PAWS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1962 by Westport, CT resident Betty Long. We are a true no-kill shelter, and will do whatever we can, however long it takes, to find suitable, loving homes for the animals in our care.

Organization Wish List

Pet Food Items

We ask for specific kinds as we find the the more consistent we are in feeding one type of food, the better the overall health & nutrition of our pets. Too many diet changes can cause stomach problems!

•Prescription foods by Science Diet – both canned & dry for cats & dogs
(We especially need ID, KD, WD, AD and both types of CD) for dogs, puppies, kittens, and cats.
•Opened bags of dry food are OK as long as they are fresh.
•KMR Kitten milk replacer (formula) – powdered
•Fancy Feast canned adult cat and kitten food
•Friskies canned cat food
•Any brand dry cat food
•Pedigree canned dog food
•Human baby food – Stage 1: chicken or turkey (please – no onions or garlic)

Pet Related Items

•Paper bowls and paper plates (large or small)
•Kuranda dog beds (This link has beds for donation at a discounted price and will ship directly to us!)
•PetSmart, Wal-Mart, or Stop & Shop gift cards
•”Have-A-Heart” Feral Cat Traps – available at home/building supply stores
•Peroxide and Isopropyl alcohol (otherwise known as rubbing alcohol)
•Clear plastic disposable gloves
•Gauze squares
•Heating pads – new only
•Feliway Spray, Plug-Ins, and Plug-In Refills (available at pet supply stores)
•Rescue Remedy (available at pet supply stores)
•Carpeted cat condos in good condition
•Upright cat scratching posts in good condition – ones with sisal/rope are especially needed
•Cardboard scratching posts
•Clay Cat litter
•Dog & Cat toys
•Kong Dog Toys – Large Black
•Polyester stuffing & fabric remnants (especially fleece or terry cloth) to make toys for our pets
•Dog Leashes
•”Sense-ible” brand dog harnesses – all sizes
•”Good Dog” brand dog collars – size small

Shelter and Paper Goods

•60 gallon garbage bags & 13 gallong tall kitchen garbage bags
•Laundry Detergent – Liquid (we love “free and pure”)
•Clorox brand bleach
•Dryer sheets
•Paper towels
•Dishwasher detergent
•Liquid hand soap
•Hand sanitizer
•Ziplock sandwich and freezer bags

Office Supplies

•Staples gift cards
•Surge protectors for computers & other electrical items
•White copier paper 8-1/2 x 11
•Manilla folders – letter size
•Ballpoint pens – black, blue or red
•Sharpie markers – jumbo point, regular point & fine poin
•Dry Erase markers – regular & fine point
•Dry Erase boards – any size
•White Out tape
•Tape refills
•Post it notes

To help support this organization, send your eGift Card to:

Contact organization for current email address or mail gift card to the address listed below.

eGift cards are the fastest and easiest way for this organization to order the items they desperately need, when they need them. See our “Team Up for Tails” section on this page, pick a store, and order your eGift card. 100% of what you order goes directly to the animal rescue shelter.

Or you may contact the organization directly at the following:

Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society
504 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851