"2 Hands Saving 4 Paws", Inc.
501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization   

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Our Past Rescues

Welcome to "2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, Inc."

We are located in the state of Georgia.

We are an approved, licensed rescue shelter, overseen by The Department of Agriculture.

We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

Our Tax ID # 47-5426992

Animal Shelter License #33-33107375

We are a foster based rescue and strive to find loving forever homes for all of our rescues. Each rescue who comes into our program is assessed for its currents needs. Placement of each rescue is determined by their behavior, age, socialization needs, medical care.

The President and Founder of, "2 Hands 4 Paws, Inc." is Maria E. Salvaggio. Born and raised in  Boston, Ma. Currently rescuing and residing in the state of Georgia. The passion and compassion for the abused, neglected, abandoned animals has always been the focus of the mother daughter team. Ms. Salvaggio and her two daughters have dedicated their lives to give adoptable canines in high kill shelters loving, forever family life homes.


We currently transport to the state of New Jersey,  bi-weekly/monthly for adoptions. We are pending importers licensing in 2 east coast state. We are also an approved out-of-state shelter in the state of Pennsylvania.

We do adopt out locally in Georgia.

Our Pre-adoption Questionnaire, can be located online within this site. We ask that you fill in all the required fields to be considered as an adopter. We do not adopt out any rescue dog/puppy as birthday, holiday gifts. Our rescue are only placed with approved adopters willing to give a rescue dog a forever home.  You must also be open to a home inspection and provide documentation of homeownership. If you rent or have a lease you must provide documentation from current landlord. Provide pet addendum, weight/breed restriction and an approval letter allowing a dog to be on the premises.

If you have any questions regarding the adoption process please feel free to call one of our TEAM members found on our, "Who We Are" Page.


Available Rescues

All of our puppies and dogs are rescues from high kill shelters in Ga. We also take in owner surrenders.

Every rescue receives impeccable medical care.

To view our current available rescues please visit

Pre adoption Questionnaire can be downloaded and submitted by email.
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Our rescues are all Spayed/Neutered, before any adoption or transport.

**UNLESS MEDICAL RISK, with supporting documentation form licensed vet***

Age appropriate vaccinations

Rabies Vaccine


Heartworm testing, age appropriate.

Fecal testing

Monthly heart worm, flea and tick prevention

Micro chipped

Crate trained, house training begins with all dogs and puppies.

Leash training starts at 8 weeks of age

Socialized, basic commands, sit, stay, down are all worked on.

If your interested in adopting one of our rescue please fill out a pre adopt questionnaire.

We currently transport to New Jersey, bi-weekly from Georgia.

Every animal leaving the state of Georgia, receives a full medical examination before our licensed vet signs off, on any Health Certificate.

Transport fee must be paid prior to rescue leaving Ga, this ensures our K-9's do not travel without a secured adopter.

Our current impeccable team of Licensed Veterinarians caring for our rescues are, 

1. Wilkes Animal Hospital, located in Washington, Ga  Contact # 1-(706)-678-2929.

Dr Les Sales, Dr. McNair and Dr. Canup


2. Westers Animal Hospital, located in Thomson, GA  contact # 1-(706)-597-9200.

Dr. Darrel Wester, Dr. Cindy