Building our future, providing companion animals for life.

Our Vision: Paws & Claws has become 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

Mortgage Reduction Fund: In 2014, after many years of fund raising, Paws and Claws built a three million dollar state of the art shelter in northwest Rochester. This facility provides a healthy 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 shelter features on site space for veterinary care and a large community room where we can expand programs like Therapy Dog Training.

However, we still owe over $200,000 on our mortgage. We need your help to retire this mortgage so we can devote more funds to animal care.

To make an online donation or pledge to the Mortgage Reduction Fund, review the available donation options on the right. For additional information about the New Shelter please visit

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    3224 19th Street NW
    Rochester, MN 55901
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