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Rescue – Rehabilitation – Hospice

Our Mission & Founder

Our rescue’s goal is to end the homelessness, abuse & neglect of all animals.
To be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
To stand up and make a change.
When we can, to care for those sick, injured, or dying at the hands of others.
To nurture and find loving forever homes for them.
To make a change, to make a life better, to be an advocate.
To care.
Amanda Giese, Founder/President, Panda Paws Rescue

Amanda Giese, Founder/President, Panda Paws Rescue

Where is Panda Paws Rescue located?2021-05-17T15:39:04-07:00

Washougal, Washington

Remember we are NOT open to the general public to come and go. We do allow adopters to come into our home but we do not allow people to just stop by to meet us or our animals. We try to make ample opportunities each year for our beloved supporters to meet with us at fundraisers or public events. Additionally, we post daily and allow our supporters to follow the journey of each animal from within our home on our social media pages. Your respect and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Do you spay & neuter your rescues?2019-03-21T21:48:41-07:00

Yes, we require that every animal is spayed or neutered unless medically they are deemed unfit for surgery because it poses a danger to their life. Thankfully, that is very rare.

Do you take cats/pigs/birds/wildlife/etc?2019-03-21T21:50:28-07:00

Yes, Panda Paws Rescue does occasionally help other species. However, the vast majority of our rescues are dogs!

I found a stray, where do I bring it or can I bring it to you?2019-08-26T10:48:55-07:00

Panda Paws Rescue does not accept stray animals and we encourage you to take the animal to your local shelter that holds the contract with your respective county to help the animal reunite with their family. If the stray is a Panda Paws Rescue alumni the local shelter will contact us and we can arrange transferring that animal back into our care with them. There are laws in each county which allow time for a family to reunite with their lost animal companion and it is very important to us that we follow those laws strictly.

I want to visit Panda Paws Rescue. Can I just stop by?2019-03-21T21:50:44-07:00

Unfortunately no. We do our best to make ourselves as available to the public as possible, however, this is our family home and for our personal privacy and safety (as well as the safety of the animals) we are NOT open to the general public to come and go. We do allow adopters to come into our home but we do not allow people to just stop by to meet us or our animals. We try to make ample opportunities each year for our beloved supporters to meet with us at fundraisers or public events. Additionally, we post daily and allow our supporters to follow the journey of each animal from within our home on our social media pages. Your respect and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Are you a nonprofit / 501c3 and is my donation tax deductible?2019-03-21T21:50:51-07:00

Yes! Panda Paws Rescue is a registered 501c3 charity and your donations are tax deductible.

I have pet food, medications, kennels, etc to donate. Where can I do that?2019-03-21T21:49:18-07:00

Panda Paws Rescue runs on a very low volume and therefore our need for these types of donations is much lower than it is for a lot of our rescue partners. I encourage you to make these types of donations to your local shelters or to programs that help feed low income family pets. When Panda Paws Rescue is in need of a specific supply, we add that to our Amazon Wish List & share it on our Facebook page as well. ( www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3 )

How do I donate to your Amazon?2019-03-21T21:49:29-07:00

Panda Paws Rescue has an Amazon Wish List and we do encourage people to donate items on that list. We try to keep it current with each new rescue that comes into our care. If you are an Amazon Smile member, Panda Paws Rescue is a recognized charity on their list to choose from as your beneficiary each time you make a purchase.

I would like to donate, how can I do that?2019-03-21T21:50:59-07:00

Donation is the sole reason we are able to do what we do here at Panda Paws Rescue. Without our public support, the number of more needy animals we would be able to save would be drastically lower. Donations save lives & we are eternally grateful for your support. Donations can be made directly on our website ( www.PandaPawsRescue.org ), directly on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3 ) or via good ole snail mail to:
Panda Paws Rescue
805 NE Perry Road
Washougal, WA 98671

I would like to foster, how can I do that?2019-03-21T21:52:34-07:00

Currently we only have our board members as volunteers, as well as one family that does tube feeding for neonatal puppies. If you are local to the Washington State or Oregon State area and are a savvy tube feeder, please send us an email as we see a major influx of cleft palate puppies that require tube feeding for 6-8 weeks.

I would like to volunteer, how can I do that?2019-12-04T15:54:40-08:00

Volunteering is a major help in the rescue/shelter world and most could not make it happen without their selfless team of helpers. Panda Paws Rescue is operated out of my personal home and I have children. Therefore, we do not allow volunteers here so that I can run as “normal” of a household as possible for my family as well as for obvious safety reasons.

