Our Mission

Educating and broadening the community’s awareness of cruelty toward animals and further promoting adoption of animals to avoid unnecessary euthanasia of pets is our primary goal.

Developing educational programs on prevention of cruelty to animals by way of fund raising, festivals and pet food drive.

Forming partnerships and links with “No Kill Shelters”, “Wounded Veterans”, First Responders, Law Enforcement Officers, Military Warriors, 911 Victims and Pets For Vets, to actively provide assistance in pairing service animals with the needs of the individual whether this is by way of active duty or support.

About Us

“The Paws-N-Claws Foundation”, is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote pet adoption and reduce pet euthanasia.

Our fundraising efforts to-date have saved the lives of many beautiful puppies and adult dogs. All of whom now have new families.

The Sandi Paws Pet & People Parade, is a fun filled day for families and pets which will include music, food, pet vendors, a pet parade, doggie fashion show, and much more. Thousands of people and hundreds of dogs are expected to attend.

This year’s event will be a “Virtual Event” still in celebration honoring and remembering our 9/11 Patriots, Wounded Warriors, Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion members, as well as our Armed Forces, Fire Fighters, and Law Enforcement.

We need your support. It is through the generous efforts of individuals like you that numerous foundations are aided.  We are extremely grateful for your participation and caring spirit that has aided us in our ability to reach out to those in need. We applaud our previous event donors: Braces For Us ( Dr De Cambre), Vakani  Orthodontics, Joseph J. Katta,MD.,PA, Sunrise Ford (Betty Jo and Mike Wetzel), Robert J. Gorman & Associates, PA., Lawnwood Dental Center, PA and Traditional Smiles, Donald Watson,Esq and family and  Paws Required Pet Grooming.

Participation is available:

  • A sponsor, promoting and/or participating in the 9th Annual Sandi Paws Pet Parade.
  • This year our Event will be “Live”, open to vendors as in the past.
  • A participant, working with the Paw-n-Claws organization to make the event a “great” success.

Monetary proceeds will benefit the following organizations & causes:

  • Voices for children which helps Foster Children.
  • Pet Adoption services, Pet Food Pantry, and Pet Toy Collection.
  • Assist “No Kill Pet” shelters.
  • Pets for Vets.

We look forward to seeing you at this very important event.  Please feel free to contact “The Paws-N-Claws Foundation” at (772) 261-4433 or via our web contact form.

Thank you in advance for your attendance and for your support.


Dr. Gina Dean
The Paw-N-Claws Foundation
1005 Kentucky Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 261-4433