Together we can make their lives meaningful.


Our Motto: From Surviving to Thriving


Our Mission: It is the mission of Boots and Paws to provide dignity and purpose to the Veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom. To let them know they are needed and wanted; to help them move from surviving to thriving; and to thank them. And in addition, to care for animals afflicted by neglect and abandonment by providing them with loving, warm, safe homes. 

Donations Gratefully Accepted

"Freedom is never free."

We are th​e home of the free because of the brave.​

Every Donation Counts

Boots and Paws is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt Public Charity

Boots and Paws is a village. A village where Veterans will care for animals. In America, there are about 50,000 homeless veterans. Sadly, 22 veterans take their own lives every day because of financial reasons and loneliness. Boots and Paws will provide lodging, food and the company of other veterans for those who have short term memory loss, are disabled or are financially impaired in addition to those who are homeless or suicidal.

As a Public Charity, we are in the first phase of the project ~ raising the needed funds to buy the property for the campus.  Together, we can help them and save lives.

Boots and Paws was founded to provide forever homes for financially impaired veterans and homeless animals.  In exchange for free food and lodging, veterans will care for those animals that due to age, disability, abandonment, neglect or illness would likely be without a home.



Honoring :

 William B. Westerberg ~ 1920 to 1988: Navy, WWII, Pacific Theater: POW for 3.5 Years in the Philippines and later in Japan at the Osaka Umeda Bunsho prison camp.

 Roger J. Westerberg: Marines, WWII, Pacific Theater: Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Guam 


In Loving Memory of: 

Harris Conrad Westerberg ~ 1938 to 2017

Peggy Elaine Pennington Westerberg ~ 1937 to 2000 

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