Who we are

Foster based rescue

We are a foster based rescue located in Scranton, PA. We provide vetting (including vaccines, spaying/neutering, and any other necessary medical care), food, toys, shelter and love. For those approved to foster, we provide ALL supplies needed. We rely solely on donations and support from the community.  


Friends with Paws Pet Rescue began in January 2016 and has continued to grow with the support of the community. We became a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in August 2016.  We have helped find homes for over 150 pets and will continue to do so with your help and support!

Adoption process

All prospective adopter and volunteer must submit an application. We have an extensive application process which includes personal and vet reference checks, home checks and contract. 

More than just a rescue

Our care goes beyond the adoption process as we develop lifelong relationships with all our adopters. We look forward to receiving updates on our past rescues to see how they are adjusting and growing in their new home. 

How do we do our part

Our rescue relies on foster parents to provide home and care to the animals in our care. We always welcome new foster parents.