100% of the proceeds from the book will be donated to animal welfare non-profits.

We welcome any 501(c)3 animal welfare nonprofit to ask about using Tails of Devotion for their fundraising efforts. Thanks to the generosity of the author's friends and family, we also have a few copies available for auction items. Please email tailsofdevotion@yahoo.com with your request.

Animal Friends Rescue Project
California Animal Rescue
Dream One World
Fear No More Zoo
Furry Friends Rescue
Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
Grateful Dogs Rescue
Greyhound Rescue
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers
Healdsburg Animal Shelter
Helen Woodward Center
Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue
Hopalong Animal Rescue
Humane Society of Calumet
Humane Society of Silicon Valley
Humane Society of Sonoma
ICARE (Inyo County Animal Resources & Education)
Peaceful Kingdom Pet Project Foundation
Petco Foundation
Pets Unlimited Rocket Dog Rescue
The Pet Fund
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue

Cocker Spaniel Rescue
PAWS - Norwalk, CT

Greyhound Gang
Greyhound Pets of America

Priest River Animal Rescue

Heartland Animal Shelter

Animal Rescue League in Boston
Grafton Elementary

Animal Legal Defense Fund
Rescue Me Yorkie
Tails of Hope

It's Meow or Never

Heartland Pet Connection

New Jersey
Jersey Animal Coalition
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
Canine Cancer Awareness

New York
Art for Animals
Animal Haven of Soho

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue

Puerto Rico
Save a Sato

Angel Yorkie
Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary
West Tennessee Animal Rescue

Austin Humane Society

Best Friends
Friends of Animals
Friends of Animals- Utah

PAWS - Seattle
Old Dog Haven
Reading With Rover
Seattle Humane Society


The San Francisco SPCA

Founded in 1868, the San Francisco SPCA is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless dogs and cats, to providing lifesaving care and treatment to dogs and cats in need, to helping pets stay in loving homes, and to cultivating respect and awareness for the rights and needs of animals. The SF/SPCA is widely recognized as a national leader in providing innovative and effective services, including Animal Assisted Therapy, Humane Education, Academy for Dog Trainers, Feral Cat Assistance and Hearing Dog Programs.


PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support)

PAWS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping people with AIDS and other disabling illnesses together with their companion animals. For more than 18 years, PAWS has provided comprehensive free services - a pet food bank, vet services, dog walking, cat care, transportation, foster care, housing advocacy, and education - so nearly 500 clients can maintain the love and companionship of their pets.


Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control

The Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control raises funds for San Francisco's open-door municipal animal shelter to establish or enhance programs of animal welfare and placement and public education and service. These include free microchipping clinics, the PetHarbor.com lost pet finder and pet adoption service, grants to the shelter's nonprofit animal rescue partners, and other much-needed supplies and services.


Pets Unlimited

Pets Unlimited is a nonprofit community services organization dedicated to ensuring the humane care and treatment of companion animals. Our vision is for every cat and dog to live a healthy and happy life in a loving home. Pets Unlimited provides high quality veterinary medical services with our hospital operating 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days a year. Our Shelter and Adoption Center, focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating medically and behaviorally challenged animals that have been rejected or scheduled to be euthanized by other local, Bay Area, and Northern California shelters or humane societies.


Rocket Dog Rescue

Rocket Dog Rescue is a group of dedicated volunteers who save dogs from death at over-crowded shelters. We open our hearts and homes to provide temporary care for these dogs. Some of the animals we rescue are old, some very young. Some require major surgery, others come to us hurt and afraid - each and every one is a special loving soul.


Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Nationwide, Best Friends is working with shelters, animal welfare groups, and our own members to bring about a time when there will be No More Homeless Pets.


Summit County Friends of Animals

Summit County Friends of Animals (FOA) was founded in 1990 as an all-volunteer grassroots group of animal lovers to lobby for the building of a new county animal shelter and more humane animal control enforcement. Sixteen years later, the group has grown to a full-fledged animal rescue and adoption organization, operating a retail adoption center called Furburbia. The county shelter that was built as a result of the initial efforts of FOA has not euthanized a healthy adoptable animal in more than a year. The organization is also able to keep the same status in nearby Wasatch County. Programs include low or no cost spay and neuter, feral cat TNR and community assistance and education. FOA has recently purchase 60 acres in Summit County to build an animal rescue and rehabilitation center so that more animals in northern Utah can be saved and the program expanded to include equine rescue and adoption.


Dream One World (in affiliation with California Animal Rescue)

With the recognition that we are ONE world, and that humanity is bigger than politics, geography, race, different belief systems, etc., we search for like-minded people committed to the dream of uniting our planet for the good, health, and support of all beings and our earth.


