About Our Rescue Group
Pound Animals Worth Saving is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation. We are dedicated to saving the lives of
as many dogs and cats as we can from the county pounds, abusive environments, and owner surrenders.
LATEST ADOPTION EVENTS - These events are updated as soon as details become available. Once our dogs and cats are settled into their foster homes we publicize and promote their availability. P.A.W.S. adoptions are held across the East Valley almost every week. CLICK HERE for the flyer for our December 7th Event at the Fountain Hills Art Walk!
Our Forms have been updated! - P.A.W.S. Adoption and Foster Forms available in MSWord and PDF formats
Most of the P.A.W.S. team are, or were, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (pound) volunteers and
have formed this rescue group as a result of our combined expertise. While volunteering at the pound we witnessed first-hand how critical it is to find these animals secure, loving and lifelong homes.
As of November 2012 we are 100% foster-based; we no longer have to place dogs in boarding. However, solely as a function of their size, larger breeds are often harder to place, so we are regularly looking for new foster homes for our larger canine companions.
P.A.W.S.'s mission is to find every dog and cat a secure, loving, lifetime home. P.A.W.S. saves dogs and cats from the pound, from abusive environments, owner abandonments, and owner surrenders.
Our Adoption Process
All prospective owners must be at least 18 years of age to adopt from P.A.W.S. We require the completion of an adoption questionnaire and adoption agreement, which can be found on our Forms page. Each adopter is required to pay an adoption fee.
Donation Wish List
Please note that we will accept any and all donations. This list is simply a guide for those who are unsure of what to donate. We truly appreciate every donation we can get, because it helps us save more animals!
Collars, leashes, toys, dog food, dog treats, cat food, cat treats, kitty litter, covered litter boxes, baby blankets, dog/cat beds, crates and carriers.
Opal Extreme K9 Training
P.A.W.S. uses Opal Extreme K9 Training for our canine rescues that could benefit from some doggie education. Eric Wolfe, Opal Extreme owner, has over 20 years of dog training experience. He is a graduate of an animal behavior college and is qualified as a "good citizen" evaluator. Basic dog obedience is $130 for a six week course; rally obedience training is $99 for a four week course. Behavior adjustment training prices vary. Good citizen training and test is $190.00, and the dog needs to have basic obedience first. Visit their website at http://www.opalk9training.com.
Julie, NBS Systems, is available for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking. Call or text for free estimate. 480-751-9221.
Thank you for supporting P.A.W.S!
Last Updated: November 28, 2013