Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (P.A.W.S.) is dedicated to helping facilitate the placement of stray and unwanted animals into loving homes; to establish and maintain a safe haven animal shelter that promotes proper health, care and handling of our "guests", and prevent overpopulation and cruelty in our area. We have saved the lives of nearly 500 stray/unwanted animals in Pendleton County since we started in 2005. We are a registered 501(c)3 animal rescue that is dedicated to help unwanted, neglected, or abandoned animals located in Pendleton County, West Virginia. Our rescue depends completely on caring volunteers and donors that are willing to help with our cause. We do not receive any government or state funding so we can use your help.
To ensure that our animals are placed in the best possible homes, we do check with your vet to ensure that current pets on up to date on shots and preventatives. We also check with your landlord (if applicable) to ensure that you are allowed to have a pet. If you have any current pets, we like to do a meet and greet to make sure that they will get along with each other. After the application has been processed, we may do a home visit to ensure that your home is a safe and happy place for one of our animals. If you are still interested in adopting, please visit our Available for Adoption page. There is an application to fill out on that page. Thank you for considering adopting one of our pets. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email: [email protected] Veterinary care is provided to PAWS pets' as appropriate. All pets are vaccinated (as appropriate for their age), spayed or neutered, and tested for feline leukemia and AIDs (cats) and heartworm (dogs), if old enough. Unfortunately due to the cost of inflation on vetting care, our adoption fees have increased to cover the cost. The adoption fees are: Cats/kittens: $100, Purebred Cats/Kittens: $200, Dogs/puppies: $135, Purebred dogs/puppies: $200 and up