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PAWS Shelter of Central Texas

A Small Shelter Doing BIG Things!

Who We Are

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas (PAWS) was founded in Kyle, Texas in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing care and love to homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in Central Texas. We are a no-kill shelter that believes in second chances! At PAWS, companion animals are given medical attention, care, and love for however long it takes for us to find them a loving home.

While the challenges are great, with the help of your donations and grants, we make a difference in how our four legged friends are treated and, ultimately, make the world a more humane place for all.

PAWS embraces the animals we care for today and plans for those we will care for in the future. We are grateful to all those who help and are part of the solution as we move forward with our mission.

What We Do

PAWS is relentless in our effort to save lives and change lives. Our efforts in that regard include:   

  • Rescuing animals from municipal shelters as well as offering owner surrender services. 
  • Ensuring each animal in our care receives all necessary veterinary care.
  • Providing spay or neuter surgeries to our adoptable animals to do our part to resolve the pet overpopulation crisis. 
  • Providing a lifelong commitment to our adoptable pets to ensure they always have a safe place to call home.
  • Temperament testing before adoption, allowing for better placement of pets into a new home.
  • Placing an emphasis on enrichment activities for animals while in our care. 
  • Providing behavior assistance to all newly adopted pets. 
  • Visiting local community groups and schools to educate our community on responsible pet ownership.
  • Holding offsite adoption events to get our pets the exposure they deserve to help get them adopted.
“We envision a time when our Central Texas Community celebrates the human-animal bond, pet overpopulation is solved, permanent homes for all adoptable animals are ensured, and all animal suffering ends.”
PAWS Shelter of Central Texas Mission Statement


We have two locations to better serve our community and the homeless pets in need. Our Kyle Location has been going strong since 1986. In 2019, we were blessed to open another shelter location in Dripping Springs.

500 FM 150 East, Kyle, TX 78640

2965 FM 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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