VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Donate your time by volunteering at our shelter, thrift store, festivals or fundraisers. There are all kinds of things you can do to help!

  • At the Animal Shelter working and socializing with the animals.
  • Sort  items at the PAWS Thrift Store.
  • Help at adoption events.
  • Help at fundraising events.


FOSTER:  By placing a dog, cat, puppy, or kittens into a foster home, we're able to take in even more of Swain County's homeless and abandoned pets.

  • Zero medical expenses for you.
  • Food provided as needed.
  • Additional supplies available.
  • Help a pet who is too stressed at the shelter.
  • Help a pet recover from a medical procedure.

Giving Your Time