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Grays Ferry Clinic

I'm a fun and bouncy guy who will wow you with my fast learning and playful personality!
Tee Tee
Northeast Adoption Center

I'm a shy but friendly guy who can't wait to show you what a sweetheart I am!
Grays Ferry Clinic

I'm a devoted lady who adores everything from cuddles on the couch to playing outside!
Foster Care

I'm a handsome and laid back 6 year old who would love to relax by your side!
Oatmeal and Raisin
Grays Ferry Clinic

We're an adorable grandma and grandpa who do everything together and would love to snuggle up on the couch with you!
Sugar Cube
Foster Care

I'm a sweet, social boy who adores a good chin scratch!
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PAWS is the city's largest rescue partner.

We are working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. We do so through rescue, foster care, adoption, and preventing pet homelessness in the first place by offering low-cost spay/neuter and basic vet care.

Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics

Keeping pets and families together through low-cost basic veterinary services. Our clinics in Grays Ferry and the Northeast serve tens of thousands of pets every year whose caretakers may not afford care elsewhere.

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PAWS Partners

Our lifesaving work is possible with the meaningful support of business and community partners.

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27,539 animals saved to date

We take in rescues from the city shelter almost daily with a focus on the most vulnerable: adult dogs, kittens, and cats recovering from illnesses. Once safe at PAWS, they receive everything they need to become ready for adoption, then are matched with loving homes.

107,540 volunteer hours served

PAWS’ dedicated and caring volunteers are essential in every aspect of our lifesaving efforts.

223,347 clinic patients served

Our low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics reduce pet homelessness and provide a needed resource in our community, enabling loving pet owners to care for and keep their dogs and cats as family.

85,767 spay/neuters performed

PAWS provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery for owned pets, rescues and community cats to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Our efforts are working: since our clinics opened their doors, the number of homeless animals entering Philadelphia’s city shelter has declined year over year.

Every year, PAWS helps more animals than the year before.

By constantly finding ways to rescue and adopt out more animals, and care for more of the neediest pets at our clinics, PAWS provides an ever-expanding safety net for the cats and dogs least likely to survive.
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POSTPONED: PAWS on the Pitch

This event has been postponed due to excessive heat and will NOT take place on July 20: new date pending! Bring your pup to the Union’s match against the Chicago Fire, meet adoptable PAWS animals, and learn how to get involved!

July 20, 2019
7:30 pm  –  10:00 pm
Talen Energy Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Chester, PA

Drink for a Cause: PAWS

Come learn more about how to get involved with PAWS!

July 25, 2019
5:00 pm  –  7:00 pm
The Bourse Philly, 111 S Independence Mall E
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Recent News


Shelter crisis leads to extraordinary community response

When the air conditioning broke at our Grays Ferry shelter/clinic on May 29, it ground operations to a halt at our largest facility and the hub of our rescue efforts. Thankfully, a massive coordinated effort involving staff, dozens of foster parents and hundreds of supporters saved the day for the animals when they needed us […]
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After a rough start, Porkchop heals and helps others do the same

Porkchop’s sunny disposition got him through a rough beginning and lead him to his forever family. Now, his warmth and kindness is helping others to heal.
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