A pop-up shelter for local pets during a disaster.

PAWS’s DART Team is part of the Teton County Emergency Management response in both Wyoming and Idaho. If a natural disaster strikes our area, Emergency Management will activate PAWS to care for our community’s pets. The state-of-the-art Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) trailer is stocked with equipment and supplies needed to care for more than 150 local pets during an evacuation. Provisions inside the trailer allow us to construct a temporary animal shelter, along with food, water, medical necessities, crates, bowls, leashes, administrative supplies and cleaning equipment.

PAWS trains DART volunteers annually in case of emergency. Volunteers learn all the skills needed to run a temporary disaster animal shelter. See our Volunteer page to join our team!