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In 2005, Cherie DaLynn established For the Luv of Paws II, Inc. (FLP), a domestic animal rescue and sanctuary, after seeing the tremendous need to have a “no kill” sanctuary for domestic animals that had been neglected, abused and abandoned in Mohave County, Arizona.


The rescue/sanctuary, which is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Kingman, AZ on ten (10) acres of land in Golden Valley, Arizona, is fully permitted and licensed by Mohave County and is recognized by the State of Arizona and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  A  board of directors oversees the operation of the shelter.  Volunteers help keep For the Luv of Paws functioning and successful at fulfilling our mission.


The rescue/sanctuary houses on average 175 dogs and cats each month, some who have special needs.  All animals receive professional veterinarian care and required immunizations.


Individuals or families who want to adopt a dog or cat from the sanctuary must complete an application, have a secure, fenced yard and agree to a home inspection.  No animal is released to their adoptive parents until they have received their immunizations and been spayed or neutered.




Rescue unwanted, abandoned, neglected animals from county shelters, city streets and unsafe living conditions.


Take in owner-surrendered pets.


Provide a loving, clean and safe environment, appropriate shelter, food and necessary medications to all the animals that come to us.


Spay, neuter and vaccinate all intake animals before adoption.


Secure, safe, loving homes for all adoptable animals through an extensive screening and follow up process.


Provide lifetime sanctuary for those animals considered unadoptable because of illness, disabilities, etc.


Develop educational programs for presentation to schools and community organizations, to include, but not limited to: The proper care of pets, spay/neuter, TNR and over-population.


Work with animal control, other shelters, businesses and community organizations to reduce the number of pets and strays euthanized in our area.


The Board of Directors reviews the mission objectives and activities once a year in order to assure that the activities of the organization strive toward attaining the objectives.


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Certificate of Appreciation For a Great Volunteer!

Butch Meriwether has been supporting For the Luv of Paws for years in so many ways.  He has attended multiple functions and taken photographs and written articles that have been published in the local newspaper.  He has also been instrumental in helping obtain dog and cat food for us from a major dog food company, and he and his wife Chris put on a huge Christmas light display at their home every year.  They invite the public to go out to their home to see the display and drop off a bag of dog/cat food or contribute financially.

No organization could ask for a better volunteer and supporter!  In recognition of his assistance, he was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Cherie DaLynn, Founder, with volunteers (left to right) Shirley, Butch, Cherie, Debbie and Mary.  Thank you Butch!!

February 20, 2020

Christmas Cheer Continues

Chris Marie, with four-legged family members and former residents of For The Luv of Paws, Mick Dundee (left) and Angel Marie, are thrilled about delivering the 2,299 pounds of dog and cat food, and $2,062 dollars to For The Luv of Paws.

Chris and her husband Butch Meriwether, who adopted Mick Dundee and Angel Marie from For the Luv of Paws, erect large Christmas displays on their 2.21-acre parcel of land. Visitors who drive out to see the displays in Golden Valley are generous by donating for their charity causes, which includes For the Luv of Paws.  Thank you to Chris and Butch!!

(From Left) Volunteer worker at For The Luv of Paws Shirley Bizub, Chris Marie and sanctuary founder Cherie Dalynn, along with Pretzel the dog.

January 09, 2020

Update on Sanctuary Help & Clean-Up

We are so grateful to all those volunteers and supporters who have contributed to the sanctuary during a difficult time.  As many of you know, our main sanctuary worker broke his hip and was unable to work for several weeks.  He just returned to 'light duty'.  In the meantime, we were blessed to have both volunteers - and paid workers - who fed the cats, dogs and cleaned the sanctuary catteries and kennels.  Other general maintenance was also done.

NONE of this could have been done without the extra volunteers and generous financial support from those who believe in us.


Above is one of the 26 dog kennels with fresh sand, cleaned igloo bed and clean straw and blankets.

December 16, 2019

Outdoor Catteries Receive Update and Improvement

The outdoor cat kennels with the ground leveled, new sand, houses cleaned, clean blankets, and clean litter boxes.

December 16, 2019

'Arfanage' and Meet & Greet Area Receive Needed Repairs

The Arf-a-Nage sign posts were undermined by the latest major rain storms and the sign collapsed. New posts, cemented into the ground and the actual sign itself were repaired. The work was done by Jim Fury of Bullhead City, AZ.  THANK YOU Jim!!!!!

In addition, Old Glory flies again!

Also, the meet and greet area/play yard is now ready to go after the patio has been cleaned, igloos cleaned and clean blankets.

December 16, 2019

Halloween Costume Winners

What a wonderful time everyone had trick or treating the downtown Kingman businesses with their 'fur babies'.  So many cute costumes!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  After a lot of difficult decision-making, the 2019 winners of the costume contest are:

First Place: Delilah - the Hotdog Vendor

Second Place: Marley - the Beachcomber

Third Place: Sadie - the Lego

Honorable Mentions:






Xerles, most huggable

Beau and Bagel, most well behaved

November 11, 2019

A Happy Birthday!

The thrift shop - Pawsitively Charming - which supports our sanctuary and rescue, is located in downtown Kingman.  The landlord/owner of the building is Elmer.  He has always been a wonderful supporter and help to us.  Therefore, we wanted to celebrate his birthday.  Cake and good conversation were the order of the day.

October 01, 2019

Remember Me Thursday Highlights

It was a small but enthusiastic group that met on Thursday, September 26th to remember all the animals in shelters who died waiting for a 'forever' home.  PLEASE spay and neuter your pets and adopt - don't shop!

September 30, 2019

Purina Donates Food!

For the Luv of Paws is fortunate to have Purina help by donating food for the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.  They have assisted us in feeding the animals many times, and we are extremely grateful for their donation!

September 01, 2019

A Transport Vehicle!

For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is excited to announce that we received a $7,000 grant from the @PetcoFoundation! The grant will help fund our new transport vehicle which will transport dogs and cats to adoption events; implement our TNR program in collaboration with veterinarians; and pick up large donations made to our organization.

Thank you Petco Foundation for investing in our lifesaving efforts!

July 12, 2019

Cool Springs Station is Cool!

Ray and Cheryl Stelljes are the managers of Cool Springs Station, located very close to our sanctuary facility.  They had a beer garden permit during the 2019 Laughlin River Run and used FLP as their designated charity. We received 50 percent of the sales - $517.00!

They are also the owners of Ray's Creative Creations, which operates out of Cool Springs. Check out the Station!  It is a really fun place to visit on Route 66.

We are grateful to Ray and Cheryl for designating us as their charity!

May 13, 2019

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