Ways to Give to PAWS NY

Your support is critical to our success. With our volunteers, donors, and supporters by our side, PAWS NY can keep people and their beloved animal companions together through thick and thin—keeping pets out of shelters and enabling our clients to continue receiving unconditional love from their four-legged family members.

Scroll down to read about all the ways you can support PAWS NY. Together, we are helping people by helping pets!

PAWS NY Our Clients

Make a Donation

Donate today and make a direct gift to PAWS NY to support our ongoing mission to promote and protect the human-animal bond. Or become a part of our Constant Companion Monthly Giving Program.

Your financial support is vital to keep our elderly clients and other vulnerable New Yorkers together with their pets.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple your donation with a matching gift! Many employers have matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees—and in some instances, by retirees and/or spouses.

Click here to see if your employer offers matching gifts, thanks to our partner Double the Donation.

PAWS NY Who We Are
PAWS NY volunteer Jenn poses with Ros and her pup Bob.

Fundraise on Facebook

Facebook makes it easy to create fundraisers on behalf of your favorite organizations! It’s a great option for any special occasion, especially your birthday! Facebook doesn’t charge transaction fees, so PAWS NY receives 100% of the donations—and you can easily spread the word using Facebook!

Fundraise via CLASSY

You can raise money on behalf of PAWS NY for a special occasion by creating your own fundraiser and sending it to your friends and family. It is easy to track your contacts' contributions and see the difference you made! Click on this link and then click "Become a Fundraiser." It's super easy!

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Rachel Herman, founder and Executive Director of PAWS NY, poses on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with PAWS pup Bob after ringing the closing bell in November 2019.

Gift of Stock

You can make a big impact by donating long-term appreciated securities such as stock gifts to PAWS NY. This is a great way to support our mission while also receiving significant tax breaks from the IRS. Please consult your tax specialist for specific information regarding the potential tax benefits of your gift.

Tribute Gifts

Looking for a sweet holiday gift that gives back? When you donate to PAWS NY, you can also make a gift in honor or memory of a person or pet.

Every dollar will go directly toward helping seniors and others in need remain together with their animal companions. This gift is perfect for the animal lovers in your life this holiday season!

PAWS NY About Us - An older gentleman with long grey/white hair and a beard, holds his dog, a pomeranian mix , while the dog smiles with its tongue out.
A PAWS NY volunteer with dark hair, a black long-sleeved top and brown pants, sits on a floral couch with her arm around a brown and grey tabby cat. An older woman with white hair and glasses sits next to her, holding a grey and white cat.

Planned Giving

Named after the first pet helped by our organization, Ruby's Legacy Circle recognizes the generous individuals who have included PAWS NY in their estate plans. If you are interested, there are various ways you can make a planned gift, including via will or trust, life insurance policy, and more. Please consult a professional to discuss the specific tax benefits of each option.

Host an Event

Want to host an event to benefit PAWS NY? This is the perfect opportunity to be creative, whether it’s planning a garage sale, happy hour, or a lemonade stand. Bring us an idea and we will help you bring it to life. If you have a fundraising idea, please contact Antonio Quey-Lin, Development Manager, at 212-203-4760, ext 305 or antonio.quey-lin@pawsny.org.

Cesar Fernandez-Chavez and Louboutina the Hugging Dog attend PAWS NY 2019 Spring Benefit. Cesar is wearing a suit and is crouched down next to Louboutina, who is wearing a floral harness and leash, with a PAWS NY bandana around her neck. Both are smiling at the camera and posed in front of a logo-ed backdrop.