Building our future, providing companion animals for life.

Our Vision: Paws & Claws will be the animal shelter of choice in southeast Minnesota by being the acknowledged leader in:

•Rescue and Care of Abandoned Animals

•Enhancing the Quality of Life for Individuals and Families Through the Adoption of Companion Animals

•Health and Animal Care Education

•Partners with the Community

•Ease of Access

New Shelter Capital Campaign: Paws and Claws in the process of raising 3.1 million dollars to build a state of the art shelter in northwest Rochester. The new facility provides a healthier environment for our animals and volunteers; along with better access for the public to view and interact with the companion animals we have available for adoption. The new shelter will have a number of features including on site space for veterinary care and a large community room where we can expand programs like Therapy Dog Training.

To make a donation or pledge to the New Shelter Campaign review the available options and when you click the donate button, if you'd like to choose a monthly pledge option choose repeating monthly. For additional information about the New Shelter please visit and select the Capital Campaign link.

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    602 7TH St NW
    Rochester, MN 55901
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