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 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 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...

June 11, 2016
PAWS Volunteer Spotlight: Barrie Kintner Reaches 2,000-Hour Milestone
Recently, PAWS volunteer Barrie Kintner reached 2,000 hours of volunteer service to PAWS...

June 2, 2016
Beautiful Amara and Hyperthyroidism
If you stop by PAWS to visit the cats and kittens, you will be struck by the beautiful dilute torbie coat of our 12-year-old Amara...

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Contact Us

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