Leave No Paws Behind, Inc founded in June of 2011, is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation governed by the laws of the State of California (EIN# 45-2717681). LNPB specializes in seniors, terminal, end of life, and special medical needs animals. LNPB’s newest program, the People, Helping People, Helping Paws Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic in West Covina, CA , though open to the public, continues to serve low-income families and under-resourced community members in an effort to help keep pets with their families and out of shelters.
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It has always been a dream of mine to find a way to help keep families and their beloved pets stay together and in their homes. In 2020 after a decade of rescuing shelter animals, Leave No Paws Behind finally realized that dream with our newest nonprofit program the Leave No Paws Behind "People, Helping People, Helping Paws" Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic.
Since inception and opening our doors, we have helped keep hundreds of dogs and cats out of shelters and in their homes by providing low income families with the care they need for their pets. In 2022, LNPB added Orthopedic Services to our menu in an effort to continue to help so many more! Since the inception of our newest program, we have helped thousands of families care for their pets in a loving environment at low and affordable costs.
In 2023, LNPB expanded the clinic adding more staff, space, and expanding our days of operation. I have always believed that no pet parent should ever have to choose between life and death for their beloved fur family member due to the lack of funds for medical care. LNPB will continue to grow and find new ways to help families and their pets stay together and out of the shelters. tw, LNPB
Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. is an all-breed animal rescue, specializing in seniors, terminal, and special needs shelter animals providing hospice care, comfort, love, and a safe haven for terminally ill and grave rescue cases. LNPB’s newest program, the People, Helping People, Helping Paws Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic serves under-resourced communities to ensure pets stay with their families and out of shelters. Here at LNPB we believe no family should ever have to choose between life and death for their beloved pet due to lack of funds for medical care.
Tonight as I was sitting here, I got a little teary eyed thinking about all of the sweet seniors, who are abandoned to shelters every day by the only humans they ever loved, and are left to die on a cold shelter floor alone and wondering. Their soulful and sad eyes taunt me when we rescue them as I watch them search for a familiar face and listen for a familiar voice which sadly I know, will never come. As I was deep in thought, Alley came to me and gently nudged my arm.
I reached down and held her face in my hands and whispered through my tears: “ You have been my rock for all these years. You have kissed away my tears and eased my worries and fears more times then I can remember. Not a day goes by that I am not grateful to have you right here by my side. I know you are growing old and sometimes tired however I promise you, as long as there is a breath left in my body and soul, I will be your eyes when your world grows dark, I will be your ears when your world has gone silent, and I will be your legs when you find you no longer have the strength to move with ease. Most importantly, I will always be by your side, as you have always been by mine. When the time comes and you feel we must say good bye, though my heart will crack, I promise you I will be the last face you see and the last voice you will ever hear.
Yes, Alley, I will be the last tender touch you feel and I will be the last kiss you feel on your cold, wet nose. My promise to you sweet girl is that when that dreaded day comes, I will be as strong for you as you have always been for me. Yes, you will take a piece of my then broken heart however yours will always remain etched in mine. You are so much more than my senior dog, you are my heart and soul, my best friend and companion of 13 years, and I love you”. tw, LNPB
I fulfilled my promise to my sweet girl on 01/29/2015. Rest in peace my sweet angel Alley, mommy loves and misses you so.
Over the years Toby began to realize that most families felt, due to the high cost of medical care, they had no option or no where to turn for help. After many years, Toby set out to open a low-cost clinic in an effort to help animals stay out of the shelter and in their loving homes. Toby believes that no pet parent should ever have to c
Over the years Toby began to realize that most families felt, due to the high cost of medical care, they had no option or no where to turn for help. After many years, Toby set out to open a low-cost clinic in an effort to help animals stay out of the shelter and in their loving homes. Toby believes that no pet parent should ever have to choose between life or death for their beloved pet due to the high cost of medical care.
Frank has been involved in animal rescue and the marketing/networking/photographing of homeless pets in shelters in an effort to get them adopted/rescued since 2008. He also trains and competes with his own dogs
Dr Z is a Southern California native, and earned his undergraduate degree from University of California San Diego before obtaining his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He then went on to complete his clinical studies at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign before returning home to Southern Californi
Dr Z is a Southern California native, and earned his undergraduate degree from University of California San Diego before obtaining his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He then went on to complete his clinical studies at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign before returning home to Southern California. Dr Z enjoys giving back to the community that helped raise him. He's always happy to talk and help those in his community.
Missy brings 20 years of non-profit experience to Leave No Paws Behind. Most of her fundraising expertise has been in the animal welfare sector. Since childhood, she has been rescuing abandoned animals, promoting spay/neuter of feral cats (T/N/R) and educating communities about proper care of pets.
We refer to Rafael as the "dog whisperer", as he has an amazing ability to calm even the most scared and stressful dogs that come into our clinic.
Noella has been in the veterinary field for almost 20 years. She graduated from Mt Sac with an AS degree and passed her VTNE in 2016. She loves helping people and animals, and strives to do her best educating clients and healing our patients.
She has had a love of animals since childhood, growing up with both cats and dogs. She knew from a young age that the animal care industry was for her. Jordan is currently working for her Registered Veterinary Technician certificate at Ashworth College, and her long term goal is to become a veterinarian.
Daniel has always had a passion for animals. The ability to help a sick animal and be their voice is something he finds extremely rewarding. Daniel strives to become an RVT in the future and is grateful to be a part of the LNPB team.
Quin has had pets all his life, but started competing and actively training his dogs at age 9 for obedience, rally, and conformation competitions and sports like dock diving. He has helped service dog organizations train dogs and provide them with public access/high school experience, and is currently training Loki as his own medical alert service dog.
Tyler has had a love of animals all her life and knew since an early age that she wanted to work with animals. Along with the help of LNPB's very own Quinton Wisneski, Tyler is training her dog to be a medical alert service dog. With a dedication and determination to our cause, Tyler applies her experience and knowledge in social media to LNPB.