Must Love Paws Rescue

Must Love Paws Rescue is a 501(c)3 rescue organization for abused, abandoned & unwanted animals Must Love Paws Rescue is a 501(c)3 foster based rescue organization for abused, abandoned & unwanted animals in Central Alabama

Operating as usual


*Foster secured!


We were just alerted to this 7 month old fella (not neutered yet), who’s family no longer wants him, so they put him out. One of our adopters alerted us to the situation. They have him secured temporarily, but WE NEED A FOSTER. He’s good with other dogs and incredibly friendly.

If you are in the position to foster this little fella (we’ll call him “Toby”), please submit an application on our website!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/16/2021

Happy Tails, Keeli! Our little pocket pittie is living her best life with her new family. And her pittie brother, Willie, is LOVING having a new playmate! From being found, emaciated on the streets, to a wonderful home, absolutely filled with love.

Enormous thank you to her fabulous foster Natalie Stevenson, for not only finding her, but for rehabilitating her frail little body. Only the good life now! #adoptdontshop


Atlas is on his way to see Dr. Fuller for his pin removal! He looks a little nervous, but once the pin it outta there, he’s going to feel SO much better!! #amazingatlas

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/11/2021

Milo, our creamsicle kitten, is looking for his forever home! He’s 4.5 months old and a complete cuddle bug 🐞Milo is doing wonderfully in a foster home with kids, dogs, and cats! He really would blend in seamlessly to any household. Milo is all about head butts and biscuits ☺️

Milo is UTD, neutered, and microchipped.

If you’re interested in adding this daaaarling kitten to your family, please submit an application on our website!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/10/2021

*Foster secured!

Does everyone remember Atlas? Our sweet survivor of a horrendous Malfunction Junction hit and run? He’s almost in tip-top shape (he’s having a pesky pin removed on Tuesday)! Well, Altas is in need of a new FOSTER. He’s doing beautifully in his current foster home with Kerry, but she needs to take on a serious behavioral case (Sophie, one of the Adamsville 3) that requires A LOT of attention and training. And with 7 other dogs at her house, and volunteering for the rescue full time, she’s got her hands full.

Atlas is crate trained and full of Lab/Pyrenees energy. He’s a happy fella and has so much love to give! He’s one playful goober, so he may knock over a smaller child, but he’d be fine with kids over 8.

If you’re interested in fostering this gorgeous boy after pin removal, please submit an application on our website! All supplies provided by us!



GusGus was seen by the amazing Dr. Metcalf this morning! He’s been through A LOT in his short life. GusGus is less than 1 yr old and has demodex mange with a superficial secondary infection. Thankfully, preventatives and medicated shampoo should clear it up 💛 He also has a soft heart murmur, likely due to muscle wasting. He’s a mere 35lbs (should be around 50lbs) and has 2 broken incisors…one of which will need to be extracted, as the tooth has died. Once he’s put on some good weight, we will recheck the heart murmur and schedule him for the extraction. Good news…he’s HW- 🎊🎉🎊

He’s got a long row to hoe, but he’s in the best hands possible and has THE most delightful personality ☺️ We’d like to thank everyone for their generosity and kindness, for our puppy GusGus. We are so incredibly grateful and will keep everyone updated!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/06/2021

Introducing, GusGus!

This fella is safe thanks to Kerry Mone Batusic and her husband Matt. They have taken him by the evet to have him scanned for a microchip. Sadly, he isn’t microchipped. However he is neutered, young, and incredibly sweet.

We don’t like to ask for donations until we have them in our possession. Since we now have this guy, please consider donating to help us help him recover from his neglect and past.

Any amount would be greatly appreciated and is 100% tax deductible.

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/05/2021

Kerry and her husband went out this morning and again this afternoon. On return trip they were able to get him. He is young and neutered. Taking him to have him scanned for a microchip. Fingers crossed we can find his family.

Located in Trussville

I have been contacted about this fella in Trussville. He appears to be a stray. Has collar but no tags. Is there someone that would be willing to foster him?

Please message us if you are willing to help.

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/01/2021



The adoooorable Professor Wiggle Bottom was found by one of our adopters, roaming the streets, with demodex mange (not contagious). He’s currently on meds to get his skin in tip top shape, but he needs a new place to crash, as the finder’s dog is NOT pleased that this happy-go-lucky dude is hanging at her house. Professor Wiggle Bottom is outstanding with other dogs, loves kids, is well mannered, and really is the goodest boy! He’s apx 8 months old.

If you’re in a position to foster PWB, please submit an application on our website!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 09/01/2021

After being pulled from a severe neglect situation, undergoing heartworm treatment, and 6 months in rescue, our boy Curtis (NKA: Titus) has found his forever family!! 🥳 His mama is absolutely smitten with him and he’s got several fur siblings whom he’s having an absolute blast with! A HUGE thank you to his fosters Natalie Stevenson and her partner for being there for our big goober, every step of the way. Happy Tails, big boy!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/31/2021

Are you young at heart? Enjoy running or a brisk walk in the park? Well, DJ is your man! He’s a 3yo Hound/Shepherd mix with a need for speed…as indicated by the adorable ⚡️down his neck! But don’t let the pep in his step fool ya! He’s always happy to oblige a movie night and snuggles on the couch. DJ loves his toys and his people, without end.

If you’re interested in meeting this little scamp, please submit an application on our website!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/27/2021


Several of our pups require continued care, be it training, monthly medication, and/or surgical intervention. Atlas will need his migrating pin removed and Grace will undergo surgery for her mastitis. We need everyone’s help to make this ongoing care possible. Please consider donating to Must Love Paws, so we can continue our mission and allow us to provide the best care possible for these darling pups. Thank you, MLP Community!

