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

Yappy Hour during Centre Gives
Centre Gives

PAWS Cats & Dogs of the Month


  • PAWS Reading Program
    The PAWS Reading Program is an opportunity for elementary-age students to come to PAWS and read to cats. The program is open to the community every first and third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at PAWS. Reading to cats, serves to socialize the cats and provide a non-threatening reading environment for kids to develop their literary skills. More Information.

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  • PAWS Board Elections
    Elections for the PAWS Board of Directors will be held at the annual meeting on May 24, 2016. All current PAWS members are welcome to come and vote. More Information.

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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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April 20, 2016
Introducing a New Cat to the Family Dog
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April 5, 2016
Snuggler Harvey and the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
To meet Harvey is to adore him. There is something about his eyes and the cute spot on his nose...

March 21, 2016
The Dangerous Dozen: Plants that are Poisonous to Dogs and Cats
Spring has arrived in central Pennsylvania. Plants are emerging from their winter dormancy, and things are looking greener...

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Contact Us

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