Welcome to the Hands, Paws & Hearts website!

We are an all breed dog rescue which works primarily out of the Lancaster/Palmdale/and surrounding areas.  We are a small rescue run by the board and a couple of dedicated volunteers.  Our rescue is dedicated to reducing overpopulation in our areas and rehoming abused, neglected and unwanted animals.  Our primary focus in rescue is the following:

  • Rescue – Our particular rescue (on grounds) is geared towards puppies, mothers and their offspring, and families (mother, father and children) but we rescue all ages, sizes, and dogs with special needs. 

  • Transport – The goal of transports is to take animals out of high kill shelters and get them to preapproved rescues, shelters, and humane societies, often out of state or country, where they will receive health care, spay/neuter, training in some cases, and be re-homed into loving families.  We participate in many transports in various ways including choosing dogs, holding dogs, and transporting dogs.

  • Networking - Using email and other media to bring attention to and sometimes raise money for animals in need, these may be shelter animals, found animals and abused/neglected animals.  We work with many organizations and shelters to help animals and improve their situation.

  • Pulling, Kenneling (Short Term), and Temperament Testing - We will assist other rescuers and independents when time is available in temp testing at our local shelter, pulling, and boarding for a rescue rate.

  • Spay/Neuter – We take an active part in advocating for spay/neuter programs in oour area and educating our community.  We also are seeking spay/neuter grants to further assist our community.



Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
  ALBERT (GOOD WITH DOGS)
To meet ALBERT please contact Steve: stevespiro1@yahoo.com My name is ALBERT. I was rescued from death row at a local LA shelter thanks to several people who believed in me, even though I was very scared and not used to being around kind people. A nice trainer has been working with me and I have blossomed into a good, loving boy. My trainer says I am very "sweet" and "gentle." I am healthy, microchipped, and up-to-date on my shots. I we...read more about ALBERT (GOOD WITH DOGS)
  BABY GIRL (see vid)
To meet BG please contact Steve: stevespiro1@yahoo.com Hi there! My name is BG. It stands for “Baby Girl”. I am a Blue Nose Pit Bull and I was found on the streets in California, starving, very dirty and neglected with a belly of babies. My babies were taken away from me and I was left to die. I survived with the kind help of a stranger who found me and now I need my own family and loving owners who will love me forever. I currently l...read more about BABY GIRL (see vid)