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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: PAWS' mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the investigation of animal cruelty and abuse. Our main goal is to provide the best possible care for the animals while in our custody and finding them new permanent, loving homes. Our attempts to place homeless animals into good homes help not only the animal but also provide a new owner with a loving companion and possibly a memorable life experience.

Target demographics: Abused and neglected animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: Rescue and rehome over 100 animals

Geographic areas served: Anywhere we are needed

Programs: PAWS concentrates on promoting public awareness regarding animal welfare issues, pet health care, disaster preparedness, and most importantly, the necessity of spaying and neutering. We visit local schools, churches, and civic organizations in an effort to educate the public about what they can do to help the nationwide epidemic of pet overpopulation. PAWS also takes a role in rescue operations during a national disasters and we assist with large scale hording and cruelty cases. In addition, we have education programs for kids in schools and a therapy pet program in hospitals and nursing homes.

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is a great rescue they do amazing things. They give homeless and abandoned dogs medical care and foster them in loving volunteer homes until the perfect family comes along and adopts them. These people are angels and warriors.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love For Big and Small...http://texasgreatdane.org/
Whether it's fostering, adopting or helping out at Adoption Events we (as a family) love giving back where animals are concerned. If I have to choose ONE volunteer job over another it'd be giving time and money to those organizations that help save and protect animals (to our surprise Haven for Hope even has a shelter for their guests dogs!). Years ago we stumbled upon Paws of Austin (a local Great Dane Rescue) and found our sweetheart Great Dane. She was an abused Dane that needed lots of love and help. Not knowing what would come to be, we adopted her while fostering for another local Great Dane Rescue. Although she had 'baggage' she was the sweetest dog that ever came into our home and despite her neurological issues we loved her so much. It was frustrating and sad at times when you could see the confusion on her face and you knew that there was nothing that could help her. We put all of our time and energy into finding alternatives to help her and we met some amazing people along the way (as well as some interesting remedies) but never did cross paths with one course of treatment that would help. Our sweetheart Dane is no longer with us but she did lay the ground work for our passion to help- and that will never stop. Giving (whether it be our time, our money or our love) is very important to us because we have seen over and over again how it can positively impact in even the smallest way.

Review from #MyGivingStory

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our second Great Dane his year (2015) from PAWS of Austin and I'm sure it won't be our last one!

This is a great organization that not only provides the best care for each animal they rescue, they help by educating the adopters and the general public about proper care and responsible pet ownership. They do not limit themselves to any one breed or species - any and all are welcome in their group!

They are a big supporter to help end puppy mills and do everything they can to help shut down puppy mills and aid in taking in puppy mill survivors.

PAWS of Austin is made up of dedicated people who work tirelessly in their fight in advocating for those with no voice!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience adopting. They were very helpful and checked up on us to follow up after the adoption process. Very grateful for people like them who help animals find new owners. Our donkey Penny has found her forever home and is a very happy girl.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our amazing Great Dane "Duke" from Paws of Austin. I had a wonderful and blessed experience in doing so. I was given all the details about Duke before I drove from McKinney, TX to Austin to meet him. It was love at first sight. Prima was amazing and very helpful in every aspect. I wished I lived closer so I could become a foster home, but knowing me I would keep them all!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were humbled by the love, care and devotion Paws of Austin showers the animals with. We adopted our second Dane from Paws. A puppi which was discarded in the streets by the breader since it was deaf and partially blind, yet miraculously survived in the wild for months. Finally, it was captured by a rescue but was going to be uthanized since now it was also extremely emanciated. At this time, Paws of Austin fought to take the puppi from the other rescue so it can have a chance to experience love, life and family. Today this puppi is a year and a half old beautiful, healthy and playful Great Dean with a family who adores him. His name is Blizard. Thank you Paws of Austin and thank you Prima, for giving Blizard a chance of life, when no one else was willing to!!! May God always shower you and Paws with his favor and blessings!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Austin, Great Dane Rescue, is an amazing organization. I adopted two Great Danes through them and was touched by the care and responsibility demonstrated by this organization toward the animals they rescue. The folks at Paws actually make a positive difference in the lives of animals and people they come in contact with and I will be forever grateful to them for bringing my two Danes into my life. Keep up the great work, Paws!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a Great Dane from Paws of Austin, we had a great experience!! They make this process easy and stress free.

4 Marne L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 wonderful Great Danes from PAWS of Austin. It is a wonderful organization and Prima is amazing.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization, dedicated and cares for each animal. Thank y'all for your service.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS Of Austin is a wonderful organization. The care and dedication given to each animal is beyond measure. My experience with fostering and adopting my Lil'Bit was great. I highly recommend PAWS Of Austin to anyone looking to adopt or foster a pet. The love of animals shines like a beacon within this organization, from puppy to senior and beyond to Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for all that you do, PAWS Of Austin!