Entries by Jess Farr

COVID-19 and Pets

Every day new information becomes available regarding COVID-19. At PAWS we advocate for pets and their people, and we’re grateful to see the cooperation with the COVID-19 restrictions within our community. Pets are undoubtedly lavishing in the extra time spent with us, but what does COVID-19 mean for their health? Can COVID-19 infect our pets […]

Celebrating the win’s

In the world of animal welfare, you win some and you lose some. Back in July of 2019 PAWS was granted approval to start transferring pets into the Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter’s from other regional shelters. Because of our spay/neuter program and our continued support of the J/TC Shelter, fewer pets are being surrendered to […]

Introducing SeniorPAWS

We’re excited to introduce a new project called SeniorPAWS. SeniorPAWS is a new partnership project with the St. John’s Living Center that will enhance the quality of life of Living Center residents while providing a foster home for an adoptable dog pulled from a regional shelter. This is a symbiotic project, both people and pets […]

2019 Year in Review

PAWS of Jackson Hole’s mission is to prevent pet homelessness, protect pets from harm and suffering, and to promote responsible pet ownership. These key pillars of pet service help pets and their people and is done throughout Jackson, Star Valley, and Teton Valley, ID. PREVENT PAWS prevents pet homelessness by continuing to offer spay/neuter vouchers […]

Paws crossed for the PACT Act.

You may have heard the promising news? On Tuesday, October 22nd animals became one step closer to having more legal protection than ever before. On that date, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill called the PACT Act, that makes animal cruelty a felony. The PACT Act which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty […]

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

While October is a month that makes us giddy for doggie Halloween costumes and pumpkin spiced everything, it’s a month that brings awareness to a much darker topic. October was dubbed National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence back in 1981. For many, home is a safe place of warmth […]

New friendly faces and fun events!

We’ve added to our team! Meet David Watson our new Development Director, and two new board members—Michael Coles and Paul Mower. STAFF Watson moved to Jackson in 1999 to fulfill a lifelong dream of living out West. Over the past 20 years he has become a successful fundraiser, leader, and permanent fixture in the nonprofit […]

We’re celebrating 20 years!

On September 20th, 1999, a nonprofit animal welfare organization, called PAWS of Jackson Hole, was created. Founder Ann Smith, and a group of local Jacksonites, started a friend of the shelter organization that’s mission was to raise money to donate to the Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter for the single purpose of spaying and neutering all […]

Old Bill’s Fun Run, the nonprofit Super Bowl

Jackson Hole’s version of a nonprofit Super Bowl is quickly approaching! That’s right, Old Bill’s season is upon us. With thousands of attendees, this event boasts the highest participation level of any fundraiser in town! While the Old Bill’s energy is something humans look forward to, the canine attendees may have a different outlook. If […]

It’s DOGUST, let’s pawty!

When dogs enter animal shelters, the staff has to guess their age by looking at their teeth, eye clarity, body composition, and coat color. Guessing their true birthday is just not possible. Shelter dogs rejoice because TODAY is your birthday. The North Animal Shore League, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue organization, declared August 1st, […]

Change their Future, become a Foster Parent.

We are so happy to report that a recent dog we fostered, Dubie, is now happy in a home of his very own. When fostering the Dubes, we took him along to a couple of public events, bopped around town with him, he even went up Snow King! This little guy had stamina and was […]

National Adopt a Cat Month

Ah June, FINALLY! The sunshine is here and the temps are rising, summer is on the horizon! A fun fact about June: It’s National Adopt a Cat month! Allow us to convince you why cats are king… The All-American Cat This may be surprising, but out of the *183.9 million pets living in American households, […]

The offseason, the perfect time to prepare.

May is typically a slow month in terms of natural disasters. But inevitably disasters and those affected will be in the news and on our minds in the near future. So, it is the perfect time to practice emergency plans, brainstorm and learn with other organizations, and prepare for the future. At the beginning of […]

It’s Dog Bite Prevention Week

Do you feel like there’s always some sort of national awareness day or week? If only National Margarita Appreciation Week was every week. This week April 7th – April 14th is a week that highlights a topic a bit more serious than margaritas, National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Over 4.5 million people, about half of […]

Exploring our Cat’s Comprehension

Ever wake up in the middle of the night to your cat performing a version of Cirque de Soleil, usually directly above your head? Or maybe the opposite, you awake to your cat sitting on your chest, staring intently into your snoozing face, deep in kitty thoughts (of revenge). What in the H E double […]

Inside the Canine Cranium

Here at the PAWS office, we have dogs on the brain. In order for humans to excel at being dog parents we need to understand how our dog’s brains operate. Let’s explore the canine cranium! First question, do dogs think? Dr. Jill Sackman, a clinician in behavioral medicine and senior medical director of BluePearl Veterinary […]

Does your Valentine make your tail wag?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you better believe that we think pets make the best Valentines! Did you know that nearly 9 million Americans buy Valentine’s Day gifts for their dogs? Skip Cupid’s lovey dovey corny mumbo kibble this Valentine’s Day and join PAWS at the Snake River Brew Pub for Trivia […]

Hello Spay and Neuter Awareness Month!

While most folks think of Cupid and chocolates during the month of February, we in the animal welfare biz like to highlight that February is NATIONAL SPAY/NEUTER MONTH! Did you know that cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans? Why is the month of February given this honor? […]

Upcoming Events

We’ve got options for whatever you’re in the mood for THIS upcoming Saturday, February 2nd. If you’re feeling active and want to hit the trails with your canine sidekick(s), we will be participating in this year’s Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day. Look for the PAWS tent at the Cache Creek Trailhead from 12 – 3pm. […]

2018 Year in Review

Did you know that you can become a member of PAWS of Jackson Hole by donating just $10 monthly? Save your liver from one martini a month and put that money to work helping local pets and their people. Check out a few highlighted ways your membership gift would impact our local pets: In 2018, PAWS provided […]