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PAWSwalk 2013 is coming!


PAWSwalk 2013

Join PAWS and other animal-lovers from all over the greater Seattle area for the 22nd Annual PAWSwalk at King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, September 7.

Enjoy a walk in the park and some fun in the sun with your friends, family and favorite canines!

There will also be great pet-friendly businesses, an interactive Kids Zone, delicous food from popular Seattle food trucks, and yes—the Pours for PAWS beer and mimosa garden will be back again this year!

Have fun and help raise more than $180,000 to benefit the animals at PAWS.

Register for PAWSwalk today!



Here at PAWS, we're all about cats, all the time. We even have a special PAWS Cat City adoption center for our feline friends! But this month will be even MORE about the kitties, because June is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month.

June 2013 Adopt-a-Cat MonthIn the spring and summer months, animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country are inundated with thousands of newborn kittens. But adult cats still need loving homes too!

To celebrate Adopt-A-Cat month, and to help these much-deserving felines find their forever families, we're waiving adoption fees for our adult bonded pairs and senior cats, seven years and older.

The Adopt-A-Cat Month Adoption Special runs June 8 – 23, so be sure to come in and find the perfect feline companion. You'll be a giving a deserving pet a place to call home, and the adoption fee is FREE!

If you aren't able to adopt right now, here are some other ways you can help:

1. Make wishes come true. PAWS has a Wish List of items we need for the animals, such as chew toys, jars of peanut butter, and other supplies. Donate an item from our list!

2. Donate your time. If you can't adopt a pet right now, become a volunteer!

3. Sign up to be a foster parent. Through foster care, you provide young, injured or sick animals a chance to grow and heal before we find them a forever home.

Come in June 8 – 23 for our Adopt-A-Cat Month special!



Wags & Whiskers Adoption Event 2013

Are you ready for some family-friendly adoption fun?

On Sunday, May 19, Northpointe Animal Hospital is hosting their 3rd Annual Wags and Whiskers Pet Adoption Event and Block Party!

Meet adorable and adoptable dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from local rescues and shelters, including PAWS!

All adopted animals are spayed/neutered and receive a complimentary office visit courtesy of Northpointe Animal Hospital.

Businesses and local vendors will be on hand with free food, raffle prizes and more! Adopting a new four-legged companion has never been more fun.

Join PAWS for the Wags & Whiskers Block Party!



This Mother’s Day, give that special woman in your life a gift that gives back. Give her the gift of love when you make a donation in her name to PAWS!

Mother's Day Gift

Honor your mother, grandmother, wife, sister or friend and help thousands of injured, orphaned or abandoned animals get the lifesaving care they need. Make your gift by Wednesday May 8 to ensure delivery of your special Mother’s Day card.

Your gift to PAWS in honor of Mom will help animals like Tiger Lily, a formerly homeless cat who was discovered living in an abandoned alleyway with no food or shelter.

Tiger Lily and her three small kittens were brought to PAWS where they received everything they needed to grow healthy and strong.

Your Mother’s Day donation will give animals like Tiger Lily and her sweet kittens the second chance they deserve and help feed, shelter and care for them while they’re at PAWS.

Send your Mother's Day gift today!



GiveBIG 2013

GiveBIG is back on Wednesday, May 15!

In 2012, more than 37,800 individuals contributed $7.43 million to Seattle-area non-profits through The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG challenge. Once again, you can make your gift to PAWS stretch even further by donating online on Wednesday, May 15, 2013! GiveBIG is a one-day, online giving event which inspires people to give generously to non-profit organizations that make our region a better place to live.

Join us for this amazing chance to stretch your support for injured, orphaned and homeless animals through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event!

Here's how it works, in two simple steps:

  1. On Wednesday, May 15, visit PAWS’ page on The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website
  2. Click on Donate Now, and then click Make a credit card donation

That's it! Every donation made to the non-profit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” will depend on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day.

Gifts made to PAWS through GiveBIG are fully tax-deductible. Please note, only gifts made on The Seattle Foundation’s website on May 15 are eligible for GiveBIG matching funds.

If you have any questions about GiveBIG, please do not hesitate to e-mail donations@paws.org or call 425.412.4024. Current Fundholders at The Seattle Foundation are encouraged to participate in GiveBIG, yet only donations made by credit card on the GiveBIG website on May 15, 2013 will be eligible for the stretch pool. 

GiveBIG to the animals at PAWS on May 15!




If you love cool cars and helping homeless animals, then this event is for you!


The Red Square Car Show is an annual display of the finest automobiles in the greater Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon, Cats Exotics and NorthWest Auto Salon, the Red Square Car Show features a broad spectrum of high-end exotics, import tuners, and classic muscle cars.

