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

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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 – Norco, CA
A Purrfect World – Bloomfield, NJ
Abby Sanctuary – Los Angeles, CA
Ace of Hearts Rescue – Beverly Hills, CA
ACT (Action Coalition of Tampa) – Tampa, FL
Actors and Others for Animals – North Hollywood, CA
Addicus’ Legacy Dog Rescue – TX and NE
ADLA Animal Defense League of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
Adopt a Boxer Rescue – Olyphant, PA
Adopt a Homeless Animal Rescue – Baltimore, MD
Adore-A-Bullie Paws & Claws – New York, NY
Alfie’s Kitten Rescue – Westminster, CA
Alive Rescue – Chicago, IL
All About Animals – Phoenix, AZ
All Breed Dog Rescue – Yucaipa, CA
Almost Home Animal Rescue League – West Bloomfield, MI
American Maltese Association Rescue – Vancouver, WA
Amsterdog Rescue – New York, NY
Amy Silver (Surgery for Tiny T.)
Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue – Southern CA.
Angels For Animals – Canfield, OH
Angels For Animals Rescue – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Angels in Fur Dog Rescue – Granada Hills, CA
Angels in Training Senior Dog Sanctuary – Calabasas, CA
Animal Aid, Inc. – Oakland Park, FL
Animal Care & Protective Services – Jacksonville, FL
Animal Coalition of Tampa – Tampa, FL
Animal Defense League of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
Animal Friends of Westmoreland – Youngwood, PA
Animal Haven Rescue – Bay County, FL
Animal Nation – Rye, NY
Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor – Friday Harbor, WA
Animal Rescue Corps – Washington, DC
Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley – Merrimack, NH
Animal Rights Alliance – Warwick, NY
APARN (Arizona Pug Adoption & Rescue Network) – Mesa, AZ
Apha Dog Rescue – San Bernadino, CA
Arizona Boxer Rescue – Phoenix, AZ
ARK Charities – Brookfield, CT
Ashley Denton, rescuer.
Assist Dogs – Wake Forest, NC
At-Choo Foundation – Toluca Lake, CA
A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs – Old Westbury, NY
B.U.D.D.I.E.S. Rescue Inc., Myakka City, FL.
Badass Animal Rescue – Brooklyn, NY
Bail A Tail Rescue – Tujunga, CA
Baja Animal Sanctuary – San Diego, CA
Baja Dog Rescue – San Ysidro, CA
Bama Bully Rescue – Birmingham, AL
BARC Shelter (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition) – Brooklyn, NY
Bark Ark Inc. – New York, NY
Bark Nation – Detroit, MI
Barks of Love – Fullerton, CA
Basic Needs Foundation – Harbor City, CA
Bay Area Boxer Rescue – Davis, CA
Be Kind to Animals Rescue – South FL
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc. – Morristown, FL
Bedford Cares – Lynchburg, VA
Best Friends Animal Society – Mission Hills, CA
Beyond Breed – Brooklyn, NY
BFF Pet Rescue – Fontana, CA
Blue Lives Bully Rescue – New York, NY
Bosley’s Place – Atlanta, GA
Boston Terrier Rescue of Alabama – Decatur, AL
Boxer Rebound – Ringwood, IL
Boxer Rescue Fund of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Brittany Foundation – Agua Dulce, CA
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue – Asheville, NC
Buddy’s Rescue – Paramus, NJ
Bullies and Buddies – Redondo Beach, CA
BullyWag, Inc. – Douglasville, GA
Bunnyluv Rescue – North Hollywood, CA
Bunny World Foundation – Los Angeles, CA
C.A.L.L. – Celina, OH
C.A.R.E. – Springfield, MO
CA Labradors, Retrievers, & More – Oceanside, CA
Canine Crusaders – Redondo Beach, CA
Carson Cats Rescue – Manhattan Beach, CA
Cats in Qatar – Qatar
Cause For PAWS – Byron, IL
Cheetah Primate Foundation – Palm Springs, CA
Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary – Marana, AZ
Chesed Foundation – Boca Raton, FL
Chews Life Rescue – Oceanside, CA
Cincinnatti Pit Crew – Cincinnatti, OH
City of Elderly Love – Philadelphia, PA
Claws and Paws Rescue – West Branch, MI
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue – Lake Forest, CA
Cody’s Friends Rescue – Dallas, TX
Community Cats Coalition – Berlin, MD
Community Concern for Cats – Walnut Creek, CA
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary – German Valley, IL
Crossing Guardians – Chula Vista, CA
D.A.W.G. – Santa Barbara, CA
DASH Dog Rescue – Dallas, TX
Dawg Squad – Los Angeles, CA
