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 Upcoming PAWS events

Mutts & Co. - Dublin

10AM - 12 PM, Saturday, March 4.  Stop by and see the adorable adoptables while you pick up some pet supplies!


Mingle with our Mutts

12 PM - 2 PM, Sunday, March 5. Join us at the Franklin County Dog Shelter to mingle with our mutts.

Petco - Lennox

11 AM - 1 PM, Saturday, March 11. Stop by and see the adorable adoptables while you pick up some pet supplies!

PAWS featured dogsLink to PetFinder


  • Barnie
  • Darrell
  • Finn
  • Floyd
  • Gertie
  • Koda
  • Lady Dog
    Lady Dog
  • Lucy
  • Simpson
  • Sparky

About PAWS

PAWS (Powell Animal Welfare Society) is an all-volunteer, all foster-based dog rescue serving the Columbus, Ohio area. Our volunteers rescue, provide veterinary care and find loving homes for abused, neglected and/or stray dogs from high-kill shelters in Ohio and neighboring states.

PAWS strives to eliminate the needless killing of homeless animals, one dog, one adopter at a time.  We are in need of more loving foster homes for homeless dogs that are rescued from death row.  PAWS can only save a dog if we have a foster home to care for it since we have NO kennel.   Each foster home provides shelter and care, while PAWS provides food, veterinary care (including spay/neuter) and all necessary supplies such as crates, bowls, leashes, collars, etc.


Adopt a dog


Foster a dog


Donate to PAWS


volunteer with PAWS

Happy Tails

Tucker has been a wonderful addition to our family, and continues to surprise us with how smart he is. He loves his older bloodhound brother, Elmer, and it's rare to find them not curled up on the same bed together! Tucker has grown up to be a bigger pup than we thought - a solid 60+ pounds who frequently takes down his 110-pound brother when wrestling in the backyard!

Read more about Tucker >

Our Partners

Paws for a CauseVolunteer MatchPet friendly Ohio license plateShelter Care Pet Insurance24 hour pet watchAngie 4 Dogs

Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet's unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link. Here's how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter's website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!

Contact Info

PO Box 211
Powell, OH 43065
P: 614.354.5480
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