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Long haired tortie cat with a large gray cat in the background


PAWS provides a wide variety of services to the  animals and people of Washington County.


Our mission is to provide and promote compassionate care to dogs and cats in Washington County and to advocate for the humane treatment of all animals.



Community Animal Wellness

Every year, PAWS facilitates the adoptions of hundreds of animals in Washington County and beyond. 

It can be heartbreaking to lose a companion animal. PAWS provides a safe place for animals until their owner is located, and we also amplify lost animal notices on our social media.

Every year we support animal wellness through our clinics, which provide spay, neuter and wellness services at reduced or no cost.



Sometimes, animals can be adopted faster if they are in a rescue in a high population area. We have partnerships with other rescue organizations that have similar values and screenings for their adopters. 

Many of the animals that enter our care have limited trust in humans. Between foster care and enrichment activities, we provide predictable routines and love to help these animals learn to trust. We are patient with our animals, allowing them as much time as they need to be ready for adoption.

Trap, Neuter and Release

Washington County has many cat communities. We have a long standing TNR program to help these animals be healthy and safe.

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