The Pet Fund

The Pet Fund provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost. Perhaps most importantly, we provide information to owners about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial services which will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and avoid future emergencies through care and planning.



SNAP seeks to stop the destruction of healthy dogs and cats by increasing the availability and use of animal sterilization services. The agency orginated the concept of mobile spay/neuter clinics over ten years ago and currently operates such clinics in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. SNAP offers free sterilization for companion animals of qualifying, low-income households and low-cost sterilization for the animals of those who do not qualify. The agency also operates wellness clinics in both cities with a variety of services at reduced costs.


Open Paw

Open Paw® is your definitive animal training resource. Open Paw is here to give you and your pet the tools you need to build a lasting and successful relationship with one another and with your community. Here you'll find expert information to help you BEFORE you choose a new pet, AFTER you bring your new dog or cat home, and DURING your ongoing relationship with your companion animal.


The Humane Society of Sonoma County

The Humane Society of Sonoma County, founded in 1931, is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that serves animals and people throughout Sonoma County. Our mission is to promote a more humane society by preventing cruelty to animals, advancing their welfare and protection, encouraging the relationship between people and animals, and improving the quality of life for both.



Located in Kirkland, Washington, MEOW is a no-kill, limited admission shelter. We rescue and place approximately 1500 animals into permanent homes each year. Our application process ensures that every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment for safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. The welfare of the animal is paramount in the placement process. MEOW envisions a day when society will be free from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership, when every pet born will be assured loving care all of its natural life and will never suffer due to abuse, neglect, or ignorance.


PAWS - Progressive Animal Welfare Society

A Northwest leader in protecting animals since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, and empowers people to demonstrate compassion and respect for animals in their daily lives. PAWS advocates for animals through education, legislation and direct care.


The Humane Society for Seattle/King County

The Humane Society for Seattle/King County is a not-for-profit organization that first opened our doors in 1897. Since that time, we have gone from being just an animal shelter to providing a variety of programs and services specifically crafted to support pets throughout their relationships with people. The most important part of our job is to make sure that there is a solid basis for and ongoing support of the companionship developed through people and animals.


Old Dog Haven

Old Dog Haven is a very small group of people with a network of foster homes and supporters. Our goal is to provide a loving, safe home for senior dogs abandoned at this stage of their lives. When we have room, and the means, we take these dogs into our homes; if possible we adopt out those with a reasonable life-expectancy. We care for the rest as long as they have good quality of life. In addition, we try to assist owners in finding new homes for their senior dogs through our website and referrals.


CVMA Foundation

The California Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) is a non-profit, charitable organization formed in 1996 by the CVMA to provide help to animals during disasters such as wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. Examples of help include providing veterinary medical care of animals that are temporarily homeless. The CVMF helps the animals of California through donations received for the Memorial Gift, Disaster Aid, and Planned Giving Programs.


ARF Foundation

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each others lives. ARF was created in 1991 by Tony and Elaine La Russa to address the needs of companion animals. Their vision for ARF is an organization that can not only to aid abandoned and homeless animals, but also promote the concept that people's lives can be enhanced by strengthening the bonds between humans and animals. With these intertwined goals as the guiding principles, and an intention to become a national as well as local leader, ARF has designed progressive programs for many populations including abused children, the elderly, victims of violence and others who can benefit from the healing contact of animals.


Pet Project Foundation

Lost and abandoned animals have a second chance at a good life- thanks to the Pet Project Foundation and the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. The mission of the Pet Project Foundation is "to enhance the quality of life of all companion animals in a pro-humane manner through compassion, responsibility, education and service". Nowhere is this mission better exemplified than through our ongoing support of the shelter. This special shelter provides food, housing, exercise, medical care, and love for homeless animals until they are reunited with their owners or permanent, loving homes are found.


Tails of Hope

Tails of Hope Sanctuary is an organization which rescues shelter animals who are in trouble. These animals may have simply run out of time at the shelter, or have correctable health or behavioral needs which we address before they become available for adoption. Either way, we provide a safe place for them while they await a permanent home, and we free up much-needed space at shelters. Currently, our Sanctuary is actually a network of foster care providers. We are actively working to obtain a large parcel of land to house rescued pets awaiting adoption, and one which will serve as a sanctuary for farm animals and wildlife. We will be building an educational center for children (and their adults!) and are expanding our educational efforts to include environmental protection issues as well. Ultimately, we can help build a future that is safe, clean, and healthy for all living things, and one in which we can all peacefully coexist.


Heartland Pet Connection

"Connecting people, pets and education" has been our foundation since we organized in 2001. Our shelter has been open for business since 10/1/2004, so we are about to celebrate the beginning of our third year in business. We serve about 1200-1300 animals a year. The stories are remarkable each month. Some are heartbreaking; some are exhilarating! All are worth our efforts each day.


