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

Stocker Subaru's Share the Love Event
PAWS Bingo

PAWS Cats & Dogs of the Month


  • Caring for Outdoor/Feral Cats
    Feral cats are "wild" cats who are fearful of human contact. Though they live outdoors, they can use our help to make it through the winter. Check out this helpful cold weather cat care information from our friends at the Hundred Cat Foundation. Call or stop by PAWS for any assistance with food as needed.

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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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  • Pets Left Out in the Cold
    To report a pet left outside in dangerous conditions, or other suspected animal abuse, please contact your local police. More Information and Phone Numbers
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  • PAWS Strategic Plan for 2016-2019
    PAWS has released its strategic plan for September 2016 - August 2019. The plan has five main goals for the next three years, with performance measures and action items for each goal. The Strategic Plan
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November 10, 2016
PAWS November Volunteer of the Month: Marcia Holsinger
Meet Marcia Holsinger, our PAWS Volunteer of the Month for November
October 16, 2016
Imagine Your Pet’s Life Without You
Who would care for your companion animals if you became ill, incapacitated, injured at work, or hurt in a serious automobile accident?
October 14, 2016
Read about this Pet Partner's experience with Malcolm

Contact Us

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