Welcome to


Where Hope Starts To Heal

Pawtastic Friends wants to spread the message of hope. We are raising funds and promoting awareness to instill faith in humankind and make a difference in the world. Through advocacy work and other activities, our team works tirelessly each day with the same goals in mind: to lend a helping hand to homeless dogs looking for their forever home!



Here at Pawtastic Friends, we are committed to a single goal; we strive to make the world a better place for homeless animals. Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change. We are a private,

non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs to homeless dogs. With your generosity and donations, together we can achieve these goals. Through the opportunity to participate in the Enrichment Training Scholarship Program, our hope and mission is to help as many homeless dogs acclimate to finding their forever home. In the interim, we want to provide toys, food, medical care and supplies to help bring them comfort and love. 


Thank you for being a furbaby hero today.

Pawtastic Friends would like to send a HUGE shout out to our community partners at Nostalgia Street Rods and the Goldstrom family as they are BIG supporters of Pawtastic Friends. Please visit their website and their amazing museum here in Las Vegas.

Address: 5375 Cameron St, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Phone: (702) 876-3652

We would also like to thank our friends at Findlay Cadillac for sponsoring numerous of our events. The great people at Findlay Cadillac are always giving back to the community and we are very thankful that Pawtastic Friends is one of their selected non profit organizations that they believe in.

Visit them for your next car purchase or lease contact 


Phone: (702) 558-2600

Address: 993 Auto Show Drive, Henderson, NV 89014

THANK YOU to The Dog House for all of your amazing support to Pawtastic Friends. We greatly appreciate your continued support and monthly sponsorship of our Enrichment Training Scholarship recipients.

The Dog House is a unique boutique in Las Vegas catering to our favorite furry companions. You’ll find a carefully selected assortment of apparel, accessories, toys, natural treats, party supplies, dog-themed gifts and much more. We make having a dog even more fun than it already is!

Please visit their website and locations here in Las Vegas.


We want to thank

Camp Bow Wow for all

of their support to

Pawtastic Friends and helping the homeless animals succeed.

Welcome to Camp Bow Wow, North America's Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp®. Our campers play all day in our indoor/outdoor play yards, and you can view them online anytime with our Camper CamsSM. Most importantly, our Certified Camp Counselors® are expertly trained in dog behavior, safety and health management and are there to ensure your pup has a great time.

Enrichment Training Scholarship Program

All of the current scholars in our program are available for adoption with our rescue partners. Please send us an email at info@pawtasticfriends.com to meet them.




The always loving McEnroe

Michael and Melissa Novelli are originally from Franklin Park, Illinois & Chicago, Illinois. They both relocated to Las Vegas. Michael in 1998 and Melissa in 1999. They were friends that lost touch and reconnected in Las Vegas years later. A year after reconnecting they got married in 2007. In 2012, they walked into the local shelter wanting to make a difference in the world. They started filming videos to showcase the nature of the dogs with the hopes to shine a light on their personalities. That's how 'Tuesday Videos' started. They went every Tuesday and built an audience that quickly supported their motto of "every share is an opportunity" and "adopt don't shop". They also started to walk the dogs as well as building connections with many. The Enrichment Training Scholarship Program came to life in 2016 allowing the animal lovers around the globe to sponsor a homeless dog to attend enrichment training. After each session, the sponsors are sent an update and pictures, allowing the sponsor to engage and share the dogs journey to his/her happily ever after. Join Melissa, Michael and the Pawtastic Friends team as we encourage more happiness for dogs!

At Pawtastic Friends we will always have the best interest of the homeless animals. 
We are currently working with 20 wonderful non profit rescues here in Nevada with more to be added. A lot of their dogs are in boarding and only get out when volunteers come and get them out. This is why we need your help.
Helping get dogs out of their kennels and taking them for a walk and spending time with them is very rewarding to them and you.

If you would like to know more on how you can help the homeless animals with the Pawtastic Friends Boarding Buddies program please email us at Maria@pawtasticfriends.com.

Thank you for making a difference in the world.
We truly appreciate all of our volunteers and team members because you are very valuable to the dogs and are making a big difference in these dogs lives.



Build a Brighter Future

Here at Pawtastic Friends, we are committed to a single goal; we want to make the world a better place for homeless animals. We work hard to take care of the neediest members of our community and provide them with unconditional support. Founded in 2016, Pawtastic Friends has been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: we want to see pieces of change in this crazy world we live in. Read about our mission and our vision and find out how we go about making change.


Las Vegas, NV, USA



Melissa & Sunny