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Misty
Northeast Adoption Center

I'm a gentle and cuddly lap cat who would love to enjoy a quiet evening with you!
Gilligan
Foster Care

I'm a fun-loving and cheerful 8 year old who always has a smile on my face!
Mushy
Foster Care

I'm a loving and affectionate gentleman who gets along great with dogs and cats!
Nick Furry
Foster Care

I'm a confident one-eyed guy (just like my namesake) who is always ready for fun and play time!
Merriweather
Foster Care

I'm a charming older lady who warms up quickly and loves toys and cuddles!
Ace Ventura
Foster Care

I'm a friendly and playful goofball who is always up for a good time!
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Upcoming Event Spotlight: Join Us!

13th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

Register now! The Mutt Strut is an annual PAWS tradition bringing together animal lovers to enjoy a fall festival and scenic walk to raise funds for Philadelphia’s homeless pets.

DATE:
October 26, 2019
Location:
The Navy Yard: 4500 S. Broad Street
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Raise support from family and friends for your birthday, in honor of your pet, or for any occasion.

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Donate needed supplies, provide for the animals in your planned giving, plan an event, and more.

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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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28,202 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.

114,375 volunteer hours served


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

227,190 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.

86,848 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

Stroll the Village

Every Thursday in October: enjoy food and drink, help save lives! Participating restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds to support PAWS’ lifesaving efforts.

DATE:
October 3, 2019  –  October 31, 2019
TIME:
5:00 pm  –  7:00 pm
Location:
Queen Village, Philadelphia
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PAWS Night at the Flyers

Adoptable dogs will be at the game! Meet your new best friend and learn how to get involved with PAWS.

DATE:
October 19, 2019
TIME:
7:00 pm
Location:
Wells Fargo Center
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Recent News

10.14.19

Why we strut: Lucy’s story


As the Mutt Strut approaches, we love hearing from supporters about what inspires them to get involved. Volunteer Jocelyn has been sharing adoption updates about her former foster dogs, and Lucy’s story was something special! This tiny friend was found in West Philly with a painful leg fracture that had never healed properly, and was […]
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10.08.19

Teaming Up To Save Lives


Whether it’s a family tradition or a fun way to bond with coworkers, lifesaving is even more rewarding when you’re part of a team! Every year, Mutt Strutters raise thousands of critically needed dollars for Philly’s most vulnerable pets. We asked some of this year’s teams why they strut, and they had so much to […]
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Together, we will make Philadelphia a no-kill city.