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PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society)

100 N. 2nd Street
(on the corner of 2nd & Arch Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Our Mission

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk animals. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of low-cost, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot otherwise access or afford it. Through its three no-kill shelters, foster care network, and special events, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

Adoption Policy

The first step is to fill out our cat adoption application (phillypaws.org/catapp) or dog adoption application (phillypaws.org/dogapp), which you can also pick up at any of our locations.

For information on PAWS' adoption process, visit phillypaws.org/adopt/info.

  • day hours
    Monday 12-7
    Tuesday 12-7
    Wednesday 12-7
    Thursday 12-7
    Friday 12-7
    Saturday 11-7
    Sunday 11-6
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