Welcome to PAWS

Centre County PAWS was established in 1980. For over 30 years we have been committed to finding forever homes for cats and dogs, educating citizens on responsible pet ownership, providing spay/neuter assistance, and ending pet overpopulation. We are a noneuthanasia, member supported, volunteer enabled organization dedicated to the Promotion of Animal Welfare and Safety.

Volunteer Training

Guardian Angel Program
PAWS Birthdays

PAWS Cats & Dogs of the Month

PAWS Happenings


  • PAWS Closed Fourth of July
    PAWS will be closed to the public on Monday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday.

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  • PAWS Reading Program
    The PAWS Reading Program is an opportunity for elementary-age students to come to PAWS and read to cats. The program is open to the community every first and third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at PAWS. Reading to cats, serves to socialize the cats and provide a non-threatening reading environment for kids to develop their literary skills. More Information.

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  • Beneful Dog Food
    Centre County PAWS is no longer accepting donations of Beneful dog food. Thank you.

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June 29, 2016
PAWS Volunteer Spotlight: Russ Souchak Surpasses 2,000-Hour Milestone
Centre County PAWS is pleased to introduce you to Russ Souchak, another longtime volunteer...

June 28, 2016
4th of July Pet Safety Tips
As we gear up for barbeques, fireworks, and other celebratory festivities this Fourth of July, it’s important to plan ahead to make sure your pet stays safe throughout the holiday...

June 22, 2016
Cat Nutrition 101
Good nutrition is key to good health. June is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, so let’s take a look at basic nutrition needs for cats...

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Contact Us

Centre County PAWS
1401 Trout Road
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-8722