Help PAWSGH Care for Helpless Animals Like River the Kitten

She was cold and scared.

A small kitten, unable to move her back legs.

There she was, sitting helpless where someone had cast her aside, in the side yard at PAWS of Grays Harbor.

As soon as we saw her, we rushed the kitten inside PAWSGH, and gave her an examination.

As well as her useless back legs, her tummy was badly distended—almost completely impacted with something like small rocks or gravel. We named her River, and treated her condition as best we could, but we didn’t know if she was going to make it through the night….

To read the rest of River’s story, head over to our Network for Good Page:

Now Hiring Executive Director

Do you want to help animals in need, join a fun and committed team of animal-lovers, and make the community of Grays Harbor a better place? If so, PAWSGH might be looking for you!

We have opened the search for a new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to help lead PAWSGH in the next phase of its growth. For more information, please click here or head on over to:

Shelter Open By Appointment Only – Effective Immediately

Due to the reporting on increased COVID-19 cases by the Grays Harbor County Health Department, PAWSGH will be open by appointment only. This does not mean the shelter will be closed. We are still available for all of our usual services. You can make an appointment by calling 360.533.1141 and we will schedule you for an appointment. Hours for appointments are Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm. If you are interested in adopting one of our available animals, please visit our Adoption Application page and fill out an adoption application prior your appointment to save time.

Please understand, our number one priority is safety–for our staff, our volunteers, our animals, and our community. We are regularly assessing and look forward to being available for walk-ins again as soon as the situation stabilizes. Thank you for your patience.

Help Loveable Goofball Bonded Pair of Doggies Bonnie & Clyde

The call came in early one morning.


A woman had watched as someone dumped two dogs by the side of the road out in the middle of nowhere. The dogs were just sitting where they were left, clearly waiting patiently for their owner to return.

But no one was coming.

With no other alternatives available, PAWSGH took them in.

They are two of the sweetest dogs we have ever seen:

Bonnie and Clyde

What’s more, they were intensely bonded with each other —even being out of one another’s sight for a few seconds and they would become agitated.

The kennels at PAWSGH, while spacious, typically only allow for one dog each when the residents are big doggies like Bonnie and Clyde.

We knew, though, that wouldn’t work with these two.

They needed to be together. They thought that all they had in the world was each other.

But, they also had PAWSGH.

Working quickly, we decided to remove a wall between two of our kennels, so Bonnie and Clyde could have a “VIP Suite” – and stay together at all times.

As soon as the renovation was complete they were sleeping soundly—touching each other for comfort.

And because of their strong bond, we will not separate Bonnie and Clyde—they are a “package deal” for their lucky new family, whomever they may be.

Many shelters would not be able to create a livable space for Bonnie and Clyde, let alone make the crucial decision to keep them together and wait for the right forever home that can accept both of these two goofballs.

But, PAWSGH is not like many other shelters.

We care so much about our animal residents, both for the time they are with us, and how we can best equip them to be happy in their forever homes.

Bonnie and Clyde can stay together with us for as long as it takes to find that perfect forever home.

But, we can’t do this on our own.

That’s why we need YOUR help.



Please, send your gift today so that we can keep caring for beautiful animals like Bonnie and Clyde until they are reunited with family.

To Donate Today Click Here

PAWSGH Working With Furvana 2021

We have exciting news!

PAWSGH was chosen to be this year’s charity beneficiary from Furvana, which is a furry convention being held in Ocean Shores, September 10-12th, 2021. For more info on the con, check out Furvana’s official website at:

Thank you so much for having us Furvana!  We look forward to the event and hope many folks will join us at the convention!


To Visit Furvana’s Official Website Click Here

Thank you for supporting PAWSGH and Furvana!

Help Precious Kittens Like Squish


This is Squish. Squish came to us too small and weak to feed himself.

Every year, in the Spring and Summer, it’s “Kitten Season.” We see a huge increase in the number of kittens coming into PAWSGH.

Hundreds and hundreds of kittens, litter after litter after litter.

While we can talk about the importance of spaying and neutering—which is critically important—that won’t help the kittens who are already born and struggling.

Kittens like Squish.

Fortunately, PAWSGH is here to help them.

We take in those unwanted, unloved kittens and give them what they need.

