October 17th, 2017
Category - Available Dogs


My name is Purdy. I’m 1 1/2 years old and I’ve been told I’m a very sweet and lovable girl! I love people and would like to become someone’s new best friend. I love to go for walks, I’m good on a leash and could possibly be your hiking or running partner. I am spayed, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. My foster mom says I am a happy girl bursting with personality.

I know basic commands, am super smart, learn quickly, and really want to please. I should be easy to house train since I don’t even potty in my kennel. I’m good with older kids, but I’ve not been around little ones. I don’t really like female dogs, but have been good with the boys. I might be best as an only child but I do love to play. I just may need supervision. I seem okay with cats with proper introduction. If you have room in your heart for a sweet dog that is hoping for a loving and forever home, I’ve been waiting for you!


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Scooter – Schnauzer Terrier Cross

October 6th, 2017
Category - Available Dogs

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This handsome boy is Scooter. He is a miniature Schnauzer Terrier cross. Someone dropped him off at the local shelter. We think he is about 9 months old and is fully vetted and micro chipped. Scooter has had something traumatic happen to him early in his short life, as he will not come out of his crate if someone is nearby, especially men.

It takes some coaxing, but once in your arms he is very well behaved. Has been started on leash training and some socializing with other dogs and people. He frightens easily with sudden movements or noises. He whines a bit when separated but does not bark.

He has shared a kennel with fellow rescue Charlie for the last four months and they get along great. Once he gains your trust, he would be a devoted house pet to cuddle with and keep you company. We would like to see him get adopted with Charlie as they seem to be bonded. He is going to take a lot of patience but will be worth the effort.
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Jagger – German Shepherd

September 22nd, 2017
Category - Adopted Dogs

Update 9/27/17: Congratulations to Jagger! He’s so happy to have found a forever home!


Sept 22, 2017:
This gorgeous boy is Jagger. He is a one year old, 76 pound sweetheart. Jagger was abandoned in the country and wandered to a home and decided to stay. Unable to keep him, he was brought into our rescue. He is mostly German Shepherd, but not a purebred. Jagger loves people and wants to please. He gets a bit anxious but settles down after you love on him. He knows some basic commands and loves to play fetch or frisbee. He is treat motivated so he should be easy to train. Jagger gets along with other dogs, was fine with older kids, but he may be too excitable for small children, and didn’t bother the cat at the vet. He is very intelligent and will make a wonderful companion. Jagger would love to have a large yard to play in and a person with German Shepard experience to welcome him into their home. Jagger is neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped.

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Lilly – Great Dane / Boxer Mix Puppy

September 10th, 2017
Category - Adopted Dogs

UPDATE 9/19/17: We are no longer accepting application for Lilly as we have received many wonderful applications and will be reviewing them to determine the best home for her. We will notify applicants when a home has been selected and will update this post at that time.
This sweet girl is only 4 months old and is as sweet as can be! She will be available for adoption September 21st. She is currently in foster care and is looking forward to a forever home. Lilly will need moderate protection from the sun since with her light skin, she could become sunburned easily. She will be a big girl one day, so a home that can care for a large dog will be necessary. Applications are currently being accepted.



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Paint and Sip – FUNdraiser! September 16, 2017

August 19th, 2017
Category - fundraising

Come join us on Saturday, September 16 at 1:00 at the Drift Inn in Rupert (on the Square) for an afternoon of fun and new friendships as we paint our own masterpieces while sipping on a favorite drink. This event is to raise money for Paws 4 Hope Animal Rescue. Total cost is only $50, which includes all supplies and one drink, and is completely tax deductible! Here is a sample of what we will be painting! No experience necessary!


How to Sign Up
Send a check to:

Paws 4 Hope
Attn: Paint and Sip
PO Box 545
Rupert, Idaho 83350

Sign Up Online
You can also sign up online by clicking on the following link to pay through PayPal.

Pre-registration required due to limited space! Please contact the rescue team with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Bear – German Shepherd / Idaho Fuzzy Cross

July 26th, 2017
Category - Adopted Dogs

Updated 8/11/17: Congratulations to Bear! He’s found his forever home!
Meet Bear, a 2 year old male German Shepherd / Idaho Fuzzy cross. Bear would love nothing more than to be someone’s best friend. He is very smart and tries so hard to please. He loves people, including children. He hasn’t had the experience of being an indoors pet yet, but could be taught, as he would love to be even closer to his people. He would do best as an only dog, and he doesn’t like cats. He is doing well on a leash, and has learned basic commands. He responds best to calm, patient, yet firm training. He needs to know he is safe and loved.

