Our Mission Statement

At Paws for Life, our mission is to
rescue pet-quality dogs from death
row at area animal shelters.

Ginny Cole, President

Ginny was a member of the Board of Directors
at the Cecil County SPCA for almost twenty
years. She then took her humanitarian efforts
to a new level by founding Paws for Life, Inc.
Ginny has rescued dogs and cats her entire life
as well as off-the-track thoroughbreds. With
the support of her family, her husband Beau
and her son Kip, Ginny has been able to keep
Paws for Life up and running for almost 25

Taylor Bramble, Kennel Manager

Taylor takes a lot of pride in being Ginny’s
right-hand woman at PFL. She started her
journey with animals working at a boarding
facility and then as a veterinary technician.
She has four dogs, a cat and two horses of her
own. Taylor has always loved animals – big
and small – and always advocated for rescue.
With the support of her husband, Austin, she
gets to share that love of animals and
her passion for rescue with their daughter,

These dogs are scheduled for euthanasia simply because of lack of space. We provide proper medical care, a loving environment, and whatever time it takes for a dog to find a forever home. We believe that man’s best friend deserves nothing less than our very best.

Paws for Life was born out of, and is sustained by, a real love for dogs. The enviable success rate of Paws for Life’s adoptions is due to the intense socialization each dog enjoys before leaving our kennels.

How does a dog react with children or with other dogs? Does it chase cats or cars? Is it high energy, always demanding that a stick or ball be thrown, time after time after time? Or does it prefer a quiet life, and get uncomfortable with too much activity?

The dogs we remove from animal
shelters are individually evaluated
for personality, child-compatibility, dog-cat-compatibility, and activity level.

When necessary, they are given
time to heal, and receive
additional nurturing and/or


Many dogs overcome their shyness, a few may even be taught not to steal, but they are all given as much time and love as they need to get ready for placement in a new home. How much time is enough? Each dog is different, and at Paws for Life, that is OK. Bottom line…our love has no expiration date.