Notice:  Starting Dec.18, 2022 through Jan. 1, 2023, most of our all volunteer staff are unavailable to answer messages and emails.  Please be patient with our response time.   Our Meet and Greet Events are held on the FIRST Saturday of each month. We look forward to seeing you from noon to 2:00pm at Pet Supplies Plus located at The Market At Parmer Lane, 12407 N. Mopac Expy #525B, Austin, TX 78758.  **Please see the Upcoming Event Calendar located near the bottom of the home page for changes/cancellations.


Foster a Lil' Paw!

Our most important resources are our foster volunteers. The foster volunteers are loving foster parents who take in our dogs and care for them and give them the love and attention that they need while waiting to be placed in permanent forever homes. Fostering can be short term or long term.

Lil' Paws provides all medical needs while a dog is in your foster care. If you think you would like to become a foster parent, please contact us or fill out the Foster Application below. If you are a former adopter please contact us directly so we can expedite the application process! 

We are always are in need of people in the Austin area to foster dogs until they can be placed in their forever homes.

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Veterinarian Information

If you currently have other pets, or if you previously had pets in your adult life (within the past 5 years), please provide your Veterinarian's information:

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Lil' Paws Mission Statement

Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue is a home-based, non-profit rescue organization made up solely of volunteers. We are dedicated to helping homeless Maltese and other small breeds in the Austin area by fostering, providing the best possible health care, and placing them in a loving forever homes.