Ways to donate: click the donate button in this post or donate (via PayPal) on our website.

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/25/2021

UPDATE: Millie was found this evening by a neighbor and she’s safe!!


Millie apparently jumped the fence at her foster home in Leeds. We need help locating her PLEASE. She was seen around the school approx 8 but could be anywhere now. She is incredibly sweet.

Please text me at 205-529-0999 if seen. She doesn’t have an aggressive bone in her body. She loves people and dogs.

Millie has on a collar with tag that provides contact
numbers and she is also microchipped. Please
share this post and pray we find this lady!!!!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/25/2021

UPDATE: Millie was found this evening by a neighbor and she’s safe!!


Millie is missing from her foster home in Leeds, off 119. She has a collar with our contact number on it.

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/24/2021

Miss Daisy Duke possesses the 3 golden qualities in a dog: she's incredibly smart, extraordinarily intuitive (she can read your feelings and intentions, almost as if she's got Google Translate in her ear), and best of all, this little lady is motivated by love and affection...though she won't say no to treats! Daisy Duke is housetrained (knows how to use a bell to indicate she wants to go outside) AND she's crate trained! DD loves a nice romp in the dog park and would make for a wonderful hiking companion. She has good recall and knows her name. Daisy Duke would absolutely thrive in an active household with other dogs and children for her to play and have companionship with. Her ideal family would have a fenced yard and a playful resident dog.

If you're interested in meeting Daisy Duke, please submit an application on our website!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/20/2021

This darling girl is coming into rescue with us. She’s being brought to one of our clinics this morning for evaluation. She appears to be pregnant, has tragically cropped ears, and a prolapse from multiple litters. After all she’s been through, she’s still sweet as pie. Loves other dogs and especially kids 🥰 She’s a nanny dog to the max. We’re going to give her the life she deserves, please help us in doing that 💛

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/19/2021


Seeking a rescue in or around Decatur, AL

I have been contacted by a prior adopter about a senior female pittie that is in need of immediate help and medical attention. Her ears have been cropped doesn’t appear to be professionally done, has had several litters of puppies. She has a prolapsed rectum and needs immediate medical care.

She is incredibly sweet. Does amazingly well with other dogs, ignores cats, children including toddlers. She doesn’t deserve the life she has been living and needs a loving and caring family.

Please share with rescues in the Decatur/Huntsville area. Feel free to text me with any offers of help!!!!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/14/2021

PUPDATE: Foster secured!

Blaze is a 4.5yo Long-haired Chihuahua, who’s looking for some new digs. He’s an absolute cuddle bug but is quite protective of his people, when it comes to other dogs, so he’ll need to be the only dog in the home.

If you’re interested in meeting Blaze, please submit an application on our website!

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/09/2021

Meet Buddy and Bonnie, they are 7 years old littermates. Their mom passed away last year and now their dad is having to move into an apartment where he cannot keep them. This isn’t his wish but he has no other choice.

They are in desperate need of a foster home. They have a rescue commitment but they cannot take them up they place a couple of dogs to free up a foster.

The owner has taken them to the vet and saw that they have all their vaccines, they are HW- and they both had a spa day getting them all ready for a new family. He has done all he knows to do to ensure they are healthy and needs help in securing their happily ever after.

They are house and crate trained. They do well with other dogs but unsure about cats. I was told they are not bonded but since they have spent the 1st 7 years of their life together we would like them to spend the rest of their life together.

We only have until August 14th to make this happen. Soooooo please share and tag anyone that you think would be interested.

Please comment or message us if you can help.


*Both have been adopted 🎈🐾

Keeli (L) and Curtis (R), are patiently waiting for their forever homes, whilst being full time models 😍 Both of these precious babes are PERFECT! Potty trained, crate trained, LOVE other dogs, and would be the perfect addition to any family. They’re currently in a foster home together, but each deserve their very own family.

If you’re interested in meeting Keeli or Curtis, please submit an application on our website. But prepare to fall in love 💛


Happy Tails, Harley! This precious girl got scooped up quickly by an absolutely lovely couple. #adoptdontshop#alreadyspolied#mustlovepawsrescue

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 08/02/2021

Sweet DJ is still looking for his forever home OR a new foster. He’s got puppy energy to burn and requires a fenced yard. DJ is good with low key dogs. He’s not a fan of overly excited dogs or kitties.

If you’re interested in meeting this handsome couch cuddler, please submit an application on our website!


Mochi and Tuna arrived at their new home yesterday…think they’re comfortable yet? 😂😻 #adoptdontshop#kittenseason

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 07/31/2021

Missing from accident on Dug Hollow Rd in Pinson on Wednesday July 28th. Please share and let’s help get this boy home.

Please contact me if found either message or text me at 205-529-0999

Photos from Must Love Paws Rescue's post 07/30/2021

PUPDATE: Adopted! 🐾

Located in Moody

Curry is a 4yo shorkie (Yorkie shih tzu) mix need of a foster or adopter. He’s UTD and neutered! He weighs 17lbs and is dog-friendly. He’d be best in a home with older children.

If you’re interested in fostering, please submit an application on our website!


FOSTER Secured!

Located in Clay, AL

Apparently, this little dude has been wandering for some time, with some folks feeding him. We will continue to look for an owner, but after the 7 days stray hold, we will be officially taking him into rescue. He’s neutered, loves toys, and is somewhat potty trained, but is wearing belly bands inside for the time being. He’s made himself quite comfortable in the finder’s home, but one of her pups is not interested in having a new furry friend.

Please consider opening your home to this little shih tzu nugget. See link below, to submit an application.

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