Hope 4 Paws Dog Rescue was founded and started by Molly Halla and Lisa Hoffman in 2008. To date, over 1000 animals have been saved with the dedication of our President, Molly Halla, our Vice President, Jeanne Sayas, and our Foster Families. We all work together on a volunteer basis, dedicating our time to rescuing animals in need of a second chance at life.
Hope 4 Paws is a foster based animal rescue, meaning that each dog is placed with a volunteer Foster Family. Our Foster Families can tell you what each dog is like based on their current living environment! Children, other pets, and behavioral issues are all assessed while our Rescue Dogs are in Foster Homes.
Dogs need time to adjust to their new surroundings...please be patient when adopting a new dog, as the transition can be very stressful and scary on your new family member!
Most importantly, our Mission is to find new and better lives for the unwanted dogs out there. Our goal is to find each dog a home and each family a dog that suits their needs. We care about the dog AND the families who adopt!
Please keep in mind that this organization is VOLUNTEER based. Fostering, reviewing applications, interviewing, and returning calls amongst several other tasks are done as quickly as possible. The volunteers with Hope 4 Paws have families of their own just like you. Please be courteous and patient when waiting for a call or going to our homes to meet the dog(s).
The Hope 4 Paws Dog Rescue Board of Directors
Molly Halla, President and Founder of Hope 4 Paws Dog Rescue. Wife and mother of 3, she has dedicated her life to saving lives of our 4-legged friends, providing shelter and a 2nd chance for so many in need. Should you wish to contact her directly, please feel free to email Molly at Molly@hope4paws.com
Jeanne Sayas- Jeanne joined Hope 4 Paws in November of 2009 as a foster. She adopted her Libbi a few months earlier, received a call from Molly to see if she wanted to give fostering a try. Jeanne accepted her offer and decided that she, along with her family, wanted to rescue dogs. She has loved dogs ever since she was a child. As an adult, she has owned small to large breed dogs and has found her true passion in rescuing dogs in need. In 2014, she took on the title of Vice President of Hope 4 Paws and continues to love what she does. Email Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Sayas - Officer. Tony joined the Hope 4 Paws family back in 2009. Growing up Tony did not have pets to care for but he was lucky enough to marry a woman who showed him how wonderful being a pet owner was. Soon, they became parents of their first baby, Nala a mixed breed girl and the rest was history. Several years later, he adopted a dog from Hope 4 Paws , and then another and another and another. His love for dogs has grown over the years. He loves being a foster parent and being able to find new homes for the many unwanted pups out there.
Jennifer Musante, Officer joined Hope 4 Paws in 2012. A lifelong animal lover she currently have three dogs of her own, one of which is a Hope 4 Paws dog! Jennifer feels that next to owning a dog, there is nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than fostering. It's a tremendously fulfilling position to be in, knowing that you've helped an animal through a difficult period in their life and the excitement that you feel when an animal you fostered finds their forever home can't be beat.
The Hope 4 Paws Dog Rescue Foster Families
We are ALWAYS in need of dedicated Foster Families! Fostering an animal in need is a commitment, but it is not a life-long commitment! Saving just 1 life makes so much difference to a dog who is scared, confused, and just looking for love and comfort. REMEMBER, even if you work a full time job, you CAN still foster a dog in need! Better to be in a kennel in your home for 8 hours then scheduled for euthanasia! To learn more about becoming a Hope 4 Paws Foster Family, please visit our Applications Page and send us your completed Foster Application. Should you have any questions, we encourage you to email us at any time!
The Rescuer's Prayer
Now I lay me down to rest
I pray my soul can stand this test
Of watching critters lose their homes
While owners gripe and cry and moan
I long for strength of spirit and
I pray they'll find a home again
Where they will know a loving heart
I can't do much, but it's a start..
And spare me from the owner's pleas
About the baby's allergies
Or how they're moving out of state
Or spitefulness 'tween cat and mate
Please keep me sane while dealing with
The woman who bought as a gift
A wriggling tiny ball of fluff
That now is playing way too rough`
Remind me I should bite my lip
When confronted with
"he grew too quick"
"I didn't know he'd get so large"
"He seems to think that he's in charge"
Protect my heart when I hear them say
"I think we'll breed our dog one day"
Sometimes I think it'll break in two;
Each day brings trials harsh and new
And if I die before I wake
I pray one hopeless soul you'll take
My tears are gone, my faith is bare
Lord, please hear my rescue prayer.