn’t looking for a family, as I was happy with my foster. She…


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 left. He is a comfort dog like his girlfriend above. He loves to ride in my son’s huge 4X4. Keep your eyes wide open, and you just might see him.


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 can’t and decompressed him and returned to duty. He now lives with his Navy combat veteran.