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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: PAWS of CNY, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Central New York that is dedicated to enriching the lives of people and animals through mutually beneficial interaction. Over 200 volunteers across Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, Madison and Cayuga Counties bring their pets to visit residents at more than 55 facilities in Central New York, bringing smiles to more than 800 people every month.

Target demographics: Nursing home residents, hospital patients, airport travelers, and students

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of patients, residents students, and travelers in Central Ne York

Geographic areas served: Central New York

Programs: animal assisted wellness services and pet therapy.

Community Story


Client Served

Rating: 5

PAWS of CNY visited SUNY Oswego's Johnson Hall during finals week during the fall 2016 semester, this event did a great job of lifting the spirts of the residents! The dogs came and gave the students time to relax and de-stress with extremely friendly furry friends, we plan to make this a continously event during final weeks! Absolutely love this organization!