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 Upcoming PAWS events

Powell Memorial Day Parade

10 AM, Monday, May 25th. Come see PAWS volunteers and adoptable dogs in the Powell Memorial Day Parade! The parade begins at 10:00 AM, but get there early to get a good spot to watch!

The Andersons

10 AM - 12 PM, Sunday, May 31. Pick out your new best friend while you shop! Stop by our table out front to see our adoptables.

Mutts & Co. - Dublin

10AM - 12 PM, Saturday, June 6.  Stop by and see the adorable adoptables while you pick up some pet supplies at the Dublin location!


PAWS featured dogsLink to PetFinder


  • Ace
  • Akiro
  • Bella Sprite
    Bella Sprite
  • Delilah
  • Felicia
  • Isabelle
  • Jim
  • Lucy
  • Ronan
  • Rosy
  • Roxie
  • Wilson

About PAWS

Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), all volunteer, foster home based canine rescue organization dedicated to saving homeless dogs from neglect, mis-treatment, and unnecessary euthanasia. We are committed to reducing overpopulation, providing education about dog safety and appropriate veterinary care, addressing behavioral issues, and securing permanent, nurturing, adoptive homes within central Ohio for the dogs we rescue. Our mission is to alleviate the needless suffering and killing of adoptable canine companions – one dog, one adoption at a time.

What We Do:

PAWS foster volunteers welcome the dogs we rescue into their homes as members of their own families, providing a safe, comfortable, nurturing place to live. PAWS provides food and comprehensive veterinary care, including a complete physical examination, diagnostics and treatment of existing conditions, tests for heartworm and parasites, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchiping, and monthly heartworm and flea & tick preventative. Our dedicated fosters provide plenty of exercise, socialization, playtime, structure, and affection until we are able to match each dog up with great people wanting to adopt them, providing a permanent home and high quality of life each dog deserves.


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Happy Tails

We have to say, Tuck's been amazing!! He's been sleeping up in our room with us (on his bed on the floor). He's a regular at our local dog park and plays with every dog there. Sometimes he chases them, sometimes they chase him. Every once in a while we just look at each other and note how great of a dog he is.

Read more about Tuck >

Our Partners

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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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