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October 26, 2013

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1 previous review
November 8, 2012

I've adopted several cats from PAWS - their volunteers are absolutely wonderful. We see them at the Montclair Farmer's market, on the Montclair Watercooler and on facebook working both social media an... more

October 26, 2013

I have adopted several animals from PAWS - their volunteers do a great job of matching animals to homes- and they foster so they know the animals personality. They do an awful lot with very little money and are always helpful and caring. -

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them more money and grants

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 8, 2012

I've adopted several cats from PAWS - their volunteers are absolutely wonderful. We see them at the Montclair Farmer's market, on the Montclair Watercooler and on facebook working both social media and face-to-face introductions of the animals. We currently have 2 cats that came from PAWS ***Yeager*** a large male orange tabby who was named Farley and ***Eliza*** who stayed Eliza.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 25, 2013
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1 previous review
May 17, 2012

I've volunteered with PAWS since 1992, and sit on the Board as President. I chose to become involved with PAWS because the organization's mission has always been centered around the humane treatment ... more

October 25, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I adopted my first PAWS cats in 1989 and have been involved ever since. This group is so dedicated and passionate about helping animals, and its mission remains to rescue, shelter, vet, and find great new homes for those animals who are abandoned and homeless. Aside from my duties of President of the Board, I manage the dog-side of our rescue, networking with other rescues, pulling dogs from death row at high kill facilities, sheltering and getting them to the vet, and preparing them for their new forever homes. We spend countless hours in many capacities -- hands on with the dogs, working with the trainer, meeting potential adopters, attending adoption events, screening every applicant and doing home visits to be sure our dogs find the home that best suits their needs. We also reach out to the community, helping with all types of dog-related issues, presenting to schools and other groups interested in our mission. There is no better feeling to us than when we leave the new adoptive home after the final home visit, as we know this dog, once marked for death at another facility, will live out his or her years with a loving family. Our cat group works very hard to do the same for the many cats and kittens they rescue and rehome, and they are at adoption events every weekend at several venues, and they are always answering calls, emails, and helping people wherever they can. I am proud of all the PAWS volunteers and board members all we have accomplished as a group, and I am very grateful to our supporters!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 17, 2012
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I've volunteered with PAWS since 1992, and sit on the Board as President. I chose to become involved with PAWS because the organization's mission has always been centered around the humane treatment of animals and quality care and sheltering of many homeless animals in our community without discriminating against age or breed. I have continued to be amazed at the resilient nature of these animals, and have found it extremely rewarding to help them and ultimately find them great forever homes. Community service is also part of the mission, including presenting to colleges, schools, scout and other groups who contact PAWS for information on shelter animals and how they can help. We receive positive feedback and donations resulting from these sessions. Also, the other Board members and volunteers and members, many whom have been with PAWS for many years, are truly amazing people who tirelessly work to make a difference for these animals and the people who need help with their pets as well. This organization continues to meet and exceed its mission.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 14, 2013
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October 14, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I have long known several people associated with PAWS Montclair and never cease being impressed by their boundless dedication and caring for animals that are in need of a home. I just fostered, and then adopted, two wonderful sister kittens, Iris and Ivy, from PAWS. Everyone I dealt with, especially Val and Kristina, were extremely generous and accommodating with their time, advice, and help. All the volunteers I had contact with genuinely cared about the welfare of their animals. PAWS stands out as it is a no-kill shelter and relies entirely on donations! Iris and Ivy are extremely socialized (PAWS' effort) and have brought a tremendous amount of joy into my home!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 10, 2013
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October 10, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

These guys are the best. Their facility is clean and organized. If you find I stray they don't turn you away. They actually help you with finding a place. I have 4 PAWS cats. They do their homework and check up on the dog or cat they adopted out because they really do care. This place rocks.

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Nothing

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 9, 2013
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October 9, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I started volunteering for PAWS in 2001. I walked dogs and helped socialize cats. Mushy was the my first success story. She was adopted but her owner was unable to keep her so she came back to PAWS. When we could not get her a new home, I adopted her. When she came to PAWS, you could not pet her. Now she is a total lap cat. PAWS volunteers have helped many cats like Mushy learn to trust people and eventually find a home. I have 3 cats that I adopted from PAWS. Now I help with cat adoptions on Saturdays at Petco. I help at the bazaar, the yard sales and with different fundraisers. I enjoy volunteering with PAWS as I have had the opportunity to help many dogs and cats who just want to be loved and to give love in return. When you adopt a homeless cat or dog, you are the biggest winner.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013
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October 8, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I started volunteering, wrapping gifts at Barnes & Noble, for PAWS in 2001 and volunteered at the Holiday Bazaar the same year. Then I started walking dogs on the weekends and I noticed how many animals were being adopted. The staff and volunteers were great with the animals and the people that came in. I also noticed that PAWS was open 365 days a year! I thought, that is dedication!!! I began working part time as the receptionist in Nov. 2004 - Dec. 31, 2008 when PAWS relocated. So many volunteers are there much longer than I am. Many times I was there after closing because someone wanted to see an animal and was coming after work. So many PAWS animals have gotten new homes with people who love and care for them. I've been co-chairperson for the Holiday Bazaar for the last 10 years and I've organized the PAWS yard sale for the last several years. What a wonderful organization to be a part of. My fantastic dog, Angelo, was adopted from PAWS 9 years ago!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to get more financial help for PAWS.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013

