About Us

Who We Are

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center (formerly the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League) was founded to provide a safe, comforting place for animals that are looking for loving, permanent homes. We are a private, non-profit animal welfare organization that provides care and love to all cats and dogs. P.A.W.S. was founded in 1974 by a group of animal lovers in midcoast Maine to address the need for a shelter to help lost, abandoned, neglected or homeless pets. With broad support from members of the surrounding communities, the shelter has become a warm, safe, loving haven for companion animals, giving them another chance to find a permanent home. Our shelter is located at 123 John Street, Camden, Maine 04843.

Every animal that comes to our shelter is cared for with love, respect and tenderness until they can be placed in their forever home. We will never euthanize an animal unless it has a severe physical or behavioral problem that cannot be resolved. We never, ever euthanize for time or space. We currently have contracts with the towns of Camden, Rockport, Hope, Lincolnville, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, Liberty, Islesboro and Swanville.

We have a full crew of staff ready to help you in finding the perfect pet for you and your family

Come Visit Us

Our shelter is located at 123 John Street, Camden, Maine 04843.

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