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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

25 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.

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

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

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

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got both of our Great Danes through PAWS, and we couldn't be happier. Prima was remarkable and truly cares about her animals. She gets to know the personality of each pet, and she works tirelessly to find a home for each that's a good fit. She had perfect advice on how to introduce a new pet into our home and how to train one of our overly excitable Danes. I can't say enough good things about PAWS and Prima. Our two dogs (and two cats!) are a fantastic addition to our family, and we all thank PAWS!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS is a wonderful organization for the rescue of many types of animals! Although we went to them looking for a Great Dane, we ended up with a 4 lb little chihuahua! Prima was AMAZING about helping us try several dogs, and although we have yet to get another Dane in our household, Prima went above and beyond helping us work with several rescues. She really knows dogs and will work hard to get the best fit for you and the dog!

2 Bridget17

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have always loved Great Danes and found our precious Emmie on PAWs of Austin's website. PAWs was so easy to make arrangements with to see our new family member. Prima is an amazing lady and does such great work for animals who need help, she has a true heart for rescue and placement in new forever homes!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most caring and professional organization I have ever known. They focus on the welfare of Great Danes, who can be a challenge for people to care for if they are not prepared. Hence, Prima Mosi makes it her mission to match the dogs with the best environment for them. It may be that the dog needs to be an only pet, or placed with a larger pet, or a group of pets, etc. etc. She makes it her mission to find out what would be best before moving to place the dogs. She does not over charge or try to push a pet on someone. I had tried one pet that did not fit with my other dog. She waited to see if it would work then took him back. A year later we found the perfect match. She never pushed to force the adoption. Further, the foster family he was with still keeps in touch with us to ensure my pet is well cared for. I feel like my family enlarged and I gained an extended family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I rescued our Great Dane, Zane from PAWS in May. We had an amazing experience with Prima from day one. They let us take Zane for a week trial to make sure he was a good fit for our family and then supported us through his heartworm treatments. Anyone looking to rescue a dog (which everyone should) should absolutely call PAWS.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A friend introduced me to PAWS when they'd announced they'd rescued a little of pot bellied pigs. I ended up adopting 2 males and they have made the most excellent pets! Two males, named Oscar and Davy, are happy healthy and loved. Adopting them was a easy and seamless process and I'm always checking back with them to see what other fur (or snout) babies need help!

3 Brynna C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS is an awesome group! They graced me with my Dane, a sweet 7 year old black beauty mantle dane named Lucie, who had been bred...and bred...and bred...
Enough said.
Until I met my Lu, I honestly thought that, even 3 years after my other sweet dane had died, I would never find another Dane who could steal. my. heart.
It happened. I am so glad it to me. And my Lucie.
She deserves to live her golden years being pampered. PAWS helped to match her with me - and I can promise this hard-working and dedicated group that the match was a perfect one. Paws down!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws of Austin changed my life. It started with a courtesy listing of a 4 year old male Great Dane with the most beautiful amber eyes. His foster chose us to be his forever home and he is my very best friend, my angel, and my partner as a pet therapy team that visits hospitals, schools, nursing homes, etc.
It continued when we decided 2 years later to adopt another and met 6 different Danes. None of them felt right and I never felt any pressure to adopt, just support to continue trying. We waited another 6 months and it turned out #7 was the one. We adopted a beautiful 4 month old puppy who is now a source of much laughter and love (and torment to our older Dane - but he loves her too).
They are always a source of knowledge, support, and encouragement. They take on the hard cases of abuse and neglect. They also help place Danes for families that just cant keep them anymore (even if we disagree with their reasons for giving them up).
I know that my next dog will be a Great Dane. And I know that Prima and Courtney will help me find the perfect one for our family.

3 mozart

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 dogs from Paws of Austin. One of the dogs, Mozart was rescued along with his 7 litter mates and his mother from the shelter. The owners of the dogs that still reside in Austin still get together every year for their birthday and every year , PAWS attends. I can also call Prima, the head of PAWS every time I am concerned about my dogs, she has walked me through obstruction surgery and Bloat. I have worked with this organization for~ 8 years and there could no one more deserving, they are amazing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first met Prima when I was looking for a Standard Poodle rescue. I was notified when 9 ten day old puppies and their mother was dropped off at Town Lake Animal Center and rescued by PAWS of Austin. I met and fell in love with Mozart, my 70pd Poodle. She encouraged everyone that adopted the puppies to keep up through a yahoo group and we have. We just celebrated their 5th birthday with the annual Poodle Party which Prima has never missed. She is always there for questions and support and we love her! This is a top notch organization with a fearless caring leader. Laura and Mozart