1530 N Lowell Avenue, Pierre SD Email Us 605-223-2287

What's Happening

Help stop the slide!

For years, we had a dream: big, beautiful building that would provide shelter and care to the homeless, unwanted, and abandoned cats and dogs in our community. In 2012, after years of wishing, fundraising, and planning, the dream became a reality. The facility has since then provided a home to thousands of cats and dogs […]

Spay-ghetti Dinner ~ Nov 1st

Each year PAWS issues hundreds of Spay and Neuter certificates to area residents. What does that mean? A certificate from PAWS allows a pet owner to spay their pet at a very reduced rate and PAWS covers the rest of the cost. This not only benefits the pet owner and keeps the number of unwanted […]

Turkey Dinner - Sept 13th

Fall is in the air and you know what the means – PAWS Turkey Dinner! Monday, Sept 13th is our annual Turkey Dinner with a free will donation benefiting PAWS Animal Rescue. Usually we invite everyone to join us IN the hall. This year we’re adapting to the times and going drive-thru style! Same great […]

Pet of the Week

Paws Pet of the Week Gabriel Meet Gabriel!
Gabriel is a 3 month old male black lab mix.
Gabe is currently on medical hold as he recovers from a front leg amputation. Unfortunately, due to the lack of medical care before he came to us and the nature of the injury, the vet determined that it would be in Gabe’s best interest to remove the entire leg. However, we are confident that this will allow him to live a much more comfortable and active life in the future!! He is recovering wonderfully and isn’t letting that missing slow him down!
Gabe is currently in a foster home, and his mama says that he is just the sweetest, most laid back puppy. He loves to follow her everywhere and gets along well with the dogs in the house but has begun to chase the cats.
We currently have a few puppies on medical hold, and although it is sometimes difficult to see the remnants of the suffering these pups have went through, we always try to remember that even though we can’t undo their past, we can help create a much better future for them.
We are so blessed to have wonderful veterinarians and staff, nurturing foster homes, and the support of our community and social media followers to help us do this. Thank you for supporting these animals-you make a difference!

Ways You Can Help


If you would like to adopt a loving cat or dog from Paws please callĀ 605-223-CATS or Email Us. Then we’ll set up a time to show you animals we think might be a perfect fit for you.

Learn More


Paws Animal Rescue is operated solely on a volunteer basis. There are several ways you can volunteer, including helping out at the shelter, or providing a foster home for animals in need.

Ways to Volunteer
Open Hours

Saturday 11am-1pm for dogs; 11am-1pm for cats
By appointment: 605-223-CATS


1530 N Lowell Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

(Behind Walmart off Airport Road)

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