DawnWatch – Santa Barbara, CA
Death Row Dogs – Sherman Oaks, CA
Delaney’s Dog Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Denham Springs Animal Shelter – Denham Springs, LA
Desert Dog Project – San Diego, CA
Desert Dogs Rescue Inc. – Tonopah, AZ
Desert Dogs Rock and Rescue – Victorville, CA
Dharamsala Animal Rescue – Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Diamonds in the Ruff – Clovis, CA
Dirty Dog Squad – Marina Del Rey, CA
Dogs in Doha – Doha, Qatar
Dogs on the Move Transport by Pawsitive4life – Nationwide USA
Dogtown Ranch – Rockdale, TX
Don’t Bully My Breed – Statewide IL, NW IN
Downtown Dog Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
DREAM Animal Rescue – Mission Viejo, CA
Dream Team Angels Rescue – Grand Terrace, CA
Eagle Valley Humane Society – Eagle, CO
Elephant Voices – San Francisco, CA
Evidence of Love – Sherman Oaks, CA
Exceller Fund – Lexington, KY
Fairy Tails Adoptions – Western ME
Feline Rescue of Staten Island- Staten Island, NY
Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition – Los Angeles, CA
Fix the Ferals of Bombay Beach – Bombay Beach, CA
FLORAL (Friends and Lovers of Riverside Area Life) – New York, NY
Florida Animal Control Association – Tampa, FL
Florida Animal Friend – Tampa, FL
Florida Boxer Rescue – Crestview, FL
For Animals Inc. – Brooklyn, NY
For the Love of Alex Inc. – Bethlehem, PA
Forgotten Animals of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Forgotten Friends of Long Island – Farmingdale, NY
Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue – Jasper, AL
Forte Animal Rescue – Marina del Rey, CA
Freedom Ride Rescue – Ventura, CA
Friends for Animals – Dearborn, MI
Friends of Milo Foundation – Los Angeles, CA
Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue – Dallas, GA
Furry Friends Foster and Rescue – Monroe, CT
FVEAP (Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program)
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County – Newport Beach, CA
Gracie’s Twilight Dog Haven – Atascadero, CA
Grayson County Humane Society – Leitchfield, KY
Greater Huntsville Humane Society – Huntsville, AL
Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue – Dayton, OH
Greatful Rescuers of Wonderful Lives – Polson, MT
Greyhound Adoption League – Dallas, TX
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio – Chagrin Falls, OH
Gruff’s Pit Stop – San Diego, CA
Guardians of Rescue – Smithtown, NY
Halteman’s Haven Rescue – Mesquite, TX
Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue – La Mesa, CA
Have-a-Heart Humane Society – Tehachapi, CA
Healing Touch – Sherman Oaks, CA
Hearts and Hounds Rescue – Schererville, IN
Hearts and Tails – Goffstown, NH
Heartstrings Dog Rescue – West Bend, WI
Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue – Tampa, FL
Help Orphan Puppies, Inc. – Albany, NY
Help Save One – NC
Helping Hearts & Healing Tails Animal Rescue – Stahlstown, PA
Holley’s Hopping Habitat Rabbit Rescue & Education – Haughton, LA
Home At Last Dog Rescue – Lansdale, PA
Homeward Bound Animal Rescue – Blackwood, NJ
Hopalong Hollow Rabbit and Small Animal Rescue – Norwalk, CT
Hope For Broken Angels – Houston, TX
Hopeful Hooves – Buckeye, AZ
Horatio’s Legacy Rescue – Newport, OR
Horse & Man – San Miguel, CA
Houston Humane Society – Houston, TX
Howling Woods Farm – Jackson, NJ
Humane Farming Association – San Rafael, CA
Humane Society of NW Pennsylvania – Erie, PA
Humane Society of Sarasota County – Sarasota, FL
Humane Society of Scott County – Davenport, IA
Humane Society of Young County – Graham, TX
In Care of Cats – Elizabeth, PA
Indigo Rescue – Beavorton, OR
Irvine Animal Care Center – Irvine, CA
It’s the Pits – San Diego, CA
Joey’s Legacy Boxer Rescue – UK
John Nelsen Moosedog – Mendenhall, PA
K9 Global Rescue – Worldwide
K9Kastle – New York, NY
Ken-Mar Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Kinder4Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Kiss a Bully Rescue – Orange, CA
Kittyland – Joshua Tree, CA
LAAS Harbor Shelter – Los Angeles, CA
Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue – Bath, OH
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care – Lake Tahoe, CA
Lange Foundation – Los Angeles, CA