Currently, we only have one family that does tube feeding for neonatal puppies. We do occasionally need transport help and when that need arises you can find the plea for help on our Facebook page.

If you are local to the Washington State or Oregon State area and are a savvy tube feeder, please send us an email as we see a major influx of cleft palate puppies that require tube feeding for 6-8 weeks.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful & SAFE holiday weekend! This is a friendly reminder to think about your pets paws while out and about in this sunshine & heat! If you can’t walk on it barefoot, don’t make them!

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I wish they would put signs like this in parks

Yes alot of people need this reminder. Because I see it every day in the summer 2:00 in the afternoon people walking the dogs downtown on the hot ground. Dogs tough hanging out and walking fast what is that telling you!!!

I’m not trying to deny science but how can this be true? It was 88 the other day, and I walked in the pavement and my skin didn’t burn off. Is this adjusted to the nerve endings in paw pads? I feel like my dogs would scream and wail if their paws touched a 143 degree surface…? I don’t think I’m being unreasonable saying this.

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*Little update on Benny & Joon! These two have been under Panda Paws Rescues umbrella for a couple of months now. They are both lightyears better now than they were when they first arrived. Benny is 99% ready and soon will be going to his forever home this next Monday. Joon is still treating medically and we most recently are trying a course of Azithromycin to see if we can clear up her poor snot nose, +/- a few days of steroids to help dry her up.*

All of these major medical kitties have cost an arm, a let, one kidney and have a liver! Tens of thousands to dollars to treat them all for their unique medical needs, their medications, surgeries, clothing for skin issues, special food, litter box needs, cleaning products, and get them spayed, neutered & ready for adoption. If you can donate, please do! We can only help the next in line if we can replenish the finds used to save the current & prior rescues! Thank you! 

You can donate from our website at www.pandapawsrescue.org, mail a check via snail mail to: 

Panda Paws Rescue 
300 E Front Street #445 
Traverse City, MI 49684 

 -or- via Venmo using: amanda@pandapawsrescue.org

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HOUSE OF DOODLES🐶🐾

HOUSE OF DOODLES🐶🐾

Oh no! I will keep an eye out for your pet. Please check with the local shelters in our area. Try putting up posters in the area he was lost... don't forget to files a missing animals report send a message to them #Petpaw_tracker on instagram they are expert in finding missing/stolen pet. they found mine in less than a two days I texted, give them a try hopefully they help you get yours back. the sooner the better by the Grace of God your pet will be found www.instagram.com/petpaw_tracker

3 legged Turtle update: she’s safe!

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I hope that is very close to where he was found!!!! Turtles live within a mile radius of where they are born.

Did you return her in the area where she was found?

Animals/Creatures are this ladies life (Panda Paws Rescue) don’t worry about where she places the turtle; she knows her stuff! She is the queen of rescue👸🏼❣️

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Driving home this evening I saw a young lady in a boot cast walking in the middle of nowhere. I turned around to check on her to make sure she was ok. Come to find out she pulled over to save a turtle on the freeway. I took this little lady from her and instantly noticed she didn’t have a front foot.

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Check wildlife for refuge at that area

Queria muito a visita de vcs aqui no Brasil. Rio de janeiro.

Painted turtles are not invasive in Michigan. They also can survive in the wild with a missing limb. Hoping this turtle is released in the area where found (obviously not on the freeway).

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**PUPDATE: HE HAS MEDICAL CAVALIER SAVVY RESCUE SECURED** 

Its time to use my major medical platform and see if I have one of our incredible rescue partners in the Midwest to help with this boy, Keenan! He has a heart condition that will require a very costly surgery and a lot of TLC with follow up cardiology care. Minimally, saving his life will cost $6000 and I want to be honest about that because I am seeking one of our rescue partners that are medically savvy and have the proper resources to care for his urgent surgical needs & lasting medical care until he is cleared for adoption. He is extremely cute of course, but looking beyond that (good luck), his case is so much more than most! 

Sorry, we are not accepting adopters on this boy. He needs rescue FIRST. Thank you!

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This little guy will be making his way to cavalierrescuemidwest.org If you would like to donate towards his care, that would be wonderful! We have another girl having PDA repair tomorrow as well!

Is he a Cavalier? Maybe Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue? I’ve never interacted with them, so I don’t know the ins and outs of who they are accepting right now, but I know of them.

