P.A.W.S. for the Cause

About Our
Rescue Group

Pound Animals Worth Saving is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation.



P.A.W.S. adoptions are held across the East Valley
almost every week..



P.A.W.S.'s mission is to find every dog and cat a secure, loving, lifetime home..



Monetary donations can be accepted through Paypal..

Important Announcement


We are making improvements to the adoption process involving lotteries (raffles). First let me say the first come, first serve idea is not possible since we have our adoption events at Petco (they open at 9 am) and this is not black Friday where people are camping out all night to adopt a dog. Today PAWS is 100% foster based so having adoption events at Petco is important to us. Our goal for 2017 is to have a new shelter & also continue having fosters especially for the puppies until they are ready to go to the shelter. We already know what our shelter is going to look like and it is going to be different than shelters you have visited in the past. A lot of work goes on behind the scene for each and every dog. Next are the changes we are proposing.

We will be asking customers to come at 10 am to complete questionnaires (we will stop handing out questionnaires at 10:30 am), we will provide more team members to review questionnaires, all the qualified customers will be able to interact with the puppies or other high-interest dogs. We will group puppy siblings and like puppies, for instance all lab type together. We will separate the group of puppies throughout the store. We will start lotteries 11 or 11:15, each lottery will be spaced apart so a person or family can attend another lottery if interested. All the qualified people that did not adopt a puppy or another high-interest dog will have an opportunity to foster the next group of puppies or dog and will have the opportunity to adopt their foster by Sunday 8 am prior to the adoption event. If not, their foster will attend the adoption event and anyone interested will have to go through the lottery process. See next for the adoption table changes.

We will have 2 people doing the adoption table and 1 assistant handing out the adoption agreements and Petco coupon book. We appreciate everyone's patience in the past, please understand there is pertinent information we have to go through for each adopter. PAWS cares about their dogs for the rest of their lives. We are a caring group that takes calls and texts 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We provide all the food, blankets, medicine, toys, pens/crates (if needed) to all of our fosters. We give a 60 medical guarantee, we have common rescue medicines and have many vets we work with. When you adopt with PAWS you have a friend for life.