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Meet lovely, sweet Kiaya - she has been at PAWS for over 600 days and really would love to have a real home of her own! She is spayed, 12 years old and a big time lap cat! Kiaya is lovable and playful with the staff and volunteers. She especially enjoys chasing a red laser pointer – she may be a senior but she plays with plenty of pep in her step! She was surrendered by her owner because they could not afford to take care of her. It’s our fond hope that someone will take in this sweet kitty and give her a loving home to live out her senior years! Kiaya comes fully vetted – tested, microchipped, spayed, current on vaccinations. To meet Kiaya, visit PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Rd., Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Mon-Sat, 10-3:30. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nettie PredieriHow much is her adoption ?2   ·  19 hours ago

Caroline LevesqueShe is a sweetheart! I spent some time petting her last time I was at the shelter. Hoping she finds her furever home very soon!3   ·  19 hours ago

Nettie PredieriWe adopted our pug & Himalayan from PAWS. We might just need to come adopt this girl10   ·  19 hours ago

Debbie Buongiorne GentI think cats are between $50 and $75....but she may already be sponsored and have no adoption fee. Just call PAWS and ask :)1   ·  19 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyNettie Predieri - I'm sure her adoption fee has been discounted - and if you remind the front desk of the "Harvest Special" that gives a $25 discount on her adoption fee as well. Thank you for adopting from us in the past .... and thank you for considering Kiaya!! Fingers & paws are crossed!! ;)8   ·  19 hours ago

Betty MajorsI can't have a cat but hoping someone kind will adopt her soon. 600 days is way too long1   ·  19 hours ago

Rachel GehrkeHow is she with kids & dogs? We'll also be stopping by next week with another large food donation.4   ·  19 hours ago

Nettie PredieriDo u know how she would do around the pug?I assume she'd do good with the Himalayan. 19 hours ago

Nettie PredieriIs there someone in particular I should talk to who who be aware that she has been there over 600 days :( TY1   ·  18 hours ago

Joni ClumMatt Avery1   ·  18 hours ago

Amber Atkinson-GeoghaganOh someone PLEASE take her, she should not be spending her senior years this way! Just so disappointing that someone couldn't find away to keep her. People need to really think twice before getting pets, they are life long commitments. I would so take her if I could, however I have a full house already. 2-16yr cats, 1-3yr cat, 1-1yr cat, 6yr poodle, 7yr Dane and 5 fish, plus all the neighborhood cats. One more my husband might divorce me! 🙀lol I will be praying for her to find a "fur"ever home!🙏3   ·  18 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyRachel Gehrke and Nettie Predieri - There will be a cat adoption counselor at PAWS who can talk you through those details. If you have concerns about how she will act around kids and other dogs, they can work with you and see how she does. Our cats live in a free-roaming cat facility so they do get along with other cats well. As for knowing she's been there 600 days, there's not a particular person you need to go to for that - it's on Kiaya's paperwork and in the computer system. Thank you both so much for asking about her!!2   ·  18 hours ago

Susan M CarmelI adopted a 12 year old "senior" kitty two years ago, and it was the BEST decision I ever made! Adopting a senior is a very rewarding experience.3   ·  17 hours ago

Amber NortonIt makes me so upset everyone overlooks the senior animals. They make the most amazing pets. If I could have another cat right now she would be my 1st choice. I hope a wonderful family comes forward for her and gives her the forever home she deserves.1   ·  17 hours ago

Isobel Anne RedwineI vote for you everyday on the Animal Rescue Site. I certainly hope there are plenty of folks in our area who vote also!!1   ·  15 hours ago

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Hello my name is Rex & I am up for adoption at PAWS, here is my story as told by this lady that I have met a few times but I can tell she wants to help me! This is my second time back at PAWS, I am about 5 years old, a Bassett Hound mix, & was adopted when I was young, I was returned due to my family moving far away. I have been at PAWS since April & I would love to find a family that wants a friend, a family member & unconditional love!!

I am housebroken, I LOVE to play fetch, I am very obedient, I even can dance and I know I can dance my way into your heart if given the chance! I will be at the Sand Dollar Plaza on Hyw 87 in Navarre between 11-1, please come and say hello, if you want to bring me some treats, I may show you my dance. If you can not make it to this event, please do not give up on me. I am at PAWS you can visit me there and get an application. I look forward to meeting my Furever Family! Thanks for listening!! RUFF, RUFF Love Rex! (FMI on meeting Rex call PAWS, FWB, FL, 850-243-1525)
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Jesica OlsenDon't get a pet if you do not intend on taking him/her with you! They are family not furniture!18   ·  21 hours ago

Cathrin OwensYou look so squishable, Rexy!!!!3   ·  20 hours ago

Debbie Buongiorne GentHe is a sweet heart. Had him out today and he loves to play ball and keep away2   ·  19 hours ago

Jennifer PeñaAww if I didn't have two already I would take him. So sweet and cute. I agree please take pets with you. There is no reason not to take your fur kids with you.2   ·  18 hours ago

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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! PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Road, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548. Phone number: 850-243-1525. PAWS business hours are Monday - Saturday 8-4:30. We will accept any foods, but prefer that the dry foods not have dyes as those are tough on the animals' systems and skin. Thank you again! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wendi MehlmanCan we send deliveries from pet food stores? Will someone be there to accept?3   ·  1 day ago

Tanya KeelerYes Wendi Mehlman!!!!!!!! Paws is open monday to saturday 8 to 430!!!!!2   ·  1 day ago

Cheryl PearsonI say u look for an extreme Couponers group for your area and ask them for help as well! I see so many of them getting free dog/cat food maybe they would do some runs for u guys!1   ·  1 day ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyPlease send food! You can even order food from Amazon.com & you get FREE SHIPPING! If you sign up for Amazon Smile a portion of your sale can go to PAWS. It costs you nothing to do this. Thank you!1   ·  1 day ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyCheck out smile.amazon.com2   ·  1 day ago

Melissa WrightWhat brands of food do you prefer or most commonly use?1   ·  23 hours ago

Taris Ann Kennedy NealWhere are you located?1   ·  22 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyMelissa Wright - we accept any kind of food, but prefer that the dry foods not have dyes in them - those red and green colors added irritate the animals' systems and skin. Thank you very much!!! Taris Ann Kennedy Neal - We are located at 752 Lovejoy Road, Ft. Walton Beach. Thank you!!3   ·  21 hours ago

Connie HillJust asked the local Winn Dixie on Beal parkway to donate really hoping they can! !1   ·  20 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyThat is fantastic Connie Hill!!19 hours ago

Taris Ann Kennedy NealCan u come to Niceville to pick up a load of donations?18 hours ago

Ed CorbettWhat brands of dry food do you use or would prefer. This would help in getting the correct kind?1   ·  18 hours ago

Panhandle Animal Welfare SocietyHi Ed Corbett - Purina and Pedigree are both fine (although even they have different kinds - preferably the ones without the green, red, orange dyed pieces - just plain brown kibble.) Overall, it's best to stay away from generic brands since they are usually full of corn fillers and dyes which irritate the animals' skin and stomach and also don't provide the nutrients they need so they end up having to eat more. As for canned foods - cat food canned pate (rather than shredded) works best for our sick kitties. And canned puppy food is always in need as well. The extra calories help the puppies and any nursing mama dogs or underweight dogs. Thank you very much!18 hours ago

Travis MarburgerI'll be by tmrw around 2pm with $250 worth of dog food and treats. Thanks to you and your staff for helping these furry friends!!!7   ·  17 hours ago

Nettie PredieriI am trying to get a truck load in Crestview to bring in next week.17 hours 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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