Student Art Calendar Supports Rescue Efforts



On sale now: “The Dog Ate My Homework” is a 12-month 2014 calendar featuring student artwork inspired by real-life shelter dogs.


The calendar is produced by FreshArtists in an effort to support arts education and animal rescue


Proceeds will benefit PAWS and two other rescue organizations. Click here to purchase!






Petplan Honors Veterinary Community, Supports PAWS



At the third annual Petplan Veterinary Awards, Petplan honored outstanding veterinary professionals and marked the occasion by donating generously to PAWS.

Among the winners were Kristen Hoffman of Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center as Practice Manager of the Year, and Dr. Kim Slensky at Hope Veterinary Specialists as Veterinarian of the Year.

Each winner had the opportunity to direct a $1,000 donation from Petplan to the rescue organization of their choice; both Kristen and Dr. Slensky selected PAWS, for a total contribution of $2,000 toward our lifesaving efforts!

Read Petplan’s full release here.

Pictured: Natasha Ashton, Petplan co-founder/CEO; Kristen Hoffman, Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center; Dr. Kim Slensky, Hope Veterinary Specialists; Melissa Levy, PAWS Executive Director; Allison Lamond, PAWS Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator; Nelly, available for adoption!


Meet the Stars of PAWS


BoshaOn Oscar Sunday, the celebrity dogs and cats of PAWS walked down the red carpet to search for homes!


The stars included adoptable animals Inky, Bernice, Kassey, and more.


For more pictures, click here. You can adopt a star of your own by visiting PAWS’ Adoption Center at 2nd and Arch Streets any day of the week! Continue reading

New Children’s Books Support PAWS

We are grateful to be involved with these children’s books, inspired by and supporting PAWS animals.




by Meg Kearney
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis


Featuring paintings of rescued PAWS dogs and based on a true story, Trouper offers a positive message about adoption.

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Adopt a cat from foster care!


In addition to the animals available at our adoption locations, we have lots of animals staying in foster homes. Our network of dedicated foster parents open their homes to shelter animals to give them a place to recover from illness, unwind from shelter stress, and wait in comfort to find their adoptive families. By adopting an animal from foster care, you’ll open up a space in the foster parent’s home and enable them to take in a new rescue. You will save a life!

Meet a few of the foster cats who are ready for adoption! Click on their names for information on how to meet them. These are just a few of the animals currently available through foster care; for our full list of adoptable animals, click here.

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PAWS clinic keeps pets healthy and in their homes

PAWS’ Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic, located at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue, offers low-cost veterinary services including wellness check-ups, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and other services to pet owners who may otherwise lack the ability to access affordable care. The clinic aims to help pet owners provide proper basic care for their pets, reduce the number of animals surrendered to shelters by their owners due to an inability to care for them, and prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Continue reading