My name is Sonya, and with the support of my family and friends, and an amazing board of directors, I founded GrandPaws Pantry in 2016.

I decided to create this charity because I am the proud owner of 2 rescue dogs and they have been a joy to my life. I know personally how amazing rescue pets are, and I want to encourage people to open their hearts and their homes and consider rescue pet adoption. 

I also want to educate regarding responsible pet ownership and be an animal advocate for the many dogs and cats and other animals in desperate need.

Did you know that there are thousands of dogs and cats that enter shelters every year? In Maricopa County alone, there are an estimated 90,000 dogs and cats that enter local shelters every year, and around 50% of those dogs and cats never get adopted or leave the shelters alive. This is a heartbreaking situation. Everyone of them has a special story and is deserving of a second chance and a place to call home.


Through year-round fundraising efforts, community support and individual donations, GrandPaws Pantry provides pet supplies to pets in need at area shelters, rescue organizations and animal assisted facilities. We use social media and community outreach to encourage rescue pet adoption, educate regarding responsible pet ownership, and we continue to be rescue pet and animal advocates in every opportunity. 


100% of all proceeds and donations to GrandPaws Pantry are used to help rescued dogs and cats find and succeed in their "fur-ever" homes.

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