Little Guy Grants


Criteria for Little Guy Grants:

  • Rescue organizations must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • They must have a verifiable online presence (website, Facebook Page, other)
  • They must be no-kill
  • All animals must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped before placement
  • Rescues must do home checks before adoption and follow-up visits after
  • Their adoption contracts must stipulate that if a placement doesn’t work out for any reason, the animals must be returned to them
  • They must be mostly volunteer, with no more than one paid staff member
  • They must spend less than 20% of their income on publicity/fundraising/advertising/administration
  • Their finances and/or tax filings must be verifiable on GuideStar
  • They must receive no government money, but rely solely on donations and fundraising

We do our best to help on a “most-needed” and timely basis. Our grants are small, but we hope meaningful. We are currently inundated with requests, so if we don’t get back to you quickly, please know that if you qualify, you may not hear back from us right away, but you will be put on our list for future Little Guy Grants.

Little Guy Grant Request Form

Link to your organization's website, Facebook page, or other online presence.

Recipients of Little Guy Grants

73156_10152189836474066_922349380_nThese are some of the rescue organizations helped by Tails of Joy. We hope you will use this list when you are thinking of donating or adopting. Many of these organizations continue to receive periodic donations from Tails of Joy.

2nd Chance At Life Rescue
ADLA Animal Defense League of Arizona
Abby Sanctuary LA
Actors and Others for Animals
Adopt a Boxer Rescue, Active in 7 east coast states
Adopt-A-Cat Arizona Pug Rescue
Almost Home Animal Rescue League, Michigan
Amy Silver (Surgery for Tiny T.)
Angels For Animals Canfield Ohio
Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue, So CA.
Angels in Fur
Animal Aid, Inc. (Florida)
Animal Friends of Westmoreland, Youngwood, PA
Animal Haven
Animal Nation
Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor
Animal Rescue Corps, Washington DC
Arizona Boxer Rescue
Ashley Denton, rescuer.

At-Choo Foundation
B.U.D.D.I.E.S. Rescue Inc., Myakka City, FL.
Bail A Tail Rescue, Tujunga CA
Baja Animal Sanctuary, San Diego, CA
Bark Ark Inc.
Barks of Love, LA
Bay Area Boxer Rescue
Be Kind to Animals Rescue, South Florida
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc., Central FL
Bide-A-Wee Cat Shelter (Ohio)
Bosley’s Place, Atlanta GA.
Boxer Rebound
Boxer Rescue Fund of Los Angeles
Brittany Foundation
Buddies Rescue
BullyWag, Inc.
Bunny Love Rescue, CA
Bunny World Foundation
Canine Crusaders, Redondo Beach, CA
Carson Cats
Cause For PAWS
Cincinnatti Pit Crew
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
D.A.W.G., Santa Barbara
DASH Dog Rescue, North Dallas
Dawg Squad
Death Row Dogs
Desert Dog Project, San Diego, CA
Diamonds in the Ruff, CA
Dog on the Move Transport, From FL to OH.
Don’t Bully My Breed
Downtown Dog Rescue
Dream Rescue
Dream, Inc.
Eagle Valley Humane Society
Elephant Voices
Evidence of Love
FLORAL (Friends and Lovers of Riverside Area Life)
FVEAP (Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Project)
Feline Rescue of Staten Island
Florida Animal Friend
Florida Boxer Rescue
Forgotten Animals of Los Angeles
Forgotten Friends of Long Island
Forte Animal Rescue, CA

Freedom Ride Rescue
Friends for Animals
Furry Friends Foster and Rescue Harwinton, CT
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, CA

Gracie’s Twilight Dog Haven
Grayson County Humane Society
Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue
Greyhound Adoption League
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Gruff’s Pit Stop (CA)
Guardians of Rescue, Smithtown NY
Have a Heart
Healing Touch
Hearts and Hounds Rescue, Schererville, Indiana
Heidi’s Dog Legacy, FL
Help Orphan Puppies, Inc. Albany NY and surrounding
Help Save One, North Carolina
Holley’s Hopping Habitat Rabbit Rescue & Education Center,  Haughton, Louisiana
Home At Last
Homeward Bound Animal Rescue
Hop A Long Hollow
Hope For Broken Angels, Houston TX
Hopeful Hooves
Horatio’s Legacy Rescue
Howling Woods Farm
Humane Society of NW Pennsylvania
In Care of Cats (PA)
Indigo Rescue
Irvine Animal Care Center
It’s the Pitts
John Nelsen Moosedog

