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Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter

710 South Rancho Rd
P.O. Box 175
Nixon, TX 78140

Our Mission

Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter (PPMAS) is a non-profit organization founded by Patsy Vigil Scherrer and her husband, Michael, located in Nixon, Texas. PPMAS is a 501(c)3 not for profit shelter. The shelter offers a chance for unwanted, neglected, and stray dogs and puppies to be adopted into forever homes. At the Nixon city council meeting on July 8, 2013, PPMAS was given approval for a location on South Rancho Road. The city will allow PPMAS to build a modest shelter on this city owned property; but will not help fund the project. PPMAS now has 4 outdoor stalls and a little building to put the dogs when it gets cold.  It is with great effort to find forever homes for all dogs; but the challenge comes with the lar

Adoption Policy

Once you find a potential adoptee, contact us and let us know who you would like to meet.  We'll set up a time for you to come out and spend some time getting to know your possible new family member. 

To contact us, send an email to

Our current adoption fee includes your new dog being spayed/neutered and up to date on all shots. Please call Patsy at 830-534-2256 for more information and if you are interested in adopting one of our dogs.


We are located on 710 South Rancho Road in Nixon, Texas. If you want to come out to the shelter to visit a potential new family member give Patsy a call at 830-534-2256. 

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