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Dog Smiling with Tongue Out

Providing animals with shelter and compassionate care while supporting their families and communities, since 1978.


We can’t wait for you to see all the amazing pets we have right now. Check out our link or stop by the shelter to get your snuggle on!

Cats, kittens, and dogs…oh my!

Two Dogs with head on top of other
Cat Rollover
Foster sleeping with dog
Volunteer Bottle feeding cat


There’s something for everyone.

Foster holding puppy


Share your home and change a life.

Smiling dog


Every little bit helps.

PAWS & More, also known as Washington County Humane Society, is a private, adoption-guarantee shelter located in Washington, Iowa. “PAWS” stands for “Providing Animals with Shelter”, while “More” stands for the loving care and treatment we give to every animal who passes through our doors.

Amber petting dog

PAWS & More Director, Amber Talbot, describes a successful collaboration with Maddie’s Fund for short-term dog fostering at PAWS. 

Owner with Dog Bea

Animals exhibiting complex behaviors or with severe anxiety or other behavior needs require intensive or ongoing training to be adoptable. 

Paw on hand

Bringing Kind News Magazine to classrooms to prevent anyone from growing up believing that animals around us deserve cruelty or neglect.

Your sponsor gift helps with spay & neutering, medications, food and much more. 
Help animals all year by making a monthly donation today!

PAWS & More Featured Pets

Pine pellet kitty litter - buy a Bag, give a bag! 

Young girls petting kitten
Labs touching noses

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Get to know our available adoptions, follow our fosters, and discover fun adoption stories.    

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