A Paw And A Prayer Dog Rescue
APAAP is a non-profit, small-dog and puppy rescue in Chattanooga, operated by volunteers and funded by monies collected from adoption fees and donations.
We rescue dogs from kill shelters and make them publicly known/available for adoption to good homes and great families.
All A Paw and A Prayer dogs are seen by a licensed veterinarian. All adults are spay/neutered, heartworm tested, dewormed, given rabies and DAPP booster. All puppies are given deworming medication, age-appropriate shots, and spay/neutered if they meet the age/weight criteria determined by the vet.
A Paw and A Prayer Rescue started from friends with a common bond - to help dogs that were abandoned, neglected and abused in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas. We are volunteers who work other jobs and in our “spare” time we bring dogs into our home setting and begin the adoption process. We are not funded by any organization and operate from our own resources and donations. We rely entirely on the generosity of friends and strangers. Some dogs come to us by owners who no longer want them or who can no longer care for them. Often owners surrender their pets to local shelters and there is a chance that their beloved pet could be euthanized. This is where APAAP comes into the picture - we try to help reduce the number of pets turned into shelters. We also try to help our local shelters by pulling abandoned adoptable pets into our foster program. As APAAP has grown we have initiated a Foster Parent Program. Without our foster parents we could not pull and rescue as many dogs as we do.