Welcome to PAWS!

The Paris Animal Welfare Society wants to be your FIRST stop when finding a new furry companion! There are wonderful lovable pets just waiting for their furever families. The PAWS shelter is located in beautiful Paris, KY just 30 minutes northeast of Lexington. We have knowledgeable, friendly team members. So whether you’re here to look for your new furry family member, have an animal related question, want to get involved with animal rescue, or want to donate to our mission, you’ve come to the right place!

November 29 - December 31

PAWS is one of over 120 organizations participating in this year's Good Giving Challenge. Your support provides additional funding for our homeless and abandoned animals.


Spay & Neuter

Find out why you should spay or neuter your animal today.



Check out what events PAWS has on the calendar.



Find out how you can help out by volunteering with PAWS.

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Featured Pets

Over 1100 animals adopted so far in 2016

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