Welcome to PAWS!

We are a not-for-profit with a no-kill policy dedicated to helping homeless, abused and abandoned animals.  We have been doing so since 1972.

Please take the time to tour our website to learn more about us.  You can also meet our residents for adoption, read about some of our ‘Happy Tails’ and find out how you can help animals in need.

PAWS Shelter

Hello Friends of PAWS:

Covid 19 has been devastating to many and PAWS is struggling like never before in our 49 year history.  We will not allow this to prevent us from reaching our 50 year milestone.  WE NEED YOUR HELP - TODAY!

The demand for help is OFF THE CHARTS and donations are not what they normally are (no doubt due to so many people being out of work at this time).

PLEASE ... we are in URGENT NEED at this time.  There are so many animals who are living homeless and otherwise displaced.  Replenishing our veterinary fund is essential and our needs IMMEDIATE.  The best way to donate at this time is via Canada Helps at the following link (your tax receipt will be issued immediately):


Funding is also urgently needed to purchase a Ford Transit Van as our current and only vehicle has just surpassed 415,000 kms!  It is absolutely imperative that our Volunteers and of course the animals PAWS rescues be transported in a safe and reliable vehicle at all times.  PLEASE HELP TODAY.  Our goal is to raise a minimum of $60,000 ASAP ... (stay tuned as we update this page for the official launch of our fundraiser FOR THE LOVE OF PAWS for this purpose.  In the meantime, feel free to contribute via Canada Helps and simply specify that your gift is meant to be applied to this purchase of this vehicle).  Here is that link again:


PAWS Shelter

This is an example of the vehicle that we require as soon as possible,  PLEASE HELP!

Stay tuned for our newly revised WISH LIST which will include a request for funding to finally REVAMP our outdated web site ... 

Our work is 24-7-365.  Our Volunteers literally work around the clock but we still can not keep up.  The writing is on the wall (as they say) we are long overdue to hire STAFF.  The animals need us and we are working tirelessly at assisting animals ALL OVER ONTARIO (and abroad).



Hello everyone. My name is Goldie. I was rescued on a very cold Winter night in northern Ontario. I was so hungry and scared!

When PAWS took me to the vet the very next day, it was discovered that, not only did I need to be neutered but I also had a hernia that needed to be repaired. I am in tip top shape now and in search of my forever family. I am a very gentle young male cat (neutered as I already mentioned). I really enjoy being loved and shown kindness and I get along with other animals.

Can you imagine that a purrrfect cat such as myself would be homeless/abandoned? The caring Volunteers at PAWS have been so kind to me.

I would like to THANK everyone who supports PAWS ... it is thanks to all of YOU that my life was saved and now I am SAFE, WARM AND LOVED.

To learn more about me, you can text 416-520-7995 or e-mail Kim at kim@pawscanada.org.

PAWS Shelter
The PAWS Safe Haven
A Tranquil Place Where Our Rescues Reside



"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.