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.

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Yappy Hour during Centre Gives
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Centre Gives technical difficulties

Dear friends of PAWS,

Centre Foundation, organizer of Centre Gives, is incredibly sorry to report an inopportune failure of technology. Their website vendor is experiencing severe outages nationwide, as Centre Gives is among 30 different giving-day events, and they are working diligently to fix the issue, but not in time for PAWS’ Yappy Hour.

At the current time, we were advised by Centre Foundation to offer donors who wish to support PAWS during Yappy Hour to call their office at 814-237-6229 to make a secure donation with one of their employees. A donation can also be made by calling PAWS’ Director of Development, Christine Faust, at 814-359-6248. PAWS will also be turning on our phones, 814-237-8722, for donations from 6-7 p.m. Your information will be handled securely.

For the latest updates, please stay tuned to Centre Foundation's Facebook page or PAWS Facebook page.

PAWS is sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued support to further our mission to help homeless cats and dogs.


Christine Faust
Director of Development, Centre County PAWS


PAWS Cats & Dogs of the Month


  • 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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  • PAWS Board Elections
    Elections for the PAWS Board of Directors will be held at the annual meeting on May 24, 2016. All current PAWS members are welcome to come and vote. 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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Contact Us

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