Last Chance Animal Rescue – Waldorf, MD
Last Chance Dog Rescue – Oceanside, CA
Lawrence County Animal Shelter – Ironton, OH
Leash Animal Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Leave No Paws Behind – Los Angeles, CA
Lenawee Humane Society – Adrian, MI
Lhasa Happy Rescue – Santa Monica, CA
Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation – Acton, CA
Little Angels Pug Rescue – Pasadena, CA
Little Dirty Whiskers – Los Angeles, CA
Little Paws of the Valley – North Hollywood, CA
Living Free Animal Sanctuary – Mountain, CA
Lone Star Boxer Rescue – Houston, TX
Longmont Humane Society – Longmont, CO
Louann Smith, Independent Rescuer, TX
Loving Spots Dalmation Rescue – Conroe, TX
Luv4k9s – Beavercreek, OH
Meeowz Rescue – Orange, CA
Michele’s Rescue – Grand Rapids, MI
Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue – Mt. Airy, MD
Middlemutts – Carlisle, SC
Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society – Edina, MN
Moorlands K9 Rescue – Shropshire, UK
Moreno Valley Shelter – Moreno Valley, CA
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter – East Hanover, NJ
Much Love Animal Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Mutt Hut Rescue – Southern CA
Mutt Match LA – Los Angeles, CA
My Way Home Dog Rescue – Sandy, OR
Nature’s Network – Northeast USA
NEAR – Northeast Avian Rescue – East Greenbush, NY
New Albany Pet Rescue – New Albany, OH
New Beginnings Animal Shelter – Glouster, OH
New Hope For Animals – Petal, MS
Noah’s Arks Rescue – Ridgeland, SC
Noah’s Animal House – Las Vegas, NV
Northeastern Boxer Rescue – Grafton, MA
Nova Rottweiler Rescue – Germantown, MD
NYPD K-9 Unit – New York, NY
Ocean Impact Foundation – Washington, DC
Ohio SPCA – Grove City, OH
Old Dog Haven – Arlington, WA
Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue – Burke County, GA
Old Friend Senior Dogs Sanctuary – Mount Juliet ,TN
OLEKA (Ohio Law Enforcement K-9 Association) – New Lebanon, OH
One Heart at a Time Dog Rescue – Pasadena, CA
One Tail at a Time – Chicago, IL
One World Sanctuary – Thailand
Operation Blankets of Love – Granada Hills, CA
Orphans of the Storm – Deerfield, IL
Our House of Hope – Chicago, IL
Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society – Princeton, BC Canada
Our Lil’ Bit of Heaven Rescue and Sanctuary – Poland, IN
P.A.W.S. – Seattle, WA
Pacific Coast Dog Rescue – Burbank, CA
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance – Portland OR
Panola County Cat Rescue – Batesville, MS
Pawd Squad Animal Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Pawprints in the Sand – Newport Beach, CA
Pawprints on the Heartland – Pittsburg, KS
PAWS – Chicago, IL
Paws and Love – Washington, NC
Paws In the City – Plano, TX
Paws Ranch Rescue – San Antonio, TX
Peggy Harrell – Tarboro, NC
Pet Adoption League – Hackettstown, NJ
Pet Aid Service Society – Port Richey, FL
Pet Orphans – Van Nuys, CA
Pet Pantry of Michigan – Muskegon, MI
Pet Partners Rescue Home – Miami, FL
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – Washington, DC
Pibbles and More Animal Rescue – Binghamton, NY
Pilots N Paws – Landrum, SC
Pits and Rotts For Life – Randallstown, MD
Pooch Savers Rescue – Plano and Dallas, TX
Pound Hounds ResQ – New York, NY
Pound Pals – St. Louis, MO
Precious Paws Cat Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Primate Rescue Center – Wilmore, KY
Project Precious Rescue – Stamford, CT
Pug Hearts of Houston – Houston, TX
Pug Rescue of Florida – Windermere, FL
Purr-Fect Match Animal Rescue, Inc. – Kohler, WI
QAWS, Qatar Animal Welfare Society – Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
R&R Boxer Rescue – Costa Mesa, CA
Race For The Rescues – Pasadena, CA
Ratbone Rescues – St. Petersburg, FL
Recycled Doggies – Mason, OH
Reno Cat Rescue and Sanctuary – Reno, NV
Rescue Dogs Lebanon-Canada
Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers – Cherry Valley, NY
Rescue Fund Primate Rescue Center – Nicholasville, KY
Rescue Me Inc. – Huber Heights, OH
Rescue Right (Community Cats) – Bedford, NY
Rescue Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF) – Graceville, FL
Rikki’s Refuge – Rapidan, VA
Robyn’s Nest Animal Rescue – Germantown, OH