Cavalier rescue USA should have space I would think. I foster with them and it would be worth checking

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Rescue – Rehabilitation – Hospice

Our Mission & Founder

Our rescue’s goal is to end the homelessness, abuse & neglect of all animals.
To be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
To stand up and make a change.
When we can, to care for those sick, injured, or dying at the hands of others.
To nurture and find loving forever homes for them.
To make a change, to make a life better, to be an advocate.
To care.
Amanda Giese, Founder/President, Panda Paws Rescue

Amanda Giese, Founder/President, Panda Paws Rescue

Where is Panda Paws Rescue located?2021-05-17T15:39:04-07:00

Washougal, Washington

Remember we are NOT open to the general public to come and go. We do allow adopters to come into our home but we do not allow people to just stop by to meet us or our animals. We try to make ample opportunities each year for our beloved supporters to meet with us at fundraisers or public events. Additionally, we post daily and allow our supporters to follow the journey of each animal from within our home on our social media pages. Your respect and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Do you spay & neuter your rescues?2019-03-21T21:48:41-07:00

Yes, we require that every animal is spayed or neutered unless medically they are deemed unfit for surgery because it poses a danger to their life. Thankfully, that is very rare.

Do you take cats/pigs/birds/wildlife/etc?2019-03-21T21:50:28-07:00

Yes, Panda Paws Rescue does occasionally help other species. However, the vast majority of our rescues are dogs!

I found a stray, where do I bring it or can I bring it to you?2019-08-26T10:48:55-07:00

Panda Paws Rescue does not accept stray animals and we encourage you to take the animal to your local shelter that holds the contract with your respective county to help the animal reunite with their family. If the stray is a Panda Paws Rescue alumni the local shelter will contact us and we can arrange transferring that animal back into our care with them. There are laws in each county which allow time for a family to reunite with their lost animal companion and it is very important to us that we follow those laws strictly.

I want to visit Panda Paws Rescue. Can I just stop by?2019-03-21T21:50:44-07:00

Unfortunately no. We do our best to make ourselves as available to the public as possible, however, this is our family home and for our personal privacy and safety (as well as the safety of the animals) we are NOT open to the general public to come and go. We do allow adopters to come into our home but we do not allow people to just stop by to meet us or our animals. We try to make ample opportunities each year for our beloved supporters to meet with us at fundraisers or public events. Additionally, we post daily and allow our supporters to follow the journey of each animal from within our home on our social media pages. Your respect and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Are you a nonprofit / 501c3 and is my donation tax deductible?2019-03-21T21:50:51-07:00

Yes! Panda Paws Rescue is a registered 501c3 charity and your donations are tax deductible.

I have pet food, medications, kennels, etc to donate. Where can I do that?2019-03-21T21:49:18-07:00

Panda Paws Rescue runs on a very low volume and therefore our need for these types of donations is much lower than it is for a lot of our rescue partners. I encourage you to make these types of donations to your local shelters or to programs that help feed low income family pets. When Panda Paws Rescue is in need of a specific supply, we add that to our Amazon Wish List & share it on our Facebook page as well. ( www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3 )

How do I donate to your Amazon?2019-03-21T21:49:29-07:00

Panda Paws Rescue has an Amazon Wish List and we do encourage people to donate items on that list. We try to keep it current with each new rescue that comes into our care. If you are an Amazon Smile member, Panda Paws Rescue is a recognized charity on their list to choose from as your beneficiary each time you make a purchase.

I would like to donate, how can I do that?2019-03-21T21:50:59-07:00

Donation is the sole reason we are able to do what we do here at Panda Paws Rescue. Without our public support, the number of more needy animals we would be able to save would be drastically lower. Donations save lives & we are eternally grateful for your support. Donations can be made directly on our website ( www.PandaPawsRescue.org ), directly on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3 ) or via good ole snail mail to:
Panda Paws Rescue
805 NE Perry Road
Washougal, WA 98671

I would like to foster, how can I do that?2019-03-21T21:52:34-07:00

Currently we only have our board members as volunteers, as well as one family that does tube feeding for neonatal puppies. If you are local to the Washington State or Oregon State area and are a savvy tube feeder, please send us an email as we see a major influx of cleft palate puppies that require tube feeding for 6-8 weeks.

I would like to volunteer, how can I do that?2019-12-04T15:54:40-08:00

Volunteering is a major help in the rescue/shelter world and most could not make it happen without their selfless team of helpers. Panda Paws Rescue is operated out of my personal home and I have children. Therefore, we do not allow volunteers here so that I can run as “normal” of a household as possible for my family as well as for obvious safety reasons.

Currently, we only have one family that does tube feeding for neonatal puppies. We do occasionally need transport help and when that need arises you can find the plea for help on our Facebook page.

If you are local to the Washington State or Oregon State area and are a savvy tube feeder, please send us an email as we see a major influx of cleft palate puppies that require tube feeding for 6-8 weeks.

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