Changes to PAWS services in light of COVID-19: We continue rescuing animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only; clinic appointments available for sick pets; walk-in vaccine clinics suspended. Also, the Emergency Fund for PAWS has been launched to ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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Young Friends of PAWS

Get Involved in PAWS' Lifesaving Work!


Young Friends of PAWS is a community of passionate, like-minded individuals ages 21-40 with a shared love of animals, a dedication to their well-being, and a commitment to supporting others socially and professionally.


Members will gain access to:

  • Events that benefit PAWS’ lifesaving efforts
  • Professional development workshops
  • Networking
  • Opportunities to give back

Stay informed

Email youngfriends@phillypaws.org to receive updates on the launch and upcoming events.

Young Friends of PAWS is a division of PAWS. Together, we share the responsibility of working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.


Get Started

Joining the Young Friends of PAWS begins with a minimum $60 enrollment donation. We look forward to welcoming you as a member!

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