Frequently Asked Questions2019-04-12T10:31:27-08:00
Panda Paws Rescue • A 503(c) Non Profit

About Panda Paws Rescue

Do you spay & neuter your rescues?2019-03-21T21:48:41-08:00

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.

I want to visit Panda Paws Rescue. Can I just stop by?2019-03-21T21:50:44-08:00

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?2019-03-21T21:50:51-08:00

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

Animal Adoptions

What is your adoption process and how can I adopt?2019-03-21T21:49:23-08:00

We first ask that everyone interested in one of our available rescue fills out a thorough application which can be found on our website ( www.PandaPawsRescue.org ). Incomplete applications will not be approved. Amanda prides herself in matchmaking, not only the animal with the right home, but the adopters with the right animal. Once an application is approved, the next step is a home check, reference checks and at that point if everything has passed, a meet and greet with the animal of interest. Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, we are now able to complete home checks in all 50 USA states as well as Canada.

What are your adoption “fees”?2019-03-21T21:51:05-08:00

Here at Panda Paws Rescue we currently have a flat request that our adopters make a $250 adoption donation for any & all animals adopted. Unlike others, we do not adjust our adoption donation suggestion based off of breed, coloring, age, gender, health, etc. Most of our rescues cost us well over the $250 donation; some upwards of $5000+. However, because of the nature of our rescue and with great thanks to our supporters who donate, we do not adjust the adoption donation based on what an individual animal has cost us in taking care of their needs.

How can I see who you have available for adoption?2019-03-21T21:51:23-08:00

Panda Paws Rescue typically does not have a large volume of animals at any given time as we are an in-home rescue focused on major medical, special needs and hospice cases. This way we can give each and every animal complete care and attention while we get them ready for adoption. We share our rescues on social media daily, some are currently accepting applications, some are pending adoption and some are not quite ready to accept applications while we get to know them and what their needs are. We HIGHLY suggest people become avid followers on our Facebook page so you can get to know who is in our care as we do post updates daily. www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3

Animal Rescues

Do you take cats/pigs/birds/wildlife/etc?2019-03-21T21:50:28-08:00

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?2019-08-26T10:48:55-08:00

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.

Donating to Panda Paws Rescue

I have pet food, medications, kennels, etc to donate. Where can I do that?2019-03-21T21:49:18-08:00

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?2019-03-21T21:49:29-08:00

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?2019-03-21T21:50:59-08:00

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

Equipment and Surgery

My pet needs surgery but I cannot afford it. Do you help pay medical bills?2019-03-21T21:48:27-08:00

At Panda Paws Rescue we strive to help the animals that are not owned or have someone to advocate for them. We occasionally will help with spay/neuter of owned animals or service animals. However, as a 501c3 Nonprofit Charity, we typically do not pay for medical costs incurred by owned animals.

Where can I find a wheelchair like the ones I’ve seen your rescues using for my dog?2019-03-21T21:49:10-08:00

Panda Paws Rescue uses Eddie’s Wheels For Pets & K9 Carts for the majority of our wheelchair needs. We highly recommend both companies.

Volunteering with Panda Paws Rescue

I would like to foster, how can I do that?2019-03-21T21:52:34-08:00

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?2019-09-16T14:12:22-08:00

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 an in-home based rescue where we also have active teens and much else going on. Because of this, we do not have regular volunteer opportunities. Currently we only have our board members as current volunteers, as well as 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. www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3