Educating
Pet Breeders

Our mission is to protect and preserve the rights of animals and their owners and assist the owners in meeting their responsibilities to properly care for their animals.

We serve the public by providing pet owners with good information and guidance on animal welfare, socialization, treatment, breeding, health, and training of animals.

ABOUT US

higher standards, healthier pets

PAWS (Pennsylvania Animal Welfare and Safety) is a group of pet breeders who are dedicated to helping the industry by providing guidance in areas such as pet safety, marketing, public relations, and legal requirements. We believe that pets should be treated humanely and with respect. We work to provide our members and the industry with tools and education so they can meet and exceed state and federal standards.

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO TO PROTECT ANIMALS

KAP Review Program

KAP (kennel assistance program) was created to assist pet breeders in meeting and exceeding legal and ethical guidelines. This provides a platform for PAWS to give hands-on training and advice to pet breeders in the state.

Pet Owner Education

We work to help our members educate their customers on caring for their new family pets.

Accredited Breeders

The review program helps our members become excellent at breeding and raising healthy pets. Our team inspects facilities using guidelines that go beyond legal requirements. Only the very best are given the accredited breeder award.

Events

We host events that raise awareness and help educate breeders, customers, and the general public.

DONATION

YOUR MONEY SAVES LIVES

Donation

HELP US MORE

PROTECT ANIMALS

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Donation

HELP US MORE

PROTECT ANIMALS

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ACHIEVEMENTS

together we can!

Thanks for supporting PAWS. The support of our pet breeders is what makes this all possible. Together we can achieve great things!
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our mission

animal welfare is our top priority

FUNDRAISING CAMPAINGS

ABILITY TO SAVE ANIMALS

Goal 1

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$ 2,000

Target amount

$ 678

Rasied so far

$ 1,322

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$ 2,000

Target amount

$ 678

Rasied so far

$ 1,322

Still need
0%

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$ 2,000

Target amount

$ 678

Rasied so far

$ 1,322

Still need
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our members are heroes

Support from our members enables us to continue our work of educating pet breeders and owners on better ways to care for their pets. PAWS is a nonprofit 501(c) and one hundred percent of the profits go toward healthier, happier pets.

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE SAYS ABOUT US

"PAWS has given me the educational tools and energy to do my best with overall kennel management by providing more interaction with other breeders. I’m also excited about the KAP program because it will help us help each other through a peer to peer evaluation, which in turn will result in better socialized pets."

Elmer Zook Breeder

    EVENTS

    coming soon

    Monthly Meeting

    Paradise Municipal Building
    (2 Township Dr. Paradise PA)

    6:30 pm

    2nd Monday of every month

    Dauphin Kennel Walk & Educational Meeting

    Tour kennels, ask questions, and learn from experienced dog breeders. Pizza and ice cream will be served.

    4:30 PM

    October 13th

    Lancaster Kennel Walk & Educational Meeting

    Tour kennels, ask questions, and learn from experienced dog breeders. Pizza and ice cream will be served.

    4:30 PM

    February 6th

    Franklin Kennel Walk & Educational Meeting

    Tour kennels, ask questions, and learn from experienced dog breeders. Pizza and ice cream will be served.

    4:30 PM

    February 23rd

    Have a question about an event? Contact us below!

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    Our Blog

    News & Blog

    Planning and Designing a New Kennel
    19Aug

    Planning and Designing a New Kennel

    THE LEGAL PROCESS The process on designing a kennel and getting township approval can be an interesting but daunting process…

    Our Roots: How We Came to Be
    19Aug

    Our Roots: How We Came to Be

    The original concept started in 2015 when two Lancaster County dog breeders attended the ICAW dog breeder’s seminar in Indiana,…

    Selling Puppies in a Flooded Market
    19Aug

    Selling Puppies in a Flooded Market

    I’m sure most breeders in the country benefited from the elevated price of puppies due to the pandemic. Right now…

    Our Newsletter

    Become a PAWS Member

    PAWS is using your funds to help educate pet breeders and owners by:

    • Hosting trade shows, seminars, and various educational meetings
    • Giving the community updates on kennel management practices & new laws
    • Working with new & existing breeders to help them be compliant

    PAWS (PA-Animal Welfare & Safety) is dedicated to educating pet breeders and bringing awareness
    to the changes that are due to come. Your membership will help us continue to improve
    the education and understanding of the importance of compliance.

    Thank you for your support!

    APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP – PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON THIS FORM
    Membership fee is $45.00 and is due every 3rd week in August.