A foot of snow was no problem for the dogs of PAWS! The recent snowfall brought plenty of fun to the play yards at our Grays Ferry shelter.
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.
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
PAWS’ first year as a Philadelphia Marathon Charity Partner was a huge success!
Together, a team of dedicated PAWS supporters raised over $15,000 for our lifesaving efforts and ran the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K. Congratulations and thanks to the runners:
Most pet owners recognize common sense no-no’s for pets: rodent poisons, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, prescription human medications, paints, varnishes, household cleaners, and uncooked, moldy, or spoiled food. However, many seemingly harmless substances can actually be deadly for our pets.
Especially during the hectic holiday season – when homes are filled with commotion, unusual foods, and gifts – knowledge and a little extra care can help ensure your pets stay safe and healthy.
Here are a few ways to support the animals as you do your holiday shopping:
Thank you to everyone who made the 7th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a day to remember! We had a record-breaking turnout and beautiful weather at The Navy Yard. 2,000+ PAWS friends came out to enjoy fun activities, music, and food, all to support our efforts to save and serve the city’s most vulnerable pets.
Together, we raised over $93,000, and 12 PAWS dogs left the event with their new families, enabling us to rescue 12 more in their place.