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PAH Helping Paws Rescue
Dr. Rippie's Helping Paws

Dr. Rippie loved his town. He knew what it meant to be a part of a community. A good neighbor. A trusted friend. A real small town vet with a big heart. It’s in that spirit of generosity that Dr. Torre and the staff at Pennsauken Animal Hospital have started a non-profit called Dr. Rippie’s Helping Paws.

Helping Paws is based on the belief that every animal deserves an advocate, a voice that will speak for them and fight for their future. Lost, stray, and abandoned animals need someone to stand up for them if they have a good prognosis. Your support and donations towards this program will help us provide the medical care these animals deserve. 

We can all think of a pet we lost too soon. A loved one we would give just about anything to have one more day with. One more game of fetch. One more shared cat nap. Let’s do this together. 

All funds raised will be used to help animals in need of live-saving medical care. 

Ways to Support

There are a few ways to support Helping Paws! You can purchase some Helping Paws merch when you come to the site, enter to win one of our monthly raffle baskets, or donate directly. 

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Come to Maple Shade Beer Fest 2024 and Support Helping Paws!

Maple Shade Beer Fest 2024

Foster with us!

It is only because of the support within our community that we can take on cases. If you are interested in giving a pet a place to heal and grow, contact us today! 

Foster Dogs and Cats New Jersey
Dr. Brewlittles Helping Paws Beer

Drink Beer. Help Save a Life.

Dr. Brewlittles will make a donation with every

Helping Paws beer sold.

We have been able to help 109 pets with our community's support!

Stay connected with our upcoming events and fundraisers on the community page!

Helping Paws Rescue Adopt Dog Cat New Jersey

Our Corporate Sponsors

Dr. Brewlittles Maple Shade
Third Base T-Shirt Printing NJ
H&H Deli NJ
Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct

Current Cases

Hover over the photos to see their current status.  

Digit, Helping Paws
Digit, Helping Paws

Status: Meet Digit. She is around 1 years old was found tied to a fence with signs of previously being confined for a long period of time. Her legs and paws showed she had been lying in urine, was missing a toe, had long nails, and very malnourished. Worst of all, she was parvo positive. Her eyes begged for help. She is now parvo free and learning how to dog at a wonderful foster home. She is ready to meet her forever family!

Digit

Potential Adoption Pending

Remi, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: When we saw those eyes we knew we had to help. Remi has been severely neglected. Right now he is terrified of almost everything, just skin and bones. There are wounds on his legs most likely from being confined for long periods in a crate. Though he is scared, all he wants is affection. With time, love, and proper care, we know a wonderful dog is in there. We need a long-term foster for him, so if you can open your home, please let us know. He needs a calm space that can help give him confidence. If you can't open your home but can donate financially toward his care we would greatly appreciate any help. Estimated to be around 1 year old.

Remi

Kitmir, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Meet Kitmir! Kitmir is a 9 month old female Anatolian Shepherd. Kitmir and her brothers and sisters were born at a local auto body shop in July 2023. Helping Paws and Pennsauken Animal Hospital worked closely with Kitmir's owner to assist with getting the care their litter and mother needed. After spending the last few months at what she thought was her forever home, Kitmir was unfortunately returned to the auto shop a few days ago (due to no fault of her own).  Luckily, her owner knew just who to call for help! Helping Paws. An auto shop is no place for this sweet girl to live. We are looking for a forever home for her!

Kitmir

Nova, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Meet our newest intake, Nova! This little puppy came to us after she got into some rat poison. When she came to PAH, it was clear she was very sick. The team quickly acted and now, after hospitalization, Nova is doing so much better. She is 6 months old, playful, and heading into foster care. She is now ready for adoption!! Nova is good with other dogs, cats and all humans.

Nova

Potential Adoption Pending

Helping Paws, Bruno
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Bruno was sick for about a week with vomiting and diarrhea that didn't improve. When he arrived at Pennsauken Animal Hospital he was very unstable and in immense pain. It was discovered that Bruno had two foreign bodies in his system and needed surgery. Our team worked to stabilize him enough to handle surgery, and honestly there were a few moments we didn't know if he could pull through. We are thrilled and relieved to say that he has been slowly improving and his pain has been decreasing. Bruno is now ready for foster. The worst is over and he now has his chance at a new life! Bruno is around 2 years old.

Bruno

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Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Meet Sarabi! Currently in foster, Sarabi is a 3 month old female Anatolian Shepherd. Sarabi and her brothers and sisters were born at a local auto body shop. Helping Paws and Pennsauken Animal Hospital worked closely with Sarabi's owner to assist with getting the care their litter and mother needed. The care of so many dogs became too much for the owner.  Luckily, her owner knew just who to call for help! Helping Paws. An auto shop is no place for this sweet girl to live. We are looking for a forever home for her!

Sarabi

Sarabi, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Meet Sarafina! Currently in foster, Sarafina is a 3 month old female Anatolian Shepherd. Sarafina and her brothers and sisters were born at a local auto body shop. Helping Paws and Pennsauken Animal Hospital worked closely with Sarafina's owner to assist with getting the care their litter and mother needed. The care of so many dogs became too much for the owner.  Luckily, her owner knew just who to call for help! Helping Paws. An auto shop is no place for this sweet girl to live. We are looking for a forever home for her!

Sarafina

Past Helping Paws Cases

Our Forever Helping Paw

Helping Paws, Sophie
Sophie is a very special case.
Soph is wonderful with other cats and dogs. She loves her humans and interacts well with them - but she HATES change. Changes in the home, vet visits - hates it all. If something changes, she does need an adjustment period to get used to any new change. She is does well on Prozac but does need sedated vet visits. No matter what or how long, we are committed to providing Sophie a loving home. We know that every life has value, even the more complicated ones. 
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