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 Memorial Day
    PAWS will be closed to the public on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

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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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May 18, 2016
Is My Pet Just “Getting Old” or Could It Be Something Else?
There are many behaviors that pet owners will attribute simply to “getting old,” but these could be possible signs of arthritis in your cat or dog...

May 6, 2016
Disaster Preparedness for the Whole Family
One aspect of caring for companion animals that is often overlooked: including them in your family’s disaster preparedness plans...

May 1, 2016
Sweet and Friendly Hugo: Understanding Feline Lymphoma
Hugo is a dear 3-year-old ginger tabby male who loves to be petted, gets along well with the other cats in his room, and loves to play...

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Contact Us

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