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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.


More News

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

The Guys & Gals of 'Cocktails' in Bullhead Ciity

The restaurant and bar 'Cocktails' in Bullhead City, AZ recently held a fundraiser for us.  They raised $1405 and lots of goodies, dog/cat food, toys and treats, cat litter, wire crates, paper towels, bleach and detergent.  Several of the volunteers from For the Luv of Paws attended the event and had a great time!  Everyone was so nice and supportive.

We are deeply grateful to Cocktails for holding this 3rd annual fundraiser.  It helps keep our sanctuary going - and knowing there are so many good people who are willing to help keeps our spirits lifted.

April 29, 2019

The Easter Bunny Came!

The Easter Egg Hunt for all our canine friends this year was so much fun!  Held at the Kingman Petco store, we had lots of dogs hunting for all the treats left by the Easter Bunny. 

April 22, 2019

Veteran's StandDown Was A Success

For the Luv of Paws participated in the annual Veteran's 'Stand Down'.  This event helps veterans obtain the necessary support needed to re-integrate into society.  For the Luv of Paws volunteers provided over 50 dogs with immunizations and supplies.

We have always enjoyed helping at this event over the years and celebrate that the program has been so successful that the Veteran's Council does not anticipate any more 'Stand Down' events in the future!

March 09, 2019

Santa's Helpers Had A Successful Food Drive

Chris & Butch Meriwether had a wonderful Christmas display at their home in Golden Valley, AZ.  They asked residents in the area who came to see their display to donate food or money for the dogs and cats at For the Luv of Paws, in addition to a "Toys for Tots" drive they were having simultaneously.  As always, the public was very generous and donated $2,174 and 2,610 pounds of dog and cat food!  Santa's helper Chris Meriwether and Helper-Elf Eddie Marks, pose with Hula, the facility mascot, and “Waddles” (who is available for adoption) during delivery in January.  We cannot thank the Meriwethers enough for their continued support.  They are true "Life Savers"!

January 31, 2019

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