Monique Bonnaffons, the founder of Take Paws Rescue, experienced a situation which would change the course of her life and bring her to her calling.
In 2015, after rescuing a dog named Clarence from a life or death situation, Monique followed her heart and, with the endless support of her husband and five children, started Take Paws Rescue. Always having a love for animals and pulling for the underdog, there was no going back. With Monique’s constant nurturing of the rescue, it’s grown from 40 dogs a month to its current size of nearly 200 dogs monthly. She has surrounded herself with hundreds of amazing volunteers that continue to grow the rescue operation across the state of Louisiana and beyond. Through this calling, Monique has proven to be a tireless advocate for animal rights and is determined that Take Paws will make a difference in the lives of countless rescues and fosters on their journey to their forever homes.
The mission of Take Paws Rescue is to meet the moral obligation to protect and save the lives of pets in need of rescue in Louisiana. Take Paws Rescue enacts this mission by pulling pets from shelters and preparing them for transport to fosters, adopters, rescue organizations, and other shelters around the U.S. in need of adoptable pets.
Our Fall 2021 debut is a partnership with The Take Paws Rescue for their fundraising efforts to help displaced animals and pets during Hurricane Ida. Proceeds from every sale will benefit the Take Paws Rescue organization, to help our furry friends here in Southeast Louisiana find their forever homes.