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P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center
Contact: Shelly Butler
123 John Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: 207-236-8702
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pmSunday 11:00am-3:00pmMonday: Closed
Email: [email protected]

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center's mission is to provide a safe, caring environment for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats until they can be placed with loving families, and to promote humane values in our communities. In addition to caring for the animals, the adoption center also provides community outreach and humane education programs.

We have contracts with the towns of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Hope, Northport, Searsmont, Liberty, Islesboro and Swanville.

We have a full staff ready to help you in finding the perfect pet for you and your family.

We invite you to visit or, better yet, volunteer. You just may find that walking a dog, petting cats or cleaning a room will give you a sense of satisfaction and peace. The animals would love to see you and so would we.


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These PAWS supporters won big at the Fore PAWS Golf ...

PAWS Animal Adoption Center held one of its largest annual fundraisers at the Goose River Golf Club in Rockport over the weekend. The event, dubbed Fore PAWS Golf Tournament & Golf Ball Drop, raised over $20,000. PAWS, like many local nonprofits, has been hit hard by COVID-19 after having to ...
PAWS receives $5,000 matching gift for Second Chance ...

CAMDEN – PAWS Animal Adoption Center received a challenge from one of its donors this past week. The challenge came with one stipulation; that the donor will match up to $5,000 of what PAWS can raise in the community for its Second Chance Fund. If successful, it would mean $10,000 for the ...
PAWS expands essential services during COVID-19 ...

CAMDEN - When it comes to the Coronavirus, people aren't the only ones experiencing feelings of fear and uncertainty. With household routines changing and animal owners under stress, pets can be directly impacted. PAWS Animal Adoption Center is working to alleviate some of these issues by ...
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