Runner Spotlight: Nicole

Nicole standing behind the street.

Introducing Nicole, another one of the amazing individuals running the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon on our behalf on November 6! After supporting PAWS NY as a volunteer and realizing the impact it has on the NYC community, Nicole wanted to expand her support a bit more, so she is fundraising on our behalf…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alexis (Chung Ah)

Alexis (Chung Ah) Spotlight - A woman with dark hair hides mose of her face behind a white dog that she holds in her lap. Both are looking at the camera, and you can see the woman's eyes behind the dog's head.

Alexis (Chung Ah) first got involved with PAWS NY about a year ago, as she missed interacting with pets while in college and law school. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she grew up with pets and her dad even started a pet food business, so volunteering with animals was an easy decision. One Google search…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Connie

Connie Volunteer Spotlight - A woman with dark hair and sunglasses makes a kissy face at the camera, while a dog with black curly fur leans up to kiss her face. They are outside in a grassy field with a lightly cloudy sky.

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is all about Connie, who joined PAWS NY specifically as a foster volunteer in November 2021. She has been a long-term foster for Sonny, who is part of our Preserving Families in Times of Crisis program, which is funded by PetSmart Charities, and we’re so grateful for her patience and dedication working…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Scott

Scott Volunteer Spotlight - A man with silver hair and glasses in a dark long-sleeved shirt lounges and lays back on a couch, with a small dog tucked up on his left side, and a larger yellow lab curled up on his right side.

This Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re spotlighting a few of our amazing foster volunteers! With ongoing support of our regular clients and our new Preserving Families in Times of Crisis program, which is funded by PetSmart Charities, we’ve had a lot of need for foster volunteers in recent months. Thank you so much to these dedicated…

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Dog Cognition 101 with PetMinded

A laptop is open with a Zoom meeting on the screen. The participants are on the right-hand side, while the majority of the screen is a presentation called "Dog Cognition 101" from PetMinded, with a photo of a corgi in a bowtie.

In early February, PAWS NY collaborated with PetMinded to present a workshop on Dog Cognition for PAWS volunteers. PetMinded, a community of dog parents who want science-backed insights to give their dogs a healthier and happier life, hosts events, courses, and community engagement that help paw-rents understand their dogs by making dog science accessible and…

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Emergency Foster Needs This Week!

Sonny, a black terrier mix, sits on a blanket outside, on top of leaves and grass.

PAWS NY is in need of a foster home for Sonny, whose guardian is hospitalized.  We’ve included more information about Sonny below, but please fill out our Foster Application and email Carrie.Finch@pawsny.org if you’d like to open up your home to Sonny, an 11-year-old terrier mix. Please note that we are looking for a foster…

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PAWS NY Resumes Housecall Program to Help Clients and Pets in Need

Graphic image of paws representing how many volunteer shifts have been filled: 65 out of 413.

The organization also launches “No PAW Left Behind,” a campaign to fulfill all current client needs. NEW YORK, NY, October 14, 2021 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is thrilled to resume its Housecall Program, a core element of the organization through which volunteers provide on-site home visits to clients all over New York City. Visits…

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