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PAWS & More is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and makes a difference in the life of every cat and dog entering our shelter. Unless specified by you, your donation will go where it’s needed most in support of our mission to shelter and care for homeless animals.

Ways to Help

With this many mouths to feed, every dollar makes a difference!

Donate today! Our shelter exists only because of generous people like you! 

Donate online, directly from your bank account, or by Venmo. Cash or checks can be mailed or dropped off at our shelter, 1004 1/2 W Madison Street, Washington, IA 52353. 


Join Us as an On-going Donor

It's really easy to do a weekly or monthly donation right from your bank account. The process is handled directly by Hills Bank, so it is safe and secure. Just download and fill out the form and Email or drop it off at the shelter. We're grateful for your support!

Give Through Your Water Bill

If you live in the Iowa cities of Washington, Kalona, Riverside, or Wellman, you can donate to PAWS & More through your water bill. If you already donate through your water bill, you can take this opportunity to update the amount you give. Every dollar counts and it's an easy way track your donation. Thank you for your participation.

Amazon Wish List

Want to help our animals with our wish list items directly from the convenience of Amazon? We are grateful for every gift sent to our shelter and each one is put to good use. 

Retail Gift Cards

VISA, Mastercard, or gift cards to local retail stores. These really help us in a pinch when we need to buy something specific for animal care - any amount is helpful!

General Items
  • Wash cloths and towels

  • Frontline, Advantage, and Revolution treatment for fleas and ticks.

  • Dawn dishwashing liquid

  • Paper towels

  • Disinfectant wipes 

  • Heating pads (no auto shut offs please)

  • Large toe nail trimmers

  • Gently used or new grooming clippers and clipper blades

General Wish List

PAWS & More has the highest-need for the following items:

Drop off donations (monetary or wish list items) at our shelter during business hours.

  • VERY DURABLE dog toys - all sizes

  • Kong toys, food dispensing toys/puzzles, food-stuffing toys and marrow bones for stuffing

  • Large and X Large plush dog toys

  • High quality canned dog and puppy food

  • Any kind of canned cat food

  • KMR powdered kitten milk replacer

  • Cardboard scratching pads- small and medium sized ones, various shapes

  • Wand toys and other kitten appropriate small toys

  • High quality ground canned kitten food

Small Animals
  • Timothy hay

  • OxBow rabbit food

"Buy a Bag, Give a Bag" Cat Litter Program

Purchase eco-friendly, compostable pine pellets at PAWS. This is our favorite litter for all our felines. Every 40 lb bag that you buy provides a bag for our shelter cats.  Want to know more? PAWS Director Amber Talbot talks about why we love these pellets and how your purchase helps animals in need. Stop by today!

 We work to eliminate financial barriers for families wishing to adopt, so that we can find the best homes for our animals. Adopters go through the same vetting process, the adoption fee is just waived.

No animal deserves to be in pain, so we work to provide medical care even to the most extreme cases. This treatment is above and beyond what is allocated in our operating budget, so the Medical Fund is used to bridge that gap.

Animals exhibiting complex behaviors or with severe anxiety or other behavior needs require intensive or ongoing training to be adoptable. We offer support for those services in honor of our dear friend.

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

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