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Foster Care

I'm an independent lady who is a quick learner and loves a good cuddle!
Miss Cleo
Grays Ferry Clinic

I'm a sweet young dog who needs a loving home setting for my personality to shine.
Nick Furry
Old City Adoption Center

I'm a confident one-eyed guy (just like my namesake) who is always ready for fun and play time!
Foxy Roxy
Old City Adoption Center

I'm a cheerful and wiggly girl who loves games of fetch and snuggling with you!
Old City Adoption Center

I'm a wonderful, charming gal who enjoys a good chin scratch!
Old City Adoption Center

I'm a fun-loving boy who's the perfect mix of playful and low-key.
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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.
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“Mutt Strut Your Stuff” Yappy Hour at The Dandelion

Planning to attend the Mutt Strut? Not sure what it’s all about? Join us at The Dandelion for a dog-friendly yappy hour to kick it off and learn more! Mingle with other attendees, find out what the Strut has in store, and register in person for the October 26 fall festival and dog walk while […]

September 23, 2019
4:00 pm  –  7:00 pm

Pretzel Park Farmers Market

Come meet adoptable PAWS animals and learn more about how to get involved!

October 5, 2019
10:00 am  –  2:00 pm
Pretzel Park - 4300 Silberwood Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Recent News


Sarah and Kyle help each other heal in foster care

Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese were found as strays in completely different areas, but they’ve been inseparable ever since their journeys lead them to each other. Now they’re looking for a forever home where they’ll never have to be apart!
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Houdi’s story makes top ten for People Magazine’s “world’s cutest rescue dog” contest

When this friendly pup was found in ACCT’s parking lot, he was matted, malnourished, and suffering from a painful hip injury. He got the surgery and care he needed with PAWS, and continued his recovery in a loving foster home with volunteer Jocelyn. She shared his journey with friends and family on Facebook, and that’s […]
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