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The face of rescue has changed dramatically since IMPS began in 1998, especially over the past 8-10 years. Shelters adopt more pets directly to the public, and have partnerships with large organizations to get healthy adoptable pets out of shelters. Often rescue gets called when a dog is deemed medically or behaviorally unadoptable. Our veterinary costs are rising and we struggle to keep adoptions fees reasonable. We attempted to manage this with policy changes to minimize negative cash flows, but can no longer do it with policy alone. We're in desperate need of sponsors for emergency sick or injured rescues; multi-dog breeder or hoarder busts; and returned seniors. If it's in your heart to give but fostering isn't something you can do, sponsoring a dog is the same as being there for them!


$8/mo. x 12 - can rescue one dog and cover core vaccinations
$8-10/mo. x 12 - can provide spay / neuter surgery at a clinic for one dog
$12/mo. x 12 - 12-mo supply of heartworm and flea prevention for one dog
$15/mo. x 12 - lite dental cleaning for one dog
$25/mo. x 6-12 mos. - curative heartworm treatment for one dog
$35/mo. x 4 - Insulin & needles for one dog

One time gifts can help support everything from dental surgery to emergency surgery, challenging rehabs to multi-dog rescues ... Give in honor of your beloved companion, or in memory of one waiting for you on the other side of the bridge. Designate a portion of your gifts through Community Giving & United Way Campaigns at work, where we are a participating charitable organization. Let us know if you or your beloved companion would like to be listed in our Hall of Sponsors, right here, as it grows!

$ 125 Bronze
$ 250 Silver
$ 500 Gold
$ 1,000 Ruby
$ 2,500 Emerald
$ 5,000 Platinum
$ 10,000 Diamond

Community support: We've heard from a few donors that they like to support their local region's efforts. The best way to do that is to pick an IMPS dog in your region and ask for your donation to be credited toward him/her. How this works: Regional Coordinators are responsible to oversee the adoption donations, costs and expenses for all the dogs in their region, and this directly lowers their costs and expenses. Donations in excess of cost on one minpin helps offset costs for another where we may not be so lucky. Contact your region's RC or contact Diane at to ensure your donation is credited to a minpin in your preferred area.

To make a donation using PayPal or Credit Card, please click on the Donation button below. Important: if you wish to sponsor a dog or donate toward a specific region's costs, please forward your emailed Paypal receipt to with your wishes.

Thank you so much for your support!

Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. (IMPS) is exempt under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). However, it is suggested that you consult your tax professional for a determination as to whether any contributions may be tax deductible.



Rambunctious Rowdy NEEDS your help...

Rowdy was being a rambunctious youngster on the very day of his adoption, and ate some plastic canvas that caused tears in his intestines and pancreas. Vomiting plastic and blood, he was returned and rushed to Vet ER. His emergency surgery cost over $4,000. Sections of the intestine and pancreas were removed but not before fecal matter had leaked into the abdominal cavity. Rowdy then suffered thru 2 types of gut bacterial infection. He's a strong boy with a lot of heart and came thru it just fine - in fact, we think he'll be going to his furever home soon!! We would be incredibly grateful for some help with his vet bills, which are being carried by a volunteer. Please click HERE to donate, and be sure to mention Rowdy's tag number 28697.

Ensuring Happy and Comfortable Golden Years

IMPS makes a life-long commitment to every dog we rescue... and we WILL stand by that. When one of our own is returned and needs care, there is little or no way to recover their costs.


Prissy was returned at 10 years old, depressed from being confined a little too much and seriously overweight. She went on a diet, got active and quickly dropped the pounds, but sadly, not before she developed diabetes. Today Prissy walks the trails every single morning with her foster dad and fur-siblings. Her diabetes is under control with daily insulin shots and quarterly blood sugar monitoring, which cost about $800/year. Today, we'd like to thank Bob, Maria and Diane for sponsoring a substantial portion of her testing and diabetic supplies so far. It is through their generosity that we've been able to provide Prissy a normal and happy life in her golden years. Please join them in ensuring her comfort: click HERE to donate for her care, and be sure to mention Prissy's tag number 27670.

Your local IMPS foster homes can always use any of the following items:

  • Fleece blankets (50x60")
  • Twin flat sheets
  • Washable hospital bed pads, second hand
  • Small & medium sweaters
  • 6 foot leashes, small martingale collars
  • Laundry detergent
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disposable pee pads
  • Paper towels
  • Used towels
  • Prescription food
We have various ways people can help. For those who would like to volunteer their time, we need help with the following:
  • fostering dogs
  • doing home visits prior to adoption
  • transporting dogs to their new owners
  • checking shelters and retrieving dogs when needed
  • searching for applicable grants to help with funding needs
  • communicating with foster parents and getting updates on their dogs
  • helping with fund raising activities
  • updating facebook and internet sites
  • writing short success stories for dogs that are now in their forever home
Touch base with your local IMPS contact for needs and delivery information. For questions and suggestions about sponsorship or even sponsoring a dog, please contact Diane at

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