PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization. PAWS pulls at-risk animals from the City of Philadelphia's animal control shelter and adopts them out from several locations: our Old City adoption center (2nd and Arch Streets), our Northeast Adoption Center (1810 Grant Avenue); our Wellness Clinic at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue; our adoption location at the South Philly PetSmart; and, our network of foster homes.
PAWS is dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
When you adopt a pet from PAWS you truly save a life!
Please reference this animal's ID NUMBER when inquiring about this pet. Both PAWS Adoption Centers are open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PAWS' Wellness Clinic is open Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and appointments are required for adoption meets.
Adoption fees include age-appropriate vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. No animals may be adopted without being spayed or neutered. Adoption fees are as follows:
Cat (6 months of age and older): $50
Kitten (under 6 months of age): $100, or $150 when you adopt a pair
Small dog (under 25 lbs) and any breed puppy (under 1 year of age): $250.
Large adult dog (older than 1 year): $150.
Please visit our web site, www.phillypaws.org, for our full calendar of adoption events throughout the region, and for more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating.
When you adopt your new best friend from PAWS, you are truly saving a life that may not have had a chance without your kindness.
Because of the high volume of animals that come into Philadelphia's shelters each day, there are always new PAWS animals looking for loving homes. So, if you don't make a match on Petfinder today, stop by our adoption center to meet the dozens of animals who are available for adoption every day.
ADOPTING A NEW BEST FRIEND
All dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHLPP - for puppies, the first in a series of three vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family either at the family veterinarian's office or by returning to PAWS for a $15 fee), bordetella and rabies (for dogs three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue after adoption to keep your pet flea free). Never lose your best friend! Your new pet will be implanted with a 24 Petwatch microchip that should be registered in your name after adoption.
Our Volunteer Adoption Team assists in finding homes for our homeless animals every day at our Old City adoption center, the Northeast Adoption Center and at the Grays Ferry Clinic, at various off-site adoption events each weekend, and at the South Philly PetSmart seven days a week. To become a PAWS volunteer or to learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PAWS is a rescue organization which pulls the most vulnerable animals out of the City's animal control shelter and finds them homes. Those animals are placed either at PAWS adoption locations (2nd & Arch, PetSmart, etc.) or in foster homes while they wait for adoption. The number of animals we can rescue depends on the number of spaces available in our adoption locations and the number of foster homes who are ready to take in animals.
PAWS Old City Adoption Center is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm. It is located on the corner of 2nd & Arch Streets in Philadelphia. Click here for a map and directions.
|PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic is located at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue. Click here for a map and directions.||
The new Northeast Adoption Center and Clinic is located at 1810 Grant Avenue. The adoption center is open 7 days a week and hours are M-F 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 1-6. Click here for a map and directions.
HELP PROMOTE PAWS PETS FOR ADOPTION
You can help promote PAWS pets for adoption by placing Petfinder's Pet Scroller on your website. For more information on adding the Pet Scroller to your website contact PAWS at email@example.com.