Panhandle Paws of Hope

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About Panhandle Paws of Hope

Panhandle Paws of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rescue dogs and cats from kill-shelters and offer home placement for pets who can no longer be cared for by their owners. All of our dogs receive rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, microchips, and are spayed/neutered, and our cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and receive a rabies vaccination.




"St. Pittie's Day" Special Adoption Event and Bake Sale

Saturday, March 17th at Tractor Supply from 12:00 - 4:00 (I-27 & Hollywood, Amarillo)

Watch our Facebook and website pages for pit bulls and pit bull mixes who are ready to go to their forever homes! Let us know who you'd like to meet at this special event.  Contact us through Facebook or email us at 

We will also have a bake sale with goodies for both people and pups! 


Adoption Event at United on Soncy (in Amarillo)

PPOH was blessed to win $1,000 in the United Supermarkets contest! A huge thank you to our supporters for making this happen!

We will have a special adoption event Saturday, April 7th from 11:00 to 3:00 at United (3553 S. Soncy Rd.).  Stop by to meet our amazing dogs and some of the football players from the Amarillo Venom, who will be there to promote adoptions and Food for Fido!


Food for Fido with the Amarillo Venom

Saturday, April 21st @ 6:00 p.m. ~ Amarillo Civic Center ~ Venom v. Duke City Gladiators

Stop by this fun adoption event to meet some amazing dogs, and purchase your Amarillo Venom/Food for Fido t-shirt! All t-shirt sales proceeds help PPOH provide nutrition and care to pets in our program. 


Elk's Lodge #923 - Mudd Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, July 7th @ Elk's Lodge #923 (932 Clyde Street, Amarillo)

PPOH is once again blessed to be selected as a recipient of the Elk's Mudd Volleyball Tournament! We are looking for banner sponsors ($100), referee sponsors and pit sponsors (more information to be shared soon) for this fundraiser.  Donations of bottled water, soft drinks, plates, napkins, chips, meat (such as pork and hot dogs) are always needed.  Please let us know if you'd like to help with planning/volunteering at this event, or help with adoptions at the event.  

For more information, please visit the AmarilloElks Lodge MuddVolleyball Facebook page.  








Thank you to Tractor Supply, Palo Duro Vet, Elk's Lodge #923, PetSmart, the Venom, Burn Studio, the Bulls, Amarillo Auto Express, Burkett Outdoor Advertising, West Tex Document, Inc., and all of the amazing sponsors who have helped support recent fundraising and adoption events, as well as the local media (Channel 10, KAMR, and KGNC) and Burkett Outdoor Advertising for helping us get the word out about our recent fundraisers. The last few months have been busy for PPOH, and we couldn't raise the money needed for our animals without your support! Thank you also to the wonderful volunteers who make these events possible, and to our supporters who made the events a success. Stay tuned for more information about adoption events and fundraisers coming up this spring! 



PPOH Pets Available for Adoption

We are building our database on Petango - stay tuned as we continue to update our wonderful dogs waiting for forever homes! Visit us on Petango at   We are excited to feature our pets on Petango and to have our pets receive 24 Pet Watch microchips.

Please watch Facebook for announcements about our adoption events.  If you are interested in meeting one of our pets, please contact us and we will set up a private meet and greet.

Email us at to schedule a meet and greet, or private message us on Facebook.  PPOH is a 100% volunteer-run program, so please allow 24-48 hours for a response.  We will be back in touch with you as soon as possible!

Visit us on Facebook for the most up to date information!

Facebook page

Find out more about our dogs on

Availble dogs for Adoption at PetFinder


Foster Application (word version with fill in format)

Foster Application (pdf version)

Volunteer Waiver and Release 

Adoption Application (word version with fill in format)

Adoption Application (pdf version)



Check out our new Partners in Hope program, and our featured Partner in Hope program supporters!


Individual Partners in Hope

Business Partners in Hope




Supporting PPOH

We are grateful for any and all donations our supporters are willing to provide.  Our main need is monetary donations -- our veterinary bills are constant, as we do our best to ensure our animals are healthy and happy prior to adoption.  Tax-deductible donations can be made through PayPal, via check, or at our adoption events.

If you would like to mail a check, please send it to:

Panhandle Paws of Hope

P.O. Box 2525

Amarillo, Texas 79105

To make a donation via PayPal, please click here:




Donations through PayPal can be set to occur on a monthly basis.  Examples of donation levels and what they provide are set out in our "Partners in Hope" web pages. 

We have created a "Wish List" on Amazon for items that would be of help to PPOH pets.  Don't forget to shop through Amazon Smile and designate Panhandle Paws of Hope as your charity! Our wish list is available at: Wish List

In addition, we would be greatly appreciative of the following donations:

  • Dog Food (chicken flavor - our dogs eat Merrick, Diamond, Iams and Pro Plan, but we will gratefullly accept any food)
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Dog Beds
  • Dog Food (please contact us for specific needs - they vary from time to time)
  • Wire Crates (any size)
  • Carrying Crates (any size)
  • Igloo Dog Houses
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Clorox wipes
  • Kiddie pools (our dogs love to play in them!)
  • Medium-sized trash bags
  • Carpet and rugs

Donations can be dropped off at scheduled adoption events, or email or private message us on Facebook and we will make arrangements to pick them up.

Thank you for your support!

Contact Us

The best way to reach us is through Facebook or via email:

You are also welcome to stop by our Adoption Events at Tractor Supply.  Please follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information about Adoption Events.

Adoption Process

The PPOH adoption application is available on the upper right hand of this page.  PPOH expects complete honesty from applicants, to help ensure that the pairing of the adopter and pet being adopted is appropriate, loving, and life-long.  We reserve the right to refuse to adopt to anybody, for any reason.