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Our Mission

We are committed to ending the overpopulation, abuse, neglect of dogs and cats in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Our goal is that every adoptable dog and cat finds a loving home. We are an all-volunteer, no-kill, 501 [c][3]  organization.

Every day we witness firsthand the tragic consequences of pet overpopulation.

Our History

In June 2005, the mission was to rescue dogs and cats from the City of Dallas shelter (who were being euthanized at a rate of almost 30,000 a year). In September 2005, Paws began featuring Dallas Animal Services’ pets at adoption events. Then a natural disaster sidetracked our mission: Hurricane Katrina. We helped evacuate 22 dogs and 40 cats from a no-kill shelter in New Orleans. We decided to head to Louisiana to work in an animal intake station and found a private plane to rescue dogs from an overloaded Mississippi shelter. Within weeks, we had almost 35 dogs and 12 cats.

The first month incubated what would become the Paws philosophy:

  • We are willing to share our resources with like minded groups

  • We stand ready to assist in a crisis

  • We will not abandon animals that need help the most – we work harder for hard-to-place pets and we find ways to raise additional money for animals that have no where else to turn

Get Involved

We can always use volunteers for events, transportation, and adoption activities.  Fosters also occasionally need support, and we can only make this whole thing work with our volunteers!

Helping those in need