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


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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 […]

Forever yours ~ Valentine’s Treat Boxes

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Have you thought about what to get your special someone? We have the answer for that perfect, unique gift you’ve been searching for! Surprise a sweetheart with a gourmet treat box prepared by local sugar artists and delivered on Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14th. The delicious treat box, delivery, and a […]

2020 Keepsake Ornaments

Let’s face it – 2020 has been a tough year for everyone.  Even the animals in our care have had a bummer of a year.  We’ve had to cancel and modify fundraisers, close the shelter to visitors for Open Hours, and limit the playmates that come to socialize with the animals.  We’ve seen pretty significant […]

Spay-ghetti Dinner! (Nov 16th)

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 […]

Pets Against Violence Awareness Walk – October 17th

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year, millions of women, children, and men are victimized by their intimate partners or family members. Unfortunately, to maintain the power and control in an abusive relationship, the abuser may turn their violence on a family pet. PAWS and MSDVC are joining together to shed some light on […]

Turkey Dinner – Sept 14th – Legion

Fall is in the air and you know what the means – PAWS Turkey Dinner! Monday, Sept 14th 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 […]

Fiesta Dinner Monday May 4th

Our Fiesta Dinner will look a little different this year but we still plan on providing the same great food for a great cause!  We will be set up as a drive-thru on the south side of the FUMC.  You will have 2 choices for dinner options and a “car-hop” will take your to-go order […]

PAWS Italian Dinner Feb 10

Mark your calendars and join us for our Italian dinner with delicious food and desserts. Free will donation with all proceeds benefitting our shelter animals. Carry out available! Serving: A variety of pasta dishes, salad, bread and lots of desserts!

PAWS 40th Birthday Celebration Date DBT
Grilling and Chilling at the market 7/23/19
Yappy Hour at Drifters! 6/29/19
The story of Pi

Pi’s adoption story began in January when PAWS Animal Rescue volunteer, Kay, told her coworker about Pi, and his struggles to fit in with the other cats because he was different. Pi came to PAWS Animal Rescue in September of last year when he was found by Pierre Animal Control with a major injury: he […]

Freddie Needs a Home!

Watch the video and get to know Freddie Mercury the Redbone Coonhound!

A Letter From Sally

Sally saw Koda’s letter and wanted to write one for herself. Please read and share!

Buy a DQ PupCup & Donate to Paws!

Don’t forget to treat your pups to a 99 cent PupCup from Pierre’s Dairy Queen – all proceeds go to Paws!

A Letter from Koda

Koda wanted to write everyone a letter. Please read and share.

Cat Adoption Special!

Half price adoption fees on all our cats for the month of November. We have over 40 cats to choose from!

Annual Spayghetti & No Balls Supper

Mark your calendars and join us for our annual spaghetti supper with delicious food and desserts. Carry out available.

Paws at the Fall Festival this Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Everyone is invited to the 3rd Annual East Pierre Garden Center Festival and Paws will be there!

Fixing Kix! We Need Your Help.

Kix came to us as a 10 week old stray with head injuries from a dog bite. With your help, we would like to raise $750 towards Kix’s treatment and continued care.

Great Grill Giveaway!

Take part in this year’s Great Grill Giveaway, valued at over $1100. At just $10 an entry and all proceeds going to Paws, what do you have to lose? 

Join Us for the Annual Turkey Dinner

Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, plus desserts! Monday, September 10th from 5pm – 7pm at American Legion Cabin.

Half Price Adoption Fee!

We are currently offering 50% off the adoption fee for 9 of our adorable pooches.

Lister and Kristine’s Story

Lister was an injured puppy found at the side of the road on one of the coldest nights of 2016. Here’s recap and follow up with lots of pictures and information on Lister and his sister, Kristine.

Paws at the Fort Pierre Farmers Market!

Join us on July 24th 5pm – 7:30pm on E. Main Ave, Fort Pierre for Woof Beer Floats and Walking Tacos!