This year’s Red Square Car Show takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 12 noon – 4 p.m. in the University of Washington’s Red Square. For more information or to register your car, contact redsquarecarshow@catsexotics.com.

With food and refreshments available from popular Seattle food trucks Hallava Fallafel, Buns on Wheels, Moonie Icy Tunes, and My Chef Lynn, this event is sure to be fun for the whole family. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds from the Red Square Car Show will be donated to PAWS!

Join us at the Red Square Charity Car Show on May 4!



What will 500 of Seattle's most compassionate community leaders be doing on Saturday, April 6, 2013? Sipping cocktails, celebrating and saving animals lives at the annual PAWS Wild Night Gala!

Guests at PAWS Wild Night will enjoy an elegant cocktail hour, exciting live and silent auctions with incredible packages and items to bid on, a Kitten Kissin' Booth and a gourmet animal-friendly dinner catered by Wild Ginger!

PAWS Wild Night 2013And of course we wouldn't be able to put on such an incredible event without the support of our generous sponsors. It's with great appreciation that we thank and acknowledge our PAWS Wild Night 2013 sponsors at the Defender ($5,000), Protector ($2,500) and Guardian ($1,000) levels:

Defender Sponsors:  Foss Maritime Company, Radarworks, Whole Foods Market

Protector Sponsors:  Cowbelly Pet Photography, Lake Union Veterinary Clinic, Lane Powell PC

Guardian Sponsors:  Advisory Services and Investments LLC, Clark Nuber P.S., Comprehensive Wealth Management LLC, PemReal Advisors, Schlemlein Goetz Fick & Scruggs, P.L.L.C.

Your generous support allows us to continue working to save animals' lives, and ensure a better tomorrow for the animals in our community. 

Thank you for supporting PAWS Wild Night 2013!



Grab your furry friend for a 5K to support PAWS and the Karelian Bear Dog program!

Karelian Bear Dog 5K

If you and your pooch love a good run (and we know you do!), join us for the Karelian Bear Dog program 2nd Annual 5K event in Mill Creek on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Karelian Bear Dogs are used to assist with wildlife management in a variety of ways across the state, including serving as an integral part of the Black Bear release program at PAWS. This joint fundraiser highlights the great work of the KBD program, and during the event they will be collecting food donations for the animals at PAWS!

Registration for the race is $30 before March 21, $35 on the day of. Register online or learn more about the event.

Register today for the Karelian Bear Dog 5K!



This is one fun evening you won't want to miss: join us at the Re-bar for a Bob Barker-style burlesque game show to benefit PAWS!

Showcase Showdown is a burlesque game show in the tradition of The Price Is Right. With burlesque versions of classic The Price is Right games, audience members can come on down and win prizes after each performance, all while supporting animal welfare!

Showcase Showdown Burlesque Benefit for PAWS This fun show will be hosted by Ace Carter as Bob Barker, with "Carter's Cuties" Miss Huneybush and Bunny Von Bunsmore.

Where: Re-bar Seattle
1114 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

When: Three evening shows - March 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.

What: A "Price is Right"-themed burlesque show to benefit the animals at PAWS! 

There will be lots of fun prizes to give away, including goodies from The Burlesque Boutique Seattle, gift certificates to All Seasons Pet Care, handmade wallets from King of Spades Clothing, gift certificates to 'I Heart Dogs' shop on Phinney Ridge, rhinestoned bow ties from Haute Under the Collar, gift certificates to Nick's off Market, pasties designed by Seraphina Fiero, gift certificates to the Highway 99 Blues Club, and a grand prize gift basket from Atomic Cosmetics / Xerion Skin Science.


Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.

Bring an item on the PAWS Wishlist to the show and receive a raffle ticket!

Purchase your tickets for the Showcase Showdown here!



The numbers are in, and the results are overwhelming—during the month of February, as part of the international World Spay Day 2013 campaign, PAWS and other local shelter partners performed more than 1,000 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries here in Washington State!

World Spay Day 2013 "The number of spay and neuter surgeries completed this year is fantastic!" says Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS.

"Last year, our combined efforts with our shelter partners resulted in 640 surgeries. This year for Spay Day, more than 1,000 companion animals came to us to be spayed or neutered!"

World Spay Day is an annual which aims to end the suffering of unwanted and homeless animals in our community by preventing unplanned litters. Spaying and neutering also helps our animal friends live longer, healthier lives.

If you’ve ever wondered why spay and neuter is such an important issue, here are some good reasons to consider!

Missed Spay Day 2013? Please refer to a list of clinics that offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries year-round. Please spay and neuter your pets, and encourage friends and family to do the same for their animals!

Thank you to all of our partners who participated in Spay Day 2013!