Rock and Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Rowdy to the Rescue – North Olmstead, OH
RUFF (Rescue Unwanted Furry Friends) Rescue – Graceville, FL
Rutland County Humane Society – Pittsford, VT
Sachi Animal Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Sacred Hearts Animal Rescue – Winchester, OH
San Diego Spaniel Rescue – San Diego, CA
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Cleveland, OH
Santana’s Hope 4 Paws – Steelville, MO
Sarasota In Defense Of Animals – Sarasota, FL
Save A Pet – Grayslake, IL
Save a Sato – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Save the Texas Pitties and Piggies – TX
Saving Furry Friends – Bybee, TN
Saving Grace and her Furry Friends – South FL
Saving Hope Animal Rescue – Fort Worth, TX
Saving Strays and Shelter Pets of Rural Texas
Scooters Pals – Grass Valley, CA
Second Acts Foundation – La Crescenta, CA
Second Chance Cocker Rescue – Twain Harte, CA
Second Hand Animals – Rosamond, CA
Senior Ride Rescue – Throughout Western USA
Shadowland Foundation – Lake Hughes, CA
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Nairobi, Kenya
Soi Dog Rescue – Phuket, Thailand
SOS4Paws – Hollywood, FL
Southern Souls Animal League – Eufaula, AL
SPCA LA – Los Angeles, CA
Spot (Saving Pets One at a Time) – Oceanside, CA
Spring Branch Rescue – Spring Branch, TX
St. George Pet Rescue – Adrianne’s Angels – Mt. Carroll, IL
St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines – Westmont, IL
START Rescue (Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team) – Valley Village, CA
Stay-A-While Cat Shelter – North Royalton, OH
STICKS Rescue Organization – Columbia, SC
Strangest Angels Animal Rescue – Los Angeles, CA
Stray Cat Alliance – Los Angeles, CA
Stray Central – Farmington, AR
Stray From the Heart – New York, NY
Stray Rescue of St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
Street Paws, Inc. – McDonough, GA
Sunny Meadows Safe Haven for Pets – Memphis, TN
Susie’s Senior Dogs – New York, NY
Tail to Paw Animal Support – East Haven, CT
Tail Waggers Rescue – Grants Pass, OR
Tails of the City – Los Angeles, CA
Take Me Home – Santa Monica, CA
Texas Boxer Rescue – Statewide TX
The Amanda Foundation – Beverly Hills, CA
The Animal Rescue Center Of California – Coachella, CA
The Brittany Foundation – Agua Dulce, CA
The Dog Squad India – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
The Fauna Foundation – Malibu, CA
The Gentle Barn – Santa Clarita, CA, Christiana, TN, Dittmer, MO
The Little Red Dog – Laguna Hills, CA
The London Sanctuary – Glen St Mary, FL
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals – New York, NY
The Mutt Scouts – Los Angeles, CA
The Rat Retreat – Boise, ID
The Robert T. Brentnall Pawsibilities Foundation – Santa Clarita, CA
The Sanctuary at Soledad – Mojave, CA
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs – Cleveland, OH
The Travellin’ Rat – Nationwide
The TriState Noah Project – KY/OH/IN region
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. – San Juan Bautista, CA
Tickled Pink Weimaraner Rescue – Albuquerque, NM
Tigers for Tomorrow Exotic Animal Preserver – Attalla, AL
Tina Cook’s Cat Rescue – Reno, NV
Tony LaRussa’s ARF – Walnut Creek, CA
Top Paw Rescue – Hollywood, FL
Touch of Grey Rescue – Melbourne, FL
Trap Dat Cat – New Orleans, LA
Tri-County Pitbull Rescue – Gloucester, VA
Underdogz – Central CA
Valhalla Canine Rescue – Winlock, WA
Valley Cats – Westlake Village, CA
Valley Dogs, Inc. – Phoenix, AZ
We Are Grateful Sanctuary (WAGS) – Belle Plaine, KS
Wee Paws Sanctuary – Pahrump, NV
Weimaraner Rescue Of The North/ New York State Weimaraner Rescue – NY
Welcome Home Barnyard Sanctuary – Corpus Christi, TX
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Whiskers & Wags-4-Adoption (N.J.)
Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue (MustLuvBoxers Rescue) – Stanwood, WA
Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons – Hampton Bays, NY
Wildlife SOS – India
Wildlife Waystation – Los Angeles, CA
Wildlife Works Inc. – Wildwood, PA
Wings of Rescue – San Diego, CA
Wisconsin Humane Society – State Wide, WI
Wolf Spirits Rescue – Akron, OH
Woody’s Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary – Greentown, PA
Zazzy Cats Rescue – Long Beach, CA