URGENT: The city shelter is full, and we need your help to make more room for at-risk cats and dogs!

Your support saves lives!

Make A One-Time Donation

Help save Philadelphia's homeless pets. Your gift will support rescue, foster programs, adoption, veterinary care, and more for the dogs and cats who need it most.


Join PAWS' Forever Home Circle

Through an annual donation of $1,000 or more, Forever Home Circle members provide critical funding that enables PAWS to continue its mission to make Philadelphia a no-kill city.

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Give in Honor or Memory

Dedicate your contribution and send an e-card or mailed card to someone special.

Or, shop our catalog of symbolic gifts. Your honoree will receive a card letting them know they inspired a life-changing gift.


PAWS is 100% donor-funded.

We spend $0.91 of every dollar on lifesaving efforts, toward our mission of making Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID number 26-3862631. Donations to PAWS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Please contact us at giving@phillypaws.org or 215-298-9680 ext. 15 with any questions or to give by phone. We look forward to hearing from you!

To donate by mail, please make checks payable to PAWS and send to:
PAWS – Donor Services
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
If possible, please print and enclose this form so that we can be sure to acknowledge your gift properly. 

We also gratefully accept donations via Venmo (@phillypaws), Paypal, or Stocks and Securities.

Become a PAWS Constant Companion with a Monthly Gift

When you commit to a recurring monthly donation, you’ll help save homeless pets year-round.

Already a monthly donor? Click here to update your recurring donation.

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Sponsor a Homeless Pet

Donate directly toward an available PAWS animal to support their care during their stay.

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Join PAWS' Legacy Society: Include us in your will or estate plan

Create a lifesaving legacy with a bequest to PAWS. You will ensure that we can continue to save the animals who’ll need us most for years to come.

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Join PAWS' Corporate Community

Contribute via PAWS’ annual giving program for companies and enjoy a variety of special benefits.

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Help a Neighbor in Need

PAWS’ Veterinary Care Fund for Low-Income Pet Owners covers the cost of basic services at our clinics for those who cannot otherwise afford it, helping them keep their beloved companions as an alternative to surrendering to shelters.

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Join the Young Friends of PAWS

Join a community of passionate, like-minded individuals ages 21-40 with a shared love of animals and a commitment to supporting others socially and professionally.

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Donate Needed Items

Send us items online

Purchase from our Amazon or Chewy wishlist to have needed supplies shipped directly to PAWS. You could even consider making it an automatic monthly order to make sure we stay stocked!

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Donate Supplies

By providing things we use daily to care for animals, you can help us stretch our limited funds and save even more lives.

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Hold a Donation Drive

Collect needed supplies at your school, workplace, and more. Your efforts truly make a difference!

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At Your Workplace

Matching Gifts

Find out if your workplace will match your gift to PAWS. Many companies will double or even triple employee donations!

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Employee Giving

Contribute to PAWS through your workplace’s United Way campaign: our Agency Code is 14799175.

Government Employees

  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): Our Universal Code is 88257.
  • Pennsylvania’s State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA): Our participant number is 4103-0056.
  • City of Philadelphia Employees’ Combined Campaign: Our Charity Code is 30-0050.

Raise Funds for PAWS

Create a personalized online fundraising page and collect donations from friends and family for any occasion…

Donate Your Birthday

Celebrate your big day by helping the animals! Ask your friends and family for lifesaving donations to PAWS instead of gifts.

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Honor Your Pet

Create an online fundraiser for your dog or cat’s adoption anniversary or birthday. What better way to celebrate than helping other pets know the same love yours does?

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Sporting Event

Running a marathon? Doing a bike race? Make it even more meaningful by raising donations for the animals. Fundraise on your own or as a team!

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Share your special day with Philadelphia’s homeless pets! Ask guests for donations in lieu of gifts by directing them your fundraising page.

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Create a Memorial

Raise lifesaving funds in memory of a beloved person or pet. Your meaningful tribute will honor their legacy by saving the lives of animals in need.

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Be Creative!

Raise funds for a special occasion, bar/bat mitzvah, graduation, or just because. Use your imagination: there’s always a good reason to help homeless pets!

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Other ways you can help

Donate your vehicle

Make a tax-deductible donation to PAWS by donating your car, truck, or other vehicle. Visit Donate For Charity’s website to get started.

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Enroll your business as a PAWS Partner

Participate in Philly Loves PAWS Day, hold a fundraiser, sponsor a PAWS event, and more.

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Support a Lifesaving Program

Dog rescue, cat & kitten rescue, special medical care, pet owner support, and more: learn about PAWS’ lifesaving programs and ways you can help us do more.

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Host a Fundraiser

Host a happy hour, a workout class, a party at your own home, and more. The possibilities are endless! Contact us at giving@phillypaws.org or 215-298-9680 ext. 15 to discuss.

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Kids can help too!

Hold a bake sale, do a supply drive at school, or ask for donations instead of gifts for birthdays and special occasions. The sky’s the limit!

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It is easy to support PAWS through a gift of appreciated securities while also receiving additional tax benefits.

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