About Us

about prairie paws rescue

Prairie Paws Rescue is a non-profit organization started by seven Jamestown, North Dakota volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing pets in bad situations.  Kaye John, who also belongs to Dakota Rescuers, is one of the organizers.  She, as well as the other members of the group, wanted  to do have a more local organization that they could be involved with.   Becky Johnson, who worked with Kaye John to organize Prairie Paws Rescue, feels that her personal crusade is to save pets from puppy mills - kennels where dogs are raised in substandard conditions - and pounds.  She despises the fact that puppy mills frequently kill unsold puppies or older dogs that have stopped producing.  Also, animal pounds, as opposed to humane shelters, kill abandoned pets if they aren't adopted within a certain time period.  In cases like these, Prairie Paws Rescue likes to take animals they believe they can place and e-mail other rescue groups across the country about them.  Rescue volunteers arrange transportation to a group that can place the animal in a foster or permanent home.  All this is done by volunteers who do not get paid for their efforts!  This team effort, along with thoughtful donations from the community, has allowed Prairie Paws Rescue to save many animals that have become loved and loving pets to local residents.


Prairie Paws is a foster home-based rescue. If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, click HERE.


We'd love for you to be a forever home for one of our adoptable pets! For info on adoption, click HERE.

mission statement

We, at Prairie Paws Rescue, endeavor to:

  • Aid in placing animals in suitable homes according to the animals needs and special needs animals in appropriate homes

  • Provide for, house, rehabilitate and relocate lost, strayed or homeless pets

  • Promote spay/neutering to prevent unwanted litters

  • Provide Humane Education to Adopters and the Community

  • Provide basic and vet recommended medical services to animals in our care

  • Reunite lost animals with their owners

  • Serve as advocates for animals--speaking for those who can not speak for themselves

Ways You Can Help

Prairie Paws is a foster home-based rescue made up of several volunteers that donate their time and money to rehome the animals in need. It's all made possible by the annual fundraisers and free-will donations made by YOU! Donations are accepted through PAYPAL, or visit us at our monthly pet "Meet & Greets" at Tractor Supply Co. in Jamestown to make a donation in person.

Shop at Amazon? Be sure to shop with Amazon Smile and select Prairie Paws Rescue as your charity! A certain percentage of your purchase will be donated back to the rescue. Click HERE to see our wishlist.