We give them medical care.

We give them food.

We give them a safe place to live and grow.

We give them love.

And, whenever they are ready, we adopt them out to people who will treasure them forever.

Squish is doing fine, and will be ready in a couple of weeks to find his forever home.

Just like his many fellow kittens that PAWSGH cares for, every Spring and Summer—and all year ’round.

However, we can’t continue to save all these precious kittens without your help.

So please, take a moment and send your gift today to PAWSGH, so we can keep making sure these kittens will have a chance for a happy life.


To Donate Today Click Here

Thank you for supporting PAWSGH!

Help Save the “Big City Bunnies”


Last year, the Seattle Animal Shelter rescued over 270 animals–mostly rabbits and guinea pigs–from a terrible hoarding situation. They nursed the animals back to health, and then reached out to PAWSGH to see if we could help.

At first we thought we couldn’t–the shelter isn’t set up for small animals, but then we thought if everyone in the community worked together, there might be something we could do for these “Big City Bunnies.”

We got in contact with the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, and they graciously allowed us to have use of their “Bunny Barn” to house rabbits.

Next, we got in touch with the local 4-H group, who were so kind and able to offer a small army of folks to help care for the rabbits while they are with us.

Now, we need YOUR help.

First, we need to find homes for these beautiful, healthy rabbits. They’ve all been given the best vet care, socialized, and spayed/neutered. They are ready to find their forever homes. You can see the rabbits here. When you find your bunny match, fill out an adoption application and we will contact you. The big Adoption Event will be April 11th, and the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma.

Second, we need your support. While we don’t usually adopt rabbits, we couldn’t pass up this chance to help these bunnies (and our friends at the Seattle Animal Shelter). All of our programs–rescues, adoptions, spay/neuter vouchers, community care, pet food pantry, humane education, and many more–cost money to operate, and adding one more has put a yet another demand on our resources.

So, please, take a moment today to donate to PAWSGH, and help us to save these bunnies.

How to Adopt a Bunny:

1. View all of the available rabbits on our adoption page here.

2. When you find the bunny (or bunnies) you like, fill out the adoption application here.  (since we don’t normally have rabbits, for “animal type” just select “cat.”) If you would like more than one rabbit, fill out a separate adoption application for each bunny.

3. Someone from PAWSGH will contact you about your adoption application. You can pay the adoption fee of $25.00 early, all rabbits will be picked up at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds during the Adoption Event on Sunday, April 11. from 12:00-5:00pm.

4, All rabbit adoptions are on a first-come, first served basis. To make sure you get the bunny you want, fill out the adoption application and submit the adoption fee when your application is approved. Once your application is approved and you have submitted the adoption fee, the rabbit will be removed from the adoptable section of the website.

5. All final adoption decisions are made by PAWSGH and the Animal Director.

6. Questions? Contact us via email at


How to Donate to Help PAWSGH and the Big City Bunnies:

1. Go to the donation page here.

2. Your generous gift will not only help these bunnies, but will also help PAWSGH continue to find innovative ways to save animals.

3. Thank you for supporting PAWSGH!

We Are Here For You!

Our shelter may be closed to the public, but we are here and operating! All our services are by appointment.

Adoption: Please view our available animals under “Adoption”. Please fill out an adoption application to set up an appointment. Our Animal Director will contact you via email or phone. If you have further questions, call us at 360-533-1141.

Releases: We are taking in animals, but do have a wait list. Check out our release fees under “Common Questions”. Please call the shelter to talk with staff about releasing, 360-533-1141.

Flea Meds/Vaccines: We have low cost flea medication and dewormer.  We can also administer pre-purchased vaccines as well. Check out our fees under “Common Questions”. Call the shelter to schedule an appointment, 360-533-1141.

Nail Trims/Bathing: We offer nail trims for dogs and cats, and have a bathing station for dogs. Check out our fees under “Common Questions”. Call the shelter to schedule an appointment, 360-533-1141.

Spay and Neuter Vouchers: Our program is back! Call the shelter at 360-533-1141 to purchase a voucher. You may pay over the phone, or schedule a time to come in. We will call to make your appointment at Brady Vet. They are currently booking 6-8 weeks out.

Volunteering: We offer volunteer orientations the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Please call the shelter to inquire.