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Foster Care

I'm a sweet, independent lady who's excited to spend my golden years with you!
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I'm a fun-loving and cheerful 8 year old who always has a smile on my face!
Nick Furry
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I'm a confident one-eyed guy (just like my namesake) who is always ready for fun and play time!
Grays Ferry Clinic

I'm an incredibly sweet blind and deaf grandpa who would love to spend my golden years snuggled up with you!
Grays Ferry Clinic

I'm a playful and friendly young gal who wants to be friends with everyone I meet!
Foster Care

I'm a quiet, mellow girl who loves wand toys and pets!
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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 Calendars

The holiday gift that saves lives! Featuring portraits and stories of pets PAWS has served, our calendars are a yearly tradition that raises funds and awareness for our lifesaving efforts.

$15 each, all proceeds benefits the animals.

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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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28,899 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.

118,686 volunteer hours served

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

237,535 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.

91,006 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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Barks and Blooms

Come meet adoptable PAWS animals and learn more about how to get involved all while enjoying an afternoon of shopping!

November 16, 2019
12:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
Kremp Florist - 220 Davisville Rd. Willow Grove, PA 19090

Pets on The Pier

Come meet adoptable PAWS animals and learn more about how to get involved while enjoying treats for you and your pets!

November 16, 2019
10:00 am  –  2:00 pm
121 Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
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Recent News


13th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a Tremendous Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing Mutt Strut on Saturday, October 26! We are thrilled to announce that together, we raised $103,500 for homeless animals! Proceeds will fund PAWS’ lifesaving efforts and enable us to rescue and serve more of Philadelphia’s neediest pets. Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, teams, and […]
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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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