Protecting Paws (PPAR) is based out of Prior Lake, MN. We are a 100% foster based animal rescue.This means that we do not have a facility. All of our animals go directly from the shelter to a foster home, where our amazing foster families work with the animal on any training that may be needed prior to adoption. We specialize in dogs, cats, and eventually will be taking on horses as well. Protecting Paws was founded in November, 2012. We have saved approximately 5200 animals from death row since forming. We mainly pull dogs from the states of MN, TN, OK, KY,GA, AL, TX, SD, and ND. We will always help our local animals in need prior to out of state animals. We also take owner surrenders.