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Since having to leave our North Willow Street building in December 2008, the PAWS volunteers have continued to work non-stop, juggling the over 100 animals for which we had to find placement at year's end, as well as trying to secure a new shelter facility, procure foster homes, facilitate adoption days, continue internet contacts and work on fund raising efforts.

PAWS (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair Inc.) is dedicated to finding good homes for the many abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs in our community. We are extremely proud of the number of adoptions we have facilitated and the number of animals we have rescued over the years many from dire circumstances and successfully placed with loving families.

We make sure our cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, administer vaccinations, and provided routine and emergency veterinary care and compassion to all of the animals that have come to us.

Our success depends on the generous support of individuals like you who believe in our mission and are committed to the humane treatment of animals.

Sheltering and caring for
homeless animals for over 37 years

Who We Are

PAWS-MONTCLAIR was founded 35 years ago. We are a non-profit organization, with 501(c)3 status. PAWS is dedicated to finding homes for the unwanted cats and dogs in our community. We are proud to have had one of the highest adoption rates amongst the many animal shelters in New Jersey.

We are supported solely by donations . 100% of all donations go directly to PAWS. NO fundraisers are ever paid.

Adopting a Friend

To ensure our animals are placed in good homes all applicants are thoroughly screened and we do follow-up calls and visits. All adopted cats and dogs are given a 10 day health guarantee, providing the adopter uses the veterinarian we select. Please click here for more information on the application process.

Come Visit Us

We now have our animals in our foster network. Please call or email to make arrangements to visit them. PAWS is still devoted to find you the perfect companion!

Contact us at:
P.O. Box 149, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Phone: (973) 746-5212

Email us at:

For information about the cats pictured on our site,
please contact:

For information about the dogs pictured on our site,
please contact:

In need of Foster homes for our cats and dogs!

Since we no longer have a facility we are very reliant on our Foster homes. They are the Key for our survival and instrumental in aiding our ability to continue to help the community.

This is a great opportunity to get involved and help homeless pets in need. PAWS will assist you every step of the way.

If interested, please call (973) 746-5212 for more information.

 PAWS Montclair, P.O. Box 149, Montclair, New Jersey 07042