Notice: The next "Meet and Greet" event will be held on Saturday December 2, 2023 at Pet Supplies Plus - Round Rock.   The event will be held from noon to 2:00 pm at 17420 Ranch Rd 620 #150, Round Rock, TX 78681Please keep checking back as we are still at work to find a  permanent event location. 



Foster Homes

Lil' Paws is in need of people willing to foster rescued dogs until a forever home is found. We can only save the amount of small dogs that we have a foster home for. Foster homes are temporary homes for the dogs accepted into our rescue program. The foster parents care for the dogs as their own, but for a limited length of time -- just until we find a permanent home for them. Foster homes provide love, attention, food, water, and shelter for rescues. We provide all Medical care.

When you volunteer to become a foster home you allow a dog to live. Fostering is a very rewarding experience and very important. Not only do you enjoy the wonderful company of a rescue dog, but you also take part in saving its life.

Volunteer Coordinator

Call potential volunteers and answer any questions, respond to applications, coordinate all volunteer schedules, assign tasks to volunteers, trouble shoot any potential problems, etc.

Home Checks

Conducting home checks and face-to-face meetings with potential adopters to help determine whether or not they are suitable for adoption - must have good communication (in person, email and phone) skills, will work closely with Adoption Coordinator

Adoption Days & Events

We always need help at adoption days and events. We need volunteers to help with the dogs, provide transportation for dogs to adoption days when necessary, and talk with potential adopters about Lil' Paws and the dogs.


One thing we ALWAYS need is more funding. This involves working with our fundraising committee to organize, plan, budget, promote, and implement fundraising activities. Write fundraising letters, special appeals, find and research ways to raise funds, contacting businesses to donate items for auctions, line up sponsors for our annual reunion & fundraiser, etc...


Our dogs have places to go and we need volunteers to help get them there. Whether it's a pick up from the shelter to their foster home, a vetting appointment, grooming appointment, adoption events, or to its forever home, we need a lot of help to get our animals to the places they need to be.

Public Relations

Got the gift of gab? Use it to help spread the word for dogs in need. Do promo work like putting up flyers for rescue in various locations.

If you are interested in fostering, please fill out our foster application.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application.

We loook forward to hearing from you!


Lil' Paws Mission Statement

Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue is a home-based, non-profit rescue organization made up solely of volunteers. We are dedicated to helping homeless Maltese and other small breeds in the Austin area by fostering, providing the best possible health care, and placing them in a loving forever homes.