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1 previous review
May 22, 2012

I am a volunteer for PAWS and joined the Board in March 2011. This group has been highly effective in saving dogs and cats. The volunteers and foster network are amazingly dedicated and responsive. ... more

October 8, 2013

I adopted 2 wonderful companions from PAWS in 2003 and joined the board in 2011. PAWS is a volunteer organization and it amazes me how tirelessly they work, giving of their own time and money. PAWS operates on a shoe-string budget, yet remains dedicated to its mission of helping at-risk dogs and cats regardless of breed or age, and trying to "strike at the root" of problems by supporting spay/neuter and humane education.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 22, 2012

I am a volunteer for PAWS and joined the Board in March 2011. This group has been highly effective in saving dogs and cats. The volunteers and foster network are amazingly dedicated and responsive. PAWS gives countless animals - many at risk from kill shelters or other difficult situations - a chance for a good life.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 1, 2013

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1 previous review
November 7, 2012

I first started volunteering for PAWS in 2001; mainly outside events, like the holiday bazaar and wrapping for Barnes and Nobles- then in 2003 I found a stray and brought him to PAWS; I started workin... more

July 1, 2013

I have been a volunteer with PAWS since 2001 and in that time, the number of animals we have rescued and rehomed is amazing; We continue to do this work every day and we are lucky to meet so many wonderful people that help us do this work; Without the fosters, supporters and adopters, we could never do this work!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more people donate so we could always continue this work....

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 7, 2012

I first started volunteering for PAWS in 2001; mainly outside events, like the holiday bazaar and wrapping for Barnes and Nobles- then in 2003 I found a stray and brought him to PAWS; I started working part time at the shelter in February of 2004 and continued through until Dec 31st, 2008, when we moved. I am now a volunteer who assists in all aspects of kitten/cat adoptions. I am very dedicated to PAWS and helping the animals of the world. The people I have met through PAWS, the adopters and the pets I have been able to rescue because of PAWS has been amazing. Dr Cameron and his staff help us to do the work that we do, without him, we would not be able to do this! So many animals are better off because of the work we do at PAWS!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 24, 2013

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1 previous review
June 27, 2012

My sister and I heard of PAWS through a friend, and volunteered to socialize the cats (Volunteer Kitty Petter). You could tell the place was well cared for because others were there to welcome us. W... more

June 24, 2013

My second cat upon moving to Montclair was a darling little kitten from PAWS. The staff was wonderful during the adoption, meeting us after closing to pick her up. After a few days with our first cat, we realized they would get along fine.
Since then, we've shared pictures and stories with
PAWS and have gotten to know staff. Friends, as well as ourselves, have adopted again and again from them. We all keep an eye out to see where they will be next!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 27, 2012

My sister and I heard of PAWS through a friend, and volunteered to socialize the cats (Volunteer Kitty Petter). You could tell the place was well cared for because others were there to welcome us. We saw the cutest little kitten sitting quietly and wanted to adopt her on the spot. The lady at PAWS was an awesome help, holding the kitten while we made arrangements. She even met us the next evening after hours to complete the adoption. They want your pet to be happy and healthy- the follow up exam and entire process shows they are committed to those they serve. Pixie is wonderful, one of our two adopted kitties.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 1, 2012

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December 1, 2012

Paws is a great organization. I'm so happy our paths crossed and I am forever grateful for them because we adopted our amazing puppy "mia" who we changed her name to cannoli from them. Paws is very professional and take what they do very seriously and at the same time I felt like I knew them right after meeting with the women. Carole set up the two meetings we had and both were a success. Not only did they make sure my fiancé and i were the right parents for her but they also made sure our dogs and cannoli would be happy together. I really appreciated all the time and advice they gave me. I'm so happy to have dealt with them it was very easy going and enjoyable. I tell everyone about them and I would so recommend PAWS to any one looking for a dog or cat!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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