Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

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Our Pet List

Happy Tails

Donate a Bed
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed


We operate on monetary donations, in kind donations and the kindness of volunteers. Every little bit counts. WISH LIST: The following is a list of items needed at the Shelter on a regular basis:

Flea/Tick Prevention
Paper Towels
Unopened Wet Cat & Kitten Food(pate style)
Clay Cat Litter
Wire and Airline Kennels
Pre-Paid gas cards
Walmart gift cards Dawn Dish soap
Tall Kitchen bags
White Copy Paer
Puppy and Kitten Meal Replacer
Small Cat Beds
Pill Pockets to Medicate Animals
Lint Rollers
Laundry Detergent

Batteries (AA, AAA, D & 9 Volt)

Postage Stamps

Who We Are

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Prairie Paws Animal Shelter inc. has served Ottawa and surrounding counties for over 60 years. In that time, we have cared for countless animals and promoted adoptions as we have continued to grow. We have moved into a brand new facility located at 3173 HWY K68 Ottawa Ks and have restructured some of our policies to better serve the community and the animals we care for. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit meaning your donations are tax-deductible.

Adopting a friend

Every day we house, on average, 65 dogs/puppies and 100 cats/kittens in our Shelter and Foster Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us via phone or email and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Come Visit Us!

We LOVE visitors (and especially volunteers)! Our hours are: Monday 11am - 6pm Tuesday (closed), Wednesday 11am - 6pm, Thursday 11am - 6pm, Friday (closed) Saturday from 11:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday (closed). The Shelter is located 45 minutes south of Kansas City.

Directions to the Shelter

From KC Metro Area. Take I-35 South to Ottawa. Take exit 187 then turn left(east). You will go under the I35 bridge. Go about 1/2 a mile and we are on the left hand side. You will turn in the drive way at Cottonwood Animal Hospital. The shelter's drive is to your right.

We participate in an off-site adoption event sponsored by The Heart of America Humane Society every Saturday from noon until 3:00pm. To visit the dogs go to the Petco in Olathe located at 13620 S Blackbob Rd. To visit the cats please visit PetsMart in Overland Park at 11501 Metcalf Av. We are also participating in an off site adoption at the Petco in Lawrence, KS. We will be there the 2nd Saturday of every month from 11am-2pm.
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
3173 NWY K68

Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: 785-242-2967

Fax: 785-242-7151

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