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PAWS New England

Warwick, RI

Our Mission

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Our Story

Paws News England has two missions:

Rescue abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters and desperate situations, provide them with veterinary care and much needed TLC, and bring them to New England where we place them in safe, loving homes.

Reduce and eventually end the euthanization rate at several shelters in several southern states..

In the Beginning

Eight years ago, Traci Wood, one of the co-founders of Paws New England, walked into the Tipton County Animal in search of Snowflake, a friend’s lost dog.

Snowflake was not at the shelter (she was found alive and well later that day), but what Traci saw shocked and saddened her. The pitiful dogs and cats that she saw there that morning—some injured, many sick, cold and wet, and the absolute

Adoption Policy

Adoption Process

Thanks for your interest in providing a PAWS dog with a safe and loving home.

Here’s how our adoption process works.

1. Find a dog

Check out our list of currently available dogs. The list is updated regularly, so if you don’t find the perfect match today, check back soon!

2. Submit an Adoption Form

When you find a dog you like, submit an Adoption Form on our website -

Your form gets routed to one of our adoption coordinators, who will contact you to discuss your decision to adopt.

(We are staffed entirely by volunteers, and sometimes it can take us a few days to contact you. Sorry in advance!)

Unfortunately, you may not be the only one interested in adopting a particular dog. If you don’t get your f

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