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Kaley Cuoco Is Just Crazy About Dogs

It is a little hard to believe that Big Bang is going into the 10th year. Kaley Cuoco has her own rescue shelter as she is just crazy about dogs.

The lovely Kaley Cuoco is not only perky and extremely funny in The Big Bang Theory; she is also a very committed animal rescue advocate. She has always had dogs, since she was a child. When she grew up, she started to think of where her family got their dogs. “A few years ago, something just hit me. I had never felt so connected to animals in my life. All of a sudden, I woke up and realized that I have to rescue dogs,” she says. Her first adopted dog was called Petey, and was a Dashchund-Chihuahua mix that she saw in a shelter when she was 16 years old. Her parents had told she couldn’t keep him, but instead of bringing him back to the shelter, she hid the dog for a couple of days at their house. When the parents eventually found out Petey, and told her they would have to take the dog back, she did everything she could to convince them otherwise. “I begged them, ‘I promise I’ll take care of him.’ At sixteen, I was completely irresponsible, so they didn’t think I could care for him properly,” Kaley says. “But my parents fell in love with him, and I have adopted a handful of dogs since then. Petey changed my whole life.” She then rescued many other dogs and even converted her mom to animal rescue! Together they rescued two other dogs, Lucy, an Atika mix puppy, and Zeus, a German Shepherd Kaley found in the street. She took it the local shelter, put signs everywhere. After two weeks, when no one had come to claim Zeus, Kaley and her mom adopted him for good and he know lives at the family home.

In Kaley’s perfect world, there would be no abandoned animals. “I want to rescue every dog I can. I want to buy a huge house and fill it dogs and hire people to live there and take care of them,” she tells. She also says that she can’t walk in an animal shelter anymore because she feels like she has to take all the dogs home with her.

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Kaley has now set up her own multi-location rescue shelter PAW WORKS.



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Press Info

Paw Works is a nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to partnering with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. In just two years, Paw Works has saved more than 1,800 abandoned dogs and cats in Southern California and placed them in caring homes.

Our ultimate goal is to address animal overpopulation and abandonment through adoption, education, awareness and community-driven programs that offer spaying and neutering, training and veterinary care in underserved areas.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Paw Works relies exclusively on private donations and fundraising to fulfill its mission.

About Paw Works:
• Launched in January 2014
• Helped Ventura County achieve No Kill status within the first month of operation
• Has rescued more than 1,800 abandoned pets to date
• Achieved a 97.5% live release rate last year
• Provides free spaying, neutering, vaccinations and microchipping to hundreds of homeless pets

Our Adoption Centers & Boutiques:
Paw Works has pet adoption centers in Thousand Oaks and Ventura that allow us to introduce rescued animals to potential adoptive families in a calm and comfortable setting. Our Ventura adoption center also includes an upscale resale boutique that sells donated clothing and household items, with proceeds benefitting the nonprofit animal rescue.

Our Goals:
Mobile Spay and Neuter Van
Our efforts to combat pet overpopulation hinge on providing free sterilization, particularly in underserved and
low-income areas. We expect to purchase and fully staff a mobile spay/neuter vehicle to offer spaying, neutering, vaccines and microchipping to the communities that need these services most.

Training Facility and Sanctuary
Paw Works hopes to create a unique boarding/training center and a sanctuary for animals who need special care, including older animals and those with injuries or disabilities. The center will provide the space we need to rescue larger breeds and to address behavioral issues with training and socialization. Providing these services will help abandoned pets become more adoptable to the public and reduce the need for euthanasia in local shelters. And, our rehabilitation and hospice sanctuary will give animals with medical issues or in the final stages of life the home atmosphere they need and deserve.

Our “Pawcratic Oath”
We Shall Lead, Protect, Heal, Comfort and Shelter Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves.
Who We Are
What We Offer
How You Can Help
Paw Works is a Southern California nonprofit animal rescue that
partners with the public shelter system to provide homes for
abandoned animals. Through pet adoption and community programs,
we focus on responsible pet ownership and solutions that address
animal overpopulation and abandonment.
Our Pawcratic Oath: We will lead, protect, heal, comfort and shelter
those who cannot speak for themselves.
(The Oaks Mall & Pacific View Mall)
(The Oaks Mall – Thousand Oaks, CA)
(Pacific View Mall – Ventura, CA )
(Children – Teens – Adults)
(For Low Income Areas)
(Ties & Tails Gala, Tournamutt Golf Classic)
1) Visit for many ways to support our efforts.
2) Follow us on social media. Likes & Shares help us get the word out.
3) Help give local animals a second chance at life. No matter how
you get involved, your contribution makes a difference.
Adopt Foster Educate Donate Volunteer Sponsor

Paw Works Tax ID #46-4484336

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