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PAWS is in need of ALL kinds of pet food - dog/puppy/cat/kitten, dry/canned. Since October 1, PAWS has taken in 106 new animals, in addition to many dogs and cats already in our care. Needless to say, we go through food very quickly. Every donation, large or small, helps. (If you need a tax receipt for your donation, please let the front desk folks know.) And if you hear of someone looking to add a companion pet to their family, please remind them of the shelter gems waiting for a forever home! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wendi MehlmanCan we send deliveries from pet food stores? Will someone be there to accept?22 minutes ago

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Halloween can be extremely stressful for even the mellowest of dogs. Between doorbells ringing non-stop and strangers showing up looking anything but 'normal' (and yelling as soon as you open the door), it's a time when many dogs dash out at full speed and are never seen again. PLEASE ... make a plan for your precious pets and avoid a potential calamity! - Make it impossible for your dog to wiggle out; leash them (and hold the leash securely) or, better yet, put them in another room. - Make sure your dog is wearing a collar with your current phone number and any other important contact info. - If your dog is microchipped, verify that your information on file with the company is current and accurate. - If you must put your dog in the backyard during the festivities, please make sure your fence is secure and your gate securely latched and locked. - Remember, too, that CHOCOLATE and XYLITOL (a sweetener found in many candies) are TOXIC to dogs and cats, as are macadamia nuts, raisins and grapes. Make sure you do not leave candy anywhere they can get to it ... including a purse! Have a safe, happy and uneventful Halloween! — with Chrissie McEwen and National Mill Dog Rescue.

This was Casey yesterday...you can tell she is getting a little depressed. Please share her story far & wide. She is VERY smart & loving. Casey is about 1 1/2 years old. She and her brother came in to PAWS as older puppies. They appeared to be boxer mixes then, but as they grew older it became clear they are likely a mix of Dutch shepherd and Lab (Dutch shepherds have the same body and smarts of a German shepherd, but their coat color is brindle.) Casey is beginning to suffer from depression over being at PAWS so long .... this happens to some dogs who just whither under the stress. There are some days she refuses to eat. we really need your help in getting the word out about her. PAWS adoption hours are Mon-Sat 10-4. PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Rd., Fort Walton Beach, FL. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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MustangI have passed on the word about my sister! I hope she finds a family soon like the one I found!2   ·  1 day ago

Danielle HarkinsShared1   ·  1 day ago

ScottandMelinda CafferyShared. If she needs fostered please let me know. I have some furry friends she can play with, and cuddle up with. ❤️10   ·  1 day ago

Joshua PaakaulaShe's beautiful!1   ·  1 day ago

Kelley Alford RentonHow old?...she's beautiful!1 day ago

Abby KelleyMegan did your mom ever find one?1 day ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyKelley Alford Renton - She is about 1 1/2. She and her brother came to PAWS as older puppies. I hope you will stop by and meet her!1   ·  1 day ago

Tyler DurdanI love casey shes such a sweet dog ive played with her before.1   ·  1 day ago

Melissa Sue LishIf you would stop judging people because they're in a condo without knowing anything about their lives the dog would already be gone! Just because someone lives in a condo doesn't mean they cannot make an active dog happy!Some have family with yards and dogs as well as the dog park in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach and would make an excellent friend, partner, and caretaker for this dog!11   ·  1 day ago

Samantha Ann Lish CarterOh my goodness, I love her Grannymom! (Betty Majors) it's a shame that they won't allow you to get her! Stella needs a playmate and Casey looks just too sweet and playful!1   ·  1 day ago

Kati O'BrianShe looks like a pit to me. Beautiful!1   ·  1 day ago

Cheryl StubbsAdoption fee?1   ·  21 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyCheryl Stubbs - adoption fee for Casey is $50. That includes her being spayed, microchippped, current on vaccinations and preventatives. Thank you for asking! She is a sweet, smart girl who's been overlooked for far too long because of soooo many brindle dogs in adoption. Fingers are crossed she will have a forever home soon!4   ·  21 hours ago

