As Maryland's first mobile pet food bank, we believe pets are essential to maintaining social, physical, and mental wellness, especially for the elderly and those experiencing homelessness. Through our pet food delivery program, Thankful Paws can help increase our client's overall health while reducing the number of abandoned or euthanized pets.
We deliver pet food and supplies to low-income elderly people and those experiencing homelessness in our local area.
A copy of our financial information is free of charge by contacting us. Thankful Paws complies with the Maryland Solicitations Act, the State of Maryland, and Federal tax laws and procedures. We have been and continue to be in GOOD STANDING with the STATE OF MARYLAND (2011-2022).
For more information, please contact the MARYLAND SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE HOUSE, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21401. You can also get them at (410) 974-5534.
Meet Harley. He was living just like any other dog for most of his life. Then on Thanksgiving evening of 2011, his 'dad' had a major heart attack and died. This left his 'mom' grieving but also without a regular income. She was soon evicted from her home, and with nowhere to go, she and Harley lived out of their car while trying to figure out what to do.
We met Harley and his 'mom' after they had been homeless for several months. When we gave Harley some toys and the bed you see him on, his mom broke down and cried. She hugged me and said, "this is the happiest I have seen him in months. Thank you!" Her need was to provide a sense of normalcy for her beloved dog, who had been with her through the death of her husband and months of living in their car.
Meet Lynn. She is the founder and president of Thankful Paws. She started the charity with Hero, who served as the charity's ambassador until his death. Together, they brought food to thousands of people and their pets in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey (after Super Storm Sandy), and even down to Texas after the historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Lynn is also the owner of the Goofy Golden and is a multiple-certified massage therapist. She is a Fear Free Professional, a Certified Canine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapist from Holistic Animal Studies. She holds a Certification in the Human-Animal Bond from The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC). She has also taken hundreds of hours of additional massage techniques at Canis Bodyworks.
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science from Johns Hopkins University and is Certified in Canine Palliative and Hospice Care from American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
She is adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and has lectured at the Baltimore County Public Library System and numerous other businesses and organizations.
She has a few published magazine articles and one published Children's book. She hopes to write more soon; follow her at Amazon.