This short film was created in honor of Mary Ann Ahrens, Founder & President of the Animal Humane Association of Star Valley – a partner organization of PAWS of Jackson Hole.
 We are not a shelter but have close relationships with our local animal shelters. In fact, supporting local shelters is at the very heart of our mission. Cleaning kennels, feeding, exercising, and meeting with prospective adopters leaves little time for shelter employees to fundraise. That’s where we come in. PAWS fills the gaps in services and facility needs.

We’ve supported Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter, The Animal Humane Association of Star Valley, and Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter by providing funding for dog training, adoption advertisements and events, and most importantly, by funding capital improvements to the shelter facilities. Through generous donor support, PAWS has provided more than $500,000 to our local shelters for:
  • Dog training and play yards
  • Custom indoor dog suites
  • Remodeled visitation rooms and new furniture
  • Outdoor kennels with roof
  • Meow Manor – a new cat room with outdoor catio (screened porch)
  • New flooring, windows and needed repairs
Our spay/neuter voucher program reduces the number of animals in shelters each year.