PAWS of Jackson Hole Mission

About-page Our mission is to foster and enrich relationships between people and companion animals to create a better, pet friendly community for all.

About PAWS

Since 1999 we’ve been solving pet-related issues in our local community through nine pet-related programs. We provide funding to three shelters – Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter, Animal Humane Association of Star Valley, and Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter – for equipment, repairs, and renovations beyond their budgets. Since 2004, PAWS has made more than $500,000 of shelter improvements through generous donations!   PAWS also provides spay/neuter vouchers across two counties (1,100 in 2016), reducing the number of animals that end up in shelters. And, through our McDoc Fund, we provide financial assistance to residents who face unexpected or emergency vet bills.   Our community shares open space, pathways, and trails so we foster a community of good dogs and owners. Our mutt mitt program keeps shared spaces are clean. With your support, we distribute 150,000 mutt mitts annually. We also fund a temporary winter dog park to give our community a place to play in town during the snowy months!   We have SafePAWS and Sean’s Club (powerful programs for pets and people) as well as provisions for pets in case of a disaster (our DART trailer). Check out our Programs tab to learn more.   Thanks for your support. You provide a wonderful, pet-loving community!