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Meet your new best friend!

Xena
Foster Care

I'm a spunky and playful kitten who gets along great with cats and dogs!
Oatmeal and Raisin
Foster Care

We're an adorable grandma and grandpa who do everything together and would love to snuggle up on the couch with you!
Tee Tee
Northeast Adoption Center

I'm a shy but friendly guy who can't to show you what a sweetheart I am!
Ham and Turkey
Old City Adoption Center

We're a bonded brother and sister duo who don't let our limited vision stop us from having a blast!
Chadwick
Foster Care

I'm a handsome and laid back 6 year old who would love to relax by your side!
Jewel
Foster Care

I'm a snuggly senior gal who doesn't let being blind slow me down!
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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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26,259 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.

96,613 volunteer hours served


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

214,393 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.

82,920 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.
2011
12267
2012
16160
2013
19626
2014
26500
2015
30800
2016
36510
2017
37400
2018
40455
Pets Served 100 100
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Become a Foster

Meet available animals and learn how to get involved with PAWS’ foster program!

DATE:
June 29, 2019
TIME:
1:30 pm  –  3:30 pm
Location:
Petco Unleashed, 520 S. 23rd Street
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Brunch Fundraiser with Triangle Tavern

Meet adoptable PAWS pets and enjoy delicious food and drink specials!

DATE:
June 30, 2019
TIME:
11:00 am  –  2:00 pm
Location:
Triangle Tavern
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Recent News

06.07.19

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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06.07.19

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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