Belenda Clasby-Gramackidoes she get along with cats?20 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyMelissa Sue Lish I would like very much to talk to you about adopting Casey. I am sorry if you were not able to explain your plans to keep a very active dog happy. I will be out of my office but you can speak to Alyish or Mary. I hope we can find a happy ending.5   ·  20 hours ago

Tyler DurdanIll be bringing my pup to get more meds and shots next month , if shes still there ill see how they get along. She was very shy of my newborn last yr2   ·  20 hours ago

Randy BrownSharing.1   ·  20 hours ago

Mary ZaletelPoor baby.1   ·  20 hours ago

Janice ButlerFort Walton Beach!!!!19 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyBelenda Clasby-Gramacki - quite a few volunteers and staff members monitor this page depending on the time of day, so I'm not 100% certain of the answer to that particular question. However, I do know if you have any concerns at all, they can temperament test her with cats while you're there to watch. Thank you for asking!2   ·  18 hours ago

Debbie Buongiorne GentI love this baby girl and took this photo. (better version to upload soon) I could tell she was not herself. I had been away from the shelter for two weeks and when I returned I could tell she had lost weight. I urge everyone to share her story, the saddest thing is, there are many Caseys at PAWS and we need the community's help in adopting out the animals already at the shelter and stopping the outrageously high intake numbers due to owner surrenders and abandoned animals found on a DAILY basis. Just one more thing...SPAY & NEUTER YOUR ANIMALS!!! Don't make the problem worse, there are options for low cost spay and neuter. Jumping off my soapbox.4   ·  18 hours ago

Della CastorIf I didn't have 3 kids already I would for sure take her in. Hope she finds a forever family. Just breaks my heart!2   ·  17 hours ago

Maika Matos AndrewShared1   ·  16 hours ago

Christine MailhoPoor baby. Hope she finds a home soon.1   ·  15 hours ago

Cheryl StubbsTry to get there sat1   ·  2 hours ago

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My name is Mustang & as you can see in the photo on the left I am TOTALLY living the good life since I got adopted by a wonderful family w/two boys to play with! I get hugs & treats & walks & lessons on how to sit, stay & other words that earn me more treats. My life is ALMOST perfect. There just one thing left ... My sister Casey is still at PAWS waiting for her forever home. (That's her pretty photo on the right.) I hear from the volunteers at PAWS that she has been very sad since I left and that sometimes she won't even eat. That really hurts my heart for her. She's a really fun girl, playful. She would make a super, duper best friend for life. I hope you will all help me share her photo & tell LOTS of folks in the Florida panhandle. Together, we can find Casey an awesome forever home like mine!! Casey is 1 year old, female. Her paperwork says she's a boxer, but some animal trainers have said she looks more like a Dutch shepherd mixed with Labrador. She weighs about 50 pounds & gets along great with people, dogs, cats. She likes to play with a ball & enjoys hugs. She's been a very good girl, waiting patiently. I sure do hope it's her turn now!! You can meet her at PAWS on Monday-Saturday from 10-4. PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Rd., FWB, FL. 850-243-1525. ... See MoreSee Less

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Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyBarbara Mountain Hughes - She does have lab lines and a face ... and the Dutch shepherd brindle coat is so lush an gorgeous. Regardless, she sure is a sweetie who has waited a very long time to find a home simply because there have been so many other brindle and black dogs at the shelter lately. we all hope the time has come for Casey to be picked!! <34   ·  2 days ago

Becky Green HedrickI have 3 already! She's beautiful!1 day ago

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Junkyard Dog Gift N’ Thrift Shop

The Junkyard Dog Gift N’ Thrift shop is the primary source of funds for humane and adoption services provided by PAWS, contributes some $100,000 annually.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

179 N.E. Eglin Parkway (across the street from Kmart).

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