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3rd Annual Chefs’ Night for PAWS

Limited tickets are still available! Experience Philly’s top restaurants, neighborhood by neighborhood, in one extraordinary culinary event.

DATE:
June 3, 2019
TIME:
6:00 pm  –  9:00 pm
Location:
Cherry Street Pier
Details

Meet your new best friend!

Oatmeal and Raisin
Foster Care

We're an adorable grandma and grandpa who do everything together and would love to snuggle up on the couch with you!
Luna
Northeast Adoption Center

I'm a quiet but loving girl who opens right up with some gentle petting and one on one time!
Cupcake
Northeast Adoption Center

I'm an affectionate gentleman who will charm you with my sweet and chatty personality!
Socks
Foster Care

I'm a good-natured grandma who is happiest when I'm spending quiet moments with you!
Tee Tee
Northeast Adoption Center

I'm a shy but friendly guy who can't to show you what a sweetheart I am!
Shaq
Foster Care

I'm a handsome and laid back 6 year old who would love to relax by your side!
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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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26,259 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.

96,613 volunteer hours served


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

214,393 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.

82,920 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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Recent News

05.03.19

“She has wiggled her way into our hearts.”


Former PAWS dog Melody had a long journey before finding her forever home, and touched a lot of hearts along the way. We recently received a wonderful update from Melody’s family that shows true love is worth the wait!
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03.21.19

Petco Foundation grant leads to exciting lifesaving results


In 2015, Petco Foundation made an important investment in PAWS in the form of a three-year, $225,000 Lifesaving Impact Award, in recognition of the progress we have made and in support of our detailed plans for the work ahead. Now with this three-year commitment complete, we are proud to announce the results. With Petco Foundation’s […]
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UPCOMING EVENTS

3rd Annual Chefs’ Night for PAWS

Limited tickets are still available! Experience Philly’s top restaurants, neighborhood by neighborhood, in one extraordinary culinary event.

DATE:
June 3, 2019
TIME:
6:00 pm  –  9:00 pm
Location:
Cherry Street Pier
Details

Dog Days Of Summer

Meet adoptable PAWS animals and learn how to get involved with our mission!

DATE:
July 28, 2019
TIME:
12:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
Location:
Franklin Square
Details
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