Rescue Me Yorkie Rescue

A Northeastern Yorkie rescue committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of Yorkshire Terriers. Rescue Me is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Yorkshire Terrier breed. We are a small group of rescue buddies who came to know one another through one common interest - saving the lives of dogs.


Animal Rescue League of Boston

The Animal Rescue League is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. Since 1899 we have advocated the philosophy of our founder, Anna Harris Smith, that "kindness uplifts the world".



Recognizing the value of this unconditional love, PAWS/LA exists to enhance the quality of life of people living with a disabling life-threatening or terminal illness by empowering them to keep and care for their pets. PAWS/LA is committed to creating solutions for disenfranchised pet owners throughout Los Angeles County who are facing the challenges of living with a disabling illness.


Grateful Dogs Rescue

Grateful Dogs Rescue, a non-profit organization, was founded over 10 years ago by Michelle Parris, a former SF Animal Care & Control (SF ACC) volunteer. She made it her mission to rescue SF ACC shelter dogs not made available for adoption. Rather than letting these dogs be euthanized, Grateful Dogs Rescue saves as many as possible by fostering them until a loving home is found. Many of our volunteers continue to donate their time by working with the animals at SF ACC.


The Greyhound Gang of Florida

The Greyhound Gang of Florida's mission is to find adoptive homes for retired racing greyhounds. 100% of all donations go to the medical treatment and educating the public on what wonderful pets these dogs make. The Greyhound Gang of Florida is a local not-for-profit, organization from Tampa, Florida founded in 2001. We are comprised of 100% volunteers.


Furry Friends Rescue

Furry Friends Rescue is an all volunteer non-profit companion animal rescue organization for Northern California since Nov. 1998. We are dedicated to the rescue, fostering and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats destined to be euthanized in over-crowded animal shelters. FFR has helped saved over 8,500 dogs and cats. We assist and network with over 70 shelters and rescue groups. We also provide junior & youth volunteer & education, guardian assist and animal care resources/programs.


Yorkie Angel Patrol

The Yorkie Angel Patrol is comprised of a group of dedicated people who are owned and loved by Yorkshire Terriers. Our mission is to provide general information on the breed and help pet owners with questions concerning genetic diseases and assist them in finding the right resources.

One of our goals is to provide individuals with the tools they need to make wise decisions regarding the money they donate to charities and to help these individuals ensure that their donations are used properly.

We are also dedicated to raising money in support of the University of Tennessee Angel Fund.


Hopalong Animal Rescue

Hopalong Animal Rescue has grown from a one woman effort to include a large number of dedicated volunteers and donors who make it possible for us to come closer to our dream of ensuring that no adoptable animal is euthanized in our community. In 2004, Hopalong received the "Best of the Bay" award from the East Bay Express for best place to adopt a cat or dog. Last year we received the Red Cross Community Heroes award as well as Congressional Recognition.


PAWS (Norwalk, Connecticut)

PAWS is a network of volunteers who provide shelter, medical care and affection while finding loving homes for homeless and abused dogs and cats.


Humane Society Silicon Valley

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, non-profit animal welfare organization offering quality adoptions, medical care and education outreach programs to enhance the human-animal bond. HSSV operates an open door shelter 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has grown into one of the largest animal shelters on the West Coast, caring for nearly 20,000 animals in 2005. To date, HSSV has adopted more than half a million animals into permanent, loving homes. The shelter’s medical clinic offers affordable spaying/neutering, microchipping and vaccinations. HSSV also operates a pet supply store that specializes in nutrition and humane training aids.


Canine Cancer Awareness

Canine Cancer Awareness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to alert and educate the public of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects, and available treatment options, all the while providing support in these areas. Canine Cancer Awareness raises and disseminates "Precious Days" funds to provide financial assistance to owners of dogs who have been diagnosed with cancer who would otherwise be unable to provide treatment.


Animal Protection Institute

The Animal Protection Institute is a national, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting animals from abuse and exploitation using legislation, litigation, advocacy, and public education. API's main areas of concern include animals used in entertainment, exotic "pets," animals used in research and testing, coexisting with coyotes, companion animals, and farmed animals.

In addition, we operate the API Primate Sanctuary on 186 acres in southwest Texas. The Sanctuary is home to more than 400 nonhuman primates, many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in laboratories, roadside zoos, and private possession and now live in a free-range environment with minimal humane intervention.



Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA's mission is to provide an effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, animal behavior center, and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series Animal Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit for more information.


Proceeds are held in an account with the "Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving" - a 501(c)3 organization. The funds will then be distributed to the grantees listed above.