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Paws-N-Claws Iowa was founded in Summer of 2020 by three very dedicated volunteers. Together these individuals have more than two decades of experience in the animal welfare industry and came together to provide the most progressive rescue practices while working to save the lives of those who need us most. We are a 100% foster based organization - meaning every one of the pets in our program resides in a volunteer's home. These volunteers are the backbone of our organization, providing loving, in-home care until our pets are ready for their forever home. 

Our mission is:

Paws-N-Claws Iowa strives to offer opportunities to those animals who need it most - whether it be due to medical necessity, behavioral challenges or emotional trauma; we look at every animal as an individual and treat them as such. Additional we work to bridge the gap between Commercial Breeders and the rescue industry; developing relationships built on honesty, trust and transparency. 



Rachel Long

Founding Member & President

Kayla Astelle

Founding Member  & Vice President

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