Welcome to PAWS

Centre County PAWS was established in 1980. For over 30 years we have been committed to finding forever homes for cats and dogs, educating citizens on responsible pet ownership, providing spay/neuter assistance, and ending pet overpopulation. We are a noneuthanasia, member supported, volunteer enabled organization dedicated to the Promotion of Animal Welfare and Safety.

Volunteer Training

10th Annual Fur Ball
2015 Spay/Neuter Challenge

PAWS Cats & Dogs of the Month


  • New Children Section on Website
    Check out our new Children section on the PAWS website! This new section includes information for young people about how they can get involved at PAWS by volunteering, donating, or completing a scouting project. It also provides a forum for kids to watch pet videos, submit their favorite pet photos, ask questions, and more! More Information

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  • Proposed PAWS Bylaws Revisions
    The PAWS Board of Directors will be voting at its October 27, 2015 meeting on proposed revisions to the PAWS Bylaws to clarify the process by which candidates are placed on the election ballot for the Board of Directors. Please click here for the proposed revisions. All PAWS members are welcome to comment on these proposed revisions by email to Dave Abler, the PAWS President, or in person at the October 27 meeting. Please click here for the current PAWS Bylaws.

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  • Beneful Dog Food
    Centre County PAWS is no longer accepting donations of Beneful dog food. Thank you.
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  • Centre County PAWS is pleased to announce that $5 Felines is here to stay - permanently! Cats one year and older have an adoption fee of just $5! More Information
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October 4, 2015
Palling Around with Pet Partners: Here's Starlight
If you want to meet a dog who's a "real character" let me introduce you to Starlight.....

September 12, 2015
Girl Scout earning Gold Award for work on PAWS website
The Centre County PAWS website has just unveiled a brand new Children section thanks to the efforts of one local Girl Scout....

September 5, 2015
Meet Whiskers
Have a high-stress job? Trouble calming your mind at the end of a hectic day? Then we have the prescription for you: Whiskers!...

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Contact Us

Centre County PAWS
1401 Trout Road
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-8722