Special Home Needed!

We have a special case that requires your help. Sierra has been with us for 6 months now. Please share this post, ask around or contact us if you know someone who can provide her with the home she needs.

Baron’s Story

Occasionally, we like to share a rescue story to make you smile and show how grateful we are for all our supporters. Read about gentle giant Baron and his trip home to Texas!

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Next Monday, May 21st from 5 pm – 8 pm we will have a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch. For every dine-in, carry out or delivery ordered or paid for during those times, we will receive a percentage of sales.

Surgery for Cassidy

We need your help! Cassidy needs surgery to fix her entropic eyelids, along with treatment for hypothyroidism, mange and anaemia.

Mexican Supper

On Monday May 14th from 5:30 – 7 pm we will be serving terrific tacos, remarkable rice, best beans ever, nourishing nachos and decadent desserts! See you at the American Legion Cabin in Pierre!

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

All volunteers and employees are invited Saturday, April 28th from 9 am – 10:30 am at the shelter.

2018 Paws Online Auction

Are you ready for some fun for a good cause? Bid on a wide range of goods – over 80 total items! April 14th – 28th.

Update on Bobby’s Story

Everyone who encountered Bobby expressed disbelief that his body was riddled with cancer. He was an unwavering ambassador of love and hope.

Paws Honors the Life of Marilyn Tassler

Marilyn had Paws in her heart and left a portion of her estate to Paws Animal Rescue.

Bobby’s Story

Reading about Bobby aka Bump proves it’s never too late for a new beginning.

Paws Italian Supper

Mark your calendars! Monday March 12th 5pm – 7pm. Have you ever eaten at one of our suppers before? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Half Price Adoption Fee

Rio, Joan Jett and Crash are all ready for their forever homes! Adopt them for half price now.

Urgent Call for Volunteers

Do you have 15 minutes to one hour to spare once a week? Or even once a month? We need you! More than ever.

Community Pride

We want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all the support we get from local businesses!

Time to celebrate! Paws Animal Rescue building fully paid off.

The entire Board of Directors delivered the check to BankWest this afternoon.

Paws “Souper” Supper

It’s cold outside! Warm up with a hot bowl of soup for a good cause! Monday, Jan 22nd at American Legion.

Safety Tips for Keeping Your Dog Warm in Winter

Check out these tips for keeping your dog warm when it’s cold outside! Graphic courtesy of Beck Motors.

Cold Weather Safety Tips from the ASPCA

To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, please heed the following advice from the ASPCA’s experts.

Support Paws when you Shop this Holiday Season!

Shop Amazon via smile.amazon.com this holiday season to support Paws. Here’s how to select Paws (Pierre-Fort Pierre Humane Society) as your designated charity.

Annual Spayghetti and No Balls Supper

On Monday, November 13th, join us for a free-will donation spaghetti supper at the American Legion Cabin.

Paws at Zonta Holiday Craft Show this Weekend

It’s about that time when you need to start looking for holiday gifts, so why not check out the Zonta Holiday Craft Show this weekend and stop by our booth?

“Howl”iday Pet Portraits

On November 12th, we are offering Christmas pet portraits at $20/session. Perfect for Christmas cards! By appointment only.

Paws at the Fall Festival this Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Everyone is invited to the annual East Pierre Garden Center Festival and Paws will be there!

Raise the Woof Comedy Event a Big Success!

On Saturday, October 7th, we had the privilege of bringing a wonderful event to our community for the first time.

Half Price Adoption Special on Six of our Dogs!

Get 50% off Momma J, Aster, Braveheart, Ekko, Emma or Xena.

Raise the Woof Comedy Event

On Saturday October 7, Paws is teaming up with Raise the Woof to bring you a night packed with stand up comedy, fun, food and prizes

Turkey Dinner Fundraiser

Join us for a delicious turkey dinner to raise money for our animals. Monday Sept 11th from 5pm to 7pm at the American Legion Cabin in Pierre.

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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