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Since PAWS Shelter of Central Texas opened its doors to care for the abandoned and stray animals of Hays County and Central Texas almost a quarter century ago, the area has experienced explosive growth in both human and animal populations. Today, the shelter is faced with an ever-growing capacity strain. An incredibly generous PAWS supporter donated 39 beautiful acres on which to build a larger facility.


This future Hill Country Shelter location is situated on Highway 165 between Dripping Springs and Blanco, Texas. Here, PAWS envisions a full service shelter to ultimately include a complete campus of services for abandoned and stray animals including walking trails, a memorial garden, individual dog runs and training fields.

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The PAWS Hill Country Shelter is destined to be a true celebration of the human-animal bond, a place where we can continue our efforts to end animal neglect, cruelty, abuse and abandonment and begin love for all involved.

But to make this new, expanded capacity facility a reality, PAWS needs your help.

The new “No-Kill” shelter will provide homeless dogs ad cats shelter and health care while loving, permanent homes are found for them.  PAWS keeps building on its 27 year history of excellence in animal welfare services.  Just imagine how PAWS can use the generous 39 acre donation in Henly to promote our mission!  Help crown this beautiful land with a shelter designed for the needs of PAWS’ dogs, cats, staff and visitors.

Click HERE to view our New Shelter Wish List and Naming Opportunites

How You Can Help
PAWS volunteers are ready to accept cash and pledges for donations-in-kind today.

Make checks payable to PAWS Building Fund and mail to:

PAWS Building Committee
PAWS Shelter of Central Texas
PO Box 695
Dripping Springs, TX 78620


You can make your contribution online by clicking here (please type ‘Hill Country Shelter’ in the special instructions box).

For questions or more information about how to donate please email the Building Committee at donate@pawsshelter.org or call 512-233-9183.