Saving Paws of WA

Our Adoptable Pet List

HUGE Adoption Event this Saturday!!
Come meet and adopt your new family member! All breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and kittens will be available for adoption. All dogs & puppies adoptions include spay/neuters, up to date on vaccines, wormings, microchipped & 30 days of health insurance! Volunteers and trainers will be on hand to help you find the right match for your family!
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5951 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

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We rescued and adopted 2,319 dogs to families from 2008-2013!!!

Our Featured Pet...

CURRENTLY WITH THE OVERABUNDANCE OF CHIHUAHUA AND CHIHUAHUA MIXES IN OUR RESCUE WE ARE OFFERING A $100 OFF ON ALL OUR CHI MIXES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. MOST ARE GREAT WITH OTHER ANIMALS AND KIDS EVEN AND ARE HOUSETRAINED AND READY FOR THEIR FOREVER HOMES!! FROM PUPPIES TO SENIORS AVAILABLE NOW!!! We strongly believe in rescuing shelter pets and therefore most, if not all of our rescues come from shelters or abandonment. We depend on foster homes for help saving these precious, loving dogs and are always in need of more foster homes, as there are never enough for the amount of dogs in the shelter. A foster home is a temporary place for one of these dogs to feel safe and loved and be cared for until we are able to find them a forever home. Sometimes this may be a couple days or a couple weeks, just depends on the dog and finding a family. If you can help in anyway please email us at If you wish to help by placing a donation to help with vetcare, food, toys, bedding, crates, gas/transportations costs to shelters or donate to help lower the adoption fee of a particular dog feel free to use our donation button below. If you would like it donated towards a specific cause or dog please let us know and we would be glad to do so. We operate solely off of donations and the adoption donations help pay for some of the dogs care, but we do have dogs that are either in boarding or need spendy surgeries/medical care that we could not otherwise afford. We are currently accepting donations through our paypal site below for help to pay off our vet bills which currently amount to over $20k in outstanding bills. We have some amazing vets that help us with emergencies and help us give our dogs they so desperately need but are in need of help from our community to be able to keep doing what we do and saving lives of so many wonderful dogs! If you can help donate even $5/month to help it is much appreciated by so many dogs that have had their lives saved!

Who We Are

Our mission is to rescue as many dogs that are in shelters or at risk of abandonment. There are many reasons a dog may end up in a shelter, whether it be a stray that was never claimed, abandoned or surrendered due to the owner moving, loss of job, family emergency and on occasion behavioral. We do everything in our power to help each and every dog and get them the care they need whether it is just a safe place to lay their head until they find a loving family or vet care or behavioral training and TLC until they are ready for adoption. We commit ourselves to each and every dog to give them the care, love and TLC they need to find their one and only forever family. All dogs are temperament tested and most have some degree of training as well. Most are great with kids, dogs and some of the time cats. We work on crate training with the dogs, so most are able to transition easier into their new homes. Before going to a forever home all dogs are updated on shots, wormings and spayed/neutered (if age appropriate, otherwise a certificate is provided) before they go home, as well as microchipped. We also offer 30 days of health insurance with every adoption as well.

Adopting a friend

We are a volunteer based organization. All of our dogs are in foster care awaiting forever homes or at our facility until they find foster or a forever home. If you are interested in a dog on our site please fill out the below adoption application and email back to us at or fax to 253-251-7755.


A good home is the most important for our rescues and that starts with a good match between owner and their new companion. We review applications and try our best to get back to applicants within 24-48 hours. Sometimes it may take up to 72 hours if it is a time where we are getting quite a bit of emails in, but we try to answer as quickly as possible. We do require homeownership for adoption of our pitbulls due to so many landlords restrictions. Please also make sure you check your local city/county ordinances as well due to breed bans.

Saving Paws of WA - mailing address
PO Box 5015

Spanaway, WA 98387

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