OUP was started on June 3, 2015, by Ashia Stevens, a Veterinarian Technician with a big heart for animals and a passion for animal care. Once Upon A Paw (OUP), which is 501c3, is an organization that gives animals a voice and financial help to families in qualified areas. OUP covers 100 percent expenses for your dogs & cats annual care. OUP also donates hundreds of pet food to families in Cook & Maricopa County areas. OUP's goal is to decrease animal shelter rates and save more pet lives. If you would like more information about OUP, please fill out the form on the CONTACT page.