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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

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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!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered with PAWS for over 2 years. I've seen so many dogs saved from horrible situations that now have wonderful forever homes. I adopted a sweet boy from PAWS and will be forever grateful for him!

1 Robin132

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to PAWS, I have a wonderful female basset hound, named Gypsy. She was rescued in a puppy mill raid in North Texas in 2009. PAWS generously accepted an entire busload of dogs to place in forever homes. It doesn't get any better than that!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think Prima Mosi of this organization one of the most dedicated and caring people I know when it comes to rescue animals of all types, I adopted my CoCo through Paws of Austin and couldn't be more pleased.
Marian Keyes

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Austin is caring and loving with animals and spares no effort to make sure their adoptive homes are appropriate and provide excellent experiences for pets and owners. Prima and her associates commitment is ongoing like life insurance for pets working through Paws of Austin because her number one priority is for the animals. My Dane is surely the best dog ever but everybody should feel that way about their animal, I know Paws of Austin does.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization was wonderful to work with - so responsive and careful. I adopted a bonded pair, out of state, and it all went so smoothly. I followed up with photos of them settling in, and later. I totally support this organization and their work.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

PAWS is versatile. I adopted 2 horses from PAWS. I drove from Northeast Texas because Prima made everything so easy. I was uncertain about becoming a horse owner after not riding for 30 years. One of my horses was injured when I adopted him. Prima helped me take care of him and find a vet. We ride all the time now. I have had both horses for over a year now. Prima helped us see what a great fit we were for each other. My horses are the best. PAWS is great. And Prima is fantastic.

1 Cynthia99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first become familiar with Paws when I moved into Austin and wanted to find a way to give back to my community. Prima and her volunteers welcomed me with open arms and I quickly learned so much from them. Paws goal is to care ad help for animals. It is apparent in everything they do that the live what they preach.
Highly recommend PAWS for anyone looking to volunteer, get a dog or donate . You will not be disappointed.

1 Robin131

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a Dane that I love and wanted to help and organization that supports this wonderful breed. I have fostered for Paws and also pick up and transport dog that are coming into Paws from vagarious shelters around Texas.
Prima has fantastic knowledge of the breed and works in a professional and caring way with each dog.
There are many rescue groups that make it so complicated to adopt from them that dogs stay in the foster system way to long. None of that with Paws. A great organization supporting a great breed.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just got our 2nd great dane through Paws of Austin. It is such a wonderful experience working with Prima to find your next family member. Prima gives honest descriptions about the dogs, good and bad, so you know what you are getting into. Let's face it, with a dog as big as a dane you have to be sure of what you are getting into. She went out of her way with us to make sure that we found the perfect fit for our family and lifestye. She let us live with our new dane for 3 weeks before she even suggested we finalize the adoption. She truly cares about the dogs and finding homes that fit their personalities. She is also available any time after the adoption if you have any questions or need any help. We will be getting any new dogs from Prima from now on, not because we love danes-- we do-- but because we know that Prima truly cares about the dogs and also the families.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We wanted a GreatDane, but had never had one before so we started fostering with PAWS. We have fostered both Old English Sheep dogs & GreatDanes through PAWS. It was also important we find a new family member that fit with our other dog & us. While we weren't technically "foster fails," Prima knew we were looking to adopt & suggested a Dane w/another foster. He had a sad story, was still skin & bones & still limped from a hip/leg injury while he was roaming the highway before being taken-in by PAWS. But when we met him we knew he was the missing member of our family!
Not only did PAWS help us complete our family, we have met some really neat two-leg & four-leg friends! Highly recommend donating your time & money to PAWS - consider fostering or a donation.