K9 Global Rescue
K9Kastle, NY
Ken-Mar Rescue
Kinder4Rescue (Los Angeles)
Kiss a Bully Rescue
Kittyland Joshua Tree, CA
Lange Foundation
Last Chance Animal Rescue
Last Chance Dog Rescue
Lawrence County Animal Shelter
Leash Animal Rescue, LA CA
Leave No Paws Behind, CA
Lhasa Happy Rescue
Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
Little Angels Pug Rescue
The Little Red Dog, So. CA
Lone Star Boxer Rescue
Loving Spots Dalmation Rescue
Louann Smith, Independent Rescuer, TX
Meeowz Rescue
Miami Dogs on the Move and Pawsitive4Life, FL
Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue

Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter
Mutt Match LA
My Way Home Dog Rescue, Sandy, OR
NYPD K-9 Unit
Nature Network
New Beginnings Animal Shelter
New Hope For Animals
Noah’s Arks Rescue, Beaufort, SC
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Northeastern Rescue
Nova Rottweiler Rescue
OLEKA (Ohio Law Enforcement K-9 Association)
Ocean Impact Foundation
Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue
One Heart at a Time Dog Rescue
One World Sanctuary, Thailand
One X One
Operation Blankets of Love
Orphans of the Storm
Pacific Coast Dog Rescue, CA
Paw’d Squad
PAWS (Chicago)
Paws and Love, NC
Paws In the City, Plano TX
Paws Ranch Rescue, San Antonio TX
Pet Aid Service Society – Port Richey
Pet Orphans
Pet Pantry of Michigan
Pitbull ResQ
Pits and Rotts For Life
Precious Paws Cat Rescue LA
Primate Rescue Center, KY
Project Precious Rescue, Stamford, CT
Pug Hearts of Houston Houston, TX
Ratbone Rescues
Recycled Doggies

Rescue Dogs From Lebanon
Rescue Fund Primate Rescue Center
Rescue Me Inc.
Rescue Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF), Graceville, FL
Rikki’s Refuge
Robyn’s Nest Animal Rescue
Ruff Rescue, CO
STICKS Rescue Organization, S. Carolina
Sabrina Vasta (Wheels for Teddy)
Sachi Animal Rescue, LA CA
Sacred Hearts Animal Rescue
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
Sarasota In Defense Of Animals
Sav A Pet (IL)
Save a Sato, Puerto Rico
Save Dogs OnLine
Save the Texas Pitties and Piggies
Saving Furry Friends
Saving Strays and Shelter Pets of Rural Texas
Scooters Pals
Second Acts
Second Chance Small Dog Rescue
St. George Pet Rescue – Adrianne’s Angels, Mt. Carroll, IL
START Animal Rescue, from So CA to out-of-state
Stay-A-While Cat Shelter
Strangest Angels Animal Rescue
Stray Cat Alliance
Stray From the Heart
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Street Paws, McDonough, GA
Tail Waggers Rescue, Oregon
Tails of the City
Take Me Home
Texas Boxer Rescue
The Amanda Foundation
The Boo Fund
The Brittany Foundation (CA)
The Gentle Barn
The Jordie Fund
The London Sanctuary
The Mutt Scouts
The Rat Retreat, Idaho
Tony LaRussa’s ARF
Top Paw Rescue

Tri-County Pitbull Rescue
Valhalla Canine Rescue
Valley Cats, CA
Valley Dogs, Inc.
Way Wild Animal Rescue
Wee Paws Sanctuary, Nevada
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
Whiskers & Wags-4-Adoption (N.J.)
Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons
Wildlife SOS (India)
Wolf Spirits Rescue, Ohio
Wildlife Waystation, CA

Zazzy Cats Rescue