Bear needs confident and loving guidance. He has made big improvements since coming into the rescue and is trying hard to be a good pet. He will be a devoted member of a family, or a loyal companion for a couple or single person wanting a sweet pet in their lives. Bear needs a home where he can spend a lot of time with his people.

Bear is neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. He weighed 60 lbs at vetting, and has gained weight since then, but is still quite thin. As he continues to be well fed, he’ll reach a more healthy weight. If you are looking for a big dog with a huge heart, you will love Bear!





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Charlie – Chihuahua

July 19th, 2017
Category - Available Dogs


Meet Charlie the Chihuahua! He is approximately 3 years old and weighs 5.4 lbs. He loves people and other small dogs, it is unknown about cats and small children. He is a little timid at first but will be your best friend once he gets to know you. He has had several teeth removed due to poor nutrition, but is fully vetted and microchipped. Charlie walks well on a leash and is learning basic commands. He is a quiet little boy who would make a great life partner.

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Annual Garage Sale – August 5, 2017

July 13th, 2017
Category - fundraising

canstockphoto5347445This year’s garage sale fundraiser is bigger than ever! We’ve received so many great donations, you don’t want to miss it!

Saturday, Aug 5
8:00 – 2:00

1045 Albion Ave
Burley, ID

If you can’t make it to the sale but would still like to help the Rescue, you can send a check for any amount to:

Paws 4 Hope
Attn: Donations
PO Box 545
Rupert, Idaho 83350

If you would like to donate online, you can use the following form to donate through PayPal. Any amount is appreciated!

Enter the amount you would like to donate today:



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Susie – Min-Pin

July 12th, 2017
Category - Available Dogs

My name is Susie and I am a sweet three year old Min-Pin. I was dropped off in the country with my two friends, Cocoa and Charlie. We didn’t know where to go or what to do but a nice couple took us in for a few days. Unfortunately, they could not keep us so they contacted Paws 4 Hope to see if they would help me and my friends out. It would be nice to have a family who would like to have a small dog to snuggle and play with. I like to go on walks since I’m good on a leash.

I am good with older children, but have not spent any time with small children, so I am not sure how much I would like them. I am good with other dogs but really big ones scare me. I am housebroke. Did I mention I am spayed, have had all my vaccinations and microchipped?

I can live with cats as long as we are properly introduced. I know I have to leave my friends behind, but I am sure I will not get lonely because my new family will love me and spend lots of time with me. Are you that family?

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Cocoa – Chihuahua

July 12th, 2017
Category - Adopted Dogs

Updated 7/27/17: Congratulations Cocoa! She has been adopted into a forever home!

July 12, 2017:


Hi, my name is Cocoa. I am a female Chihuahua. I was dropped off in the country with my two friends Susie and Charlie. We didn’t know where to go or what to do, but a nice couple took us in for a few days. Unfortunately they could not keep us so they contacted Paws 4 Hope to see if they could help my friends and me out. I am about five months old, and have had all my vaccinations and microchipped. I am not spayed yet because I am still young and very small.

I love to cuddle and play. I like to go on walks since I am very good on the leash. I am sorry to say I am not house broken, but I am sure I can figure it out if someone is willing to teach me. I am good with other dogs, but I am not real comfortable with really big dogs because I am so small. Did I mention I can get bossy with other dogs? But that’s because sometimes I like to be in charge. I can also live with cats. I know my friends cannot go with me to my forever home, so it would be nice to have a family who wants to spend lots of time and love with me.


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Gus – Basset Mix

May 28th, 2017
Category - Adopted Dogs

Update 8/14/17: Congratulations to Gus! He’s found a forever home. What a happy dog!
May 28, 2017:
Gus-4Gus, a male Basset Hound mix, approximately 1½ years old, was found wandering the streets lost and alone. We brought him into the Rescue and since then, we’ve found him to be just a delightful dog that is sweet, friendly, and happy. He is great with other dogs, doesn’t mind cats and is good with children.

Since Gus is still quite a puppy, we recommend older children until he learns not to jump up on them. Gus is currently working on house training and manners. He is a sweet boy that will make a great family member. He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He is 32 lbs of love hoping to find his forever home.

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April – Lab

April 30th, 2017
Category - Adopted Dogs

Update May 29, 2017: Congratulations to April! She’s found her happily ever after in Sandpoint, Idaho!
April 30, 2017:
April is a very sweet good natured girl that deserves a wonderful home. She was found wandering in the country and was extremely thin. She is about 8 years old but still has energy to play with the other dogs but prefers hanging out with her people and snuggling on the couch. She doesn’t seem to have had any basic training as we believe she was just used as a breeding dog. She has done well at house training and really wants to please. April is up to date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped.

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