About H4P

Habitat 4 Paws is an animal rescue group in the DFW area whose mission is to rescue and find permanent homes for dogs and cats while caring for them in a volunteer staffed adoption facility and foster program.  Prior to adoption, all rescued dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped and tested for common diseases.

H4P’s goal is to acquire and operate an adoption facility in the Frisco or nearby area and to invite community participation in ways that will benefit rescued animals.

Beyond just sheltering animals, we want to be proactive in other areas that will help keep animals out of municipal shelters.  Paws Pantry animal-food bank collects and distributes dog and cat food to those in need.  H4P will host microchip clinics so that animals will have a permanent ID and can be reunited with their owners.

We also foresee having educational programs, including importance of good animal health, behavior and training.

Habitat 4 Paws is a 501(c) charitable organization, relying on donations and fundraising events for revenue.


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Tom O'Keefe, Secretary

Pictured with Tom is Rex, his 15 year old Terrier mix that he rescued and adopted. Besides Rex he also has Joni, and Willie who are all rescues and prefers to adopt 10+ year old dogs that no one else wants.

Tom was a founding member and committee member of the First United Methodist Church Plano Pet Ministry, in which he got started feeding homeless animals through food drives. He is also a founding member and board member for Habitat4Paws, and took up Paws Pantry duties in 2011. A life-long dog owner, Tom has volunteered with a number of shelters and rescue groups since moving to the Plano area. Any spare time is spent with his fully restored 1968 Camaro SS or 2011 Camaro SS and the North Texas Camaro Club.

Tom has a BS in Electrical Engineering and has been a mechanical and electrical design engineer working on scientific instrumentation for 20 years.