928
Total Adoptions in 2021
310
Total Adoptions in 2022
125
Total Cat Adoptions in 2022
185
Total Dog Adoptions in 2022

When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces them.

 

Pet Spotlight

 Meet Kevin

Meet Kevin, a 3 year old adorable Pittie! He came to us as a stray with some mild injuries, but he never stopped smiling! Kevin has the prettiest blue/green eyes that will just melt your heart! Kevin knows some basic commands and is ready to share all his love with a new family!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

New Volunteer Meeting!

Date: Saturday, May 21st

Time: 4:30pm

Location: 8301 W. 191st Street

Who: New Volunteers Only!

Visit the events page for more info on our events.

PET THERAPY

P.A.W.S. Pet Therapy Program is run by a wonderful group of volunteers that visit ten different local nursing homes, senior living and memory care facilities three times a year.  P.A.W.S. has been using shelter animals for therapeutic purposes for over 30 years.

During these visits, the residents are encouraged to stroke or hold the animals and interact with them. Our volunteers bring appropriate dogs and cats from P.A.W.S. currently awaiting adoption.

These visits are enjoyed by the residents and are therapeutic as well. Animals used for therapy are calming and uplifting. It has been proven that animals can help improve quality of life. The volunteers enjoy bringing smiles to the faces of those who may not be able to interact with animals otherwise and also benefit from hearing heartwarming stories and memories of cherished pets once belonging to those residents. The animals themselves are rewarded with a trip away from the shelter and all the extra attention lavished upon them. The nurses and caregivers look forward to our visits as well and are very helpful and accommodating while we are there. P.A.W.S. Animal Therapy Program is truly a blessing to all those involved.